MINNESOTA SPORTS FAN DAILY: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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MSF Daily: 10/24/17

Timberwolves Big Favorites with Pacers Coming to Town:

It’s weird seeing the Timberwolves on the good side of an 11 point spread but that’s what we are looking at for Tuesday night’s game vs the Pacers, according to ESPN. The Pacers traded Paul George to the team that we beat at the buzzer on Sunday, the OKC Thunder, and Indiana is a shell of the above average team they were last year.

The Pacers won their first game of the year in Brooklyn, where they scored 140 points……..

CONTINUE READING (WOLVES vs PACERS PREVIEW)


Parise Heading for Back Surgery; Wild vs Canucks:

We found out from Mike Russo of The Athletic yesterday evening, that Zach Parise is heading for back surgery. Most reports are noting he may have already had it. Boudreau said, in his press conference yesterday, that he was hoping for an update on Tuesday. Most reporters are expecting to hear the surgery already happened.

Russo noted a 2-month recovery period in which Parise will do little to no activity for 1 month, before being allowed to ease back onto the ice. It’s a sad day for Wild fans and an even worse day for Zach who wants nothing more than to be on the ice battling with his teammates. This surgery was last resort for him.

It sounds like the pain was in his leg and not his back, which in the case of a back injury, is a little scary… If one part of your body is causing another part of your body major pain, you have a pretty big problem. A nerve in your back causing major pain in your leg is no joking matter……..

CONTINUE READING (RUSSO STORY – WILD VS CANUCKS TUESDAY PREVIEW)


Lakers Admit They’re Not From Los Angeles with New Throwback Uniforms:

So, about 57 years ago, the most storied professional franchise in Minnesota history closed the doors and took their team, and Minnesota nickname, to Los Angeles.

Do you know where Minneapolis, and eventually Los Angeles, Lakers got their name from? You guessed it, the LAKES! Minnesota Lakes. You know, “The Land of 10,000 Lakes”. Wow, that makes SO MUCH SENSE. So, naturally, the name made sense for LA too, since they have so many lakes. They kept the nickname, becoming the Los Angeles Lakers. Still making sense?

Nope, but the double L’s roll right off the tongue so hey, why not.

Before moving West, the Minneapolis Lakers franchise dominated the professional scene in Minnesota for one beautiful decade and are known as the NBA’s first dynasty. Formed in 1947 as part of the National Basketball League (NBL), the Minneapolis Lakers………

CONTINUE READING (FULL ARTICLE ON WHAT LA REALLY TOOK FROM MN WHEN LAKERS LEFT)


(Star Tribune) Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo suspended one game for hit on receiver Mike Wallace:

(Star Tribune – Andrew Krammer)

Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo was suspended one game by the NFL for “a violation of safety-related playing rules” in Sunday’s 24-16 win against the Ravens.

Sendejo was flagged for unnecessary roughness when he hit Ravens receiver Mike Wallace in the head on a crossing route, as he was wrapped up by Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes. The hit cost the Vikings 15 yards and ultimately one game for Sendejo. He’s eligible to return to the Vikings on Oct. 30, a day after the Vikings’ game against the Browns in London.

In its press release, the NFL said Sendejo’s hit on Wallace violated the unnecessary roughness rule by “using any part of a player’s helmet or facemask to butt, spear or ram an opponent violently or unnecessarily.”

CONTINUE READING (STAR TRIBUNE – ANDREW KRAMMER REPORTS)

MSF Daily by Eric Strack @RealMNSportsFan

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