The Big Lie I Admit to Now
lie I can’t shake: Telling myself every spring my golf game is improved.
coaching experience ever: Going undefeated in basketball for two years with
Washburn area junior high kids.
The Minnesota Rouser. When the Gophers are special (and I emphasize
special), the school fight song sends shivers up my back.
trick trivia question from the old days at Met Stadium:
Who is the only person to play for the Twins and Vikings? (Answer: the
I can live without but won’t: Twitter. Follow me: David Shama
my nightstand: The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons,
and A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle.
Nostalgic shopping: Remember when USDA Prime Beef was commonplace at the grocery store?
Unforgettable Gophers football advertisement from long ago: Bronko Nagurski saying,
“When the Vikings lose I get mad. When the Gophers lose I could cry.”
lie awake at night wondering: Is white goateed Twins manager Ron Gardenhire
really Santa Claus?
Question for Vikings owner Zygi Wilf: Would you play Groucho Marx in a remake of the
Favorite winter getaway: Little Cayman Island, Point of Sand. (Don’t tell.)
Biggest worry and hope: This country has a lot of problems, but many amazing
people are doing great things for themselves and others.
People I miss: My mom, dad, uncles and aunts, and favorites from the sports world
including Herb Brooks, Paul Giel and Harmon Killebrew.