Wednesday, April 23, 2003

All They Do Is Win Playoff Series

You almost have to feel sorry for the Minnesota Timberwolves. On the same night that they defeat the LA Lakers and even their first round playoff series at 1-1 they're bounced off the front page by the improbable Game Seven OT victory by the upstart Wild over the Colorado Avalanche. Ever since the Wild started up three years ago the Wolves have lost the winter sports spotlight and it doesn't look like they're going to get it back anytime soon. Of course I might have a little more sympathy for the Wufs if they hadn't lost in the first round of the playoffs SIX years in a row and will likely bow out to the Lakers this year as well. The Wild meanwhile are 1-0 in playoff series and ready to take on the hated Vancouver Canucks next.

Best thing about the defeat of the Avalanche?

Not having to watch Peter Forsberg's weak ass attempts to draw penalties by whipping his head back everytime a Wild player breathed on him. Forsberg is an amazingly talented player but his theatrical antics have no place in Lord Stanley's playoffs.

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