The Lynx, the Cardinals, and Kevin Klimek

After the Minnesota Lynx won the WNBA title, Rachel Blount wrote the following column for the Minneapolis StarTribune:

Of course, on behalf of the Super Fans, I immediately initiated the following correspondence with Ms. Blount:

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tom, belated thanks for the note! I will have to keep an eye on your Alexandria girls. That is wonderful that they have such great fan support!

Rachel Blount

sports reporter

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 6:39 AM
To: Blount, Rachel
Subject:  Thanks for the great Lynx reporting!

Oh, and p.s.  Then I totally forgot to mention our (Alexandria’s) state tournament girls’ basketball team from last year.  They didn’t have the shooters to win state, but they were the most athletic team I have ever seen.  To watch them run and play defense made us really look forward to every game last year.

Thanks again, Tom Obert

The Super Fans in Alexandria have been ahead of the learning curve on women’s sports for years – I started a blog just to cover (so the snowbirds can keep up over the winter).  😉

– Tom Obert

Thanks to Rachel for her response!  I would also note that Strib columnist Jim Souhan, my other close personal friend, who usually covers such as the Vikings, Twins, and Gophers, noted in several columns that the Lynx were easily the best game in town this year – and said if any 6’0″ guy thought he could take Maya Moore one-on-one, he would be faked out of his proverbial male sports garment.

In the absence of any other place to put these, a couple videos from Keven Kimek at SAWA last night – Hawaii Five-O and Yakety Axe (which I should have videoed a long time ago).  For his new close personal friends, Anne and Bill:

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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