1. In a Perfect World, Imposter Coyotes Would Win Cup, Then Move to Quebec

    Since the last time I wrote on the issue, Coyotes, Thrashers, and Panthers lose soon" target="_blank">Hockey Traditionalists Better Hope Coyotes, Thrashers, and Panthers lose soon, ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 4 years ago 630 reads 8 comments

  2. Minnesota Timberwolves Fans Would Be Wise To Watch Evan Turner and Ohio State

    After struggling the entire season over which of the only three "locks" I see in this year's upcoming draft, provided they all declare—Kentucky's Jon Wall and DeMarcus Cousins ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 4 years ago 752 reads 7 comments

  3. 2010 NASCAR Predictions: RCR's Rebirth Just The Tip of The Iceberg

    If you read my 2009 NASCAR predictions, I said that I am all for smaller NASCAR teams in the literal downsizing sense. But also in the big Gibbs/Hendrick/Stewart Haas vs. Team Red Bull/Michael Waltrip Racing/Richard Petty Motorsports sense...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 4 years ago 249 reads 4 comments

  4. Introducing Your 2010 NL Wild Card Champion Cincinnati Reds?

    Starting Pitchers Aaron Harang Edison Volquez Aroldis Chapman (my NL Rookie of the Year pick) Bronson Arroyo Johnny Cueto/Homer Bailey (until Chapman is ready)   Bullpen (where Chapman will ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 4 years ago 444 reads 2 comments

  5. For Jamie McMurray and the 500, This Is Why They Race and Why We Watch

    Thank you Jamie, and thank you to everyone at Earnhardt-Ganassi from the lowliest floor sweeper to the owners themselves. Tell me that this year's Daytona 500 didn't have a better ending than those in recent history...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 4 years ago 266 reads 2 comments

  6. Why NASCAR Desperately Needs a Southern Version of Kyle Busch

    Maybe it's just me enamored with the way NASCAR was back in the good old days: Richard Petty from North Carolina, David Pearson and Cale Yaroborough from South Carolina and the Allison’s an the Alabama gang, obviously from Alabama...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 4 years ago 293 reads 5 comments

  7. Minnesota Media On Mauer Extension: "A Matter of When, Not If"

    The Joe Mauer contract saga appears to be headed to a conclusion. Now that the Star Tribune's Joe Christensen publicly broke the news of the Twins on-again, off-again negotiations with Minnesota's ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 4 years ago 246 reads 2 comments

  8. Saints-Vikings: Preparing for a Vast Sea of Faded Dalton Hilliard Jeseys! Wait..

    Saints all time records" target="_blank">275-378-5. Who Dat? That's the all-time regular season record of the Johnny Come Lately New Orleans Saints. Geaux Saints! N'awlins...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 4 years ago 506 reads 2 comments

  9. 2010 Predictions for AFC and NFC Championship Games

    After going 0-4 in the wild card round andNFL playoffs" target="_blank"> 1-3 in the divisional round, I don't appear to have much credibility left...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 5 years ago 6,338 reads 10 comments

  10. 2010 Predictions for the Second Round of the NFL Playoffs

    You can read my NFL playoffs" target="_blank">wild-card round playoff predictions here. Note, while I went 0-4, I take solace in the fact that three-quarters of these picks were not the team I wanted to win, but rather the one I expected to win...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 5 years ago 1,513 reads 2 comments

  11. 2010 Predictions For The Opening Round of The NFL Playoffs

    While some are calling it "Rematch weekend" with three of the four games having been previewed last weekend, perhaps a more important theme, personally, would be "who I want to win is different from who I think will win weekend...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 5 years ago 124 reads 0 comments

  12. Hockey Traditionalists Better Hope Coyotes, Thrashers, and Panthers lose soon

    If you are a baseball fan, then you remember in 2002 when the Contraction Kids, the Minnesota Twins and Montreal Expos, each had above average seasons after appearing to be headed to the chopping block...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 5 years ago 298 reads 5 comments

  13. The Player That Could Help the Minnesota Timberwolves Next Year

    No one knows for sure what the 2010 salary cap will be yet, but as of right now, here are the numbers that are slated to come off the Wolves books in the summer of 2010 when all those great free agents are set to sign with any team...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 5 years ago 565 reads 19 comments

  14. Yankees Latest Dumb Move Has Yankee Critics Like Me Puzzled

    Today the Yankee$ reacquired starting pitcher Javier Vazquez (pictured) for a prospect and namely spot starter Melky Cabrera who went to the Braves...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 5 years ago 873 reads 24 comments

  15. Merry Christmas: Orioles Surpise Fans With Gonzalez, Atkins Signings

    Last year at this time, if you remember, I bought into the falsified Tex to Baltimore rumors hook, line, and sinker. In doing so, I wrote "Who says you can't go home? Orioles expected to court ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 5 years ago 495 reads 1 comments

  16. Can Stanford's Toby Gerhart Really Win The Heisman Trophy?

    Just like we all know we wouldn't even be having this debate if Stanford's Toby Gerhart went to a "real school" like Florida, Southern Cal, Ohio State, or Notre Dame—you know college football's ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 5 years ago 1,791 reads 16 comments

  17. Coming Off Their Most Complete Victory of '09, All They Needed Was Love

    Now that he's back, Kevin Love is my favorite member of the Minnesota Timberwolves. For those of you who regularly read my columns, you will note that I posed the question a few weeks ago of ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 5 years ago 156 reads 2 comments

  18. Impatience Paying Off for Minnesota Wild and Their Fans

    In years past, it was customary to see the Minnesota Wild with hot starts.   In the last few years of the Doug Risebrough/Jacques Lemaire/Marian Gaborik regime, the team would often start out ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 5 years ago 152 reads 0 comments

  19. Minnesota Vikings' Dream Season Can Only Be Dampened By Saints' Tiring Act

    In 1998, as many fans remember, the Minnesota Vikings seemingly came out of nowhere with quarterback in Randall Cunningham, a hot shot rookie wide receiver in Randy Moss, and a swagger that truly hasn't been back since, until season...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 5 years ago 1,794 reads 22 comments

  20. For The First Time In Three Weeks, Wolves Play Shows Passion

    Yes I know the Timberwolves lost last night, their thirteenth consecutive game overall, and a game where they led into the forth quarter...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 5 years ago 135 reads 9 comments

  21. Denver Broncos Lose Four Straight: Not so Easy, Is It, Josh McDaniels?

    Success came to you too early, you little punk. Sure, you took advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime "immaculate deflection" to beat the upstart Cincinnati Bengals in Week One and surprised a few ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 5 years ago 553 reads 14 comments

  22. New Orleans Saints vs. Cincinnati Bengals: Just Play the Super Bowl Already

    In what has been blatantly obvious for weeks now, given the Bengals perfect 5-0 divisional record start, coupled with the Saints undefeated record, can we just skip ahead to what will likely ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 5 years ago 497 reads 0 comments

  23. Could the Minnesota Timberwolves Really Go 8-74?

    I believed in David Kahn, new head of basketball operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves, but eleven consecutive losses later, and its getting really hard to not fault the guy for the team's lack of depth and passion...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 5 years ago 335 reads 2 comments

  24. Friday's Trade of JJ Hardy Leaves Milwaukee Brewers With Cash To Spend

    Friday's interesting Milwaukee-Minnesota Midwest regional trade was nice to see. Not only were old divisional rivals coming together for a rare trade that benefits both teams, but it leaves the Brewers with some interesting options...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 5 years ago 710 reads 1 comments

  25. Pedro Martinez and Cole Hamels Can Still Make This a Memorable World Series

    I admit it. I didn't expect anything from Pedro in game two which saw him go 6+ innings and give up a few runs, two of which came via the home run to Traitor Tex and Hideki Matsui respectively...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 5 years ago 120 reads 0 comments