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HIBBING — What do you make of the firing of Minnesota Wild coach Bruce Boudreau?

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HIBBING — I would have to say that over the last 13 games, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been tough to watch.

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HIBBING — There’s been a lot of trade rumors going around on social media, which makes them hard to believe in the first place.

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HIBBING — On either Tuesday or Wednesday, I received a letter in the mail, which didn’t have a return address on it, but I opened it anyway.

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HIBBING — The Minnesota Vikings open the wild-card portion of the NFL playoffs today against New Orleans at the Superdome.

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HIBBING — How invigorated are you about the Minnesota Vikings being the No. 6 seed, as it stands now, for the NFL playoffs?

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HIBBING — First off, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

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HIBBING — Well, I think I experienced a first as a worker at the Hibbing Daily Tribune.

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HIBBING — It’s looking more and more that my prediction about the Minnesota Wild winning less than 23 games is going by the wayside.

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HIBBING — Growing up, all I ever heard was how good the University of Minnesota football was, and I know people weren’t kidding.

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HIBBING — As the Minnesota Vikings enter the bye week with an 8-3 record, it certainly looks like they’re headed to the playoffs.

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HIBBING — It was nice to see that Jake Odorizzi wanted to stay with the Minnesota Twins next season.

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HIBBING — I know in Minnesota we have a hard time admitting when we might have something special on our hands.

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HIBBING — A very-old friend of mine, just kidding, John Bazzachini, had been coaching the St. Olaf women’s hockey team for 14 years.

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HIBBING — I can admit when I’m wrong, and I have to say the Minnesota Timberwolves have proved me wrong so far.

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HIBBING — As if winters aren’t long enough in the Northland, all I can say is brace yourself if you’re Minnesota sports fan.

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HIBBING — First off, congratulations to the Minnesota Twins organization for winning the American League Central Division title.

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HIBBING — When the Minnesota Vikings took on the Green Bay Packers last week, I mentioned in my column that there would probably be some funny calls during the game.

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HIBBING — The Minnesota Vikings had a convincing win over the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday, which I predicted they had to do if they wanted to finish with an above .500 record.

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HIBBING — The National Football League season began on Thursday with the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, and the one report I received was that the game looked like a preseason game.

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HIBBING — I must first congratulate Jason Marsh and the Cherry High School football team for their 50-6 victory over Lake of the Woods Friday.

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HIBBING — First off, I have to congratulate Tom Gornick, Mike Swanger and Emily Brownell for winning Mesabi Country Club championships last week.

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HIBBING — Last year at the Mesaba Country Club Men’s Club Tournament, I pulled off a big upset in the championship flight.

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HIBBING — When Thad Levine and Derek Falvey took over the front office of the Minnesota Twins, fans thought things would be different.

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HIBBING — On Saturday, the Hibbing High School class of 1989 held their 30th reunion at the Hibbing Elk’s Club in the old Androy Hotel.

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HIBBING — Even though you know how good he is, it’s still unbelievable what Geno Uhrbom can do.

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I was sitting around the other day and I decided to see how many Grand Rapids coaches I can remember who were at the helm when I first arrived at the Grand Rapids Herald-Review in September 1988.

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I hit the ground running when I took over as the sports editor at the Herald-Review, but at age 62 perhaps I should slow down to a trot.

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HIBBING — I’m not going to mention any names, but on Friday, I got a little irritated on the golf course.

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HIBBING — After nearly 14 years at the job here in Hibbing, it is time for this old codger to move on.

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HIBBING — I know I’m not very bright at times, but I still can’t quite figure out who the MInnesota Timberwolves drafted on Thursday night.

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HIBBING — The Hibbing American Legion baseball team will be playing in the 44th annual Grand Rapids American Legion Baseball Invitational which will be conducted on Friday through Sunday, June 21-23.

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MEDORA, N.D. — If you missed my column on Sunday (and you probably didn’t), my wife and I took the short jaunt out to Medora, N.D., on Thursday, to attend the induction ceremony at the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame.

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HIBBING — Congratulations goes out to Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin (G/N-K) sophomore Geno Uhrbom for winning the Triple Crown of high school distance running.

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HIBBING — At the State Class A Tennis Tournament, there were eight teams in the mix — four public schools and four private schools.

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HIBBING — Congratulations goes out to the Hibbing boys tennis team as it split a pair of dual matches at the state tournament on Tuesday.

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HIBBING — Congratulations to all of the area high school seniors who have graduated, and will be moving onto bigger and better things.

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HIBBING — I know I have written about playing outdoor basketball before, but it was such a big thing in my life growing up that I can’t help but let my mind drift back to those years decades ago when spring outdoor basketball would be played on the courts around the town of Coleraine.

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HIBBING — I’ve been watching some national baseball programs over the past week, and it seems the pundits are forgetting about one team in particular — the Minnesota Twins.

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HIBBING — It’s that time of the year where the high school sports scene will quiet down for the summer.

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HIBBING — While I was sitting in the athletics director’s office last Thursday, Megan Potter came out of her office with a rather interesting question.

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HIBBING — Hibbing High School graduate Deion Harris on Monday signed with the Washington Redskins of the National Football League as an undrafted free agent.

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HIBBING — Congratulations to the Hibbing Community College baseball team on clinching their Northern Division title last week.

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HIBBING — As my son Tony and I were golfing in the Early Bird Meet Saturday at the Mesaba Country Club, the topic of sports never came up.

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HIBBING — It was fun to watch young Jude Sundquist hurl a no-hitter against Mt. Iron-Buhl last week in Chisholm.

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HIBBING — I’ve done a lot of things as sports editor of the Hibbing Daily Tribune, but there was something I had never done before — attend a National Football League draft party.

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