Archive for January, 2012

Notes From Around the State

Posted: 30th January 2012 by Jeff Plattner in College Football, MLB, NBA

With college football’s national signing day right around the corner, David Kahn and the Minnesota Timberwolves finally inking Kevin Love to a contract extension, albeit not the one Love deserves, and another big signing in the American League, it’s been a busy week in the state of Minnesota. All of this was kicked off on [...]

NCAA Men’s Basketball: the Power of Twelve

Posted: 23rd January 2012 by Jeff Plattner in College Basketball

As I write this article (on January 20, 2012), most of the teams in the country have 12 games left before the excitement of post-season conference tournament action takes us by storm. By the time most of you read this article, we will have just 48 days left until arguably one of the greatest days [...]

A Giant upset sets the stage for the Conference Championships…

Posted: 20th January 2012 by Jeff Plattner in NFL

As the old saying goes, “That’s why they play the games.” Evidently, the New York Giants weren’t listening when most of the country said they couldn’t beat the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night at Lambeau Field. An overly confident Giants team not only pulled off the upset, but also dominated the second half, after [...]

Vikings Draft Talk

Posted: 10th January 2012 by Jeff Plattner in NFL

To no one’s surprise, the Indianapolis Colts made it quite clear over the weekend that they plan on drafting Stanford QB Andrew Luck, with the first overall selection in April’s NFL Draft. With a number of holes in their roster, the Minnesota Vikings will have to wait and see which direction the St. Louis Rams [...]