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07-26-2012, 11:46 PM
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The All-Encompassing Minnesota Pro Sports Thread V

Training Camp is here for the Vikings and the Trade Deadline is here for Francisco Liriano and David Kahn's ability to make a move. Continue.

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Twins suck. Wolves suck. Vikings suck. Please continue

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I dunno just felt appropriate for some reason.

Maybe that's just the lingering anesthesia.

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Wake me up in September for the Vikings so I can fall asleep again by October, that teams a LONG ways away in their rebuild.

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LYNX and STARS DYNASTY! WOOOOO!

Don't forget the Swarm getting blown out at the end of the season.

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Yea, Lynx should win another championship this year.

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Anyone ever make the run down to Mankato for training camp? The last time I was there, I brought my oldest son (who was really young at the time). I believe it was 1999...The interesting thing about that day was we were witness to the one and only practice that Demetrius Underwood ever took part in as a Minnesota Viking. For those that aren't old enough to remember that crazy saga, do a google search....pretty wierd.

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Anyone ever make the run down to Mankato for training camp? The last time I was there, I brought my oldest son (who was really young at the time). I believe it was 1999...The interesting thing about that day was we were witness to the one and only practice that Demetrius Underwood ever took part in as a Minnesota Viking. For those that aren't old enough to remember that crazy saga, do a google search....pretty wierd.
I lived in the apartment buildings behind the football fields, so I inadvertently "attended" camp. Whoever the defensive player with the long blonde hair was I almost crashed into him when he was biking down the road like an idiot I also helped some of the Vikings out when they came into Best Buy. Holy crap are they tall, strong, and intimidating.

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Anyone ever make the run down to Mankato for training camp? The last time I was there, I brought my oldest son (who was really young at the time). I believe it was 1999...The interesting thing about that day was we were witness to the one and only practice that Demetrius Underwood ever took part in as a Minnesota Viking. For those that aren't old enough to remember that crazy saga, do a google search....pretty wierd.
Poor Demetrius, it's actually a pretty sad case of mental instability. It was a bonehead move by the Vikings to even draft him in the first place. He had great talent, but even his coaches at Michigan State didn't think he could overcome his mental problems.

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I lived in the apartment buildings behind the football fields, so I inadvertently "attended" camp. Whoever the defensive player with the long blonde hair was I almost crashed into him when he was biking down the road like an idiot I also helped some of the Vikings out when they came into Best Buy. Holy crap are they tall, strong, and intimidating.
Sounds like Hovan, and idiot is probably the best description you can give the guy.

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Anyone ever make the run down to Mankato for training camp? The last time I was there, I brought my oldest son (who was really young at the time). I believe it was 1999...The interesting thing about that day was we were witness to the one and only practice that Demetrius Underwood ever took part in as a Minnesota Viking. For those that aren't old enough to remember that crazy saga, do a google search....pretty wierd.
I went for the first time ever last year as I had the week off and figured why not. Fairly "meh" time was had, although that was McKinnie's last day as a Viking.

When we were there, they just had the fat POS "running" the entire time. Though for me, it was more like a quicker pace, walk.

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Hey, are there any Minnesotan olympic athletes?

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Is there any cost to go to training camp? Thought about making a drip down there. I'm off of work until school starts the end of August.

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Yea, Lynx should win another championship this year.
I'll be honest, I don't rate women's basketball at all, it's usually complete ****, but I did watch them in the finals last year and it was the first time it's even been relatively entertaining, and I guess hearing a bunch of them on KFAN made me have more interest in general.

Mainly because they are from Minnesota, but at least it was better than seeing Lisa Leslie fail to dunk on the WNBA "opener"...better in terms of play, not in terms of hysterical laughter.

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Thats how 99% of sports fans in Minnesota take on the Lynx. Nailed it. They have been on ESPN a few times this year, so I've been able to watch them while I napped. It was soothing.

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I was at that game last night, and Parise was there with a bunch of other players. They put him on the kiss cam, and he got a smattering of applause but I got the feeling that about 50% of the people there had no idea who he was. I was a little disappointed in my fellow Twins fans. Okposo was also on kiss cam, but he hasn't signed with us yet so I didn't care

Edit: I should probably clarify that the guys were there with their girlfriends/wives.


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I went for the first time ever last year as I had the week off and figured why not. Fairly "meh" time was had, although that was McKinnie's last day as a Viking.

When we were there, they just had the fat POS "running" the entire time. Though for me, it was more like a quicker pace, walk.
Thats awesome. I went to the draft party at Winter Park when we picked McKinnie. Plenty of people were booing. The friend that invited me was Jim Thome's cousin. Lucky kid.

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I was at that game last night, and Parise was there with a bunch of other players. They put him on the kiss cam, and he got a smattering of applause but I got the feeling that about 50% of the people there had no idea who he was. I was a little disappointed in my fellow Twins fans. Okposo was also on kiss cam, but he hasn't signed with us yet so I didn't care

Edit: I should probably clarify that the guys were there with their girlfriends/wives.
They are called upper-class escorts.

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My cousin use to work with Okposso's mom at Target (she quit eventually) and he said that apparently a lot of NHLers have two cell phones. One for their wife and one for their girlfriend.

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Not surprising. Probably have a business only phone, too.

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How long is Willingham signed for? Guy's having a great season. I knew right away that he was a solid pick-up.

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