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Purple Podcast from 1500 ESPN, episode 1, training camp preview Updated: 8 hours ago The first episode of the 1500 ESPN Purple Podcast with Vikings analyst Andrew Krammer. -- A training camp preview. What are the position battles to watch? Krammer outlines the top 5 positions to monitor in Mankato. Of course there’s the quarterback conversation, but how about others? Safety? Cornerback? What’s the outlook in the secondary? What should we make of Josh Robinson and Derek Cox? -- What should we look for at middle linebacker? What do they have besides Jasper Brinkley? Will it help the Vikings to have an embarrassment of riches at wide receiver? Might the Vikings keep six receivers instead of five? -- An explanation of Mr. Mankato. [Click to listen]
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Sports Over Beers, episode 25. Camp guide to Mankato after practice ends Updated: 8 hours ago The Sports Over Beers podcast explores the Mankato experience for Vikings training camp, focusing on what happens after practice. What are the bars and things a first-timer should be looking to do at Vikings training camp? One of Phil Mackey’s more embarrassing stories in his time covering athletes. -- Five Lessons for a first-time training camp attendee. Five restaurants to check out during camp. An explanation of #MrMankato. A Jay Glazer story. A prank story between Keith Millard and Monte Kiffin. [Click to listen]
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Gabe Kapler's glowing review of Minneapolis and the All-Star festivities Updated: 6 days ago Fox Sports MLB analyst Gabe Kapler joins Mackey & Judd. Kapler talks about his experience in Minnesota for the All-Star game, changes he'd like to see for All-Star weekend, and the importance of learning the advanced statistics that are becoming more important in baseball. [Click to listen]
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Sports Over Beers, episode 24. Jim Souhan on trade deadline for the Twins Updated: 6 days ago Jim Souhan joins the Sports Over Beers podcast for some plausible Twins trade scenarios. This episode was recorded at Brothers in downtown Minneapolis, and is sponsored by Shock Top -- Live Life Unfiltered. The Twins should be trade-deadline sellers, the question is whether or not they’ll realize that in time. Which players should the Twins look to trade? Josh Willingham, Kendrys Morales, Kevin Correia, Kurt Suzuki? Who are some that aren’t getting talked about much who could or should be moved? Trade candidates or not: Sam Deduno? Trevor Plouffe? Casey Fien? Souhan’s top-3 trade options. Can Josmil Pinto be the Twins catcher of the future or should the Twins extend Suzuki? -- Will Terry Ryan and Ron Gardenhire be here this time next year? What do you think about these roles: Paul Molitor manager, Tom Kelly bench coach. Robin Yount? -- The guys take a walk down memory lane with some obscure Twins from the past, including a story about a former ballplayer and potential drug dealer. How did the steroid era slip by largely unnoticed for a while? -- Outlining the Elbow Empowerment Program. What’s the next ‘Moneyball,’ or market inefficiency? [Click to listen]
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Glen Perkins says the ASG save is the highlight of his career Updated: 8 days ago Glen Perkins joins Mackey & Judd the day after closing the All-Star Game at Target Field. Perkins talks about his emotions throughout the night, his journey to this point, what he was thinking on the mound, and his thoughts on the sendoff for Derek Jeter. [Click to listen]
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Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki on his season & All-Star experience Updated: 10 days ago [Click to listen]
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Brian Dozier isn't worried about the HR Derby messing up his swing Updated: 14 days ago Brian Dozier joins Mackey & Judd to talk about hitting in the Home Run Derby. Dozier talks about choosing his brother to pitch, how the derby may change his swing, and how far he thinks guys might be able to hit it at Target Field. [Click to listen]
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Justin Morneau on the possibility of being named to the All-Star team Updated: 16 days ago [Click to listen]
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Michael Cuddyer makes his pitch to get Justin Morneau in the All-Star game Updated: 16 days ago Former Twin Michael Cuddyer joins Mackey & Judd. Cuddyer about how the Rockies have been playing this year, why he pushed the team to sign Justin Morneau in the offseason, and makes his best pitch to get Morneau added to the All-Star team through the final 5 fan vote. [Click to listen]
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Pat Neshek says making his first All-Star game is 'incredible' Updated: 16 days ago Former Twin Pat Neshek joins Mackey & Judd to talk about being elected to his first All-Star game. Neshek talks about his year with St. Louis, and has some interesting comments about how things went down when he was waived by the Twins. [Click to listen]
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Sports Over Beers, episode 23. Dave St. Peter on the All-Star Game Updated: 17 days ago Twins President Dave St. Peter joins the Sports Over Beers podcast to talk about this year's All-Star Game at Target Field. The best events of All-Star week, the concert at TCF Bank Stadium, the color run, the parade down Nicollet Mall, the Futures Game, the Home Run Derby and the rest of the party. Are there tickets available for any of the events for the week? Where can fans go to find tickets or seating for any of the All-Star events? How will the Twins and the city of Minneapolis benefit from hosting All-Star week at Target Field? Glen Perkins and Kurt Suzuki will be in the game, but several others with Twins ties will be involved, too. What upgrades have the Twins made to Target Field to make the All-Star Game as good as it can be? -- How were season ticket sales affected by the All-Star Game, and how will that change once the game is a thing of the past? What is St. Peter most looking forward to? (AllStarGame.com.) -- Also, from Mason's Barre in downtown Minneapolis, Phil Mackey and Derek Wetmore have a couple Shock Tops and chat about their expectations for the All-Star Game. What do you want to see in this year’s game and surrounding events (read: party)? Does Justin Morneau stand a chance to make it in the Final Vote? #VoteMorneau. Did Brian Dozier get robbed? How cool is it that Pat Neshek made it? Special thanks to Mason's Barre and Shock Top. [Click to listen]
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Glen Perkins says this All-Star Game may be more special than his first Updated: 17 days ago Glen Perkins joins Mackey & Judd for Talkin' Twins. Perkins talks about being selected for his 2nd All-Star Game, his hope that Justin Morneau is voted onto the NL roster, and his feelings about Kurt Suzuki also representing the Twins in the midsummer classic. [Click to listen]
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Sports Over Beers, episode 22. Chris Long on Thomas Vanek and World Cup Updated: 21 days ago Chris Long from KSTP-TV Sports joins to talk about the World Cup and the Wild signing Thomas Vanek. The podcast is divided roughly in half, so if you’re into the Wild, check out about halfway through. But soccer fans and non-soccer fans alike can appreciate the soccer portion, too. Long talks soccer’s place in the United States. People have said for years that soccer will boom in popularity in the U.S., is this the World Cup that finally makes that come true? Why is his English Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur? Will others pick an EPL team and follow Team USA in non-Cup years, or will soccer be ignored? How does Minnesota United FC compare? What do you think of the party atmosphere of their games? Will the United States ever churn out a top-5 talent in the world? The MLS is outdrawing the NBA and the NHL, what’s the next step? -- Wild conversation starts at 27:30…There’s some debate about the top-2 lines now that the Wild have signed Thomas Vanek. There’s disagreement over Mikko Koivu and whether he should be the second-line or third-line center. Is it possible to trade Koivu, and would you want to if you could? Who should the Wild have in goal next season? Do the Wild need to add any extra pieces to be a Stanley Cup contender? What is Darcy Kuemper’s ceiling and can he be the guy for the Wild? What about Josh Harding? [Click to listen]
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Thomas Vanek says Wild should have expectations of winning the Stanley Cup Updated: 22 days ago New Wild forward Thomas Vanek joins Phil Mackey and Chris Long. Vanek talks about returning to Minnesota to play with the Wild, his memories of playing with the Gophers, and his drive to win a Stanley Cup with the Wild. [Click to listen]
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Glen Perkins shares the frustrations of a 1-5 road trip Updated: 24 days ago Glen Perkins joins Mackey & Judd for Talkin' Twins. Perkins talks about the disappointment of a tough road trip, a bad stretch from the team's starting staff, and what Jorge Polanco is like in the clubhouse. [Click to listen]
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Flip Saunders talks NBA draft and Kevin Love Updated: 25 days ago Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations and head coach, Flip Saunders, talks about why he picked Zach LaVine and answers questions on Kevin Love. [Click to listen]
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Sports Over Beers, episode 21. Kevin Love, Wolves chatter with Doogie Updated: 26 days ago Sports Over Beers welcomes Darren 'Doogie' Wolfson to the podcast to talk some Wolves. We talk new draft choice Zach LaVine and his now infamous “F*** me” comment. All kinds of answers from Wolfson on what the next year will hold for the Timberwolves. What other changes do you see the Wolves making before the Wolves head to camp? What are the chances that Kevin Love is dealt before the season? What is Flip Saunders’ greatest motivation in regards to Love? Who are the most likely trade partners? What free agents will interest the Wolves? Are there other players beyond Love that the Wolves will look to trade? Will Minnesota use the mid-level exception? What do you think of Zach LaVine’s reaction to being drafted and what do you think of LaVine as a player? Why didn’t LaVine go back to UCLA for another year to improve his draft stock? Can Flip adapt to the modern NBA demands of head coaches? Will Dante Cunningham sign with the Wolves? What will become of Alexey Shved? Who will fill out the coaching staff?-- Also, some some surprising predictions about Kevin Garnett, Gorgui Dieng and Nikola Pekovic. The podcast episode is sponsored by Shock Top. "Live life unfiltered." [Click to listen]
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Flip Saunders on Zach LaVine and Glenn Robinson III Updated: 27 days ago [Click to listen]
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Zach LaVine says he's ecstatic to be a Timberwolf Updated: 27 days ago New Timberwolf Zach LaVine joins Mackey & Judd. LaVine talks about his reaction to getting drafted by the Wolves, his excitement to play with Ricky Rubio, and how he thinks his game translates to the NBA. [Click to listen]
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Jalen Rose says Wolves can't afford to let Kevin Love walk for nothing Updated: 29 days ago ESPN NBA Analyst Jalen Rose joins Mackey & Judd. Rose talks about the impact of Lebron James opting out of his contract with Miami and what the Wolves should be doing with Kevin Love. [Click to listen]
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