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GDG rundown for the weekend of Feb. 17th-19th

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There’s a lot going on in the world of sports.  Eric and Larry have it covered as they reunite in the Downtown Minneapolis studio for this week’s show.  There are some changes coming for a prominent Twin Cities sports council.  Is there truly Divine intervention (or lack thereof) when it comes to teams and players we follow?  The NBA reaches the All-Star Break.  Plus, the guests show up in full force.  NCHC Commissioner Josh Fenton talks about the state of the college hockey league.  Then, NBC Sports and Pro Football Talk.com analyst Mike Florio looks back at the Super Bowl and ahead to a busy offseason.

A Change in Council and a Gopher Resurgence

Segment 1: As the week rolled along, the deck got shuffled a bit for the Minnesota Sports Facility Authority.  Our hosts dive into what led the Authority’s Chair AND Executive Director to hand in their resignations.  Then, the Gopher men’s hoops team is surging.  Is it enough to already lock them into the upcoming NCAA Tournament?

 

Heavenly Happenings: Do Sports and Religion Intersect?

Segment 2: Is God a sports fan?  The guys get religious as they examines whether faith has a tangible effect on the athletes and athletic endeavors we follow.  One thing’s for sure, it appears that God hasn’t been a fan of the Vikings over the years.

 

Hockey Hierarchy: NCHC Commissioner Josh Fenton Talks With GDG

Segment 3: The NCHC will provide some high-quality hockey when Minneapolis hosts next month’s Frozen Faceoff.  League commissioner Josh Fenton stops by the show to preview the event and explain how this conference is the best thing going NCAA hockey.  What has all of the recent success done for the league?

 

NFL Analyst Mike Florio Reviews A Wild Super Bowl

Segment 4: There’s still quite a bit of buzz about Super Bowl LI.  Mike Florio of NBC Sports and Pro Football Talk.com joins the program to discuss where the game ranks on his list of best-ever NFL games.  Plus, what’s happened to some of the biggest pieces of memorabilia from the game?  And how does Atlanta ever recover from the defeat?

 

The NFL Offseason Outlook with Mike Florio

Segment 5: Mike Florio sticks around to look forward to the next stages on the NFL calendar.  Is he excited to come to Minneapolis next February?  Has the NFL Combine “jumped the shark”?  Will Tony Romo be calling signals for somebody next season, and whom?  Also, will Adrian Peterson be in Viking Purple come September?

 

All-Star Weekend Gives Teams a Chance to Reset

Segment 6: The NBA is taking its All-Star Break this weekend.  Our hosts assess where the Timberwolves stand when it comes to the race for the 8th seed in the Western Conference pecking order.  Then, how did Russell Westbrook get left off of the All-Star starting lineup?

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