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KNOW THIS

– he actually gets days off – but here's a Happy Birthday shout out to the Star Tribune's senior sports columnist, who has been writing columns about his close personal friends and his favorite teams for 69 years. Happy 96th, Sid!

WATCH THIS

If you don't want to pay attention to the "First Four" games of the NCAA men's tournament (and I don't blame you), try Wild at Ottawa (6:30 p.m., FSN) instead. Every game is huge for the Wild down the stretch.

RANDOM FANDOM

"The U did (Tubby Smith) a favor by firing him. Made him wake up and realize you actually have to put in some effort to succeed. He would have continued to sleepwalk through seasons at the U of M."

"gr2010" commenting on startribune.com.

TWEETED

"I see we've reached 'he's having a good/bad spring' territory. Right now hitters have around 15 at-bats. No one has really had anything yet." @AaronGleeman