WCCO A.M. On At Noon: Excitement Over The X Games


IT FEELS-LIKE JULY IN MINNESOTA. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. LET’S CHECK IN WITH OUR FRIENDS AT 830 TWIN CITIES RADIO. HELLO, CHAD. Reporter: HELLO. WHERE DO YOU WANT TO START? X GAMES. Reporter: OKAY. ARE YOU GOING? I THINK THEY ARE THERE PRACTICING TODAY, RIGHT? Reporter: I’M A PARTICIPANT. I CAN’T TELL YOU WHICH EVENT. WEAR A HELMET. I SEE YOU AS A SKATE BORDER WITH KNEE PADS. Reporter: I HAVE TERRIBLE BALANCE. I WOULD NOT BE VERY GOOD AT THAT. WE’LL WRAP YOU UP IN PADDING. Reporter: EXCITEMENT FOR THE TWO OF YOU ZERO TO TEN THAT THE X GAMES ARE HERE. I’M A SIX. YOU WERE GOING TO SAY LOWER. I WAS GOING TO SAY FIVE. IT IS THE FIRST TIME THE X GAMES HAVE BEEN HELD IN AN NFL STADIUM. THAT’S COOL. Reporter: THEY ARE HERE FOR TWO YEARS. IT IS GREAT FOR THE CITY. Reporter: IT IS A LOT OF COVERAGE. IS IT THE CROSS SECTION OF YOUNG OUR INDIVIDUALS IT IS A CALLING CARD OF U.S. BANK. ONE OF THE INDIVIDUALS IN THE X GAMES WILL JOIN JOIN — JOIN US AT 1:35. THE MAIN POINT WITH JOHNSON THE MAYOR’S RACE. WE HAD THE ENDORSEMENT PROCESS. NOBODY CAME CLOSE AT ALL TO 60% TO GET THE ENDORSEMENT. MAYOR HODGES IS RUNNING FOR REELECTION. IT IS TOUGH TO FIGURE OUT WHO IS GOING TO WIN THE RACE. A LOT OF CHOICES. Reporter: A LOT OF CHOICES. WILL ALL THE PEOPLE BE IN THE MIX BY THE TIME IT COMES UP TO ELECTION DAY. THE LAST ONE, WISCONSIN AND DUI. A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY THEY LIVE UP TO THE REPUTATION OF HAVING FUN. IT IS STUNNING HOW RIGHT THE FIRST DUI OFFENSE IS IN THE STATE OF WISCONSIN. WE’LL TALK ABOUT THAT AND WHY IT JUST DOESN’T CHANGE. WE’LL GET THROUGH THAT THROUGH THE REST OF THE AFTERNOON. AS A REPORTER IN GREEN BAY I FOUND IT WAS PART OF THE STATE’S CULTURE. IT IS VERY DIFFERENT THERE. Reporter: THE PUSH BACK IS STUNNING.

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