Sports Over Beers

Sports Over Beers is a podcast by the crew at 1500 ESPN Twin Cities. We get together to drink a few beers, bring along the recording equipment and let the conversation fly. On our good days, we get to Minnesota sports conversation, but we don't always promise that. We do promise to try to keep it interesting. The beer helps with that.


Sports Over Beers

Our thoughts on the Gophers loss and Adrian Peterson's departure (ep. 90)

Recording from Buffalo Wild Wings on the campus of the University of Minnesota, and powered by Pabst Blue Ribbon, it's a bad day for the Gophers. Minnesota got bounced from the NCAA tournament, and we're here to talk about it. Matthew Coller, Derek Wetmore and Ryan Potocnik discuss what went wrong for Richard Pitino, Reggie Lynch, Nate Mason and the Gophers. Also, how does it change how we view the year? And do you care that Adrian Peterson is leaving? Vikings fans don't seem to care very much...
00:00:00 3/15/2017

Past Episodes

Recording from Corner Bar in Minneapolis, and powered by Pabst Blue Ribbon, Phil Mackey and Darren "Doogie" Wolfson dive into three topics: The state of the Gophers basketball team, the Twins' decision to hang onto Brian Dozier, and what the Wolves should do with Andrew Wiggins, Ricky Rubio and Kris Dunn.
00:00:00 1/25/2017
The Minnesota Twins could make some trades this winter to improve their long-term future. Or they could sit tight. What do you think they'll do?

Ben Quam joins this episode of Sports Over Beers from 612 Brew, where Chris Reuvers and Derek Wetmore are kicking around hot stove ideas. Would you trade Brian Dozier? Ervin Santana? Wetmore gives 3 ways to fix Twins pitching. And there's a story behind why Max Kapler looks like a young Monnlight Graham in his Target Field scoreboard photo.
00:00:00 12/1/2016
What's the allure of moving a sports franchise to Las Vegas? And why is it more prominent now the Los Angeles got a team? We talk about that and much more with Lommen Abdo's Jeff O'Brien on this week's Sports Over Beers podcast. Jeff has a podcast -- Case In Point -- that discusses the areas where sports and law intersect.

Derek Wetmore and Matthew Coller asked about Ed O'Bannon's impact, the concussion era in pro sports, and Las Vegas as a possible landing spot for an NFL team.
00:00:00 11/14/2016
On this episode of Sports Over Beers, Phil Mackey and Derek Wetmore (1500 ESPN), along with Andy Carlson (Purple FTW! Podcast) are at the Minnesota History Center's Gridiron Glory Hall of Fame exhibit for Happy Hour and Vikings talk. This is clearly one of the best teams in Vikings history, so what could possibly go wrong? No, seriously ... Phil, Derek and Andy actually explore the worst-case scenarios, hoping to thwart the football gods. Plus, where should Adrian Peterson play next year?
00:00:00 10/4/2016
It's an Access Vikings reunion as Chip Scoggins joins Judd Zulgad for a chat from the front row down the left-field line at a mostly empty Target Field during a Twins-Tigers afternoon tilt. The duo talks about the current state of the Vikings, the drama that always seems to exist at Winter Park and whether Adrian Peterson has played his last snap in Minnesota. Scoggins and Zulgad also get into what would need to happen for Gophers football to actually make its way on the map and they end their conversation with Vikings players who should be remembered as greats.
00:00:00 9/22/2016
Judd Zulgad sits down with Brad Maxwell and Jack Carlson to reminisce about their days with the North Stars. Maxwell and Carlson talk about the brawl at the Boston Garden, the North Stars run to the 1981 Stanley Cup Finals, the rivalry with the Chicago Blackhawks and share their favorites stories about Lou Nanne and Glen Sonmor. Oh, and why didn't Carlson join his brothers in the movie "Slap Shot"? Jack explains.
00:00:00 8/30/2016
Judd Zulgad got into it a little bit with Mike Zimmer, and Sid Hartman got into it a little bit with a lot of people. Which was a better tussle?

Derek Wetmore asked that question to Andrew Krammer on the latest episode of the Sports Over Beers podcast.

Also on this episode: How we know the Vikings put a muzzle on quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

How much will we see Laquon Treadwell produce for the Vikings this season?

Krammer gives us a story that's not getting enough attention locally regarding the Vikings.
00:00:00 8/26/2016
Mark Craig of the Star Tribune joins Judd Zulgad to tell stories about his time covering the NFL. Craig began his career with the Canton newspaper covering the Cleveland Browns and discusses the early years of Bill Belichick as a head coach, remembers the Browns' final season in Cleveland and reveals his favorite coach and player that he's covered. Mark also recalls the bizarre 2003 Vikings' finale in which the team went from a potential playoff berth to wondering if Mike Tice would remain as head coach.
00:00:00 8/17/2016
1500 ESPN's Chris Reuvers makes his first appearance on the Sports Over Beers podcast with the boys from the Fantasy Football Party Podcast live at Urban Growler. They discuss the evolution and the future of fantasy sports. Also the best and most efficient ways to run your league and how daily fantasy play has really changed the game.
00:00:00 8/11/2016
1500 ESPN's Phil Mackey sits down with KSTP TV's Chris Long to go over the 2016 Mr. Mankato pre-training camp odds report. If you're new to the Mr. Mankato competition, here's the gist: The boys at 1500 ESPN crown under-the-radar performers each year at Vikings training camp as a way to spice up the preseason.
00:00:00 7/27/2016
Ben Goessling tells Derek Wetmore the story of why he volunteered to get punched by an MMA trainer, on this episode of the Sports Over Beers podcast.

Stick to sports.

The Vikings' biggest social media star.

How Adrian Peterson is working to cure his fumble-itis.

Coolio's Value Over Replacement Rapper.

Why Melvin Gordon was laughing at Goessling.
00:00:00 7/23/2016
On this episode of the Sports Over Beers podcast, Ben Goessling joins Derek Wetmore to talk a little Minnesota Vikings and generally get off track while talking about sports.
Included in this episode:
Why Ben is my favorite guest.
The news that former Vikings hopeful Babatunde 'Babs' is now gunning for the WWE.
Ben's early favorites for the prestigious Mr. Mankato award.
Ben faces the music for ripping Derek behind Derek's back.
Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.
00:00:00 4/11/2016
On this episode of the Sports Over Beers podcast, Derek Wetmore chats with Dave Harrigan and Judd Zulgad.
The story of Sid Hartman's best Randy Moss column.
Judd explains his "absurd" hockey takes that led to his 'fight' with Lou "Mike Tyson" Nanne.
Dave explains his profound theory about why Judd has some of the most panicky Wild hockey takes.
Why Jim Nantz carries a photo of burnt toast in his wallet.
Why Phil Mackey couldn't be on this episode of the podcast.
Also, since he's not there to defend himself, we take as many personal shots as necessary.
00:00:00 4/4/2016
On this episode of the Sports Over Beers podcast, Darren 'Doogie' Wolfson grabs a beer to talk about the drama in Memphis regarding Steve Kaplan, Glen Taylor and Timberwolves.
How should we read Taylor's comments about Milt Newton running free agency for the Wolves?
Who would you draft if you were the Timberwolves?
"If they want to rip you for tweeting pictures of your goldfish, that's fair game!"
Who will the Vikings draft, in your opinion? What's the word on Josh Docston? Laquon Treadwell?
The meanest criticism Doogie's received.
00:00:00 3/28/2016

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