Sports writers across the world have all the storylines they need for upcoming Superbowl XLIX, and advertisers started their lead-in commercials two weeks early. Cue the hype machine.
[caption id="attachment_22586" align="alignleft"]Torii Hunter (Photo credit: Keith Allison / Creative Commons)[/caption]The only thing missing from Torii Hunter’s return to Minnesota press conference was Reuben Studdard crooning “Love, love, love” as Hunter entered the room.
Larry McKenzie, North High School’s basketball coach, was among four inductees to the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association (MBCA) Hall of Fame on Nov. 1.
[caption id="attachment_22443" align="alignleft"]Kevin Ollie [/caption]College basketball’s March Madness begins in the deep freeze of November, and buried in the beginnings of this season are the hard feelings left over from last year’s championship finals.
Perennial superpower, the University of Kentucky, returns bigger, and potentially better, than the team that lost to the University of Connecticut 60-54 in the 2014 national title game. An opening season clash against fellow historical basketball powerhouse Kansas University, set the stage for a season that may provide reparations to the Kentucky program for last year’s loss.
[caption id="attachment_22374" align="alignleft"]Photo credit: Mike Morbeck[/caption]One of the defining songs of my generation was “Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems” by Notorious B.I.G.
Early in his first term, President Obama suggested that he might be able to throw his weight around to organize a standard playoff system for college football.
[caption id="attachment_22279" align="alignleft"]Joe Bielawa / Creative Commons Ricky Rubio[/caption]Though there isn’t a lot of reason to believe the San Antonio Spurs won’t be able to repeat as NBA Champions, the toughest act can be following your own success; especially in a team game.
[caption id="attachment_22067" align="alignleft"]LeBron James[/caption]The NFL season has mildly disappointed for most team fan bases outside of the Superbowl Champion Seattle Seahawks.
There are plenty of interesting storylines, especially the local story surrounding the development of franchise quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. But it’s time for some hoop.