TIPSHEET

Compiled by Ken Chia

KNOW THIS

With up to six QBs going in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday, it had us looking back. Four times in the Super Bowl era have there been zero QBs drafted in the first round: 1996, 1988, 1985 and 1974. In ’74, no QBs were taken in the second round, either.

WATCH THIS

The last time the Timberwolves and Rockets played a playoff game at Target Center before Saturday, the leading scorers for each team were Dean Garrett and Matt Maloney, respectively. Anyway, now that this year’s Wolves have one victory in their belt, why not try for two? Game 4: 7 p.m. Monday, FSN and TNT.

 

RANDOM FANDOM

“Losing Suter and Parise obviously had a negative impact, but it goes beyond their absence. Perhaps too many ‘pros’ who lack the fire needed to go beyond regular season polite competitiveness and an unwillingness to rise to the do or die mentality needed.”

“washburnlk” on the Wild’s postseason at startribune.com.

TWEETED

“Today, as we watch a baseball game on plastic grass unable to see the sky above because of a fiberglass roof, I’d like to wish you all a happy Earth Day.”

— Twins broadcaster Dick Bremer, along with a photo of Tropicana Field.

@dbremer_pxp