Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Sportswriter

Britt Robson

The best hoops writer in town can finally dust off some positive adjectives. That’s because the Timberwolves—owners of the worst winning percentage in NBA history—just made the playoffs for the first time in 14 years. Writing for City Pages, the Rake, Sports Illustrated, and MinnPost, Robson has applied his razor-sharp analysis and deep basketball knowledge to our perpetually inept hometown squad since the ’90s. He’s the rare sportswriter who’ll get T-Wolves/CP boss Glen Taylor to open up, yet he pulls zero punches. Last year, Robson took a job with the Athletic, the booming, subscription-based sports news website whose co-founder told the New York Times he hopes “[local newspapers] continuously bleed until we are the last ones standing.” While we don’t wish for that, we do wish Robson the best at his new gig. 

Best Sports Team Minnesota Lynx

Best Lynx Player Sylvia Fowles

Best Wild Player Eric Staal

Best Twins Player Byron Buxton

Best Timberwolves Player Jimmy Butler

Best Vikings Player Case Keenum

Best Coach Mike Zimmer

Best College Athlete Jordan Murphy

Best Sports Fan Millie Wall

Best Sporting Event MIAC hockey

Best Sports Highlight The Minneapolis Miracle

Best Sports Talk Radio Host Dan 'Common Man' Cole

Best TV Sportscaster Mark Rosen

Best TV Newsperson Jason Matheson

Best Columnist Jon Tevlin

Best TV Station Minneapolis Television Network

Best Radio Station KFAN

Best Radio Personality Cathy Wurzer

Best Podcast 'Gleeman & the Geek'

Best Website Wedge Live

Best Commercial Bauhaus Brew Labs

Best Instagram @maywaver

Best Tweeter @RandBallsStu

Best Viral Moment 'Stranger Things' dino hoodie

Best Local Girl/Boy Made Good Winona Ryder

Best Politicians Andrea Jenkins and Phillipe Cunningham

Best Power Couple Tom Weber and Peggy Flanagan

Best Local Landmark Hahn/Cock

Best Hipster Trend Booze in movie theaters

Best Place to People-Watch Stone Arch Bridge

Best Dressed Jahna Peloquin

Best Suburb Richfield

Best Construction Project Allianz Field

Best Road Pierce Butler Route

Best Way to Get Flipped the Bird Biking in the winter

Best Parking Lot Stillwater Veterans Memorial

Best Public Bathroom Walker Art Center

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