Weekend wrap up
PHERSY:Well, it was an interesting weekend, with the Masters, plus the Wild and Twins in action (Wolves don't count).
The Wild beat Colorado 3-2 in OT on Friday night. It was a huge win for a team that probably was all but eliminated from the playoffs if they had lost. Now, it's anybody's series. If I were a betting man, I'd take the Wild. I think this series is going seven games, but I think the Wild will get it done at the X and move on to the Western Conference semis. Injuries are really slowing this team right now. But Lemaire, and his 3,000 line combos, will find a way.
The Twins split with the Royals on Saturday and Sunday. They're a .500 club, and I still don't see a reason to expect much more this season. Lirano looked really rough in his first start with the big-league club. Still, for the most part, the rotation has been solid through the first few weeks.
Now, about the Masters ... Feldy's boy Brandt Snedeker choked, big time. It's too bad. Snedeker is such a nice dude. When he won out at Somerby, he couldn't have been a better interview. He had that same smile on his face the whole time he played here in southeastern Minnesota two summers ago. But it was Trevor Immelman's tournament. It sure would have been more exciting if Snedeker had played well Sunday, though.
Feldy is on his way back to Minnesota now. And with that crazy man-love he has for Snedeker, he's probably been crying the whole way home. While Snedeker was speaking to the media yesterday, he was crying. And I kept waiting for Feldy's little hand to pop into the screen and wipe away the tears for him. But I suppose Feldy was too busy crying himself. Oh well!
One other item of note that happened Friday night ... Rochester's Travis Wiuff won the first ever YAMMA heavyweight championship. Wiuff won three fights during an eight-man tournament, including a semifinals win over former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez. I'd say it's the biggest win of Wiuff's career. Wiuff went on to beat Chris Tuscherer, a North Dakota boy much like Feldy. Tuscherer trains with Brock Lesnar at Minnesota Mixed Martial Arts, and he was unbeaten heading into his fight with Wiuff.
Hopefully the tournament victory will propel Wiuff back into the UFC. Just in time for the UFC's MInnesota debut in August! Congrats to The Diesel, Travis Wiuff!
And don't forget, April 26 is Spring Sting at Graham Arena. It's a combo MMA/boxing card. Sounds like all three area UFC vets ... Wiuff, Tommy Speer and Logan Clark ... will be in the building.
Well, that's all I've got for now. I can't wait to hear what Feldy has to say when he returns to Minnesota!