Hosted by The Athletic's Michael Russo and Jon Krawczynski, "The Athletic Hour" covers the week in Minnesota Sports from the view of those writing for the Minnesota Branch of TheAthletic.com.
On The Road Again
Jon Krawczynski solo in studio on this one. Catching up with Michael Russo in California, where the Coronavirus was threatening to shut down the Wild vs Sharks game. Dan Hayes from spring training, talks about what to look for this upcoming season. And the MN United are having a terrific season, so Jeff Reuter is on to discuss the journey it's been.
Michael Russo is joined in studio by our favorite new Athletic recruit, Aaron Gleeman, freshly home and 'tanned' from MLB spring training. Meanwhile, Jon Krawczynski, calls from Florida where he's on the road with the Wolves. Russo breaks what the lack of trading with the Wild and the choice to keep Parise. Minnesota sports has been plenty busy in giving us content to cover, and it looks like it's in no hurry to slow down.
Can You Digg It?
Jon Krawczynski is solo in studio on this one, as Russo is in Edmonton for the Wild. Vikings writer for the Athletic, Chad Graff, checks in on all the online drama surrounding Stefon Diggs and Everson Griffen's voiding his contract. Then college football writer for The Athletic, Chris Vannini, calls to discuss St. Thomas becoming a Division 1 school in Minnesota. And then all the way from Canada, we talk to Michael Russo about the NHL trade deadline and its effect on the Wild as well as their game tonight.
Jon Krawczynski in studio solo on this one, Russo was supposed to join him, but upon the recent firing of head coach of the Wild, Bruce Boudreau, plans change. We check in with him over the phone. Then we head down to sunny Florida to talk with Dan Hayes at Spring Training for the MLB.
Howling At The Moon
Jon Krawczynski is solo in studio on this one. He is joined over the phone by Michael Russo, who is in Dallas for the Wild's Friday night game, he talks the state of things and the upcoming trade deadline for the NHL. Writer for the NBA and The Athletic, Sam Amick calls in to discuss the new Timberwolves' line up and the D'Angelo Russell acquisition. And from The Athletic Denver, Nick Kosmider, calls in to talk about what the future holds for the Wolves' franchise.
Remembering and Looking Forward
Jon Krawczynski is in studio and is joined by Editor in Chief, Zach Pierce. Michael Russo calls in from an undisclosed location to give his thoughts on the bye week for the Wild. Bill Oram, LA Lakers writer for the Athletic, calls in to discuss the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant, and the legacy and family he leaves behind. And finally, Jon and Zach discuss what's ahead in the new year for sports and also the passing of Chris Doleman.
Jonny K is the best reporter in the state!! Go wolves!!
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