Minnesota Lynx cap off perfect postseason in front of depressing Duluth crowd

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If it's not a dynasty, it's damn close -- the Lynx have won the WNBA championship two out of three years.
Last night, the Minnesota Lynx finished off an overmatched Atlanta Dream team to sweep the WNBA finals, capping off a perfect postseason where they won all seven of their games, most of them by comfortable margins.

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The championship is the Lynx's second in a three year stretch where they've been to the Finals each season. When you also consider they had the WNBA's best regular season record (26-8), it's hard to argue the Lynx aren't head and shoulders above the WNBA's 11 other teams right now.

But it's too bad the Lynx couldn't have clinched the Finals at home in front of their raucous fans.

Because of Disney on Ice, last night's game had to be moved from Atlanta to suburban Duluth, Georgia. Apparently Dream fans didn't get the memo: Thanks largely to the less-than-capacity, unenthusiastic crowd (the paid attendance was just over 5,000), the on-court post-game championship celebration felt more high school than big-time professional sports.

But that's the WNBA's and the Dream's problem. The 2013 Lynx -- led by the formidable trio of Lindsay Whalen, Maya Moore, and Seimone Augustus, with significant contributions from Rebekkah Brunson and Janel McCarville -- are probably the best professional sports team downtrodden Minnesota fans have had the privilege of watching. That's something to celebrate.

Speaking of which, the Lynx's championship parade will be making its way down Nicollet Mall 11:30 a.m. Monday, so sneak away from work and show the gals your appreciation.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.

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thomas.m.crouse
thomas.m.crouse

Minnesotans don't like seeing teams win, it's a foreign and uncomfortable experience for them.

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Angelic93152551

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Will Glasper
Will Glasper

why do people have to trip on dicks or pussy black or white...we know about the double standard....lets celebrate the fact that they WON!!

John Doyle
John Doyle

The only Minnesota sports team that will accomplish anything this year!!! Congratulations!! :)

Marcos Maiero
Marcos Maiero

5000 people? I'm surprised they brought in that many.

Kent Erickson
Kent Erickson

Actually the 91 WS was a more wild ride for the simple reason it went 7 games and most of the games were decided by 1 run or less and the theatrics of Kirby in game 6 (the catch and the home run) along with Jack Bucks infamous "and we'll see ya tomorrow night" call and Jack Morris's performance in game 7. Not to mention the teams were evenly matched, even though Atlanta had the more talented team, it wasn't so one sided with talent differential as the Lynx vs the Dream. Not taking anything away from these ladies, congratulations and we are proud of you, but wildest ride ever? No way.

Audrey Johnson
Audrey Johnson

That was 25 years ago, and this team won all season. Wish they'd get the respect they deserve. The story of their first 2 WNBA 25 point victories were buried in the news casts. If it had been any of those male teams we would have heard it ad nauseam for days.

Eric Shawn Smith
Eric Shawn Smith

Actually if they did have "Dicks" they may actually sell tickets. Imagine that. Transgender basketball. Minneapolis would eat that shit up.

Angela Wiberg Morris
Angela Wiberg Morris

Sad how if they had dicks, they could have record losses and we would give them a new stadium. Double standards alive and well.

Nick Fritzen
Nick Fritzen

'87 was incredible, but worst to first was in '91.

Kenny Peterson
Kenny Peterson

A great game, a great team, a great season, and a great win. But, "the best season in the history of Minnesota pro sports?". When, exactly, does "history" begin forCP? Because the ride that the MN Twins took us on foe the ENTIRE SUMMER of '87 when they went from worst to first just may trump this.

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours topcommenter

@Audrey Johnson We would have heard about it ad nauseam because sports fans care about it. You can't legislate interest in sports. Sorry, you can't. #TweetsAreYours

nestingen.hans
nestingen.hans

@Angela Wiberg Morris This is not a sexism issue, it is an economic issue.  The WNBA loses money every year, while the NBA, MLB, NHL and NFL make millions if not billions per year.  Teams aren't awarded stadiums for winning.  They are awarded stadiums because of their financial impact.  If the sport produced revenue, things would be equal. 

_Joe_
_Joe_

@Angela Wiberg Morris  

Hey now.  I don't care about the Lynx just as much as I don't care about any other "professional" sports teams.

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