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There have been close calls -- the Wolves in the Western Conference Finals, the Gopher men and women in the NCAA basketball Final Four (though, the men's never happened, according to the record books) -- since the Twins won the 1991 World Series. The Gopher men's and women's hockey teams and wrestling teams have all won national championships in those days, but ... well, those aren't exactly major sports.
But tonight, that all changed. The Minnesota Lynx are the WNBA champions. They swept the Atlanta Dream in three games. Nice fucking work, ladies. It feels good to live in a championship town again, and it was nice to have a little extra hoops action to store up for a potentially NBA-less winter.