So you still have one final person for whom you need to buy a Christmas gift. Let us help you out. Check out Last Minute Christmas Gifts for the Vikings, Twins and Gophers football. Today we’re going to look at the Timberwolves, Gophers Basketball and Wild. You’re welcome!
There is excitement around the Wolves again. There’s a chance at making the playoffs this season, which would be more excitement in the Target Center than we’ve seen in years. (Save the Lynx WNBA runs, but it’s simply not the same level excitement. Sorry.) If we could now just say healthy, we’d be set. Is it time for you to get back on board and update your T-Wolves gear? Let us help you out.
What says I’m here, I’m rich, and I’m ready to party more than this tie? You can take over downtown Minneapolis after a playoff victory in this bad boy. Try to tell us we’re wrong. It’s officially licensed by the NBA! It has baller written all over it! You know you want it. I invented the piano key necktie!
Just picture this. You wake up early in the morning next April. You couldn’t sleep in because you were too excited. All you can think about is tonight’s big playoff game. You have tickets in the lower bowl at the Target Center. The Wolves are hosting the Spurs. You slip into your Timberwolves sweatshirt and slap on your ball cap. Heading downstairs, you pour yourself a big glass of orange juice and put your bread into the toaster, only to be reminded 3 minutes later that it’s T-Wolves toast. What was once bread is now T-Wolves toast. It’s playoff gameday and you’re set.
Once There Were Castles: Lost Mansions and Estates of the Twin Cities
We’re big history buffs around these offices. We love tidbits about Minnesota’s past and the history of the beautiful architecture around the Twin Cities. This book is right in our wheelhouse. If you’re like us, then you’ll love this book. “Nobody can say for sure how many lost mansions haunt the Twin Cities, but at least five hundred can be accounted for in public records and archives. In Minneapolis and St. Paul, entire neighborhoods of luxurious homes have disappeared, virtually without a trace. Many grand estates that once spread out over hundreds of acres along the shores of Lake Minnetonka are also gone. The greatest of these lost houses often had astonishingly short lives: the lavish Charles Gates mansion in Minneapolis survived only nineteen years, and Norman Kittson’s sprawling castle on the site of the St. Paul Cathedral stood for barely more than two decades. Railroad and freeway building, commercial and institutional expansion, fires, and financial disasters all claimed their share of mansions; others succumbed to their own extravagance, becoming too costly to maintain once their original owners died.”
Minnesota Gophers Basketball
We’re 13th in the nation with one game to go before Big Ten play starts. We have more weapons on one team than we’ve had over the last decade. Even more than that, we have more likable players than most every other team in the Big Ten. This is an easy team to get behind. They’re fun. They’re likable. They’re good. And they’re ours. Don’t be left behind on this bunch.
Vintage Minnesota Gophers Flag
Vintage is in right now. Make your dorm room the best place after The Barn to watch the games. Liven up your man-cave with some retro-gear. This Gophers flag is just the thing to impress your Gophers buddies that you’re not only a true fan, but you’ve always been one.
Gopher Glory: 100 Years of University of Minnesota Basketball
Ever wanted to learn more about the 1998 run to the Final Four? (It happened. I saw it. I don’t need a banner to remember it.) Do you fondly recall the Kevin Lynch and Willie Burton years and that unexpected 1990 run. Did you know that former coach Jim Dutcher resigned as head coach after the University, in his opinion, unfairly canceled a scheduled Big Ten game due to three Minnesota players being arrested for rape. All three players were later acquitted from the charges, but Dutcher had had enough, resigning in the middle of the 1985-86 season. This book has everything you ever wanted to know about the Gophers basketball history.
Minnesota Shot Glass
Do we really have to explain this one to you? It’s a shot glass. It’s Minnesota. It’s freezing outside. Have a shot of whiskey to warm up.
This stretch has been miserable. We finally have a team that we can anticipate to be good. We finally made big moves in the offseason and we can’t even see if they’re going to pan out. We all hate the lockout. We all can’t stand Gary Bettman. But we still love our Wild. In a show of our hope for the entire season not to be cancelled, here’s couple gifts to get us excited.
Minnesota Wild Zoodie
TC Huddle creator Dan Buri has nicknamed these types of clothing Zoodies. A sweatshirt with a hood is a hoodie. A sweatshirt that zips up is a zippy. A sweater that zips up and has a hood naturally is a Zoodie. Do yourself a favor and get this Wild Zoodie. It’s badass. The colors and design are the best Wild paraphernalia we’ve seen. Don’t pass up getting your special someone a new Zoodie.
Minnesota North Stars T-Shirt
Sorry. We’re suckers for the vintage North Star gear. It’s our way of saying F- You to Norm Green and Dallas. It’s our way of saying they’re still ours. It’s our way of bridging the painful gap between the North Stars and the Wild and uniting the two franchises. This North Stars T-shirt is comfortable as sh… it’s very comfortable. Get one.
Merry Christmas to all our TC Huddle readers! We may have limited posts over the next week. Spend time with your family, friends and loved ones. Don’t forget to hug, kiss and tell those you love that you love them. Life’s too short not to cheer loudly, high-five proudly, hug warmly, and love deeply. Have a wonderful holidays!