Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Coach

Cheryl Reeve

In a year when the Twins and Vikings were bottom feeders, the Timberwolves hovered around .500, and the various Gophers teams disappointed in fresh ways, the Lynx were the lone bright spot on the Twin Cities' sports landscape. The team didn't just make a massive season-over-season improvement, it dominated the WNBA with a 27-7 record and then a trio of playoff series wins on the way to the championship. The second-year coach guided the talented team through the season and playoffs by always staying on top of the opposition and pushing her own team to do better. The squad, which sported several all-stars, responded to Reeve's no-nonsense approach, posting the league's best record on the way to the championship.

Best Lynx Player (2013) Seimone Augustus

Best Lynx Player (2012) Seimone Augustus

Best Lynx Player (2011) Rebekkah Brunson

BEST LYNX PLAYER (2010) Seimone Augustus

Best Bike Shop Penn Cycle & Fitness

Best Bike Trail Minnehaha Trail

Best Bowling Alley Flaherty's Arden Bowl

Best Boxer Caleb Truax

Best College Athlete Nick Bjugstad

Best Day Trip Interstate State Park

Best Golfer Tom Lehman

Best Gym YWCA of Minneapolis

Best Heckler Michael "Sammy" Samuelson

Best Hike Superior Hiking Trail

Best Ice Skating The Depot Rink

Best Lynx Player Seimone Augustus

Best Minnesota Twins Addition Corey Provus

Best Park Como Park

Best Personal Trainer Damien Rochon-Washington

Best Picnic Spot Hidden Falls Regional Park

Best place to Run West River Parkway

Best Place to Watch a Meteor Shower Wesley Park

Best Pool Hall Shooters

Best Public Golf Course Willingers Golf Club

Best Race Big Gay Race

Best Sid Hartman Moment Joe Mauer's first press conference after 2011 return

Best Sledding College Park

Best Timberwolves Player Kevin Love

Best Twins Player Glen Perkins

Best Unofficial Twins Souvenir Andy Sturdevant's "Minneapolis-Based Baseball Team" scorecards

Best Urban Hike Downtown St. Paul

Best Vikings Player Jared Allen

Best Weekend Getaway The Wisconsin Dells

Best Wild Player Dany Heatley

Best Yoga Studio Yoga Center of Minneapolis