Name: Erik Thibault
Hometown: Stillwater, Minn
College: Minnesota State University, Mankato
Favorite team: Minnesota Wild
Favorite athlete: Ric Flair
Favorite KFAN Show: Bumper to Bumper with Dan Barreiro
Best sports memory: Hockey related ones: the Blake Wheeler Diving Goal Game at the 2007 WCHA Final Five and the infamous 2007 Stanley Cup Playoff Game Four Ducks vs Wild and the fans in Xcel Energy Center were never louder. Attending Gabby’s five-goal game and meeting Mikko Koivu while camping out for Wild tickets in 2010 were pretty cool too.
Best part about being an intern: Assisting in call screening and show content. Providing accurate information & statistics or screening interesting & thought-provoking callers gives me a sense of self-satisfaction
Worst part about being an intern: Answering phones during ticket giveaways.
Dream job in ten years: I’m open to anything. My two college degrees in business and mass communications leads my life down no distinct path.
Anything surprise you about the KFAN Personalities? I expected all personalities at The FAN to be self-absorbed, egotistical and unfriendly and I was completely off about my expectations.
Name: Barrett Anderson
Favorite KFAN Show: Paul Allen
Best sports memory: Our Wayzata/Minnetonka football game, my senior year.
Name: Isaac Wenzel
Hometown: West St. Paul, MN
College: Winona State University
Favorite Teams: Vikings, Timberwolves, Wild, the Twinkies and #TeamBringIt
Favorite Athletes: Ricky Rubio, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, Adrian Peterson and The Rock (yes, he counts).
Favorite KFAN Show: The Power Trip, Extreme Pro Wrestling Radio, The Common Man Progrum, Saturdays with Sauce
Best Sports Memory: Henry Sibley Boys Basketball winning in 2008 Section Finals for the first time in school history against Cretin Derham-Hall following a missed three pointer from current Arizona Cardinals Wide Receiver, Michael Floyd.
Best part about being an intern: Having the opportunity to work with and learn from such unbelievably talented people in this business. I honestly couldn’t be more grateful.
Worst part about being an intern:Not the biggest morning person, but working with the guys on The Power Trip makes it a heck of a lot easier to wake up so early.
Dream job in ten years: Honestly, working with The FAN or any of the sister stations in the cities would be a dream come true.
Anything surprise you about the KFAN Personalities? Most of the personalities were actually how I imagined them. That’s why they are so great at what they do – it’s second nature.
Name: Nick "McFly" McAndrews
Hometown: Chaska, MN
Favorite Teams: Minnesota Vikings
Favorite KFAN Show: The Power Trip, In the Zone
Best sports memory: Going to the Vikings game at TCF Bank Stadium against the Bears
By Nick ‘McFly’ McAndrews
Despite four Timberwolves scoring in double-digits, and two recording double-doubles, Minnesota could not hold off Carmelo Anthony and the visiting New York Knicks Friday night at the Target Center.
Anthony took advantage of Wolves second-year forward Derrick Williams’ inexperience. Anthony totaled 36 points and nine rebounds and it became clearer with each possession that Williams just could not defend the superstar.
“He’s one of the best scorers in the NBA, if not the best,” Williams said of Anthony in the locker room after the game, “The only thing you can do is try to contain him, you’re not going to stop him.”
Yes, Williams’ inexperience showed in the first half. He was on the verge of big plays the entire time, but he just could not execute. Perhaps the most glaring mistake was his backcourt violation on a key inbound in the first quarter.
Court awareness is something you should certainly have figured out as an NBA player—especially one who was selected with the second overall pick in the draft.
But then, should he really be expected to defend Anthony? We’re talking about perhaps the best pure scorer in the Association, a guy who’s averaging nearly 30 points per game this season and who’s averaged over 24 PPG his entire career. Is it really fair to expect a second year guy to compete with that?
As point guard Ricky Rubio began to come out of his shell in the game, Williams began to turn it on. Williams was on the receiving end of several Rubio assists late in the game, including a highlight-reel alley-oop that brought the entire arena to its feet.
The two young stars combined for 15 points in the fourth quarter and 37 of the team’s 94 total points, but it wasn’t enough to hold off Melo as he put his team on his back in the 4th and rallied his team to victory.
It’s hard to imagine D-Will ever comparing to Carmelo, but with a healthy Rubio dishing him the ball on highlight-reel plays every night, his future is looking brighter by the game.