MINNESOTA SPORTS FAN DAILY: Thursday, October 26, 2017

MSF Daily: 10/26/17

Without Jimmy Butler, the Timberwolves are EMBARRASSING Themselves:

Here I sit, watching the Timberwolves play against Detroit, in the second game of a back-to-back. They are currently losing by 22 points, with nine minutes to play in the 4th quarter. This, after last night, when they lost by 23 points to the Indiana Pacers without their only good player, Miles Turner.

Now, I wrote an article before the season started, that talked about the patience we needed to show as a fan base. We have been starved of good basketball for far too long and the anticipation for the season is palpable. Remember, coming together as a basketball team isn’t easy, no matter how good your talent is. Ask all of LeBron’s Big 3 teams (See Here).

However, what has happened the last two nights is absolutely unacceptable. Before Jimmy Butler went out with an illness, prior to yesterday’s game, hopes were high and the Timberwolves looked to be on the rise. They started 2-1 after two last-second victories vs both the Jazz and Thunder. The Twin Cities media was talking about how nice it was to have a team that could finally finish games… Well, you have to be in a game to try and finish it.

The way the Wolves have looked these last two games, I would have taken the team from last year……..

CONTINUE READING (STATS – TOWNS TAKES PRIDE IN DEFENSE?)


Gopher Basketball Top 10 in National ESPN Preseason Rankings:

We’ve talked about his already but there is a lot of hype surrounding Gopher Basketball as we enter into the 2017-2018 season. After the most B1G wins since the ’89-’90 season, last year, Pitino and his basketball team have caught the attention of national basketball talking heads. First, here is what ESPN had to say about the Gophers.

So, a couple of things…

This is a very “national writer” take. This guy never watched the Gophers play last year. He looked at the record and some background. He might have reached out to some local contacts or just read some local articles.

Here is how you can tell. First, this guy doesn’t know how big of a loss Eric Curry is. Losing Eric Curry for the season is one of the worst injuries the team could have suffered. Curry coming off the bench last year, as a Freshman, was a HUGE part of the Gophers’ success. Eric coming off the bench allowed for……

CONTINUE READING (REACTION TO POLL – OTHER PRESEASON POLLS)


Wild Try to Get Back on Track Again vs. Islanders:


Weekend Football (Gophers and Vikings) Roundup:

MSF Daily by Eric Strack @RealMNSportsFan