I had vowed this year that I would not succumb to the allure of the Minnesota State High School Tournament hockey-hair team that John King puts together every year.
Like the Macarena, as soon as the media became obsessed with the thing, it was past time to move on.
The players were preening. Preening! Hockey players don’t preen.
But, like most of my principles, it was a promise I couldn’t keep to myself, not after I saw this year’s video, which King released on Sunday. He calls it “flowetry in motion”
I’m not proud of myself.
Preening past: 2015
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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