Whaaaaa? Below the fold.
- Wojta and Peters impressive in "auditions". (Examiner)
- Lynx media day. (Examiner)
- Mama Taj back to mentor Peters. (FSN)
- Gameday scouting report: Lynx at Sun. (Team site)
- Sun fall to Lynx in preseason opener. (Connecticut Sun)
- Wojta makes preseason debut. (Green Bay Press Gazette)
- Lynx beat Sun in preseason kickoff. (Strib)
- Vikings bill contains funds for Target Center. (Strib)
- The Sixers send the Bulls home for the season. Have fun with Carlos Boozer, Bulls fans. (ESPN) (Blogabull/Liberty Ballers)
- Hawks' owner riles up KG and sees his squad sent home at the hands of vintage Ticket. (ESPN) (Celtics Blog/Peachtree Hoops)
- The Nuggs stretch the Lakers to 7 games. (ESPN) (Denver Stiffs/Silver Screen and Roll)
Around SB Nation:
- Study suggests NFL players aren't dying as quickly as everyone else according to study on cancer and cardiovascular deaths in population of pro football players who have played at least 5 years. Study results available here.
- The Birdman's home is searched as part of a child pornography investigation.
- Birdman's agent releases a statement.
- A look at Thomas Robinson (Bullets Forever)
- Cavs season in review (Fear the Sword)
- Deron to Dallas? (Nets Daily)
- Which team would you rather be? (Raptors HQ)
- Clock synchronization done right. (Uncertain Principles)
- Happy news on happiness; what can we believe? (Statistical Modeling)
- Stories I'd like to see. (CJR-Behind the News)
- The Bumper Book of Coalition Rebellions (Ballots and Bullets)
- Discussing poverty on Sunday talk shows. (FAIR)
- 7th Circuit bans use of Illinois law to prosecute citizens for videotaping police. (Jonathan Turley)
- What NSF projects have taught us about national security issues. (Monkey Cage)
- Paul F. Tompkins is coming to the Parkway Theater on Sunday. You should go.
Additional item of note:
The Wolves really did a wonderful job of piggybacking on the Vikings bill to receive funding for a $150 mil renovation of Target Center. This effort was led by CFO Ted Johnson, who not only managed to keep the team's involvement under the radar, but avoided the sticky PR situation of the team coming back to the trough on its own.
Removing any thoughts about stadiums financing or the pro sports bubble, this was very well played by Johnson and the Wolves. There are certainly people who know what they're doing over at 600 First Avenue. If only we could get more of them in Basketball Ops.