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 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: OT Victory over the Miami Mafia

Jimmy Butler

After a sluggish start on Monday night, the Timberwolves needed bonus basketball to take down the Heat. The slow start in Miami is a staple for most NBA teams. It’s tough to beat that South Beach nightlife. As a result, there is a process to sweating out all of the related toxins acquired the prior evening. It’s science. For MN, this process lasted until halfway through the second quarter.   Timberwolves 125, Heat 122   Before I talk about Miami’s Center, a quick rant about ours. Karl Anthony Towns finished…

Karl-Anthony Towns vs Anthony Davis: Rivalry in the Making

Tonight at 6 the Timberwolves and Pelicans will be facing off.  In the grand scheme of things this game has absolutely zero meaning.  Two teams well below .500 but with plenty of explosive talent.  The two most talented players on the court tonight will be Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Davis.  Two up-and-comers, though they’ve both most definitely arrived, who are looking to be the two best big men for the next decade.  They’ve had similar paths and they’ll be crossing paths for years to come. Anthony Davis came into the…

Why Not the Wolves?

I’d like to start by making it very clear that I realize the Minnesota Timberwolves have a zero percent chance of landing Kevin Durant. This is merely a distraction while we wait for our youngsters to develop into KD caliber players. But I’m sure many of you, like me, are impatient and are still stuck asking yourselves, “Why not the Wolves?” When I ask myself this, the first thing that comes to mind: the future. We have the reigning Rookie of the Year, Andrew Wiggins, who is only 20 years…