The Athletic Hour

The Athletic Hour

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.... Show More

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August 15, 2019 45 min

Jon Kraw and Mike Russo together on this one, and they've got a birthday to celebrate. It's been two years since Russo was able to convince Jonny to give it all up and join The Athletic MN, and they spare no details of the journey that got them here. MN United writer for The Athletic, Jeff Reuter, calls in to talk how well The Loons have been doing, and why the new field is so important. Russo lets us in on the search for the new G... Read more

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August 9, 2019 45 min

Russo and Jon are joined by Twins writer for The Athletic, Dan Hayes. How truly amazing this baseball team has been this season but what does Cruz's injury mean for the future. Russo catches us up on the world of hockey. And answering your Twitter questions.

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August 2, 2019 45 min

Mike and Jonny, together again. Russo is back, and has been hard at work. The two of the them discuss the final days of Paul Fenton and his exit from the Wild. How to rebuild the staff after this and why messaging between the fans, the media and the organization is so important for things to go well. Jon is having Tibbs flashbacks over the whole thing. And answering your burning Twitter questions.

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July 25, 2019 45 min

It’s an all Vikings Power Hour on this Athletic Hour. Jon Krawczynski is joined in studio by Vikings writers for The Athletic, Chad Graff and Arif Hasan, for a roundtable to discuss the upcoming season just ahead of training camp. Going over the post mortem of last year’s season, can Zimmer and this roster bring it home? What’s at stake for the leadership staff of the team, could we see changes in coaches again this year? And, th... Read more

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July 19, 2019 45 min

Paul Fletcher of Cities 97.1 joins in the first segment to talk how great the Twins are doing and his upcoming charity event, Wiffle Wars. Answering your burning Tweets, the guys spill all on dealing with management and getting the story, no matter what. Russo is back from his trip Europe and he’s feeling awestruck. Summer League for the Wolves is over, so what’s to look forward to ahead of the season? Why Culver has been left out ... Read more

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July 11, 2019 45 min

No Russo, he’s off gallivanting so Jon Krawczynski is in. Resident Twins writer for The Athletic, Dan Hayes, weighs in on D’Angelo Russell as a Warriors fan himself. Eventually he gets to the All Star Break, and the crazy family connection between Jose Berrios and Javy Baez. Setting the scene for the rest of the summer, it’s a big series ahead in Cleveland. All the big trades in the NBA are dominating the news cycle. Thoughts on wh... Read more

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July 3, 2019 45 min

Michael Russo and Athletic editor, Zach Pierce are in studio ahead of the holiday weekend. Jon Krawczynski calls in, and he’s got the scoop on D’Angelo Russell, or what it felt like to lose him. The disappointment felt by Wolves fans, as per usual. So, where does Jonny Athletic’s love of basketball come from? Russo talks the recent Wild acquisitions with the legend himself, Lou Nanne. Keeping Zucker and what that means for every... Read more

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June 28, 2019 38 min

Michael Russo was filling in for Paul Allen on 92Noon on Wednesday this week and had an impromptu Athletic Hour on the program with The Athletic’s, Chad Graff, and former Viking, Matt Birk.

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In house Timberwolves specialist, Jon Krawczynski, hosts this episode of the Athletic Hour and is joined by fellow Wolves writer for the Athletic, Britt Robson. How exciting the draft was this week, and getting to see the fruits of Rosas vision so far. Why they’re thinking long term in the players they picked up, and the future Culver could have with this team. We managed to move up in draft pick but that doesn’t come without sacr... Read more

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June 14, 2019 45 min

It’s Russo, Jon and Zach Pierce this week on The Athletic Hour. The Raptors won the NBA finals, and Russo has some beef. Is this win really that big of an upset? Making peace with the fact that we won’t be seeing Kevin Durant around for awhile. How the Wolves are laying the groundwork for a successful season. Taking your questions from Twitter. Russo makes the case for what the Wild really needs. The Twins are headed to the World S... Read more

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Russo and editor, Zach Pierce are in studio for this episode of The Athletic Hour. Twins writer for The Athletic and birthday boy, Dan Hayes, calls in. The Twins continue with their incredible lead, but how long can it last? Jonny Athletic calls in to talk about how well the Timberwolves staff is coming together. Again, it’s all thanks to Gersson Rosas’ leadership. Draft season is upon us and the tension is starting to accumulate. ... Read more

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May 31, 2019 45 min

Jon’s flying solo as host ever since Russo has become too big time. Starting off with some Vikings talk with Chad Graff: it's very clear who the 'diva' Zimmer is referring to and Irv Smith, the 20 year old boy wonder. Also, no word on Kyle Rudolph, just yet. Russo himself calls in to talk some Wild: Jason Zucker will be traded, it's just a matter of where and when? And let's not forget, how much? Finally, it's Jonny Athletic Story ... Read more

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May 26, 2019 89 min

It’s a special two-hour edition of the Athletic Hour! The Athletic’s Michael Russo hosts the show and brings in a cavalcade of guests from all across The Athletic and beyond! Dan Hayes calls in to talk about the red-hot Minnesota Twins, Jon Krawczynski talks hoops, and Jeremy Rutherford previews the Stanley Cup Final! Plus, Dan Myers and Pat Micheletti are in studio for the entire second hour talking all things Minnesota Wild!

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May 17, 2019 45 min

Russo and Jonny are joined in studio by Athletic editor, Zach Pierce. Twins contributor Dan Hayes calls in from rainy Seattle. It’s time to start getting realistic about the Twins this season. Zach of course rains on the home run party. The NHL is behind the curve in reviewing plays and it will keep causing controversy until it changes; the future is review in all leagues, and the refs are feeling a loss of control. Why Gersson Ros... Read more

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This week it’s Jonny and Mike. The Athletic’s Twins contributor, Dan Hayes, calls in at the risk of getting a middle seat. How great it feels having the Twins exceeding our expectations, especially after last year. The inside story of the, well, inside story of Jonny’s time with Gersson Rosas. The big changes ahead for the Wolves organization, specifically, this is not a tear down. Russo digs deep on his weekly Wild segment: the e... Read more

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May 10, 2019 44 min

This week it’s Jonny and Mike. The Athletic’s Twins contributor, Dan Hayes, calls in at the risk of getting a middle seat. How great it feels having the Twins exceeding our expectations, especially after last year. The inside story of the, well, inside story of Jonny’s time with Gersson Rosas. The big changes ahead for the Wolves organization, specifically, this is not a tear down. Russo digs deep on his weekly Wild segment: the e... Read more

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May 3, 2019 45 min

Mike Russo and Jon Krawczynski host this week, finally back together again after Jon’s super secret assignment. Baseball writer for The Athletic, Dan Hayes, calls in to talk the incredible season the Twins are having so far and the recent Astros game. Jonny Athletic is back from his super secret NBA assignment and he’s got the full scoop on Gersson Rosas, plus all the six degrees of separation in the league. Who needs Russo’s borin... Read more

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April 26, 2019 45 min

Mike Russo hosts as Jon is still on super secret assignment. Zach Pierce, the Minnesota Athletic editor is also in town. And Paul Fletcher joins the first part of the show as we wait on the fashionably late Chad. The continuing controversy of the Knights vs Sharks call, the refs have been suspended, but is that what should happen? And, ‘Life without sugar is useless.’ Chad makes his appearance, making a mad dash here, just to talk ... Read more

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April 19, 2019 45 min

Mike is joined this week by Chad Graff and Athletic editor, Zachary Pierce. Spoiler! The football schedules that have been leaked, and it's favorable one for the Vikings. Chad breaks down all the NFL draft details. The Athletic’s Twins writer, Dan Hayes, calls in from the Wrigley Field parking lot. Hazards of the trade in the press box and moments of silence for foul ball damaged equipment. Dan talks about the momentum the Twins ar... Read more

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April 12, 2019 45 min

Russo is finally back to reclaim his hosting duties. It's the off season for Mike and Jonny, finally. Some breaking Wolves news. Apparently, reporting on injuries is causing problems, even in the postseason for the Wild. Oh, and sources? They're none of your business! The importance of the athlete-media relationship in getting good stories to tell. The cities we love. More than others. Jonny's covering of his first Final Four, an... Read more

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