I'm a native of Maplewood, Minnesota, a suburb of St. Paul. It was there that I was inflicted with the curse of being a Minnesota Vikings fan. There is still no known cure, though many times I wish there was. I'm also an avid follower of the Minnesota Twins and of course, the Iowa State Cyclones.
I actually prefer the patties. Does that make me weird? Oh, wait, we’re talking about the other kind of links. Y’know, the web kind.
Gotta give big props to Chris Williams over at CycloneFanatic.com for breaking the story that ISU associate basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger was leaving for Washington. Here’s his full story: http://cyclonefanatic.com/basketball/mens/news/otzelberger-leaves-iowa-state-for-washington/
You’ve probably seen this but if you haven’t here’s the Des Moines Register story about Jeff Woody’s on-field proposal: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20130504/SPORTS020602/305040041/Hard-hitting-Cyclone-found-his-soft-side-in-Jack-Trice-proposal?Cyclone%20Insider
Former Cyclone Royce White is the subject of this in-depth article from SB Nation: http://www.sbnation.com/longform/2013/5/9/4312406/royce-white-living-and-working-with-anxiety-disorder
Bobby La Gesse over at the Ames Tribune wrote a typically great column about former Ames High hoops star Harrison Barnes making his name in the NBA playoffs: http://amestrib.com/sections/sports/preps/la-gesse-column-barnes-quickly-taking-nba-playoffs-thriving-on-big-stage.html
And on a completely non-sports related note, I’m disappointed the reviews for the new movie version of “The Great Gatsby” are lukewarm at best. It’s my favorite book.
All this talk about links is making me hungry. Who wants to grab some breakfast with me?