Whether you experienced the moment before or are just hearing about it for the first time, KARE 11’s Dave Schwartz takes you on a deep dive of some of the most iconic moments in Minnesota sports history. Each week he’ll explore a new moment being told by the people who created them. You’ll relive them, learn something new and figure out what made them a “Great Moment in Minnesota Sports.
In this final episode of Great Moments in Minnesota Sports, Dave Schwartz talks with KARE 11 Anchor/Reporter Chris Hrapsky about the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. They reminisce about Minnesota swimmer David Plummer, BMXer Alise Post and their chance meeting and obsession with sportscaster Marv Albert.
The Title Run
This week’s episode is dedicated to the Minnesota Lynx. In 2011 the team won its first of 4 WNBA Championships this decade and also changed the face of the league and women’s basketball in America. This week KARE 11's Dave Schwartz sits down with Head Coach/GM Cheryl Reeve to talk about that first title, how they got there and where they are going. And will a WNBA coach ever transition to an NBA Head Coaching role; and could Cheryl be the first.
Five in the 8th
When John Shuster and the U.S. Men’s curling team lost 4 of their first 6 matches their battle was uphill to try and win a medal at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. But this team was used to fighting for their right to play. KARE 11's Dave Schwartz spoke with U.S. Skipper John Shuster about his triumphant comeback and the moment in South Korea when everything turned around.
The Longest Game
The Minnesota Boys state hockey tournament is always quite a spectacle. People come from all over just to watch the games and cross the experience off their hockey bucket list. But one night in 1996, the fans in attendance got an experience worth much more than the ticket price, while the players of Apple Valley and Duluth East put on a show for the ages. KARE 11's Dave Schwartz talks with members of both teams who took part in that 5 overtime marathon game.
Going the Distance
There was a time in Major League Baseball when pitchers pitched entire games and they enjoyed doing it. St. Paul Native and former Minnesota Twins pitcher Jack Morris was definitely one of those guys. And no start of his career was more epitomizing of his “never say die” mentality than in Game 7 of the 1991 World Series against the Atlanta Braves. KARE 11’s Dave Schwartz talked with Morris about that game and he shares stories you've never heard before about how the game played out and what happened after it was over.
Bruno’s OT Brilliance
Andrew Brunette will admit to you that he was never the strongest or fastest guy on the ice, but he is a guy known for coming through when it counts. In 2003 his heroics helped led a group of Wild players known as outcasts and misfits in an improbable playoff series win over Colorado with an overtime goal for the ages. KARE 11's Dave Schwartz talked with Brunette and teammates Wes Walz and Darby Hendrickson about that goal and what made that team so special.
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Fun for MN sports fans or fans of sports
This is clearly a MN sports junkie podcast. Every big moment in MN sports and across all levels and types of sports with MN ties are being told through the eyes of the actual competitor. Dave does a great job of leading us through the story, and the folks that were in the center of it give insight rarely ever heard. Every episode has brought a lump to my throat as the emotion of hearing the calls from the broadcaster and the athlete is the same as when it happened the first time. Great job to all involved in creating these stories! I look forward to each one.
Great podcast for Minnesota sports lovers
Great conversations from a vast collection of Minnesota athletes! A great listen for any sports fan young or old.
Fun to relive these moments!
Dave’s enthusiasm comes through in his voice. You don’t have to be familiar with the moment for the podcast to retain your interest. Great stuff!