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Minnesota Sports Chat covers all Minnesota sports! Vikings, Wolves, Timberwolves, Wild, Lynx, Gophers, Twins, Vikings, MNUFC, Whitecaps, St. Paul Saints and more... They are all covered with a variety of guests and informed opinions!

Ross Brendel


    • Sep 29, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekly NEW EPISODES
    • 48m AVG DURATION
    • 141 EPISODES

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    Edition #132: The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 4-0!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 24:25


    The Minnesota Golden Gophers are now 4-0 after whoopin Michigan State last weekend in their Big Ten opener! The Maroon and gold will take on Purdue this Saturday at Huntington Bank Stadium. Daniel House from Gophers Guru joined Ross to review last weeks game and preview the tilt on Saturday. 

    Edition #131: Minnesota Vikings and Golden Gophers OWN the state of Michigan!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 35:05


    Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings escaped Sunday's tilt with the Detroit Lions victorious AND the Gophers DOMINATED Michigan State in East Lansing. Manny Hill joined Ross to break down both teams big wins from this past weekend and to preview what comes next. 

    Edition #130: Minnesota Golden Gophers prepare for Big Ten play!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 22:38


    It's another Minnesota Golden Gophers review and preview pod! Daniel House from Gophers Guru joins Ross to discuss what CRAB's injury means for the Gophers football team... Plus a little Michigan State preview! 

    Edition #129: Minnesota Vikings disappear on Monday night... AGAIN!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 41:55


    Another Monday Night Football appearance for Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings, and yet another clunker in primetime. Tyler Forness from The Vikings Wire and the Climbing The Pocket podcast joined Ross to dive into the mess that was the Vikings and Eagles. The two also look ahead to week 3 against the Detroit Lions.

    Edition #128: Minnesota Golden Gophers prep for Colorado

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 28:14


    Daniel House from Gophers Guru joined Ross for their weekly Gophers football chat. After a 2-0 start for the University of Minnesota, the competition picks up just a bit when the Buffalos come to town on Saturday. Ross and House preview the game, review last week's game against Western Illinois, and take a look around the Big Ten.

    Edition #127: Minnesota Vikings and Gophers DOMINATE the weekend!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 42:26


    The Minnesota Vikings and Golden Gophers dominated the weekend on the football field. SKOR North & Purple Daily's, Judd Zulgad, joined Ross to break it all down. Are the Vikings now the favorite to win the NFC North? The two also deconstruct what has gone wrong for the Minnesota Twins. 

    Edition #126: The Golden Gophers are 1-0 as they prepare for Western Illinois

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 23:30


    The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 1-0 after beating Jerry Kill and New Mexico State last Thursday night at Huntington Bank Stadium. Daniel House from Gophers Guru will join Ross Brendel weekly this season to talk Gophers football! What are we looking for in week 2 from the Gophers and around the Big Ten? 

    Edition #125: Minnesota Vikings and Gophers football are going to be GOOD!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 37:16


    Ross Brendel is joined by Thor Nystrom from Fantasy Pros, Betting Pros and Purple Daily's 'Before We Die' for some "Elite" football talk. Are the Vikings going to win 12 or more games? And how many can the Gophers win in 2022? All that and more... 

    Edition #124: Gopher football prepares for New Mexico State

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 38:55


    The Minnesota Golden Gophers take on Jerry Kill and New Mexico State this Thursday at Huntington Bank Stadium. Will the two coaches throwdown at midfield? Plus, is it a disappointment if the Minnesota Twins miss the playoffs?

    Edition #123: Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Gophers season preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 43:02


    The Golden Gopher and Minnesota Vikings football season is just DAYS away. Join Ross Brendel and guest, Daniel House, from Vikings Corner and Gophers Guru for a preseason primer. How can the Vikings win more than 10 games? Does the Gophers early season schedule present any challenges? That and so much more... Eh.  

    Edition #122: Would cutting Garrett Bradbury be a blackeye to the Minnesota Vikings?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 35:25


    Ross Brendel is joined by Jonathan Harrison from the MNUFC pre and post-match show on 1500 ESPN. Jon is very in tune to what's happening with the Minnesota Vikings, so naturally he has some thoughts on Training Camp. Jon also provides his overall thoughts on the Minnesota United at the MLS all-star break. 

    Edition #121: The Minnesota Twins went all in!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 42:40


    Ross Brendel is joined by Phil Mackey from SKOR North for reaction on the Minnesota Twins at the MLB trade deadline. The Twins went "all in" by making a few BIG deals. How refreshing and how important were those trades? Plus Phil takes another go around at 5 Phil'er Questions... The bit is named after him, so he is obligated. 

    Edition #120: A Slap Shot in Time with Dan Whenesota!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 40:05


    Join Ross Brendel and guest, Dan Whenesota, for a look back at Minnesota hockey history, as Dan details his new book, A Slap Shot in Time: The Wild but True History of the Minnesota Fighting Saints. Dan also takes his stab at 5 Phil'er Questions and defends his NDSU Bison. 

    Edition #119: The Minnesota Twins need HELP!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 46:24


    Manny Hill joins Ross on edition #119 of Minnesota Sports Chat to talk Twins and Timberwolves. The Twins need pitching help and they know it. Will they do what's necessary to make improvements? Plus plenty on Rudy Gobert and the new look Minnesota Timberwolves.

    Edition #118: Is Big Ten expansion good for the Gophers?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 50:50


    Ross Brendel is joined by Daniel House from GophersGuru to discuss the ever changing landscape of the Big Ten, with the expansion of USC and UCLA in 2024. What does this mean for the Gophers? Plus a Gopher football recruiting update and the boy's thoughts on the Minnesota Timberwolves adding Rudy Gobert. 

    Edition #116: Minnesota Wild Trade Kevin Fiala

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 33:15


    The Minnesota Wild have traded Kevin Fiala to the L.A. Kings in exchange for Brock Faber from the University of Minnesota and a 2022 first round draft pick. Should the Timberwolves trade D-Lo? When will the Twins trade for some bullpen arms? That and more with Ross Brendel and guest, Tim McNiff. 

    Edition #116: Minnesota Twins all in at the trade deadline? AND Timberwolves draft preview.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 37:58


    Ross' good buddy, SKOR North coworker and fellow sports enthusiast, Manny Hill, joins the pod to talk Minnesota Twins baseball and Timberwolves basketball. What will the Wolves do in the upcoming NBA draft? Will the Twins go all in with Carlos Correa and make a big trade at the MLB trade deadline? That and more... 

    Edition #115: Darren "Doogie" Wolfson on the Minnesota Twins and Timberwolves

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 56:10


    Join Ross and guest, Darren "Doogie" Wolfson, from KSTP Channel 5 in the Twin Cities for a little Minnesota Twins and Timberwolves talk... Will the Twins make a move for another starter? Are the Timberwolves really "shopping" D-Lo? Plus, Doogie takes another stab at 5 Phil'er Questions. 

    Edition #114: Minnesota Governors, Jesse Ventura, Tim Pawlenty and Tim Walz

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 51:36


    On this 114 edition of Minnesota Sports Chat, Ross, revisits parts of his 3 conversations with Minnesota Governors, Jesse Ventura, Tim Pawlenty and Tim Walz. Join them for a behind the scenes look at politics in sports and FUN inside stories.  For complete interviews, scroll the Minnesota Sports Chat feed, and please remember to subscribe, download, rate and review. 

    Edition #113: Minnesota Twins process and culture

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 50:14


    Ross Brendel and Daniel House from Gophers Guru, spend a good chunk of time talking Minnesota Twins baseball. The local 9 is in first place, but should there lead in the division be even more comfortable? And what's up with the starters on constant pitch counts? House also weighs in on the Gopher football season opener against Jerry Kill's, New Mexico State squad. PLEASE remember to subscribe, download, rate and review! 

    Edition #112: The Minnesota Timberwolves have a new POBO

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 44:31


    Emmy award winning broadcaster, Tim McNiff, joins Ross to discuss the new Minnesota Timberwolves POBO, Tim Connelly. Is this a big "get" for the Wolves? Does Tim believe in the Minnesota Twins? What should the Minnesota Wild do with Matt Dumba? Tim also tells a story about one of Ross' former bosses who once faught a real bear... :) 

    Edition #111: The Wild can't score when it counts and Byron Buxton can't play

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 44:04


    Ross Brendel and guest, Manny Hill, from Jazz88, SKOR North and 1500ESPN  breakdown the Minnesota Wild postseason run, or lack thereof... The two also preview the Minnesota Timberwolves draft, and ponder the health of Byron Buxton and its impact on the Minnesota Twins. Plus, what does Manny (and you) remember about the 2003 Minnesota Vikings? 

    Edition #110: SKOR North's Judd Zulgad on the Wild, Twins and Vikings

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 45:10


    Ross Brendel and guest, Judd Zulgad, from SKOR North discuss the Minnesota Wild's run to the cup, the start of the Minnesota Twins season and they review the Minnesota Vikings draft! Judd and Ross also chat about Season 21 of Law & Order on NBC. 

    Edition #109: Vikings NFL Draft Review and Gophers Spring Game

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 45:34


    Daniel House from Gophers Guru and Vikings Corner returns to Minnesota Sports Chat to review the 2022 NFL Draft with Ross and more. What are Daniel's thoughts on the Minnesota Vikings draft? Which Golden Gopher drafted will have the longest career in the NFL and a Spring Game recap.

    Edition #108: Garage Logic's Chris Reuvers

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 36:59


    Minnesota broadcasting savant and local broadcasting insider, Chris Reuvers joins Ross on this 108th edition of Minnesota Sports Chat. "Reuvers" shares a few of his favorite Patrick Reusse stories, tells us what's wrong (and right) with Major League Baseball abd of course... A town ball story. 

    Edition #107: Glen Taylor and Timberwolves protester, "Glue Girl"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 26:28


    If you are a fan of the Minnesota Timberwolves or a fan of the NBA, you know the playoff games have only been a part of the story between the Wolves and Grizzlies... On this edition of Minnesota Sports Chat, Ross is joined by Direct Action Everywhere's, Alicia Santurio, aka "Glue Girl." Alicia discusses what exactly is DAE's issue with Timberwolves owner, Glen Taylor. PLUS, are more protests planned for game 5?  Please don't forget to subscribe. rate, review and tell your firends. :) 

    Edition #106: SKOR North's Declan Goff on the Vikings, Timberwolves, Wild and Twins

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 49:03


    SKOR North's Declan Goff joined Ross on this 106th edition of Minnesota Sports Chat to "circle the bases" on 4 of the 5 men's teams in town. How fun is it to see the Wolves fanbase energised again? Who are the Vikings going to take in the NFL draft? Can the Wild beat the Blues in the playoffs? Plus thoughts on the Twins and 5 Phil'er Questions.

    Edition #105: Talking Minnesota Vikings and Golden Gophers

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 36:56


    Join Ross Brendel and guest, Daniel House from Gophers Guru, as they discuss Golden Gophers spring football, the transfer portal in college athletics, the Minnesota Vikings offseason leading upto the NFL Draft and more! 

    Edition #104: Minnesota Twins and St. Paul Saints Season Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2022 45:08


    The voice of the St. Paul Saints, Sean Aronson, joined Ross to preview the St. Paul Saints and Minnesota Twins 2022 seasons. Who is Sean looking forward to seeing at the park this summer? Plus what's new to CHS Field in 2022? 

    Edition #103: The Gophers are headed to the Frozen Four

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 33:06


    Join Ross and guest, Jess Myers from The Rink Live, as they discuss the Golden Gophers men's hockey team and their past weekend in Worcester, securing a birth in the Frozen 4! Plus Jess takes his turn at, 5 Phil'er Questions!

    EP 8 - Minnesota Sports Podcast Collaboration Show - Feat. LockedOn Wild, The Sota Pod, Minnesota Sports Chat, Judd'z Budz, MNCAA, Wild Takes, Sound the Foghorn, & Brave the Wild

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 54:29


    Show Outline: LockedOn Wild The Sota Pod Minnesota Sports Chat Juddz Budz (The Sota Pod FEED) 10k Takes: Wild Takes Sound the Foghorn Podcast MNCAA Podcast (The Sota Pod FEED) Brave the Wild

    Edition #102: These Minnesota teams just keep making moves!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 37:49


    Join Ross Brendel and guest, Manny Hill as they discuss the big moves made by both the Twins and Vikings over the last week. Welcome to Minnesota, Carlos Correa! And how about those Timberwolves and Wild?! Are the Wolves a factor in the West? 

    EP 7 - Minnesota Sports Podcast Collaboration Show - Feat. LockedOn Wild, The Sota Pod, Minnesota Sports Chat, Judd'z Budz, MNCAA, & Brave the Wild

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 49:54


    Show Outline: LockedOn Wild The Sota Pod Minnesota Sports Chat Juddz Budz (The Sota Pod FEED) MNCAA Podcast (The Sota Pod FEED) Brave the Wild

    Edition #101: The Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins are making moves!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 59:57


    Judd Zulgad from the Purple Daily podcast and SKOR North joined Ross to talk all things Minnesota Vikings and the contract extension of Kirk Cousins. Plus, what are the Minnesota Twins doing right now? And of course, some Law & Order season 21 chat!

    EP 6 - Minnesota Sports Podcast Collaboration Show - Feat. LockedOn Wild, The Sota Pod, Minnesota Sports Chat, Judd'z Budz, Sound the Foghorn, MNCAA, & Brave the Wild

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 67:30


    LockedOn Wild The Sota Pod Minnesota Sports Chat Juddz Budz (The Sota Pod FEED) Sound the Foghorn Podcast MNCAA Podcast (The Sota Pod FEED) Brave the Wild

    Edition #100: Minnesota Vikings, Gophers and MNUFC, oh my!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 41:40


    On this 100th edition of Minnesota Sports Chat, Daniel House, from Gophers Guru and Vikings Corner joins to preview NFL free agency and Gophers in the NFL Draft. Plus, Jonathan Harrison on the Minnesota United! 

    EP 5 - Minnesota Sports Podcast Collaboration Show - Feat. LockedOn Wild, The Sota Pod, Minnesota Sports Chat, Judd'z Budz, Wild Takes, MNCAA, & Brave the Wild

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 72:38


    Go around the state of Minnesota with featured content from many awesome local Minnesota pods! Show Outline: LockedOn Wild The Sota Pod Minnesota Sports Chat Juddz Budz (The Sota Pod FEED) Wild Takes (10k Takes production) MNCAA Podcast (The Sota Pod FEED) Brave the Wild

    Edition #99: Starter jackets, NBA Jam, Wayne's World and more 90's nostalgia

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 44:32


    Join Ross and guest, Holly Roberts from myTalk107.1, as they look back into the wonderful world that was the 1990's. What was up with those Starter jackets? Remember NBA Jam? And sadly, there's no such thing as Stan Mikita's Donuts. 

    EP 4 - Minnesota Sports Podcast Collaboration Show - Feat. LockedOn Wild, The Sota Pod, Minnesota Sports Chat, Juddz Budz, Sound the Foghorn, Wild Takes, MNCAA, & Brave the Wild

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 57:45


    Show Outline: 01:20 LockedOn Wild 07:10 The Sota Pod 11:40 Minnesota Sports Chat 14:50 Juddz Budz (The Sota Pod FEED) 24:50 Sound the Foghorn 30:50 Wild Takes (10k Takes production) 36:50 MNCAA Podcast (The Sota Pod FEED) 51:00 Brave the Wild

    Edition #98: KSTP TV's Joe Schmit on Minnesota Sports and Silent Impact

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 25:45


    Join host Ross Brendel and guest Joe Schmit from KSTP TV to talk Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Gophers, Minnesota Wild and Minnesota Timberwolves. Joe discusses the "Silent Impact" and the difference we can make in the lives of others on a daily basis. 

    EP 3 - Minnesota Sports Podcast Collaboration Show - Feat. LockedOn Wild, The Sota Pod, Minnesota Sports Chat, Juddz Budz, MNCAA, & Brave the Wild

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 42:47


    Show Outline: 01:10 LockedOn Wild 07:00 The Sota Pod 14:00 Minnesota Sports Chat 19:00 Juddz Budz (The Sota Pod FEED) 30:00 MNCAA Podcast (The Sota Pod FEED) 34:00 Brave the Wild Podcast

    Edition #97: Scenario in which the Minnesota Vikings win next year's Super Bowl

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 42:06


    Daniel House from GophersGuru joined Ross to preview the Minnesota Vikings offseason and their path to winnining next year's Super Bowl. Plus, what to make of the Gophers at the Senior Bowl and what are we looking for the rest of the way, from the Minnesota Golden Gophers men's hoops squad? 

    EP2 - Minnesota Sports Collaboration Show - Feat. Locked On Wild, The Sota Pod, Minnesota Sports Chat, Sound the Foghorn, Juddz Budz, MNCAA & Brave the Wild

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 48:22


    Show Outline: 01:10 LockedOn Wild 06:40 The Sota Pod 16:00 Minnesota Sports Chat 21:10 Sound the Foghorn 28:30 Juddz Budz (The Sota Pod FEED) 23:37 The Call UP with Kid Jen (10k Takes) 36:00 MNCAA Podcast (The Sota Pod FEED) 42:50 Brave the Wild Podcast

    Edition #96: Darren "Doogie" Wolfson on the Vikings, Wolves and MLB Lockout

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 46:30


    KSTP TV's Darren "Doogie" Wolfson joins Ross to talk Kirk Cousins and his future with the Minnesota Vikings. Plus, the Timberwolves are "big game hunting" this NBA trade deadline season! And just how long will the MLB lockout go on? Remember to rate and review on Apple and Spotify.

    EP 1 - Minnesota Sports Collaboration Show - Feat. LockedOn Wild, The Sota Pod, Juddz Budz, WildTakes/The CallUp, MNCAA, & Brave the Wild

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 34:41


    01:10 LockedOn Wild 04:11 The Sota Pod 08:45 Minnesota Sports Chat 13:40 Juddz Budz (The Sota Pod FEED) 21:40 Wild Takes (10k Takes) 23:37 The Call UP with Kid Jen (10k Takes) 27:00 MNCAA Podcast (The Sota Pod FEED) 30:40 Brave the Wild Podcast

    Edition #95: Tim McNiff on the Vikings, Wolves and Wild

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 39:55


    Ross' longtime friend and media mentor, Tim McNiff returns to talk all things Minnesota Vikings, Timberwolves and Wild! What can the new Vikings regime learn from the franchises past mistakes? Plus Tim takes another stab at 5 Phil'er Questions. 

    Edition #94: Sheletta is funny! But is she the Vikings next coach?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 34:09


    What a special and VERY funny 94th edition of Minnesota Sports Chat! Local media mogul, Sheletta Brundidge, joined Ross to make her case to be the next Minnesota Vikings head football coach. Sheletta also dishes on her WCCO Radio colleagues, Chad Hartman and Henry Lake. 

    Edition #93: Gopher men's hoops with Daniel House

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 32:24


    The "Gophers Guru" himself, Daniel House joined Minnesota Sports Chat to talk a little Gopher men's basketball. Ben's boys continue to surprise! How are they doing it? Plus Ross and House have a little fun at the Green Bay Packers expense!

    Edition #92: What type of leadership do the Minnesota Vikings need?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 54:49


    Join Ross Brendel and Manny Hill for the 92nd edition of Minnesota Sports Chat as they unpack what's next for the Minnesota Vikings as they look for a Head Coach and General Manager. What type of leaders and leadership should the SKOL be looking for? PLUS, Manny takes another crack at 5 Phil'er Questions and he tries to ease Ross' Green Bay Packers, winning the Super Bowl anxiety. 

    Edition #91: Judd Zulgad from SKOR North and Purple Daily on the Vikings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 55:06


    Judd Zulgad from SKOR North's Purple Daily (and much more) joined Ross to chat about the Minnesota Vikings search for a new General Manager and Head Coach. Why was now the right time for the SKOL to make major changes? What will next season look like? Plus Judd takes another stab at 5 Phil'er Questions and a little Gophers hockey talk too! 

    Edition #90: Talking Vikings and Wolves with Chris Tubbs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 45:46


    Edition #90 of Minnesota Sports Chat features Chris Tubbs from WCCO Radio in the Twin Cities. Chris and Ross speculate on who the Vikings next head coach will be? Is a change at GM and QB also coming? Plus some Timberwolves optimism and 5 Phil'er Questions with Chris Tubbs. 

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