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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March 6, 2020 46 min
Jon Krawczynski solo in studio on this one. Catching up with Michael Russo in California, where the Coronavirus was threatening to shut down the Wild vs Sharks game. Dan Hayes from spring training, talks about what to look for this upcoming season. And the MN United are having a terrific season, so Jeff Reuter is on to discuss the journey it's been.
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February 26, 2020 44 min
Michael Russo is joined in studio by our favorite new Athletic recruit, Aaron Gleeman, freshly home and 'tanned' from MLB spring training. Meanwhile, Jon Krawczynski, calls from Florida where he's on the road with the Wolves. Russo breaks what the lack of trading with the Wild and the choice to keep Parise. Minnesota sports has been plenty busy in giving us content to cover, and it looks like it's in no hurry to slo...
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February 21, 2020 44 min
Jon Krawczynski is solo in studio on this one, as Russo is in Edmonton for the Wild. Vikings writer for the Athletic, Chad Graff, checks in on all the online drama surrounding Stefon Diggs and Everson Griffen's voiding his contract. Then college football writer for The Athletic, Chris Vannini, calls to discuss St. Thomas becoming a Division 1 school in Minnesota. And then all the way from Canada, we talk to Michael Russo about...
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February 14, 2020 46 min
Jon Krawczynski in studio solo on this one, Russo was supposed to join him, but upon the recent firing of head coach of the Wild, Bruce Boudreau, plans change. We check in with him over the phone. Then we head down to sunny Florida to talk with Dan Hayes at Spring Training for the MLB.
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February 7, 2020 44 min
Jon Krawczynski is solo in studio on this one. He is joined over the phone by Michael Russo, who is in Dallas for the Wild's Friday night game, he talks the state of things and the upcoming trade deadline for the NHL. Writer for the NBA and The Athletic, Sam Amick calls in to discuss the new Timberwolves' line up and the D'Angelo Russell acquisition. And from The Athletic Denver, Nick Kosmider, calls in to talk about wh...
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January 31, 2020 47 min
Jon Krawczynski is in studio and is joined by Editor in Chief, Zach Pierce. Michael Russo calls in from an undisclosed location to give his thoughts on the bye week for the Wild. Bill Oram, LA Lakers writer for the Athletic, calls in to discuss the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant, and the legacy and family he leaves behind. And finally, Jon and Zach discuss what's ahead in the new year for sports and also the passing of Chris Dol...
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January 24, 2020 45 min
Jon Krawczynski is in studio, Russo's whereabouts are unknown, but he's not alone in studio. It's a Twins Round table with the elite baseball minds of Aaron Gleeman and Dan Hayes, just ahead of Twins' Fest this weekend. Baseball season is almost here!
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January 10, 2020 45 min
Mike Russo is in studio and joined by Editor, Zach Pierce. From the road, we have Jon Krawczynki and Chad Graff, both in California for the upcoming Vikings & 9'ers game. Mike and Zach discuss staying optimistic even as your team is losing, which leads us to some Wild talk and answering your questions!
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January 3, 2020 45 min
Michael Russo and Jon Krawczynski are in studio to talk all the promise the new year has ahead for our Minnesota teams. Chad Graff calls in ahead of the playoff game for the Vikings in New Orleans, and he's ready! Mike and Jon answer your Twitter questions and why our players mean so much to us as fans.
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December 27, 2019 42 min
Michael Russo is in for Dan Barriero, on KFAN's Bumper to Bumper today. Coach Bruce Boudreau first up. Jon Krawczynski in studio, talking modernizing the Wolves game, and the embarrassing Vikings loss. Fox Sports North's, Anthony LaPanta in studio. The Athletic Denver's, Ryan Clark. And Dan Myers in studio.
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December 20, 2019 46 min
Aaron Gleeman joins Jon Krawczynski in studio this week, to dig deep into his specialty, Twins baseball. Vikings writer, Chad Graff, calls in to talk the upcoming Border Battle! And Mike Russo calls in from Arizona, ahead of the Coyotes game on Thursday night.
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Just Mike Russo and Jon Krawczynski on this one. Russo recaps all the goings on with the Wild and the great turn around season they are having. Jon talks the Wolves and straightens Russo out. And answering your Twitter questions!
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December 6, 2019 42 min
Jon Krawczynski in studio and is joined by the traveling band of Athletic writers. Mike Russo is first up and a lot happier to be covering the Wild. The team that had a very hard time initially in the season is red hot right now, and morale couldn't be better. Vikings writer, Chad Graff, calls in to discuss that painful loss to the Seahawks, and what we can do better on Sunday. And finally, baseball may be over, but there's...
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November 22, 2019 42 min
Michael Russo is in charge of 92Noon for the FAN's PA while he's out, and he's fitting in an Athletic Hour. Jon Krawczynski joins in studio to talk Wolves and Vikings. And editor for The Athletic, Craig Custance, joins over the phone to talk all the things happening at the Athletic.
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November 15, 2019 45 min
Mike Russo, Jon Krawczynski and Editor Zach Pierce are all in studio for this one, and it's definitely getting more difficult keeping all these podcasts straight. Recapping the incredible, almost unbelievable Gopher win over Penn State. Coach Fleck's ability to rise above it all and just deliver the goods. Jonny Athletic fills us in on what's going on with the Wolves. Vikings and Broncos on Sunday. And now there's t...
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November 8, 2019 45 min
Jonny Krawczynski is joined exclusively on this episode by none other then, Aaron Gleeman. Just a couple guys, with lots of experience in covering bad teams, let the commiserating begin! For Gleeman, as much as he likes to talk baseball during the season, he enjoys talking about it in the post season even more. So, what exactly are his thoughts on those 'baseball conspiracy theories' ?
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November 1, 2019 46 min
Mike Russo and Editor Zach Pierce are in studio, and are joined over the phone by Jon Krawczynski to talk the ensuing Twitter feud after the fight that broke out between Karl Anthony Towns and Joel Embiid at Thursday night’s game. In the post Tibbs era, we thought things were going to be different. Some Vikings talk, Jonny thinks there’s still some hope for the season given the special dynamic Stefanski and Cousins have. The very f...
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October 25, 2019 45 min
Mike Russo and Jon Krawczynski are together on this one, and it gets a bit misty eyed in here. Remembering some of our greatest inspirations and mentors that have had the biggest impact on us, perhaps even more so now that they’re gone. The important role that sports writers play in reporting the very real life events that happen to athletes. Sometimes it’s the duty of the writer to find the words for them in order to tell their st...
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October 18, 2019 45 min
Michael Russo and Jon Krawczynski are back together on this one and they’re making up for lost time. Well, Russo is not having the best time in covering the Wild so far this season. And a comment made by Jason Zucker that was taken out of context, isn’t helping things. Good thing no one loves a bad team like Krawczynski does. They talk about the halfhearted rebuild of the Timberwolves, the difference between them and where the Wild...
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October 11, 2019 40 min
Jon Krawczynski hosting on this one, he's joined on the phone by a very dejected feeling Mike Russo due to Wild having some trouble getting this season rolling. Later, Twins writer, Dan Hayes, joins to talk the post mortem of the Twins playoffs. And finally from behind enemy lines, Eagles writer, Zach Berman, joins to talk the big game, Vikings v Eagles on Sunday.
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