Are you ready for some football? Hard to believe, but the Minnesota Vikings play their first preseason game one week from tonight against the Oakland Raiders at TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis.
My Dad called me just before my last trip to the cabin, to tell me I should pick up new cartridges for the ThemaCELL. Not only had I never heard of it, and had no idea what he was talking about; I wasn't even sure what he was saying and had to 'Google it.' Glad I did -- it changed my mosquito-fighting life.
From the man that has chosen Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, House of Cards, and Law & Order (the original flavor) as his all-time favorite TV series -- I announce that my new favorite is on PBS (might not be very manly). 'Last Tango in Halifax' is a product of the BBC, and airs Sunday nights on PBS (tpt2) at 7pm.
The Minnesota Twins (46-57) avoided a series sweep by the Chicago White Sox (51-54) with a 4-3 win this afternoon at Target Field. A late inning rally by the Twins pushed three runs across in the seventh, and despite Chicago loading the bases in the ninth, the Twins hung on for the win -- just the third in their last ten games.
Jeff Gordon won the Brickyard 400 for an unprecedented fifth time at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this afternoon, twenty years after winning his first in the inaugural running of the event. Kyle Busch finished second, Denny Hamlin finished third.
With an uncertain NBA future, the Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love has withdrawn from Team USA ahead of Monday's start to training camp. It's believed that Love took himself off the roster to avoid injury -- something that would devastate any potential upcoming trade moves.
Rochester, Minnesota has been named one of the top-10 happiest cities in America according to a study published by the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research. Rochester came in at #6 on the list behind Lafayette, LA (#1), Houma, LA (#2), Shreveport, LA (#3), Baton Rouge, LA (#4), and Alexandria, LA (#5). What the hell is going on in Louisiana?
The Minnesota Twins have acquired right-handed reliever Stephen Pryor from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales. Pryor appeared in 34 games with the Mariners from 2012-2014, posting a 2.81 ERA with 35 strikeouts. He will report to Triple-A Rochester.
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