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A recent journalism graduate from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. A life-long sports fan ever since I first saw my first Minnesota Timberwolves game shortly after their inception in 1989.
My passion for sports grew from there. Started playing competitive soccer at age 9, where I learned the importance and appeal of team play, sports strategy, and love for the game. Soccer has always been my favorite sport to play because of the strategy and technique it takes to succeed.
Throughout my formative years of school, English and language arts were always my best subjects as opposed to math or science. I trace my love for writing and voicing my opinion through words to my eighth grade teacher, who taught me the fundamentals of writing.
So naturally, when it was time to pick a major in college I went with journalism, and more specifically, sports journalism because it gave me the opportunity to combine my two favorite things in the world: writing and sports. My dream was and still is to become a sports columnist, someone who gets paid to write their opinion about the sports world.
To this day I am a die-hard Minnesota Vikings, Twins, and Timberwolves fan. We here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes have suffered through more than our fair share of mediocrity...and let's face it, downright 'suckiness,' but I'll always stay loyal despite my obligation to stay objective as a journalist.
Outside of the Minnesota sports teams, I enjoy watching the NFL, NBA, and Major League Baseball in that order.
Just wanted to say. It's nice to have someone write and love the Wolves as much as I do. Look forward to hearing your opinions on future articles, as you probably do for me.
I think they woould decided to trade the pick, but my question is who would they get in return. I thought about zack randolph or may be david lee can you think of anybody they would need I think a power forward. Can you think of anyone
Hey Andrew I know you like the Timber wolves, But I just wanted to know well I am a big Washington Wizards fan What do you think they do with the 5th pick. And if they decided to trade the pick who should they trade for.
Thanks Andrew for the edits. Much appreciated!
It is not too late to make a difference!
You can help. Please give a read and "pay this forward" Some things are bigger than sports.
Thanks for the edit and feedback, Andrew.
Thanks for the edit!
The Vikings have a solid linebacking corps and as you mentioned playing behind the Williams Wall doesn't hurt. I'm not sure I would consider them one of the top units in the NFL at this point though.
Thanks for the edit and feedback, Andrew. It will be quite interesting to see how big of an impact T.O.'s terrible attitude really was having on the team.
Andrew, thanks for the edits. In reply to some of your comments, I could not get the quote Schuster used on Bradley because it was said verbally on the radio. As far as quotes to support other things I said in the article, first of all, I am not a reporter. Second, they were all based on Schuster's report - again on the radio. And, I did use the word "hint" in the headline, so I said right off the bat that this was something he inferred but did not come out and say directly.
As for the 2004 incident, any Cubs fan would be familiar with what happened so I didn't think it would need explaining. But for those that aren't Cubs fans who read this (and judging by the number of reads it probably won't be many), I will take your suggestion and add a little something to it. Thanks.
My latest article is a bit personal- seeing Wrigley Field through new eyes. Check it out when you have a chance. Thanks