Porn Again.

(Pictured: The 1000HP Hennessy Viper. More on this one in a later post. Hennessy is the porn king of American cars and reportedly a real prick. E-mail him.) This will be an on-going follow-up post to my "Nature Porn" comments a few months back. In my my previous post, I covered the world’s most obscene […]

Wolves 2007-08 Season Recap, Part 1

Note: I know I said I’d have a Wolves recap for you Monday, but with all the playoff ball consuming my time (not to mention other writing projects–my editors know what they are) I now realize I’m never going to get this done unless I break it into parts. So, here’s Part 1, which deals […]

The Three Pointer: The Last, Best Weekend

AP Photo by Nikki Boertman Game #79, Road Game #39: Minnesota 102, Orlando 101 Game #80, Road Game #40, Minnesota 114, Memphis 105 Season Record: 21-59 1. Wanting It More It does not significantly diminish the two wins posted this weekend by the Timberwolves by pointing out that neither Orlando nor Memphis bothered to be […]

The Three-Pointer: 3rd Quarter Fold

Game #74, Road Game #36: Minnesota 100, Utah 117 Season Record: 19-55  1. One-Way Jefferson Those who check the box score will surmise that Al Jefferson had one of his worst games of the season tonight as the Wolves were routed by Utah, who turned a close and enjoyably contested first half into a blowout […]

Open Thread: Wolves Top Jazz Again

Minnesota played its best basketball game of the season to beat Utah earlier this season. They played one of their worst, least inspired games in the rematch with the Jazz, a contest in which my criticism of the Wolves’ effort was greeted by many commenters with: "We knew they had no chance because Utah remembers […]

The Three Pointer: 3-1 for Patsy Week

AP Photo by A.J. Olmscheid Game #68, Road Game #33: Minnesota 113, Indiana 124 Game #69, Home Game #36: New York 93, Minnesota 114 Season Record: 18-51 1. Illusions of Mediocrity Let’s start with the good news. Over the last five or six weeks, Timberwolves coach Randy Wittman has challenged the team’s three most prominent […]

The Three Pointer: Finishing Strong

Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images) Game #66, Home Game #34: Los Angeles Clippers 90, Minnesota 99 Season Record: 16-50 1. Pick and Roll Call The Clippers without Chris Kamen are a feel-good victim for a ballclub ready to generate some springtime momentum despite its inevitable trip to the lottery. Wolves […]

Abbreviated Three-Pointer: No Tanking Here

Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images) Game #64, Road Game #31: Minnesota 121, Seattle 116 Season Record: 15-49 1. Engines In the Backcourt, Stoppers Up Front My decision to keep a life and hold off on getting League Pass this NBA season is biting me this weekend, as the Wolves were […]

The Three Pointer: Lost in the Crunch

Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images) Game #63, Home Game #33: Portland 103, Minnesota 96 Season Record: 14-49 1. When It Matters Most Al Jefferson did not score a single point in the first 19 minutes and 4 seconds of this game, which I’d wager is his longest drought of the […]

The Three Pointer: Power Outage

Copyright 2007 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images) Game #57, Road Game #27: Minnesota 84, Cleveland 92 Season Record: 12-45 1. The Price of Youth What a discouraging game. Wanna bet that the Cavaliers had a scout at Target Center for the Wolves win over Utah last Tuesday? Coach Mike Brown seemed […]