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.
For the first time in a while, I kind of wish I still had Mediacom cable. Only for the Cyclones TV channel, of course, because they’ve been replaying the 1987 Iowa State-Iowa basketball game. You know, “The Lafester Game”. If you don’t know what I’m talking about and haven’t seen it yet, just read this great article from Travis Hines of the Ames Tribune. It’s the next best thing to being there.