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News & Views of Phillips Since 1976
Sunday May 19th 2024

Sports Talk

By Ray Jay & Young Dex

We must start this edition with a warm heart felt congratulations to The Minnesota Lynx WNBA basketball team, that just missed the playoffs, by two games. A season in which star player, Siemone Augustas, suffered a season ending injury in game four. Congrats to Lynx head coach, Jennifer Gillom, for her ability to rally the team, and keep them very competitive, losing six games by three points or less. We predict that they will be one of the best teams in the WNBA come next season. From players to fans, the good spirits flowed all season long!
At press time, in the WNBA payoffs, defending WNBA Champion, the Detroit Shock, are up 1-0, in their best of five series against the Indiana Fever, in The Eastern Conference finals, and the Phoenix Mercury, are up 1-0, against the Los Angeles Sparks, in the Western Conference finals. Young Dex picks Los Angeles to win it all. I chose defending champion Detroit. The Lynx played well against all four of the finalist, during the regular season, while missing Ms. Augustus.

Will The Timberwolves be as successful? One would hope for a little more success, but only time will tell. The team is already suffering from a bad draft decision, in that, first round draft choice, Ricky Rubio, ( picked instead of Stephen Curry, considered by many to be the best player available in this years draft), has declined to play for the Timberwolves and decided to stay in Spain. The Timberwolves will surely build this team around Al Jefferson, and fans can”'t wait to the skills of 1st round draft picks, Jonny Flynn, Ty Lawson and Wayne Ellington, who will all have to excel as rookies, (for a team that finished 21st, last year, out of 30 teams in points per game), for the T-Wolves to be competitive. It is hard for us fans to say the words, REBUILDING YEAR, but with a very high level of optimism, you can at least call it that! Let”'s call a X a X, and an O an O.

On to football and The Minnesota Vikings, who are 3-0 at press time, having “pulled out” a win against the San Francisco 49ers at game”'s end. They are looking pretty good and we thought they could handle the 49ers, and go to 3-0 early in this 2009-2010 season although we must admit we didn”'t expect them to wait until the last 2 seconds. Getting rid of wide receiver, Bobby Wade, may come back to haunt them, however.

As for our baseball team, The Minnesota Twins, at press time, were two games in back of the Detroit Tigers, for the Central Division title, as neither seems to be equipped to catch the Boston Red Sox, for the wild card spot. One day, Minnesota, we will have a professional sports team, that others in the league will be trying to catch, and that time may come with this years Viking team, or next years Lynx team. Go Minnesota Gophers, Oops that”'s not professional; OH WELL!

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