What Year Did you Become a Timberwolves Fan?

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Re: What Year Did you Become a Timberwolves Fan?

Post by Joboo » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:34 pm

Like a lot of you day one... if only I knew how to quit it's like we enjoy the pain

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Re: What Year Did you Become a Timberwolves Fan?

Post by LordNu » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:43 pm

Seems like I was the last one to the party.

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Re: What Year Did you Become a Timberwolves Fan?

Post by DonaldDouchebag » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:12 pm

1976
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Re: What Year Did you Become a Timberwolves Fan?

Post by Lightning » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:27 pm

I'm thinking 2020 might be the year.

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Re: What Year Did you Become a Timberwolves Fan?

Post by Catalyst » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:44 pm

:lol:
Lightning wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:27 pm
I'm thinking 2020 might be the year.
:lol: :love:
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Re: What Year Did you Become a Timberwolves Fan?

Post by Dr. Linux » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:45 am

YBBR wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:17 pm
flexbuffchest wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:12 pm
LordNu wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:51 pm
02-03
I've always been curious, how did a guy from Australia wind up being a Wolves fan?
KG baby!
Not Shane Heal?

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Re: What Year Did you Become a Timberwolves Fan?

Post by YBBR » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:04 am

Dr. Linux wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:45 am
YBBR wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:17 pm
flexbuffchest wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:12 pm


I've always been curious, how did a guy from Australia wind up being a Wolves fan?
KG baby!
Not Shane Heal?
Racism!
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Re: What Year Did you Become a Timberwolves Fan?

Post by weimy froob » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:06 am

from the beginning-metrodome in play. on a related front i just picked up a slightly used t-wolf hat with an adidas word and logo on the left side, the word wolves on the back and a t-wolf howling on the front. blue. i like.
Spoiler:
:coolio:

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Re: What Year Did you Become a Timberwolves Fan?

Post by Thrillkill » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:11 am

Lightning wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:27 pm
I'm thinking 2020 might be the year.
Do you have an insider at Taylor's doctors? (I mean mortuary)

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Re: What Year Did you Become a Timberwolves Fan?

Post by HeHateMe » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:20 pm

Lightning wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:27 pm
I'm thinking 2020 might be the year.
Where is that Glen Taylor image you made back in the day?
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Re: What Year Did you Become a Timberwolves Fan?

Post by Lightning » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:24 pm

HeHateMe wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:20 pm
Lightning wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:27 pm
I'm thinking 2020 might be the year.
Where is that Glen Taylor image you made back in the day?
I'll put it here (don't want to inadvertently cause any seizures)
Spoiler:
Image

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Re: What Year Did you Become a Timberwolves Fan?

Post by HeHateMe » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:52 pm

Lightning wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:24 pm
HeHateMe wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:20 pm
Lightning wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:27 pm
I'm thinking 2020 might be the year.
Where is that Glen Taylor image you made back in the day?
I'll put it here (don't want to inadvertently cause any seizures)
Spoiler:
Image
:lol:
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Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:15 am
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Re: What Year Did you Become a Timberwolves Fan?

Post by feekdogg » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:16 pm

Never. I'm still protesting that the superior "Polars" nickname wasn't chosen.

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Re: What Year Did you Become a Timberwolves Fan?

Post by bubu dubu. » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:19 pm

Hard to say. I was born in 85, so too young to remember the first few seasons, but have some vague memories of guys like Ty Corbin, Doug West, Luck Longley, Pooh, etc...

But I have very vivid memories of the process leading to the KG draft, and everything since then.

It's like seeing in black and white, then KG comes along and makes you see in color.

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Re: What Year Did you Become a Timberwolves Fan?

Post by Abe Froman » Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:01 pm

I've been following this team since the 70's.
I made this!

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Re: What Year Did you Become a Timberwolves Fan?

Post by memyworld » Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:27 pm

feekdogg wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:16 pm
Never. I'm still protesting that the superior "Polars" nickname wasn't chosen.
I love that you can still see the entries on the Wolves website. Honestly, there aren't any great "professional" names on the list. There are a lot of great semi-pro options, though.

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Re: What Year Did you Become a Timberwolves Fan?

Post by Bob Wiley » Wed May 01, 2019 11:52 am

weimy froob wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:06 am
from the beginning-metrodome in play. on a related front i just picked up a slightly used t-wolf hat with an adidas word and logo on the left side, the word wolves on the back and a t-wolf howling on the front. blue. i like.
Spoiler:
:coolio:
Me too. Was that 1986?
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Re: What Year Did you Become a Timberwolves Fan?

Post by weimy froob » Wed May 01, 2019 11:59 am

Bob Wiley wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 11:52 am
weimy froob wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:06 am
from the beginning-metrodome in play. on a related front i just picked up a slightly used t-wolf hat with an adidas word and logo on the left side, the word wolves on the back and a t-wolf howling on the front. blue. i like.
Spoiler:
:coolio:
Me too. Was that 1986?
nope. 1989. big crowds for those first games.

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Re: What Year Did you Become a Timberwolves Fan?

Post by salamander » Wed May 01, 2019 12:01 pm

96-97 season. KG and Marbury.

That was the hey day of the hype train.
This was a pretty fun sports year for me in general.
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Re: What Year Did you Become a Timberwolves Fan?

Post by Joe Bag 'O Donuts » Wed May 01, 2019 11:35 pm

mlhouse wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:44 pm
I was at the inaugural draft party.

Here is a more appropriate question: when did you stop being a Timberwolves fan?

My answer, 2019 trade deadline. The WOlves had plenty of reasonably valuable pieces to dump at the deadline, even if it was for a minimal asset haul. Taj Gibson, Derrick Rose, Anthony Tolliver were all guys on expiring contracts I think the team could have received at least 2nd round picks for. They did nothing. Just sat there like this organization is just fine and dandy.

I will check in on them from time to time. I will follow their draft picks and moves. I might even comment on them from time to time. I might even go to an occarional game. They even might get me to jump on the bandstand a time or two, only to inevitably disappoint.

But, just like I dropped the NHL and in process of dumping MLB, I will with the WOlves too.
I was there too! I remember Rick Mahorn showing up, waving to the crowd with his giant hand, seemingly excited to be there. Then refusing to ever play for the team.

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Re: What Year Did you Become a Timberwolves Fan?

Post by mlhouse » Wed May 01, 2019 11:37 pm

Joe Bag 'O Donuts wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 11:35 pm
mlhouse wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:44 pm
I was at the inaugural draft party.

Here is a more appropriate question: when did you stop being a Timberwolves fan?

My answer, 2019 trade deadline. The WOlves had plenty of reasonably valuable pieces to dump at the deadline, even if it was for a minimal asset haul. Taj Gibson, Derrick Rose, Anthony Tolliver were all guys on expiring contracts I think the team could have received at least 2nd round picks for. They did nothing. Just sat there like this organization is just fine and dandy.

I will check in on them from time to time. I will follow their draft picks and moves. I might even comment on them from time to time. I might even go to an occarional game. They even might get me to jump on the bandstand a time or two, only to inevitably disappoint.

But, just like I dropped the NHL and in process of dumping MLB, I will with the WOlves too.
I was there too! I remember Rick Mahorn showing up, waving to the crowd with his giant hand, seemingly excited to be there. Then refusing to ever play for the team.
Well we got a first and 2 seconds for him. Of course that was Gerald Glass and two other no-names.

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Re: What Year Did you Become a Timberwolves Fan?

Post by Joe Bag 'O Donuts » Wed May 01, 2019 11:41 pm

mlhouse wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 11:37 pm
Joe Bag 'O Donuts wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 11:35 pm
mlhouse wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:44 pm
I was at the inaugural draft party.

Here is a more appropriate question: when did you stop being a Timberwolves fan?

My answer, 2019 trade deadline. The WOlves had plenty of reasonably valuable pieces to dump at the deadline, even if it was for a minimal asset haul. Taj Gibson, Derrick Rose, Anthony Tolliver were all guys on expiring contracts I think the team could have received at least 2nd round picks for. They did nothing. Just sat there like this organization is just fine and dandy.

I will check in on them from time to time. I will follow their draft picks and moves. I might even comment on them from time to time. I might even go to an occarional game. They even might get me to jump on the bandstand a time or two, only to inevitably disappoint.

But, just like I dropped the NHL and in process of dumping MLB, I will with the WOlves too.
I was there too! I remember Rick Mahorn showing up, waving to the crowd with his giant hand, seemingly excited to be there. Then refusing to ever play for the team.
Well we got a first and 2 seconds for him. Of course that was Gerald Glass and two other no-names.
Well yeah, there's that :lol:

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Re: What Year Did you Become a Timberwolves Fan?

Post by LordNu » Wed May 01, 2019 11:59 pm

memyworld wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:27 pm
feekdogg wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:16 pm
Never. I'm still protesting that the superior "Polars" nickname wasn't chosen.
I love that you can still see the entries on the Wolves website. Honestly, there aren't any great "professional" names on the list. There are a lot of great semi-pro options, though.
Dingoes :thinking:

Still can't believe they didn't go with Ponies.

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Re: What Year Did you Become a Timberwolves Fan?

Post by LordNu » Thu May 02, 2019 12:00 am

I am still looking at some of these names. Taxmen? LOL!

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Re: What Year Did you Become a Timberwolves Fan?

Post by mlhouse » Thu May 02, 2019 12:26 pm

LordNu wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:47 am
flexbuffchest wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:22 pm
YBBR wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:17 pm


KG baby!
:beer:
Pretty much :beer:

Played as the Wolves in NBA Hangtime because of the colours and the Wolf was cool, but I really became a fan after playing fantasy sports BBall with some friends and KG dominating. I started following him in games and essentially the Wolves in 02-03, and never looked back.
I have always been curious of this too.

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Re: What Year Did you Become a Timberwolves Fan?

Post by mlhouse » Thu May 02, 2019 12:30 pm

In the end, I might not have become a fan but when they named Muss the head coach then I decided it was worth looking into. It was fun going to the games at the Metrodome. Terrible basketball venue but always a lot of fans. I was in graduate school at the time and didnt have a lot of money but if you went to the game after it started they would let you in for free.

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Re: What Year Did you Become a Timberwolves Fan?

Post by Mplsfonz » Tue May 07, 2019 3:29 pm

1988 or so. As soon as they announced two more teams were going to round it up to 30 teams.
It was exciting times, but looking back, the Dome was the worse place to see a basketball game.

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