Reusse Rambles

Patrick Reusse is the greatest storyteller in Minnesota sports and, since he has no plans to write a book chronicling his amazing experiences over the past 50 plus years covering things - we've convinced him to share them in this format. These...are his auditory essays 'Reusse Rambles!'

LATEST EPISODE

World Series stories (ep. 11)

Patrick Reusse talks about his time covering the World Series, reflecting...Patrick Reusse talks about his time covering the World Series, reflecting upon his favorite moments, his favorite characters and what it was like to be in the upper deck of Candestick Park when an earthquake hit before Game 3 of the '89 Series between the A's and Giants.   Show More

10/26/2017

Past Episodes

From the North Stars' participation in the NHL expansion draft 50 years ago, to the role the 1950s played in getting Minnesota on the big-league map, to one of the biggest brawls in Twins history, to the approaching anniversary of one most memorable Twins games of all-time, Reusse Rambles lives up to its name in this episode.
6/7/2017
Patrick discusses how the Masters has changed since he covered the tournament for the first time since 1982 and acknowledges there is something special about the story lines that so often develop in Augusta. What are some of Pat's favorites? He talks about them. Pat also recalls covering various North Stars and Wild playoff series. Pat reveals what caused his falling out with then-North Stars owner Norm Green in 1991.
4/11/2017
As Vikings coach Mike Zimmer wraps up a disappointing and stressful season, Patrick Reusse reflects on what he has seen stress do to Minnesota coaches in the past. Reusse also tells Judd Zulgad about a few coaches who were clearly smarter than the media and fans and who, no matter what happened, were able to remain cool, calm and collected.
1/3/2017
With the NBA season getting underway, Patrick Reusse shares his memories of Minnesota's first NBA team, the Lakers, how the departure of that franchise for Los Angeles was met with little resistance. Reusse also reflects on the short-lived run of the ABA in Minnesota and says only one Timberwolves player would make his all Minnesota NBA team.
10/26/2016
With the Ryder Cup set to be held at Hazeltine, Patrick Reusse reminisces about covering that event as well as The Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship. What's it like covering a major? How was it watching Tiger Woods in his prime? Who is the best fat golfer that Patrick ever saw play and what was the most memorable tourney he ever covered? You'll find out in this edition of Reusse Rambles.
9/14/2016
Patrick Reusse has encountered plenty of characters during his time as a sports columnist in the Twin Cities. In this edition of Reusse Rambles, Patrick recalls how the legend of Dark Star was launched on "Monday Night Sports Talk" and how Sid Hartman once tracked down an 18-year-old Patrick at a party in Prior Lake to make sure he showed up for his shift as a copy boy at the Minneapolis Tribune.
8/3/2016
In this episode of Reusse Rambles, Patrick Reusse -- guided by Judd Zulgad -- discusses what it was like to grow up a Gophers football fan in the 1950s and recalls the moment when the loyalty of Minnesota sports fans shifted from the Gophers to the Vikings. Reusse also reveals his pick for the greatest player in Gophers history and says it's not even close.
6/21/2016
In this episode of Reusse Rambles, Patrick Reusse -- guided by 1500 ESPN radio host Judd Zulgad -- why Minnesota teams might be in the golden age of coaches right now while recalling some of his favorite Bud Grant and Lou Holtz stories. Why did the Vikings bring back Grant in 1985 after a 3-13 season under Les Steckel and how did Holtz play a role in this? Reusse will tell you. Reusse also recalls Billy Martin's one season managing the Twins and how Martin's firing did not sit well with fans.
5/19/2016
In this episode of Reusse Rambles, Patrick Reusse -- guided by 1500 ESPN radio host Judd Zulgad -- why Minnesota teams might be in the golden age of coaches right now while recalling some of his favorite Bud Grant and Lou Holtz stories. Why did the Vikings bring back Grant in 1985 after a 3-13 season under Les Steckel and how did Holtz play a role in this? Reusse will tell you. Reusse also recalls Billy Martin's one season managing the Twins and how Martin's firing did not sit well with fans.
5/19/2016

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