Purple FTW! Podcast (general)

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings grabbed a share of the NFC North lead with a rough and tumble 18-15 overtime win Sunday over the St. Louis Rams. That should be the headline, but it's not. All Vikings fans already hated defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. But now we somehow hate him with the fury of a thousand suns after something-called-Lamarcus Joyner threw his elbow into Teddy Bridgewater's face as the second-year quarterback was sliding. Us Vikings fans cannot separate the fact that we have history with Captain Bountygate, but I try not to dwell on that storyline as our 6-2 Vikes have a solid young team with a great leader in Mike Zimmer and may make some noise come playoff team. Heal up, Teddy and let's roll.

Other "Gregg Williams Should Be Deported to Mars" Talking Points Include
• I love you Mike Zimmer. So so much.
• LOL Green Bay
• Teddy Before the Cheapshot
• Where You At Mike Wallace?
• The Offensive Line is Back!
• Old Adrian Peterson is Like 2013 Kobe
• Linval Joseph for MVP
• Containing Todd Gurley
• Trae Waynes is a UFO
• Stefon Diggs Held Quiet
• Zimmer going for the Morninwheg in OT (But it worked and was smart)
• Random Game Thoughts
• On to Oakland
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All that and other "Start Over" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_195_-_The_Gregg_Williams_Network_-_Vikings-Rams_Recap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:29pm CDT

The Gurley-Adrian Tecmo Bowl is upon us and we got our man Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) of The Daily Norseman and Vikings Journal in the house to chat about the upcoming, sneakily important for the playoff picture match between our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings and the Los Angeles St. Louis Rams.

We talk about the clash of two great defenses, if Teddy Bridgewater can put together a complete game, Aaron Donald or Anthony Barr, Nick Foles looking like John Heder, is Adrian Peterson actually a hindrance to this offense? And who has the edge in all of the various running back attributes: Todd Gurley II or Adrian Peterson in his prime?

Arif and I also theorize that Todd Gurley might have his "Adrian-William Gay" moment on..... Sendejo.

All that and other "We ALL have an uncle that looks like Jeff Fisher" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Read all of Arif’s stuff at The Daily Norseman and Vikings Journal as well as listen to his podcast Norse Code.

(Editor's Note: Audio update with current Arif interview. Not last week's! Props to listener Jacob for pointing it out for us.)

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Direct download: Nick_Foleon_Dynamite_with_Arif_Hasan_Updated.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:21am CDT

The intrepid Lindsey Young (@LindseyMNSports) of Vikings Territory joined me at the house studio to talk a little Minnesota Fightin' Vikings, eat some of my fine home cooking (roast pork chops, mashed potatoes and roast squash FTW), and meet future President of the United States Mugsy "Football Baby" Carlson.

All that and other "Lindsey has a Thaddeus Young jersey" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_193_-_LIVE_in_Studio_with_Lindsey_Young.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:55pm CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings (5-2) are heading into the make-or-break portion of their schedule. Is this team a bunch of young pretenders or can they be legit contenders in Year Two of the Zimmer-Teddy Dynasty? We welcome back Di Murphy of The Daily Norseman to help sort things out.

We chatted about: the Vikings doing nothing at the trade deadline (good), why Norv and Zim need to open things up for Teddy, how Kyle Rudolph's contract gets very interesting after 2016 (#FreePruitt), the fact that the Packers are vulnerable and can get got, and we also talk way too long about pizza and the Gophers' astonishing meltdown against Michigan.

All that and other "Nick Foles looks like Napoleon Dynamite" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_192_-_Vikings_Looper_with_Di_Murphy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings (5-2) currently have the 8th best record in the NFL and would be the 6-seed Wild Card if the playoff started today. The Los Angeles St. Louis Los Angeles St. Louis Rams (4-3) are currently the 7-seed. Which makes Sunday's game a VERY BIG F*&#$%@ DEAL!!!!

We welcome in Will Horton of Rams Herd and the Turf Show Times to chat about the upcoming showdown Sunday at The Bank. Will Adrian-vs-Gurley live up to the hype? How will Teddy Bridgewater fare versus the ferocious Rams defense anchored by non-human Aaron Donald? How will Mike Zimmer shut down Nick Foles? Why is Tavon Austin somehow a better NFL wide receiver than Cordarrelle Patterson? Will Will still be a Rams fan if/when they move to Los Angeles? I also trade Kyle Rudolph to the Rams for Jared Cook. And then cut Jared Cook. #FreePruitt

All that and other "Todd Gurley's Not Even 100% Healthy" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings earned an ugly win at the buzzer 23-20 over the Chicago Bears at Solider Field Sunday on the foot of Blair Walsh, who was perfect on the day. The Purple (5-2) now have two-straight divisional road wins in their pocket as we plow through the 2015 season towards the playoffs. We recap the game that broke the mythical 7-game losing streak in Chicago.

"Teddy Had a Tebow Game" Talkers Include
• Teddy Bridgewater Was Good When It Mattered
• Stefon Diggs is a Treasure
• That Defense....
• Adrian is Back to Being a Bulldozer
• #FreePruitt
• Eric Kendricks Love
• Harrison Smith Messed Up
• Props to Charles Johnson
• Marcus Sherels Love
• Hai, Blair Walsh
• Rams Next. HOW ARE WE GONNA STOP TODD GURLEY?
• Mike Wallace is not healthy.
• Credit where it's due: Matt Kalil did well.
• This Vikings offense leaves roughly 10 points a game on the field
• Jerick McKinnon should be used like Dion Lewis
• Great teams finish drives...
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All that and other "Start Over" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_190_-_To_All_You_Haters_-_Vikings-Bears_Recap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:27pm CDT

We get it. Adrian likes shrimp. Just STOP EATING IT THE DAY BEFORE A GAME IF THAT REALLY IS WHY YOU GOT SICK.

Speaking of shrimp, the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings' fortunes have been very small in Chicago, going winless in the Windy City since 2007. Arif Hasan swings in to talk about how the Purple can right the ship in Chi-town and improve to 5-2 on the season. We also get into the impact of rookies Eric Kendricks (NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for October) and the electric Stefon Diggs, how the Vikings are going to stop the beast Pernell McPhee, trades we'd like to see before the Tuesday deadline, and I share my World Famous Shrimp Cocktail recipe.

All that and other “WHO'S GONNA COVER KEVIN WHITE???” nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Read all of Arif’s stuff at The Daily Norseman and Vikings Journal as well as listen to his podcast Norse Code.

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Direct download: Episode_189_-_Adrian_Gump_Shrimp_with_Arif_Hasan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

Bacon, red meat and all processed meats cause cancer now. Don't care.

What I DO care about is a long-form podcast talking Vikings and other Minnesota sports with Tom Schreier of Cold Omaha (with Di out sick this week). I chew the (bacon) fat with Tom about the outlook of the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings, why the Stefon Diggs-vs-Odell Beckham Jr will be a debate soon, a remembrance of the late Flip Saunders, a beat writer's take on Torii Hunter, and why the Vikings need to BRING BROCK VEREEN ON THE ACTIVE ROSTER AND START HIM OPPOSITE OF HARRISON.

Warning: This episode is primarily Vikings based but we venture off quite a bit into Wolves and Twins.

All that and other "We started Jim Bob Cooter" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_188_-_Im_Still_Eating_Bacon_with_Tom_Schreier.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings got their second divisional road win since 2009 Sunday afternoon at Ford Field, rebounding from a slow start to top the Motor City Kitties 28-19. The Zimmer Hellfire Defense sacked Matthew Stafford seven times en route to a 2nd half defensive shutout as the Purple roll to 4-2 and hope to catch playoff momentum as we barrel along the 2015 campaign.

Other "I Still Think It Was Shellfish" Talkers Include
• #SnuffGate
• Stefon F. Diggs
• Teddy is Tougher Than a $2 Steak
• The Zimmer Hellfire Defense Rebounded Well
• Adrian is Feast or Famine. Like he always has been
• Harrison Smith is the Best Safety in the League. Period.
• Get Sendejo the Hell Out of There (#FreeVereen)
• Cordarrelle Patterson is Done
• Kyle Rudolph. No Comment
• Points on the Table - Redzone Playcalling
• Playoffs? Don't Talk About Playoffs
• Can Diggs go back-to-back for Pepsi Rookie of the Week?
• Hai, Blair Walsh
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All that and other "Start Over" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_187_-_ROAD_WARRIORS_-_Vikings-Lions_Recap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:37pm CDT

Thee Arif Hasan makes his weekly pitstop to talk about our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings (3-2) and how we look to move two games above .500 in this 2015 season.

Topics include: Why Stefon Diggs is the greatest thing since sliced bread, how Harrison Smith is somehow still underrated nationally, how the cornerback room will shake out with Captain Munnerlyn balling and Josh Robinson coming off of PUP, and if Vikings fans should fear Matthew Stafford getting back to just throwing up YOLO balls to Megatron as the crux of their offense.

All that and other "The Twin Cities hottest club is SPY-SEE. This place has everything." nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Read all of Arif’s stuff at The Daily Norseman and Vikings Journal as well as listening to his podcast Norse Code.

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Direct download: Episode_186_-_STEFON_with_Arif_Hasan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are looking to get win cuatro of the 2015 campaign as they descend on Motown to take on the uno-and-five Detroit Motor City Kitties Sunday afternoon at Ford Field.

We welcome back friend of the show Michael Grey (WBBL Grand Rapids) to talk about the Purple and the Blue and who will suck less in the Week 7 throwdown. Topics include: Is Stefon Diggs Antonio Brown? (Not Yet), Matthew Stafford should just YOLO the ball to Megatron like he's always done and if a banged up Lions defense can shut down Adrian (Loss of One) Peterson.

All that and other "Mike Williams is fat" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: FTW_185.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

Today is the day Marty McFly came to the future. So it makes sense that we go BACK to October 26, 1985

Di Murphy of The Daily Norseman makes her weekly stop to talk about everything Minnesota Fightin' Stefon Diggs Vikings related. We chat about the impact of the mercurial wideout and if he can sustain his initial success, how badly we want to get in on the Vikings Donut Club, how Harrison Smith is STILL somehow underrated, and if we're scared about going into Detroit to take on the (1-5) Motor City Kitties on Sunday.

All that and other "Maple Long Johns FTW" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_184_-_Back_to_the_Vikings_Future_with_Di_Murphy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:26pm CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings held off the Kansas City Chiefs 16-10 Sunday afternoon at The Bank in a game that more resembled a rugby match if said match had bad officiating, sloppy play, and was nearly unwatchable. But other than that, the game was great! A win is a win in the NFL and we dive into the reasons for the elevation to 3-2 and why we damn near lost it all.

Other "Bye, Charles Johnson" Talkers Include
• We Tried to Lose. The Chiefs Wouldn't Let Us.
• Teddy Bridgewater Was Uneven
• Oh Hai, Stefon Diggs
• Adrian. Yuck.
• The Zimmer Hellfire Defense Will Be the Best in the NFL
• Sharrif Floyd is Elite & Underappreciated
• Eric Kendricks First Start
• #FreePruitt
• Blair Walsh Didn't Mess Up. Cool. Way to do your job.
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All that and other "A Win is a Win is a Win" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_183_-_Vikings-Chiefs_Recap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:08pm CDT

All six Minnesota Fightin' Vikings wide receivers may be active for Sunday's game versus the (1-4) and reeling Kansas City Chiefs. Mike Wallace is safe, but who will land the snaps for the rest of the season?

THIS. IS VIKINGS WIDE RECEIVER IDOL.

Arif Hasan stops by for his weekly spot to discuss who has the upper hand to win the honor of catching Teddy's balls, why offensive line play is terrible league wide, who will finally win the damn safety job opposite Harrison, and I rename NFL teams to more accurately depict their fanbase/city.

All that and other "Kelly Clarkson is the best American Idol winner" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Read all of Arif's stuff at The Daily Norseman and Vikings Journal as well as listening to his podcast Norse Code.

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Direct download: Episode_182_-_Vikings_WR_Idol_with_Arif_Hasan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10pm CDT

Phil Mackey of 1500 ESPN swings in to chat about the 2-2 Minnesota Fightin' Vikings, why they (and fans) shouldn't be overlooking the Jamaal Charles-less Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday, and how the Purple look to fare down the stretch of 2015.

We also get into his rise to power in Twin Cities sports talk radio (basically Narcos), the reaction to his infamous Adrian Peterson apology letter, what it's like to be the second most famous person in a relationship (ala Christian Ponder) and who would square off in his dream pro wrestling match.

All that and other "LOL at Donovan McNabb's $88M Washington contract" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Listen to Mackey & Judd weekdays 9-1 on 1500 ESPN. The Touch Em All Podcast is available on iTunes.

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Direct download: Episode_181_-_Vikings_Time_with_Phil_Mackey.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

Former Minnesota Golden Gopher and Baltimore Raven wide receiver Ron Johnson (FOX 9/KFAN) stopped in to talk about our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings as we come out of the bye week. We touched on what attributes make Teddy Bridgewater special, Ron ranks the current corps of Vikes wideouts, how Mike Zimmer's defense is starting to resemble the great Ravens defenses of the 2000s, and why his former teammate Jamal Lewis' 295 game might still be the NFL record.

All that and other "Hot Pockets Suck" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_180_-_Wide_Open_Vikings_Chat_with_Ron_Johnson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:57pm CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings (2-2) are off the bye week and are looking to get back to a winning record as we welcome in the suddenly faceless Kansas City Chiefs (1-4). With their superstar running back Jamaal Charles done for the season with a torn ACL, the Chiefs look to Charn... Charadr.... Running back C. West to help carry the load of a team that was already marginal on offense (even with Charles) and a usually solid defense that's suddenly tied for 30th in the NFL giving up 28.6 points per game.

This seems like a favorable matchup at home, but us Vikings fans have seen these easy games go very kaddywampus. Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) stops in to talk about how we hope the Purple don't mess this up as we try to get win numero tres of the 2015 season.

All that and other "Xavier in boxing gloves" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: FTW_179_-_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings continue their Bye Bye Bye Week as we fans  Drive Ourselves Crazy.

THEE Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) swings by to talk a little Purple. Whether he liked the Gerald Hodges trade or Wants Him Back, if new center Nick Easton can help the offensive line get N*SYNC, why Norv needs to spend A Little More Time worrying about Teddy Dave Bridgewater, and we cast Vikings: The Sitcom.

Editors Note: The episode will not be full of N*SYNC puns. This I Promise You.

All that and other "Harrison is JT" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_178_-_Bye_Bye_Bye_with_Arif_Hasan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings head into the Bye Week 2-2. With a quarter of the season already in the books, we need to do like every other show and hand out awards! But not everyone will get a trophy. Papa James Harrison approves. Di Murphy of The Daily Norseman joins me to hand out the hardware.

The Quarter Season Categories Include:
• Best Rookie (The Randy Moss)
• Best Mascot (The NOT Ragnar)
• Best Assitant Coach (The Mike Tomlin)
• Least Valuable Player (The Fred Smoot)
• Best Blogger (The Arif Hasan)
• The Chris Walsh Fan Favorite Award
• Best Position Group (The Purple People Eater)
• Best Looking Player (The Scott Studwell)
• Best Play (The Randy Moss)
• Worst Play (The Jim Marshall)
• The Jim Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award
• Most Valuable Player (The Alan Page)

All that and other "You Like Me, You Really Like Me" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_176_-_Vikings_Quarter_Season_Awards_with_Di_Murphy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:35pm CDT

Luke Inman of eDraft stops in to talk some Minnesota Fightin' Vikings to fill up the Bye Week with some audible goodness. We touch on how the offensive line can get right in two weeks (it probably can't), Teddy out-dueling Peyton Manning (no big deal), the new logjam at wide receiver, how that Zimmer Hellfire Defense is saving us, and if Blair Walsh is gonna get Scobee'd or Mason Crosby'd.

We also dive into Luke's specialties of fantasy football and the rapidly approaching 2016 NFL Draft. Check out all of Luke's videos on the eDraft YouTube page.

All that and other "12 Days Til Vikings Football" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_175_-_Bye_Week_Buzz_with_Luke_Inman_of_eDraft.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

Despite a valiant effort by the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings Defense and Teddy "Dave" Bridgewater, the Purple came up short Sunday afternoon in Denver 23-20. The Zimmer Hellfire Defense forced Peyton "Chicken Parm" Manning into two interceptions and his 2nd lowest QB rating of the season, but it wasn't enough in Mile High as a sluggish start, a faulty offensive line, and a lame kicker denied the Vikings a much sought after road win and leave them at 2-2 heading into the bye week. We discuss the gold and fool's gold from the game that was.

Other "No Moral Victories" Talkers Include
• My theory on why there were so many Vikings fans in Denver
• That Zimmer Hellfire Defense Leads the Way
• The Offensive Line Did Not
• Anthony Barr is Becoming a Force
• Harrison Smith is the Best Safety in the NFL
• Teddy Ballgame
• Mike Wallace BEASTED Today
• Adam Thielen & Stefon Diggs Deserve to Eat
• Robert Blanton is Still Blanton
• Blair Walsh Needs a Fire Lit Under Him
• Schedule After the Bye: 5-3 or 6-2 isn't crazy
• Bye Week Podcast Schedule
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All that and other "We're On To The Bye Week" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_174_-_If_You_Aint_First_Youre_Last_-_Vikings-Broncos_Recap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58pm CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings (2-1) are set to face the endboss Peyton "Goro" Manning and the Denver Gelded Broncos Sunday afternoon in Mortal Kombat. Arif Hasan joins us to break down how the Purple can put Friendship aside and hit Peyton, FINISH HIM!!!, and come out of Mile High with a Flawless Victory.

Also Scorpion is the best MK character, and I will fight you if you disagree.

All that and other "GET OVER HERE" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_173_-_Vikings_Flawless_Victory_with_Arif_Hasan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

Jenna King-Shepherd, wife of Minnesota Fightin' Vikings rookie offensive lineman Austin Shepherd, joined the show to talk about all things Purple (and some Crimson). We chatted about life as a football wife, the Austin Shepherd Foundation, transitioning to living in the Northstar State coming from Alabama, and I run her through a round of Minnesota Trivia!

Be sure to check out Jenna's female-friendly Viking clothing line Pretty Wolf, dropping this fall.

All that and other "ROLLLLLL VIKINGS & SKOL Tide" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_172_-_A_Conversation_with_Jenna_King-Shepherd.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13am CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings (2-1) are on to Denver as we invade the undefeated Denver Broncos' Mile High perch and try to break the stallions in the late game Sunday afternoon. The Purple are 0-3 all-time vs Peyton Manning, while Mike Zimmer is 1-5 as a defensive coordinator.

Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) of The Daily Norseman stops in to chat about the rekindled Zimmer Hellfire Defense, why Vikings Rubes need to relax on Teddy, how the Bears are a barren wasteland of nothingness that needs to be blown up & rebuilt, and how we both hate/respect the hell out of Aaron Rodgers. (Even though PFF only hate/hates him...)

Gameplan for victory on Sunday

All that and other "Start Over" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_171_-_Gonna_Sack_Peyton_Manning_with_Di_Murphy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings savored a tasty curb stomping of the San Diego Super Chargers 31-14 Sunday afternoon at The Bank. The Purple sealed the win in the second half with a solid running game and dominant defense that completely shut down Philip Rivers and the Bolts. We recap the action in our usual "Not too high/not too low" fashion!

Other "Manti Te'o isn't real" Talkers Include
• Adrian is Adrian
• Vikings Fans Want The D
• Trae Waynes First Action
• Teddy Bridgewater Concerns
• Wide Receiver Rotation
• The Mandatory Offensive Line Talking Point
• Chad Greenway Lifetime Achievement Pick-6
• Kyle Rudolph: The Master of Getting 4 on 3rd & 6
• Everson > Jared in His Prime?
• Vikings fans had a right to boo because...
• Blair Walsh didn't miss!
• We woulda won by fitty if Ragnar had been there...
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All that and other "Start Over" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Beating_Down_the_Bolts_-_Vikings-Chargers_Recap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

NFL records tend to fall when the San Diego Super Chargers and Minnesota Fightin' Vikings get together. Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) is back in the house for his Friday Football Preview as we look if Adrian can rush for 297 yards as #VikingsTwitter seems to think he can. In the first half.

We also look at what the Chargers bring to the table and the key matchups that will help the Purple get a win on Sunday and maybe a little revenge for NORVVVV against his former employer.

All that and other "Antonio Cromartie has more kids than Adrian" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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There's always something with this damn team. Of course the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings would be the only team in professional sports history to have a contract dispute with an unofficial mascot that people never really paid attention too. Good job, Ragnar.

Today on the show, I eviscerate Ragnar for demanding $20,000 per game for a gig he should have been happy to be earning only a paltry $1500 per, I list off ten possible mascot replacements, and go into my theory of why team mascots should always be in foam suits.

Dave Berggren (@DaveBerggren) formerly of Kare 11 sports fame drops by to talk about actual football and how the Vikings can keep the positive momentum from Sunday flowing through the rest of the 2015 campaign.

Wrapping up, Di Murphy (@DiMuprhyMN) swings in for her weekly spot as we chat about if Adrian can break his own single game rushing record of 296 yards versus the San Diego Super Chargers at home again.

All that and other "Blair Walsh needs to thank Ragnar" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_168_-_Yee_Gon_Ragnar_with_Dave_Berggren__Di_Murphy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings bothered the win column score keeper Sunday with an impressive 26-16 outlasting of the Detroit Lions Sunday afternoon at The Bank. Adrian "RB1" Peterson made his TCF Bank Stadium debut in a refreshing fashion, helping carry the Purple to a much needed win. We discuss the game and try not to gloat too much about Justin Trattou....

Other "I TOLD YOU ABOUT TRATTOU" Talkers Include
• The Defense Was A Zimmer Defense
• Offensive Line Was Going Downhill (In a Good Way)
• Adrian Looked Like “Adrian”
• Teddy Looked Like “Teddy”
• Captain Was Less Crappy Today
• The Return Game Had a Day
• Blair Walsh...
• Brian Robison #ThrowbackSunday
• Xavier Rhodes is Ready to Become #Elite
• Getting Embarassing Monday Night Was Good
• Fill-in-the-Blank: The Vikings win was ________.
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All that and other "Captain Sendejo" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_167_-_Back_In_The_Saddle_Again_Vikings-Lions_Recap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:51pm CDT

Zimmer's got his "on to Detroit" shoes on as the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings (0-1) open the home season at The Bank Sunday vs the Detroit Lions (0-1). It's as close as you can get to a must win in a Week 2 game as the Purple try to bounce back from their non-appearance last Monday in San Francisco and the Lions lick their wounds from blowing a 21-3 2nd quarter lead in San Diego.

The winner will have their season back on track. The loser's fan base will be ready to light cars on fire. They could also tie, but whatevs.

For the Lions perspective, we got Michael Grey (@TheMichaelGrey) of 107.3 WBBL Grand Rapids in the house to talk about the mehness of Matt Stafford, how rumors of Megatron's demise are greatly exaggerated, and how Detroit could build a winning team if they simply RAN THE DAMN BALL. (Sound familiar?) He also has a Stone Cold Hot Take that will make some Vikings fans vomit if it comes to fruition.

Vikings wise, we have our man Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) of Vikings Journal/Daily Norseman back in the hizzy to rap about how the Vikings rebound from that cratering by the Bay and how we match up against a formidable Lions squad Week 2.

All that and other "Pray For Teddy" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_166_-_Vikings-Lions_Preview_with_Michael_Grey__Arif_Hasan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

After an evening of reflection, and copious amounts of chicken wings and beer, I've decided that I prefer Monday night's Minnesota Fightin' Vikings massive fail as opposed to a close game. I'll explain my flawless logic as Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) joins the show for her weekly spot.

We chat about Adrian Peterson's usage, our confidence in Teddy Bridgewater bouncing back after a poor showing, and how Mike Zimmer not putting any of the blame on himself or the coaching staff is concerning and worth nothing.

All that and other "blow in the bottom of the cartridge and hit reset" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_165_-_Vikings_Reset_with_Di_Murphy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings started out the 2015 season with a turd in the punch bowl Monday night/Tuesday morning in Santa Clara, falling to the San Francisco 49ers 20-3 in a game that wasn't even that close. We recap the grease fire that was on today's show and promise not to be ALL doom and gloom!

Also Mugsy threw up in my mouth towards the end of the show. So there's that...

Other "The Vikings Had 6 Preseason Games" Talkers Include
• Why I like watching games alone
• The WORST kinds of Vikings fans
• Blown Opportunities
• Calling Out Mike Zimmer
• Where Was Adrian?
• Teddy Looked Like a Rookie Quarterback
• The Offensive Line is as Advertised
• Wide Receiver Group Was Grounded
• The Defense Didn't Arrive in California
• Anthony Barr – Lone Bright Spot
• Sendejo Starting over Blanton. Mixed Bag
• Special Teams Shined, But Opportunites Squandered
• Blair Walsh......
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All that and other "Start Over" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_164_-_Week_1_-_Vikings-Niners_Recap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05am CDT

Since our Vikings-Niners Preview episode is already up, we decided to fill the Monday slot with complete non-sense as Andy gives new nicknames to every player on the Vikings roster!

Some Of The HighLights Include:
• Teddy "Dave" Bridgewater
• Stefon "CAN YOU DIG IT" Diggs
• Jarius "Slotmachine" Wright
• Kyle "Your Girlfriend Sneezed on Me At Training Camp” Rudolph
• Sharrif "My Arms Aren't Short, They're Economical" Floyd
• Marcus "Mighty Mouse" Sherels
• Tune in for the other 65 nicknames!

All that and other "Are You Ready for some Tuesday Morning Football?!?!" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_163_-_Andy_Nicknames_Every_Vikings_Player.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25am CDT

The NFL season is on us like white on rice. We're still three days away from our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings taking on the San Francisco 4ers (the 9 retired) Monday night at the Field of Jeans, home of Super Bowl Fitty. To get a dual perspective, we got Vincent Frank (@VincentFrankNFL) of eDraft, Sportsnaut, and Forbes to stop by and drop some Niner knowledge on us as well as Arif Hasan's weekly spot.

Other "The O-Line is Shakier Than a Subpar Pizza Buffet" Talkers Include
• John Sullivan on IR DFR. What does it mean for the o-line?
• Jarius Wright got PAID
• Vikings San Francisco Memories!
• Vincent Frank Talks 49ers
  -What the hell happened the the Niners?
  -Aldon Smith needs help. Ahmad Brooks is a shady dude.
  -What will Tomsula be?
  -Carlos Hyde will become an elite NFL running back.
  -What is a Jarryd Hayne?
  -Can Kaepernick take the next step?
  -FLY INTO THE GABBERT ZONE
  -Vincent: Adrian will break the single season rushing record in 2015
  -Kaep or Teddy, RIGHT NOW?
  -Niners win on Monday if ________?       
• Arif Hasan for his regular Friday spot
  -What was Arif's nickname growing up?
  -Weight of the Sully injury
  -How will Jeremiah "Amish Paradise" Sirles fit in?
  -Wright was paid why?
  -Vikings have the fastest WR corp in the league
  -Roster breakdown. Surprises?
  -Adrian. Game One. What to expect?
  -Any surprises from Teddy & Norv during the regular season? #VikingsPistol
  -Vikings win on Monday if ________?
• Hypothetical: What 5 NFL figures do you want with you on a desert island?
• Four episode week next week!
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All that and other "See You In Santa Clara" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_162_-_Vikings-Niners_Preview_with_Vincent_Frank__Arif_Hasan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are a mere 5 days away from trekking to the Land of Hippies & Silicon to begin the 2015 season, which will also hopefully end in the Land of Hippies & Silicon. Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) makes her weekly pit stop to talk some junk about the the 49ers, Vikings, and especially Cordarrelle. Leslie Frazier gets a random diss as well.

Other "The Niners Miss Jerome Simpson" Talkers Include
• Goodell is Incompetent = Water is Wet
• The Niners black unis are garbage
• The NFL is like the NCAA and FIFA
• The only thing that could stop the NFL is game fixing
• I was on with The Michael Grey Show on 107.3 KBBL yesterday
• Dramatic Prediction: Who will score the Vikings first TD?
• The Rooster cuts. What stuck out to you?
• Sullivan injury concerning? Berger is JAG.
• The starting middle linebacker is irrelevant
• #44 is the best linebacker number. Period
• Scott Studwell looks like Detective Stabler from Law & Order: SVU
• Di: "Bloggers are professionals."
• ANDY knows why you played in the final preseason game, Blanton
• Robert Blanton is Jose Cuervo...
• Di goes off on Cordarrelle
• We Ninerize'd the Vikings (Spoiler: Not so bad)
• Many of the Niners problems were self inflicted
• America's newest favorite game: Niner or Nah?
• Di battles the comment section warriors
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All that and other "Gabbert-Watt-Ponder Sandwich" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_161_-_California_Dreamin_with_Di_Murphy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

The roster is trimmed and the practice squad is set for the 2015 Minnesota Fightin' Vikings. It's time to place some football! BUT before we do, gotta go over who made it, who didn't, who ended up on the practice squad, and what it all means.

Other "I'm not mad, Papa Yank. Just disappointed" Talkers Include
• Cuts from 75 to 53
• No international practice squad spot, so WHY DID BABS STICK AROUND SO LONG?
• Isame Faciane cut – Not ready for prime time
• Tom Farniok gone – Arif Weeps
• Tyrus Thompson & David Yankey are severe disappointments
• Bye, Mike Mauti
• Practice Squad set: Love me some Fruechte, Harris, Peters & Dom Williams
• Hello Zach Moore! #OneOfUs
• Jeremiah Sirles traded from San Diego
• Random 53 Man Roster Thoughts
• Taylor Heinicke wouldn't have made it through waivers, imo
• Surprised Zach Line remains. Especially with 4 tight ends.
• The roster's not done churning yet
• LOVE YOU, JUSTIN TRATTOU
• Edmond Robinson Appreciation Thread
• Rumors Of Marcus Sherels' Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
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All that and other "Zach Moore brings a championship pedigree" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_160_-_Vikings_53_Man_Roster__Practice_Squad_Thoughts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

The 2015 Minnesota Fightin' Vikings preseason is in the books and now we are only 10 long-ass days away from actually FOOTBALL football when the boys in purple head out to Santa Clara to take on the San Francisco Shells of Their Former Selves next Monday night.

Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) stops in for his weekly spot to touch on the upcoming season, who's in/out for the final 53 man roster, and we make fun of RG3.

Other "We're Lucky We Got Kalil Instead of RG3" Talkers Include
• Andy The Yellow
• New Rating System – The #AndySnorkel Rating
• Minnesota State Fair Food PFF Ratings
• The Washington Dumpster Fire
• What has Arif done for a scoop?
• Will RG3 get cut?
• Brady Free. What does this mean for Goodell?
• Movement on the 53 Man Roster projections? (Spoiler: Nah)
• Tyrus Thompson vs David Yankey at backup LT
• Dominique Williams vs Matt Asiata
• Fullback or Taylor Heinicke on the 53???
• Will Matt Kalil & Mike Harris' decent preseason play translate?
• Arif: Bad signs in Clemmings play
• Robert Blanton is Denny's... I explain why
• Heinicke love & analysis
• What to expect from Adrian Peterson
• ESPN Top 100 Rankings. ONLY ONE VIKING?
• 2015 Season W/L Predictions Week-By-Week
• Weekly Hypothetical - NFL Players as Presidential Candidates – Who Be Who?
• Donald Trump is Cordarrelle/RG3
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All that and other "See You In Santa Clara!" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_159_-_Vikings_Preseason_WRAP_IT_UP_with_Arif_Hasan_-_Prime.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

The Minnesota Fighting Vikings have one (ONE!) freaking preseason game left before the 2015 Season of Believin' kicks off two Monday nights from now in Santa Clara (and hopefully ends there too).

Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) stops by to talk some Purple talking points, gust about Danielle Hunter, and play a lil Ya or Nah.

Other "One More Free Skate Til Showtime" Talkers Include
• Vikings down to 75. Were at 78 for Monday's show
• Bye Bye Little Mike Kafka
• The Taylor Heinicke Show Thursday
• Di Murphy - How's school?
• Cordarrelle gets repieve from the Governor
• Teddy to Wallace & CJ
• Danielle Hunter finally made a splash
• I don't get the Trae Waynes over analysis.
• Dominique Williams or Matt Asiata
• Mike Mauti is done
• The #Vikings are #23 on ESPN's Football Power Index. Good.
• Sports reporting should be more than just reciting PFF ratings
• Hodges, Barr, Greeway, Kendricks – LET'S GO
• What's up with Blair Walsh?
• Tennessee Titans: What are you excited to see?
• DAVID COBB IS GONNA BE REALLY GOOD
• Game Time: Ya or Nah? - 53 Man Roster Edition
• LOL RG3. Although I kinda feel bad for him.
• I Love/Hate Fantasy Football
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All that and other "Watch Your Back, Teddy" on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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The Minnesota Fighting Vikings prevailed 28-14 Saturday night in Dallas. The team also trimmed 11 names from their roster as the 75-man deadline looms on Tuesday afternoon. We recap the talkers from the game, who got cut (who should still be cut), and if you should feel bad for the Packers' injury woes.

Other "8-0 in the preseason and a Dollar will get you a cup of coffee" Talkers Include
• Zimmer goes 8 in a row for Mike Yeo
• 11 Vikings cut. Banyard is the most surprising to me.
• Who are the other 3 possible cuts to get to 75?
• Roster trimming schedule
• WTF, Blair Walsh?
• Why not have the kicker & punter be the same guy?
• Teddy To Wallace. Finally
• Taylor Heinicke Love
• Cordarrelle is NOT Back
• Time to trade CP?
• Secondary Hot Takes
• Xavier Rhodes is becoming a corner you don't throw at
• The Four Linebackers of the Apocalypse
• 2nd Team Vikings Defensive Line vs Cowboys 1st Team O-Line
• Tom Johnson Appreciation
• The Run Game is Worrysome?
• Why Isn't Zach Zenner a Viking?
• Green Bay Injuries
• Jordy Nelson is underrated because he's white
• At Tennessee Thursday night to round out the Preseason
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All that and other "Kendricks & Barr in the Nickel is unfair" on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_157_-_CutWatch2015__Vikings-Cowboys_Recap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43am CDT

Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) stops by to talk about the latest happens with the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings, project the first round of cuts down to 75 on Tuesday (and final 53), and preview Saturday's second to last preseason game against the Dallas Jerrys Cowboys.

Other "WHAT THE HELL IS RUSSELL WILSON TALKING ABOUT?" Talkers Include
• Bumper sticker idea: "Don't Hang Out With Ray McDonald"
• The three kinds of people on Twitter
• RIP Jeramie Gruber
• Teddy will never be arrested. Believe that
• Russell Wilson is 75% real. 25% fake. Teddy is 100% real.
• If you're a female Vikings fan dating a Packers fan... You can do better, baby.
• Is Adrian really LeBron or is he Shawn Kemp?
• Goodnight, Cullen Loeffler.
• Zimmer not changing game plan in preseason to cater to bottom of roster. Wise?
• Arif & I compare 53 Man Roster Projections
• Josh Thomas vs Shaun Prater
• Zach Line should switch back to halfback: WHITE LIGHTNING!
• Mike Mauti - End of the Road
• The 75 Man Roster Game! Safe or Nah?!
• Teddy wants to complete 70% of his passes this season. Feasible?
• When's Mike Wallace going to get loose?
• Hodges deserves to start at middle linebacker
• Is Adrian's remorse really a facade? Reusse with the fastball.
• Minnesota-Dallas could be a legit playoff preview
• We quickly forgot all of the La'el Collins drama
• Randy Gregory/Greg Hardy pass rush.
• Is it REALLY all the offensive line?
• Dallas: Orlando Scandrick out. Big?
• Every team in the league loses their top 2 Qbs. Who wins the Super Bowl?
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All that and other "Hodges Deserves The Mike chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_156_-_Vikings-Cowboys_Preview_with_Arif_Hasan_NanoBubbles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

Cris Carter spits some honest truth, Blair Walsh continues to be the problem no one wants to talk about, and I teach Di Murphy the origin of "Bye Felicia" on this Wednesday edition of Purple FTW! Also, the episode turned into a Nightranger tribute episode...

Other "Adrian's Wilt Chamberlain, Not Lebron" Talkers Include
• Cris Carter's "Have a fall guy" advice is... Good?
• Blair Walsh needs to get his stuff together
• Debut: The Gerald Hodges Factor
• Adrian is not LeBron
• Teddy to Charles Johnson is an important connection
• Chase Ford balled in MyCole's absence (Rekindling my love for him)
• Cordarrelle is worthless at this point
• Booing Ponder is like talking smack about your ex when you're dating Kate Upton
• Trading down in 2012 from 3 to 4 netted us: Jarius Wright and.... BLATON
• Teddy wants to complete 70% of his passes
• Shorter preseason? Nah
• Randy Moss comeback?
• Why wide receivers never know when to hang em up.
• Di and I breakdown my Vikings 53-man Roster Projection
• If Captain doesn't listen to Jerry Gray & Mike Zimmer... No
• It's over, Mike Mauti
• I like Brian Robison again...
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All that and other "Forever All Over Again, Chase Ford" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_155_-_Have_a_Fall_Guy__with_Di_Murphy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

Mike Zimmer and the Minnesota Vikings continue their dominance over every preseason foe put in front of them... The Purple prevailed over the Oakland Raiders 20-16 Saturday night at The Bank in a game that featured bad weather, a stoppage of play, and Blair Walsh taking 10 points off the dinner table.

Other "At Least Blair Walsh Got Paid" Talkers Include
• Mike Zimmer's 7-0 preseason record means nada
• Adrian Thinks he's LeBron James
• I'm happy people didn't boo Ponder
• Streaking during a rain delay is weaksauce & shouldn't count
• Blair Walsh needs to get it together
• TJ Clemmings did not have a good time...
• Matt Kalil got a confidence builder, keeping Khalil Mack in check
• Joe Berger is valuable
• Teddy Has Vision Like Steve Jobs
• Good to get Charles Johnson going
• Where is Milke Wallace?
• McKinnon hasn't looked great & Asiata hasn't been... Terrible?
• Chase Ford lives!
• What the heck's going on at middle linebacker?
• Marcus Sherels is all-around valuable & Stefon Diggs is learning
• Brian Peters is quickly becoming my new favorite
• The Weekly Referendum on Trae Waynes
• JUSTIN TRATTOU NEEDS TO MAKE THE 53 OR I WILL GO ON A HUNGER STRIKE
• Cordarrelle didn't know where to line up on the spike play...
• The Christian Ponder-Trent Richardson Read Option aka Musgrave's Revenge
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All that and other "I wanna hang with Everson" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_154_-_Vikings-Raiders_Recap_-_Shanks_For_the_Memories.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:39am CDT

Christian Ponder returns to Minnesota Saturday as the Oakland Raiders roll into The Bank to take on our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings in some preseason action. There are other (less funny) storylines coming into this third of five preseason games for the Purple Peeps, Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) joins us for his weekly spot to cover some of the main talkers.

Other "Khalil vs Kalil" Talkers Include
• More Than Words campaign winding down, still time to donate!
• Arif's new theme song...
• Christian Ponder back in Minnesota. The NFL schedule makers are LOLing.
• Bykowski out, is Yankey next up at backup left tackle?
• What's Scott Crichton going to bring to the table?
• Danielle Hunter has been solid, despite few "gifable" plays.
• Zimmer throws cold water on the Exum train.
• Robert Blanton is William Hung?
• Post Mecca Abdullah is my favorite indie band.
• Anthony Barr back. What should we expect?
• Waynes out of the nickel. Focusing on LCB.
• Cordarrelle to Carolina? Who says no?
• Derek Carr or Teddy Bridgewater?..... (Stop laughing)
• Amari Cooper + Michael Crabtree could be a great combo.
• Khalil-vs-Kalil *Cue Foreboding Music*
• What to look for Saturday.
• Bottom of the roster: Who's alive & who's dead man walking?
• Justin Trattau should play safety.
• Can all the pectoral injuries be blamed on strength training? (Spoiler: No)
• Vikings head strength & conditioning coach Evan Marcus is a scary dude.
• Surprise to make the 53? Surprise cut? (I pick B-Rob)
• Audie Cole vs Eric Kendricks. If a tie, who wins?

All that and other "Please unblock me on Twitter, Sam Ponder" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Preseason rolls on for the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings and we do to as we ramp up for the 2015 season by getting into our brand new Monday-Wednesday-Friday format! Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) stops by for her first regular Wednesday appearance.

Queen of The Shoes Talking Points Include
• Jerome Simpson is DUMB
• Teddy is as smooth as quality peanut butter
• Christian Ponder returns to Minnesota (Dun dun dun)
• The Phil Loadholt injury: Ripple Effects (#TeamClemmings #TeamShepherd)
• Andy jokes about bringing Charlie Johnson back
• Cordarrelle Patterson is done in Minnesota. Let's be real.
• Eric Kendricks is redonkulous & has stepped up the games of Audie & Hodges
• Anthony Barr injury. Concerned or nah?
• New DE Khalil Mack vs Matt Kalil - The Khalil vs Kalil Bowl
• Di talks about the Lynx & compares them to Vikings players
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All that and other "Teddy over Luck" fun on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_152_-_What_is_a_Stephen_Goodin_with_Di_Murphy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

Veteran writer Brian Hall (@MNBrianHall) recently joined the Vikings Terriory team, so now is the perfect time to get him on the podcast. Brian stops in to talk about his backstory and the #HireBrian movement as well as the recent happenings with the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings.

How will the Loadholt injury affect things on the offensive line, how Christian Ponder will be greeted upon his return to Minnesota Saturday, will Adrian buck the trend of 30-year running backs hitting the wall, why Vikings fans should pump the brakes on Trae Waynes, and "How's Teddy Look?".

All that and other "I'm as crazy as Everson" fun on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_151_-_Vikings_Chatter_with_Brian_Hall.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:59pm CDT

The Minnesota Vikings topped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26-16 Saturday at The Sauna... I mean The Bank. Mike Zimmer extends his career head coaching preseason record to a robust 6-0, but it came at a price as veteran road-grading right tackle Phil Loadholt was lost for the season with a torn achilles. The much maligned offensive line now has a new set of obstacles. Who's gonna step up? TJ Clemmings? Austin Shepherd? Babs? (Not Babs)

We dig into the NEW problematic offensive tackle position for the Vikings as well as touch on other "Not-so Famous Jameis" talking points on today's recap show.

Other "Get well soon, Uncle Phil" Talkers Include
• MIKE ZIMMER IS STILL UNDEFEATED IN THE PRESEASON
• The Dogra Bowl – Welcome back Leslie Frazier
• Phil Loadholt done for the year, career as a Viking?
• Will TJ Clemmings step up?
• Matt Kalil said football is fun again
• Teddy looked sharp & in command
• Was it Zach Line's birthday?
• McKINNON MAY NEVER SCORE AN NFL TD
• WTF, Cordarrelle?
• Stefon Diggs is a lot of fun to watch
• Blanton is going to start, but it's close
• Marcus Sherels is under-appreciated. We don't deserve him.
• We are very lucky to have Tom Johnson
• Long snapper: No one cares. Just pick one.
• Taylor Heinicke. Me likey.
• Good things happen when Gerald Hodges is on the field
• Don't bet against Adam Thielen (You can bet against Fruechte though)
• Eric Kendricks is an animal
• Give me Brian Peters over Mike Mauti & Brandon Watts #SorryNotSorry
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All that and other "Next Man Up" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_150_-_Vikings-Buccaneers_Recap_-_Phil_Loadholt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CDT


Training Camp is over. REAL football is inching closer and our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are gearing up to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saturday night at The Bank in our 2nd preseason game of the season. Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) joins us for the first of his weekly Friday Football FTW! appearances this season. He'll drop some knowledge on us about Mankato wrapping up, Hall of Fame Game analysis, as well as if Tom Brady's uuuuugly courtroom drawing will knock him and Garoppolo from their perch as the best looking quarterback depth chart in the league.

Other "Here Comes Isame Faciane" Talkers Include
• RIP Bill Zimmer
• Arif Hasan in the house!
• Eddie Lacy is fat
• Airport Chilis to-go breakdown in 3..2..1..
• Hall of Fame Game Takeaways
• Eric Kendricks is legit
• Audie Cole is the all-time preseason MVP
• Slow the roll on Trae Waynes
• Stefon Diggs looked good, but....
• ...Marcus Sherels ain't dead yet
• Isame Faciane should make the practice squad as an OG
• Mike Harris is solidifying that starting right guard spot
• Offensive line clarity
• Why was Thursday practice so bad?
• Who won jobs this week?
• Why can't Antone Exum beat out Robert Blanton?
• Jabari Price love. Arif gloats. Andy cries.
• What to look for vs Tampa Bay
• Gerald McCoy vs Harris will be the REAL test
• Teddy *should* see more playing time on Saturday
• Andy's Matt Kalil Confidence Conspiracy
• Who's the backup left tackle? Tyrus Thompson? David Yankey?

All that and other "I guess we're not getting sponsored by the airport Chilis to-go" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_149_-_Vikings_Talkers__Mini-Buccaneers_Preview_with_Arif_Hasan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

The Hall of Fame Game went down Sunday night in Canton, Ohio. Our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings came out on top of the Pittsburgh Steelers 14-3 in a game that quenched the collective thirst of a the football world, even though it featured no Adrian Peterson or Ben Roethlisberger and something-calle Landry Jones played the whole darn game. There's a lot of positives and some false-negatives to pick through for our team in purple, and we do so in our first game recap show of the 2015 season.

Other "The Hall of Jerome Bettis" Talking Points Include
• Vikings defeat the Steelers 14-3
• Mick Tingelhoff love from Purple FTW! (240 straight starts!)
• Fran Tarkenton's introduction speech was ELITE
• Adrian in full uniform, but didn't play
• Cris Collinsworth is underrated, but...
• Teddy Bridgewater looked smooth as creamy peanut butter
• Jerick McKinnon is going to be more involved and electric
• Calm down on Trae Waynes, please.
• Remember, Xavier Rhodes was hot garbage until about Week 4 last year
• I'd rather have a cornerback who's too aggressive & grabby than too passive
• 2nd Half was the Stefon Diggs Show
• Don't count out Marcus Sherels yet
• MyCole Pruitt is going to be a special player
• Eric Kendricks has made Audie Cole & Gerald Hodges better via young competition
• Brian Peters love
• Special teams questions: Jeff Locke stanks
• Matt Kalil looked OK. Has some easy preseason spots to gain confidence
• Jabari Price is a G
• Adam Thielen could be legit
• I liked how TJ Clemmings looked
• Shamar Stephen & Tom Johnson are 1s going against 2s and 3s
• Joe Banyard - What could have been
• Taylor Heinicke looks smoother and more in command than Mike Kafka
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All that and other "Brian Peters over Mike Mauti" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_148_-_Hall_of_Fame_Game_Recap_aka_Trae_Waynes_is_NOT_a_Bust.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:06am CDT

Our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings take the field Sunday vs the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Hall of Fame Game, kicking off what hopes to be 27 straight weeks of football for our favorite team in Purple (do the math). I chimed in with a quick episode recapping a few training camp stories and what I'm going to be looking for Sunday in Canton.

Other "Win one for the Mick" Talking Points Include
• Donald Trump & Mike Priefer both want to "Build a Wall"
• Props to Mick Tinglehoff
• We're luck to have Paul Allen, Pete Bercich, and Greg Coleman
• The Mike Wallace Bowl?
• This ain't your father's Steelers team
• Training Camp quick hits
• Is Anthony Barr's knee a concern? Should #VikingsTWitter freak out?
• Teddy Bridgewater gun slinging YOLO style Tuesday night
• Teddy has love for Stefon Diggs. Will they see the field together Sunday?
• If NFL coaches were earning $10 a game + a ham sandwich, Mike Zimmer would still be coaching
• Top 5 Guys I'll Be Watching Sunday (Besides Waynes & Diggs)
   -Danielle Hunter (aka Michael Johnson 2.0)
   -Eric Kendricks - Can he win the Mike?
   -MyCole Pruitt - My new boo (Sorry, Chase Ford)
   -Jerick McKinnon - Lighting to Adrian's Thunder?
   -Gerald Hodges - Can HE win the Mike?
• Big shoutouts to our listeners and extra props to our internationals!

All that and other "Green Jacket, Gold Jacket" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_147_-_Hall_of_Fame_Game_Vikings_Randomness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:53pm CDT

I had a ton of fun hanging out in Mankato for the weekend at Vikings Training Camp. It was great to meet some previous guests on the show, record a few live podcasts, and take in our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings squad from the sidelines. Mentioned this before, but even the more butt-hurt/pessimistic Vikings fans should have reason to believe this year. We have a talented young squad lead by a platoon of teachers and leaders, which is a great combination for sustained success. It was a great experience and big props to Vikings Territory and Vikings PR for helping make it happen. I prattle on about a few of my observations.

"Asiata bumped into me and got one yard after contact" Talking Points Include
• Adrian is ready.
• Teddy is a smooth operator, but overly cautious at times.
• Left tackle is the main issue with this team.
• Matt Kalil is a super nice guy. Not sure if he loves football.
• The jury's gonna be out on Trae Waynes for a while.
• Offensive Line shakeups not over yet.
• An “unconditioned” Anthony Barr is still nuts.
• Right guard may not be decided anytime soon.
• Stefon Diggs is special. Poor man's Antonio Brown?
• Charles Johnson & Xavier Rhodes have greatly benefited from going at each other every practice.
• Tune in for the other 30 Andy Observations!

All that and other "Love Me Some Mankato" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_146_-_40_Things_I_Learned_At_Vikings_Training_Camp.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:37pm CDT

The annual Vikings Training Camp Night Scrimmage has wrapped up and we roll back into the Boulder Tap House Mankato to recap the action. Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL), Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman), and Benson (Benson) join in and talk about the #VikingsAfterDark Action at the night scrimmage, surprising aspects about Adrian Peterson's return, drunk guy analysis from the stands (Technique, Rhodes! Technique), and “How does Teddy work?”. Also I saw Adrian rolling around on the infamous Funky Duck. We need to have a very frank and honest discussion about this.

We also debate the Top-5 teams with the most handsome quarterback depth chart. (Spoiler: Patriots are #1. With a bullet)

All that and other "Rick Spielman Almost Ran Me Over With A 4-Seat Golf Cart" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_145_-_Vikings_Night_Scrimmage_Wrap-Up.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:39am CDT

The infamous deadzone of time between Saturday's morning walkthrough and the Vikings night scrimmage is upon us. Luckily we have Daniel House (@DanielHouseNFL) of Vikings Corner to drop some knowledge on us while we chill at the beautiful Boulder Tap House Mankato.

We jawed about shakeups on the offensive line during the morning walk through, anything learned from Adrian's media availability, nuggets of info Mike Zimmer dropped during his press conference today, what to look for at tonight's night scrimmage, and we do some way too soon projecting at linebacker, cornerback, and safety. Oh and MyCole Pruitt is my new man crush. #HeGotMikeTolbertLegs

All that and other "David Yankey is shaped like Gru" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: FTW_144a.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:12pm CDT

Purple FTW! has arrived in Mankato and we got football gurus Arif Hasan, Sam Ekstrom, & Luke Inman to join us LIVE at the Boulder Tap House to recap the training camp winners & losers so far, predictions on how the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are rounding into form, and how they're lining up headed into Saturday's night scrimmage. I also explain my Matt Kalil pizza conspiracy theory... Also Mankato Trivia!

All that and other "cameo from the waitress" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_143_-_LIVE_in_Mankato_with_Arif_Hasan_Sam_Ekstrom__Luke_Inman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:25pm CDT

Thursday's an off day for the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings in Mankato, but we're still on the grind with our man Daniel House (@DanielHouseNFL) of Vikings Corner. He stops in to recap the first week of Vikings Training Camp, show a little love to the nice surprises of camp (Danielle Hunter, MyCole Pruitt, Mike Wallace, Gerald Hodges, and Antone Exum), as well as some of the not so great surprises (You'll never guess who...).

All that and other "Is Yankey International?" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: FTW_-_142.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:51am CDT

The Minnesota Vikings continue to grind on in absolutely, in no shape or form, not hot and humid Mankato - The Crown Jewel of South Central Minnesota. Eric Thompson (@Eric_J_Thompson) of the Daily Norseman joins the show to talk about his exploits at Training Camp, which players are rising in Mankato (Teddy, Diggs, Kendricks, Exum) and which are falling (Kali, Babs, Waynes), as well as what it's like to walk away from exploding fire (the worst kind of fire) with Arif Hasan.

All that and other "Eric is a VIP" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

Our Minnesota Vikings Training Camp coverage rolls on (on down the line) with Austin Belisle (@austincbelisle) joining us talking about his journey from California to experience a real state. We also dig into what he saw during the fan tour of the new US Bank Stadium (The USB) pad, how the Vikings looked this afternoon in Mankato, and what it's like to be a foot+ taller than our homegirl Lindsey Young. Oh, and all of the awesome stuff he's been writing at Vikings Territory too.

All that and other "Mankato is South" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:20pm CDT

Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) of eDraft and Cold Omaha rejoins the show to give us an update LIVE from Mankato as our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings continue their pursuit of the 2015 brass ring. (Or completely gaudy, blinged out Super Bowl Ring, but you know what I mean.)

Luke hits us with updates on the freshly paid Adrian Peterson return, the start of the second camp for young Teddy Bridgewater, Eric Kendricks looking like a beast in coverage, Trae Waynes struggling early on (as ALL rookie cornerbacks do), and if Cordarrelle Patterson is going to cash in on his last chance with Mike Zimmer and the Vikings.

All that and other "Love Me Some Mankato" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_139_-_Tuesday_Vikings_Training_Camp_Talkers_with_Luke_Inman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:07pm CDT

I had the good fortune to sit in with The Wake Up Call with Cold Omaha on 105 The Ticket Sunday. We talked a ton about Vikings Training Camp, the upcoming NFL season, and I even gave my own STONE COLD HOT TAKE. Big thanks to Sam Ekstrom, Tom Schreier, and Zach Wright. Those guys work their butts off at 105 to give Minnesota sports talk fans some diversity. AND they put up with me for an honor, so they should be in line for sainthood.

Show them some love every Sunday from 8-11am by tuning in on 105.7/105.3/105.1 FM or hit their live player.

[Audio used with permission]

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: The_Wake_Up_Call_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:20am CDT

Training Camp is a time to figure things out. I have a laundry list of things I want to shake out in Mankato and I'll rattle a few off on the podcast. We'll also talk about our production schedule for this week (at least one episode a day!), as well as rough outline of our Mankato adventure this weekend, and us singing the praises of Boulder Tap House. A place ya'll should come swarm us after each Vikings practice. Do it.

A Few of the 37 Thing I Want to Figure Out in Mankato Include
• Nothing about Adrian
• “How does Teddy look?”
• How much does Chad Greenway have left?
• That Zimmer Hellfire Defense in year two.
• Who wins at right guard? Harris – Berger/Yankey/Thompson/Shepherd/ FUSCO?
• With Clemmings staying at tackle, could he be the eventual replacement for Loadholt/Kalil?
• What's Stefon Diggs gonna be?
• What's the deal with Spielman's arms?
• Will Trae Waynes even start as a rookie?
• Cordarelle has one strike left. Will he strike out?
• Tune in for the other 27!

All that and other "Love Me Some Mankato" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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It's time! It is time for the only camping that Andy actually likes to do. The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings report to Mankato on Saturday to begin the hopefully fruitful 2015 campaign. Andrew Krammer (@Andrew_Krammer) - Vikings writer at 1500 ESPN as well as BAWS on their Purple Podcast - joins the show to drop some knowledge on us before the Vikings Nation descends on the Jewel of South Central Minnesota that is Mankato.

Counting Down the Days Topics Include
• Purple FTW!'s plans for Mankato
• Come see us at the Boulder Tap House July 31st - August 2nd!
• I'm gonna be on 105 The Ticket's The Wake Up Call with Cold Omaha Sunday at 10am
• Andrew Krammer: What's his story
• Andrew is Kenny Albert
• Initial thoughts on the "new" Adrian Peterson deal
• Never play poker or 3-card monty with Rick Spielman
• The main Vikings stories headed into camp
• Some love & optimism for Matt Kalil
• Offensive line Week 1: Left to Right
• Who wins the right guard spot? (Surprise contender)
• Will Phil Loadholt be a Viking in 2016?
• Worries about TJ Clemmings' health
• Teddy Bridgewater Year 2: Reasons for optimism are lengthy & multiple
• NORV!!!!!!!!!
• Advantage: Middle/bottom of the roster matchups
• Andrew's STONE COLD HOT TAKE - WR Edition
• The Gauntlet
• CB depth chart Week 1: Who's the starters, nickel & dime?
• Over/Under 1300 yards rushing Adrian this year?
• Over/Under 35 offensive touches for Cordarrelle Patterson
• Over/Under 1.5 Zimmer Dog Houses for Mike Wallace
• Bigger year 2: David Yankey, Scott Crichton or Antone Exum
• Anthony Barr or Jadeveon Clowney going forward. Who ya got?
• Least likely to stay on the 53: Marcus Sherels or Adam Thielen
• 2015 Mr Mankato Top 3: Win. Show. Place.
• Who's more of a crotecty old man Judd or Reusse?
• Has Mackey gone soft?
• Derek Wetmore kinda looks like Detlef Schrempf
• You can listen to Andrew & the rest of the 1500 crew on the Purple Podcast (We raise all boats)

All that and other "Dogra thinks he won!" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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US Bank Stadium, the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings new stomping grounds, is flying through construction and the new addition to the Minneapolis skyline is nearing completion. We had our man Sam Ekstrom (@SamEkstrom) -- Cold Omaha and 105 The Ticket -- back on the show to talk about his recent media tour of the new digs as well as squawk about our favorite local professional football team as the Vikings are set to invade Mankato at the end of the week.

Counting Down the Days Topics Include
• Purple FTW! T-Shirt Available for Pre-Order!
• Amazon, Baby
• No Vikings arrests so far this "offseason"
• ESPN is becoming a daytime infomercial
• Media Tour of US Bank Stadium (aka The USB)
• New features of the stadium taking shape
• Ultra-lounges? Cool.
• Say something nice about Mankato
• What's the buzz heading into training camp?
• Will any safety (besides Harrison) pass the BTB (Better-Than-Blanton) Scale?
• How will the offensive line battle shape up? #TeamAustinShepherd
• Will Babatunde Aiyegbusi make the 53?
• Wide receivers: Who will make the cut? #TeamThielen
• Cordarrelle = Josh Cribbs until further notice
• NFC North: Who do you fear?
• Matt Miller ranks Blanton as the 7th best safety in the NFL (Dohkay)
• "Russell Wilson probably has a necklace of ears"
• McKinnon's usage with Adrian back?
• Sam's STONE COLD HOT TAKE 2.0 (This one is HOTTTTT)
• Surprise cut of camp will be who?
• Surprise riser of camp will be who?
• Do we care that the Pluto mission cost less than the new stadium?
• I got followed by Blanton on Twitter
• What's coming up from Cold Omaha?

All that and other "This is the only camping I like" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_136_-_Vikings_-_Building_a_Beast_with_Sam_Ekstrom.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:52pm CDT

I was multi-tasking today and got Uncle Nick (@nickasun) on the phone to ask me Minnesota Fightin' Vikings related questions while I cooked some homemade General Tso's Chicken & Lo-mein. Yes. This really happened and it turned out damn good. The food that is!

Sweet & Spicy Questions Include
• Which team or teams outside the NFC north poses the biggest threat?
• What do you think will be the vikings record verses the NFC north this season
• Which QB will have a better statistical record this year? Teddy or Wilson
• Will the home record be better or worse this year compared to last? (5-3) last year
• Which WR/TE will receive the most yards?
• Which WR/TE will receive the most touchdowns?
• Who will be the better back up RB? Mckinnon, Aisiata, banyard
• Most points Vikings will score in a regular season game?
• Who will last longer with the vikings? Wilfs, Zimmer or Speilman?
• Which player seems to be most likely traded mid-season?

All that and other "Kikkoman soy sauce is the ONLY soy sauce" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_135_-_Andy_Talks_Vikings_While_Cooking_General_Tsos_Chicken.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm CDT

What do you do when you're out of material & have no guest lined up? A MAILBAG! We put it out to you the listeners and we came back with some great Vikings, food, and life related questions.

Andy Was Lazy and Did a Mailbag Questions Include:
• What to watch for in this year's preseason?
• Even after the draft, are there concerns with the roster?
• How do I convince my gf to go to a Vikings game when we do Honeymoon drive around the US?
• F-Marry-Kill: Zimmer, Spielman, Teddy
• Gas or charcoal?
• Realistically when can we hope to take back what is ours? The NFC North?
• What fruit do you not have with breakfast?
• Who wins in an arm wrestling contest: Everson Griffen or Danielle Hunter or [me]?
• 2015 Statline predictions for the major Vikings
• Would you rather the Vikings win the Super Bowl this year & in 2018, or [my daughter] get into an Ivy League school?
• Game Day Food?
• What 80s rock song best describes your feeling about the 2015 season?
• Also promo our Mankato dates, support us on Amazon!, and listen to the Dad Mode Podcast

All that and other "Is it Mankato Time Yet? on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_134_-_Vikings_Mailbag.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:03pm CDT

Vikings linebacker and all-around great guy Chad Greenway (@chadgreenway52) joins the show to talk football, philanthropic work with his Lead the Way Foundation, the #MoreThanWords campaign, and his upcoming Day to Reach football camp.

Other "Chad Could've Been a Gopher" Talking Points Include
• The Regional Boy Done Good backstory
• Glen Mason didn't offer Chad a scholarship
• The genesis of the Lead the Way Foundation
• Day to Reach: A well-rounded football camp
• The Lake Minnetonka boat rescue story
• The #MoreThanWords campaign in concert with Vikings Territory, The Daily Norseman, Vikings Journal, Vikings Corner & The Vikings Age
• Breakdown of the Chad's Locker Program
• Chad's thoughts on the 2015 Vikings
• Is Mike Zimmer the "ZIMMER" we see in the media?
• Impact of Adrian Peterson's return
• What's different about Teddy Bridgewater
• Eric Kendricks assessment
• Coolest moment giving back: TendHER Heart Luncheon
• What will Chad do after he retires from football?
• When is retirement?...
• "The Andy & Chad Show"???

For more information on the programs run by Chad Greenway's Lead the Way Foundation, visit chadgreenway.org.

To donate to the #MoreThanWords campaign & help us reach our goal of $10,000, hit it here!

All that and other Vikings & Giving Back chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_133_-_An_Interview_with_Chad_Greenway.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm CDT

Matt Vensel (@mattvensel) of the Star Tribune joins the show to talk about our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings as we count down the days until we're back in the hood in Mankato ready to launch this 2015 season into orbit. This year's version of 4th of July has come and gone (without any Vikings pulling a JPP, FTW), so grab some leftover BBQ, toss some aloe on the sunburns, and listen to some Purple FTW! goodness!

Other "Clark Griswold was a Vikings Fan, not a Bears fan" Talking Points Include:
• Training Camp dates for us (July 31st - Aug 2nd)
• 2015 Sponsor Prospectus
• Chat with Matt Venzel
• His background, why Minnesota?
• What was it like meeting Sid for the 1st time?
• How was the 1st year covering the Vikings? Teddy/Zim/NORV
• Thoughts on the Adrian drama "ending"
• Adrian/McKinnon Backfield split
• Mike Wallace - Run Fast & Shut Up
• Preview of Mankato
• Week 1 Offensive Line is ____?
• Position battles to watch for (Blanton vs... ANYONE, one time?)
• Matt Kalil takes
• Matt's STONE COLD HOT TAKE
• Over/Under 1300 Rushing Yards for Adrian Peterson this season?
• When does Harrison get extended?
• Bigger Impact in 2015: Trae Wayne or Eric Kendricks?
• Who has a longer stay in Minnesota: Mike Zimmer or Matt Venzel?

All that and other "Josh Robinson tore a pec holding back history" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_132_-_Vikings_Vacation_with_Matt_Vensel_of_the_Star_Tribune.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:25pm CDT

Resident cinefile Uncle Nick (@nickasun) drops in to talk about our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings and compare them to movies. Contrasting athletes with pop culture is a long-standing tradition here at Purple FTW!, so tune in and check out our Top-10 Movies/Players and chime in. Maybe you have a few to top us!

All that and other "Mike Zimmer is ALWAYS Clint Eastwood" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_131_-_Vikings_as_Movies_with_Uncle_Nick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

Dave Schwartz (@Dave_Schwartz) of Kare 11 sports fame joins the show to talk about the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings, Bowties, and I explain what a PhunkeeDuck is.

Other "Uptown. PhunkeeDuck. Uptown PhunkeeDuck." Talking Points Include:
• Whatever a PhunkeeDuck is, it looks stupid
• Amazon Shoutout to JP!
• Dave Schwartz
• Dave went to Hobart. Which is NOT Hogwarts
• Backstory, how did he get his start?
• Is sports news as fun as he makes it seem?
• Quick Wolves Chat: Karl-Anthony Towns + Tyus Jones #OneOfUs
• Oddest Vikings offseason he's covered?
• What it was like covering "Favre Watch"
• Visanthe Schiancoe eats chicken wings weird
• Thoughts on the Adrian Saga Wrapping Up
• Second chance for Adrian Peterson
• What to expect from Teddy in 2015
• Cordarrelle Patterson is boom or bust this year
• Thoughts on the Draft
• Biggest question mark remaining: Offensive Line
• Biggest Surprise So Far: Mike Wallace
• Dave's STONE COLD HOT TAKE
• The Gauntlet
• Do Adam Thielen & Marcus Sherels have to worry?
• Dave compares his hockey game to Matt Cooke. Take note, #WildTwitter
• Josh Robinson's Social Media Gaff
• #BuyDavesTies for Parkinsons Research - http://www.parkinsonmn.org/2015/04/01/buydavesties/

All that and other "6 Weeks Til Training Camp Seems Like a Lifetime" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_129_-_Vikings_PhunkeeDuck_with_Dave_Schwartz_of_Kare_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:01pm CDT

Chris Schad (@crishad) of Cold Omaha & 105 The Ticket stops by to talk some Vikings mandatory mini-camp and the outlook for the Men of the North as we furiously race towards the 2015 season.

Other Mandatory Talking Points Include
• My welcome back from "paternity" leave
• How Chris got started in writing and Cold Omaha/105 The Ticket
• Thoughts on the 2014 7-9-0
• Adrian back. What does it mean?
• What does this mean for McKinnon
• Teddy Year 2
• Teddy is GUMP
• Thoughts on the Draft. Did Spielman do it again?
• What will happen with the offensive line?
• Could Tyrus Thompson be the surprise of the rookies?
• Position battles you're pumped for?
• Why should Vikings fans be optimistic this season?
• Chris' STONE COLD HOT TAKE
• The Gauntlet
• Over/Under 1350 yards from Adrian this season?
• Who will lead the team in sacks this season?
• Over/Under 0.5 Super Bowl wins for the Vikings in the next three seasons?

All that and other "6 Weeks Til Training Camp Seems Like a Lifetime" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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This was an interview I did with former Vikings running back Darrin Nelson on Football Convos. We talked Vikings, Bud Grant, Bill Walsh, Stanford, being one of the first dual threat running backs in the NFL, and his election to the College Football Hall of Fame.

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Football_Convos_1__Darrin_Nelson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

Note: This is a throwback episode from August 5, 2014. Thoughts are still applicable though!

The Minnesota Vikings have a fresh start with new head coach Mike Zimmer and future franchise QB Teddy Bridgewater.

I believe the Vikings have a 4-year window to win a Super Bowl.

Listen in and find out why.

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Purple_FTW_Podcast_-_Ep_52_-_The_Vi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

Last offseason we had an ongoing segment called "Andy Talks Potential Future Franchise Vikings Quarterbacks and Compares Them to Restaurants". Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater was Manny's Steakhouse because he'll be expensive, but damn worth it. Listen to the Nostradamus like pontificating.

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: 003_-_Teddy_Bridgewater.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

Scoutng report on the newest addition: Margaret (Mugsy) Elaine Carlson!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Minisode_-_Scouting_Report_-_The_Newest_Little_Vikings_Fan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:59pm CDT

The Minnesota Vikings have had 34 quarterbacks start games for this illustrious franchise. Andy ranks them #1 all the way through #34. There are a few Hot Takes in the rankings, most notably who's at #32, #7, and #2 overall. (That's a tease)

The Ranking Criteria Include (But are not limited to):
• Statistics
• Short Greatness vs Extended Averageness
• Lofty Expectations vs None
• The Grandma Scale™
• Andy's Personal Opinion

So enjoy the rankings! If you agree or disagree, please let us know in the comment setion or hit me up on Twitter @AndyCarlsonShow or @PurpleForTheWin!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_128_-_Every_Vikings_Starting_Quarterback._Ranked.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm CDT

Adrian Peterson went on a Twitter rant Thursday afternoon. Some people were confused about what he was talking about. Good thing Andy's mutant power is being able to decipher people's tweets. He translates them for us on this mini-episode of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Adrian_Translation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:28pm CDT

As an homage to the great David Letterman, we present our Top 10 List of Things that Adrian Peterson does not show up for besides OTAs!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: FTW_-_Top_10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:43am CDT

Intrepid reporter Lindsey Young (@LindseyMNSports) rejoins the show to talk Vikings OTAs, the latest Adrian drama (he's gonna retire now? Dohkay), as well as her latest interviews with former Vikings head coach and garage sale legend Bud Grant, Polish phenom Babatunde Aiyegbusi, and superstar Andy Carlson.

Other Retirement Talking Points Include:
• Randy Moss does a cool thing
• OTAs underway today at Winter Park
• Adrian Peterson not there (he never is tho)
• I don't think it's about the money anymore with Adrian
• Will Adrian go nuclear and retire?
• Top 10 Things that Adrian Peterson does not show up for besides OTAs
• Lindsey Young Chat
• Her interview with Bud Grant. Biggest surprises?
• What was it like to talk to Babs?
• Highlight from MY interview.
• Dream Job: What if the Hawks came calling?
• Would she rather be Sid or Michele Tafoya
• Randy Moss signing autographs for Tyrone Carter's football camp
• Adrian Drama Thoughts

All that and other "Adrian knows he doesn't get paid if he retires, right?" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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The Vikings currently have 89 players on their 90-man roster. Since everything on the interest nowadays is lists and rankings, we're going to rank the currently Minnesota Fightin' Vikings players 1-89 on today's show! I've devised a ranking system dubbed The Andy Scale (The AS) to suit our purposes. It is HIGHLY scientific.

There are seven factors that go into The AS. They are:
• Predicted 2015 Impact
• Estimated Future with the Vikings
• Ceiling
• Attitude
• Health
• Zimmer Doghouse Ability
• The Grandma Factor

All the categories will be explained in depth and the scores & rankings of all 89 Minnesota Fightin' Vikings will be revealed on ONE episode (we don't chunk it out like some TV shows) on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_126_-_The_Vikings_90-Man_Roster._RANKED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04am CDT

In the inaugural edition of the Purple FTW! Mailbag, I answer some of your questions tossed in through Twitter, Facebook, and the Purple FTW! Voicemail.

Talkers include:
• Did the Vikings do a good job filling needs in the offseason?
• Trades that could still be made in 2015
• Would I do ____ for a Vikings Super Bowl?
• The affects of Fusco moving to left guard
• Why I got into podcasting
• Why I refuse to watch "The Avengers"

A fun little bite sized morsel to get your through the midweek hunger pains. Eat up!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_125_-_Purple_FTW_Mailbag.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:45pm CDT

In the theme of Mad Men, Sam Ekstrom (@SamEkstrom) of 105 The Ticket and Cold Omaha joined the show to make it two dark, handsome, mysterious, and creative dudes talking about Minnesota Fightin' Vikings football. No smoking though because: 2015. And no drinking brown liquor because: 9am on a Monday. (Okay maybe a little brown liquor)

Also in the theme of the final season of Mad Men, I broke up the chat into two parts. Please enjoy! Preferably while sipping an ice cold Coca-Cola.

Part I Talking Points Include:
• Do you watch Mad Men?
• Intro to Sam: Why the Vikings?
• Start with 105 The Ticket and Cold Omaha
• Takeaways from the 2014 season
• What's Teddy Bridgewater's ceiling? Current QB comparisons?
• In-depth ON THE FIELD Adrian Peterson talk
• What does AP have left for 2015?
• What's the ideal way he'll be used in the offense?

Part II:
• 2015 Draft notes
• How many instant contributors out of this year's draft?
• Is Zimmer THEE long term guy? What about Norv?
• I ask sam about the future of Cold Omaha and 105 The Ticket. Where will both be in 5 years?
• Sam's STONE COLD HOT TAKE (It's a HOT one)
• The Gauntlet
• Mild degenerate gambling chatter. Craps FTW
• #WhoYaGot
• 2015 Vikings record prediction
• Who plays Sam in "Cold Omaha: The Movie"?
• What would a show featuring Sam & myself be called? (Ekstrom & The Azian?)

All that and other "Rick Spielman is BASICALLY Dom Draper" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: FTW_124_-_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:27pm CDT

In the theme of Mad Men, Sam Ekstrom (@SamEkstrom) of 105 The Ticket and Cold Omaha joined the show to make it two dark, handsome, mysterious, and creative dudes talking about Minnesota Fightin' Vikings football. No smoking though because: 2015. And no drinking brown liquor because: 9am on a Monday. (Okay maybe a little brown liquor)

Also in the theme of the final season of Mad Men, I broke up the chat into two parts. Please enjoy! Preferably while sipping an ice cold Coca-Cola.

Part I Talking Points Include:
• Do you watch Mad Men?
• Intro to Sam: Why the Vikings?
• Start with 105 The Ticket and Cold Omaha
• Takeaways from the 2014 season
• What's Teddy Bridgewater's ceiling? Current QB comparisons?
• In-depth ON THE FIELD Adrian Peterson talk
• What does AP have left for 2015?
• What's the ideal way he'll be used in the offense?

Part II:
• 2015 Draft notes
• How many instant contributors out of this year's draft?
• Is Zimmer THEE long term guy? What about Norv?
• I ask sam about the future of Cold Omaha and 105 The Ticket. Where will both be in 5 years?
• Sam's STONE COLD HOT TAKE (It's a HOT one)
• The Gauntlet
• Mild degenerate gambling chatter. Craps FTW
• #WhoYaGot
• 2015 Vikings record prediction
• Who plays Sam in "Cold Omaha: The Movie"?
• What would a show featuring Sam & myself be called? (Ekstrom & The Azian?)

All that and other "Rick Spielman is BASICALLY Dom Draper" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: FTW_124_-_Part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:55pm CDT

Hindsight is 20/20. That's why we jumped in our DeLorean and went back to save the Vikings from themselves in 2011. There was a run on quarterbacks early in the first round and de facto GM Rick Spielman panicked and overdrafted Christian Ponder at #12. He did hit on Kyle Rudolph in the 2nd and Brandon Fusco in the 6th, but I think we can do a touch better with hindsight and our time machine.

Come along with Purple FTW! as we redo the Vikings 2011 Draft!

Other 1.21 Gigawatts Talking Points Include:
• The Rules of Time Travel
• Remembering the 2010 Vikings (For some reason)
• 2011 Refresher: Frazier, Musgrave, Pagac... LET'S GO!
• The Original 2011 Draft Picks
  1 (12) – Christian Ponder – QB – Florida State
  2 (43) – Kyle Rudolph – TE – Notre Dame
  3rd Round Pick went to New England in the Moss Trade (They Took Mallett) #74
  4 (106) – Christian Ballard – DE/DT - Iowa
  5 (139) – Brandon Burton – CB - Utah
  6 (168) – DeMarcus Love – OT – Arkansas
  6 (170) – Mistral Raymond – S – USF
  6 (172) – Brandon Fusco – C – Slippery Rock
  6 (200) – Ross Homan – LB – Ohio State
  7 (215) – D'Aundre Reed – DE – Arizona
  7 (236) – Stephen Burton – WR – West Texas A&M
• Who I picked instead (Spicy one inthe 5th round)
• The real-vs-Andy 2011 Vikings Depth Chart
• The Andy 2015 Vikings Depth Chart (The Secondary is STACKED)

All that and other "Joe Webb signs a big time free agent deal so we can still draft Teddy!" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.


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Direct download: Episode_123_-_Redoing_the_Vikings_2011_Draft.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:36pm CDT

There is no offseason in the NFL. Which means there' no offseason for Purple FTW! Tom Shefchik (@Shefonomics), co-editor of Sporting Sota, joins us to talk Vikings and what's new and different at SS. No shortage of Vikings news: Rookie Mini Camp happened over the weekend, Teddy took a high school girl to prom, and Jerry Jones refuses to let his Adrian dream die.

Other "That  Talking Points Include:
• Baby Shower Recap
• Theme From Last Episode: What will the 2020 Vikings look like?
• Vikings News
• Teddy Took a Young Lady to Prom
• Jerry Jones Keep Nudging At Adrian
• Ben Dogra Can't Keep Clients
• Will Adrian Show Up For OTAs?
• Rookie Mini Camp Notes
• Tiny Richardson Retires
• 2015 Vikings Pro Bowlers Poll
• Tom Shefchik Interview
• Adrian Peterson Staying
• Teddy's Progression
• Why I Don't Like Russell Wilson (It's a Dumb Reason)
• Tom's STONE COLD HOT TAKE
• The Gauntlet
• 2015 Impact Rookie? 2015 Impact Rookie in 2020?
• Favorite Viking not named Randy Moss
• 2015 Record Prediction
• If the Vikings were guaranteed to win the Super Bowl within 5-years, BUT you have to pay double for gas for the rest of your life, Would ya?

All that and other "I wonder if Teddy went to post prom at the bowling alley" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.


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Direct download: Episode_122_-_Teddy_Prom_with_Tom_Shefchick_of_Sporting_Sota.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:43pm CDT

The NFL stands for "Not For Long", which is why rosters turn over at a high rate. Odds are the majority of our beloved Minnesota Vikings roster will be gone within 5-years. We looks back at past trends and speculate on which current Vikings could still be on the team in 2020.

All that and other "Sharrif gonna be a Jaguar" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_121_-_Which_Vikings_Will_Be_On_the_Team_in_2020_a.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44am CDT

The NFL Draft is over and we have a brand new class of Minnesota Fightin' Vikings to welcome into the fold. We welcome Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) back to the friendly confines to break down Ricks 10 draft picks along with UDFA palooza!

Other #TenPickForRick Talking Points Include:
• Overall Thoughts on the Draft.
• Rick wanted to get 10 picks. Got em.
• 1 (11) – Trae Waynes – CB – Michigan St
• 2 (45) – Eric Kendricks – ILB – UCLA
• 3 (88) – Danielle Hunter – DE – LSU
• 4 (110) – TJ Clemmings – OT – PITT
• 5 (143) – MyCole Pruitt – TE – S. Illinois
• 5 (146) – Stefon Diggs – WR – Maryland
• 6 (185) – Tyrus Thompson – OT – Oklahoma
• 6 (193) – BJ Dubose – DE/DT – Louisville
• 7 (228) – Austin Shepherd – G – Alabama
• 7 (232) – Edmond Robinson – OLB – Newberry
• UDFA spotlight: Anthony Harris - S - Virginia
• Reports on the other UDFAs
• Is David Yankey ready to start at LG?
• What happens with La'el Collins?
• Adrian Peterson Not Tradrian Peterson
• Rookie Mini Camp this weekend.

All that and other "BJ Dubose is Turtle from Entourage" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_120_-_WHO_ARE_THESE_NEW_VIKINGS_with_Arif_Hasan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:14pm CDT

Guests: Carl Knowles (VT), Austin Belisle (VT), Sam Ekstrom (105 The Ticket/Cold Omaha), and Tom Schreier (105 The Ticket/Cold Omaha). The first round of the NFL Draft is in the books and thank you all who listed to the LIVE Stream right here on PurpleFTW.com and Vikings Territory. The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have a 2nd shutdown corner to pair with Xavier Rhodes, Adrian was NOT traded, and Trader Rick did not live up to his name. Even though the first round was a bit... Vanilla... We still had a great time talking Vikings Draft with out fantastic guests and your tweets throughout the show. We chopped up the stream into podcast form. Thanks for listening and making Purple FTW! possible!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: NFL_Draft_LIVE_Stream_-_Hour_5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:29am CDT

Guest: Lindsey Young (VT - At Winter Park. The first round of the NFL Draft is in the books and thank you all who listed to the LIVE Stream right here on PurpleFTW.com and Vikings Territory. The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have a 2nd shutdown corner to pair with Xavier Rhodes, Adrian was NOT traded, and Trader Rick did not live up to his name. Even though the first round was a bit... Vanilla... We still had a great time talking Vikings Draft with out fantastic guests and your tweets throughout the show. We chopped up the stream into podcast form. Thanks for listening and making Purple FTW! possible!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: NFL_Draft_LIVE_Stream_-_Hour_4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:26am CDT

Guests: Di Murphy (Daily Norseman) and Uncle Nick (Live from Vikings Draft Party). The first round of the NFL Draft is in the books and thank you all who listed to the LIVE Stream right here on PurpleFTW.com and Vikings Territory. The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have a 2nd shutdown corner to pair with Xavier Rhodes, Adrian was NOT traded, and Trader Rick did not live up to his name. Even though the first round was a bit... Vanilla... We still had a great time talking Vikings Draft with out fantastic guests and your tweets throughout the show. We chopped up the stream into podcast form. Thanks for listening and making Purple FTW! possible!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: NFL_Draft_LIVE_Stream_-_Hour_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:24am CDT

Guest: Adam Warwas (Vikings Territory). The first round of the NFL Draft is in the books and thank you all who listed to the LIVE Stream right here on PurpleFTW.com and Vikings Territory. The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have a 2nd shutdown corner to pair with Xavier Rhodes, Adrian was NOT traded, and Trader Rick did not live up to his name. Even though the first round was a bit... Vanilla... We still had a great time talking Vikings Draft with out fantastic guests and your tweets throughout the show. We chopped up the stream into podcast form. Thanks for listening and making Purple FTW! possible!


An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: NFL_Draft_LIVE_Stream_-_Hour_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:19am CDT

Guests: The first round of the NFL Draft is in the books and thank you all who listed to the LIVE Stream right here on PurpleFTW.com and Vikings Territory. The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have a 2nd shutdown corner to pair with Xavier Rhodes, Adrian was NOT traded, and Trader Rick did not live up to his name. Even though the first round was a bit... Vanilla... We still had a great time talking Vikings Draft with out fantastic guests and your tweets throughout the show. We chopped up the stream into podcast form. Thanks for listening and making Purple FTW! possible!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: NFL_Draft_LIVE_Stream_-_Hour_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:17am CDT

The NFL Draft is ALMOST HERE, Vikings fans! *Takes a deep breathe* We're joined by show favorite Luke Inman (@luke_spinman) of eDraft in the last few days to talk about any last second nuggets or draft developments that hasn't already been beaten to death by the sports media (Mock Draft #78.9!) in this never ending lead up to the most exciting three days of the NFL Offseason.

Other 'Slick Rick Making Moves' Talking Points Include:
• "Draft Day is an underrated movie
• What the final week is like for Luke schedule wise
• His Prospect a Day video series is #ELITE
• The Draft is the most exciting single event on the NFL calendar. Including the Super Bowl
• Why are teams selecting late so good at drafting?
• How far does Shane Ray fall?
• Luke gives thoughts on my One Mock this year (Episode 118)
• Adrian Peterson traded
• Cordarrelle Patterson traded
• EJ Henderson Love
• Big Board Talk
• DeVante Parker buzz
• Could Vic Beasley fall to #11?
• The importance of the 2nd CB
• Most Overrated Prospects
• Most Underrated
• Why Trae Waynes is NOT the pick
• Breakdown of the Running Backs
• Thoughts on the Chicago draft
• Logistics of a Minneapolis draft
• Will Adrian be a Viking after the draft?
• How many 1st round picks will we have this year?
• Where will David Cobb end up?

All that and other "and David GD Putney" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Everyone and their mother is on "MOCK DRAFT 79.8!", but we here at Purple FTW are back with our 2nd Annual "Only Mock Draft! (v1.0)". Check out how we did last year. We we're all in on Teddy (took him at #8), so it was a massive win for the Vikings to grab both him AND Barr in the 1st. We whiffed on all the other picks. #YOLO

Enjoy this year's Only Mock Draft. A full rundown will be posted in a few days because... We want you to listen first! (SPOILER: There are trades. Slick Rick gets busy like me at Popeyes chicken. #Biscuits)

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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We break from our hardcore Vikings Draft coverage to talk some Minnesota Wild hockey with personality and hardcore puck fan Jill Hammy (@93XJill) DJ at 93X and formerly of 105 The Ticket's The Bench Warmers.

Other "Zach Parise is a more handsome Harrison" Talking Points Include:
• How did Jill get her start in radio?
• WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED LAST NIGHT?!
• Is Dubnyk legit long term?
• Are the Wild built for sustained success?
• Thoughts on Mike Yeo
• Why is Zach Parise so good?
• Zach Parise is Jon Hamm from "30 Rock"
• Youth resurgence in the four major sports teams
• Thoughts on Adrian Peterson
• Teddy Bridgewater is the Zach Parise of the Vikings
• Jill's STONE COLD HOT TAKE
• Best rock drummer of all time?
• Creepiest fan interaction?
• Why don't teams just get a 400-lb goalie?
• Sons of Anarchy Opining
• Van Halen Sucks. Right Now
• Jill and I plot to have competing sports talk radio shows in the near future
• "It always comes back to Anchorman"

All that and other "Devan Dubnyk is Tim Tebow" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_117_-_Vikings_of_Anarchy_with_Jill_Hammy_-_Purple_FTW_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

The future crop of Minnesota Fightin' Vikings players is on the horizon. That's why we had Jackson McIntire (@jackmack28) of The Viking Age join the show to talk about some potential future Purple People Eaters as well as highlight a few of his draft articles, The Big Board, and his latest Mock Draft.

Dolla Dolla Bills, Ya'll Points Include:
• How Jackson became a Vikings fan in LA
• Thoughts on the 2014 Vikings
• Teddy Love
• Zim & Norv Assessment
• Marcus Peters: The Draft's Best CB
• Todd Gurley: Generational Talent
• What makes Amari Cooper so good?
• Taking stock of the Edge Rushers. Which would be a good fit?
• Could Bud Dupree be this year's Anthony Barr?
• Byron Jones Scouting Report
• Questions about Jackson's Top-50 Big Board
• We Mock Draft to Pick #11
• Sleepers to Watch: Steven Nelson and Tevin McDonald
• Jackson's STONE COLD HOT TAKE (Warning: HOT)
• The Gauntlet
• Best Draft analyst is?
• Adrian Peterson's 2015 team is?
• Over under 9.5 wins for the 2015 Vikings?
• Better record in 2015-16 season – Lakers or Wolves?
• Would you trade Teddy straight up for Aaron Rodgers?•

All that and other "No, Eric Kendricks. Not Kendrick Lamar" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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The NFL Draft continues to ramble ever closer, so we had our man Darren Page (@DarrenPage) of Vikings Territory & Bleacher Report back on the show to drop some knowledge bombs about the names he fancies for the Minnesota Vikings in the upcoming culling of amateur talent into the professional ranks.

On the Clock Talking Points Include:
• Details on the Purple FTW/Vikings Territory Live Draft Stream!
• Vikings News
• Adrian Peterson reinstated
• Is the Adrian article on Cowboys.com tampering?
• The Vikings want a 1st round pick & starting CB for Adrian?
• Babs is Gonna Be on Jimmy Kimmel
• Mel Kiper's recent mock draft. Who the Vikings get?
• Interview Darren Page
• Brandon Scherff – La'el Collins
• Why Amari Cooper over Kevin White & DaVante Parker?
 • Could Todd Gurley be the replacement for Adrian Peterson?
• Bud Dupree – The Forgotten Edge Rusher
• Marcus Peters over Trae Waynes?
• Mid Round Monsters: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Ali Marpet, Devin Funchess, Jay Ajayi, Anthony Chickillo
• Late Round Lovers: Austin Hill, Hayes Pullard, Zach Zenner
• What happens with Adrian?
• Darren's STONE COLD HOT TAKE

All that and other "Slick Rick" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_115_-_Whos_Next_with_Darren_Page_-_Purple_FTW_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:54pm CDT

The NFL Draft is still two weeks away, so that means Mock Draft Season is still in effect! We wrangled up some of the best and brightest of #VikingsTwitter to join the show and drop some knowledge on us. Andrew Renschen (@InfraRen) gathers up a posse of Vikings fans every Friday to do up a 7-round mock draft. We got him, Jason (@MadCityViking), the infamous Judd Zulgad's Hoodie (@JZHoodie), and our main man Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) to come on the show and share with us what THEY would do if put in Rick's chair. The opinions are as varied as they are reasonable. That's what makes this time of year fun!

All that and other "Slick Rick" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Eric Galko of @OptimumScouting joins the podcast to talk about the upcoming NFL Draft and what it means for our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings. Slick Rick Spielman hit on Anthony Barr and Teddy Bridgewater last year and he looks to add to his draft haul of seven 1st round picks in the last three seasons. The Vikings are currently picking at #11 but who knows if they stay there, if Adrian Peterson is moved, or if Rick hops back into the end of the first round as has been his usual move. Eric helps me break it all down from a scouting perspective as we take an in depth look at prospects who could be on the Vikings radar.

On the Clock Talking Points Include:
• How Eric got into scouting
• The genesis behind Optimum Scouting
• Overall thoughts on the 2014 Vikings
• If Eric were Spielman, would he: A) Trade Adrian? B) If so, what compensation?
• Vikings needs coming into the draft
• Positional Comparisons: Who ya got?
• CB: Trae Waynes, Marcus Peters, Kevin Johnson, Byron Jones
• WR: DeVante Parker, Kevin White, Amari Cooper, DGB
• Takes on Brandon Scherff and Ali Marpet
• LB: Paul Dawson, Shaq Thompson, Eric Kendricks, Benardrick McKinney
• DE: Preston Smith, Bobby Richardson, Lynden Trail, Randy Gregory
• RB: David Cobb, David Johnson, Jay Ajayi
• Sleeper names that would be good fits: Ben Heeney and PJ Williams
• An #TradrianPeterson scenario based on OS mock draft
• What does Eric think of Spielman as a GM?
• Eric's STONE COLD HOT TAKE(s)
• What's the Dream Bowl?

All that and other "We LOVE Brandon Fusco" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Game of Thrones is back and is a BIG deal. I'm the only person on Earth who isn't obsessed with the show, but that won't stop us from talking about it in a Vikings capacity for SEO purposes! Eric Thompson (@eric_j_thompson) of The Daily Norseman rejoins the podcast to talk some GoT, Minnesota Vikings draft, and his latest piece casting members of the Purple as characters from the George R.R. Martin masterpiece.

Other "Andy is Khaleesi" talking points include:
• Vikings News
• The Mandatory Adrian Peterson Talking Point
• Why was AP in Minneapolis last week?
• 5th year options for Matt Kalil & Harrison Smith?
• Vikings preseason schedule announced (Poor Christian Ponder)
• Draft prospects visiting the Vikings
• The New Vikings Stadium continues to come together
• Follow Charles Johnson on Instagram (@mrinkrediblexii)
• Purple FTW! Voicemail: Special Teams Upgrades?
• Chat with Eric Thompson
• Vikings Players as Game of Thrones Characters
• How Adrian Peterson could have salvaged the situation
• Why aren't more fans mad at Ben Dogra
• NFL Draft Talkers: #TeamScherff?
• Stone Cold Hot Take
• The Gauntlet
• How many draft picks could we trade Teddy Bridgewater for?
• Some beers are better served warm
• Where are we drinking in Mankato?

All that and other "Winter Came" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Paul Allen, radio voice of the Minnesota Vikings, joins the show to give us a glimpse of the man behind the microphone. PA's headed into his 14th season calling games for the Purple, has been the race announcer at Canterbury Park for over 20+ years, and is host of the 9-Noon program on KFAN 100.3.

We dive into PA's background and get the story of his journey to where he is today, chat a little about the 2015 Vikings draft and what happens with Adrian Peterson, get a STONE COLD HOT TAKE from the man, and even dive into a little ponies and poker talk.

All that and other "HE'S LOOSE" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Draft expert Matt Waldman (@MattWaldman) creator of the Rookie Scouting Portfolio and contributor at Football Guys and Football Outsiders joins the show to take go in depth on who the Vikings may be targeting in the draft at the end of the month. Our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have many options at the #11 pick, aren't hurting for a clear cut need, still could move Adrian Peterson, and we all know Slick Rick Spielman's propensity to make moves in the first round.

On the clock talking points include:
• Studio is officially titled the "Ramos McDonald Lounge"
• Vikings News
• Romo restructures. Conflicting reports of Adrian to the Cowboys
• I think Spielman has an Adrian deal in place
• Greg Jennings April Fool
• Vikings sign Mike Kafka, Caesar "Dressing" Rayford, and a Long Snapper
• Offseason Schedule announced
• Harrison Smith extended. Nope
• Interview with Matt Waldman
• The work that goes into the Rookie Scouting Portfolio
• Where did he have Teddy ranked coming in?
• What about McKinnon and Cordarrelle?
• The Vikings' options at #11
• Kevin White vs Amari Cooper vs DaVante Parker
• Eric Kendricks vs Shaq Thompson
• Brandon Scherff vs La'el Collins
• Trae Waynes vs Marcus Peters
• Todd Gurley vs Melvin Gordon
• Late first round target Spielman may trade back in for
• David Cobb vs David Johnson vs Jay Ajayi vs Ameer Abdullah
• Late Round Sleepers: Brandon Bridge, Shane Carden, Zach Zenner, Darius Davis
• Why small school prospects get missed
• Jameis Winston is like Eli Manning
• Matt's STONE COLD HOT TAKE (2)
• The Gauntlet
• Super Sleeper: Kenny Bell
• Your Twitter questions
• I'm starting a change.org petition for a Waffle House in the Twin Cities
• Zane Clemendale - TE - Albuquerque A&T
• What to look for coming up from Matt

All that and other "tell me more about the beauty of Teddy Bridgewater" on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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The NFL Draft is a month away and the question on the minds of Vikings fans is "What are the Vikes gonna do at #11?" Convincing arguments can be made for nearly every prospect outside of QB, so we had our man Luke Inman (@luke_spinman) of eDraft back on the show with a basic premise: If you were Rick Spielman, what would you do in these scenarios?

Spoiler: We get different answers for each -- including trades -- and the wild card scenario even features an Adrian Peterson trade.

Make sure to catch Luke's A Prospect a Day scouting reports for eDraft.

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Former Viking left tackle Todd Steussie joined the show to talk about life, football, and his latest venture into the analytics business. We chatted about memories of the 98 Vikings, stories of the late-great Kory Stringer, his thoughts on Adrian Peterson, and the value of players educating themselves for their inevitable post-football career.

Steussie -- a 14-year NFL veteran who spent the bulk of his career with the Minnesota Vikings and also the Panthers, Buccaneers, and Rams -- was the 19th overall pick of the 1994 NFL Draft and went on to become a two-time Pro Bowler (1997, 1998) and started Super Bowl XXXVIII for the Panthers.

Since retiring from the game, Steussie has become co-founder & Executive Vice-President of PotentiaMetrics as well as President of PotentiaPro, a developer of next-gen NFL outcomes and information systems. Bringing a "Moneyball" approach to pro football like has already become widely accepted by franchises in the NBA and MLB.

Their free app ScoutSight is a power comparative analytics tool designed to bring high level stats & insight to the everyday fan (for free!) and will be available by the NFL Draft.

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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