Hall of Famer John Randle tells legendary Minnesota stories of Prince and Kirby Puckett

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The Vikings great brought his unique personality and sense of humor to Super Bowl LI in Houston.


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John Randle, Luke Jones, Nestor Aparicio

Nestor Aparicio  00:00

Welcome back wn st Towson, Baltimore and wn St. dotnet. We’re live in Houston on radio row for Super Bowl 51 We are blessed to have some Hall of Famers showing us throughout the week on behalf of Kay Jewelers on next in line and hope he doesn’t sack me or Luke, but I think exact is both here. The great John Randall. You still crazy? I mean Be honest with me Tell me truth.

John Randle  00:23

Not my wife gave me a little speech to read

Nestor Aparicio  00:28

man great man it’s fun watching you play man. He brought my spark to the game Thank

John Randle  00:32

you very much I enjoyed doing it.

Nestor Aparicio  00:33

What do you do with your life now

John Randle  00:34

tell me living in a van down by the river

Nestor Aparicio  00:37

was like plush carpeting kind of like Uncle Rico’s from dynamite a

John Randle  00:50

little bit like that. I’m trying to make it in one of the little tiny houses things.

Nestor Aparicio  00:54

Oh, tiny house. Your size tiny house. I was wanting to be a big guy. But as you know that you don’t fit in plane seats the same way. Hotels overrated man.

John Randle  01:06

People always call you big. Hey big dude. Now, once you get stomped down, I

Nestor Aparicio  01:11

wonder if you played football?

John Randle  01:13

Let me get this down or something.

Luke Jones  01:15

Yellow Jacket. Big dude, do you look around for someone bigger than you for just a second?

John Randle  01:19

I don’t even look at

Nestor Aparicio  01:23

some of that cake because I know you’re here for that. Talk some football and obviously the yellow jacket and all the good stuff that that comes with that. Yeah,

John Randle  01:30

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Nestor Aparicio  02:13

you know that’s love Valentine’s Day oh

John Randle  02:16

man is nothing but love. I got a love for you babe.

Luke Jones  02:21

See, this is amazing because I always think back to the NFL films video of John Randle taking the field cygan regulator and just love that love it.

John Randle  02:31

I’ll be somewhere somebody be like a regulator. And my kids what he’s talking about, I’m like, I don’t know. Let’s get out of here.

Nestor Aparicio  02:42

Like you that love to talk and you know of that era Ray Lewis obviously Baltimore came out with a dance and all that the entertainment part of football was something not lost upon you.

John Randle  02:55

It’s got you ready for the game? I mean, like, for me, I’m before the game. Today, days before I didn’t wanna take a shower for two days. To me just kind of got me that right frame of mind. You want to get dirty? And as


Nestor Aparicio  03:11

I said to you, are you so crazy? Yeah.

John Randle  03:14

I know what you’re talking about. I’m talking about that was the plan football. Like, you know, it’s like singing that song that Madonna did. This used to be my playground. This used to be my pride and joy.

Nestor Aparicio  03:30

Please I want to do carpool karaoke with you. That’s what I want to do. Let

John Randle  03:33

me know we’re doing

Nestor Aparicio  03:35

what would you sing? Well, you know, like, what? What’s your music? Oh, my God, your musical God. You listen to these days?

John Randle  03:42

Oh, my God I listened to was one group called him 83. It’s a different group. But anyway, listen to my Google it. I listened to all types of stuff. Country, man, just depends on the mood of man. I’m getting ready to go to boot camp. In the morning. I got some, like some nice mellow music. Like YouTube’s they’re working out a lot. Yeah, like just doing like, yeah, like, do a bootcamp Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays. And then I do like walking on a treadmill Tuesday and Thursday. And Saturday.

Nestor Aparicio  04:13

Once an athlete always you know, you’ve seen a lot of guys go the wrong way. You know what I mean? gain a lot of weight. I’ve seen so many offensive linemen that have really slimmed down. You would never know they’ve been played foot.

John Randle  04:23

I know. Well, you got to look at it. You. You invest in different things out there when I invest in your body. You know, so that’s what I do and work out take care of it. And love you bye. Don’t hate it. Where’s home for you these days? Minnesota is still there. Yes, sir. My wife from Minnesota and so you got that you

Nestor Aparicio  04:39

fall in love with it or not this time of year. I mentioned. We’re down here and Luke, you must say one of the really nice parts of Houston this week has been we’ve left winter and it hasn’t been an awful winter. No, but we flew down here and we’re we’re in 75 degrees. Yeah. And at nighttime you go out and get a beer sit outside nice. And you know I’m going to Australia so I’m flying in Australia. Summer, but I hate winter and as I get older, I hate it and like I love Minnesota when I’ve been there. It’s the nicest people. It’s clean. It’s friendly. I mean, your fit senior is gonna take me over to a printer studio. Yeah. Do you have to have your era? Tell me a story you’ve never told you’re not even allowed to tell? Do you party over there? Come on now, right. I mean, that is such an iconic legendary thing I had Larry Fitz senior on I know, you know, yeah. And right after Prince died, and he loves baseball, and he loves his son. And we’re talking about sports and about the Vikings. And he’s such a sports writer forever. So I love that one. And then I just add a random throwaway question like, Do you have a party with the purple one? And man, he went 10 minutes about partying, going to bed and what a neat guy Prince was and what a legend he left in Minnesota and

John Randle  05:52

he’s, he was a guy that prints some time to come into place. And he wouldn’t know he was there. He just sit there and just

Nestor Aparicio  05:59

how many times did you cross but did you know friends? Yeah. Brands brands probably

John Randle  06:03

about 10 times to see him out. And that was Prince and he loved the Vikings. Right? Oh, yeah. Right. Yeah. Minnesota. I mean, we for for prints, Kirby Puckett the man was able to stare just they were like for me curry puck. He was the first guy I ever met in Minnesota. Or as Gary. Cool. Yeah. But I’m almost stuck in the snow embankment. So I’m trying to get my car out. And this guy pulls up in a title Land Cruiser. He pulls up, and he’s like, you need a hand. I’m like, No, I don’t need a hand. I can do this man. This guy’s in. And so I get my crowd. I go to my teammates apartment. I’m sitting down watching TV and all of a sudden gone. Dude, I’m trying to give me a hand. Right. There. You go. That guy. It’s great to know that is my Kirby Puckett Well, it’s

Luke Jones  06:58

kind of a big deal.

John Randle  07:00

Can we plug it in like though? Man Jesse

Nestor Aparicio  07:02

Ventura ran for governor Kirby could have run for governor

John Randle  07:05

oh yeah mad about it right yeah. I think pressured ran for governor president a nice gun Yeah, he would have he would have governed liberal maybe like everything purple.

Nestor Aparicio  07:16

We’re replacing the Constitution with a symbol.

John Randle  07:21

Chris has spoken.

Nestor Aparicio  07:24

You know your ERA Brian Phillips with your friend and partner, Danny green. And you know, I think it’s a shame the Vikings that I know you feel similarly. But for that fan base there next year. We’re gonna have a Super Bowl up there. Yeah, sure. You’ll be a big part of that in the beautiful stadium and I’ve been to Target Field a bear. I again, I love Minnesota. I ran into Mike Chernykh from a Mall of America. He’s up here promoting next year of all trying to drum up interest. It’s gonna be good Super Bowl. His health.

John Randle  07:50

It’s gonna be awesome Super Bowl. It’s gonna be unbelievable. You know, there’s the new restaurants opening one’s called random. Really?

Nestor Aparicio  07:59

So I got to play see what a coincidence. What are you gonna serve me? What’s on the menu? What am I gonna order? Randles next,

John Randle  08:04

oh, you probably want that blue cheeseburger. Who is really good. is so good. Sounds

Nestor Aparicio  08:09

good? Sounds good.

John Randle  08:11

Oh, man for right now. Hungry. So water and just the blue cheese. You can just taste to do this scrumptious. Man I

Nestor Aparicio  08:19

need to eat now. He’s doing it to me. He knows. John Randall the Hall of Famers here on behalf of Kay Jewelers. Every kiss begins with Kay Hey, I’m singing with John singing who knew man you know who knew we come to this? What’s the best part of being a Hall of Famer? I mean, Jonathan’s my dear friend.

John Randle  08:37

I’m talking to Johnson.

Nestor Aparicio  08:39

How’s he doing?

John Randle  08:39

He’s he’s playing golf right now. Is his jacket.

Nestor Aparicio  08:42

The biggest of all the jackets it’s gotta be probably I mean, you know from material.

John Randle  08:46

Yeah, his jacket probably like a blanket if I put it on.

Nestor Aparicio  08:52

wearing that jacket.

John Randle  08:53

Oh, man, big my winter jacket is that you can wet his jacket and you can go to some restaurants get in places free. You can get out some speeding tickets. This thing was gone. Man. I was. I was hurting up to go do some

Nestor Aparicio  09:07

cars. Have you ever in your life said Do you know who I am?

John Randle  09:12

Yeah, I tried to my wife went to you still taking out the trash?

Luke Jones  09:21

Nope. All right, ma’am. No, no, I just envision you speeding down the highway. If you get pulled over then you gotta get my jacket on. Where’s that? There we go. I’m good.


How you doing?

Nestor Aparicio  09:32

Oh, John Randall. Nice to meet you. Jack. All right. What do we got to do in Minnesota next year? Like if not Mall of America? No, no, no. Like, tell me something really neat about that? Yeah, it’ll be it’ll be 10 degrees. We get there that mean you can’t go take a walk in the dark, right? I mean, but next year, what’s one thing I should discover? Spend an hour or two and go to in Minnesota that was off the beaten path.

John Randle  10:00

I just have me here we have a huge pond hockey tournament. There’s about like, 12 different hockey rinks going on.

Nestor Aparicio  10:05


Can you skate? Oh, do an athlete.

John Randle  10:09

Yeah. But is there an app for that too? I can skate because I know you can’t really skate i by skated probably about 15 times. I’ve done it. Got rollerblades. Oh, we see you what skates? Funny. Yeah, it would be like that. It’d be like the infomercial with that. Big guy doing a big sumo wrestling commercial. Yeah.

Nestor Aparicio  10:34

Listen, I mean, I know you made some money. But if you ever get down on your luck, try comedy. I mean, I think I you know, I paid 20 bucks to see you tell jokes for an hour.

John Randle  10:43

I did it last night. We did under in reading. I did the last bar.

Nestor Aparicio  10:48

Doing it for show how you were to show

John Randle  10:50

comedy show called like, like telling the truth telling the truth who’s lying? And I had a skit where I had to convince them that I played the violin. And poker face. Yeah. So they were like, can you do my shirt? And I was like, okay, he played the violin. Yeah. See, when I was growing up as a kid. I grew up in a very abusive household. And the violence saved me. It took me away from all that pain. And just


by it I go what do you think? He’s telling the truth?

Nestor Aparicio  11:24

play the saxophone. You look like you’re like you play the sax like Clarence climbing so yeah, man. Like the big man in the band.

John Randle  11:32

I want to be like he wants to sing. I want to say I need more cowbell.

Nestor Aparicio  11:42

Sound random ladies and gentlemen for Kay Jewelers. The number one jewelry store in American official jewelry store of the Pro Football Hall of Fame show buddy ring. That pretty ring right here. Yeah, absolutely man. kiss the ring. is these are beautiful. You know what the Super Bowl rings are big and kind of? That’s big. But it’s got its tastefully done. Yeah, I would say beautiful. Thanks for coming by man. Nice to meet you. Thank you. I’m rooting for you. I ruled against you depending on your playing. Yeah. I never hated on the Vikings. Vikings. Teams. You want them the web with the Falcons and win just because I’m sick of that guy.

John Randle  12:14

Yeah. Well, all I can say is go Vikes There

Nestor Aparicio  12:18

you go. John Randall. Ladies and gentlemen of our Pro Football Hall of Famer joining us to drop in the mic after singing great songs. It was my favorite guests of the week. Genre. Now we love John Randall. There we go. Love your jacket too. We are wn st dotnet am 1570 We’re live at Super Bowl 50 warmer on radio row down here in Houston, Texas. Luke Jones and I ride shotgun you can follow our journey all weekend long Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Instagram, and of course streaming live on Facebook Live as well as our YouTube WNS TV channel. We are wn St. dotnet am 1570 and wn st Towson Baltimore. And we never stop talking. Baltimore sports

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