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Dave Eldred

St. Paul, MN
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Posted on 08/13/14 at 09:43 am in response to Otto trounces Entenza in auditor race

Even by poltical standards, the self-delusion is breathtaking.

Posted on 05/21/14 at 10:11 am in response to Pro-stadium politicians bask in Minnesota's Super Bowl win

"the most beloved stadiums across the country are the oldest and quite frankly the least comfortable."

Perhaps true in terms of Wrigly and Fenway, but frankly, I'm not sure I'd trade regularly going to Target Field for either.

Plus, many of the now-demolished stadiums simply were dumps. There was absolutely nothing special about Yankee Stadium other than the memories, for example.

Like the idea substantively, but pretty clearly a grab for media attention with a mayoral vote a few weeks away.

Posted on 10/16/13 at 12:12 pm in response to Rochester No. 6, St. Paul No. 66 in national 'Livability' survey

LOL

Posted on 05/06/13 at 12:41 pm in response to Outspoken Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says goodbye to Minnesota

As a Minnesotan, I'm sorry to see Chris go. It's great to have public figures such as he willing to stick their necks out on the line when they are under no perssure to do so.

As a Vikings fan, I'm thankful for the good years he's given us, but understand the move. It's a tough business that unfortunately has little room for sentiment, as we've seen with the tough cuts of Longwell and Winfield in the last year.

Best of luck, Chris, with your next team. We'll be rooting for...

Posted on 02/11/13 at 12:52 pm in response to Karma's knife-twist: I have to take freshman comp

I was half hoping for a typo in this column so we could start a fresh round of knife-twisting. :)

Although obviously silly to be forced into the class in your case, it also sounds kinda fun, frankly.

Posted on 09/11/12 at 11:00 am in response to Did Viking Chris Kluwe’s Deadspin letter help gay marriage supporters?

I appreciate this debate, but personally am of the mind that folks who are smart enough to think through a sensitive issue such are generally smart enought to know satire when they see it. Kluwe's unedited letter ran on Deadspin, where the language he employed is de rigeour.

When he discussed it in other areanas (PiPress, MSNBC, etc.), he of course cleaned up the tone, but the message was the same.

I think the hand-wringing over the obscenities is unnecessary. He wrote for a...

Posted on 09/11/12 at 02:59 pm in response to Did Viking Chris Kluwe’s Deadspin letter help gay marriage supporters?

The late '70s Yankees beg to differ, but I get your point.

Posted on 04/18/12 at 04:23 pm in response to Who's dumber on the Vikings stadium: Dean Urdahl or Jim Souhan?

As if we needed yet another reason to ignore his lazy analysis on...well, just about anything.

Posted on 04/18/12 at 07:46 pm in response to Who's dumber on the Vikings stadium: Dean Urdahl or Jim Souhan?

How's that legal challenge to the Twins stadium deal that a certain Strib columnist claimed flouted state law going? :)