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GDG rundown for the weekend of Jan. 27th – 29th

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With the NFL’s title game a week away, the other sports get a chance to shine.  That’s where Eric and Larry come in.  Sure, they’ll peer ahead one week to preview the Super Bowl.  But they’ll also get us up to date on the rest of the sports world as they broadcast from the Downtown Minneapolis studios.  The Minnesota Wild will get some needed rest this weekend.  Where do they stand as the All-Star Break hits?  Are the Timberwolves starting to figure out this winning thing?  Tiger’s back.  So are Serena & Venus.  But can Gopher men’s hoops make it back to where they were starting the Big Ten season?  And we even hear news from the world of entertainment, as an acting icon leaves her imprint on the Twin Cities.  Plus, GDG’s Tom Tuttle joins in to look at some of the biggest stories from local and international sport.

The Wild and Wolves Heating Up During the Winter

Segment 1: It doesn’t feel like an authentic Minnesota Winter, but the area’s cold-season teams are looking at warmer results in January.  Eric and Larry talk about the NHL West’s best team.  How have the Wild built the most points in the conference as they head into the All-Star Weekend?  Then, the Timberwolves seem to be closing out some victories lately?  Is a playoff spot out of the question?

 

The GDG Trifecta is Back: Tom Tuttle Joins the Program

Segment 2: The GDG influence grows as COO Tom Tuttle joins the proceedings.  During this portion of the show, the trio discuss a loss for legendary Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt, the growing PED suspicion presence in the MLB Hall of Fame, and the scorching hot Wild.

 

Eric, Larry, and Tom Turn Their Sights on Houston

Segment 3: Tom Tuttle sticks around for another few moments to chat it up with the hosts.  In this segment, the guys look ahead to next Sunday’s Super Bowl.  Which team do they like heading into Houston?  And how amazing is the coach-player duo of New England’s Bill Belichick and Tom Brady?

 

An Award Beyond the Gridiron; The Vikings Look at New Options?

Segment 4: Larry’s son will be up for a big award recognizing service to others.  Hear more about Larry, Jr.’s nomination.  After that, is Cordarrelle Patterson the answer for the Vikings’ potential running back hole?  And does this portend more bad luck when it comes to championship contention?

 

The Impact of a Lady Named Mary

Segment 5: The guys take a minute off from the sports talk to reminisce on the career of the late Mary Tyler Moore and her effect on today’s society.  Once the show veers back to athletics, we hear about the fellas’ experiences covering Super Bowls.

 

The Veteran Guard Returns; Are the Gophers Sinking?

Segment 6: Tiger Woods is back on the golf course this weekend.  How close is he from getting back to a resemblance of the old Tiger?  Around the world, Venus and Serena Williams have made another Grand Slam final.  How incredible is their feat at the Australian Open?  Is the NFL’s Pro Bowl relevant anywhere?  And has the shine dulled on the Gopher men’s basketball season?

 

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