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Locked On Sports Minnesota

Local athletes, experts, and insiders deliver daily coverage of the Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves, Wild, Golden Gophers, the Big 10, and more.

Your Minnesota Lineup

Ready for something brand new in sports talk? We’ve got you completely covered. Introducing, Locked On Sports Minnesota! A new lineup of daily 30-minute audio and video sports podcasts for real Minnesota sports fans like “The Ron Johnson Show” with the former Golden Gopher and NFL Wide Receiver. And “Superior Sports Talk” with KARE 11’s Reggie Wilson and Luke Inman. Podcasts with a fresh take on Minnesota sports, plus daily coverage of the Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves, Wild, Golden Gophers, and more that you already get with your favorite Locked On team podcasts. It’s all the Minnesota sports talk you could ever want. A real game-changer….for real fans.

The Minnesota Football Party

We’re bringing together the best-known, well-versed voices in Minnesota football, talking Vikings football EVERY SINGLE WEEK.

From Locked On Sports Minnesota… it’s your favorite Minnesota Vikings podcaster…all in one place at one time talking football.

It’s the Minnesota Football Party!

Latest Episodes


Arif Hasan

Arif Hasan writes about the Minnesota Vikings and the NFL for The Athletic. His emphasis on film and analytics has made him one of the most unique voices covering the team. Before The Athletic, Arif wrote for Zone Coverage.

Luke Inman
Luke Inman doubles as co-host of Superior Sports Talk & The Minnesota Football Party, part of Locked On Sports Minnesota. Best known for his work covering the NFL Draft, Luke has previously worked for eDraft & Zone Coverage.

Luke Braun
Luke Braun has been the Locked On Vikings host since 2018, offering dynamic daily analysis of the team. His written work has appeared in Climbing the PocketZone Coverage.

Sam Ekstrom

Sam Ekstrom doubles as executive producer & co-host of The Minnesota Football Party & The Ron Johnson Show. Sam has covered the Minnesota Vikings since 2014 for a handful of outlets. He has written for Purple InsiderZone Coverage, & the Associated Press.

The Ron Johnson Show

Check out the brand new Ron Johnson Show with the former Golden Gopher and NFL wide receiver and executive producer Sam Ekstrom. This duo delivers the hits with in-depth insights, one-of-a-kind opinions, and regular big-name guests, experts, and insiders. After seven years of co-hosting Vikings GameDay Live, Ron’s stepping out on his own to host “The Ron Johnson Show” talking Twin Cities sports five days a week.

All the teams you care about.

Latest Episodes


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Ron Johnson II

Born and raised in Detroit, MI. Grew up the son of 2X Super-Bowl Champ of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ron Johnson Sr. recruited to play football at the University of MN from 1998-to 2001. Ron graduated the all-time leader in receptions (198), yards (2989) & TDs (31), then he was drafted in the 4th round by the Baltimore Ravens in 2002.

Sam Ekstrom

Sam Ekstrom, the executive producer for The Ron Johnson Show, has covered sports in the Twin Cities since 2014, primarily writing and podcasting about the Vikings, Twins, and Gophers basketball team. He has published work for the Associated Press, 105 The Ticket, Zone Coverage, and Purple Insider. Sam also serves as the radio voice of the University of St. Thomas hockey team.

Superior Sports Talk

We have something brand new in sports talk for all the Minnesota hometown fans. KARE 11’s Reggie Wilson and co-host Luke Inman team up to provide a deeper look at the hottest sports topics in the Twin Cities. From hoops to hockey, football to baseball, it’s informed, it’s engaging….it’s the daily Superior Sports Talk podcast…with Reggie and Luke.

An all-new take on Minnesota sports coverage for hometown fans you do not want to miss.

Latest Episodes


Reggie Wilson

Reggie Wilson, an award-winning sports anchor was named the sports director and lead anchor at KARE 11 in the Twin Cities in September 2021. He is a St. Louis native with anchoring experience in Ohio, Missouri, and Kansas. Wilson graduated from the University of Missouri with a Journalism degree.

Luke Inman

Luke Inman is a Twin Cities journalist and podcast personality (Draft Rap Podcast) who has covered football since 2012 for eDraft and Zone Coverage. His wide-ranging coverage included the Senior Bowl, NFL Draft, and Minnesota Vikings. Luke was also a high school football commentator.

Team Podcasts

Daily 30-minute team podcasts with local experts covering team news and providing league-leading in-depth insights and analysis for your team every day. Available on YouTube and wherever you get podcasts.


Live postgame coverage will break down each game with quick insights and analysis in a 10-minute show immediately following every Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves, and Wild Game. Available live on YouTube and as a podcast on the Locked On team feed.