When things seem down in sports, you want to believe that hope can bring you out of a bad place. Eric and Larry are hopeful that they can brings you the latest and greatest from the sports world. Gopher football hopes to turn around their losing ways in the Big Ten. The Timberwolves hope that the offseason hype can build into regular season success. The Vikings hope that a Monday night win can bring momentum to a Border Battle Sunday. And is there any hope for meaningful discussion on the NFL protests during the National Anthem? This week’s guests are familiar with Purple Pride, as we hear from current Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon and former RB Chuck Foreman.
Gophers Digging a Big Ten Hole
Segment 1: The Gophers started so well on the football field. But since the page turned to conference play…not so much. Out hosts look at the team’s loss at Purdue and whether they can turn things around against Michigan State.
Are the Wolves Ready to Howl?
Segment 2: There’s a lot of buzz for basketball in the Twin Cities. Off of the Lynx winning their fourth WNBA title, the Wolves are getting set to open a much-anticipated season. The fellas use their crystal ball to discuss how the new-look roster will fare. Plus, can anyone challenge Golden State for the title?
Vikings Continue Their NFC North Run
Segment 3: It was an ugly win, but it was an ugly road win in the division. The guys talk about the Vikings’ Monday night victory in Chicago. They also take a couple of minutes to preview Sunday’s rivalry contest with the Packers. After that, how crushing was Tuesday’s USMNT loss to the future of American soccer?
More Purple Talk: Jerick McKinnon Talks Vikings with GDG
Segment 4: Eric and Larry turn back to the pigskin. More specifically, they begin an extended focus on runnings backs. They catch up with Vikings tailback Jerick McKinnon after his big night in Chicago. Later, they shift focus to Arizona, the new home of former Purple star Adrian Peterson.
Even MORE Purple Talk: Legendary RB Chuck Foreman Stops By
Segment 5: The Vikings won the middle game of this NFC North stretch. But it was the folks that weren’t playing at the end that have made the headlines lately. Legendary running back Chuck Foreman reviews the team’s win in Chicago and previews their matchup against Green Bay. Plus, how well are the guys replacing Sam Bradford and Dalvin Cook playing?
Protesting…and Protesting the Protesting
Segment 6: The debate over the National Anthem protests rages on, with the White House making another statement. Our hosts look at the walkout from Vice President Mike Pence. Where does that leave us as the protests, and backlash, continue?