Monday, October 5, 2009

Minnesota Monday


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

8 comments:

  1. Call him drunken' Brett Favre
    He won't answer anymore.
    Not the interception throwin' hilllbilly
    Or the beat up worn out QB.

    (sung to the tune of Ballad of Ira Hayes - Dylan)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa92ycto-AM

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  2. How can you mention the Twins without mentioning their former owner Big Billy Haywood?

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  3. I completely disagree with the vikings packers prediction. Vikings will win 38-17. Adrian Peterson is going to Take It To The House:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPwICxjNvY4

    Trick love duh kids.

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  4. Amidst all the hoopla surrounding the NFL, MLB, Nascar, LPGA and the professional bull-riding on Sunday, the BC Eagles pulled off yet another stunning victory. Despite the monsoon that enveloped lower campus before the first half, the Eagles soared to great heights, sending the FSU Seminoles back to their reservation, tomahawks quieted. For a look back at past Eagles' success and a quality Dropkick Murphys track, please watch the following video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEdLW_1xRDA

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  5. Most viewed story from ESPNBethlehem.com:

    Lehigh loses to Harvard on the football field this year for its fourth loss of the season. The mountain hawks, who are considering going back to the engineers mascot, haven't started a season 0-4 since 1982. Pretty pathetic.

    2nd most viewed story from ESPNBethlehem.com:

    Patrick J Lyons wins 50 bucks on the golf course Sunday afternoon. The money was mostly spent on budwesiers.

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  6. 3rd most viewed: Bethlehem cop performs pefectly executed form tackle on drunk Lehigh student.

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  7. 4th most viewed: Student executes 10.0 triple lindy dive on the Ho Chi Minh trail Saturday night.

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  8. I don't know about this "Return to the Engineers" idea. With the way Lehigh's been going, the team should be named the Lehigh Accountants and have Ken Sinclair as the mascot.

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