If you’re a Minnesota Sports Fan and you like funny internet videos, yesterday was a good day for you. In other words, it was a good day for me. And we deserve some attention. I’m sick of watching features on players from other teams and cities. It’s nice to have the stars and personalities here, that get people interested in what is going on in Minnesota. We haven’t had this much coverage since Brett Favre’s plane landed on Minnesota tarmac.
These first two are my favorite and they are both from national outlets (ESPN/Bleacher Report). If you are too young to have seen Shawshank Redemption, I’d recommend you watch it ASAP. It’s one of the greatest movies ever. But with Teddy Bridgewater, it’s better.
And someone should have sent an actual Minnesotan to show Jimmy Butler the outdoors. Watching he and the ESPN guy struggle was hard to watch, but incredibly entertaining. And there are some good bits in there about the future, the past, and what brought Jimmy to Minnesota. Enjoy.
And then there’s PJ Fleck. This guy has quotes everywhere. But I love it. People complain and they want to compare him to Brewster but if you would just shut your mouths and open your ears, you would realize PJ Fleck is nothing like that dumbass. LISTEN to what he is saying. He cares about his kids. He BELIEVES in himself, his kids, his plans, and this state. I love the visual in this first video. He is almost doing it sarcastically but, at the same time, being an absolute genius. He tells us what he is thinking and feeling. We should appreciate that. We all know a lot of coaches don’t do that.
If you want to hear how he feels about his team, future, and the struggles this season, listen to the clip from yesterday with KFAN. Mike Grim asks the question at the 9:50 mark.
“If you don’t believe then you shouldn’t be on the football team…. PERIOD. And, if I know you don’t believe, you won’t be here. It’s very simple.”
“Those who stay will be Champions. It’s so clear and it’s SOOOO CLEAR to me right now, that when we get there, you all are going to be SHOCKED and I’m gonna say: ‘SO WHAT?’. Like, I told.. this is exactly what is going to happen.”
Listen to the whole clip. It ends around the 14:05 mark.
Then, when asked about recruiting at the 22:50 mark, and more specifically QB recruiting; PJ Fleck said (I’d listen yourself too):
“And, ah.. with quarterbacks, all I’ll say is.. STAY TUNED……”
What does success look like? ?
— Minnesota on BTN (@MinnesotaOnBTN) November 7, 2017