A Somewhat Special Friday night episode! Jon and Stu are joined by official podcast brother Dave and official podcast wife Mandy to talk Gopher football, Gopher volleyball, Rocco Baldelli, marathons, monorails, and storing beers for years.
(0:30) uninterrupted laughing at Thibs, (20:55) Are the Vikings back? (31:42) Gophers football check-in (43:00) Mr Puck talks Wild (52:00) You come at the dad kings you best not miss. Bonus: (1:12:00) don't miss Stu's joke re: Post Malone's face. Come to mock, stay to rock.
(1:00) Paul Molitor remembrance featuring the Boy Geniuses OLE Scale, (21:40) an ode to Joe Mauer, (41:45) Twins bros & turds review, (46:20) the Jimmy Buckets situaish and (58:15) a Wild season preview lightning round.
We talk EXTREMELY intelligently about the Vikings preseason game (didn't see it), the Boy Geniuses (can't make up our minds), the Loons (shrug emoji) and eSports (never heard of 'em). In the plus column, we were able to crack 4-5 solid jokes AND gave an earnest shout-out to Lindsay Whalen, so all was not lost. Thanks as always for your patronage.
B, Jon and Stu are BACK. (5:30) We rank Lance Lynn on our most hate-able Twins list during a eulogy for the season. (30:00) What's up with the Vikings and when are we going to give up on the NFL? (49:00) How's Teddy lookin'? (54:30) What TV shows should Jon watch? (62:00) #dadlife about how often we let our kids have screen time.
Jon is joined by local sports knower / brother Dave Marthaler, to talk about the Wild's summer signings, Gopher football's chances this fall, whether we're buying or selling on the Loons, and whether Paul Fenton is running the Twins. Plus: Jose Mourinho is a little man, Rickey Foggie may be coaching somewhere, and we cut out Dave's rants about transportation policy.
AND WE'RE BACK. (6:15) Jon's World Cup review + predictions on when the US will win the World Cup, (37:00) the only reason to continue to watch baseball this summer. (44:20) Which Twins will be traded and how many jerseys has Lance Lynn been wearing? Then, (48:45) late LeBron/Lakers reaction + noted twitter user Chiken Fingerz' awful prediction. And finally (55:00) some Dadlife and other assorted nonsense.
(0:40) We try and fail to talk ourselves off the ledge about Buxton, (14:20) review proposed rule changes from an interview with Rob Manfred, (40:30) a quick review of the ridiculous Bryan Colangelo saga, (44:30) Jon chooses his Stanley Cup allegiance and (49:50) our famous #dadlife bit, this week featuring coaching and potty training.
Stu and Jon get back on the podcast horse and talk about Thibs' desire to ruin the franchise, the NBA playoffs, the impossibility of the Vegas Golden Knights (and why we still hate them!), the Twins' impossible-to-name-roster, the Lynx, and the Loons. Plus: Surly updates so that Jon could buy some time to talk about the Loons!
Whole gang back for this one. (0:30) Mrs. Spielman joins us to break down the Vikings draft. (31:12) Wolves season in review: there all is aching. (41:15) Wild: 4 ideas to turn this thing around? (59:30) Twins: when will the pain go away?
(1:07:00) Brandon gets roasted for his pathetic reluctance to coach his kid's baseball team. He deserves it.
In this episode:
*The Wolves gave up 50 points in a quarter
*The Wild need to fire everyone
*The Twins can't do anything well
*The NFL Draft doesn't matter much when your team has the 30th pick
*The Loons have struggled (but Stu has some marketing copy to read)
*We're here for the Lynx
*Improbably, also the Windchill
Late-night emergency shortive: (1:00) the Wild loss and (11:45) the Wolves play-in-game win (ed: fact-check needed to confirm this is real life). Later (25:00 or so) a quick round-the-horn on the Twins and MLB.
A red-hot 45 minutes of emotional chatter, just for you.
Err'body in attendance for this one. Great ep, one of our best.
(1:15) the Polanco situaish and many unanswered 'roids questions | (15:00) we throw down odds on the new Gopher puck coach and requisite Big 10 bashing | (49:00) requesting a strategic tank from the Wild | (53:00) continued Thibs hate despite the team's record | (62:00) Vikings Concerns With ChikenFingerz69. What would he do as GM?