Author Archives: Steve McPherson

Timberwolves 101, Magic 104: Fournier Is a Disease (That You Should Never Google)

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Let’s lay some groundwork for last night’s loss in Orlando, because the distance imparted by television makes it easy to begin to think of every game as the same thing done over and over again, the players as action figures whose accumulated statistics mean Player X will make or miss Shot Y based on his […]

Timberwolves 117, Hawks 107: The Skin of Their Teeth

Sometimes halftime is the worst thing that can happen to a team that’s up big — especially if it’s a young team. Although this year’s Minnesota Timberwolves have more veteran experience than last year’s squad, those players are pretty much over the NBA hill (as attested to by Andre Miller’s angst-ridden fast break from tonight’s […]

Goodbye, Flip

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It’s a flawless late-October day in the Twin Cities. This morning, my wife and my daughter and I went to a park in Northeast to get some pictures taken because we’re expecting our second child any time now. I was glad for the good, crisp weather after two days of rains and clouds because it […]

Test Drive: Prospective Wolves Lineups in NBA 2K16

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Prior to the start of training camp, the conventional wisdom about the Minnesota Timberwolves’ starting lineup this season was that they would blend veterans and high draft picks, leaving a few older players and some younger players with more question marks to come in off the bench. With Ricky Rubio returning from injury, Andrew Wiggins […]

The Lynx Win Ugly and That’s Just Perfect

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When we talk about how something humanizes someone, it usually means how it makes someone softer or nicer. It helps us understand a public figure as less rigid, cold or strictly professional, as when Hillary Clinton choked up answering a question about how she perseveres on the campaign trail. When it happens in the male-dominated […]

Anthony Bennett: I Crush Your Head

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If you’re on the younger side or not Canadian, you might not remember Kids in the Hall. The sketch comedy troupe had a show that ran from 1989 to 1995, and the members have gone on to individual careers — you might know Dave Foley from NewsRadio if you watched syndicated television in the afternoons […]

The Smooth Rap Stylings of Andrew Wiggins

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Over the weekend and thanks to NBA reddit, footage emerged of Andrew Wiggins rapping. Or, rather, being goaded into spitting maybe a third of a dozen bars in someone’s mom’s basement. It’s a jarring slice of life, with Wiggins in a self-described “wifebeater” and dress pants, hanging out with some friends, a guy who made […]

It could be years before we know what all this means

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In a recent and surprisingly revealing GQ profile, new Late Show host Stephen Colbert dropped a piece of wisdom that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about: “I love the thing that I most wish had not happened.” Colbert was talking about the death of his father and two of his brothers in a […]

A Wolf Among Wolves: Shameless Commerce Division

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Guess what? A Wolf Among Wolves has a store on TeePublic now. For now, we have three different designs available for you to throw money at.

If Glen Taylor Is Such A Problem, How Come the Lynx Are So Good?

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If you follow the Minnesota Timberwolves (which, let’s face it, why are you here if you don’t?), you’re probably at least passingly familiar with the Minnesota Lynx. You know, the only actually good professional sports team in the Twin Cities: In 15 years of existence, the Lynx have two championships; in 183 combined seasons, the […]