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He can no longer be a Twin killer

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Twins sign Jim Thome to a 1 year deal, 1.5 million.  Great move.

Vikings vs. Saints at Zinema 2

Just wanted to let you know that if you are still looking for a place to watch the game Sunday night, we will be screening it for free on the big screen down at the Zinema 2.  We are located at 222 E. Superior St. and would love to see you there.

Old Francis is sticking to his guns

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“I didn’t like it then — he’s a Green Bay Packer — and I don’t like it now.”

Fran Tarkenton on Brett Favre

Snow!

I need a new snow shovel. I am much too cheap to purchase a snow blower, but the broken plastic shovel I’ve used for the past couple years is finally toast. My wife came home with a fancy ergonomic one from Sears, but I’m not crazy about the plastic. Is there a place around town to get a nice steel shovel? What’s the best option? I read that a combination of a grain scoop (for deep, powdery snow) and a regular snow shovel is the way to go. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Looking for a few decent hockey players …

… aged 35 and up to play in a league on Sunday nights. There are 6 teams, it’s supposed to be a 40 and over league but they’re pretty loose on the rules. I’m on the “6th team” — they put together an emergency team so everyone could play every week, but we need a few warm bodies. I would say the level is intermediate to advanced…. So yeah, call Mars Lakeview at 722-4455 if you need any info. Times are between 6 and 8pm, which is pretty nice.

Parrty with two RRs …

Minnesota Vikings badass Jared Allen talks about his mullet lifestyle.

Duluth Recreational Hockey Groups, Pickup Games, etc.

Is there an adult (I use that term loosely) recreational hockey group in town? A variety of Google searches leaves me without answers.

Better yet, how about a women’s group? Ely has a successful group, Chix with Stix, and I would love love love if we had something like this in town.

If the answer is no, then who’s in to get this going?

A walking tour of Target Field

Minnesota Public Radio producer Jim Bickal took a walking tour of the future home of the Minnesota Twins, which is still under construction. Click here to check out his report. It’s pretty cool.

Wrestling at UMD

As a former wrestler I found this article quite interesting. I remember visiting UMD and looking at the conference Champ Pennants up at the fieldhouse.

http://www.intermatwrestle.com/articles/5657

Denfeld vs. Central: Bookends to a Rivalry

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Duluth Denfeld played Duluth Central tonight in high school football for what will very likely be the last time. Denfeld won 20-6 in front of a crowd of maybe 500 at Public Schools Stadium.

Before Denfeld had a football team, the big game in town was Central vs. Duluth Cathedral (now the Marshall School). But the Denfeld/Central rivalry was huge from the very beginning, and soon became the most important game in town.

There was an unofficial first game in 1916, in which Denfeld’s freshmen played Central’s freshmen to a tie. It was the only game Denfeld played that year. Having no coach, the Denfeld kids coached themselves.

The real first game was on Oct. 13, 1917 at Athletic Park (where Wade Stadium is today). Denfeld won 6-0. The Duluth News Tribune noted: “More than 1,000 students saw the contest, and school yells and cheers were not lacking, although various players were jeered by the opposing schools for tactics.”

It’s safe to say a strong rivalry was established from the very beginning, as this excerpt from the DNT story indicates.

Between halves a free-for-all fight started by rooters of both sides. Teachers of the schools also suffered. Members of the Fourth Minnesota Infantry came to the rescue and the belligerents were parted.

Twin Vs Tigers Live Stream Online – Tie Breaker Game

Twin vs Tigers  – One game tie breaker game on TBS.

So if you do not have TBS here you go:

UPDATE: New streamhttp://isportslink.blogspot.com/2009/10/detroit-tigers-v-minnesota-twins.html

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Herb Brooks “Miracle on Ice” speech reenacted by 4 year old

Here is a great speech reenactment of Herb Brooks “Miracle on Ice” speech by 4 year old Rizzo.

Red, White and Bruised – Harbor City Rollerdames

Harbor City Rollerdames video courtesy the Dusu.

Go Twins!

The Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers are tied for the American League Central Division Championship. The Tigers defeated the Chicago White Sox 5-3 today, and the Twins topped the Kansas City Royals 13-4.

The tie-breaking Twins/Tigers game will be on Tuesday, 4 p.m., at the Metrodome, about 17 hours after the Viking/Packer game ends. Quite a back-to-back lineup.

If the Vikings lose to the Packers, I’m blaming it on the lame new name of the field

“Branding the field [at the Metrodome] as Mall of America Field represents an opportunity to share our name and image with an even larger nationwide audience. It also connects two treasured Minnesota brands – Mall of America and the Minnesota Vikings – which adds value to both companies.”

–Maureen Bausch, executive vice president of making people want to puke

Read more here, if you can stomach it.

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