Rand Ball

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Sports writer Michael Rand started RandBall in December 2006 hoping to change the world and save the puppies. So far, he's only managed to use the word [redacted] a lot.

Located: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tags: sports, Star Tribune

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Pointing you dear readers in a new direction on Aug 17, 2009 in MainHey all: RandBall has moved to a new server. You’ll notice a lot of new things over there, including a different picture, a different way to comment and a different way to read posts. Basically, we’ve kicked the WordPress habit. It was go...



Monday (Tiger vs. Y.E.) edition: Wha’ Happened? on Aug 17, 2009 in MainWe wrote for today’s paper about Tiger Woods’ tendency to play slow and steady rather than accelerate at this year’s PGA Championship after taking a four-shot lead through two rounds. It was an approach that ultimately cost him R...



Weekend links with Jon Marthaler on Aug 15, 2009 in MainJon Marthaler makes every Saturday even more pleasurable with links for some leisurely weekend reading. Other times, you can find him here and here. A quick note before we get on with the links: RandBall will be moving over to a new server, probably...



Friday (Tiger Woods and Minnesotans) edition: Wha’ Happened? on Aug 14, 2009 in MainTake a good look at that photo by the Strib’s Jim Gehrz. That’s not at all uncommon while walking around Hazeltine following Tiger Woods. That picture, from Woods’ first round Thursday, is going to be used to illustrate a brief poin...



Fantasy football team name draft on Aug 14, 2009 in MainWe’ll be heading out to Chaska soon, so we wanted a subject that could sustain throughout out the afternoon while we sweat like a [redacted] in church out on the course. That subject, clearly, is fantasy football team names. Everyone wants to b...



Thursday edition/TFD: Rocket breaks down Rick Pitino’s legal situation on Aug 13, 2009 in MainSorry, all, but we were “stuck” on the course for more than five hours with Tiger Woods today. He was, as the kids say, on fire. But it was beastly hot and we’re just now starting to crank things out for the newspaper. So, we leave...