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The SKOR North crew, led by Phil Mackey, discusses the most prominent events (games, moments, trades, etc.) in Minnesota sports history. Vikings, Twins, Wild, Timberwolves, Lynx, Gophers, Minnesota United and more!


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The SKOR North crew, led by Phil Mackey, discusses the most prominent events (games, moments, trades, etc.) in Minnesota sports history. Vikings, Twins, Wild, Timberwolves, Lynx, Gophers, Minnesota United and more!




Teddy Bridgewater’s knee injury in 2016

Mackey & Judd go over Teddy Bridgewater’s gruesome knee injury in the 2016 NFL preseason; (4:00) Where were you when you heard about the injury?; (08:00) What happens if Teddy doesn’t get hurt?; (18:00) Would Teddy ever play in Minnesota again?; (20:00) Was trading for Sam Bradford the right move?; (24:00) The rankings of the knee’s between Bridgewater, Culpepper and Bradford; (27:00) And where does the 2016 Vikings season rank in terms of Minnesota meltdowns?


Minnesota Sports Rewind: The 2011 Minnesota Twins

Mackey & Judd rewind to the 2011 Minnesota Twins which was highlighted by the heels of a division champion and free agent addition Tsuyoshi Nishioka only for them to lose 99 games; (07:00) The origin of the #ItsHappening; (11:00) Was Nishioka the worst free-agent signing in Twins history; (27:30) How much did injuries play apart in the 2011 Twins’ demise; (38:00) Is Francisco Liriano’s no hitter the most forgotten no-no of all time?


Minnesota Sports Rewind: 1992 Twins

One year after the Twins won the 1991 World Series, Mackey & Judd recap the 1992 Twins, which was a 90-win team but missed the playoffs; (3:50) The legend of Eric Fox; (08:00) What was the mood before the July series against Oakland started?; (14:00) Did Mark McGwire’s steroid use help end the Twins season?; (17:00) Is John Smiley one of the most forgotten about Twins trades in team history?; (25:00) Could the Twins have extended their championship window?; (30:00) Where would you rank this...


Revisiting the Joe Mauer Draft

Mackey & Judd recap the 2001 MLB Draft with the Twins taking Joe Mauer No. 1 overall; (3:30) What was the initial reactions of the Twins drafting Mauer; (5:10) Would the Twins have better off drafting Mark Prior; (16:30) Should the Twins have moved Mauer out of the catcher position; (25:00) Did Joe Mauer live up to his No. 1 pick hype; (30:00) Would you take the short burst of Mark Prior or the borderline Hall of Fame career of Mauer; (33:00) What if Mauer played football instead of baseball?


Mackey and Judd discuss SKOR North's changes: What happened and what's next?

Phil Mackey, Judd Zulgad and Declan Goff go over the events of what happened to SKOR North on May 1st and what the future holds for the brand.


The North Stars run to the 1991 Stanley Cup Final

Phil Mackey and Judd Zulgad rewind to the Minnesota North Stars’ run to the 1991 Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins; (11:45) Former North Stars GM Lou Nanne joins the show; (28:31) Mike Modano recalls what he remembers from the run.


‘We’ll see you tomorrow night!’ Rewinding Game 6 of the 1991 World Series

Phil Mackey, Judd Zulgad and Derek Wetmore recap Game 6 of the 1991 World Series; (09:30) How would social media reacted if it had existed prior to the 1991 World Series?; (15:00) Is Kirby Puckett a first-ballot Hall of Famer without his heroics?; (21:00) How cool was it that Joe Buck emulated the same call in 2011 that his dad in 1991?; (28:10) Twins Hall of Famer, Kent Hrbek joins for his memories of the series.


The Wild’s cinderella run to the Western Conference Finals

Phil, Judd and Declan recap the 2002-03 Wild’s run to the Western Conference Finals, which featured the team overcoming two 3-1 series deficits to Colorado and Vancouver; (04:00) What do you remember most from the team’s run?; (12:00) Where does the Wild’s run rank among all Minnesota sports teams?; (16:30) Do the Wild go this far without Jacques Lemaire?; (23:20) What the hell happened against the Ducks in the Western Conference Finals?; (26:11) Wes Walz joins and tells the boys what he...


Part 1: Remembering the 1998 Vikings offense - Minnesota Sports Rewind

In part 1 of the 1998 Vikings on Minnesota Sports Rewind, Phil and Judd recap the greatest offense in team and at the time NFL history; (07:00) Your favorite memories of the 1998 season; (27:45) Former Vikings wide receiver Jake Reed joins and remembers his favorite memories of the ‘98 season; (45:00) If Brad Johnson doesn’t get hurt, does he have the same season as Randall Cunningham?


Brett Favre’s revenge tour against the Packers - Minnesota Sports Rewind

Phil and Judd rewind the Vikings 2009 Week 4 matchup against the Green Bay Packers, which was Brett Favre’s first matchup against Green Bay; (11:00) Where does this game rank among Minnesota sports satisfactions; (15:00) Between the Vikings win and Game 163 for the Twins, was this the best 48-hour stretch in Minnesota sports history?; (21:00) Where does Favre rank in Vikings and Minnesota sports history; (27:50) Former kicker Ryan Longwell joins to talk his memories of Favre and the 2009...


The Wild sign Zach Parise and Ryan Suter - Minnesota Sports Rewind

Phil, Judd and Declan do a deep dive on the Wild signing Zach Parise and Ryan Suter on July 4 2012; (05:00) What are your memories of that day?; (16:00) If Boudraeu had coached this team from the get go, how different would it have been?; (24:48) Where does this signing rank among free agents and trades that happened in Minnesota sports; (27:00) Zach Parise joins the show to talk his signing, tenure, what he would've like to see added to past teams and how strange it was to almost be traded;...


Wolves upset Michael Jordan’s Bulls in 1997!

Phil Mackey and Judd Zulgad rewind the Timberwolves’ first win in franchise history over the Chicago Bulls in 1997; (05:00) How far would the Wolves have gone if Marbury didn’t demand a trade the next season? (11:00) Why Kevin Garnett and Marbury were the most dynamic polarizing athletes in Minnesota at the time; (14:50) How much did Marbury screw up by forcing his way out; (22:45) Is Tom Gugliotta the most underrated player in Timberwolves history?; (27:13) Tom Hanneman, who covered the...


Remembering the last Twins playoff win

Phil Mackey and Judd Zulgad recap the last Twins playoff win in the 2004 Game 1 ALDS at Yankee Stadium; (11:00) Since then, the Twins are 0-16 in postseason play; (28:39) Michael Cuddyer joins to give his memories of the victory; (44:00) What was missing from the 2004 team that would’ve pushed them over the top; (50:00) What series against the Yankees did the Twins have the best shot at a series win?


Adrian Peterson’s 296-yard game - Minnesota Sports Rewind

On the latest Minnesota Sports Rewind, Phil Mackey and Judd Zulgad breakdown Adrian Peterson setting the single-game rushing record with 296 yards against the San Diego Chargers in his rookie season in 2007; (09:00) Was this the beginning of “peak” Adrian Peterson?; (18:00) Where does AP rank among all-time running backs; (30:17) Former Vikings quarterback Brooks Bollinger who played in said game, joins the show to talk Peterson; (47:00) Where does Peterson rank among all-time Vikings?


Straight Cash Homie

Phil Mackey, Judd Zulgad and Tom Pelissero do a deep dive into the 2004 Minnesota Vikings! From Daunte Culpepper's near-MVP season to the Randy Moss - Joe Buck "mooning" incident, this was one of the more entertaining seasons in Vikings franchise history. Is Daunte’s 2004 season the most underrated great QB season in NFL history? Was Mike Tice a good NFL head coach? If Randy Moss was able to stay focused on football and football alone, would he currently be regarded as the greatest WR of...


The Herschel Walker Trade

Phil Mackey, Judd Zulgad and Manny Hill dissect perhaps the most prominent trade in NFL history -- a trade on Oct. 12, 1989 that sent Herschel Walker from the Dallas Cowboys to the Minnesota Vikings for what wound up being a HAUL of top draft picks. What impact did this trade have on the Vikings? On the NFL? And what would have happened if the Vikings held onto those draft picks? If you enjoy Minnesota Sports Rewind, please give us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify!


'Pull Your 84 Jerseys Out'

Phil Mackey, Tom Pelissero and Judd Zulgad reminisce about one of the most infamous seasons in Minnesota Vikings football history -- 2010. The Vikings were coming off a four-year crescendo that culminated in a trip to the 2009 NFC Championship Game. The band was ready to get back together for one more run! But nobody could have predicted all of the things that happened next. Randy Moss' return to Minnesota. Brad Childress' firing. The Metrodome roof collapsing. And Brett Favre's career...


The Johan Santana Trade

Phil Mackey, Judd Zulgad and Derek Wetmore dive deep into one of the biggest trades in Minnesota Twins history -- Johan Santana to the New York Mets for Carlos Gomez, Philip Humber, Kevin Mulvey and Deolis Guerra. What if the Twins had taken the Yankees or Red Sox packages that included players like Jon Lester, Jacoby Ellsbury, Melky Cabrera and Phil Hughes? What if Johan had signed an extension in Minnesota? Should Johan be a Hall of Famer? And much more!


BONUS: Brett Favre stories with Mackey, Judd and Chip

Judd Zulgad and Chip Scoggins worked together on the Vikings beat for the Star Tribune in 2009, and they sit down with Phil Mackey (from 2017) to reminisce about all of their Brett Favre-related memories -- from Favre’s circus arrival at Winter Park in 2009 to the “Fake Favre” in Mankato in 2010, and everything in between! If you enjoy this podcast, please give us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify and tell your friends!


2009 Vikings: Live and die with Brett Favre (The NFC Championship Game)

Sage Rosenfels, Phil Mackey and Judd Zulgad -- with help from Ryan Longwell and QB coach Kevin Rogers -- do a full dissection of one of the most notable games in Minnesota Vikings history: The 2009 NFC Championship Game against the New Orleans Saints. Would the Vikings have gone on to beat the Colts? How did 12 men wind up in the huddle? Would Longwell have made a 56-yard field goal to win the game? What were Favre’s emotions like in the aftermath of the loss? And much more! If you enjoy...