Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Sports Team

St. Thomas Football

Minnesota’s best football team doesn’t play in downtown Minneapolis. Its home is across the river on Cretin Avenue in St. Paul. That’s where you’ll find O’Shaughnessy Stadium, home to the St. Thomas Tommies, arguably the state’s most dominant team in any sport. Over the past decade, the Tommies have gone a stunning 110-17. They’ve been ranked in the top five nationally in nine of the past 10 years. Though most Twin Cities sports fans may be unaware of this dynasty, hardcore football fans certainly aren’t. When St. Thomas played rival St. John’s at Target Field two years ago, 37,000 people showed up, doubling the previous Division III attendance record. The best part of the deal: Tickets can be had for less than $10, and no one will ask you to pay for a seat license.

Readers’ Choice: Minnesota Lynx 

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Best Lynx Player Maya Moore

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Best Wild Player Matt Dumba

Best College Athlete Kenisha Bell

Best Sports Talk Radio Personality Carl Gerbschmidt

Best Sports Fan Bruce McGuire

Best Sports Highlight Jimmy Butler Trade

Best Sportswriter Courtney Cronin

Best TV Newsperson Maury Glover

Best TV Sportscaster Marney Gellner

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Best Radio Station KOOL 108

Best Radio Personality Sean McPherson

Best Columnist Joe Soucheray

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