Tue, 31 March 2015
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.
Direct download: Episode_109_-_What_Do_the_Vikings_Do_at_11_with_Luke_Inman_of_eDraft_-_Purple_FTW_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46am CDT
Tue, 24 March 2015
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.
Direct download: Episode_108_-_Interview_with_Todd_Steussie_-_Purple_FTW_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm CDT
Mon, 23 March 2015
Episode 107 - Vikings Camel Brackets with Tom Schreier of Cold Omaha & 105 The Ticket - Purple FTW! Podcast
Your bracket is toast, time to get back to Vikings football! Tom Schreier (@tschreier3) of Cold Omaha and 105 The Ticket joins the show to talk about the latest Minnesota Vikings news, what big things are going down at the Twin Cities newest sports radio station on the rise, as well as Tom's path in the world of sports journalism at the co-founding of CO.
Direct download: Episode_107_-_Vikings_Camel_Brackets_with_Tom_Schreier_of_Cold_Omaha__105_The_Ticket_-_Purple_FTW_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:13pm CDT
Thu, 19 March 2015
Throwback Thursday: That Time the Vikings Traded Back Into the First Round to Draft Teddy Bridgewater Live on the Podcast
We throwback to the time in 2013 during Episode 34 of the Purple FTW! Podcast when Slick Rick Spielman trades back into the 1st round (for the third year in a row) to snag potential franchise QB Teddy Bridgewater at pick 32. My joy. Is. Obvious.
An Andy Carlson Joint.
Mon, 16 March 2015
Math is hard. That's why we brought Brad Davis (@DeltaBCDad) on the show to breakdown his three-part statistical analysis at Vikings Territory on the likelihood of Adrian Peterson's decline as a running back. 30-years old has been the standard age cliff for NFL RBs, but does the data suggest that Adrian will follow the trend or buck it? (No matter which team he's on)
Direct download: Episode_106_-_Will_Adrian_Peterson_Decline_with_Brad_Davis_-_Purple_FTW_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:50pm CDT
Mon, 9 March 2015
Austin Belisle (@austincbelisle) – the newest edition to Vikings Territory – joins the podcast to talk about the Minnesota Vikings and their journey through free agency, the Adrian Peterson (continued) drama, & the NFL Draft as we sail towards another season of the Purple.
Direct download: Episode_105_-_Vikings_Breaking_Free_Agency_with_Austin_Belisle_-_Purple_FTW_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:04pm CDT
Thu, 5 March 2015
Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) drops in to talk NFL free agency and what moves our beloved Minnesota Fightin' Vikings might make in it. The free agency floodgates open at 4pm ET on March 10th. This is a primer for who the Vikings might be talking a stab at to fill out the roster as we hurtle towards the draft and yet another beautiful season of Teddy, Zimmer, and NORVVVVVV!
Direct download: Episode_104_-_Vikings_Free_Agency-Con_with_Arif_Hasan_-_Purple_FTW_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:37pm CDT
Mon, 2 March 2015
Brandon Warne (@Brandon_Warne) of 105 The Ticket, Fangraphs, and Sports Data LLC stops by to talk Twins baseball as well as our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings.
Direct download: Episode_103_-_House_of_Vikes_with_Brandon_Warne_of_105_the_Ticket_-_Purple_FTW_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:17pm CDT