Star Tribune columnist Patrick Reusse joins host Michael Rand with an enlightened take on how NFL officiating has an outsized influence on the outcomes of games -- including a huge impact on Sunday's AFC title game between the Chiefs and Bengals. Plus Reusse and Rand discuss the state of the Gophers men's and women's basketball programs and find themselves starting to believe the Timberwolves have figured a few things out.
Aaron and John are joined by special guests Patrick Reusse and Glen Perkins at Twins Daily's 2023 Winter Meltdown.
Star Tribune columnist Patrick Reusse joins host Michael Rand for a look back at a busy weekend. The Twins got things started Friday with a blockbuster Luis Arraez trade, which Reusse doesn't like from a pure at-bat standpoint. The NFL gave us plenty to think about on Saturday and Sunday, while Reusse had a larger complaint about college basketball.
Star Tribune columnist Patrick Reusse joins host Michael Rand for a breakdown of Sunday's 31-24 Vikings loss to the Giants in the playoffs at U.S. Bank Stadium. From another awful game by the defense to a questionable final play from Kirk Cousins, there was plenty to digest. Plus Reusse gives his thoughts on the rest of the NFL playoffs and the Twins signing Carlos Correa.
Star Tribune columnist Patrick Reusse joins host Michael Rand for a look back at the final week of the NFL regular season and more. The Vikings coasted to a win over the disinterested Bears, but plenty of questions remain for Minnesota ahead of Sunday's playoff opener against the Giants. Meanwhile, the Packers were eliminated by the Lions on Sunday night -- the culmination of a mediocre season that Reusse predicted from the very beginning. Was that Aaron Rodgers' final game (at least in Green Bay)? Plus Reusse and Rand weigh in on the magic of the Bills, Carlos Correa, Gophers basketball and South Dakota State's championship over North Dakota State.
Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants screwed everything up! Patrick is beside himself at the time of kickoff for the Vikings-Giants on Super Wild Card Wekeend. Find out why plus other thoughts on the Gophers, Timberwolves, Wild and more.
Minnesota Twins are back in on Carlos Correa and are ‘willing to do more risks on the medicals and dollars' to bring him back; Minnesota Vikings gearing up for their regular season finale against the Chicago Bears.
Star Tribune columnist Patrick Reusse joins host Michael Rand for a look back at the weekend in sports, which featured a lot of doom and gloom for two local teams. The Vikings were clobbered 41-17 by the Packers, dropping their still-strong record to 12-4 but raising even more concerns about how they have been playing lately. Can they rebound -- and get healthy -- in time for the playoffs? The Wolves, meanwhile, lost their sixth game in a row. They are vowing that they can make changes and that their problems can be fixed, but until we see evidence of progress it's hard to believe them. Plus thoughts on college football and the Wild.
The Minnesota Vikings have the horseshoe; Reusse has flipped his thoughts on the Vikings going forward; Plus more thoughts on what Patrick is watching; Timberwolves stink again and the Twins diamond awards!
New York Jets QB Zach Wilson is cooked; Who should the Minnesota Vikings want to play on Wild Card Weekend; Minnesota Twins trade proposal from New York Post and why do the Twins fans defend their team so much.
Host Michael Rand and Star Tribune columnist Patrick Reusse take a look back at an amazing weekend in Minnesota sports. First and foremost, obviously, was the Vikings' NFL-record comeback from a 33-0 halftime deficit to defeat the Colts 39-36 in overtime Saturday. Trying to make sense of that game -- or this team -- is nearly impossible. But it did cement the Vikings' identity: a flawed team with a flare for drama. Reusse and Rand also talked about the Twins' signing of Joey Gallo, the Wolves' 150-point record-setting game against the Bulls and the Wild's winning streak.
Pat Reusse assesses the Vikings ahead of this weekend's game against the Colts, discussing how Minnesota needs to clean up their act down the stretch otherwise trouble is inevitable in the postseason. Pat also talks about the Twins letting Carlos Correa get away and what they can expect to do with the $285 million now burning a hole in their pocket.
Minnesota Twins never stood a chance at bringing back Carlos Correa but what's next; How good will the Twins be next season and Reusse gives Declan some advice on a good steak.
Star Tribune columnist Patrick Reusse joins host Michael Rand for a look at the weekend in sports, which included a rare loss by the Vikings. Rand notes that they were set up to fail from the start by resting some players with minor injuries, while Reusse takes the pass rush to task. It added up to a lot of fan anger for a team that is still 10-3 and very much in control of its season. Plus thoughts on P.J. Fleck, the Gophers men's basketball team and Carlos Correa.
What will it take for the Minnesota Twins to land Carlos Correa in free agency and what's the backup plan if they can't; Why do Minnesota sports fans not care about the Twins anymore.
Star Tribune columnist Patrick Reusse joins host Michael Rand for a look back at the weekend in sports. The Vikings are now an unbelievable 9-0 in one-score games, displaying not just a flare for drama but a knack again for winning in the critical moments of a game. Their latest high-wire act came Sunday with a 27-22 win over the Jets that required two late defensive stands. The Wild and Gophers women's basketball teams also won in dramatic fashion, while the Timberwolves came unglued in a loss to the Thunder. For the Wolves, it's starting to look like real trouble is settling in.
Star Tribune columnist Patrick Reusse joins host Michael Rand for a look back at the long weekend in sports. The Gophers football team beat Wisconsin for the second straight season and third time in five years Saturday, prompting a moment of honesty and sensitivity from head coach P.J. Fleck. Did reasonable people really want him fired after the loss to Iowa the previous week? No. The Vikings can clinch the NFC North next week after another series of games went their way. The Wolves are 20 games into their season and no closer to answers than they were at the start. And Gophers volleyball has avoided the dreaded "distractions."
It wasn't an overly cheerful edition of the podcast as Patrick Reusse joined host Michael Rand to primarily talk about the Vikings' 40-3 drubbing at the hands of Dallas and the Gophers' 13-10 loss to Iowa -- two defeats that were frustrating for much different reasons. The Vikings have major concerns, even at 8-2, after they had no answer for the Cowboys' pass rush nor get off the field on defense. With injuries mounting, Minnesota will need to prove that was just a one-game blip. The Gophers, meanwhile, will never have an easier path to a Big Ten title. But it eluded them once again, as P.J. Fleck's conservative approach kept him winless still in his career against Iowa. Plus thoughts on the Twins' new look -- and new left side of the infield.
Host Michael Rand is joined by Star Tribune columnist Patrick Reusse as they try to figure out all that happened during Sunday's 33-30 overtime Vikings victory over Buffalo. The twists, the turns, the Justin Jefferson catch. The QB sneak that wasn't. The improbable fumble. The ending. The elements. The quality of the opponent. All of it, Reusse says, adds up to the greatest regular-season victory in the franchise's 62 years of existence, and it's hard to argue with that. Plus Rand and Reusse get into Gophers football, D'Angelo Russell, Gophers women's basketball and St. Thomas sports.
We continue to realize that the closer you get to the countries tallest buildings the more likely it is to elect candidates interested in only personal grievances. Biden's student loan scam is officially declared illegal. Patrick Reusse with sports, and Johnny Heidt with guitar news.
Star Tribune columnist Patrick Reusse joins host Michael Rand for a look at an uncommonly successful weekend in Minnesota sports. The Vikings and Gophers both overcame double-digit deficits to win, with the former improving to 7-1 and the latter repositioning itself in the Big Ten West mix. Gophers hockey and volleyball swept the weekend as well, and the Wolves won Saturday. Plus Reusse agrees with a listener: These Vikings have a certain quality that is reminiscent of the Bud Grant era.
Star Tribune columnist Patrick Reusse joins host Michael Rand for a look at the weekend in sports. The Vikings won in familiar fashion, defeating Arizona 34-26 by again making the big plays in the biggest moments. They're now 6-1, and with every other team in the NFC North sitting at 3-5 or worse they are in magnificent early position. The Timberwolves are 4-3, a record suggestive of a decent start, but their play has been clunky at best. They lost again to the Spurs on Sunday, and Reusse has concerns about how this looks -- plus how it will look once the Wolves start playing better teams. Thoughts, too, on the Gophers, Wild and St. Thomas.