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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.
SKOR North producers AJ Fredrickson, Jason Stormer & Artis Woods commemorate a comeback win for the Minnesota Vikings over the Detroit Lions! Should they be concerned about Justin Jefferson after a few down games? How will they fare versus the New Orleans Saints in London? The guys also celebrate Golden Gopher football being ranked in the Top-25 and declare MNUFC's next match is a MUST WIN. Catch these topics on the latest ride with the SKOR North Taxi Squad!
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.
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!
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.
AJ Fredrickson, Jason Stormer & Artis Woods lament (Artis not so much) over the reality check the Philadelphia Eagles gave the Minnesota Vikings. Why did they not look prepared to play? How will they fare against the Detroit Lions in Week 3? The guys also say so long to the Twins' playoff chances after a disastrous weekend against the Cleveland Guardians, praise another Golden Gopher football victory and wonder what MNUFC's got to do to ever win down in Kansas City. Catch these topics on the latest ride with the SKOR North Taxi Squad!
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.
AJ Fredrickson, Jason Stormer & Artis Woods celebrate the beatdown the Minnesota Vikings handed the Green Bay Packers! Should we be buying all the hype this fast? How will they fare against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2? The guys also are still giving the Twins a slim chance, recapped a two-match week for MNUFC and shoutout Golden Gopher & St. Thomas football for dominant wins. Catch these topics on the latest ride with the SKOR North Taxi Squad!
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.
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?
SKOR North producers AJ Fredrickson, Jason Stormer & Artis Woods get you pumped for Week 1 of the NFL season, as the Minnesota Vikings host the Green Bay Packers! Whose offense will be more rusty? Who wins and why? The guys also hope the Minnesota Twins don't get overshadowed by football now and recap Minnesota Golden Gopher football's first win of the year! Catch these topics, plus your weekly Minnesota United FC update, on the latest ride with the Taxi Squad!
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 games can the Gophers win in 2022? All that and more...
SKOR North producers AJ Fredrickson, Jason Stormer & Artis Woods review a busy 2022 cut day for the Minnesota Vikings! Any surprises by the new 53 man roster? Should they have cut both Sean Mannion & Kellen Mond? How likely is an Alexander Mattison trade now? The guys also recap a hot hitting week for the Minnesota Twins. Catch these topics, plus your weekly Minnesota United FC update, on this week's Taxi Squad!
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?
SKOR North producers AJ Fredrickson, Jason Stormer & Artis Woods introduce you to the new QB2 of the Minnesota Vikings, Nick Mullens! Was this trade absolutely necessary? What will they do with Kellen Mond and Sean Mannion now? The guys also breakdown a real rough week at the plate for the Minnesota Twins. Catch these topics, plus your weekly Minnesota United FC update, on this week's Taxi Squad!
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.
SKOR North producers AJ Fredrickson, Jason Stormer & Artis Woods recap the Minnesota Vikings preseason loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. Who's got the edge at QB2, Sean Mannion or Kellen Mond? Are there any free agent quarterbacks they should look at? The guys also recap a not-so-great California road trip for the Minnesota Twins and bid farewell to Minnesota Lynx legend, Sylvia Fowles. Catch these topics, plus your weekly Minnesota United FC update, on this week's Taxi Squad!
SKOR North producers AJ Fredrickson, Jason Stormer & Artis Woods get you pumped for the first Minnesota Vikings game of the (pre)season versus the Las Vegas Raiders! How much playing time should starters get? Which players have the most to prove? The guys also crush MLB for the horrendous call in the Minnesota Twins-Toronto Blue Jays game that got Rocco Baldelli as fired up as he'll ever be! Check out these topics, plus your weekly Minnesota United FC update, on this week's Taxi Squad!
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.
SKOR North producers AJ Fredrickson, Jason Stormer & Artis Woods go over one of the most active MLB trade deadlines that the Minnesota Twins have ever had! How much better is the pitching with the additions of Jorge López, Tyler Mahle & Michael Fulmer? Were they fair trades? They guys also recap another week at Minnesota Vikings training camp, including Irv Smith Jr.'s injury. Check out these topics, plus your weekly Minnesota United FC update, on this week's Taxi Squad!
Ross Brendel is joined by Phil Mackey 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.
SKOR North producers AJ Fredrickson, Jason Stormer & Artis Woods break down what you need to know as the Minnesota Vikings and NFL teams start training camp! How will Kirk Cousins be different or the same this season? Should Justin Jefferson be saying publicly he's already better than Davante Adams and Cooper Kupp? Are the Madden 23 ratings fair or foul? Check out these topics and more, including your weekly Minnesota United FC update, on this week's Taxi Squad!
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. FROM THE POD A Slap Shot in Time
SKOR North producers Manny Hill & Jason Stormer recap the first half of the Minnesota Twins' season and preview the second half! What'd the guys think of Byron Buxton & Luis Arraez at the MLB All-Star Game? How active should the Twins be at the trade deadline? Who are some pitchers they should go after? Would they even dare think about trading Carlos Correa? Check out these topics and more on this week's Taxi Squad!
SKOR North producers AJ Fredrickson, Manny Hill & Jason Stormer comb through a busy week for the Minnesota Wild! What do the guys think of Liam Öhgren, Danila Yurov & the other players drafted? Are they cool with keeping Marc-Andre Fleury and trading Cam Talbot? What's the latest with Kirill Kaprizov and getting him back to the US? Check out these topics and more on this week's Taxi Squad!
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.
SKOR North producers Manny Hill, Jason Stormer & Artis Woods go wall-to-wall on the blockbuster trade sending Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves! Are they legit contenders now? Did they give up too much? Would the guys have given up more to get Kevin Durant instead? Check out these topics and more on this week's Taxi Squad!
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.
SKOR North producers AJ Fredrickson, Manny Hill, Jason Stormer and Artis Woods breakdown all the crazy moves in the NBA, including losing the Dejounte Murray sweepstakes and recapping the Minnesota Timberwolves draft picks! The guys also go in-depth on the inevitable Kevin Fiala trade and what this means for the Minnesota Wild moving forward!
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.
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...
Join Ross and guest, Darren "Doogie" Wolfson, from KSTP Channel 5 in the Twin Cities and SKOR North 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.
On this 114th 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.
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 their 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. You can find Minnesota Sports Chat wherever you get your pods.
Judd takes phone calls from Vikings fans after Minnesota made two first-round selections in Justin Jefferson and Jeff Gladney; (34:50) Matthew Coller calls in for his thoughts; (55:00) Ramie slides into the co-host chair with Judd; (01:53:35) More callers flood the phone lines with draft thoughts and the market for Trent Williams.
Judd opens Vent Line with the final mock drafts and what the Vikings will do with their two first-round picks; (32:07) Kevin Seifart from ESPN joins to talk NFL Draft logistics; (57:16) Phil Mackey enters the studio and the guys take calls from Vikings fans on their thoughts before draft day.
Judd opens Vent Line on the heels of the first two parts of The Last Dance debuting on ESPN with his and other fans' biggest takeaways. Also, what Minnesota sports season or moments would you like to see in a documentary series; (34:00) Dave calls in with a Vikings draft take.