October 24, 2014
• Last year I went to Legend's to have drinks and watch the Vikings vs. Giants on Monday Night Football with some friends, in part because it was Josh Freeman's debut. That game proved to be one of the worst I've ever seen, Freeman never started again for the Vikings, and the whole experience was really weird. So luckily Michael Rand of the Minneapolis Star Tribune decided to reunite the group on the one-year anniversary for an oral history of the evening. Seriously.
• I was on the fence about going to the Wolves home opener next week, but booking Vanilla Ice as the halftime show convinced me to go.
• Sure, this story about online dating is funny and sad, but more importantly who is actually "the most-published person on the planet"?
• On a related note, Santa Claus really misrepresents the ease with which chimneys serve as entrances to homes. Or seventh dates.
• The world is truly an amazing place sometimes, especially when it comes to bathroom habits.
• Speaking of which, I may never stop shaking my head about this revelation.
• On this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode we talked about the Twins' lack of spending and analyzed a lengthy Terry Ryan interview, which got me pretty frustrated. And then in the interest of fairness, we spliced in the actual Ryan audio so listeners can judge for themselves.
• You need to watch this video of Tubby Smith riding a motorcycle into "Midnight Madness" at Texas Tech while the theme from "Shaft" plays. Trust me:
Side note: Smith is 63 years old.
• Fair enough, but they're also cute and often owned by pretty women.
• Kevin Love wants to play on a good team. For nearly his entire time in Minnesota the Wolves were a) not good and b) poorly run. Seems simple enough.
• Charlie Warzel tracked down the person allegedly responsible for celebrities' personal photos being stolen and released publicly, and the resulting article was fascinating, weird, and sad.
• Julian Casablancas just learned a very important lesson: Don't mess with brunchers.
• I'm sure this will go over as poorly as people in Minnesota who dare talk about Kirby Puckett's off-field allegations, but good on Hannibal Buress for speaking up about Bill Cosby.
• As a Gchat power user I encourage everyone to use it all the time, especially at work.
• I know several of these women, somehow.
• Will declining Jared Burton's option be the first step in the Twins overhauling their bullpen?
• "Top Chef" is back, which means Keith Law's great "Top Chef" episode recaps are back.
• Congrats to Aaron Rupar for his new gig with FOX-9. He leaves behind some very big shoes to fill at City Pages, where his blog was a Link-O-Rama staple thanks to the combination of reporting and silliness.
• I highly recommend checking out the brand new LynLake Brewery, which has a spacious main level with a huge projection television and also a nice rooftop patio. We interviewed the manager and owner while recording this week's podcast episode there and I took some pictures.
• Some of this week's weird and random search engine queries that brought people here:
- "What is Ron Gardenhire going to do next?"
- "Nice write-up on a high school pitcher"
- "Patrick Reusse marriage"
- "Kirby Puckett on-deck circle pictures"
- "Joe Mauer trade candidates"
- "Who is Jewish and who isn't"
• Finally, in honor of the Freeman anniversary this week's AG.com-approved music video is "I'm Not The Only One" by Sam Smith:
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