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Episode 3: Andrew da Vinci Clay

The entire gang is back together this week, with Stu making the drive in to Sportive HQ to sit alongside Brandon and Jon. Clarence is on the hotline this week, and he’s got the thing we’ve all been waiting for: the full story of #ww9, and a story about Buck “Rock ‘n Roll” Zumhofe.

Other topics this week:

  • Gopher basketball is discussed, with the mood varying between “desperate frustration” and “outright anger.”
  • Brandon’s got some #shotsfired.
  • The Wolves’ roster options are discussed. (NOTE: This discussion expires at 2pm today when the trade deadline hits, so hurry, hurry, hurry.)
  • A segment we’re calling the “Target Field Bleacher Suicide Watch.”
  • A little talk about outdoor hockey – whether it’s a good thing, and what it should look like when it comes to Minnesota.
  • Clarence, incensed by Brandon’s ideas to “fix” hockey in last week’s episode, has four ideas to “fix” the NBA. When I tell you that Warren Moon features in one of them, it hardly does the whole thing justice.

We’ve also got an asbestos report, or something like that. Listen below, download directly here, or get the podcast on iTunes.

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Episode 2: You’re Welcome, Bettman

Jon, Brandon, and Stu join forces this week for Episode 2 of The Sportive. (Clarence is currently holding out for a larger chunk of the sponsorship dollars. We’re in talks with his agent.)

Topics this week:

  • Whether the Vikings should trade Percy Harvin
  • What’s to be done about the Gopher basketball team
  • Two potential future Wolves to keep an eye on in the college ranks
  • The only reason to watch the Wolves until then
  • Brandon’s idea to make hockey more fun to watch: all-time five-on-three power plays
  • Complaining about wrestling being dropped from the Olympics, and trying to understand why modern pentathlon remains

David Eckstein and Eric Decker also get mentioned, because why not. Click below to listen, or download directly here. And check us out on iTunes, too.

Clarence provided the supplies.

Episode 1: The Whitest Podcast Ever Recorded

We recorded Episode 1 of the Sportive, with Jon, Brandon, and Clarence all sitting around the table, occasionally losing track of Stu, who was calling in from St. Cloud. I think we learned some things, such as that we may be good at talking, but horrible at radio.

Episode 1 highlights:

  • Jon tries to explain college hockey’s Pairwise Rankings, but ends up just saying the word “comparisons” fifty times in two sentences.
  • Clarence tells the story of the time his dad drove onto the Daytona infield.
  • Brandon fixes the game of hockey with a rules change.
  • Stu explains Ricky Rubio’s mysterious ’79’ neck tattoo.
  • Brandon looks at the numbers, judges Derrick Williams fairly, and is criticized by Jon, who is bad at math.
  • Dino Ciciarelli comes up, and it’s noted that this is always a good reason to end a podcast.

Click the player below to listen, or download directly here.

We hope to be on iTunes soon, assuming that they don’t actually listen to our podcast and delete our request in horror.

The Sportive records tonight

Episode 1 of The Sportive records tonight. We’ve got Jon, Brandon, and Clarence Swamptown on location, with Stu dialing in.

We plan to have technical issues, and perhaps even fail to record ourselves. It should be a good one.