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Sid Hartman (born March 15, 1920) is a longtime sports journalist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the WCCO 830 AM radio station. He is known for his wide range of insider contacts in the sports world, and also for his coarse and often abrasive personality, and his incessant name dropping. These attributes have led him to be loved by some, but often reviled by other sports fans in Minnesota. A high-school dropout, Hartman never received formal writing training and it's obvious. Instead Sid worked both as a reporter and general manager of the five time NBA Champion Minneapolis Lakers. Accordingly, his columns tend to reflect a simplistic and inarticulate form, choosing to dispense rudimentary diatribes that rarely rise above mere rhetoric and hyperbole. Dick Cullum, Sid's first editor, explained it this way, "Writers are a dime a dozen, but reporters are impossible to find."[1] In the Twin Cities, Hartman is often referred to by his first name only. Hartman first penned a column in the Minneapolis Daily Times on September 11, 1945, and continues to report six decades later. He is recognized as the dean of area sports reporters. His son, Chad Hartman, also has a radio show on area sports station KFAN. His two books are Sid!, and Sid Hartman's Great Minnesota Sports Moments. March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in leap years). ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: City of Lakes Motto: En Avant (French: Lets go!) Location in Hennepin County and the state of Minnesota. ... The Star Tribune is the largest newspaper in Minnesota and is published seven days each week in an edition for the Minneapolis-St. ... WCCO is a set of radio and television stations with a storied history spanning more than 80 years that serves the Minneapolis-St. ... to: Personality is to stop coping with lifes hard accomplishments. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Twin cities are two cities that are geographically close to each other and may seem to form a single unit, often referred to collectively. ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Chad Hartman is a sports radio talk show host on the FAN Radio Network, headquartered in St. ... KFAN (1130 AM) is a sports talk radio station in the Minneapolis-St. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


Sid Hartman is a member of the Oak Ridge Country Club in Hopkins, Minnesota. Oak Ridge Country Club is a private, predominantly Jewish country club in Hopkins, Minnesota. ... The name Hopkins may refer to: // Antony Hopkins, a composer Anthony Hopkins, an actor Bernard Hopkins, a professional [[Boxing|boxer] Charles W. Hopkins, an accountant, consultant, very great grandfather Frank Hopkins (Frank T. Hopkins), a U.S. cowboy George W. Hopkins, lumberman and pioneer Gerard Manley Hopkins, a poet Harry... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ...


A few of his notable "close personal friends" are:

George Michael Steinbrenner III (born July 4, 1930 in Rocky River, Ohio) often known as The Boss, is the principal owner of the New York Yankees. ... Bob Knight Robert Montgomery (Bobby or Bob) Knight (born October 25, 1940 in Massillon, Ohio, USA), known as The General, is the head mens basketball coach at Texas Tech University. ... Louis Leo Holtz (born on January 6, 1937 in Follansbee, West Virginia) is a former NCAA football head coach, and is currently an author and a motivational speaker who has spoken to the likes of Fortune 500 companies on topics such as the importance of teamwork and goal setting. ... Harry Peter Bud Grant (born May 20, 1927) is best known as the legendary head coach of the American football team the Minnesota Vikings. ... Bud Selig Allan Huber the idiot Selig, Jr. ... Kevin Edward McHale (born December 19, 1957) is an American former professional basketball player who starred for thirteen seasons in the NBA for the Boston Celtics. ... Flip Saunders Ronald Flip Saunders (born February 23, 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States) is head coach of the NBAs Detroit Pistons and one of the most successful coaches in the history of the Continental Basketball Association. ...

Minneapolis Lakers

As a 27 year old in 1947, Sid became the acting general manager of the Minneapolis Lakers. Sid helped build what would become the first great dynasty in the NBA. [2] The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ...


References

  1. ^ Prince of the Sports Page by Steve Rushin
  2. ^ The Dynasties: Minneapolis Lakers By Alex Sachare From the Official NBA Encyclopedia, Third Edition

External links

  • Star Tribune: Sid Hartman
  • WCCO: Sid Hartman
  • Yesterday's News blog: Hartman's first column (Sept. 11, 1945)

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Hartman takes Sid for training on their off-time, and they even squeeze in some training when they are working and the shift hasn’t been very busy.
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Sid Hartman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (185 words)
Sid Hartman (March 15, 1920) is a longtime sports journalist for the Star Tribune and WCCO 830 AM known for exploiting his wide range of insider contacts in the sports world (his "close personal friends"), but yet also displaying a coarse personality.
In the Twin-Cities Hartman, in most cases is refered to as just "Sid".
Hartman first penned a column in the Minneapolis Daily Times on September 11, 1945, and continues to report six decades later.
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