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Timberwolves Quarterly Update: “Irregularly Irregular”

This article appears on www.derok.net/wolves: Over the years, I’ve managed to make a large number of analogies to the Timberwolves.  There have been references to movies like Rocky IV, The Shawshank Redemption, and even Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  I’ve related the Wolves to songs from U2 and Dave Matthews Band.  But for the […]

Timberwolves Countdown #1 – “Redemption”

Down 3-1 in the Western Conference Finals, the Timberwolves were a game away from elimination and the end of the best season in franchise history.  Our hopes for a championship were dangling by a thread as the odds continued to mount against us.  So I wrote this piece as an encouragement for my fellow fans […]

Timberwolves Countdown #2 – “Reflection”

It was a night that no Timberwolves fan will ever forget.  The Timberwolves, leading their playoff series with the Denver Nuggets 3-1, were poised to break out of the first-round after seven years of failure.  In my last article before that momentous occasion, I took a moment to look back at all the Wolves had […]

Timberwolves Countdown #3 – “My Letter to Kevin Garnett”

Kevin Garnett’s incredible TNT interview during the 2005 All-Star Break revealed a side that most of his fans had never seen.  It was a side of him that made us more proud than ever before to call him our hero.  After watching the leader of our team break down in tears over the state of […]

Milwaukee Reindeer Ruin the Timberwolves’ Christmas

What can I say, this team has been extremely frustrating to watch so far. At times they look fantastic, and on nights like tonight, they make you want to pull your hair out. You don’t think that Glen Taylor has a lot of stock in Rogaine do you… [image] Even McCanta Claus couldn’t bring the […]

Timberwolves Countdown #4 – “All or Nothing”

It is unquestionably the biggest game in Timberwolves history: Game 7 versus the Kings in the 2004 playoffs.  Although KG’s performance that night is now a source of legend in the Twin Cities, the days leading up to that game were characterized by many questioning Kevin Garnett’s manhood, toughness, and ability to win. My preview of that […]

Timberwolves Countdown #5 – “My Second Letter to Kevin Garnett”

My second letter to Kevin Garnett was one of the most heartfelt and meaningful pieces I’ve written.  It’s #5 on the list of my Top 10 favorite Timberwolves articles. [image]  Should he stay? Should he go? Every true Wolves fan knows the right answer. [image2] It’s me again, “One Shot”, DeROK.  Another season has come […]

Kevin Garnett for Head Coach

“We can’t keep depending on our coaches to make decisions. “We’ve got to use our IQs and our basketball knowledge to figure things out and maybe call timeouts and maybe go to a zone.” – Kevin Garnett Look, I don’t claim to be some basketball genius. But I think I know a thing or two […]

Timberwolves Countdown #6 – “I Can Feel It”

After the Timberwolves were defeated in the 2004 Western Conference Finals, there were a lot of heavy hearts in the Twin Cities. But despite enormous disappointment, I couldn’t deny the most important part of our unforgettable season. This article is #6 of my Top 10 favorite Timberwolves articles. [image]  While they didn’t win a title, […]

Lakers outscore Timberwolves 34-7 in the Fourth Quarter

All I have to say is that if Dwane Casey is still the head coach when I wake up in the morning… I don’t even know what I’ll do, but it won’t be good.  I know it was the players playing and not the coach, but where were the timely timeouts? Where were the offensive […]

Timberwolves Countdown #7 – “A Resolution”

As the calender turned over to 2005 for the Timberwolves and Sam Cassell and Latrell Sprewell remained disgruntled, I felt the need to rally the troops for the remainder of the season in any small way I could.  This article urged the Wolves and their fans to keep striving for excellence, despite our sluggish start.  […]

Timberwolves Countdown #8 – “The Russian Is Cut!”

After getting blown out in Game 1 of their first round series with the Lakers, the Timberwolves struck back with one of their most memorable games in history. The article covering that game is #8 in my Top 10 favorite Wolves articles. [image]  Troy Hudson and the Wolves drew blood in their battle with the […]

Timberwolves Countdown #9 – “My Team. My Time.”

This article appeared on the Minnesota Timberwolves Den at DeROK.Net back in April of ‘05.  It’s Number 9 of my Top 10 favorite Wolves articles. [image]  The 2004-2005 NBA Season was a tough test for Kevin Garnett and his fans. [image2] I can’t believe I’m writing this.  It’s only been eighty-one games.  Yet I’m writing my eulogy […]

Milwaukee Bucks New Holiday Logo

After waking up this morning, I realized that I had totally killed my opportunity to properly mock the Bucks new color scheme last night. In my haste to wrap things up quickly, I photoshopped a red nose on the existing mascot.  In retrospect, what I should’ve done is take the extra five minutes to put […]

Denver Nuggets, er, Thuggets Earn Their Name

Oh. my. goodness.  I have been saying for years that the Denver Nuggets were just a huge group of classless thugs.  For those of you who were on the fence regarding this issue, I rest my case after tonight.  If the gigantic brawl that took place in Madison Square Garden wasn’t proof enough, I don’t […]

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