Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Sports Talk Radio Personality

Carl Gerbschmidt

Gerby is shrouded in mystery. Here’s what we know: Every Friday during football season, his slurred and squealy voice can be heard boosting the Green Bay Packers with a conviction that’s rivaled only by his hatred for the Vikings. Listeners to Dan Barreiro’s KFAN program have a love/hate relationship with the chop-busting resident of Elk Mound, Wisconsin, and constantly speculate about whether he’s real or a character. No matter who Carl Gerbschmidt is, the lovably prickly Packer-backer fills a genius role: The heel to exasperated Vikings fans who’ve never sniffed a Super Bowl, as Gerby endlessly points out. 

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