Bloggin from my Noggin [UPDATED]Published 11:32am Monday, April 18, 2011 Updated 11:33am Monday, April 18, 2011
Wow, I was just trolling through youtube and I found former Fergus Falls grad Jason Ehlert’s powerlifting stuff. If you want to see someone squat over 1,000 pounds. Hit it up.
Best of luck to Fergus runners, Abby Barker and Mandi Weinrich in the Boston Marathon. Hit it hard girls.
So I conducted an interview with Mandi about her training for a feature story we ran in Sunday’s paper and I have to tell you, I was in stitches the whole time I spoke with her. Not so much because of the things she was saying but my friends, Alex Lee and Chris Petersen, both got mustaches tattooed on the inside of their index fingers. Unbelievable and continually funny.
Tiger Woods’ niece, Cheyenne, won the ACC women’s golf title with a five under at this weekend’s tournament. At least one Woods recently won a tournament.
Matt Capps was named closer for the Twins and go figure, they won a game. I don’t think that Capps was the real reason that the Twins won, but with so many late game heroics by the Rays, I think that we should at least give a tip of the cap to the man.
Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard will be named defensive player of the year for the third consecutive time. Another awesome story from the land of the orange ball. I really enjoy watching the Magic in the playoffs and always hope for them to pull one out and win an NBA title. I don’t think this year is going to be it but that doesn’t stop me from rooting for the underdogs.
Note to self: pay someone to build a statue of me and put it in front of M State. Too early…that is what I thought. Nick Saban now has a nine foot statue of himself on the Alabama campus. I knew that is what the deal breaker really was at LSU. Saban wanted a statue and the Tigers were like “Fine, go to Miami!”
The NHL playoffs are underway. What you haven’t noticed? Yep, that is the feeling I think a lot of people have. When the NHL is only on the versus network and ESPN does not cover the sport to the fullest, it makes you disinterested and wondering where the season went. Now I am not the biggest hockey fan in the world by any means, but I believe a member of the “4 major sports” should get a little better coverage throughout the year. Besides, who doesn’t like seeing Barry Melrose’s mullet?
The Minnesota Lynx picked UConn’s Maya Moore with the first pick in the draft. This went under the radar as well but most women’s sports sadly do. Last season, we got Minnesota native and former gopher Lindsay Whalen in a trade and I didn’t hear about the Lynx the whole year. I guess I might have been the only one kinda stoked about the deal. Anyway, congrats to the Lynx.
Minnesota Vikings’ (at least at the moment) Ray Edwards will make his professional boxing debut on May 20. The fight will take place at the Grand Casino in Hinckley. Now, I hope Edwards wins the bout, I mean it isn’t like he has three other guys to take the punches while he gets the knockout.
Bowling just ended for me and now its time to get revved up for this year’s softball season. Got the team, but we lack a true sponsor. Hopefully we can get this thing kicked into gear. Fergus Falls softball leagues are always fun in the summer.
Hope to blog again soon,