Chicago radio guy dumps on Minnesota in piece about Jimmy Butler - Bring Me The News

Chicago radio guy dumps on Minnesota in piece about Jimmy Butler

Another reason for Minnesota sports fans to create a rivalry with Chicago.

Minnesota sucks.

That's what 670 The Score's Dan Bernstein could've wrote instead of detailing why he thinks Jimmy Butler will be miserable in Minnesota compared to shining bright in the bigger Chicago market.

"It’s just really hard to be notable there, no matter one’s stock in trade," Berstein wrote.

Bernstein's and his big-city bias sucker punched Minnesota by downplaying the star power that Kevin Garnett, Kirby Puckett, Fran Tarkenton, Randy Moss, Adrian Peterson and other all-time great athletes had in Minnesota, and then he punched harder.

"It’s not just sports, either. Now that Prince is gone, Bob Dylan probably would carry the flag for the Minneapolis team at some theoretical opening ceremony, though he was born in Duluth, raised in Hibbing and escaped for New York City in 1961. The Coen Brothers live in Hollywood themselves but still mine their heritage for laughs. Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz was only reluctantly renowned, Jesse Ventura a sideshow, Andrew Zimmern a niche star and Walter Mondale responsible if uninspiring."

Finally, Bernstein claimed that Butler will have to go above and beyond his past level of play to gain national attention on the "smaller, lonelier, colder stage on which he now performs."

For the record, the average temp in Minneapolis is 46.15 degrees compared to 49.65 degrees in Chicago. It's not that much colder here.

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