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Darren "Doogie" Wolfson

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Gophers
October 11, 2011

Your Voices, Doogie Wolfson: Coaching staff cohesiveness not translating for Gophers

When is it OK to start wondering why the Gophers football team is regressing and not progressing?
Twins
August 29, 2011

Darren (Doogie) Wolfson: A fascinating offseason ahead

When a season as bad as this one occurs, the status quo won't work in 2012. That's why it'll be a fascinating offseason for the Twins.
Twins
August 9, 2011

Time for Twins to think about 2012

Twins general manager Bill Smith could have over $40 million to play with this winter. But will he spend it wisely?
Your Voices
June 1, 2011

Central parked no longer: Division race over for Twins

For the Twins to avoid losing 100 games, they need to finish the season with 46 wins or more. That's what it has come down to: will they go down in history as one of the worst teams in franchise history?
Your Voices
March 28, 2011

Ricky (Rubio) Business is Risky Business

The Timberwolves hope to sell more tickets to teenage girls next summer, which they would if Ricky Rubio leaves Spain. He has to make a decision by July 1. The Wolves seem convinced that he'll be here. But will they ultimately be right?
Your Voices
March 8, 2011

Tubby's Ski-U-Blah season accepted

Gophers basketball coach Tubby Smith is having a bad season, but he's done enough in his Hall of Fame career to deserve a mulligan...
Your Voices
February 23, 2011

Wherefore art thou, Tubby accepting blame?

Reality: Tubby is having a bad year coaching. It's hard to remember any key play out of a timeout even appearing as if it had a chance to succeed, which is fine if he just once would accept some blame.
Your Voices
February 14, 2011

Trading Liriano foolish unless an established commodity is the return

One Twins' pitcher is making headlines even before he's due to report to Fort Myers by Thursday. Two reports last week suggested that Francisco Liriano is not in the team's long-term plans. If a trade is inevitable, the Twins should be very deliberate in their talks with other organizations.
Your Voices
January 24, 2011

The Great Unknown: Fatherhood

By the time the Timberwolves are officially eliminated from playoff contention, I'll be a dad... and I'm scared.
Your Voices
January 17, 2011

Oh my God, Packers vs. Bears

For those of us who don't detach ourselves from the Vikings have a nightmare on our hands: the Bears and Packers meeting for the NFC championship.
Your Voices
January 9, 2011

Still wondering, will David (Kahn) become Goliath?

Seven first-round picks, and an Al Jefferson trade later, the Wolves are back to where they were in 2008. With the trade deadline six weeks away, and a ton of cap room, what will Wolves president of basketball operations David Kahn accomplish, if anything?
Your Voices
December 31, 2010

Local sports predictions for 2011

2010 provided plenty of fodder for local sports reporters and fans. What might 2011 bring? Here are some predictions.
Your Voices
December 20, 2010

Best for the Vikings: Making it a December not to Remember

Here's what needs to be accomplished in the Vikings' three remaining games: losses. Finishing 5-11 will allow the Vikings to capture the highest possible draft position. In a draft with upper-echelon quarterbacks, this is a necessity.
Your Voices
December 6, 2010

The "U's" real problem: Average Joel (Maturi)

Jerry Kill deserves a chance. But what does Minnesota athletic director Joel Maturi deserve?
Your Voices
November 23, 2010

Firing Childress was a mistake

The decision to fire coach Brad Childress was a mistake by the Wilf family. But not for the reason(s) you might think...
Your Voices
November 17, 2010

The not-so-curious case of the Vikings

The vitriol directed at Vikings coach Brad Childress is out of control. Instead of destroying him, what about directing some of that anger/passion at the players?
Your Voices
November 1, 2010

Men of Troy? One vote for Calhoun to be the next Gophers coach

Joel Maturi's legacy is on the line with this football coaching hire. Will he bleep it up, or land a "Tubby Smith" candidate? The best guess is that he'll land somewhere in the middle. His choice should be Air Force's Troy Calhoun who could turn into a "Tubby Smith."
Your Voices
October 6, 2010

Super Bowl, homeboy?

Only the acquisition of Randy Moss could shift my wife's Vikings' tentacles away from wondering if Kendra Baskett has officially moved to the Twin Cities. This story is a reporter's dream.
Your Voices
September 26, 2010

Not Play 4 Brew, but Pray 4 Brew

Middle Tennessee State should be embarrassed. How did they lose to the Gophers? Head coach Tim Brewster told us that this was his most athletic team to date, and that the program was "light years" ahead of when he took it over. Wrong, and wrong. It's now a matter of when, not if, he'll be relieved of his duties. In a way, I feel sorry for him.
Your Voices
September 12, 2010

Having the three worst losses in school history means it's time

When your players skip out on "Hail Minnesota" at the end of the game; when the TCF Bank Stadium crowd for three straight appearances -- remember the vitriol from the Illinois & South Dakota State games -- turns extremely ugly on the coach and the program; it's time for a change.
Your Voices
August 19, 2010

No longer Central Parked: Winning division not enough this year for the Twins

The pressure is on Twins' starters Scott Baker and Kevin Slowey big-time the rest of the season. But even if they are good enough to help the Twins reach the postseason, more is expected. Winning a playoff series is the difference between this year being a success or not.
Your Voices
July 11, 2010

Mauer power outage should continue through Tuesday

Questioning catcher Joe Mauer's health would be idiotic; if he can't play Sunday, so be it. But he should also sit out Tuesday night's All-Star Game.
Your Voices
June 14, 2010

Trade talk: Twins should go after Cliff Lee

Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline is six weeks away, meaning Twins general manager Bill Smith should be dialing the 206 area code a lot. That is the home for the Seattle Mariners, and more specifically, All-Star pitcher Cliff Lee.
Your Voices
June 14, 2010

All coming out this week: Ricky Martin, the iPad, and a Twins preview

The Twins scored the fifth-most runs in baseball last year ... and their lineup appears to be better. Pitcher Scott Baker and MVP Joe Mauer won't start the season on the disabled list. Reliever Pat Neshek is back. Even with no real closer, the Twins seem poised for a repeat run as A.L. Central champs. We get a breakdown of the team from Jonah Keri, one of the foremost experts around.
Your Voices
May 18, 2010

Web(er) of Intrigue

Adam Weber is 14-24 as the Gophers' starting quarterback. But he also earned second-team All-Big Ten honors in 2008 and has shown flashes of brilliance. He has a chance to go down in school history as perhaps the best signal-caller ever. But a sparkling senior season is necessary.