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Best thing in pro sports

Posted Thursday, June 13th, 2019 07:36 am GMT -5 in Hockey,Sports,Television at 7:36 AM

From the handshake line to the booing of Bettman and the handoff of the trophy

Originally published by DK on June 13, 2019 at 7:36 am

U.S. sports betting year one

Posted Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 04:40 pm GMT -5 in Business,Casinos,Links,Sports at 4:40 PM

http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/26740441/one-year-legal-us-sports-betting-learned

Originally published by DK on May 14, 2019 at 4:40 pm

Great tech here

Posted Friday, May 10th, 2019 01:53 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Friends,Sports at 1:53 PM

Congrats to Yagya and Atomic Data on some very smart work

Originally published by DK on May 10, 2019 at 1:53 pm

River still a bit high

Posted Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 04:04 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Sports,Weather at 4:04 PM

…but got to ride the whole river path today (before the rain)

Originally published by DK on May 8, 2019 at 4:04 pm

Beautiful day to ride

Posted Monday, May 6th, 2019 12:16 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Sports,Weather at 12:16 PM

I’m so out of shape – this month should help a lot

Originally published by DK on May 6, 2019 at 12:16 pm

New purchases

Posted Saturday, April 27th, 2019 03:12 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Personal,Sports at 3:12 PM

Part I – protect the brain

Originally published by DK on April 27, 2019 at 3:12 pm

If you draft another corner…

Posted Thursday, April 25th, 2019 09:20 pm GMT -5 in Football,Sports,Work at 9:20 PM

…don’t come home

Originally published by DK on April 25, 2019 at 9:20 pm

They got out just in time

Posted Thursday, April 11th, 2019 08:47 am GMT -5 in Sports,Weather at 8:47 AM

Of course it needs to snow again

Originally published by DK on April 11, 2019 at 8:47 am

The Road Ends

Posted Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 03:18 am GMT -5 in Sports,Work at 3:18 AM

Yup, I’m still here (no trains until 4:13am)

Originally published by DK on April 9, 2019 at 3:18 am

The road to the pizza party

Posted Monday, April 8th, 2019 03:11 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends,Sports,Work at 3:11 PM

…ends here.

Originally published by DK on April 8, 2019 at 3:11 pm

The league’s best venue

Posted Sunday, April 7th, 2019 04:07 pm GMT -5 in Football,Links,Sports,Work at 4:07 PM

Vikings stadium seamlessly transitions to basketball hub

Originally published by DK on April 7, 2019 at 4:07 pm

This is really nice

Posted Saturday, April 6th, 2019 03:06 pm GMT -5 in Music,Sports at 3:06 PM

Bravo, Timberwolves

Originally published by DK on April 6, 2019 at 3:06 pm

Not our worst season

Posted Saturday, April 6th, 2019 02:59 pm GMT -5 in Sports,Work at 2:59 PM

TRUTH

Originally published by DK on April 6, 2019 at 2:59 pm

DO feed the nerds

Posted Thursday, April 4th, 2019 09:30 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends,Sports,Work at 9:30 PM

IT Command will be the place to be the next three days

Originally published by DK on April 4, 2019 at 9:30 pm

Hello, Pup

Posted Monday, April 1st, 2019 08:17 pm GMT -5 in Sports at 8:17 PM

You never know what will happen at Target Center these days

Originally published by DK on April 1, 2019 at 8:17 pm

This should be fun

Posted Thursday, March 28th, 2019 01:36 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,News,Sports at 1:36 PM

Happy Baseball Opener everyone!

Originally published by DK on March 28, 2019 at 1:36 pm

Pork Boy

Posted Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 08:32 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Sports,Work at 8:32 PM

We are all just a bunch of meat sacks…

Originally published by DK on March 27, 2019 at 8:32 pm

Prince sound bites rule

Posted Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 07:26 pm GMT -5 in Music,Sports at 7:26 PM

Every Minnesota team should do that for every game

Originally published by DK on March 19, 2019 at 7:26 pm

Hey look, it’s Shelly!

Posted Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 07:10 pm GMT -5 in Family,Friends,Sports at 7:10 PM

Timberwolves vs. Golden State @ Target Center

Originally published by DK on March 19, 2019 at 7:10 pm

Happy Shamrock Shake Day!

Posted Sunday, March 17th, 2019 03:25 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Fashion,Holidays,Sports at 3:25 PM

I finally own a green hat to wear once a year

Originally published by DK on March 17, 2019 at 3:25 pm

The Grand Flownale

Posted Sunday, March 10th, 2019 11:43 am GMT -5 in Fashion,Hockey,Links,Schools,Sports at 11:43 AM

Originally published by DK on March 10, 2019 at 11:43 am

The banners are up

Posted Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 10:38 pm GMT -5 in Sports,Work at 10:38 PM

…and the countdown is on

Originally published by DK on March 6, 2019 at 10:38 pm

Wish I could see the ball

Posted Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 07:47 pm GMT -5 in Personal,Sports at 7:47 PM

Return to this game will be a while, unfortunately

Originally published by DK on February 27, 2019 at 7:47 pm

That time of the year

Posted Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 07:23 am GMT -5 in Hockey,Sports at 7:23 AM

In or out?

Originally published by DK on February 26, 2019 at 7:23 am

On to the End of the Road

Posted Sunday, February 17th, 2019 06:40 pm GMT -5 in Family,Friends,Sports,Work at 6:40 PM

Now that Monster Jam is over, it’s full on Final Four

Originally published by DK on February 17, 2019 at 6:40 pm

Baby Diggers in the house

Posted Friday, February 15th, 2019 10:06 am GMT -5 in Sports,Work at 10:06 AM

What a franchise, eh?

Originally published by DK on February 15, 2019 at 10:06 am

Bring on the Monsters

Posted Monday, February 11th, 2019 02:16 pm GMT -5 in Sports,Work at 2:16 PM

Monster Jam returns Saturday

Originally published by DK on February 11, 2019 at 2:16 pm

Today at the stadium

Posted Saturday, February 9th, 2019 04:29 pm GMT -5 in History,Sports,Technology,Work at 4:29 PM

I thought I felt a little déjà vu

Originally published by DK on February 9, 2019 at 4:29 pm

Everybody does it different

Posted Thursday, January 10th, 2019 07:48 pm GMT -5 in History,Sports,Technology at 7:48 PM

Like the surface charge space, though

Originally published by DK on January 10, 2019 at 7:48 pm

They lit the tree

Posted Saturday, December 1st, 2018 01:38 pm GMT -5 in Holidays,Sports at 1:38 PM

Before basketball – not lit, after basketball – lit

Originally published by DK on December 1, 2018 at 1:38 pm

The ops team rocked it

Posted Saturday, December 1st, 2018 01:35 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Sports,Work at 1:35 PM

The place looked great – nicely done

Originally published by DK on December 1, 2018 at 1:35 pm

NotATweet: Timberwolves home opener

Posted Friday, October 19th, 2018 06:47 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Sports,Work at 6:47 PM

Good luck to Justin and his team at tonight’s Timberwolves home opener against Cleveland

Originally published by DK on October 19, 2018 at 6:47 pm

Beware, creatures of the forest

Posted Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 07:23 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Sports at 7:23 PM

The huntin’ time has arrived…

Originally published by DK on September 25, 2018 at 7:23 pm

NotATweet: 2018 Superior Fall races

Posted Saturday, September 8th, 2018 11:13 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Marathons,Running,Sports,Tweets at 11:13 PM

Congrats to Kaitlyn (50 miles) and all the other amazing Superior fall trail racers

Originally published by DK on September 8, 2018 at 11:13 pm

My first stadium

Posted Thursday, August 16th, 2018 12:04 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Football,History,Sports at 12:04 PM

Don’t think I saw a Vikings game, but saw lots of Twins there

Originally published by DK on August 16, 2018 at 12:04 pm

Don’t envy goalies

Posted Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 05:56 pm GMT -5 in Sports,Work at 5:56 PM

Those nets are huge

Originally published by DK on July 31, 2018 at 5:56 pm

First timer at CHS Field

Posted Sunday, July 29th, 2018 05:01 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Family,Sports at 5:01 PM

Hope they play better than last night

Originally published by DK on July 29, 2018 at 5:01 pm

Historic Height

Posted Friday, July 20th, 2018 08:32 pm GMT -5 in History,Sports,Work at 8:32 PM

Highest quarter pipe jump ever @ X Games

Originally published by DK on July 20, 2018 at 8:32 pm

Unlike all others

Posted Friday, July 20th, 2018 10:30 am GMT -5 in Art,Sports,Work at 10:30 AM

X Games is such a cool event

Originally published by DK on July 20, 2018 at 10:30 am

Work on the train

Posted Friday, June 22nd, 2018 12:55 pm GMT -5 in Sports,Work at 12:55 PM

July will be busy

Originally published by DK on June 22, 2018 at 12:55 pm

Coming soon to St. Paul

Posted Thursday, June 7th, 2018 02:27 am GMT -5 in Sports at 2:27 AM

Hope to hear lots of Oasis (and Rhymesayers)

Originally published by DK on June 7, 2018 at 2:27 am

The God of Hong Kong Horses

Posted Monday, May 7th, 2018 04:06 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Links,Sports at 4:06 PM

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-05-03/the-gambler-who-cracked-the-horse-racing-code

Originally published by DK on May 7, 2018 at 4:06 pm

No snow or ice here

Posted Saturday, April 14th, 2018 11:27 am GMT -5 in Sports,Work at 11:27 AM

Just a whole lotta dirt and gas fumes

Originally published by DK on April 14, 2018 at 11:27 am

Got my Duke

Posted Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 12:44 pm GMT -5 in Football,Shopping,Sports,Work at 12:44 PM

The big staff sale finally made it reasonable

Originally published by DK on March 7, 2018 at 12:44 pm

Had to do this one

Posted Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 10:00 pm GMT -5 in Family,Personal,Sports at 10:00 PM

Miss you, Mom ❤️

Originally published by DK on February 14, 2018 at 10:00 pm

Two achievements unlocked

Posted Monday, February 5th, 2018 12:42 pm GMT -5 in Football,Sports,Work at 12:42 PM

Step 1: open building. Step 2: host Super Bowl LII

Originally published by DK on February 5, 2018 at 12:42 pm

Cool to be on the floor

Posted Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 09:24 pm GMT -5 in Sports,Work at 9:24 PM

First annual Minnesota Sports Awards, Target Center

Originally published by DK on December 13, 2017 at 9:24 pm

Last 4:45am start this week

Posted Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 06:04 am GMT -5 in Schools,Sports,Work at 6:04 AM

MSHSL State Soccer Championship Day ⚽️

Originally published by DK on November 2, 2017 at 6:04 am

A turkey to close ? ?

Posted Thursday, October 19th, 2017 08:42 am GMT -5 in Family,Sports,Travel at 8:42 AM

Not bad for being rusty

Originally published by DK on October 19, 2017 at 8:42 am

Back at it

Posted Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 09:48 pm GMT -5 in Family,Sports at 9:48 PM

The Tuesday night $5 special with MK

Originally published by DK on August 1, 2017 at 9:48 pm

Sunday with the Saints

Posted Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 04:57 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Food,Sports at 4:57 PM

Mac and meat is my new favorite 

Originally published by DK on July 23, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Stripes or solids?

Posted Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 09:13 pm GMT -5 in Family,Friends,Sports at 9:13 PM

Nice to finally play again

Originally published by DK on July 19, 2017 at 9:13 pm

Finally tried this out

Posted Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 07:58 pm GMT -5 in Sports at 7:58 PM

Cheaper just to use your own, no?

Originally published by DK on July 18, 2017 at 7:58 pm

Adam was busy

Posted Monday, July 17th, 2017 03:14 pm GMT -5 in Art,Pop Culture,Sports,Work at 3:14 PM

So much cool X Games art

Originally published by DK on July 17, 2017 at 3:14 pm

It’s a wrap!

Posted Sunday, July 16th, 2017 06:31 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Sports,Work at 6:31 PM

X Games year one is in the books – learned so much

Originally published by DK on July 16, 2017 at 6:31 pm

X Games Reflections

Posted Saturday, July 15th, 2017 03:06 pm GMT -5 in Sports,Work at 3:06 PM

Medtronic Plaza @ U.S. Bank Stadium

Originally published by DK on July 15, 2017 at 3:06 pm

Not a bad view

Posted Friday, July 14th, 2017 11:20 pm GMT -5 in Sports,Work at 11:20 PM

The Big Air people aren’t right in the head

Originally published by DK on July 14, 2017 at 11:20 pm

It’s almost showtime

Posted Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 12:58 pm GMT -5 in Pop Culture,Sports,Work at 12:58 PM

And I think we are mostly ready

Originally published by DK on July 12, 2017 at 12:58 pm

Canoeing on Vermilion

Posted Monday, July 3rd, 2017 02:54 pm GMT -5 in Family,Sports,Travel at 2:54 PM

So much work, but well worth it

Originally published by DK on July 3, 2017 at 2:54 pm

Bulldog racing, FTW

Posted Monday, May 29th, 2017 03:00 pm GMT -5 in Pets,Sports at 3:00 PM

Memorial Day @ Canterbury Park

Originally published by DK on May 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Ray Lewis on the attack

Posted Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 04:26 pm GMT -5 in Family,Schools,Sports at 4:26 PM

Finally got to see MK play lax (final game of the year), Shakopee South

Originally published by DK on May 23, 2017 at 4:26 pm

Work it, Jim

Posted Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 11:11 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Friends,Sports at 11:11 PM

Mr. Cunningham does such a great job for the Twins (and Wild)

Originally published by DK on May 16, 2017 at 11:11 pm

Aerosmith at the Final Four

Posted Sunday, May 14th, 2017 11:00 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Sports,Travel at 11:00 PM

My job took me to Phoenix for the Final Four college basketball tournament this year (in anticipation of our stadium hosting in 2019), where I learned a lot about the preparation and logistics needed to put on this major event. With the first two semifinal games on Saturday and the finals on Monday night, I was able to sneak away on Sunday, April 1, to attend the Capital One JamFest.

The NCAA puts on a series of concerts over the weekend each year, but this was the only day I could go to the Arizona edition. This turned out great, as that day had the lineup I most wanted to see:

  • Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
  • Blink 182
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Aerosmith

I’ve seen the Night Sweats and Macklemore before, but Aerosmith was on my bucket list (I think Blink 182 skipped my generation – don’t think I knew any of their songs, to be honest). Leon Bridges played the night before and made a quick cameo with Nathaniel Rateliff during S.O.B., which was cool (I’ve seen Leon a few times, but was still sad his set was during the semifinal games).

The local paper has a summary of the day here, which was highlighted by massive crowd control issues at Margaret T. Hance Park. Thankfully my NCAA credential got me in, because there was no way the police were letting in more than 20,000 people. I got there just as Night Sweats took the stage, positioning myself in front of the sound board and large lighting tower. I ended up getting pushed up farther and farther with each act, which included my first close-up encounter with a real mosh pit during the Blink set (waaaaay too intense for my tastes).

The concerts went on for seven and a half hours, which meant I nearly passed out from dehydration by the end. In hindsight, I was glad that I didn’t give up my spot, as watching Steven Tyler from about 15 feet away singing Dream On was a lifetime concert highlight for me (pictures after the jump). The openers sounded great, Blink was almost as energetic as their fan base, Macklemore put on a high-quality set reminiscent of his Minnesota State Fair show, while the Bad Boys of Boston really lived up to my high expectations (hard to believe those guys are all nearly 70).

Charles Barkley and Jim Nantz also made an appearance in between sets, along with about ten million Capital One promotions…


Originally published by DK on May 14, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Showtime

Posted Monday, April 3rd, 2017 08:24 pm GMT -5 in Sports,Travel,Work at 8:24 PM

The road ends now

Originally published by DK on April 3, 2017 at 8:24 pm

Almost time to dance

Posted Monday, April 3rd, 2017 05:28 pm GMT -5 in Schools,Sports,Work at 5:28 PM

Gonzaga vs. North Carolina @ 6pm local

Originally published by DK on April 3, 2017 at 5:28 pm

This press box is so chill

Posted Saturday, April 1st, 2017 07:02 pm GMT -5 in Sports,Travel,Work at 7:02 PM

But it’s crazy out there

Originally published by DK on April 1, 2017 at 7:02 pm

We are all from Spokane

Posted Saturday, April 1st, 2017 07:00 pm GMT -5 in Schools,Sports,Travel,Work at 7:00 PM

I do have a dog in this fight

Originally published by DK on April 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm

90 minutes in traffic

Posted Saturday, April 1st, 2017 06:58 pm GMT -5 in Sports,Travel,Work at 6:58 PM

…then 15 minute security line

Originally published by DK on April 1, 2017 at 6:58 pm

Courtside is intense

Posted Saturday, April 1st, 2017 02:56 pm GMT -5 in Sports,Technology,Travel at 2:56 PM

Looks like we need some wires in the middle of the field

Originally published by DK on April 1, 2017 at 2:56 pm

The merch is on point

Posted Friday, March 31st, 2017 10:24 pm GMT -5 in Shopping,Sports,Travel,Work at 10:24 PM

One of my Final Four souvenirs (also got a hat)

Originally published by DK on March 31, 2017 at 10:24 pm
 

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