8/10/12 – Potential NHL Lockout/Mickelson & Padres

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Eric and Larry wrap up the show talking about the Red Sox, Bobby Valentine, Sandy Koufax, Zach Parise and the potential NHL lockout, Phil Mickelson being an owner of the San Diego Padres as well as John Daly and the PGA Championship being played at Kiawah in South Carolina.

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8/10/12 – MLB and Hall of Fame

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Eric and Larry comment on Chuck Foreman and go back to discussing MLB with both saying they would vote Barry Bonds into the Hall of Fame but were less certain about Roger Clemens because he lied. They talk about Hall of Fame voters, the Washington Nationals and Stephen Strasburg.

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Gameday Gold Radio Show – August 3, 2012

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This week Gameday Gold discovers Olympic gold, as Larry and Eric break down the fabulous performances of Gabby Douglas and Michael Phelps in London. The sportscasting tandem also talks NFL, including Chris Doleman’s Hall of Fame induction, and they visit with Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad and MLB Commissioner Bud Selig.

Gameday Gold Part 1/8-3-12

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Gameday Gold Part 2/8-3-12

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Gameday Gold Part 3/8-3-12

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Gameday Gold Part 4/8-3-12

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Gameday Gold Part 5/8-3-12

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Gameday Gold Part 6/8-3-12

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Gameday Gold Radio Show – July 27, 2012

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This week on Gameday Gold Larry and Eric visit with Sophia Parker from Sports Angels as she talks about the trouble facing young athletes – including Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant. They also connect with Gerry Dinardo from the Big Ten Network and get Dinardo’s thoughts on Penn State and the upcoming college football season. Other topics discussed are the start of NFL training camp, Tubby Smith’s contract extension at Minnesota, Cole Hamels new mega-bucks deal with Philadelphia and the NY Yankees losing Alex Rodriguez, and acquiring Ichiro Suzuki from Seattle.

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Gameday Gold Part 2/7/27/12

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Gameday Gold Part 3/7/27/12

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Gameday Gold Part 4/7/27/12

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Gameday Gold Part 6/7/27/12

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7/20/12 – Talk with Steve Aschburner

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NBA.com’s Steve Aschburner joins Eric and Larry to discuss Steve’s book – Harmon Killebrew: Ultimate Slugger, Harmon’s release from the Twins and Rod Carew before going on to discuss the NBA Finals and the NBA season being a bit of a “bastard season” and OKC being a little bit ahead of themselves – especially James Harden. Steve says he did not like the whole Miami Heat situation since 2010 and he feels he has been one of the Heat’s biggest critics

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7/20/12 – White Sox, Red Sox and More

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Eric and Larry open this week’s show talking about MLB and the White Sox, Red Sox, Carl Crawford, the Yankees, Angels Torii Hunter, Mike Trout, the A’s, Pete Rose and Bud Selig.

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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum a Kansas City must-see

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By: Larry Fitzgerald
Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Originally posted 07/18/2012

Many honors have crossed my paths over the last 34 years in this business of media covering sports, such as first Minnesota reporter to interview icon Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls live in 1993 on Twin Cities sports (KFAN) radio on a game day, and first Black man to host a live, three-hour radio show Monday through Friday, 12-3 on KFAN. I hosted then-Vikings head coach Dennis Green’s weekly radio network show for eight years. I’m the first sports writer in history to cover his own son in a Super Bowl.

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MLB All-Star Game

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By: Jonathan Lowe

KANSAS CITY – It’s a baseball game. But it’s more than that. In the last twenty-four hours, I’ve had the privilege of seeing some of the best athletes in the game of baseball strut their stuff. The All Stars put the brakes on their season…their business…their heated competition to say thank you to the fans of the game. From the veteran of the hot corner (Chipper Jones) to the phenom outfielders (Bryce Harper and Mike Trout), the best that the sport has to offer shook hands and said “Play Ball.”

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Twins vs. Red Sox – Big Papi Goes Yard As The Red Sox Thump The Twins

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by Scott Bertsch
GAMEDAY GOLD

MINNEAPOLIS – The Red Sox stole a victory from the Twins Monday night with a come from behind win powered by well-traveled CF Cody Ross who stroked two home runs including the go-ahead blast in the top of the 9th.

Surprisingly, coming into tonight’s game against the Red Sox the Twins lead the all-time series against the Red Sox 290-287. After watching the first three innings tonight it is safe to say that if this was a four game series the Red Sox would have had a good chance of squaring their all-time record with the Twins.

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SPORTS NUGGETS

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When it comes to the Vikings Minnesota pols are penny-wise and dollar foolish

By Eric Nelson
GAMEDAY GOLD

MINNEAPOLIS – Sports Nuggets from the Land of 10,000 failed stadium ideas…

  • The Minnesota Vikings even lose in the off-season. On Wednesday the Purple’s stadium dreams were dashed again by Minnesota’s shortsighted politicians. Now we are back to ground zero and the Vikings frustration level is higher than the IDS Tower. It is time for Zygi Wilf to take the gloves off and act like an NHL thug in the playoffs and start throwing hay makers…
  • It is time for the Vikings to play the relocation card…
  • The Vikes have been incredibly patient while waiting for Minnesota to solve the stadium quandary. They have played the Minnesota Nice game, resisting the temptation to make relocation threats. It has not worked…
  • Instead the Vikes are stuck at the antiseptic, homogeneous, sterile, cramped and outdated Mall of America Field – a rinky dink home that is not up to NFL standards…

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