Author Archives: Jeff

The coolest Little League sponsors ever

Growing up, I always played for a youth baseball team that was sponsored by the father of one of my teammates/classmates. He had a gas station/convenience store/oil change place. It always had really good popcorn (free), but that’s probably a story for another time. For most of my adult life, I believed the Bad News […]

A simple summer goal

Here’s a fitting post on the first day in which the temperature might reach 90 degrees. The fine folks at something called minneapolis.eater.com recently put together a list of the 10 microbrew taprooms in the Twin Cities. Of the 10 on this list, I’ve only been to the Fulton taproom right by Target Field. I’ve […]

Doing nothing.

Last night, I unrolled my yoga mat in the hot room. For an hour, I breathed, stretched and strengthened. Sweat poured out of my body and, for the most part, I didn’t think about anything else. After going to yoga several times a week over the winter, I have slipped of late. I only went […]

Three To Read: March 22

While I’m not nearly as interested in college basketball as I have been at other points in my life — considering the number of years I spent covering the sport, it pretty much was my life — the Three To Read today is all about the hoops. And it is far more fun than the […]

Three to read: March 16

One: Here’s a story that ran in the Des Moines Register yesterday by former Cyclone and former NBA player Paul Shirley. Basically he talks about how much of a mess Iowa State during his senior season and how the players were very tired of Larry Eustachy. Here’s a great line: “A secret about the NCAA […]

Three to read (plus a bonus video): March 15

One bizarre story in the mix and even a bonus video. One: Books Women Read When No One Can See the Cover by Katherine Rosman of the WSJ I am a well-established fan of ereaders. I loved both of the Nooks that I had and now love my iPad even more. It’s essentially how I […]

Three to Read: March 14

Couple of interesting stories today. One.Is this the NHL’s Zapruder Film by Mike Sielski from the Wall Street Journal First, the story is really interesting as it examines whether the LA Kings got some home cookin’ from the timekeeper at Staples Center. But I find the story just as interesting because I wonder how much […]

Three to Read: March 13

One thing I do a lot of and am good at is consuming media. I read in the morning. I almost always take my iPad with me to lunch. And I see a lot of links on Twitter. I have several friends who get emails from me with links to cool stories. But I’m going […]

Best e-mail of the year just arrived

The subject line even read: Best E-Mail of the Year! What was it? Obviously it was word that my club is opening next Wednesday. The March 21 opening will be the earliest in the 93 years the club has been around. It will be six days earlier than two years ago, when the club opened […]

Why am I bummed about Ricky Rubio’s left knee? Watch and see

When Ricky Rubio grabbed his left knee Friday night, it was hard to know just how bad it was really going to be. I initially thought he might have just banged legs with Kobe Bryant and things would be OK. But when he tried to walk on the baseline during a timeout and couldn’t, it […]

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