Monday, October 5, 2009
There is quite a bit going on in the land of 10,000 lakes early this week. Tonight, we have Brett Favre facing his old team in the Metrodome, and tomorrow the homer hankies will be waving as the Twins take on the Tigers for all the marbles in the AL Central. The Metrodome ought to keep Gordon Bombay on retainer to flip the coin tonight and throw out the first pitch tomorrow, as this is the greatest spotlight that will ever shine on the Twin Cities. Let's break down both games, shall we.
Tonight, we should be in for a real treat as Brett Favre faces his old team. As detailed in last week's power rankings, I think that the Vikings are pretty overrated. Their defense is not where it has been in the last few years and has looked average against three less than average offenses (Cleveland, Cincy and Detroit). I gotta feeling, that tonight's gonna be a good night for Ryan Grant. The Packers defense on the other hand is due for a big game I think. Look for them to put some serious pressure on Favre and do their best to bottle up AP. I like the Packers to rain on the parade in Minneapolis and defeat the Vikes by a score of 35-21. Look for a few classic Favre INTs as well.
Tomorrow though, I can't see the Twins losing. The Homerdome will be rocking like it was when Kirby Puckett roamed the glass walls in the outfield, so weird, and the Twins will take advantage of not having to face Justin Verlander as he pitched yesterday. I see Joe Mauer going a very good looking 4-5 and proving he is the MVP by carrying the Twins into the playoffs. Scott Baker will shut down the inconsistent Tiger bats and the Twins will move on to face the Yankees. At that point they may want to call up Jack Morris or Frank Viola because they will not have any pitchers left to face the Yanks.
Now that the predictions are over, here are some things you might not have known about Minnesota:
Bob Dylan and Prince (#3) both hail from Minnesota
Bill Belichick is not from Minnesota
State Bird: the mosquito (fast forward to 36 seconds) . Actually its the Common Loon
My cousin went to college in Minnesota