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 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 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 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!…

Minnesota and UND To Renew Rivalry

Per StarTribune.com: North Dakota on Monday unveiled the dates of its long-awaited return to Mariucci Arena. The Fighting Hawks will visit Minneapolis and reignite the regular-season rivalry with the Gophers on Nov. 4 and 5. Game times are still to be determined. College hockey’s major realignment in 2014 broke up the longtime WCHA rivals. The Gophers landed in the Big Ten and North Dakota in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. You bet I will be in Mariucci Arena for puck drop on November 4th when the Minnesota and UND renew…

Minnesota Wrestling Team Busted For Drugs

StarTribune.com: Gophers wrestling coach J Robinson collected about 1,400 pills of the prescription sedative Xanax that members of his team were ready to sell, yet did not report the drug issue to police, one wrestler told the Star Tribune on Wednesday. University of Minnesota officials confirmed that campus police are investigating alleged drug abuse by members of the wrestling team but would not comment further. Robinson did not respond to a voicemail message on his cellphone, the university would not make President Eric Kaler available for comment, and a school…