The Sportive

The Sportive

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The Sportive is a comedy podcast devoted to Minnesota sports and other wastes of time. Join us weekly as we drink the pain away. Weaknesses: audio quality and preparation. Strengths: creative swears and inspired rants. Winner of the 2014 City Pages “Best Sports Podcast” award.


#211: Hot And Ready for Five Bucks Arena  

​Stu and B run dat two-man game again. Discussed: - Berrios! - Our friend Parker committing light treason - Getting old sucks - Why B hates the Warriors - Eulogies for Ailes and Cornell (spoiler alert: we are HAPPY about one of the deaths and SAD about another. Tune in to solve the mystery.)

#210: Pure Uncut Colombian Nonsense  

We got the whole band back together! ​1:30 | Making chicken salad out of the Vikings draft 22:30 | Buxton MVP tracker and a Jose Berrios eulogy 45:00 | Clarence's plans for the NBA draft lottery 1:01:00 | Are the Loons good now?

#209: The One Where Stu Talks To Himself  

Stu was the only one available this week and he soldiered on alone for a 20-minute monologue. The show's editor is posting this without listening first, so no one but Stu knows the contents. God help us all.

#208: The Borscht Is Poison  

Jon and Stu meet up at Surly to discuss: * The NFL Draft and how the Vikings will screw it up * The end of the Wild season * Russell Westbrook * Vadim Demidov and the rest of the MLS salaries * Byron Buxton * The Official Beer of Summer

#207: Embrace the Maritimes  

​(0:00) Wild in-series review and disappointment level (25:25) Theories on why everyone hates Joe Mauer + the weekly Buxton MVP Tracker (45:45) B drafts an NBA playoff team for everyone Plus some takeage on "The Americans" at the end. Listen and learn, friends.

#206: Compromise the Yeast  

Stu and B talk: - Wild game one review - VERY IMPORTANT GUIDE: How to watch hockey - Buxton's current MVP ranking (~630) - A quick Wolves/Thibs season review - Spirit Airlines: the dollar store of the sky

#205: Who Doesn't Like Old Band-Aids  

Jon and Stu return to Surly to talk about Surly, but also about: - A Wild playoff preview - The Twins' seven-game review - Trevor Winter's new job - Stu's Annual Best Of St. Cloud Awards In conclusion: Xtra-Citra. Thank you.

#204: Turds All the Way Down  

​45ish minutes of a Twins preview including a HOT Stu prediction, followed by a truly awful set of Wild questions from B and an even awfuler Towns take from Clarence. Firing on all cylinders over here. Tell your friends.

#203: Hooray For Less Shame  

Stu and Jon discuss: - Stu's profuse apologies about the Wild - A brief Gopher hoops postmortem - Twinselsong - [Loon noise] - The latest Vikings disaster - Stu's Second Act

#202: Thwarted By a Talking Dog  

0:45 | Gopher bucket preview using the patented Sportive Torque Meter(r)
13:11 | Poor Jon is asked to talk about the Loons
23:18 | CROSS-SPORT TALKER: which is in worse shape, the Twins starting staff or Vikings offensive line?
27:30 | Twins trivia
39:45 | Jon predicts when the Wolves will win the championship
48:15 | Clarence's shitty impression

#201: Glorifying Shambles  

​- Time to disband the Loons? - State tourney hockey hair: still a thing? - Clarence apologizes to Thibs - Why does the Big 10 hoops tourney exist? - PJ Fleck: good crazy or bad crazy? We land on a hard-fought compromise

#200: Little Boy Blue and the Man in the Moon  

Jon, Stu, and Clarence gather for a Poochie-free celebration of Episode 200. TOPICS, listed by person: 0:00 - Harry Chapin 3:45 - Adrian Peterson 16:00 - Derek Falvey 24:00 - Gopher hoops (!) 30:20 - Mr. Puck 46:00 - The United season is upon us 51:00 - A special thank-you to the listeners 54:00 - A special gift to the listeners

#199: Sliding Dorks  

We're back at Surly to talk about our two reactions to the Ricky Rubio trade/non-trade (depending on the results), the odd behavior of the Loons, hockey bye weeks, Gopher basketball, major league baseball, and the Dad Oscars, also known as the Movie Neumys, also known as the MooNeums.

#198: I've Got the Most Egg  

​Stu called in sick but the rest of us covered: 1:10 - The Twins are a 1982 Tercel (this makes sense) 24:00 - Clarence's shitty impressions 31:30 - Boudreau is child of satan 35:24 - Gopher hoops: tourney bound? 42:00 - grab bag: Wild, AP on the Packers, Clarence's heartfelt apology to Beyonce and more

#197: The Bone Blind Spot  

The newly-minted Unsanctioned Official Podcast of Surly Brewing dropped by Surly, the busiest place on Planet Earth, to discuss: the Super Bowl, the Wild, the Twins "Process", the Wolves, the Loons' lack of marketing, 1990s rap music, murder mysteries, whether Chip and Joanna Gaines are more popular than NASCAR, and other such wildly popular topics.

#196: Two Beta Cucks Checking in on the Sports  

​Light on topics, heavy on tangents: 3:35 - Who to root for in the super bowl 17:00 - Stu's murder mystery weekend 26:50 - National signing day 42:00 - Wild + best all-star games 1:06:00 - Clarence hating on Bey again Plus lots of laughs. Tune in and win.

#195: I Never Hated Steve Grogan  

​A rare in-studio episode! Discussed: 2:05 -- Getting pre-furious over the trade of our favorite adult son Ricky Rubio 21:00 -- Brandon fails at defending his Patriots fandom 26:00 -- Wild: good or lucky? Plus a few more amazing hockey fixes 40:10 -- Mourning the Dozier non-trade 50:30 -- Lightning round: Gophers, Loons, Stu's new gig

#194: The Curse of the Millennial Pants  

​1:30 - Who do we most want off the Vikings roster? 7:15 - Stu's tips on how to hate the Packers 28:00 - When should we start getting mad at the Twins boy wonders? 33:00 - Wild parade route planning with Mr. Puck 38:30 - Wolves FAQs including Rubio rumors and whether or not we're still Wiggins haters (we are) 48:45 - Stu's Storytime. DO NOT miss this.

#193: Golden Gophers Praise Shower  

​[1:00] FLECK TIME [20:30] Besides Chocolate Thunder, who else on the Wild is good? [35:20] B narrowly avoids a mental breakdown discussing the Wolves. We also discuss the MN athletes who have driven us the most insane. [47:00] NFL playoffs divisional round preview Sorry about the puns.

#192: Everything is Random, and the Only Constant Is Death; Eat At Arby's  

Amidst the warm, cozy surroundings of Insight Brewing, Stu and Jon fought through microphone problems and talked about: - Firing Tracy Claeys - The Wild's season so far - Brandon's Unabomber Wolves Manifesto - Weekend plans

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