Jim Souhan | Star Tribune
Columnist | Sports

Jim Souhan can be found on Twitter at @Souhanstrib. His podcasts can be heard at MalePatternPodcasts.com.


Souhan: Emotion-choked night ends in loss, but lingering hope for Gophers

The Gophers' women's basketball team this season ranks third in the nation in scoring, behind only UConn and Baylor.


Souhan: Saunders' passion, diligence personified in Wolves' Towns

Above all, Flip Saunders was a basketball fan who wanted to bring all of Minnesota's basketball fans along on the bandwagon that he planned to build with the Wolves. Drafting Karl-Anthony Towns was the start.


Souhan: Andrew Wiggins needs to realize bored is a bad look

This would be the kind of game that lights fires in competitors' bellies and eyes. James Harden showed that. Meanwhile, Andrew Wiggins played like he was full of asbestos.


Souhan: It's nice to talk and care about the NBA in February

What matters in our marketplace is that the Timberwolves have a chance to become the No. 1 sporting attraction in Minnesota for the next couple of months.


Souhan: Twins front office needs to take bolder steps in remaking roster

The Twins are smart to be cautious with their signings, but at some point you have to take a step to get ahead of the competition.


Souhan: Good but not good enough. Can the Wild do anything to help itself?

In the real world, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and hoping for a different result. In sports, insanity sometimes pays dividends.


Souhan: Eagles winning Super Bowl means no more excuses for Vikings

What the Eagles accomplished will place more pressure on the rest of the NFL's coaches and general managers because the team wasn't deterred by key injuries or a coaching change.


Souhan: Even in defeat, Brady adds to his legend

Tom Brady on Sunday passed for a Super Bowl-record 505 yards at the age of 40, with a recently-healed right hand and his most talented receiver in the locker room because of a head injury.


Souhan: With Moss and Owens, Hall of Fame may need to wing for divas

Randy Moss and Terrell Owens deserve their calls to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But we can simultaneously acknowledge their greatness and their flaws.


Souhan: Butler exemplifies Belichick's knack for using right player, right time

Malcolm Butler, once an undrafted free agent, is expected to play in a third Super Bowl in his fourth NFL season Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium.