Sports Section Episode 19: Heartbreak Again! [PODCAST]

The boys are back and podcasting from the Bog of Eternal Stench as they struggle to figure out that Vikings stinker against the Eagles. What went wrong? Who’s to blame? All that and more in Episode 19. Also: Did that really happen to our defense? Philly fans are the worst. Chris’ silver lining. Shurmer is gone. Who takes over? QB choices for next season. Chris stands up! Wolves are a 3 seed and playing like it. And more. https://media.blubrry.com/mnsportssection/mnsportssection.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/SportsSectionEpisode19.mp3 This episode is brought to you by the Pit of Despair.…

Sports Section Episode 18: What in the Hell Just Happened? [PODCAST]

Real barn burner of an episode for you this week! We of course recap the Miracle in Minneapolis and try to determine where it fits in Vikings lore. Plus, Noah unveils a game called “Were these demons exorcised?” and asks which of the team’s past transgressions have been wiped away by Keenum-to-Diggs. Also: What was your reaction when it all went down? Do the Vikings need to win a Super Bowl for the play to keep its meaning? What we worry about when we worry about the Philadelphia Eagles. Can…

Sports Section Episode 17: The Boys Are Back in Town!

Fresh off the sponsored vacation to Clearwater, Florida, the boys break down the Vikings Divisional Playoff opponent, the dirty Saints. Noah and Chris get into another “who is the better Timberwolf” battle, while Sam tries to steer the ship towards the positive. Also: The guys re-live the ’98 and ’09 Vikings letdowns. The “Case for Brees.” They’re trying to take away Sirles. The Wolves have turned a corner. Tyus Jones is the best player on planet earth. Noah is coming around on KAT (finally). The Patriots may now be the…

Sports Section Episode 16: Live From Florida [PODCAST]

This week, we come to you from our cabana in Clearwater Beach, Florida. We squeeze in some sports talk between R&R and tequila shots — topics include potential Vikings playoff opponents, whether Mike Zimmer should be coach of the year, and which NFL coaches will/should be fired. Plus…is this Sam Bradford thing real? Also: How bad was Case Keenum against the Packers? Harrison Smith and the Pro Bowl. The Wolves are on a tear. Jeff Teague is injured. Will a roster move be necessary? Jimmy Buckets and Towns are surging.…

Sports Section Episode 15: Vikings, Etc. with Austin Belisle! [PODCAST]

They said it couldn’t be done, but the boys secured a guest. This week we welcome Vikings Territory Editor in Chief Austin Belisle. Austin is California cool and classy as hell, and one of the brightest Vikings minds on the web. The guys get his opinion on a bevy of Vikings topics, plus Joe Buck and how annoyed he gets by Vikings Twitter. Then, they introduce a new segment: Explain Your Tweets. Also: What do we make of the NFC North title? Teddy comes back. The ideal Vikings quarterback situation…

Sports Section Episode 14: We Now Love Sirles [PODCAST]

The gentlemen discuss their newfound appreciation for Vikings offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles, and also break down what went wrong in the first loss in two months. Noah explains why then NFL catch rules are dumb, and Chris freaks out about Andrew Wiggins again. Also: Are the Timberwolves clicking? Who’s the number one option on offense? The Dem wins in Alabama. Vikings playoff scenarios. Does Aaron Rodgers scare you? The Gophers get pounded and barely beat Drake (sort of the same thing). Jordan Murphy though. The Wild live for free hockey.…

Sports Section Episode 13: Sam’s (Unfortunately) Back! [PODCAST]

Unfortunately for everyone involved, Sam returns to steer the ship. The boys discuss the Vikings’ win over Atlanta, the continued defensive dominance, and where Case Keenum ranks in the NFL quarterback hierarchy. Also: The Wolves are 14-11. Why is this kind of depressing? What does Karl-Anthony Towns need to do better? Is this Thibodeau’s fault? The return of Marc Gasol to the podcast. Gophers hoops struggle with Nebraska. We give our prognosis of the squad thus far. Spurgeon is out and the Wild are confusing. What the hell are the…

Sports Section Episode 12: Chris and Noah Take Over! [PODCAST]

Noah and Chris attempt to steer the ship without the aid of captain Sam. They also discuss the Vikings big win over the Lions. Gopher football’s disappointing season is finally over and the boys dive into the quarterback situation for next year. Without Sam stifling them, Noah and Chris discuss college and pro basketball in depth. Also: Eli Manning benched! Rhodes not closed. The Case for Case MVP. New Gopher QB. Noah’s take on Gopher win over Bama. Vikings Falcons Preview https://media.blubrry.com/mnsportssection/mnsportssection.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/SportsSectionEpisode12.mp3 As always, thanks for listening!

Sports Section Episode 11: The Big Balls Episode [PODCAST]

This week, we start the show by discussing the Al Franken debacle and make Chris extremely uncomfortable in the process. We also pay homage to Mike Zimmer’s excellent quote about Case Keenum’s…um…mentality, and discuss how far the Vikings can realistically go in the playoffs. Also: A quick recap of the Vikings win over the Rams. What can be said about Adam Thielen that hasn’t been said already? We attempt to find something. Should Anthony Harris be starting? The Wolves have a winning record but it’s been weird. Can we get…

Sports Section Episode 10: NFL Oddities & Don’t Diss KAT [PODCAST]

(Quick note from Sam: we’re thrilled to now be hosting The Sports Section on Bat Flip Sports! We’ve had a great time getting this podcast off the ground and are very thankful to the guys here for letting us join their team. Give us a listen…I think you’ll like what you hear.) This week, we engage in the necessary Vikings quarterback ruminations and debate the midseason NFL coach of the year. We also discuss the curious Greg-Olsen-as-a-broadcaster dispute, and Jerry Jones going rogue against Roger Goodell. Also: It’s Case Keenum!…