Thoughts on Minnesota and the Sports Media

Cornielius Jackson-EdwardsCorrespondent IMay 4, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 6: The Minnesota Twins host the Seattle Mariners at the Metrodome at opening day April 6, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This is the last home opener at the Metrodome, the 2010 season is planned to be at the new Target Field, also in Minneapolis.  (Photo by Scott A. Schneider/Getty Images)

The StarTribune is the most-read newspaper in Minnesota.

I live in Minnesota, so I’ll be writing about the Minnesota sports media.

I like the sports reporters in Minnesota, but they talk about teams I’m not such a big fan of.  I’m not a huge Minnesota sports fan, but I will cheer for the Timberwolves (NBA) and Wild (NHL).

Minnesota is known as “The State of Hockey.” The Wild get the most fans out of every team in Minnesota.

Minnesota is known for having bandwagon fans for the Vikings, Twins, and Timberwolves when they do well, but many people will cheer for the Wild no matter what happens.

Every football season, when the Vikings are doing well, people say how much they love their Vikings, but when they are doing badly, people are always saying how bad the Vikings are. However, the sports reporters are always positive about their teams. That’s pretty good.

The Metrodome houses many of the state's teams. The University of Minnesota used to play football there, but they have their own stadium now. The Twins are playing there for one more season, then they will switch to Target Field. The Vikings are also planning on leaving the Metrodome.

According to most fans, the Metrodome isn’t that nice of a stadium. It is very cramped there because of its narrow hallways.

I’m sure the sports reporters in Minnesota will be chronicling a lot of rain and snow delays when the Twins switch to their outdoor stadium Target Field. There should be some interesting baseball games in ‘09.

If you are a Minnesota sports fan, I hope you liked this article.