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.

LATEST EPISODE

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...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...   Show More

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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
8/11/2016

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