Monday, July 09, 2012

Quick Hits: Volume LVII (Minnesota pro sports edition)

-Say, did you happen to see the Twins - Rangers in their own version of "Thunderstruck" Sunday evening? Check out the incident which prompted Twins outfielder Denard Span to say "I thought Jesus was comin'!"

-When Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was arrested Saturday for allegedly shoving a police officer at a Houston nightclub, it was the 10th arrest in last 18 months and 39th since 2000 for ‪the Vikings‬ -- more than any NFL team during either span (h/t Brian Murphy of the St Paul Pioneer Press). And here newly signed WR Jerome Simpson thought he was getting away from a criminal element that plagued the Cincinnati Bengals over the past seven years.

-Apparently the Timberwolves trading for Chase Budinger and signing creaky-kneed Brandon Roy via free agency hasn't overly impressed superstar Kevin Love.

Love, who agreed to a four-year, $62 million extension with the Timberwolves in January, averaged 26.0 points and 13.3 rebounds for Minnesota last season. But the 23-year-old Love is the only member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team who doesn't have an NBA playoff appearance on his résumé.

"My patience is not high," Love told Yahoo! Sports. "Would yours be, especially when I'm a big proponent of greatness surrounding itself with greatness? All these (Team USA) guys seem to have great players around them.

"It's tough seeing all these guys that are young and older who have all played in the playoffs. When they start talking about that, I have nothing to talk about. If I don't make the playoffs next year, I don't know what will happen."

Love said he's happy with his contract, "but like anybody else, I want to win."

Sounds like a similar predicament in which Drew Carey found himself after about six years of his self-titled sitcom. Sure he was pullin' down $750K per episode, but the ratings stunk and the likes of Ryan Stiles and Diedrich Bader didn't exactly make the show "appointment TV."



Mr. D said...

Maybe Diedrich Bader can play the 2?

StarBittrune said...

Not to veer off-topic, but Carey and Stiles at that time had a much funnier gig going (IMO) on "Whose Line Is It, Anyway?"