Minnesota Sports Teams; Sharing The Woes
by Kyle Johnson
It all seemed to start last month after the Vikings lost to the Packers in the NFC Wildcard game; Minnesota sports teams just haven’t been the same since the start of the new year.
[NHL] – The Wild came into 2013 with new faces and a new start. Touted to be a playoff-worthy team, fans were swarming for tickets and gear after the lockout ended in January. After winning their first two games, the Wild have been fairly inconsistent yielding a 5-5-1 record so far (anything but playoff-worthy). Luckily, the shortened 48-game season is still in the early phases.
[NCAA] – The University of Minnesota Men’s Basketball team was touted earlier in the year as a team that had a legitmate shot at achieving a top 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament, but now are looking like a bubble team, being knocked out of the Top 25 rankings as of Monday.
The Gophers continued their downhill slide last night as they gave up yet another close game at the Barn. The Gophers gave up the 57-53 loss yesterday to fellow Big Ten Conference team Illinois. They are only 5-6 in Conference play.
[NBA] – The Timberwolves have now lost 15 of their last 17 games after they gave up another blowing 105-88 loss to Memphis last night. The game had already gotten off to a rocky start, as headcoach Rick Adelman’s flight was said to have been delayed, causing the coach to be late to the game.
The Timberwolves will head to Cleveland tonight to take on the Cavaliers, you can catch that game at 6pm Central on WCMP-FM.