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A lot to cover…and little time [UPDATED]

Published 9:15pm Thursday, March 10, 2011 Updated 9:17pm Thursday, March 10, 2011

Man, after being sick for the past few days it is nice to get back to work. I had wanted to approach several of these subjects separately but it seems that every time I am about to sit down and talk about something I get a cold. Anyway on with the discussion.

After watching my fair share of high school basketball this year, it had got me to ponder why Minnesota hasn’t implemented a shot clock. Covering a few low scoring games this season has got my cohorts and I wondering when this move will be made.

Interesting article was sent to me by my friend Isaac Erickson. It was discussing a game between two Tennessee boys basketball teams that ended their playoff game with one pulling out an amazing 13-12 overtime victory. Yes, I said overtime victory. And to put the icing on the cake, the win was on a free throw. I am not saying go with an NBA 24 second shot clock, but maybe put in a 35 seconds shot clock to allow more action for the fans. No one likes to see the stall technique used in basketball and it is about time to end that strategy.

Also, congrats to the best Timberwolve on the roster, Kevin Love. The guy just flat outworks most big men in the NBA as he picked up his 52nd straight double-double. I have heard people giving me the “he should be up for MVP” talk, but as much as I like to see the Beech Boys’ Mike Love’s nephew get the MVP, they usually reserve that for a player on a team that is making the playoffs. I know that he is technically the most valuable player to our team, it still won’t translate to the trophy.

In hockey news, did anyone check out that hit last night? Boston Bruins’ Zdeno Chara checked Montreal Canadiens’ Max Pacioretty into the boards, but Pacioretty hit, what is known as “the turnbuckle” causing a concussion and cracked vertebra in his neck. Watching the replay makes me believe that Chara was simply cutting Pacioretty off from the puck, not trying to lay a malicious hit.

Finally, the NFL is still working on a CBA. Looks like their most likely won’t be an 18 game season for the NFL, but it is nice to note that we can still hear the opinion of Patriots’ owner Bob Kraft even when he is not physically at the talks. Hope everything works out for the league as laying in the wake of a potential strike is the UFL….I don’t know if that is a good thing or bad.

Lastly, congrats to the Fergus Falls Swim team and Area wrestlers for their performances at state. Also, a big congratulations to the coaches who helped prepare these student-athletes in their athletic endevours.

That’s it for this week, look forward to blogging more later…

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