Thank you Tim Legler. Thank you for once again showing East coast bias. Watching SPORTSCENTER last night, Tim was talking about the Wolves and was asked "Will Kevin win in Minnesota or somewhere else?" Tim answered, "Somewhere else." Would that somewhere be LA or NY? Maybe Miami or Boston? What really started my fit was reading a short article about how "Rubio STILL doesn't want to play for Minnesota." Any guesses on which paper that was? You are correct - the NEW YORK TIMES.
I am so tired of hearing how great NY, Boston, LA, and Miami are for athletes. EVERYBODY should want to play there and if you don't there is something wrong with you. Just to let the coastal people know, there are some very fine teams in the "fly-over zone" of the US - Twins, Cardinals, Packers, Bears, Hornets, Spurs, just to name a few. This coastal bias permeates all the way down to the High school level. When was the last time you saw a Minnesota or Missouri team on the High school basketball showcase?
This is off my original subject, but my perception is that "everybody" would be fine with 10 NBA teams, 10 MLB teams and 8 NFL teams. By "everybody", I mean all those "experts" who can't seem to see the middle of the country, unless it's Texas.
Now, to be fair to Mr. Legler, he did say somethings that we have been saying around here. If Kevin Love is putting up 25 & 15 a night, that is a team that is not winning, but if he's putting up 15 & 17, that team is probably winning. Love is just doing too much if he's scoring 20+ a night. I think we can all agree with that. The problem is Kevin wants to win as much as we want to root for a winner and he is doing whatever he can to at least have a chance to win. That may not be the ideal situation, but until someone comes along that can carry the team ( and I really would like to believe it'll be B-EASY, but IDK), he'll continue to do what he thinks is necessary.
I hope that all of us T'wolves fans are vindicated when Ricky suits up and the Wolves become a power in the western conference. I believe it will happen sooner rather than later. 2013 was what I had figured for a championship. Granted, that was a little homerism on my part, but as a "lifetime" Wolves fan, I will continue to believe. After all, I lived through the Twins in the 70's, the Vikes in the 80's. I will live through this
God bless our middle of the country teams!!