The Upper Midwest is getting its first real taste of Winter this weekend, and athletics seems to be leading the way. With the Winter sports seasons up and running, our hosts get into the spirit. Eric and Larry travel to St. Paul as they broadcast this week’s episode from the Xcel Energy Center. Despite Thursday’s win over the Islanders, our guys peer into the Wild’s slow start. They also describe what’s wrong with the early season of the Timberwolves. The Vikings make a return trip to England with first-place thoughts. The World Series got off to a roaring start in L.A. Gopher football tries to bring one special pig home from Iowa City. And if you want guests, boy, do we got ’em. We’ll hear from several Vikings players, as well as CBS broadcast legend Greg Gumbel.
Not the Wild’s Best Hopes to Start
Segment 1: After a preseason of positive buildup, the Wild aren’t off to the best of starts. The guys review the first few games of the season and look into how the team can turn things around on the long homestand.
Vikings Go Back to See the Queen
Segment 2: The Vikings are headed back to London as they look to continue their hold on the NFC North lead. What’s going well for the squad as they head across the Atlantic? The fellas also dig into this week’s opponent, the Cleveland Browns. When will that franchise ever “get right”?
Wolves Whimpering Start
Segment 3: Just like the Wild, the Timberwolves had a lot of hype coming into the season. And just like their NHL counterparts, the early results haven’t been good. Eric and Larry discuss what they believe is giving the team fits in the first couple of weeks in the current campaign.
World Series Bringing the Drama
Segment 4: If the first two games were any indication, we could be viewing a true Fall Classic. The guys dive into the opening stanza of the World Series before the scene shifts from Los Angeles to Houston. Did the Astros find a hole in the Dodgers’ bullpen? Can L.A. squeeze out a win or two on the Gulf Coast?
A Host of Sound from the Vikings Locker Room & CBS Broadcaster Greg Gumbel
Segment 5: If you were searching for game sound, stop right here. In this segment, our hosts chat with Vikings DE Everson Griffen, TE Kyle Rudolph, and CBs Xavier Rhodes and Terence Newman. Oh, and for good measure, we’ll hear from legendary CBS broadcaster Greg Gumbel.
Gophers Try to Take Floyd Back
Segment 6: Gopher football enters its first true Trophy Game of the P.J. Fleck era. The fellas recap last week’s victory over Illinois before turning their attention on Iowa and Floyd of Rosedale. Plus, they look a little broader at which teams are still in the national championship picture.