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MinnPost introducing weekly Lynx coverage

MinnPost file photo by Craig Lassig
Maya Moore and teammates

A couple of weeks ago, MinnPost reporter Pat Borzi wrote a story about Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve’s irritation with local media for marginalizing her team compared to the so-called Big 4 men’s sports franchises — the Twins, the Wild, the Timberwolves, and the Vikings. 

The story got a lot of attention on social media, and was one of our better-read pieces this month.

So it got us thinking: The Lynx get much less coverage than those other pro teams, but they do attract substantial crowds and have rabid followers, not to mention that they’re a lot more successful in the won-lost category than the men’s teams. Why not try providing regularly scheduled, smart, MinnPost-style coverage of them?

So starting today, Borzi will be writing a weekly report on the Lynx through the 2014 season, combining coverage of what’s transpiring on the court with behind-the-scenes stories about the team, its fans, and the business of women’s basketball.

Borzi, a frequent contributor to MinnPost, also freelances for The New York Times. Though known primarily for his baseball writing, Borzi has covered the NBA on and off since 1988, and written occasionally about the Lynx for MinnPost since 2010.

“The Lynx crowd is very much a MinnPost crowd — educated, passionate and engaged,” Borzi said. “That audience has been begging for something beyond the basic, meat-and-potatoes coverage. The Lynx offer so many great stories, and I’m thrilled for the chance to tell them.” 

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Comments (5)

  1. Submitted by Joe Salvator on 05/16/2014 - 10:16 am.

    Love it!

    The Lynx play great basketball, with great teamwork, and do a great job representing this city. They do not use steroids, and actually look physically fit and healthy. They are a great example for our children and very entertaining to watch. Great job MinnPost!

  2. Submitted by Hillary Drake on 05/16/2014 - 10:32 am.

    Wild

    How about similar coverage for the Wild? The last story tagged with Wild is from 2013, even though they just had a decent playoff run.

  3. Submitted by Jill Zahniser on 05/16/2014 - 01:12 pm.

    Forward-looking choice

    Kudos to Minnpost for making a smart move, and hopefully leading the way for other local media.

  4. Submitted by Lyn Crosby on 05/16/2014 - 06:12 pm.

    MinnPost leads the way!

    THANK YOU Joel Kramer and MinnPost! And yes, I am donating!

  5. Submitted by Erica Mauter on 05/17/2014 - 01:48 pm.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I appreciate your taking Coach Reeve’s comments to heart. Pat Borzi’s past coverage has been solid. This will be a great complement to the per-game play-by-play coverage.

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