Michael Rand

Digital sports editor | StarTribune.com
Phone: 612-673-7564
Michael Rand is digital sports editor. He also writes the RandBall blog and oversees the sports section’s 2Day feature on Page 2.

Recent content from Michael Rand

2day's 2 cents: What if ... the North Stars had never moved?

Editor's note: This is an installment in a 10-part series asking "what if?" certain major events in Twin Cities sports history had turned out differently.

Updated: August 16, 2011, - 02:17 AM

What if ... Gary Anderson makes that field goal?

This is the first installment in a 10-part series asking "what if?" certain major events in Twin Cities sports history had turned out differently.

Updated: August 08, 2011, - 07:46 AM

Rand: Making minor leagues a major league experience

Having spent the past six days of vacation watching seven minor league baseball games, we have acquired some thoughs about the minor league experience for the fan.

Updated: August 01, 2011, - 06:37 AM

2day's 2 cents: Target Field for roamers

A ballgame changes from different vantage points.

Updated: July 03, 2011, - 11:09 PM

Wisconsin's Leuer stays in state

The Milwaukee Bucks selected the 6-10 Leuer, a former standout at Orono High School and with the Badgers, with the 40th overall pick in Thursday night's NBA draft.

Updated: June 24, 2011, - 02:27 AM

Rand: Rubio latest version of Minny-mania

The newest Timberwolf isn't the first Minnesota athletic figure to cause a stir with his arrival.

Updated: June 21, 2011, - 08:13 AM

No guts, all glory -- scramble golf

The scramble might be the perfect format for a duffer in 2011 -- to soothe our fragile golf psyches and to enable us in this era of avoiding accountability.

Updated: June 20, 2011, - 01:51 AM

Sunday planner and letters from readers

REMOTE PATROLU.S. Open: Rory McIlroy, Rory McIlroy and, yes, Rory McIlroy (12:30, Ch. 11).Padres vs. Twins: Your TV doesn't even...

Updated: June 19, 2011, - 12:45 AM

Rioting in Vancouver: Does this make sense?

At a base level, most of us understand the raw ingredients that cause fans -- win or lose -- to...

Updated: June 17, 2011, - 12:33 AM

Rand: A salute to luck in pro sports

As unbelievably talented as professional athletes are at their respective crafts, even they would have to admit that the element of fortune can be an important factor in determining the outcomes of games. While the notion that luck evens out over the course of a long enough period of time is correct, some sports seem to be influenced more by a bounce here, an inch there, than others.

Updated: June 15, 2011, - 07:04 AM

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