Sports Section Episode 29: T-Wolves, Etc. with Drew Mahowald!


It’s a straight-up jamboree as our friend Drew Mahowald (of Canis Hoopus and Vikings Territory) joins to talk Timberwolves playoffs. We hit on what went wrong in Game 1, Derrick Rose’s strange emergence, Jimmy Bulter’s last shot, and what the Wolves need to do to right the ship against the Rockets. We also talk Vikings draft needs.

Sports Section Episode 27: NFL Draft, Timberwolves, Suter, and More!


This week, we have a scheduled interview with Sports Section NFL Draft correspondent Phil Bottjen go horribly awry. It involves an answering machine. ANYWAY, we struggle through our biggest NFL Draft needs for the Vikings and find new ways to bitch about the Timberwolves. Plus: Sam turns the tables by bitching about the Timberwolves bitching. The Twins are off and running! Did you hear about the bunt??? The Wild are officially in the playoffs. The Suter injury looms large. News around the NFL Which major sport is the most boring?…

Sports Section Episode 26: Farewell Sweet Prince

They boys are back! We hit on a variety of local and national topics, but lead with the most pertinent news of the week(ish): Jeremiah Sirles has signed with the Carolina Panthers. Shit ass. Sam, Noah, and Chris discuss what the Vikings need to do to fill his Carhartts. Plus: The NFL catch rule is simplified! Sort of. Maybe. Any interest in adding Odell Beckham to the Vikings? Impromtu quarterback draft talk. Sam and Chris both have the same number one. We try to fix the Wolves (as Karl-Anthony Towns…

Sports Section Episode 24: Chris Gets Suspended! [PODCAST]

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Summary: Following his incendiary remarks about the Minnesota walleye population, Chris serves his one-week suspension from the podcast. Sam and Noah press on, discussing the latest Kirk Cousins to the Vikings rumors and also identifying potential free agent additions at other positions. Plus: Vikings quarterback predictions: who will they end up with? Ideal first round draft targets. Shannon Brooks is out for next season?! Do they Gophers have a real chance at landing the Minnesota’s premier football recruit, Edina’s Quinn Carroll? The Timberwolves are fluctuating wildly in the standings. FIGHT!…

Sports Section Episode 23: Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em [PODCAST]

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Summary: On this week’s episode, Noah takes us through a fun little game called “Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em” to figure out exactly how much we want to retain certain Vikings free agents. Plus, we discuss whether or not there’s any chance of Case Keenum returning to the Vikings now that the team has decided not to use the franchise tag. And we talk Kirk Cousins, with Chris making him his A1 option to lead the team next year and Sam admitting he’s biased (and so are all of you).…

Sports Section Episode 22: Commitment Issues [PODCAST]

Minnesota Sports Podcast

Sam returns from exile to confront Chris about his incendiary Josh McDaniels takes and the problems they’ve caused in securing sponsorships. We then run through the Vikings coaching acquisitions and discuss how everything fits together. Also: John DeFilippo. Our thoughts. Was Kevin Stefanski actually blocked from interviewing? Newfangled coaching titles and how Sam hates them. Drew Brees. So you’re telling me there’s a chance. The confusion continues around Andrew Wiggins. FERGIE NATIONAL ANTHEM. The Twins add two pitchers. And more! As always, thanks for listening!

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. This episode is brought to you by the Pit of Despair.…

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

Minnesota Sports 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!

Minnesota Sports Podcast

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…