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Just a thought (written October 4, 2015)

Posted: 4th October 2015 by Jeff Plattner in Uncategorized

This past weekend was a busy one in the sports world. While I finished up some projects around the house that had been neglected for the better part of the last year, Major League Baseball wrapped up its regular season, the college football season continued to cause onlookers to scratch their heads, as they tried […]

By the time last week’s Most Disappointing Minnesota Sports Moments article was written and we were finished reminiscing of the painful near misses by the Timberwolves, Twins, and Vikings, my mood was so somber, there was no other option than to follow it up with something a little more positive. Though they’ve been few and […]

2012 NL/AL Central Limerick Preview

Posted: 11th April 2012 by Jeff Plattner in Uncategorized

Finally, we have the MLB Central divisions, part three of our three-piece look into the 2012 Major League Baseball season. A season that has already managed to majorly confuse fans everywhere as to what day was actually Opening Day. By my calculations, Friday night marked Opening Day number four?! Nevertheless, the season is under way, […]

Six Things to be Thankful For This Holiday Season

Posted: 28th November 2011 by Jeff Plattner in Uncategorized

As fans of Minnesota sports teams, it sometimes feels like we become conditioned to disappointment and losing ways. Although, as a state, we’ve enjoyed some success in the past, recently Minnesota sports fans have not had much to celebrate, with the exception of the Lynx WNBA World Championship this summer. However, despite the lack of […]

NFL: 6 Things We Know With 6 Weeks To Go

Posted: 22nd November 2011 by Jeff Plattner in Uncategorized

The San Francisco 49ers are for real. Yes, it is finally time for me to admit it. At 9-1, I can’t deny it anymore and with a remaining schedule that includes four divisional games; a first round bye is well within reach. A Thanksgiving night clash at Baltimore and a Monday Night showdown, when they […]

NBA Lockout: Does anyone feel sorry for players/owners?

Posted: 19th October 2011 by Jeff Plattner in Uncategorized

If indeed no deal is reached between the players and owners, forcing the entire 2011-12 NBA season to be lost due to the ongoing lockout, I am one fan who will not miss the action. College basketball is much more enjoyable to watch and in my opinion, is played for all the right reasons; because […]

Week 6 NFL quick picks: Predictions in ten words or less

Posted: 15th October 2011 by Jeff Plattner in Uncategorized

After five weeks of the NFL season, I’ve come to the realization that my season preview may have to be reassessed at the midway point. It is still early in the season, however, thus far I have been dead wrong on specifically five things; the Philadelphia Eagles, the NFC West, assuming Peyton Manning would play […]

The Hunt for Mr. October

Posted: 11th October 2011 by Jeff Plattner in Uncategorized

With the high drama of the League Division Series’ over, there are four teams left standing, fighting for the 2011 World Series Crown. Three of the four series’ came down to the final at bat, as the Milwaukee Brewers advanced in walk-off fashion, while the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies were sent packing much […]