And…Corn Maze

The Wild have done everything they can to carve a niche in a tough, crowded sports marketplace, fighting for fan attention and newspaper column inches. When they came into existence, the Viking were in the middle of the Randy Moss/Daunte Culpepper “Get your roll on” era and hadn’t yet a) lost an NFC Title game 41-0 b) had a head coach who scalped his Super Bowl Tickets c) boat partied yet. The Twins were just about to start a decade long rise from near-extinction to title-contender and had not yet squandered the good will of a new ballpark which they fought so hard for with nearly a half-decade of last-place finishes and overall diminishing returns. The Timberwolves were rising behind one of the best players in the NBA, and had not yet offered Latrell Sprewell an “insulting” contract, setting off a chain of events that would implode a promising contender. Continue reading