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.


#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

#191: Carrying Water for Schisms  

(​1:00) Gopher football controversy (22:00) List: local coach most likely to get fired (27:00) Another of our notorious Zimmer debates (47:30) Do we believe in the Wild yet? (68:00) Dad Life: how long can you hold off putting your kids in organized sports?

The Desolation Enthusiast's Desolation  

Stu and Jon go it alone, make it through about 40 minutes worth of sports, and then just give up and babble for 20 minutes. Topics: Manhattan, Kansas; Wyoming; Four Peaks Brewing and Christmas movies; the state of Montana. Also we mentioned Gopher football and the Wild and the Wolves and (sigh) the Vikings in there too.

#189: We Got the Juice  

​We lost 20 minutes of Gopher athletics hot takes to the Recording Gods, but were able to salvage: - Is Spielman on the hot seat? - A tribute to the late Bob Schnelker with a reading of the Jerry Burns rant - Is the Wild hot start sustainable? - Who is B blaming for the Wolves this week?

#188: War Crimes On Our Ears  

It's a rare "Cool Guys" episode featuring the two-man lineup of B and Stu. Discussed: ​[1:14] Vikes: fansplaining, injuries and a midseason Bros & Turds [20:00] How to get through this Wolves season (spoiler: shruggy guy emoticon) [28:00] How long is the leash for the new Twins brain-trust? [40:06] The Grammys, The Neumys, the Poochies and the worst songs of the year [61:05] Dad Life: when does playtime stop being the worst?

#187: Rehab That Cornea  

Discussed: 0:00 | Things that suck: the Vikings, eye surgeries, Bill Beavers, Kevin Lynch, US Bank cronies, everything involved with or related to the Wolves, (Slight detour to give advice to Wolves fans on how to survive the season), haters hatin' on Hinkie, Leidner, Tracy Claeys and the Minnesota Wild 56:00 | Things that don't suck: our promised deep-dive on the new Gilmore Girls

#186: You Have to do the Butt Shakers  

​ 3:20 | Fired Jurgy 17:20 | Castro signing (a rare Sportive Consensus was reached) 23:00 | Vikings: Purmur, Patterson and predictions 37:30 | Wolves PANIC 50:15 | B argues Gopher hoops are fun 59:30 | B's harrowing jazzercize class

#185: Hatred, Fear, and the Vikings Offensive Line  

Brandon and Jon gathered at Legends to go through Brandon's ten questions of doom. Four of them were about the Vikings, at least one was about the Twins. Aspersions, related to Norv Turner and Ricky Rubio, were cast. Plus: How much would you have to be paid to watch Gopher hoops?

#184: Election Special  

Fair warning: We talk politics. We don't stick to sports. If you don't wish to hear that, go ahead and delete this. David Brauer joins Brandon, Jon, and Stu, and special guests Zach Floyd and Joey White appear.

#183: The Self-Aware Red Ass  

​Seven questions asked and answered this episode: - What's up with this stuffed animals massacre situaish? - Do we care that the NFL ratings have gone in the toilet? - Vikings v Bears predictions? - Are we OK with the impending Thad Levine hire? - Why would anyone (Clarence) root against the Cubs? - Wolves season wins prediction? - Are we ready to get excited about the Wild yet? Apologies for some intermittent audio issues, we are committing for the 183rd time to improve on them very soon.

#182: The Panic Becomes a Dull Ache  

(0:45) How to jersey-troll (7:50) Vikings/Eagles preview (20:45) Jon's Tracy Claeys non-apology (30:52) MLB playoffs rooting order (including a sweet Oregon Trail analogy) (39:00) Introducing a new segment: dramatic readings of sports rants. This week: Lee Elia (43:52) Wild thoughts + a Phil Kessel and Auston Matthews explainer (57:10) Dad chat

#181: A Slate Article That Came to Life  

0:34 | Why/how are the Vikings so good? Are we ready to apologize for hating the Sam trade? Plus B offers a medium-hot take about Norv. 42:48 | How long is Tracy Claeys' leash? 57:45 | MLB playoffs, Wild opener, Stu explains "mowmen"

#180: The Marthaler Cup  

1:15 - We are still complaining about the Vikings 35:15 - MLB playoffs backup teams 44:05 - Half-assed Wild preview 54:10 - Lucia extension, Wolves, the invention of the Marthaler Cup, dad chat

#179: We Got Pratt Attached  

All four hosts are dialed in to discuss: -We find a way to complain about the Vikes -Dossier on presumed new Twins head honcho Dick Fosbury -Gophers, Lynx, Wolves, Wild -Dad chat!

#178: Gram That Hole  

One of our best despite the absence of our heart & soul Stu. Discussed: 3:35 - Kalil, AP, Bradford's peak, Blair Walsh forgiveness status 39:25 - Twins GM updates + early MLB draft outlook (warning: absolutely filthy language as per standard Clarence/B conversation) 47:30 - Vegas' bullish Wolves wins prediction and Clarence's trolling plan once it all falls apart 57:40 - Clarence's recent potato/pizza conundrum

#177: No One Wants to Eat Ed Asner  

- Vikings: Titans wrap-up/Packers preview - WE HAVE OPINIONS ABOUT BLAIR WALSH - Gopher football: are they good? - Some healthy ranting about why no one wants the Twins job - Nashville review

#176. Depths of an Ether Binge: Vikings 2016 Season Preview  

Stu and Brandon (plus Clarence for a few angry minutes!) gripe for pert near an hour about the sad state of the Vikings. Bradford. Bros & Turds. Wins predictions. Grumbling. More grumbling. This is your Vikings season preview.

#175: It Will Make Death Easier  

(1:35) TED :( (28:45) Gopher football preview: new coach, offense/defense, strength of schedule, wins predictions and more

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