•The Twins hired the search firm Korn Ferry to help them in replacing fired General Manager Terry Ryan. If this search goes as well as the last local team to use Korn Ferry — the Wolves, when they hired Tom Thibodeau — it will be money well spent.
•Packers fans are holding their breath after news emerged that WR Jordy Nelson is having knee problems — this time with his left one. Nelson missed last season because of a torn right ACL.
Joe Nathan and Justin Morneau, Twins stars during the 2000s, still are playing in the same city (Chicago) — but in opposite dugouts. See Nathan's Cubs take on Morneau's White Sox at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
"Nice story. I love to hear real life stories about professional athletes. It shows their human side."
"dghennen" commenting on startribune.com, a story about Joe Mauer missing Game 6 of the 1991 World Series.
"Rutgers & Maryland have had talks about introducing a trophy to their annual game, per RU AD Pat Hobbs. Yes, really."