by Gameday Gold Staff | April 14, 2017 8:41 am
It’s another loaded week of sports across the country. Let Eric and Larry condense it all down for you. They pour through all the bits and pieces to bring you the big news from the Downtown Minneapolis studios. The Wild begin their postseason run, while the Wolves get set to watch another playoff season at home (Wolves point guard Ricky Rubio offers his thoughts). The Twins continue to impress early on. Out west, Oakland just can’t seem to hold on to its sports teams. And former NFL player (and Super Bowl champion) Ryan Harris discusses the importance of Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney.
The Disappearing Oakland Sports Scene
Segment 1: The reaction is still pouring in from last week’s announcement that the Oakland Raiders will be heading to Sin City. Our hosts revisit the impact that this move will have on the east side of the Bay Area. And what’s up with Oakland’s struggle to keep sports franchises?
Steel to the Core: Remembering Pittsburgh Owner Dan Rooney
Segment 2: The NFL world is mourning after the death of Pittsburgh Steelers CEO Dan Rooney on Thursday. Larry reveals a familial connection to the owner, while Eric explains how he embodied the franchise that he ran. Plus, will St. Louis be successful in their pending lawsuit against the NFL?
K.C. Connections & Triumphant Twins
Segment 3: Falling back on memories of days past, the guys revisit their respect for Kauffman Stadium. The Royals, however, haven’t had a glowing start to the season. A lot of that had to do with the Twins. Speaking of…what are the reasons this edition of the team has seen some early success?
Eric, Larry, & Ricky Rubio Lament Lost Chances for the Wolves
Segment 4: The Timberwolves’ season has come to an end. Larry briefly discussed this lost campaign with point guard Ricky Rubio. Then, our hosts recap another season where the organization missed out on the playoffs.
GDG Chats with Ryan Harris About a Legendary Owner and a Puzzling Free Agent
Segment 5: One man that got to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dan Rooney is Twin Cities native Ryan Harris. The former offensive lineman discusses the owner’s legacy. Plus, what does he think of Colin Kaepernick’s inability to find a new team?
A Wild Tussle to Open the Playoffs
Segment 6: The fellas take a minute to look into the hot button topic of the man that was dragged off of a United Airlines flight. After that, the Wild were bogged down in Game 1 of their First Round postseason series against St. Louis. What should we expect from the rest of the series? Eric and Larry break down the angles.
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