Wake Up Minnesota!

Wake Up Minnesota!

Welcome to WAKE UP Minnesota! (A MinnesotaSportsFan.com Production) Stephen Strom is here to hit you in the morning with the highlights, lowlights, and everything else you need to be the smartest Minnesota sports fan at the office by the time you pull in! Buckle up and let's get to work!

Episodes

April 12, 2021 14 min
Stephen Strom (@SStrom_) reacts to A-Rod emerging as the favorite to buy the Timberwolves, what will stop him from moving them from Minny? What does A-Rod bring to the table? The Masters reaction, would Matsuyama have won if any of the big guns were playing? The Twins slip up and lose two out of three vs Seattle. Buxton continues his hot bat.
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Stephen Strom (@SStrom_) chats with new University of Minnesota Men's Head Basketball Coach Ben Johnson on in-state recruiting, analytics and what he plans to adopt into the program, non-conference scheduling in his first year and Jon Rothstein nicknames before Jon Rothstein names Ben.
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Stephen Strom (@SStrom_) reacts to the Twins series opener vs the Brew Crew. Josh Donaldson out, Byron Buxton leaves early. Jose Berrios deals + Arraez and Kepler swinging a hot bat. Later, the Gonzaga vs Baylor is tonight, Jalen Suggs bank shot and much more on a busy Monday morning.
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April 1, 2021 12 min
Stephen Strom (@SStrom_) breaks down the strengths and weaknesses to the 2021 Minnesota Twins roster. Who's in for a big year? What must happened for them to snap their playoff drought and much more! HAPPY OPENING DAY!
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Stephen Strom (@SStrom_) chats with Vikings writer for Sports Illustrated @WillRagatz about the Vikings offseason. What key departures will the Vikings miss the most? What additions will make the biggest difference? Mack is back! Mason Cole + Xavier Woods in purple. Also, reaction from the NFL moving to an 17 game schedule.
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Stephen Strom (@SStrom_) updates you on the local Minnesota sports world + reacts to the Ben Johnson hiring and what it means moving forward. Can he save Marcus Carr from leaving? Who will he target in Minnesota? What to expect early on from the Gophers.
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Stephen Strom (@SStrom_) wakes you up on a Monday morning with college hoops talk. Ohio State & Illinois bounced, EJ Liddell situation, Isaiah Washington and Mckinley Wright, Michigan's Livers wears shirt with 'Not NCAA Property - what it means for the NCAA's future.
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Stephen Strom (@SStrom_) is joined by his father, Steve Strom as they go back and fourth on the Minnesota Wild. If you were wondering were @SStrom_ gets his voice from, you'll know fairly quickly. What makes this Wild team different, Marián Gáborík and Kirill Kaprizov, and much more.
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Stephen Strom (@SStrom_) reacts to Richard Pitino's dismissal. What players stay and go? What happened the 2nd half of the season? Danielle Hunter wants a new contract and Eric Strack is here to break it down on Wake Up Minnesota!
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Stephen Strom (@SStrom_) celebrates a rare Gophers victory, the Wild stay red hot. What's the biggest difference about this Wild team? Vikings cut and save cap, what direction they are headed come the offseason and much more.
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Stephen Strom (@SStrom_) raves about the Minnesota Wild, the buzz and chemistry that has this team on fire. Later, Gopher therapy part 2! Is Pitino gone?
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Stephen Strom (@SStrom_) chats about the Tiger Woods single-car accident, Former Mariners President Kevin Mather's comments + firing and the Wolves just gave up 139 points in a single game.
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Stephen Strom (@SStrom_) invites you to join Gophers MBB therapy. An embarrassing loss to Illinois and now they hang by a thread as far as an NCAA at-large bid is concerned. Ryan Saunders fired, Chris Finch hired as the next Minnesota Timberwolves Head Coach.
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Stephen Strom chats with Eric Strack, the founder of MinnesotaSportsFan.com chats with Strom on his back injury, Eric's trip to Miami, Spring Training 2021, Gophers Hoops and much more! Wake Up Everyone!
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Stephen Strom (@SStrom_) rants about the Gophers road woes, reaction to Lorraine Grohs, daughter of the master silversmith who made the first trophy, thought it Brady“disgraced and disrespected” trophy and the Drew Robinson Story.
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Stephen Strom (@SStrom_) reacts to the Bucs 31-9 win over the Chiefs. Reactions, takeaways and observations from Super Bowl 55. How Brady won his 7th, is Mahomes legacy tainted? Winfield + Johnson get their ring.
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Stephen Strom (@SStrom_) marvels over EA Sports latest announcement to bring back NCAA Football, Nelson Cruz resigns with the Twins and is Kirk Cousins to the 49ers actually legit
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Stephen Strom reacts to Matthew Stafford being traded to the LA Rams for Jared Goff and two first round picks. What it means for the Lions, the Vikings and Stafford's legacy. MLB's latest proposal to the MLBPA and delaying the season. The details behind the proposal and what the players should do. Later, an Atlantic City trip with tips moving forward.
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Stephen Strom (@SStrom_) reacts to the Wild's loss, Twins signing of Andrelton Simmons and chats with @DaneMooreNBA on the current state of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Ricky Rubio's struggles, Andrew Wiggins and much more.
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Stephen Strom (@SStrom_) reacts to the AFC/NFC Championship games, rants about the Gophers loss to Maryland and marvels at the Wolves shocking victory Saturday night. What's next for Rodgers? Are the Wolves better w/out D-Lo? Mahomes vs Brady SB.
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