This is by far the most far-fetched article I have ever written, but I only ask for your consideration. Ready? Winter Olympics, Twin Cities! There, I said it, there is no turning back.
So I’m sure many are thinking something along the lines of: “Mountains! Mountains? We have no mountains. With no mountains there can be no downhill skiing; and without that there can be no Winter Olympics in Minnesota.”
This indeed is our limiting factor, our greatest flaw, the usual coup de grace to our dreams of shining on the international stage. It dismisses our minds...!--more-->
Time seemed to fly as we huddled in our heated homes, hiding from winter's
perpetual arctic onslaught by tuning into the Olympic Games taking place over the last few weeks in Sochi, Russia.
As we reported
before the competition began, a large roster of athletes from Minnesota made the trip to Russia for the Olympics. Now that Sochi is a part of history, let’s take a quick look back at how our fellow Minnesotans fared in the 22nd Winter Olympiad.
Men’s Ice Hockey
A recent released film, Blackfish
, has made big waves to viewers nationwide. Featured on Netflix, discussed online and on the radio, the documentary opened many minds to the dark side of what captive Orca whales face in their lifetime for the expense of a few hours of human amusement.
But this is not the first documentary released exposing the cruel ways some treat marine mammals. In 2009, an Academy...!--more-->