• Jonathan Schoop's Immediate Impact for the Minnesota Twins
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    Jonathan Schoop's Immediate Impact for the Minnesota Twins The Minnesota Twins’ acquisition of second baseman Jonathan Schoop has been considered by most as a low-risk, high-reward move by general manager Thad Levine and president Derek Falvey. It is that, but going ignored is the immediate impact the move has on the Twins’ chances in the American League (AL) Central Division. The AL Central was really bad in 2018. Three teams posted winning percentages below .400, which was one more than the rest of Major League Baseball (MLB). Cleveland, the eventual division champions, were seven wins better than the Twins within the division despite winning the season series over…
    Written on Sunday, 09 December 2018 03:49 in Sports
  • Ay, ca-Dumba! Hit a Turning Point for Wild, but which Way will They Turn?
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    It took the Minnesota Wild more than 59 minutes and an extra skater to do something significant against the Calgary Flames, Thursday night. That significant something was Wild defenseman Matt Dumba expressing his team’s collective frustration culminating from a 10-day stretch that’s seen Minnesota fall from second in the Central Division to fifth and out of the Western Conference playoff picture. Dumba’s high but clean yet mostly unnecessary hit in the final minute on Calgary’s Mikael Backlund, whose head was down, drew the response of Ryan Lomberg, who initiated a line change and attacked Dumba. The resulting penalties gave the…
    Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba delivers a massive hit on Calgary's Mikael Backlund in the final minute of regulation before being attacked by Ryan Lomberg, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. Sportsnet
    Written on Saturday, 08 December 2018 01:00 in Sports
  • Movie Pass update (is it still too good to be true?)
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    Movie Pass update (is it still too good to be true?) Movie Pass, a subscription based movie theater service, exploded early last year when they offered a “$10 per month to see one movie per day” deal. Many thought it was too good to be true. And many NON Movie Pass subscribers got high and mighty and wrote smug article, after smug article about how Movie Pass was going to crash and burn. Well, they were all wrong. Movie Pass has actually been around for several years and it’s still here. Will it be here in five years? I don’t know. But I’m here to tell you that it’s currently still…
    Written on Friday, 07 December 2018 19:24 in Opinion
  • Holiday gifts under $50 that will blow their minds!
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    Holiday gifts under $50 that will blow their minds! Holiday shopping is very exciting but, unfortunately always underestimated. Buying gifts for your family is a given, but what about relatives, friends, coworkers, bosses, teachers, neighbors, nurse, and the list goes on! So buying for everyone can cost a fortune. On top of that, you don’t want your gift to blend in with the rest. Baskets, ornaments, and treats can, once graciously accepted, be thrown on the table with the rest of the goodies. So how do you get the biggest bang for your buck? When choosing a gift, it must be creative, useful and have longevity. Let’s start by…
    Written on Friday, 07 December 2018 19:20 in Opinion
  • This message changes when the Lord does (and that isn't going to happen).
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    "I Like your message, very articulate, well researched but… always very negative, all negative all the time, wears on an optimistic law abiding, God fearing citizen. Would be great to share a positive, uplifting message occasionally." –Anonymous Mmm… Law abiding…? Mmm… God fearing…? Mmm… Negative…? Mmm… Would be great to share a positive, uplifting message occasionally (Romans 8:7)? The quote above was an email sent to me from a radio show listener just this last week. Before we begin, let me put this quote by Leonard Ravenhill in “contrast” to the email above to contrast the goodness of God with…
    Written on Friday, 07 December 2018 19:12 in Opinion
  • What are they saying? Your guide to teen slang
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    What are they saying? Your guide to teen slang Once we became accustomed to words like “dope,” “word,” and “sick”, a new generation introduced their vernacular. Social media has changed the way we talk. Words need to be abbreviated, and many times one word must assume a whole phrase. Generation Y’s (Millennials) and Z’s (those born after 1995) have learned to be concise, descriptive, and to the point as technology and social media encourage less characters/keys being used to get one’s point across. So here’s a guide to what the young ‘uns are saying: GOAT: Greatest Of All Time (you may see pics of goats in Tom Brady jerseys…..”)…
    Written on Wednesday, 05 December 2018 21:25 in News & Information
  • James Harden's Million-Dollar Beard
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    James Harden's Million-Dollar Beard James Harden’s beard is starring in an ad campaign for Trolli candy—without James Harden. So it stands to reason that if not for his beard, The Beard wouldn’t be making $18 million from endorsement deals in 2018, according to Forbes. That’s fourth amongst his NBA peers, but only The Brow (Anthony Davis) has a trait like The Beard distinguishing him from his peers or other celebrities in general. So what is the net worth of James Harden’s beard, and for what amount could it be insured? The Beard Makes James Harden More Attractive In the past, exotic facial hairstyles were…
    James Harden's beard stars in an ad for Trolli candy...without James Harden. Trolli USA
    Written on Monday, 03 December 2018 20:01 in Sports
  • George H.W. Bush, 41st US President, dies at 94
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    George H.W. Bush, 41st US President, dies at 94 Late Friday on Nov, 30th, President George W. Bush (43) announced that his father had passed away at the age of 94. The Bush Presidential Center delivered this tweet: “Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years our dear dad has died. George H. W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for. The entire family is deeply grateful for 41’s life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for dad, and for the condolences of our…
    Written on Saturday, 01 December 2018 19:16 in U.S.
  • Timberwolves' Thibodeau Really Did Get the Best Deal for Jimmy Butler
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    Timberwolves' Thibodeau Really Did Get the Best Deal for Jimmy Butler Back in April I called for Minnesota Timberwolves head coach and president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau to step down as head coach--but not necessarily as president. The Jimmy Butler trade provides additional evidence of his ability as a team-builder, and his inbounds “plays” provide additional evidence of his inability to coach offense. Thibodeau Spits in the Face of Evolution, Again Good coaches get their guys good looks on inbounds plays and before the end of quarters. Thibs doesn't; he is not a schemer. That's why he needed Teague instead of Rubio. He wouldn't know what to do on offense…
    Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Josh Okogie dunks over two San Antonio Spurs during garbage time of a 39-point Minnesota win at Target Center on Nov. 28, 2018. Minnesota Timberwolves
    Written on Friday, 30 November 2018 21:11 in Sports
  • First Alaskan earthquake since 1964, hits Anchorage
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    First Alaskan earthquake since 1964, hits Anchorage This morning, a 7.0 earthquake hit Alaska. I haven’t seen any reports of serious injuries or fatalities but it sounds like Anchorage and the surrounding communities got pummeled with some major infrastructure damage, some TV stations going off air and the airport temporarily shutting down. Alaska hasn’t had an earthquake since that awful M9.2 quake / tsunami hit the Prince William Sound region back in 1964. Which is exactly why a tsunami warning was issued this time in case aftershocks were powerful enough to form a tidal wave. Thankfully, while there were several aftershocks reported, none of them produced the…
    Written on Friday, 30 November 2018 20:42 in U.S.