(3:45) Vikings: it's going to end badly, but how? | (25:45) Twins Boy Geniuses check-in | (45:30) Clarence and Poochie demand hoops-related apologies. Neither receives one. | (1:01:00) RIP Wild and Gophers hoops followed by a curmudgeonly #dadlife Christmas-hating segment.
(2:00) Vikings. Why is Case good? Who will be the QB next year?
(36:00) Wolves. Why does this team frustrate us? Then we pledge allegiance to TEAM TYUS.
(45:00) That weird-ass Gophers 5-on-3 game and Fleck Era Year 1 review (we're optimistic!)
(62:00) Dadlife: Real or fake Christmas trees?
The boys aren't back in town, so Mandy and her husband Stu discuss the surprisingly important Vikings/Rams game, give advice to first-time parents, and wonder what People Magazine is up to with this Blake Shelton business.
(0:00) Why did we stop caring about the NFL?
(20:15) Jon tells us of the worst football game he's ever seen
(33:45 The Wolves played one fun game but they suck again
(41:00) World Series chatter + Justin Verlander fun facts
(54:06) Loons season recap
(62:05) Wild check-in
This episode had everything: the soccer choke job, Tesla fun facts (band not car), strangling cats, Vikings QB situaish, metal leg rods, sandbars, Wild and Wolves previews, "Simple Man" shout-out and more.
We start out with a good ol-fashioned shouting match about the Boy Geniuses, then (38:30) move on to happier times and bitch about how the Vikings QB situaish has ruined our lives. Next (58:10) Poochie is trolled about the Wolves alt unis for some reason, and ending with confirmation that the Wild still suck. Good group session. Feels good to let it all out.
Live show! B, Stu and Jon pilot some new mics and discuss: - #BuxChubs - Mayweather/McGregor recap - Gophers football preview - DADLIFE: sending kids to college, how to not be obsessed, why tf have a second kid
1min - Are the Vikings Super Bowl contenders? Plus our widely hated over/under guessing game on wins. 25min - Do we regret the Twins giving up? 36min - Glen Taylor on the ELI Scale + Wolves unis review 48min - A *heated* high-top vs low-top table debate (real-time feedback from Stu: "that was the worst bit I've ever heard") We're sorry. Next week will definitely be better, probably.
3min - Twins deadline deals
21min - Should Teddy hang it up? Will Rick finally get canned?
38min - Wild in purgatory
43min - baseless Kyrie trade talk
51min - Listener mail: Gold Cup, golf, corncobs and the most Sportive MIAC team
GREAT EPISODE despite our spirit animal/co-host Clarence no-showing us again. Discussed: (0-25min) Wolves got a lot better and WE ARE LIVID ABOUT IT (25-40min) Jon explains the NHL expansion draft shenanigans (41-66min) Will Sano hit 40 bombs? Will Dozier hit more homers than Rosario walks? How many wins will they get? Those answers + more in our rest-of-season predictions bit.
(1m-21m) We are the ONLY media members to question the draft strategy of the Twins boy geniuses
(21m-27m) Did the Vikings start practicing yet? A short investigation
(28m-33m) Mound-charging strat
(33min-end) NHL and NBA finals reviews PLUS Clarence unsuccessfully trolling B about LeBron
0:00 | TWINS TALK. Trying to make chicken salad out of the pitching staff + continued pre-fury about Hunter Greene 36:30 | Head scratcher over a future NHL draftee 57:30 | Clarence's shitty impersonation 3.0 1:10:00 | In honor of our friend Michael Rand's triumphant 15-taco lunch, we each select the food we could eat the most of. B's selection was met with disgust and anger.
Stu and B run dat two-man game again. Discussed: - Berrios! - Our friend Parker committing light treason - Getting old sucks - Why B hates the Warriors - Eulogies for Ailes and Cornell (spoiler alert: we are HAPPY about one of the deaths and SAD about another. Tune in to solve the mystery.)
We got the whole band back together! 1:30 | Making chicken salad out of the Vikings draft 22:30 | Buxton MVP tracker and a Jose Berrios eulogy 45:00 | Clarence's plans for the NBA draft lottery 1:01:00 | Are the Loons good now?