I am an RTC covering the Minnesota Twins with MLB.com and have worked at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel while also doing freelance work with The Sports Xchange and Sun-Times Media in Chicago. My work has appeared in Yahoo! Sports and The Chicago Tribune.
A Marquette University graduate born and raised in Bloomington, Minn., I am tied to Minnesota teams and continue to follow them as a young adult.
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I don't think u should be a featured anything! Your up/dn article goes pretty much against what the coaches are saying coming out of camp. And...I think you are "dead wrong" about the Moss/Patterson comparison! I believe Patterson will make everyone forget who used to wear #84. May take time but remember Moss had "Rocket Arm" Cunningham throwing to him & Patterson has "Noodle Arm" Ponder throwing his way! Big,big difference!!! And Randy never deked anyone out in the open field, he only had straight line speed & great eye/hand coordination. Wait till you watch Patterson with the ball in his hands going thru traffic, not to mention the open field! You'll be eating your words & I'll be waiting for your concession to me.
10 most overrrated viking in Franchise Histor???You admittedly have only been a fan since 1995.Aside from that you are way off on almost every player you pick.Most of them were only overrated in your own mind.Not real viking fans who have watched them since the 60's.Way, way off.That list would be about 50% accurate if you had made it the 10 most overrated since 1995.Then maybe,just maybe, you woulkd seem to know what you were writing about.
Mike- the Twins lost 102 games in1982. Wanted to let you know w/o posting a comment in your article.
@Joshua Davis: That was my bad on Shields. Was thinking one thing, wrote another and failed to catch it.
This is "your" Mike Nelson Mr. Smith...I think.
Is this my Mike Nelson?
What are you talking about Shields doesn't have the burst of speed that Tramon Williams has? He's the fastest guy on the Packers roster and one of the fastest in the NFL. Williams definitely would be missed, but it wouldn't be because Shields isn't as fast as him.