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 “Be...
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. W
Latest EpisodeWednesday, May 24, 2023
#350: The Monkey Bars to Prosperity
Jon, B and Chicken rant about the Twins, half-heartedly argue about lotteries being fixed, rank parking lot beers and determine our Minneapolis mayoral candidacy positions.
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
#349: The Water Tower's Filled With 2% Milk
Stu and Jon talk through the crimes of Phil Cuzzi, the Loons' ongoing Emanuel Reynoso saga, and the geographic issues that the NHL won't talk about it. Plus, Stu's eyes glaze over as Jon talks about the NBA's silly in-season tournament, the population of San Antonio is discussed, and Stu's Top 6 brings back the great movies of 1998.
Friday, May 12, 2023
#348: Timberwolves Post- and Pre-Fury
The final episode of the Sportive "Making Up For Lost Time" trilogy is here. Jon and Brandon sit to, finally, discuss the end of the Timberwolves season, talk about what comes next, and get pre-furious about the Lore/A-Rod ownership era. Plus: An informative discussion of age-appropriate family vacations. Episode rating: ten cabin beers!
Friday, May 12, 2023
#347: Whiskey and Syphillis
It's part two of our epic three-night podcast residency. This time, Stu joins Jon to talk about the Vikings draft and to complain, or as the case may be NOT complain, about the current state of the Twins. Plus: the Top 6 Patio Beers, an inarguable ranking.
Thursday, May 11, 2023
#346: It's Not An Allegation
After a long hiatus, we finally stopped trying to schedule the podcast and started just recording with whoever was available. This time, Jon and Chiken get together for a hockey-centric podcast. We kick dirt on the Wild season that was, talk about why the Wild might be screwed in the future, and read some Bill Guerin quotes to see if they make us mad... then go on to make fun of the rest of the Stanley Cup playoffs and the NHL either fixing or not fixing the draft lottery. But it's still too soon to talk about Gopher hockey.
Friday, April 7, 2023
#345: Laudner Mouthfeel
Good times, just real good times all around. We (1:00) celebrate a big Gopher hockey win, (28:30) preview the Twins season including bros & turds, (55:00) somehow avoid a tantrum over the cursed Wolves season, and end with what Jon deemed the best Top 6 ever. He was hopped up on yardstick beers but he might be right.
Thursday, March 16, 2023
#344: The Outback Steakhouse of Sports
Jon, B and a few minutes of Chicken talk drinking and the Wild, then play a rousing game of “Which Wolves player would this season be?” which you will understand when you hear it (no you won’t). Then we get all old man on March Madness and end with some dad life. Real good times.