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

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So many sports, so little time.  It’s the height of this crazy month we call March.  It’s so crazy that our hosts will be doing a lot of traveling over the next few weeks just to keep up.  This week, Eric is in the Downtown Minneapolis studio, while Larry is in transit from covering Day 1 of the NCAA basketball tournament.  They look at the Minnesota Gophers’ first foray into the tourney in four years.  Then, the Vikings bring in a new running back.  Where does this leave the legacy of Adrian Peterson?  The Wild have cooled off down the stretch run.  The Wolves are still trying to push for the West’s 8-Seed.  Plus, we’ll hear from Golden State star Steph Curry and revisit an interview on the renovation happening at the Target Center.

A Maddening Result

Segment 1: The Madness is here and running rampant on the sports world.  Eric and producer Jonathan Lowe look back on the first day of the NCAA basketball tournament, including a glimpse at the Gophers’ first-round loss to Middle Tennessee.  Plus, a familiar voice gets back behind the microphone.

 

Gophers’ Season Ends in Upsetting Fashion

Segment 2: Larry joins in on the fun in this portion of the show.  He joins Eric on the way back from Milwaukee, where he watched the Gopher hoops team fall in the first round of the NCAA tourney.  We hear a detailed breakdown of the loss to Middle Tennessee.  And the guys put a wrap on a surprisingly positive turnaround for the program.

 

Vikings Continue to Add During Free Agency

Segment 3: Even with the frenzy of March Madness, the NFL can always steal some of the headlines.  The Shield’s free agency season continues, and the Vikings appear to have made a statement.  The fellas discuss the team’s new tailback and what effect the signing will have on Adrian Peterson.

 

A.P. Sits and the Wild Slip

Segment 4: The discussion continues to focus on Adrian Peterson for the start of this segment.  Where does AP stack among the all-time prolific rushers (Vikings and NFL history)?  Then, have the Wild hit their traditional regular season swoon?  We hear about the team’s recent struggles.

 

A Look Back: GDG’s Digs Into Renovations at Target Center

Segment 5: The NCHC’s Frozen Faceoff is this weekend at the Target Center.  It’s a good time to step back into the GDG vault and discuss the ongoing renovations with the facility.  We revisit Eric’s interview with Mortensen Construction project manager Derek Hansen on the progress of the upgrade.

 

The State of Golden State

Segment 6: The Timberwolves had a big flourish last week, beating the Clippers and Warriors in back-to-back outings.  After last Friday’s win over Golden State, we got into the locker room for some postgame sound from reigning MVP Steph Curry.  After that, our hosts discuss the practice of marquee NBA teams sitting star players during the regular season.

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