When University of Minnesota athletic director Joel Maturi announced Jerry Kill as the Gophers new head football coach, he said a key issue he was looking for was a coach who could recruit well in the upper midwest.
Don’t we want somebody who can steal kids from Florida, Texas and California?
Isn’t that where the talent is?
Looking back at the last 12 national champions, only one — Ohio State — is not from the Southeastern Conference or a place that rarely sees snow.
There is a reason the word fan is in fanatic. And other than Justin Bieber or Lady Gaga fans, no group of people are more fanatical than sports fans. Painted chests, rusted, 30-year old Winnebagos decked out in team colors and flags, the use of “we” when referring to the person’s favorite team are prime diagnosis for sports fanatics. More proof of the lunacy are the questions they ask themselves.
While my work title seems simple enough, people really don't have a clue what I do. So here is a brief synopsis of a life of a Brainerd Dispatch sports writer.
First of all, I don't cover the Vikings, Timberwolves, Twins or Wild. In fact the only professional sporting event I have ever covered was the 2002 PGA Championship at Hazeltine National and the Lucas Oil Nationals at BIR.
My job revolves around the local high schools and Central Lakes College during the school year. The summer I attempt to cover the local golf scene between my vacations.