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Collin Kottke

  • joined Jul 18, 2013
  • last login Apr 21, 2014
  • posts 22
  • comments 332

Editor of Puckett's Pond. Heard on the radio. Curmudgeon. Sports Snob. Music Lover. Quixotic. All-Around Swell Guy.

Somewhere on a wall at Target Field, hidden away from public view, there has to be a sign that reads: "Never think big. Always think down a level or two.’’ - Patrick Reusse

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Minnesota Twins
  • NBA Minnesota Timberwolves
  • NFL Minnesota Vikings
  • NCAAF Minnesota Golden Gophers
  • NCAAB Minnesota Golden Gophers
  • NHL Minnesota Wild
  • NASCAR Dick Trickle
  • Boxing Rocky Balboa
  • EPL Everton
User Blog

Fred Hoiberg Needs to Stay at Iowa State

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I've loved Fred since he played for the Timberwolves and have been a fan of the Cyclones since he became head coach. I assure you the Wolves will try and steal him away and I hope he stays right where he is. Hoiberg is such a great story.

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Don't Sleep on Ricky Rubio's Passing

A lot of things can be taken out of the Minnesota Timberwolves 120-115 overtime victory in Wednesday’s season opener against the Orlando Magic. A good thing is that Kevin Love is still a beast...

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Twins are Down, Not Out

I used to write very well or at least I think I did. I was weird, I started every single piece with a song lyric to set up what I was going to talk about. Hell, one time I used Robert Frost's 'The...

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The Average Fan: What is their Perception of the Twins?

I like Patrick Reusse and I’m not ashamed of that. Every night before I go to bed, I listen to SportsTalk starring him and Joe Soucheray because they do and don't talk about sports. It’s like me in...

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Pirates Send Duke Welker to Complete Morneau Trade

I don’t know if you guys have heard on not, but the Pittsburgh Pirates are doing pretty well for themselves these days. The Buckos in the past week won their National League Wild Card play-in game...

Wanted: Innovation, Desperately Needed

Community member Collin Kottke hates math, but still understands the need for its use in attaining all available information. He wants to see the Twins adopt the same philosophy.

Keys for Vikings to Leave Chicago Victorious

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The Vikings head to Chicago to take on the rival Bears. What do the Purple and Gold have to do to get their record to .500? Here's some keys to the game.

Richard Pitino Buys Big, Spendy House

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New men's basketball coach Richard Pitino bought a new house in Edina for almost a million bucks. Good sign that Pitino will be staying at the U for a long time.

Vikings Week One Jottings: Bush is a Beast, Pondering about Ponder and Fun with the Box Score

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I wrote some observations about what went wrong, what went right and a bunch of other stuff about the Vikings' Week 1 loss to the Lions. Also Adrian did something that Ndamukong Suh should do, but didn't.

Key for Vikings to Leave Detroit Victorious

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On my blog, I wrote about what I believe the main thing the Vikings have to do to beat the Lions in Week 1 action. I'm really just glad the football is back, too.

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Time to Say Goodbye to Josh Willingham

The local Twins beat writers just can’t catch a break. Peter Gammons, the man behind the news of Justin Morneau being put on waivers, reported on his Twitter account this morning that 2012 AL...

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Twins' Plane Diverted, Gardenhire the Culprit

During the Twins' flight to Detroit last night the team plane had to make an emergency landing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Details are still rough, but it’s reported it all began when Trevor Plouffe...

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Two Goals for the Twins Final 40

A lot of things are dropping right now. Eminem jus dropped a new track, FOX Sports 1 just dropped on our TVs, the Phillies dropped Charlie Manuel, the Los Angeles Dodgers are dropping it like it’s...

Raw Brutality, and Brett Favre’s Class

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Awesome read by former Vikes backup-QB Sage Rosenfels on the '10 NFC Championship game and just how tough-as-nails Brett Favre is.

Reviewing Twins Position Players On the Mound

Community member Collin Kottke digs into the history books to see how other position players fared when they took the hill.

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Diamond, Hicks Demoted, Arcia Recalled

The Minnesota Twins are getting sick of it. After Thursday’s loss and sweep to the Kansas City Royals the club made a roster move. Hicks, Diamond down. Arcia up. - @SouhanStrib Not too many...

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Drew Butera's Tweet-Felt Goodbye

Twinkie Town community member Collin Kottke is going to miss the second-generation Twins catcher.

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Looking ahead to the Twins' August

It’s August! I know it’s not, but for the sake of argument the next two days are going to be the adopted step-children of the month of August. Meet your new mommy, July 30 and July 31. With the...

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The good side of Miguel Sano's pimping

Miguel Sano Homerun (via Tbautos512) The Twins need a lot of things. We can all agree on that. One thing they defiantly need is a lot more dingers or home runs for you old folk. If you follow...

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I'm scared, guys... really, really scared

"Load up on guns, bring your friends. It’s fun to lose and to pretend." Yes, I’ll do anything for a musical reference and since the Twins are headed to Seattle for four games this weekend there is...

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ALL YOUR CATCHERS BELONG TO US

As I sit here at work, staring at the wall, waiting for the Twitter updates for today’s Twins contest to start rolling in, I start to daydream about all the beautiful things in the world. The big...

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Twins simply do not have enough juicers

We have all heard about the "Twins Way". The team from top to bottom is supposed to play solid defense, have some solid pitching and win the game by manufacturing runs. We can all see how great...

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