[Co-Authored by Andy & Patrick]
What a difference a year makes. Last December 31 the Timberwolves were 0-3 and, despite some hugely entertaining early losses to Oklahoma and Miami, not yet familiar with winning basketball since Kevin Garnett’s departure. Now, after Ricky Mania brought a winning attitude to an organization sorely in need of competitive fire, and Rick Adelman and David Kahn brought some proven veterans to a young roster, we find ourselves 1 game over .500 and in the hunt for a playoff spot.
Here at Punch-Drunk Wolves, we’ve also come a long way in the last year. We basically started the blog on Opening Day (Christmas) last year. Thanks in large part to shout-outs from Those Who Came Before Us – Canis Hoopus, Britt Robson, and Jim Petersen, among others – we’ve built a modest but faithful readership, and for that, we’re thankful.
Wolves fans are blessed to have a bunch of really great writers covering the squad, and from a bunch of different, interesting angles. Along with Britt and the Canis crew (Stop-N-Pop, Oceanary, and now Eric in Madison in particular), you’ve got A Wolf Among Wolves, Howlin’ TWolf, TWolves Blog, Timberpups.com, the list goes on. (Pretty much just check our blog roll – it’s all there, but apologies if we missed anybody.)
With all the great Wolves coverage out there, that folks stop by here at all is much appreciated.
We’re always looking for ways to make the site better. If you have any suggestions, hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or on Twitter (@PDWolves). Input is [almost] always appreciated. All that jazz.
Here’s to a great – and equally important, HEALTHY – 2013.
So, with all that said, Happy New Year, and Go Wolves.
Now get off the Internetz, go on with your bad selves, and party like it’s 2004-05.
-Andy G & Patrick J