An overmatched defense and absurd special teams — caused by COVID-19 absences and injuries — turned a highly anticipated opener into a one-sided contest. Michigan's offense basically did whatever it wanted all game.
It was Sid Hartman who brokered the deal to buy the Detroit Gems and move the franchise to Minnesota, a Lakers team that won six league championships in seven years starting in 1947-48 — the first in the NBL, the final five in the NBA.
The Loons avoided a draw for the fifth time in their past eight games by being both resilient and lucky, winning on second-half substitute Aaron Schoenfeld's pinball goal as the final seconds ticked away.
Through the years the must-listen, three-hour "Sports Huddle with Sid and Dave" dominated its time slot with guests that included sports' biggest names and redefined how station managers program sleepy Sunday mornings.
10:00Watch the big plays from the opening week of Minnesota high school football, including big wins for Lakeville South and Hutchinson. Look for a schedule of upcoming games in the Star Tribune Sports section and at startribune.com/sports. Highlights provided by Prep Spotlight TV, which also provides live web coverage of selected games.