Welcome to Wolvescast Digest, a weekly roundup of NBA odds and ends related to your favorite hometown team. With so much fun NBA content on the web, it can be easy to miss things. We’re here to draw attention to the things that may have sifted through the cracks in your overtaxed attention spans. Feel free to leave a comment with anything that you feel deserves inclusion.
Wolves Gone Fishin’
Wolves Gone Fishin' pic.twitter.com/s8NrtnoZOm— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) April 26, 2018
I know it’s a bad thing, but part of the experience of making the playoffs for the first time since 2004 is having TNT make a terrible photoshop of your team fishing after they’ve been eliminated.
League Leaders in Ironic Cheers
We’re going to have a discussion about the things this crowd has been chanting on this week’s episode of Wolvescast. That’s a teaser.
No Wonder Game 3 Was Louder
The @Timberwolves sold about 20% more beer at Saturday’s playoff win against the Rockets than the highest amount sold for a game during the regular season. Told team sold 10,000 servings of beer that night — all sizes combined. pic.twitter.com/T7u00fBBww— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 24, 2018
I went to both home games last week. There are plenty of reasons why Saturday night’s Game 3 had a more energetic crowd, but beer shouldn’t be discounted from that equation.
...and here’s the intro video for Rockets/Wolves Game 3.— Chris Long (@ChrisLongKSTP) April 21, 2018
Game on.#AllEyesNorth pic.twitter.com/jisTsMb954
I’m not going to lie, this hype video featuring P.O.S got me incredibly hyped.
Jimmy Always Pays His Dues
Remember when Jimmy Butler posted his number on ESPN for his critics? Well we added him to our fantasy basketball group...Posted by Sheldon Jack Bowen on Tuesday, April 17, 2018
This Jimmy Butler guy is alright.
George H.W. Bush says he’s more concerned with Rockets beating the Wolves than his own health issues
Herewith an update on the health of former President @GeorgeHWBush: pic.twitter.com/vfhKBv8EFD— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 25, 2018
The Wolves probably saved H.W.’s life by not taking this series to 7 games.
Jim Pete: More Popular Than Ever
The NBA’s best ratings story is in Minnesota where the Timberwolves, making their first playoff appearance since 2004, saw their ratings on FS North jump 76 percent, the league’s highest jump.
I haven’t read this profile of Jimmy Butler from The New York Times yet, but I’m linking it anyway.
The Real Playoff Victory is the Friends We Made Along the Way
THANK YOU @Timberwolves for an awesome season and an end to the 14 year playoff drought. Beating the Nuggets at home in the do-or-die season closer will go down as one of the best nights of my long-legged life. Big shouts to @astronautalis for capturing and editing pure joy. pic.twitter.com/gXP9dRU7LW— LAZERBEAK (@_LAZERBEAK_) April 26, 2018
It’s always a bummer to know you won’t be able to watch the Wolves play for several months, but let’s not forget what a great time we had this season.