Kevin Love finally got around to saying goodbye to Minnesota. Yesterday, Deter Jeter's new website, The Players' Tribune, published an essay by Love entitled, "How I Spent My Summer Vacation." Referring to the month-long period late in the summer during which the departure he requested from Minneso ... More >>
Yesterday, the Minnesota State High School League held a hearing on the draft "Participation of Transgender Students" policy board members are set to vote on as soon as today.As we wrote about in the context of an anti-transgender ad the Star Tribune ran last Sunday, the draft policy is controversia ... More >>
During his introductory news conference yesterday in Cleveland, Kevin Love followed Denny Green's path down the high road."I loved my time there. The people of Minnesota were great," Love said. "The fans were great. They showed up win, lose or draw... It was a great six years. I enjoyed my time."Bac ... More >>
With the blockbuster trade now finalized, there will be plenty of time to get excited about the new batch of young, athletic Timberwolves, headlined by top draft choice Andrew Wiggins, who will be publicly introduced to Minnesota by Flip Saunders during a press conference at the State Fair tomorrow. ... More >>
Cleveland fans were pissed as hell when LeBron took his talents to South Beach in 2010 and burned his jerseys on the streets to show it.Sure, Kevin Love ain't no Bron. But as news broke last week that he's on his way out of town, you'd expect there to be some First Avenue angst about the second ... More >>
During a recent road trip to Phoenix, the Miami Heat took a great from practice so Dwayne Wade could film LeBron James throwing down this sick dunk:
Step aside, LeBron, and eat your heart out, Durant. Because this month, Minneapolis has been home to the best basketball player in the world.SEE ALSO: Kevin Love makes City Pages blogger look like a fool [VIDEO] In February, Kevin Love averaged an otherworldly 34 points (that's a franchise record fo ... More >>
Last night, a spirited Timberwolves comeback from a pathetic first half and a 21-point third quarter deficit fell just short, as the refereeing crew swallowed their whistles and didn't call what looked to be an obvious foul on Kevin Love during his last-second attempt to tie the game.SEE ALSO: Kevin ... More >>
On Saturday evening, Riff Raff and company graced the Fine Line with their own special brand of rap insanity. Inflatable sea animals soared over the crowd, and the stage was a frenzy of rapping, push-ups, and poppin' bottles. While stalking Riff on the internet in preparation for writing my review ... More >>
People love to hate on LeBron James for the way he left Cleveland and for being arrogant, but there's actually a lot of evidence he's a cool guy. SEE ALSO: Wolves take swipe at LeBron's Harlem Shake video... with a baseball bat For instance, consider this story a self-proclaimed Minnesota fan poste ... More >>
The Timberwolves roster isn't quite as chock full of white dudes as it was last season, but they still have the best "white guy" in the NBA, according to the league's annual survey of its 30 general managers.SEE ALSO: Kevin Garnett takes a shot at T-Wolves management, and who can blame him? We put " ... More >>
Stones Throw rapper Homeboy Sandman maintains the spirit and style of golden era New York hip-hop with his refreshing approach. After a string of projects since his first work Nourishment in 2007, he's earned acclaim from critics and fans alike as a musician with powerful lyrics and something real t ... More >>
Since we don't have to run air conditioners for the vast majority of the year, you might think living in Minneapolis (America's coldest major metro) is less energy-demanding, in terms of heating and cooling, than living in Miami (American's warmest metro).SEE ALSO: Climate change could make Mpls the ... More >>
Last week, the defending NBA champion Miami Heat released an official team Harlem Shake video, complete with a crown-adorned and shirtless LeBron James busting some moves.SEE ALSO: Minnesota does the Harlem Shake: The ten best local Harlem Shake videos on YouTube The video has been viewed more than ... More >>
Ricky Rubio is back from his ACL injury and is doing his best Adrian Peterson impression.SEE ALSO: Ricky Rubio puts backyard wrestling career on hold, returns to practiceOkay, so Rubio hasn't been as impressive as All Day, but who could be? Nonetheless, just two games in, Ricky has already demonstra ... More >>
By Justin BakerI have spent almost a decade goofing on my former boss and his Bruce Springsteen superfandom. As my adult music appreciation has grown, the issue has become amplified, and I've unfairly been branded a youth hipster and a full-blown cynic.So began my ex-employer's quest to engineer ... More >>
While Kevin Love deserves to be on Team USA's roster as much as the next big-name forward in the NBA, he said he feels like he's missing something that the rest of the star-studded Olympic roster has. "It's tough seeing all these guys that are young and older who have all played in the playoffs," Lo ... More >>
Joe Mauer takes a lot of heat, but as one of the world's highest-paid athletes, he's more than adequately compensated for whatever mental anguish he incurs.With total earnings of $27 million between June 2011 and this month, St. Paul's favorite son is the 29th highest-paid athlete in the world, acco ... More >>
Darko Milicic was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the second overall pick during the 2003 NBA draft. The other top five picks that year? LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, and Dwayne Wade.Suffice it to say Darko hasn't quite lived up to his draft peers' level of performance during hi ... More >>
It's not exactly LeBron jilting Cleveland for the pleasures of South Beach, but today Don Shelby made a decision of his own. Starting next month, the longtime WCCO TV news anchor will anchor BringMeTheNews' drive-time newscasts between 6 and 9 a.m.Shelby, 64, will also develop original content wi ... More >>
This week, we're profiling Paul Berglund, executive chef of The Bachelor Farmer. In part 1 of the series, we learned about his childhood in St. Louis, his introduction to the exciting flavors of Spain, and his career in the U.S. Navy. When it came time for him to leave the military, he began consi ... More >>
After nearly a decade of ineptitude, this season's incarnation of the T-Wolves is generating some buzz.But last night's disappointing loss to Milwaukee dropped the team to 0-2 and featured the shoddy defense and ball-handling characteristic of the horrible Kurt Rambis teams fans are so eager to f ... More >>
We can't afford to buy tickets to this beautiful building.It's bad enough all of Minnesota's sports teams stink. Now, it turns out we can't even afford them.Minneapolis-St. Paul is about $40 billion too poor to host four professional teams, according to a new study by the Business Journal. That d ... More >>
Not the real Brett Favre: What should he do?Remember the infamous LeBron James "What should I do?" Nike commercial? The one where he looks in the camera and asks, "Should I admit that I've made mistakes? Should I admit that I've done this before? Should I give you a history lesson? What shoul ... More >>
A slow start portends the expected.
In case you've been living inside of a Louis Vuitton handbag, Kanye West is kind of back. In a big way. As in, making himself totally unavoidable. Everywhere you turn, there he is again: popping up as an animated character on The Cleveland Show, closing out the Video Music Awards in the most bomb ... More >>
Who wants to board Michele Bachmann's crazy train?Michele Bachmann is having a tea party! Only instead of inviting all the neighborhood girls to bring their dollies, she's hosting members of Congress!Bachmann has scheduled a special announcement to reveal the elite members of her new Tea Party Ca ... More >>
FantagraphicsHarvey Pekar, the iconic autobiographical comics writer, died today.In a week highlighted by LeBron James's decision to leave Cleveland, the Rust Belt also lost its bard: Harvey Pekar, the writer of the long-running, autobiographical American Splendor comic, died today at the age of ... More >>
After a heartbreaking home loss to the Hornets, the Wolves sink back into some old familiar territory. The Bucks, Knicks and Cavs all sink the Wolves by double-digits.
The T-Wolves get bloody. Plus, Antoine Walker is broke and Lebron James could be king of this chilly little town.
The Timberwolves are struggling to know themselves; King James drops science.
ESPN.com describes the franchise's on-going wheeling-and-dealing as "one of the most profound and rapid rebuilds the NBA has ever seen." So when will that translate into wins? Patience, childrens. Patience.
The Wolves believe in life after Kevin Garnett
LeBron James excels, Rashad McCants doesn't, and Gerald Green(!) emerges. Oh, and the Wolves lose, 96-87, falling to 1-8 on the season.
1. No rest for the weary 2. Where was Foye? 3. Give credit where credit is due
Analysis and predictions on the Heat-Pistons series which begins tonight.
The Rookie of the Year and the Pistons first-round triumph are slam dunks. But who's the MVP and can the Clips clip the Nugs?
In an otherwise disastrous season for the Wolves, Trenton Hassell is quietly having a career year
1. Centers of Attention 2.Hasselling LBJ 3.Oh yeah, the zone
The Wolves' current squad is either inching toward improvement or crawling into the dustbin
1. 4th Quarter Warriors 2.A good game for Pete 3.A cry from the peanut gallery: McCants over Frahm!
The Wolves set the stage for an extended playoff run
Banged-up team meets brutal schedule
Maybe the Timberwolves can get closer to the promised land. Maybe.