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BEER TALK: Surviving the Tough Economy Edition

BEER TALK is a recurring feature where two experts give commentary on the most pressing issues facing the world.  Mark (left) and Wyatt (right) will be asked to address 5 questions while having a beer. If you have an idea … Continue reading

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BEER TALK: Fall TV Lineup Edition

BEER TALK is a recurring feature where two experts give commentary on the most pressing issues facing the world.  Mark (left) and Wyatt (right) will be asked to address 5 questions while having a beer. If you have an idea … Continue reading

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How a couple of twins got an autograph from Jack Morris, Legendary MN Twin

(I had originally sent this story to the Startribune writer Michael Rand in hopes that he might use it as a guest post on his RandBall blog.  Instead, it’s going here, 3 months after we actually got the autograph.  And … Continue reading

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Turns out, I WON’T be writing for ESPN

Grantland (a website owned by ESPN) recently has a competition to see who could be their next Fantasy Football writer. Unfortunately for me (but fortunately for ESPN) I did NOT get to compete in the finals. There were over 4,000 … Continue reading

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BEER TALK — NFL Fantasy Football Edition

BEER TALK is a recurring feature where two experts give commentary on the most pressing issues facing the world.  Mark (left) and Wyatt (right) will be asked to address 5 questions while having a beer. If you have an idea … Continue reading

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Bert Blyleven vs. Patrick Reusse

Twitter was created for one reason and one reason only: minor celebrity spats.  Bert Blyleven made a call as a former major leaguer that Tsuyoshi Nishioka (possibly the worst middle infielder in the history of the world) did not look … Continue reading

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ALY. RAISMAN.

ALY RAISMAN IS THE OFFICIAL 2012 OLYMPIC CRUSH OF THE BLOG.     AS STAN LEE USED TO SAY, ‘NUFF SAID.

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Interview with Sam Lipsyte

Sam Lipsyte is a writer of short stories and novels.  He teaches at Columbia University.  His novel The Ask is a terrific comic novel.  Highly recommended.  He can be found here. Q: Your books are important to me as someone going to … Continue reading

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The Opening Day Starting Five

Today there will be more Olympic Men’s Basketball.  And if Kevin Love’s conduct on Twitter and in interviews is any indication, I don’t anticipate him being in Minnesota any longer than he has too.  He likes hanging out with the … Continue reading

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BEER TALK – 2012 London Olympics Edition

BEER TALK is a recurring feature where two experts give commentary on the most pressing issues facing the world.  Mark (left) and Wyatt (right) will be asked to address 5 questions while having a beer. If you have an idea … Continue reading

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