David Shama’s Minnesota Sports Headliners is devoted to covering the newsmakers that interest readers the most. The column delivers news you may not read elsewhere and provides insights about the lives of players, coaches, management and ownership that local sports fans follow with passion.
David Shama is a former sports editor and columnist with local publications. His writing and reporting experiences include covering the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Gophers.
Shama’s career experiences also include sports marketing. He is the former Marketing Director of the Minnesota North Stars of the NHL. He is also the former Marketing Director of the United States Tennis Association’s Northern Section.
A native of Minneapolis, Shama has been part of the community his entire life. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota where he majored in journalism. He also has a Master’s degree in education from the University of St. Thomas. He was a member of the Governor’s NBA’s Task Force to help create interest in bringing pro basketball to town in the 1980s.
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Evening column. And you nailed it. Right to the wall. The Vikes had more
strange things happen to them this year than any Purple and Gold team in
history. And somehow, they survived it.”
words and well informed writing really does make a difference in many
people’s lives, no matter how distant of sidelines we stand on. Thank
him for his passion for the written word and the manner and integrity in
which he so professionally communicates. Many of us could stop, look,
and listen, to how he goes about conducting his business. Thank you from
one of those guys standing on one of those distant sidelines.”
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for a great article on explaining why the Big Ten is having such a
difficult time in producing winning programs. I believe your article
was 'right on the money' and until top administrators acknowledge the
'problem,' the situation will only get worst. I forwarded the article
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