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A few weekends ago, on a Saturday evening, after enjoying another picture perfect summer day, I found myself wanting to watch an exciting sporting event. However, being stuck in the mid-summer sports lull, where baseball and WNBA were really my only options, I knew there was no hope of that. Much to my surprise, my […]

NFL Bold Predictions: 15 for ‘15 (written July 19, 2015).

Posted: 19th July 2015 by Jeff Plattner in NFL

1. Regardless of whether or not Tom Brady receives a suspension for his alleged involvement in Deflate Gate, for the first time since 2002, the Patriots will finish a season with less than 10 wins. 2. Miami will regret paying Ndamukong Suh $114 million (over 6 years) as they fail to not only make the […]

2015 NBA Free Agency (written July 12, 2015)

Posted: 12th July 2015 by Jeff Plattner in NBA

The 2015 NBA Free Agency period has been anything but ordinary. To date, a mere one hundred and seven free agents have agreed to deals and at least nineteen trades are either in the works or have been confirmed. Despite the San Antonio Spurs doing everything right and seemingly ensuring their dynasty extends into the […]

Not Your Same Old Wolves (written June 27, 2015)

Posted: 27th June 2015 by Jeff Plattner in NBA

Less than three years ago, I wrote a piece introducing several new faces of the Minnesota Timberwolves and declaring it was time to start getting excited about the 2012-13 Wolves. Today, of the fourteen players mentioned in that article, just three remain. Ricky Rubio, Nikola Pekovic, and Chase Budinger. While I may have thought that […]

2015 GM’s Draft: Part II (written June 21, 2015)

Posted: 21st June 2015 by Jeff Plattner in NBA

The NBA Draft is just about here and while my good friend, Jay and I covered the lottery picks last week, this week we’ll finish out the first round in Part II of the 2015 GM’s Draft. (Jay) With the 15th pick in the 2015 NBA draft, the Atlanta Hawks select Trey Lyles, PF Kentucky. […]

2015 GM’s Draft: Part I (written June 13, 2015)

Posted: 13th June 2015 by Jeff Plattner in NBA

The NBA Draft is Thursday, June 25th. That means it’s time for the 2015 GM’s Draft. Via text message, my good friend, Jay, and I put on our best general manager caps and draft not whom we think each team will take, but whom we would draft, if we were in charge. After winning the […]

No More Wolves Lottery Woes (written May 21, 2015)

Posted: 21st May 2015 by Jeff Plattner in NBA

The statistics were uncanny. Eighteen years in the NBA Draft Lottery and the Minnesota Timberwolves had never moved up. The Wolves poor fortunes finally came to an end on Tuesday night May 19, as they won the lottery for the first time in franchise history. Is this a sign of happier days ahead? As Wolves […]

NBA Conference Finals (written May 16, 2015)

Posted: 16th May 2015 by Jeff Plattner in NBA

In the NBA, it’s Conference Finals time, once again. And Minnesota Timberwolves fans know all too well what that means; the NBA Draft Lottery and those pesky ping-pong balls that never seem to bounce the way of the Wolves. Depending on where you are reading this, the lottery may have already taken place, as it […]

Vikings 2015 NFL Draft Recap (written May 3, 2015)

Posted: 3rd May 2015 by Jeff Plattner in NFL

With a final tally of ten draft picks over the three days of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings had one agenda; plug holes. Drafting five offensive players and five defensive players, the Vikings did just that, focusing on their top needs. After grabbing arguably the draft’s top CB and the best coverage LB […]

2015 NFL Draft: Vikings Outlook (written April 14, 2015)

Posted: 14th April 2015 by Jeff Plattner in NFL

The 2015 NFL Draft is less than ten days away and for the fourth time in the last five years, the Minnesota Vikings have a top twelve draft pick. With one of the previous three a definite bust (Christian Ponder) and another looking like a bust (Matt Kalil), it’s imperative the Vikings hit on the […]