Thom Burns

Thom Burns


Grew up in Central Iowa and have lived in the Twin Cities for the past 15 years. Born in Ames, so I guess that makes me a Cyclone fan by birth. Unsuccessfully attended the University of Iowa, so I'm also a Hawkeye fan. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from Drake University, so Go Bulldogs, too. Arthritic knees mean my league softball and basketball days are behind me, but I enjoy golf and bicycling. I grew up a St. Louis Cardinals and Vikings fan, and now also root for the Twins. It's tough to grow up in Iowa or attend the U of IA and not be a fan of amateur wrestling. Over the years I've become a NASCAR fan as well. But with my personal favorite driver Mark Martin past his prime and on the cusp of retirement, and with Fox completely screwing up race coverage and marketing strategy (illiterate yahoos Waltrip and McReynolds providing race analysis and incorporating inane cartoon characters), I may just punt that sport.

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  • David Fidler posted 2334 days ago

    David Fidler

    Actually, who vs that is not as black and white as you make it sound.

    However, generally speaking, you are right, and I will try to stay on top of it.