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The Sportive

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The Sportive is a comedy podcast devoted to Minnesota sports and other wastes of time. Join us weekly as we drink the pain away. Weaknesses: audio quality and preparation. Strengths: creative swears and inspired rants. Winner of the 2014 City Pages “Best Sports Podcast” award.

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The Sportive is a comedy podcast devoted to Minnesota sports and other wastes of time. Join us weekly as we drink the pain away. Weaknesses: audio quality and preparation. Strengths: creative swears and inspired rants. Winner of the 2014 City Pages “Best Sports Podcast” award.

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46 Ratings
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Funny

By Number 1 peckerhead - Mar 18 2017
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All I'm doing is asking questions.

MN sports, kinda

By avmusicman - Aug 26 2016
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They sorta talk about sports, which is funny when they do. It's also funny when they don't.

iTunes Ratings

46 Ratings
Average Ratings
40
2
2
0
2

Funny

By Number 1 peckerhead - Mar 18 2017
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All I'm doing is asking questions.

MN sports, kinda

By avmusicman - Aug 26 2016
Read more
They sorta talk about sports, which is funny when they do. It's also funny when they don't.

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The Sportive

Latest release on Jan 15, 2021

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Rank #1: #269: Covered in Scruples

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The Nice Guys RETURN. (3:40) Wolves new GM reaction, (37:00) Twins boner clock, (48:55) our famous Vikings draft grade.

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May 02 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #2: #285: Mayor Of A Town Made Out Of Candy

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Our dear friend Chicken Fingers returns! We rank the top 11 Vikings wins in team history to make sense of last week’s victory, then preview the Niners game. Lastly, (52:15) in a new episode of Sports Fixers, Jon has a solve for the NBA. 

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Jan 09 2020

1hr 10mins

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Rank #3: #281: A Bob Hummel Vibe

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Our prayers have been answered. Check it: (0:20) the Gophers delivered the best win of our lifetimes, (31:00) Kirk Cousins finally refrained from soiling himself on national television, (43:35) Andrew Wiggins is New Kobe, and (53:30) the Wild...exist. Can't win em all, but what a week.

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Nov 13 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #4: #280: Another Burger Reference

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Our football teams are juggernauts, so of course we spent most of our time on the…Wolves? Then (31:00) we decide to believe in the Vikings, (39:30) Jon legitimately gushes — GUSHES — over the Gophers, and finally we end with dadlife, the World Series and the Loons.

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Oct 24 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #5: #262: The Elvis Special

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Marth & B go deep on the glorious Thibs news (0:30) including many lowlights, a few highlights and predictions on what's next, then (44:30) lose their damn minds about a certifiably insane Rick Spielman quirk.

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Jan 10 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #6: #284: Divorced Dad Energy

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(0:30) Gopher VICTORY celebraish, (20:05) Vikings/Saints preview, (38:50) Twins offseason plan including the recent arrest of our own Dick Mountain, (50:35) a few minutes on the terrible but entertaining Wolves. 

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Jan 03 2020

1hr 9mins

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Rank #7: #265: Have I Seen a Corn Tree?

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Our friend Chiken Fingerz returns to the fold as we (1:00) do our famous "bros & turds" segment for the Twins, (32:15) unveil a wonderful new shootout fix, (50:05) semi-rant about Paul Fenton, (56:45) Jon's 3-point plan to fix Gopher hockey, then (69:35) give some dadvice to Jon about raising two kids vs. one.

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Mar 14 2019

1hr 21mins

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Rank #8: #282: Fly the Space Needle Home

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Sorry for the absence, we just now remembered we have a podcast. (1:00) Jon stays positive about the Gophers, jk (20:00) Vikings check-in, (28:00) B offers up a GENIUS football idea, (37:30) some solid quick-hit bitching about the Twins, Wolves, Wild and home ownership. Everyone was pretty bummed out by the end. We are BABY, baby.

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Dec 12 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #9: #266: Costanza Style

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(1:00) Twins 3.1% season in review aka START CHILLING THE BUBBLY, (28:45) Wolves requiem, (37:30) Wild requiem + mid-90s Gophers trivia, (50:40) Loons strugglesville, (59:50) Final Four and Dad Life.

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Apr 04 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #10: #267: Milt Newton, Wink Patrol

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The Nice Guys episode part deux. (1:15) Jon's instant replay rant, (13:20) Twins 6.2% season in review, (31:29) Wolves + playoff teams selections, (55:08) Wild outlook and lottery results.

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Apr 11 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #11: #283: It's Courtive Time Again

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New #Courtive is here. We throw a few pity minutes at the Wolves then run through the rest of the NBA. Contenders, surprises, potential trades, finals predictions, etc. The whole she-bang. Real Courtive-heads (many thousands of them) are in for a treat. 

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Dec 16 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #12: #270: David Boston On The Mound

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Chiken Fingerz is BACK, baby. Topics: (0:45) marveling at the Twins start, (35:00) early report card for Gilda Radner, (51:15) MIAC decision shrug emoji, (58:30) Stanley Cup rooting interest and (1:05:20) quick Vikings OTA chat.

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May 23 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #13: #271: The Marthaler Dilemma (LIVE)

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Stu, B and some friends gather at Vibe Realty in St Paul for a rare in-person 'sode. Discussed: the incredible Twins, how to trade Wiggins, choosing a new Wild victory song, half-hearted Vikings OTA talk and our pop culture blind spots. Huge thanks to Vibe Realty for hosting us.

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Jun 06 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #14: #259: The Monkey Trial Or The Mouthwash

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Stu and Jon are back in your ears to talk about:

  • The Vikings are the sixth-best team in the league, but that's okay, because they're not...
  • The Packers, who are entertaining us in a way that we only wish there was a German word for
  • Stu isn't ready to love the Timberwolves again, but it's a long winter
  • Guess what, the Wild are in the middle of the pack, so Jon explains why fifth is the place to be
  • The Final Four: it'll be terrible unless you invite us
  • Dad talk: how do you get through this

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Dec 07 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #15: #277: The Butt Fumble Stink

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(1:01) Vikings preview including our world-famous Bros/Turds/Wins segment, (51:30) saying goodbye to Twins panic FOR NOW, (1:01:00) debating whether it’s more likely to get a hit in baseball, score an NBA basket or run for a first down.

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Sep 05 2019

1hr 15mins

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Rank #16: #278: Kubels All The Way Down

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The Greater Minnesota Sportive is back, because Stu's back! He and Jon run through all of the hottest Stu takes that we've missed out on for so long, as well as:

  • Stu's move to St. Paul
  • Kirk Cousins's Bad Day At Lambeau
  • Old-guy road trips through Wisconsin
  • The Twins bullpen
  • Gopher Football's "Why The Hell Would You Schedule Them" tour
  • Mandy drops in to chat while Stu struggles to work the door
  • The Wild sign Jared Spurgeon
  • The Loons are in third place
  • Stu didn't yell at Jon for talking about either of the last two things

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Sep 18 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #17: #268: Colossally Terrible in Ways That No One Could Have Fathomed

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Stu, Jon and B battle through old-man night yawns to talk: (0:45) Twins boner clock, (13:30) playoff hockey + Wild check-in, (24:30) Stu's world-famous Vikings schedule breakdown, (29:30) NBA playoffs, (35:30) the MIAC diaries, (49:00) Dad Life.

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Apr 18 2019

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Rank #18: #272: The Full Courtive

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Welcome to the new Sportive NBA vertical. B and his hoophead pals go deep on the AD trade and speculate on other offseason happenings. Discussed: Lakers/Pelicans implications, predictions on where the other free agents will sign, and some Wolves chatter.

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Jun 17 2019

1hr 30mins

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Rank #19: #286: The Postman Delivers

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Old friend Chicken Fingers returns for some white-hot trade takes. (0:25) Twins trade our sweet boy Buster Gunderson | (35:00) Wolves playing musical chairs with G-leaguers | (1:00:07) Vikings season final bro/turd grades.

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Feb 06 2020

1hr 14mins

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Rank #20: #260: Always Wrong, Out Loud, About Everything

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Stu B discuss: Zimmer's questionable offensive game-plan, the Wolves, a Christmas wish list knockout round and #dadlife about how to survive Christmas.

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Dec 15 2018

1hr 16mins

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