After a few weeks of split locales, our hosts are both back in some friendly confines. Eric and Larry return to the Downtown Minneapolis studio as the sports world gets busy once again. The Twins look to surge again as they try to stay in the MLB Wild Card (and maybe even the AL Central) race. The Vikings get their starters ready for their preseason showcase. College football gets going, while Colin Kaepernick continues to sit well off of the sidelines. We hear the guys’ pick for the Mayweather-McGregor fight. And the show dives deep into the soul of baseball when USA Today columnist Bob Nightengale talks about the history of the sport.
Twins Hope To Stay Wild
Segment 1: As we head toward September, these Twins have quite a bit to play for. The guys tell us what they think the organization has done to turn things around. Is the franchise finally content on keeping a talented center fielder? Is this team winning despite the front office moves?
Will We See the Real Vikings This Weekend?
Segment 2: The Vikings try to regroup going into the most “realistic” game of the preseason. What happened in Seattle? By the way, what got into former Purple place kicker Blair Walsh? Our hosts search for an identity that this squad may represent.
“Away” at College and Star-Spangled Banter
Segment 3: The college football season officially gets underway on Saturday. Does the matchup set for Sydney, Australia (Rice-Stanford) go against what the NCAA stands for? After that, what conversation did Colin Kaepernick spark when he protested against the National Anthem?
Circling the Diamond with USA Today‘s Bob Nightengale
Segment 4: The Dog Days of Summer are quickly turning into the MLB Pennant Chase stretch. To get more in tune with the season, the guys welcome USA Today columnist Bob Nightengale back to the show to throw the topics around. They start the conversation goes back into the Steroid Era, with the Cardinals getting set to honor Mark McGuire this weekend. Plus, are the Dodgers a lock to win the NL Pennant?
Bob Nightengale Discusses the Diversity of Baseball
Segment 5: The discussion with Bob Nightgale continues, as we hear stories on and off the field. The trio look back on the St. Paul Saints’ remembrance and celebration of the late Roy Campanella. That leads into the chatter about whether the name of Boston’s famed Yawkey Way should be changed. And could the American League take the World Series trophy back this season?
So Many Items to Cover…
Segment 6: It’s a chance for the hosts to unload on a number of topics, including whether Tracy Claeys was to blame for the Gopher football program troubles, which fighter will win the Mayweather-McGregor fight, the impact of Solar Eclipse fever, and the logic behind Andrew Wiggins firing his agent in the middle of a contract negotiation.