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Gophers Need to Be Sure Shaka is the Right Guy

The dust is settling after Tubby Smith was fired as the head basketball coach at the University of Minnesota on Monday. Athletic Director Norwood Teague will conduct the search to find a replacement.

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Cal, Bucknell, South Dakota State, Gophers Could Be Double-Digit Winners

The NCAA men's basketball tournament starts 2nd round games Thursday across the country. This is the real beginning of the tournament. I, like many don't count the play-ins games.

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Really? Why Would You Turn Your Lights Off?

A week or two ago, I was driving to work and it was extremely foggy outside. It was the kind of fog that made it nearly impossible to see. Just as I was thinking how difficult it would be to notice other cars if they didn't have their lights on, the car that was behind me for most of the commute suddenly decided to turn their lights off.

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Really, Splash and Dash?

As someone who’s a borderline, compulsive hand-washer, one of the things that grosses me out the most is when people don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom.

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Really, Snow Covered Cars?

To the jerk-off driving in front of me on the way home yesterday,

Clean the snow off your car, fool! The whole way home it was pow, pow, pow…dodging snow chunks. It was like my own personal blizzard coming at me every 10 seconds.

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Really, Stupid TV Show Twitter Updates?

Maybe it’s just me, but does anyone else get annoyed when TV shows flash people’s twitter comments during the program?

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Worst Wolves Draft Picks Part Two

5. Paul Grant (1997, 20th overall)
Paul Grant was drafted to be a durable presence in the post and to provide rebounds and scoring in the paint. Unfortunately, durable does not describe Grant, who missed his entire rookie season with a sprained foot

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Really, People Talking in the Store Aisle?

I was at the grocery two nights ago and I was really hoping that on a Monday night, the place would be close to empty. I couldn't have been more wrong. However, that wasn't the problem.

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Weekly Top Ten: Worst Wolves Draft Picks Part One

The Timberwolves have been notoriously bad drafters since their inception in 1989. You can count their hits on one hand (Garnett, Rubio, Richardson, Szczerbiak), but you'd need a freakish number of digits to count the misses the same way.

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Really? Is Everything a Friendly Reminder?

We all get these emails from people, right? They always start with, “Just a friendly reminder” or “Just a friendly note to say…” Why do people feel the need to start emails this way?

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