The Bleacher Bums Header

Can you imagine Joe Mauer in a White Sox uniform?

Posted at 5:00 PM on August 14, 2008 by Steve Rudolph (5 Comments)

Traded or a traitor? Many Packers fans find themselves struggling with that question when they see footage of Green Bay's future Hall of Famer practicing in a Jets jersey.

Favre is the latest in a long list of athletes who after achieving iconic status in one city, finished their career in another. Also on that list: Broadway Joe Namath, Johnny Unitas, and Bobby Orr, just to name a few.

Minnesota fans know what it feels like to see a city's superstar don another jersey having watched Kevin Garnett hoist a championship trophy with the Celtics earlier this summer.

But who are some other Minnesota legends that finished their careers elsewhere? I'd love to compile a top ten list.

Comments (5)

Harmon Killebrew finished his career as a Royal

Posted by Adam | August 14, 2008 6:55 PM

cris carter as a dolphin....

Posted by daveZ | August 14, 2008 8:21 PM

alan page as a bear.....carl eller as a seldom ends well in the nfl....

Posted by daveZ | August 14, 2008 8:22 PM

Randy Moss?

Posted by T. | August 15, 2008 9:22 AM

The NFL does seem to encourage this sort of thing. I just thought of another: Randall McDaniel playing his last two years as a Buccaneer.

Posted by Steve Rudolph | August 15, 2008 1:31 PM

Post a comment

The following HTML tags are allowed in your comments:
+ Bold: <b>Text</b>
+ Italic: <i>Text</i>
+ Link: <a href="http://url" target="_blank">Link</a>
Fields marked with * are required.

Comment Preview appears above this form upon pressing the "preview" button. Edit your comment and press "preview" again, until you are satisfied with your comment.

Your comment may not appear on the blog until several minutes after it was submitted.

August 2008
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Master Archive

MPR News

Listen Now

On Air

MPR News

Other Radio Streams from MPR

Classical MPR
Radio Heartland