LIVE ON 1500

Stories

NHL: San Jose Sharks at Minnesota Wild - Tue, 05 Apr 2016 21:24:30 EDT
Loss of steady Jonas Brodin figures to be a blow to Wild’s blue line

A day after the Wild’s four-game winning streak came to an end during a third-period meltdown against New Jersey the team got another dose of bad news. Defenseman Jonas Brodin, who left Tuesday’s game in…


purplepodcast_1500x1000
Keeping up with the Packers (ep. 186)

ESPN’s Ben Goessling along with 1500ESPN’s Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad discuss the Packers’ NFC championship run and how the Vikings can keep pace with Green Bay as long as Aaron Rodgers is under center.…


NFL: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 18 Sep 2016 22:34:28 EDT
The future of the Vikings, part 7: The defensive backs

“The Future of the Vikings” is a series of articles looking at everything from strengths and weaknesses to draft and free agent options to schemes and trends heading into 2017 and beyond. Read Part 1 on quarterbacks…


USATSI_9817060_137008496_lowres
‘Dumb hockey’ creating defensive storm clouds amid the Wild offensive sunshine

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Long before he re-introduced Minnesota to NHL hockey, Jacques Lemaire, when he was with the New Jersey Devils, is said to have ruined the game as we know it. His choking,…


boudreau
Zulgad: Boudreau makes no attempt to hide displeasure after Wild’s third-period meltdown

ST. PAUL – Bruce Boudreau’s face was flushed with anger Tuesday night as he entered the room in which he holds his postgame press conference at Xcel Energy Center. A reporter remarked that we hadn’t seen Boudreau’s…


NBA: Houston Rockets at Minnesota Timberwolves - Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:32:43 EST
There’s no financial hurry, but Rubio trade rumors make more sense now

On Tuesday afternoon, The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Timberwolves are shopping point guard Ricky Rubio. These reports are not new. It was reported before the season and the night of the draft that the…


Dec 23, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9) reacts to his foul against the Sacramento Kings in the first quarter at Target Center. The Kings win 109-105. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
Report: Wolves shopping Ricky Rubio

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is reportedly on the trade block, according to Yahoo Sports! The Vertical reporter Adrian Wojnarowski. Sources on @TheVertical: Minnesota shopping point guard Ricky Rubio in trade proposals. https://t.co/bgTdIWy90f —…


NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Jacksonville Jaguars - Sun, 11 Dec 2016 15:55:08 EST
On the air: Are the Vikings just like the Chiefs?

Vikings reporter Matthew Coller joins Mackey and Judd to talk about whether the Vikings can win a Super Bowl with their current model. Are they stuck in the middle trying to win with Sam Bradford…


NFL: Houston Texans at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 09 Oct 2016 14:30:16 EDT
Weighing odds on which Vikings free agents return

As we march toward the end of the NFL season, all but four teams are busy evaluating their rosters and planning for next year. That process includes front offices looking closely at their own free…


Nov 23, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings tackle Matt Kalil (75) blocks against the Green Bay Packers in the second quarter at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
10 free agent offensive linemen the Vikings should avoid

The biggest goal of the Minnesota Vikings’ offseason is to fix their offensive line. In our series about the future of the Vikings, we looked at the best options to fill holes on the O-line.…


MLB: Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins - Sun, 04 Sep 2016 15:01:10 EDT
2016 analysis: The highs and lows of Brian Dozier’s incredible season

Editor’s note: This story is part of an ongoing series at 1500ESPN on the Minnesota Twins’ 2016 season in review. Today’s post is about Brian Dozier. You can see the other posts in the series…


NHL: Minnesota Wild at Chicago Blackhawks - Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:22:24 EST
Matt and Judd’s Hockey Adventure ep. 2: Checking in on Suter and Parise

Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad discuss a stat that indicates why Ryan Suter is having a really good year and the politics involved in moving Zach Parise down the lineup. They also dig into what…


usatsi_9540777_137008496_lowres
Would Mauer Detractors rest easier if the Twins said this out loud?

The timing was perfect for Twins superstar Joe Mauer, who had just wrapped up his 2009 MVP campaign. Just the latest in a growing list of accomplishments for the kid born and raised in Minnesota…


Report: Vikings to hire new running backs coach

It appears the shake ups are continuing for the Minnesota Vikings’ coaching staff. Last week, the team parted ways with quarterbacks coach Scott Turner and on Monday, Sporting News’ Alex Marvez reports the Vikings will…


NHL: Minnesota Wild at Nashville Predators - Tue, 27 Dec 2016 21:42:13 EST
Wild owner Leipold is wrong, Wild do have what it takes to win a Cup

Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold has every reason to be skeptical. Since the Wild acquired Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, they have fallen under the good-but-not-great umbrella. They played well enough to make the playoffs…


NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings - Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:31:41 EST
Despite devastating loss, Prescott and Cowboys will be among NFC’s elite for years to come

The Dallas Cowboys didn’t win on Sunday, but their 15-point comeback in the fourth quarter and game-tying drive with under a minute left sent a pretty clear message to the NFC: Dak Prescott and the…


NFL: Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 01 Jan 2017 14:46:22 EST
Watch: Mike Zimmer talks about Teddy Bridgewater’s recovery on ESPN

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer joined ESPN Sunday morning and discussed the Sam Bradford trade and Teddy Bridgewater’s recovery. Zimmer said that the team still does not know whether Bridgewater will be able to…


NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins - Sun, 13 Nov 2016 13:38:57 EST
The future of the Vikings, Part 6: The linebackers

“The Future of the Vikings” is a series of articles looking at everything from strengths and weaknesses to draft and free agent options to schemes and trends heading into 2017 and beyond. Read Part 1 on quarterbacks…


uofm_logo
5 takeaways from the Gophers sweep of the Michigan Wolverines

The No. 9 Gopher men’s hockey team swept the University of Michigan Wolverines over the weekend. With the win, Minnesota extends its winning streak to six games. Six weeks ago, the team had just begun conference…


NFL: Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 06 Nov 2016 14:21:50 EST
Playoffs a reminder NFL needs to allow penalties to be challenged

Seattle Seahawks punt returner Devin Hester appeared to have set his team up to take full control against the Atlanta Falcons, then a yellow flag hit the turf. Hester returned a punt 80 yards to…


1 | 2 | 3 | 136 |