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Shorter version today with Cardinal hockey on the air at 5:30pm. Jim likes the Byron Buxton signing for the Twins and Kirk Cousins had a bad game for the first time in weeks for the Vikings.
Timberwolves rolling led by Patrick Beverly. Vikings vs 49ers Sunday is a great matchup. Jim gives his thoughts on if Bonds and Clemens get into the HOF.
Jose Berrios signs contract extension with Toronto, other free agent starting pitchers signed, none by the Twins. Jim thinks it looks like they are going to go full-on rebuild.
Vikings win while being aggressive, finally. Gophers lose in part because they weren't aggressive. Gopher hoops look encouraging, but don't have much depth.
Jim finds the contract extension for PJ Fleck at the time it was, before Illinois game, to be "interesting." Should the Wolves blow up the team? Vikings news.
Vikings lose and look lost at times. Jim thinks it's possible if Vikings lose their next two games that Zimmer gets the axe. Gophers ugly offense, Timberwolves miss DeLo
Did Karl-Anthony Towns like a #FreeKat tweet or didn't he? Todd doesn't buy the hacker explanation, neither does Jim, so who did it? Vikings without Bradbury, who plays C? What are the chances they beat the Ravens?
Impressive Timberwolves win. Jim says Anthony Edwards is already the Wolves best player. He defends DeAngleo Russell to Todd who isn't a fan of his game.
Eddie Rosario starring in the NLCS, the Twins were still correct to let him leave via free agency. Anthony Edwards could be All-NBA soon. Case Keenum is easy to pull for.
ALCS, are the Astros pitchers imploding? Jim says he liked the Bills going for it on 4th down, Todd wasn't a fan. Vikings D needs to step up after the bye week.
Jim talks about his Friday column in the Star Tribune regarding Wild GM Bill Guerin, says he's been "cut throat." Timberwolves still don't appear to be able to shoot three's. Vikings and Gophers.
Vikings HC Mike Zimmer asks his offensive coaches to do some self-scouting, is that common during the season? Personalities in the NBA can make or break a franchise.
Jim and Todd talk MLB Playoffs, Red Sox gaining motivation from Rays easting popcorn on the bench. Jon Gruden ouster from Raiders and Lamar Jackson is the best QB in the league.
Jim and Todd recap the Vikings win. Jim believes if they had lost to the Lions Mike Zimmer might have been fired during their bye week after their next game vs Carolina with Co-Defensive Coordinator Andre Patterson taking over.
Jim gives his picks for the Major League Playoffs. The Rays are the best run team in baseball and perhaps all of pro sports. Vikings need to win big vs the Lions.
There is a lot of optimism surrounding the Timberwolves and the Wild. Is a one game Wildcard playoff format here to stay? It's too bad MLB has deemphasized the role of the Starting Pitcher.
Jim and Todd talk about how pro sports has embraced gambling, is it dangerous for college programs? Unforeseen side effects of the NIL rules in college sports.
Jim and Todd talk Timberwolves, should they still be trying to trade for Ben Simmons? Jim and Todd both have their doubts, but Jim says they are still trying to do just that.
Jim and Todd preview the Vikings game. Why are the Browns favored in Minnesota. Is it make or break this weekend for Tanner Morgan as the starting QB for the Gophers?
Joe Ryan is paying dividends on the Nelson Cruz trade for the wins already. Who might get traded before next season? Zimmer and Cousins working together to save their jobs.
Jim and Todd talk twins: Has Sano improved enough to be a factor for a winning team next year? Can the Twins sign Buxton to an extension, what will it cost? What does the rotation look like?