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GDG rundown for the weekend of Mar. 3rd-5th

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As the calendar flips over to March, the sports landscape is starting to get very crowded.  Eric and Larry muscle their way through all of the headlines to bring you this week’s edition of the show from the Downtown Minneapolis studio.  Most of the local Winter sports teams are covered.  Will the Wolves make a Playoff push?  How hot will Gopher hoops and the Wild be when entering their respective postseasons?  Are the Vikings moving on from Adrian Peterson?  Can the Twins provide any glimmer of hope for 2017?  And college hockey is flipping from regular to postseason as well.  We hear from Saint Cloud St. center Ben Storm.  Plus, Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen talks football, inspirations, and bowling.

Wolves Trying to Make a Run

Segment 1: The NBA is gearing up for its last few weeks to the regular season.  Can the Wolves bring all of their talent and make a postseason push?  The guys look at the team’s fast return post All-Star Break.  And, at this point, which team is the favorite to lift the Larry O’Brien Trophy?

 

All Day AP Runs Out of Time?

Segment 2: Now, it’s on to the biggest story of the weekend…the NFL Combine!  Eric and Larry get into the Pigskin Offseason, including the Vikings’ decision to not pick up the option on former MVP Adrian Peterson.  How did it get to this point, and what will AP do going forward?

 

More of the Same for the Twins?

Segment 3: Can you find a reason to be excited about the Twins in 2017?  The guys dig for some sign to creative positive thoughts from a 103-loss team in 2016.  After that, is the NFL right for not letting former Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon work out at the Combine?

 

Storm’s A-Brewin’: Ben Storm Talks College Hockey with GDG

Segment 4: It’s the last weekend of the NCHC’s regular season.  Teams are positioning for the conference playoffs, and that includes Saint Cloud St.  Huskies center Ben Storm joins the program to talk about the squad’s pursuit of the 2nd seed in the NCHC tournament.  Plus, how did the senior from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula get into the sport of hockey?

 

Local Kid Does Good: GDG Chats with Vikings WR Adam Thielen

Segment 5: Adam Thielen’s story is an inspirational one for local youth athletes.  The Detroit Lakes native and MSU-Mankato graduate has made a name for himself with the Vikings.  The wideout led the team in receiving yards during the 2016, and GDG caught up with him recently to discuss his success and how he hopes to help the Purple improve next season.

 

Two Local Teams Peaking Towards the End

Segment 6: The Gopher men’s basketball team has now reached the level of “red hot” as they reach the close of the regular season.  The fellas take a closer look at this squad that appears to be a lock for an NCAA Tournament bid.  And, despite a Thursday night setback against Columbus, the Wild continue to lead the NHL’s Central Division…but for how long?

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