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
Written by Barrett Anderson
This Budwiser commercial personally tugged on my heartstrings. We all know the brand Budwiser and we know the Clydesdale horses that are affiliated with the brand. The commercial starts out with the young horse and the owner. It progresses through the raising of the horse and finally the Clydesdale makes it to be the lead horse for the Budwiser brand. At the end of the commercial there is a touching moment between the former owner and the lead horse. Click on the link and view the video on YouTube.
If you like to laugh then check out the Taco Bell commercial from the Super Bowl. It incoroporated humor and mocking the younger generation with senior-citizen agers living "more."
It was a commercial for the NFL combine and upcoming draft but Deion Sanders made his second "rookie" appearance as Leon Sandcastle.
Follow Barrett on Twitter at @KFANinterngal
By: Isaac Wenzell
Being an intern for The FAN has given me some incredible opportunities with The Power Trip Morning Show. But I’ve also been lucky enough to contribute to Extreme Pro Wrestling Radio on KFAN.com. This means you should expect to hear me on the upcoming live show this Sunday, January 27th. Tune in from 1:00-3:00 as Big D, Tim and I get you set for one of the most anticipated events in sports entertainment every year: the Royal Rumble.
The Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View never fails to disappoint because of the surprise competitors, celebrity appearances and the unique concept of the main event. In the main event, thirty competitors aim to eliminate their opponents by tossing them over the top rope with both feet touching the floor outside of the ring. The winner of the match earns the opportunity to face the champion of their choice at Wrestlemania.
But wait, there’s more! Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will compete against WWE Champion CM Punk for the title. Rock hopes to become champ for the first time in over a decade, while Punk hopes to continue his more than yearlong title reign.
Who will win the Rumble? Who will become champion? Will John Cena do the expected by winning the Rumble and challenge The Rock at Mania? Or will a superstar be given the push that they deserve? Will The Rock win the belt? Or will CM Punk continue make a name for himself as the best in the world? A lot of questions will likely be answered this Sunday and I’m most certainly looking forward to it!
Follow Isaac Wenzel on Twitter @isaacwenzel
Written by Barrett Anderson
Last night I attended the Timberwolves vs. the Brooklyn Nets game. I arrived at about and the eager fans were excited get out of the cold and into the
Once I got settled into my assigned seat adjacent to the Timberwolves bench, I recognized some familiar faces. The lovely Jenny from Fox Sports North was to my left and Marney Gellner was to my right. Jenny and I introduced ourselves to each other and the game began shortly after.
After several tries at the unsuccessful baskets, Ricky Rubio put the first points on the board for the T-Wolves. Despite his injury Ricky Rubio reached his "maximum minutes" of playing time in the end of the game. It appeared that Rubio was disappointed that he couldn't be out there with his teammates.
Unfortunately, the Timberwolves weren't successful and lost the game. The Nets walked away with a 91-83 win over the Wolves.
Follow Barrett Anderson on Twitter @KFANinterngal