Mackey & Judd

Judd Zulgad is a former Minnesota Vikings beat writer, lifetime beer connoisseur and part-time sports conspiracy theorist. Phil Mackey is a former Minnesota Twins beat writer, full-time professional wrestling geek and unofficial ambassador for robot umpires. Find them talking all things Minnesota sports (Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves, Wild, Gophers, Lynx). Part of the SKOR North network.

Latest Episodes

BONUS: Breaking down the MLB rule changes for 2020

Judd and Declan recap all the rules changes for MLB in 2020. Including universal DH, the runner at 2nd base in extra innings, pitchers being allowed to use a wet towel instead of licking their fingers, three batter minimum for pitchers, suspended games can be picked back up pre 5 innings and re-entry of players in spring training games.

Cliche Mount Rushmore talkers and Alternate Reality on the 2008 Twins

It’s a cliche Mount Rushmore Thursday, so Mackey & Judd rank which Twins players are most likely to break quarantine rules; which players the Twins can’t afford to lose to COVID this year; List of places you likely won’t step foot into in 2020; (29:30) Twins reporter Dan Hayes from the Athletic joins the show; (41:55) And alternate reality on the 2008 Twins winning Game 163 instead of the 2009 squad.

BONUS: WrestleMania X rewind!

Mackey & Declan recap WrestleMania 10, which was highlighted by the iconic ladder match between Shawn Michaels and Razor Ramon. Our favorite parts, least favorite parts; fun facts from listener Michael McGivern that people didn’t know about and our definitive WrestleMania rankings.

BONUS: 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?

BONUS: Reusse Unchained: Recalling the fallout of Griffith’s comments in ’78

Patrick gives his thoughts on the Twins’ decision to remove the Calvin Griffith statue from the Target Field plaza, gives some insight into how the decision was made and recalls how people felt in 1978 when Griffith made his comments. Reusse also discusses his time covering Griffith, gives his thanks for Title IX and hits on a variety of topics, as only Patrick can. If you are a Twins fan this is a must listen.

Bet your Life, Random Season Recall and Old Tweets Exposed

Mackey & Judd open with Buster Olney calling the 2020 MLB season fragile; (09:00) Bet your Life: Will sports resume this season?; (23:00) Quarantine discoveries from over the weekend; (33:30) Random season recall on the 1999 Minnesota Twins; (52:27) Old Tweets Exposed.