It was probably great for the Minnesota “brand” that CBS waited until today — when the cold wave hit the East Coast — to run a national piece on last week’s pond hockey tournament in Minneapolis, thus reinforcing the myth that we don’t even notice such trivial things as subzero temperatures.
Leave it to the vastly overrated Gayle King to somehow relate pond hockey to grown men going to a Bruce Sprinsteen concert.
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 several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories.