Episode 76: “It’s me, Poochie!”

Join us as we try to laugh through the incompetence that is Minnesota sports. Topics:

  • The Strib/Twins joint payroll press release
  • The damn Royals
  • Norval Laverne Turner
  • Zimmer’s free pass
  • Flip’s asinine shot charts

We offered a few half-hearted fist pumps about the Wild’s start if you’re looking for some positivity. But you’re here so we know you aren’t. Enjoy.

Episode 75: Watch Out For Finns

It’s a hockey preview episode of the Sportive this week, as Clarence joined Jon at Sportive HQ to talk Wild and Gopher puck for an entire episode. Brandon was not allowed to attend. Stu called in.

In between a pretty detailed breakdown of the Wild and a somewhat less detailed breakdown of the Gophers, we managed to talk about such topics as:

  • Finns are the orneriest people on earth
  • Living in Madison, MN
  • Fargo in March: the Venice of the North
  • Farm permits
  • Dickinson, ND

Plus, at the end, Stu and Clarence make a real live bet.

Episode 73: A Special Brand of Hopeless Incompetence


  • Grouse hunting or John Grisham: the eternal question
  • The ongoing Twins ineptitude – worse than the 90s?
  • Teddy Bridgewater, the only hope this town has left
  • Relatively innocent jug-yanking of local media members
  • Yet another debate over the worst local owners (no decision made; we’ll take another run at it again next week)
  • Hating ourselves for defending famous 12-year-old Bill Simmons
  • Gopher football at Michigan

Episode 72: Hunks on the Mind



- Some truly awful buffalo sounds

- Amish urban myths

- Incest humor, unfortunately

- 10ish seconds of Gopher football talk

- Whether or not we should continue to support the NFL. Warning: an actual serious discussion ensued despite our best efforts otherwise. Won’t happen again — we’ll return to our regular programming of faulty connections and fart noises next week.

Episode 68: I Call All-Time Guttenberg

Podcaster-at-large Michael Rand and our nemesis Rocket join us to discuss:

  • RIP Byron Buxton? (We weren’t sure)
  • Whether or not Flip is still a disaster
  • Vikings predictions + a round of “Bros & Turds”
  • Our weekly Pre-Rage(TM) about Teddy
  • What we’d do if we were the Twins GM
  • AT LEAST one million mom jokes

Decently sports-ish and EASILY our least mature, which is really saying something considering the low bar.

Episode 67: Come On, Ebola!

A quick catch-up sesh ended up lasting 40 minutes, so you sports nutz might want to skip ahead to the good stuff. And by good stuff we mean whining about the Pohlads, refusing to give Flip credit for what could be a pretty exciting Wolves trade, and Clarence launching into yet another tirade against Spielman.

Also, Stu at one point dejectedly muttered “We were put on this earth to suffer” which sums up life as a Minnesota sports fan better than these 67 episodes combined. That said, this one was full of laffs and included a surprising lack of technical glitches. Go get it.