- TOP PLAYERSOffensePABLO S. TORRE | August 20, 2012
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- Faces in the CrowdJune 11, 2001
I'm not a Kansas City fan, but you portrayed Montana's going to Kansas City as though he were an ACC basketball coach going back to high school ball. The Chiefs might not match the 49ers when it comes to receivers, but J.J. Birden, Fred Jones and Tim Barnett can hold their own. And what about the backfield? Were you suggesting that 260 pounds of Christian Okoye can't block like Tom Rathman? And that Harvey Williams can't do "spin moves" like Ricky Watters?
Joe, it's not going to be as bad as they say.
Bo Is Back
I am 37 years old and had my left hip replaced five years ago. In hip-replacement surgery, the muscles are pulled aside, not cut, to obtain access to the femur and hip socket, and there is minimal cutting of other connecting tissues. After six months or so the patient can't really feel any difference between a natural hip and the replacement. Bo is a fantastic athlete, and I wish him success, but please stop implying that only Bo Jackson could play baseball after having hip-replacement surgery.
The Dallas North Stars
As a hockey fan, I was disappointed to see the North Stars leave Minnesota. As a participant in a marketing campaign aimed at increasing the team's ticket sales, I was not surprised.
Six years ago I hit the streets and phone lines to get fans excited about the North Stars. Armed with snappy literature touting the appointment of Herb Brooks as coach, I set off on what I thought would be the easiest sale in town. After all, this was Herbie! St. Paul native! Coach of those great Minnesota Golden Gopher squads! The man who had coached the U.S. to the 1980 Olympic Miracle on Ice! Talk about easy! Talk about exciting!
Talk about exasperating. Day after day I was met with huge yawns and a community-wide chorus of "Who cares?" I quickly learned how fickle fans can be. Win and they love you; lose and they forget you.
I feel confident that the NHL will one day return to the Twin Cities. I hope the community will then embrace it as warmly as it did the NBA when it returned in 1989. (Psst! Hey, Timberwolves, you had better start winning!)