The Minnesota Timberwolves are going to be good this year. Of course I say that every season, but this time I mean it. Yeah, we haven’t had a winning season for the entirety of this blog’s existence and the first post was literally about how we were finally going to be good that year. But no joke we are probably going to possibly maybe not suck this year. Did I jinx it? Crap, I think I just jinxed it.
This isn’t like the time I thought Anthony Bennett was going to learn how to play basketball, or the time I pretended like Nikola Pekovic wasn’t Greg Oden with none of the talent and more of the drinking problem. This is legit. We are just like the 2009 Oklahoma City Thunder. A very young team bursting with talent, who gradually grew from phenoms to a perennial title contender, only to be inevitably decimated and broken up by egos and Big Market aspirations. Shit.
Here’s why I think we’re actually going to be awesome this year: Damnit, it’s our turn. I know that life isn’t about fairness but our season has ended in April for so many years that I’m not even sure that NBA players know Minnesota has warm weather anymore. I don’t think the NBA is rigged, but they should 100% rig this season to give us at least a 45 win season. 45 wins! I don’t think that’s greedy. Just enough to give us an 8th seed in the Western Conference. Then everybody will get to see Minneapolis in the springtime. We’ll show everybody Dinkytown and the 30,000 apartment buildings that Bob Dylan might have slept in according to all the landlords. We’ll take people pontooning and warn them about the dangers of speading Zebra Mussels. Hell, we can even let people see St. Paul if they’re into trees or sleeping or something. You know, the Minnesota experience.
This is our year.
Knock on wood.
First game of the season is against The Grizzlies in Memphis on October 26. Remember when they were the Vancouver Grizzlies before cell phones existed? We were good then!