This weekend is a dream come true for kids realizing the dream of becoming a professional athlete. Some day, a couple of kids may become the next Eric and Larry. For now, though, let’s enjoy them broadcasting from the Downtown Minneapolis studio. They look into the present (Twins fall out of first) and future (Wolves draft includes trading for Jimmy Butler; NHL gets ready for their Vegas experiment) of sports. They also get perspective on the MLB season from Seattle Mariners broadcaster Dave Sims.
Wolves Snap Up an All-Star on Draft Night
Segment 1: The Timberwolves made waves before they even got involved the NBA Draft. The fellas look at the team’s draft-night trade for Chicago star Jimmy Butler. Does this turn the young, dynamic duo of Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins into Minnesota’s version of a “Big Three”?
Twins Take a Step Back
Segment 2: The AL Central has stayed tight, with the Twins now in a position they haven’t experienced since mid-May…chasing. The guys look at another head-scratching homestand for the team. Can they stay in the chase for the postseason…or the division?
Can’t Take the Heat? Try a Little Ice.
Segment 3: We know it gets hot in the American Southwest, but even this week has been ridiculous. Eric and Larry discuss the record-setting heat wave across (and beyond) the Desert. Then, are the Vegas Golden Knights going to be good for the NHL?
More Draft Night Repercussions
Segment 4: Our hosts circle back to the Thursday night trade between the Timberwolves and the Bulls. Did Chicago do better than people may think after getting Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn? And have things turned upside-down for pro hoops in L.A.?
Seattle Sensation: Dave Sims Chats with GDG
Segment 5: Dave Sims has one of the most recognizable voices in sports broadcasting. He was in town this week as the Mariners visited the Twins. He sat down with Larry to talk about the effort to get more African-Americans into the sports. Plus, what’s it like seeing one of the best MLB teams in the Houston Astros?
Some of the Sports World’s Not-So-Stellar Moments
Segment 6: The guys go through some controversial stories in this segment, including Yasiel Puig’s latest dustup and the potential pitfalls from drinking Kombucha tea.