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Bud Grant: the Man, the Coach, the Friend

Blue jeans. One leg crossed over the other. He’s wearing a casual button-down shirt, tan and camo, and he proudly displays two baseball caps within reach. One—Vikings purple—covers silver-white hair, while the other—Winnipeg blue—sits near a can of Tab soda on the card table. He’s manning a garage sale, carefully counting out dollar bills and…

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Fan of the Pack: Rich Melzer

When it comes to basketball, Rich Melzer knows his stuff—and he is nothing less than confident in this young Minnesota squad and the positive direction it’s headed. “I’m an optimist, and I’m certain we’ll have a winning record next season,” Melzer said. Melzer is not only a homegrown Minnesotan and life-long Wolves fan, but he…

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Are the Minnesota Timberwolves Tanking?

With a 16-55 record and the season nearing a close, the word “tanking” is thrown around the league quite a bit. Are the Wolves losing on purpose? I don’t think so. On March 23, head coach Flip Saunders returned to the locker room to celebrate with his team after pulling off a win in Utah…

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Fan of the Pack: Torii Hunter, Minnesota Twins

He’s a Minnesota fan. He’s a KG fan. He’s a Timberwolves basketball fan. And this season, he’ll be playing next door at Target Field. They may play different sports, but Minnesota Twins right fielder Torii Hunter and his friend Kevin Garnett have a lot in common. They’ve accepted personal accolades, celebrated comeback wins, endured tough…