Sports Section Episode 20: We Acquire Kirk Cousins and LeBron!

Kirk Cousins

Oh yes, that’s right, the boys are back and they have devised a plan not only to reel in prized free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins for the Vikings, but also send LeBron James to the Timberwolves for half of a season. You can thank the remarkable leadership of Chris for that one, though he still hasn’t come around on Teddy Bridgewater. Noah and Sam keep working on him. Also: What’s the Redskins’ angle? Is Cousins the best fit for the Vikings? If (gasp!) somehow he doesn’t end up in Minnesota,…

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 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…

Wolves with Juan – We Won. Butler is a Blessing

Jimmy Butler

Timberwolves 119, Thunder 116   What Tony Romo was to Jerry Jones, Jimmy Butler is to Timberwolves fans. The man is a blessing. After two loses without the former Chicago Bull, Butler returned to action Friday night vs. OKC. While heroically battling through the snot bubbles (what’s up hockey guys), Jimmy helped spark the Wolves to Victory.   Trailing by seven, MN began the second quarter with Wiggins, Butler, and Towns on the bench. Gorgui found himself in an unfortunate matchup with Carmelo Anthony. Melo lulled Dieng to sleep on…

Wolves with Juan: Back to Back

Jimmy Butler

Less than twenty-four hours after an embarrassing home loss, much was the same on Wednesday for the Timberwolves. An uncomfortable 20 plus point blowout. Losing to what’s considered a sub-par Eastern Conference team. Allowing their opponent to reach triple digits early in the fourth. Dominated on the fast break. No Jimmy Butler (upper respiratory infection).   Timberwolves 101, Detroit 122 MN Record: 2-3   “It’s only a mistake if you don’t learn from it.” Per this Fleck-like quote, we had an opportunity to redeem ourselves from Tuesday’s disaster. It appeared…