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Columnist | Sports

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

Souhan: Passion for basketball unites Wolves' Thibodeau, Butler

A year after Tom Thibodeau's introduction to the Wolves' talented youngsters yielded a paltry 31 victories, his reunion with Jimmy Butler is supposed to redefine the franchise.

Souhan: Butler's arrival makes this the best roster in Wolves history

The last time the Wolves added a quality guard to a team that looked ready to win, Sam Cassell took them to the Western Conference finals. And Butler is a better player than Cassell ever was.

Souhan: Despite flawed quarterback options, Vikings control division

If Teddy Bridgewater is cleared to practice and looks like the team's best quarterback, the Vikings will face a torturous decision under radically revamped circumstances.

Souhan: There is great and there is Aaron Rodgers

There are other quarterbacks with more accolades. But if you combine statistical analysis with the eye test, you can find a path to calling Aaron Rodgers the greatest quarterback in NFL history.

Souhan: Vikings, Packers rarely duck chance for end-zone celebrations

Chances are, you'll be reminded Sunday when the Packers visit the Vikings, that these franchises have been perpetrators and victims of some of the best celebrations in league history.

Souhan: Better acting job? Zimmer the Grump or Fleck the Salesman

On the local football scene, there currently is no middle ground. Which do you prefer in a football coach?

Souhan: Without fantasy football, NFL watching based only on merit

There is one truth about the NFLthat has remained constant: Most of the games are mediocre but draw big audiences because of fantasy football.

Souhan: Moore transitions from star to Lynx's ultimate team player

During the past two seasons, Moore breathed new life into every sports cliché about togetherness.

Souhan: Decision to try to re-sign Molitor should have been easier

Not only would the Twins have erred in firing him, they would have sent troubling signals about their standards.

Souhan: With no time to rebuild, here are 10 steps Twins must take to improve

Derek Falvey and Thad Levine arrived in Minnesota, inheriting tremendous young position players and low expectations. Now? Now they face expectations of winning.