Best Minnesota Sports Arguments [NOOK Book]


100 great sports debates for each city-from who was the best coach to what was the best play of all time.

The perfect gift for sports fans-the series that's sweeping the nation, and is already a hit in Boston, Chicago and New York.

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100 great sports debates for each city-from who was the best coach to what was the best play of all time.

The perfect gift for sports fans-the series that's sweeping the nation, and is already a hit in Boston, Chicago and New York.

The best debates for rabid fans

The Best Sports Arguments gives each city or region all the best arguments of their hometown teams, with expert answers from top sports media figures. In fact, the Best Sports Arguments series is the #1 sports debates series on the market! Why?

-Each book features 100 debates, the most of any series!
-Each city's book is written by authors well-known in the region, leading to fan recognition and media interest.
-They make perfect gifts for sports fans of any age.
-And the debates go on!
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Who is the greatest Minnesota Twin ever: Rod Carew or Harmon Killebrew? What's the best trade the Minnesota Vikings have ever made? And which was the worst? Can you name the greatest sports moment in North Star State history? Who is the greatest defensive player to wear the purple-and-white of the Vikings? What are the high points of the Timberwolves' brief NBA history? The Best Minnesota Sports Arguments will keep participants in the Hot Stove League warm and engaged even during the most frigid upstate winter.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402249297
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Series: Best Sports Arguments
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Bob Sansevere is a sports columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and a member of the KQRS Morning Show, one of the highest-rated morning radio shows in America. He has appeared on ESPN's Cold Pizza and does weekly sports commentary for ABC affiliate KSTP-TV. Bob and his wife, Mary, have four children and live in Orono, Minnesota.
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Table of Contents


Pro Football
1. Why Are the Vikings More Popular Than the Twins? -
2. Who Was the Worst Teammate in Minnesota Sports History?
3. What Was the Most Disappointing Loss in Minnesota Sports History?
4. Which Out-of-Town Athlete Stuck the Biggest Dagger in the Hearts of Minnesotans?
5. Of All the Vikings' Great Defensive Linemen, Who Would Make Up Their All-Time Greatest Front Four?
6. Were the Vikings Responsible for the Dallas Cowboys' Mini-Dynasty in the 1990s?
7. Who Was Minnesota's Worst Coach/Manager?
8. What Was the Most Selfish Act Committed by a Minnesota Athlete?
9. Was it a Mistake for the Vikings to Move into the Metrodome?
10. Who Was the Vikings' Best and Worst Quarterback?
11. Who Is Minnesota's George Bailey?
12. Was Denny Green a Lousy Coach?
13. Who Was the Viking's Biggest Draft-Day Bust? -
14. Who Was Minnesota's Most Underrated Coach? -
15. What Was the Dumbest Thing a Minnesota Coach Ever Did That Didn't Take Place in a Game?
16. What Minnesota Athlete Found the Most Success after Retiring from the Game?
17. Did Mike Tice Get a Fair Shot?
18. What Were Denny Green's Best Lines?
19. What Was the Best Trade Ever by a Minnesota Team?
20. What Was the Oddest Thing a Minnesota Athlete Did (Pro Division)?
21. Who Really Built the Purple People Eaters?
22. What Was the Vikings' Worst Draft?
23. Who's on the Vikings' All-Time Fantasy Team?
24. Who Was the Vikings' Best Open-Field Tackler?
25. Who's on the Vikings' All-Time Offense?
26. Who's on the Vikings' All-Time Defense?

Around Town
27. Why Would You Ever Argue How Minnesota's Professional Teams Got Their Names?
28. What Are the Three Best Sports-Related Movies with a Minnesota Connection, and What's One Good Piece of Trivia from Each Movie?
29. What Minnesota Sports Venues Have Food That's Edible and Tasty? -
30. What Are the Three Best Places for Budget-Minded Parents to Take Kids to Learn about Minnesota Sports?
31. What Are the Best Bits of Minnesota Sports Trivia You've Never Heard?
32. Should Minnesota's Native Americans Put Casino Money toward Stadiums?
33. What if Some Things That Happened Never Happened? -
34. Who Is Minnesota's Most Popular Sports Artist?
35. What Media Personality Impacted Minnesota Sports More Than Anyone Else?

36. Which of the Twins' World Series Championships Was Most Special?-
37. Who Was More Impressive in the 1991 World Series:Kirby Puckett in Game 6 or Jack Morris in Game 7? -
38. Which Professional Minnesota Athlete Should a Gal Want to Bring Home to Meet the Folks?
39. What's a Bigger Travesty, the Baseball Hall of Fame without Bert Blyleven or without Jack Morris?
40. Was Kirby Puckett a Great Guy? -
41. Does Tony Oliva Belong in the Hall of Fame?
42. What Was the Worst Decision by a Twins Executive Not Named Calvin Griffith?
43. Besides Molson Beer, What Was Canada's Best Export to Minnesota? -
44. Which Minnesota Athlete Got the Best Send-Off to the Hereafter?
45. What Was the Best Sports-Related Promotion in Minnesota History?
46. Who's the Best Baseball Player to Come Out of St. Paul?
47. Who Was Minnesota's First Great Home Run Hitter?
48. Who Is Minnesota's Most Forgotten Hall of Famer?
49. Who Made the Greatest Catch in Minnesota History?
50. Who Was a Better Gold Glove Center Fielder, Kirby or Torii?
51. Who Was the Best Hall of Fame Center Fielder Ever to Play for a Minnesota Team?
52. Which Twins Would You Want in Crunch Time?
53. Who Should Puckett and Morris Have Thanked for Their 1991 World Series Rings?
54. Who Would Be in the Twins' All-Time Best Batting Order?
55. Who's on the Twins' All-Time Pitching Staff?
56. Which Twins Had the Best Nicknames? -
57. Who Was the True Voice of the Twins?
58. Who Will the Twins' Ace Be When Their New Stadium Opens?

Pro Basketball -
59. Who Was Minnesota's Greatest Pro Athlete?
60. If Kevin Garnett Is So Great, Why Didn't He Rack Up NBA Titles?
61. Who Was Minnesota's Best Homegrown Basketball Player?
62. Did a Psychic Foretell the Coming of Kevin Garnett and Stephon Marbury?

63. Who Was the Cheapest Owner in Minnesota Sports History?.
64. Who Was Minnesota's Best Homegrown Hockey Player?
65. Besides Mario, Who Hurt the North Stars in the 1991 Stanley Cup Finals?
66. Who Had the Most Jaw-Dropping, Eye-Popping Goal Ever for a Minnesota Team?
67. Who Were the Five Best Scorers on Minnesota's NHL Teams?. -
68. Who's on Minnesota's Hockey Dream Team? (Part I, Male Forwards)
69. Who's on Minnesota's Hockey Dream Team? (Part II, Male Defensemen and Goaltender)
70. Who's on Minnesota's Hockey Dream Team? (Part III, Women Only)
71. High School, College, or Pro, Who Are Minnesota's Top Hockey Coaches?

72. Is Figure Skating a Sport and Are the Skaters Athletes?
73. Would Minnesota Roads Be Friendlier with Fewer Bicylists?
74. Who's Minnesota's Greatest Golfer?
75. Who Was the Most Successful Race Horse with Minnesota Ties?

College/High School
76. Was Glen Mason a Good Coach? -
77. Is the Gophers' New Football Stadium Going to Be Big Enough?
78. Did Anything Good Come Out of the Gophers' Cheating Scandal?
79. Was Anything Funny About the Gophers' Cheating Scandal?
80. What Was the Oddest Thing a Minnesota Athlete Ever Did? (College Division) -
81. Besides Bud Grant, Which Minnesota Coach Should Have Something Named after Him?
82. Who's the Least-Known Successful Coach the Gophers Ever Had? -
83. Does Minnesota's High School League Crown Too Many Champions? -
84. What Minnesota Coach Would You Want Your Kids to Play For?
85. Did Genetics Make Mike Grant the Coach He Is Today?

The Great, the Awful, and the Newsworthy
86. Who Belongs on Minnesota's Mount Rushmore of Coaches/Managers?
87. Who Belongs on Minnesota's Mount Rushmore of Athletes?
88. Who Was Minnesota's All-Time Best All-Around Athlete?
89. What Is Minnesota's Most Infamous Sports-Related Scandal?
90. What Were Minnesota's Darkest Days for Fan Behavior?
91. What Is Minnesota's All-Time Best Mascot?
92. What Was the Worst Idea for a Minnesota Pro Franchise?
93. What Was the Biggest 12 month Period in Minnesota Sports?
94. Why Do Minnesota Athletes Get in So Much Trouble? -
95. Which Minnesota Athletes Were Most Inspirational? -
96. Who Are Minnesota's Most Athletically Successful Siblings? -
97. What Were Minnesota's Three Best Sports-Related Inventions?
98. What Were Minnesota's Three Best Sports-Related Creations? -
99. What Tragic Deaths Hit Minnesotans the Hardest? -
100. Who Are Minnesota's Hall of Famers of Tomorrow? -

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    Posted November 29, 2007

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    Fresh and exciting look at Twin Cities Sports from a writer who's no afraid to 'lay-it-out'. It's about time someone gets down and boggie's with his pen rather than playing it safe like most TC Writers...thanks Bob! I will be giving this to everyone for Christmas this year!

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