Souhan: If playoffs arrive, please act smart; Okie dokie?

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 23, 2012 - 12:47 PM

Oklahoma City is whooping it up during the Thunder's playoff run, but the antics are a bit stale. We can do better in Minnesota, if we ever get the chance.

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andyiscoolMay. 22, 1210:35 PM

i agree with all but 8 most announcers favor a team in any sport.

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neumannincMay. 22, 1210:42 PM

Yes! Well said, Jim. If anyone questions #1, just recall that Tim Brewster attempted to incite a "gold out."

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rabblerouse1May. 22, 1211:23 PM

Souhan - I typically agree with you, but I have to vehemently disagree with this one. Our playoff drought must have left you a bit ornery. The whole fun of postseason play from a fan perspective is to get caught up in all the hoopla and act like a kid for a night. It's a nice reprieve from the daily grind. Lighten up...dude.

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skolvikings2May. 22, 1211:25 PM

Yikes, totally disagree with most (but certainly not all) of what was written here.

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ActTwoMay. 23, 12 5:38 AM

So we should all go to the game and act like sportswriters? Should we wear khaki's and a button down white shirt or khaki's and a white golf shirt?

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cutthebullMay. 23, 12 8:21 AM

I like his advice to team marketing departments to try to be unique to your location, not just copying what the big boys do. His fan advice is mostly wrong, though. A better tip: if your favorite team makes the playoffs, do what you want to do, enjoy it, and don't give a thought to what "sophisticated" sports media on the coasts (or in the Strib) are going to think. The OKC fans might seem provincial and uncool, but at least they have enthusiasm and are having a blast supporting their team, so let them do whatever they feel like.

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nowilffare1May. 23, 12 8:27 AM

skolvikings2- of course you do... your name is skolvikings2--- You chose a name that SCREAMS pathetic rube wannabe, who has no life and so self respect. You love wearing jerseys, you would love a free t shirt that make you look like a first grader... This article is aimed at you trying to make you realize how lame you are!

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muckandgrindMay. 23, 12 8:30 AM

Three things make me cringe everythime I hear/see them: The Macarena, The Wave, and White/Blue/Red Outs.

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dubjay96May. 23, 12 8:33 AM

In other words, DON'T HAVE FUN! Just shows you the perspective of someone who is paid to work at sporting events vs. people who go there because they actually enjoy sports. I don't know why Strib insists on hiring sportswriters who don't, you know, enjoy sports. It's been that way for decades, at least since Barreiro and Reusse came on board. Maybe they should do that for other sections of the paper too. Hire travel writers who hate to travel so they can suck the fun out of that section too.

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BCanniffMay. 23, 12 8:48 AM

The wolf howls are unique, More could be done with Lupus related pack names. The TImes they are a Changing would seem relevant but perhaps a bit dated but I am certain we could find some good anthems in the many lyrics of local hero Bobby D.

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