Reusse's 2012 Turkey of the Year

  • Article by: PATRICK REUSSE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 22, 2012 - 7:25 AM

The U likes its cupcakes, but who needs dessert if we take a buyout to call off the annual banquet?

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mustangtwoNov. 21, 12 9:12 PM

Let's see lose about 190 games over two years while playing Cleveland and Kansas City THIRTY-SIX TIMES. Drive out Garza, Lohse, Bartlett and Hardy because they'r not your idea of a "gamer". Then constantly complain about injuries and lousy performance by your pitchers and shortstops. All the while saying you have can only "play the guys they give me". How can you even print this without having the name Ron Gradenhire listed?

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rhaupertNov. 21, 1211:57 PM

Tubby is just enjoying his retirement here in Minnesota.

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fdrebinNov. 22, 1212:03 AM

A lot of worthy candidates, Patrick, but how the "Committee" did not find the Three stooges ( Kill, Teague, and Kaler) a walkoff winner for setting back a program (that was at rock bottom already) for many more years by turning and running from competition is beyond me. It sounds to me like the 'committee" WAS bought out by the "U".

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fdrebinNov. 22, 1212:04 AM

A lot of worthy candidates, Patrick, but how the "Committee" did not find the Three stooges ( Kill, Teague, and Kaler) a walkoff winner for setting back a program (that was at rock bottom already) for many more years by turning and running from competition is beyond me. It sounds to me like the 'committee" WAS bought out by the "U".

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jackstpNov. 22, 1212:36 AM

Another fine list, sir, but you could have added Jim Pohlad easily. He is the main reason the Twins have lost almost 200 games the last two years and will most likely lose another 90+ in 2013. He allows Terry Ryan, Gardenhire and his inept coaches to stick around even after failing miserably. The fact that Bill Smith is still collecting a paycheck is insane. Pohlad needs to sell to someone who cares about winning.

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lvlndnNov. 22, 1212:54 AM

As always, ALWAYS, Patrick...another superb Turkey of the Year Column. I hope Tubby gets a framed copy encased in glass from Things Remembered! :-)

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steavis61067Nov. 22, 12 1:02 AM

Tubby is worthy of first place, but I was shocked, nay, flabbergasted that Vikes TE Carlson wasn't invited. Maybe he's too busy counting his cash in the training room.

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goldengoph3rNov. 22, 12 1:07 AM

Brilliant; the top two spots very deservingly go to the U of M's top coaches! I fully expect the runner-up to be a regular recipient of this prestigious award; thanks Patrick!

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percyroy12Nov. 22, 12 1:46 AM

I'm sorry Reusse, but naming anyone other than Gary Bettman the Turkey Of The Year loses you all your credibility. I agree Tubby and Kill are worthy, especially Kill for that whole North Carolina thing, but this is the 2ND TIME in a decade this commisioner has overseen a lockout of the NHL and this is the state of hockey, so I don't see how it can't be Gary Bettman. Loved the article though, almost a right of passage living in MN, Reusse's Turkey of The Year.

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percyroy12Nov. 22, 12 1:56 AM

Kill's message reminds me of another former prominent MN sports figure....Doug Riseborough. DR always stated there was some type of "master plan" for the Wild, I think it was a 7 year plan or something, I can't remember. And we all saw the disatorous results of that. I see the same thing happening with Kill though. I must say though Reusse, you do realize that the TC is a medium sized media market and not a big market right? This isn't New York, LA or Chicago. That is the only gripe I have with this column. It seems like saying this is a big market is Reusse's way of making himself seem more important than a columnist for a paper in a mid level market.

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