Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Sports Fan

Millie Wall

It didn’t take long for the sports world to fall in love with Millie Wall. The 99-year-old Minnesota Vikings fan has stuck by and/or suffered alongside her team throughout the franchise’s 57-year existence. However, Millie had never attended a playoff game. That changed when the Vikings organization gifted her tickets to see her beloved purple take on the New Orleans Saints in last January’s divisional playoff matchup. We all know how that game played out: The Minneapolis Miracle (see Best Sports Highlight) propelled the Vikings on to the NFC Championship Game. In Millie, Vikings fans found a darling old woman who embodied the distinguished history and boundless hope associated with our local football team. Seeing her celebrate the Vikings’ monumental playoff victory at U.S. Bank Stadium was enough to warm our collective heart, even though the Philadelphia Eagles would shatter it a week later. 

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 Sporting Event MIAC hockey

Best Sports Highlight The Minneapolis Miracle

Best Sportswriter Britt Robson

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

Best Sign of Spring Nice Rides deployed