Purple FTW! Podcast (general)

As many Purple FTW! listeners know, I only do one mock draft a year. Mostly due to my lack of expertise and the rest is due to apathy, but it's Draft week! And as Rick Spielman prepares to be the stone cold boss of the Vikings War Room (probably with one-handed pushups), I offer these humble suggestions for potential prospects straight from my weak and feeble fan brain.

The WTH is Andy Thinking? Picks Are:
1. (23) Josh Doctson, WR TCU – 6-2 202
1. (30)* Karl Joseph, S West Virginia – 5-10 205 (via CAR)
3. (86) Jaylon Smith, OLB Notre Dame – 6-2 233
5. (160) Drew Kaser, P Texas A&M – 6-2 212
7. (240) Moritz Wilhelm Boeringer, WR Germany – 6-4 227 (via BUF)
7. (244) Keith Marshall, RB Georgia – 5-11 219
7. (252)* Justin Zimmer, DT Ferris State – 6-3 292 (via CAR)
*Carolina trades their 1st (30) and 7th (252) for Minnesota's 2nd (54), 4th (121) and 6th (180)

All that and other "Big Upside" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Episode_269_-_Andys_Only_7_Round_Vikings_Mock_Draft.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am CDT

The NFL Draft is less than a fortnight away and the annual culling of collegiate talent has gone international. Proven by Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) phoning in from Bangkok for his weekly Minnesota Vikings Draft spot!

We chat about the Rams-Titans trade and how it affects the rest of the draft, the fallout from the Jaylon Smith and Myles Jack medical rechecks, if the Vikings are in a position to draft a "redshirt" player, and which Day 1-2 position combos would make us the most happy as Mike Zimmer and the Vikes try to bring home a dozen Lombardis this year.

All that and other "Something Called Will Fuller" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Episode_268_-_Bangkok_Dangerous_NFL_Draft_Talk_with_Luke_Inman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:31am CDT

The 2016 NFL Schedule has been released (like so many white doves). We now know the order of the menu of the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings as we feast towards #LombardiAtNRG. I walk through the schedule and give an HONEST assessment of wins and losses in the first of many way too soon 2016 Vikings season forecasts.

2016 Minnesota Vikings Schedule
Week 1: at Titans (9/11)
Week 2: vs Packers (SNF)
Week 3: at Panthers
Week 4: vs Giants (MNF)
Week 5: vs Texans
Week 6: Bye
Week 7: vs Eagles
Week 8: at Bears (MNF - Halloween)
Week 9: vs Lions
Week 10: at Redskins
Week 11: vs Cardinals
Week 12: at Lions (Thanksgiving Day)
Week 13: vs Cowboys (TNF)
Week 14: at Jaguars
Week 15: vs Colts
Week 16: at Packers (Christmas Eve)
Week 17: vs Bears

All that and other "16-0, Homeboy" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

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Direct download: Episode_267_-_Vikings_Schedule_Digestion.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57pm CDT

Since Luke Inman is in Bangkok (for real, not a euphemism), we called in reliever Austin Belisle (@austincbelisle) of Vikings Territory to give us a few innings of hot Vikings Mock Draft talk Austin links the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings with a very familiar name at the top, but some fresh blood in the latter rounds including TWO cornerbacks. So tune in as we run through his 7-round Vikings mock and check out his full first rounder on VT.

All that and other "Will Fuller is Not Troy Williamson" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

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Direct download: Episode_266_-_Vikings_Mock_Draft_Slots_with_Austin_Belisle.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:41pm CDT

The Minnesota Vikings are guilty... Of having a great offseason so far in free agency as well as retaining their own core guys.

Friday Free-For-All Talkers Include
• Greg Jennings Wants to Comeback
• Vikings Interested in German Wide Receiver Moritz Böhringer
• 30 Visit Week Rumors
• Caledonia named Minnesota Football Program of the Year by the Vikings
• Teddy and the Offense Working Out Together
• Vikings Preseason Schedule Released

All that and other "Rushford-Peterson >>> Caledonia" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Episode_265_-_The_People_VS_The_Minnesota_Vikings.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:04pm CDT

Tough decisions are a hallmark of the NFL Draft. Teams have a position of need and two comparable players on their draft boards available for selection. Manning or Leaf, Luck or RG3, Jameis or Mariota. These watershed moments can change franchises forever.

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings aren't selecting at the top of the draft, but the decisions will still weigh the same. We brought out man Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) in to walk through some of these potential Sophie's Choices.

WHO YA GOT? Situations Include:
• 1st Tier Wide Receiver: Laquon Treadwell or Josh Doctson
• 2nd Tier Wide Receiver: Michael Thomas or Tyler Boyd
• 2nd Tier Wide Receiver: Will Fuller or Sterling Shepard
• Linebacker: Darron Lee or Jaylon Smith
• Late 1st Tackle: Jack Conklin or Taylor Decker
• Defensive Tackle Manna From Heaven: Sheldon Rankins or Andrew Billings
• Defensive Tackle Diet Manna From Heaven: Vernon Butler or DJ Reader
• 1st Tier Safety: Karl Joseph, Darien Thompson or Jeremy Cash
• 2nd Tier Safety: Miles Killebrew or Kevin Byard
• Random Late Wide Receiver: Pharoh Cooper or KJ Maye
• Developmental Quarterback: Vernon Adams or Cardale Jones
• Punter: Peter Mortell or Tom Hackett

All that and other "All. Of the Draft Picks. You Have." nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Episode_264_-_WHO_YA_GOT_Vikings_Draft_Edition.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:06pm CDT

The Minnesota Vikings' draft plans are a big talking point for fans right now as the 2016 version is less than a month away. GM Rick Spielman will have a lot of decisions to make behind-the-scenes, some will be crazy stories and scenarios that will never see the light of day. To shine a light on a few hypotheticals is our resident NFL Draft BOSS Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman)! The scenarios are.......

Scenario 1: Myles Jack is the #1 player on your board. He's still available at #5 when David Caldwell of the Jacksonville Jaguars calls you up and says he wants the #23 overall pick plus your 2nd, 3rd and 5th 2016 picks and your 1st rounder in 2017. What say you?

Scenario 2: Laquon Treadwell, Josh Doctson, Corey Coleman, Andrew Billings, Jack Conklin, Taylor Decker are all off the board at 23 (as well as who you'd expect to be gone). You cannot trade back. Who do you take?

Scenario 3: Doctson is off the board, but Treadwell is available at 23. Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner has said unequivocally he does not want to work with Treadwell and prefers an offensive lineman. What do you do?

Scenario 4: Washington is on the clock at 21. Doctson is available and your sources say the Texans will grab him at 22 if available. Washington offers to swap picks if you include your 2nd, 5th, and Adrian Peterson. What do you do?

Scenario 5: You get a call from whoever the hell the Titans GM is this week. They're offering the #1 pick in exchange for your 2016 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th round picks, 2017 2nd rounder, and Matt Kalil. What do you do?

Scenario 6: Head coach Mike Zimmer says that Robert Nkemdiche is the #1 player in this draft and wants to work with him despite the off the field stuff. He's available at 23, but so is Josh Doctson. What do you do?

Scenario 7: Mike Tannenbaum of the Dolphins calls you up. He offers DeVante Parker for Anthony Barr straight up. What do you do?

All that and other "All. Of the Draft Picks. You Have." nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Episode_263_-_Vikings_Draft_Scenarios_with_Luke_The_GM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:36pm CDT

Cordarrelle Patterson is the best kick returner in the NFL. We expected more after trading up to 29 to draft the uber raw product out of Tennessee in 2013, but here we are.

All that and other "Damn, Competition Committee" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Episode_262_-_Cordarrelle_Would_Return_a_Kick_from_the_Moon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:15pm CDT

The 'Safety Opposite of Harrison' has been a much talked about position of need for the Minnesota Vikings since Smith came on board in 2012. We still haven't found a suitable Robin for Harry the Hitman's Dark Knight. Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) of eDraft and Cold Omaha is back again this week to chat about a few safeties in the draft who could be a damn good Dick Grayson.

The 'Jamarca Sanford Safeties' Include:
• Darian Thompson, Boise State
• Miles Killebrew, Southern Utah
• Karl Joseph, West Virginia
• Jeremy Cash, Duke
• Jayron Kearse, Clemson
• DeAndre Houston-Carson, Bill & Mary
• Jalen Mills, LSU
• Kevin Byard, Middle Tennessee State
• Justin Simmons, Boston College

All that and other "Anyone But Sendejo, Please" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Episode_261_-_Your_Safety_is_Not_Guaranteed.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:27pm CDT

Wide receiver remains a position of need for the Minnesota Vikings as free agency is fading into the ether. So we look towards the draft with out guide Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) of eDraft and Cold Omaha to talk us through 15 intriguing wide out prospects in this year's NFL Draft.

• Josh Doctson, TCU
• Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss
• Michael Thomas, Ohio State
• Corey Coleman, Baylor
• Rashard Higgins, Colorado State
• Will Fuller, Notre Dame
• Braxton Miller, Ohio State
• Tyler Boyd, Pitt
• Sterling Shepard, Oklahoma
• Leonte Carroo, Rutgers
• Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia
• Kenny Lawler, Cal
• Charone Peake, Clemson
• Devon Cajuste, Stanford
• Paul McRoberts, SE Miss St

All that and other "Take the ball deep, take the top off the defense" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Episode_260_-_The_ALL_Wide_Receivers_Draft_Episode.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:34pm CDT

The first wave of free agency has come and gone. The Minnesota Vikings didn't land the White Whales the fanbase wanted (Kelechi Osemele or George Iloka), but I think we're fine settling for the White Rhino in Alex Boone. We dive into him as well as the other depth free agent signing the Purple made. I also take a look at other potential Vikings still on the market and what the plan should be with our own unrestricted free agents.

All that and other "In Rick We Trust" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: FTW_0259.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:48pm CDT

Alex Boone, COME ON DOWN!

NFL free agency is upon us and Rick Spielman is doing his Rick thing, eschewing the mega deals and finding valuable comprables at a fraction of the price. Rick is indeed the TJ Maxx of the NFL and I love that.

Making It Rain (Responsibly) Talking Points Include:
• Retaining Our Own Free Agents is Smart
• Hello, Alex Boone
• Matt Kalil Remains a Viking (Good?)
• What the Vikings Offensive Line May Look Like
• Good Teams Don't Overspend in Open Free Agency
• This Doesn't Change Anything in the Draft
• Twitter/Facebook Questions

All that and other "In Rick We Trust" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Episode_258_-_Alex_Boone_and_Other_Vikings_Free_Agent_Thoughts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:36pm CDT

Erin Andrews got justice in her peephole stalker case. Now the minor details of collecting through years of stalls and appeals. Speaking of collecting, a number of NFL players are starting to collect in free agency (looking at you, Malik Jackson and Kelechi Osemele). Basically a delicious hodge podge of sports randomness today. Just how Andy likes it. Spicy.

All that and more on this edition of The Andy Carlson Show!

Today's Five Things Are
• Erin Andrews Awarded $55M in Peephole Lawsuit
• Maria Sharapova Tests Positive for PEDs
• Video of Brock Osweiler Shoving Woman Surfaces
• DeAngelo Williams Sharts on Peyton Manning
• Eagles Trade Byron Maxwell and Kiko Alonso to the Dolphins

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: ACS_Episode_0033_-_Erin_Andrews_Awarded_55M_in_Peephole_Lawsuit.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

Mock Drafts. So hot right now. That's why I teamed up with the smartest draft mind in the South Metro Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) and did one up. Parameters are simple: We alternated picks for the first round of the draft and come on the show to talk about our thought process behind our selections. Luke's reasoning is in-depth and studied, while mine has as much logic behind it as the secretary in your office always winning the March Madness Pool by picking winners based on their mascot. Yeah...

All that and other "With the First Pick...." nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

An Andy Carlson Joint

Check out Luke's 7-Round Vikings Mock Draft too.

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Direct download: Episode_257_-_First_Round_Mock_Draft_with_Luke_Inman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:55pm CDT

The NFL Draft is less than two months away! And with the Underwear Olympics done and only Pro Days left, it's starting to get down to crunch time in the draft process. Fortunately we have our #Elite tour guide Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) of eDraft and Cold Omaha back up in the house to discuss all things draft and combine.

Also hit up Luke's first 7-Round Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft up NOW on coldomaha.com!

All that and other "Doctson All Up In That Business" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Episode_256_-_NFL_Draft_Chatter_and_Combine_Recap_with_Luke_Inman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:57pm CDT

(Cross-Posted Content with The Andy Carlson Show)

 

ALL Vikings talk on this special cross-over episode of the Purple FTW! Podcast and my new project The Andy Carlson Show. Love talking about all sports and all topics on the new show, but we all know that the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings is my wheelhouse (or at least mediocre wheelhouse).

We talked about upcoming Vikings free agency, what the heck to do with Mike Wallace, and pontificate about my two draft crushes and how Trader Rick can come up with both of them.

If you like what you hear, please feel free to subscribe to the show on iTunes and Stitcher. Love ya!

Today's Five Things Are
• Free Agency Thoughts Update: We're Not Signing Osemele
• George Iloka's Tweet
• Mike Wallace Pay Cut
• Vikings Doing Homework on Cody Whitehair
• Josh Doctson Will Be a Viking

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: ACS_Episode_0027_-_5_Vikings_Free_Agency__Draft_Talkers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings look to reload and take another step forward in the 2016 season. To do so, Rick Spielman will have to work his magic once again and supplement the already young and talented roster with players who will help push Mike Zimmer and his crew over the hump. Grab a coffee and come on in. Let's talk some Vikings!

The 11 Talkers Include
• NFL Combine Under Way
• Ricky Spielman Spoke at the Combine
• Rick Spielman Sat Down with Beat Writers Last Week
• Spielman Says Height Not Determining Factor in Drafting Next Vikings WR
• Norv Might Be In Trouble
• Adrian Showing Signs of Wear?
• One Free Agent to Watch....
• James Laurinaitis Cut By Rams. Fit for Vikings?
• Bucky Brooks and Daniel Jeremiah LOVE the Vikes
• Will the Vikings Re-Sign Chad Greenway?
• Andy's Free Agency and Draft Wishlist

All that and other "There is No Vikings Offseason" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Episode_254_-_11_Vikings_Talkers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

The NFL Combine kicks off this Friday in Indianapolis. All of the NFL GMs, scouts, executives, coaches, etc are descending on Lucas Oil Stadium (but really St. Elmo's) to scope out the next crop of NFL talent as the young men compete in events tangentially related to the game of American Football, all while wearing their skivvies.

Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) is back in the house to tell us about what matters at the Combine, what doesn't and what Vikings fans should look for this weekend. Also I try to stump Luke in a festive round of NFL COMBINE TRIVIA!

All that and other "Underwear Olympics" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Episode_253_-_NFL_Combine_Primer_with_Luke_Inman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:01pm CDT

Jared Allen hung em up after 12 NFL seasons including 6 with the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings. He's one of my all-time favorite Vikings and I eulogize his career during the intro of the show. We then have a chat with Brandon Kraniger (@skolszn) about his All-22 work on the Vikes and what he saw this season.

All that and other "Culinary Academy" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Episode_252_-_Goodbye_Jared_Allen__Vikings_Chat_with_Brandon_Kraniger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

(Excerpt from Episode 252)

Jared Allen was one of my favorite all-time Vikings. Fun on the field, fun off the field and a solid example to NFL players -- and all of us really -- how you can get your life in order and do good in the world. All while being yourself. Culinary Academy.

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Jared_Allen_Tribute.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:22pm CDT

DRAFT SEASON IS UPON US! Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) joins us to chat about five draft studs at positions of need for the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings and how we might be able to get out mitts on em.

The Five Dream Prospects Are:
• Myles Jack - LB - UCLA
• Laquon Treadwell - WR - Ole Miss
• Ronnie Stanley - LT - Notre Dame
• Jalen Ramsey - CB/S - Florida State
• Su'a Cravens - LB - USC

All that and other "Would Spielman actually trade up?" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

Hit up all of Luke's stuff at eDraft and Cold Omaha.

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Episode_251_-_5_Dream_Vikings_Draft_Picks_w_Luke_Inman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:38pm CDT

Hey Purple FTW! Fans. I've got a new project called (narcissistically enough) The Andy Carlson Show. It's a 5-day a week podcast where I talk about Sports... And other stuff.

So if you enjoy my mediocrity here, enjoy my mediocrity there by checking out the site and subscribing on iTunes.

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Valentine's Day came and went and ironically the sports news was hot and heavy over the weekend too. I recap the goings on in Five Things as well as give the low-down on what The Wife and I did over the weekend (get your mind out of the gutter). Also Jensen's in Eagan is #Elite.

Today's Five Things Are
• Peyton Manning's Tainted Legacy?
• Minnesota State Dance This Weekend - Go Austin Packer Dance Team!
• Wolves Dominate NBA All-Star Weekend
• Minnesota Wild Fired Mike Yeo. Now What?
• Emmitt Smith Says Adrian Peterson Only Player Who Can Break His Record

An Andy Carlson Joint

Direct download: 02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:46pm CDT

Winning free agency is NOT the key to success (i.e. Washington in the 2000s, Tampa Bay two years ago), but it's still a lot of fun to see your favorite team pick up pieces that could help them next season. I take a dip into the free agent pool and come up with 5 names Vikings fans should keep and eye on as March 9th approaches. All of the guys I picked are for positions of need and will not necessarily break the bank or be household names, but will help this team (ala Linval Joseph and Captain Munnerlyn two season ago). Also I run through the current list of Vikings free agents and definitively say if they'll be back or yee gon.

All that and other "BYE, ROBERT BLANTON" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

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Direct download: FTW_250_-_5_Free_Agents_I_Want_the_Vikings_to_Pursue.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:18pm CDT

The Super Bowl is in the books, but the NFL train keeps rolling on into draft season. We welcome Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) back to the pack to chat about what the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers should be looking for in April's annual culling of collegiate talent. I'm gonna guess the Panthers could use some offensive line help.........

All that and other "Broncos Upgrading at Quarterback" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

Hit up all of Luke's stuff at eDraft and Cold Omaha.

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Direct download: FTW_249_Super_Bowl_Draft_Needs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:05pm CDT

As listeners of Purple FTW! know, Andy is pretty lazy. Therefore I've passed the buck along and we have a new producer in the fold by the name of Daniel Paluch (@DanielPaluch). During the show we talk about what the hell a podcast producer does (I still have no idea), suss out how he did prepping for his first show, fill you guys in about the first time I met Daniel in Mankato (#BackSweat) and even talk a little Minnesota Fightin' Vikings.

All that and other "Get My Coffee" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

An Andy Carlson Joint

Daniel is a Vikings writer at Pro Football Spot. Hit up his stuff!

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Direct download: Episode_248_-_Vikings_Non-Sense_with_New_Producer_Daniel_Paluch.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) is back in Minnesota after his Senior Bowl adventure. We recap who made some cheddar over the weekend and who still has work to do. Also we jump into what's next in the draft process. Pro Days, the Combine, and grinding all. Of. The. Tape.

All that and other "Late Riser" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

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Direct download: Episode_247_-_Senior_Bowl_Recap_with_Luke_Inman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:07pm CDT

With the Senior Bowl off and running, we had our intrepid reporter/draft guru/all-around baws Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) call and and give us a live update from Mobile. We chatted about the goings on during weigh-ins and practices, which draftees are earning some money down there this week (and who is losing some), and an interesting story about Vikings defensive backs coach Jerry Gray.

All that and other "Braxton. Effin. Miller" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

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Direct download: FTW_246.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

We're in offseason mode, but my ego can't take not talking for a few days.... That's why we put together a short Blitz Edition of the podcast to go over some latest Minnesota Fightin' Vikings news and notes. We dig into Pat Shurmur interviewing with the team and what that could mean for Scott Turner, the Vikings making a change in strength and conditioning, Everson Griffen finally makes a damn Pro Bowl, and we look ahead at the 2016 schedule!

All that and other "Evan Marcus is a scary looking mofo" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

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Direct download: Episode_245_-_Pat_Shurmur_in_Trainwreck.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:11pm CDT

The first step in the offseason process is the Reese's Senior Bowl down in Mobile, AL. Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) is heading down there for another year of coverage, so why not have him preview all that goes on during the week of the premiere offseason bowl game.

We dive into the week from a media coverage perspective, how players can hurt/help their stock, why practices are WAY more important than the game, how interviews can be even more important than anything on the field, and we also highlight some players to watch for -- especially from a Vikings fan perspective.

All that and other "Carson Wentz is gonna get PAID" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

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Direct download: Episode_244_-_Senior_Bowl_Preview_with_Luke_Inman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:29pm CDT

Didn't Tony Sparano hear that Dan Campbell was the new Minnesota Fightin' Vikings offensive line coach?......

As we dive into the offseason for the Purple, Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) joins us for his last weekly spot of the season. We chat about what the hell happened with The Shank at the Bank, what the Vikings' priorities should be in free agency and the draft, and why this young team could/should/will contend for the Lombardi in 2016.

All that and other "RETURN OF THE JIMMY GAROPPOLO DROP" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

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_243_-_The_Sparanos_with_Arif_Hasan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

Making a Murderer. SO HOT RIGHT NOW.

To help drown our Minnesota Vikings sorrows, true crime enthusiast Stacey B (@Beets79) and I dive into the Netflix docu-series phenomena and talk through our thoughts on the case, the evidence, the conspiracy (?), and everything else surrounding the Steven Avery-Brenden Dassey convictions for the murder of Teresa Halbach.

All that and other "Manitowoc County's full of Packers fans" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

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Direct download: Episode_242_-_Making_a_Murderer_Discussion_with_Stacey_B.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

The season ended abruptly for the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings in (sadly) typical Minnesota Fightin' Viking fashion as Blair Walsh shanked the game-winning field goal out of bounds on the 18th tee. However, a few days removed we can appreciate the 2015 season for what it was: a solid step forward for a young and hungry team under a coach we completely trust. That's a lot more than most fanbases have to hang their hats on as our offseason begins. Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) of The Daily Norseman joins the show to put a bow on the Purple's 2015 campaign.

We talk about why it wasn't ALL on Blair Walsh, Adrian Peterson's fumbling history rears its ugly head once again, what Teddy Bridgewater needs to do to become a bigger redzone threat, how the Vikings beat Seattle in every aspect of the game Sunday, and what our priorities are in free agency and the draft.

All that and other "Bye, Jeff Davidson" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

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Direct download: Episode_241_-_Vikings_Season_Recap_with_Di_Murphy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are officially slotted into the 23rd overall pick of the upcoming NFL Draft. There are a couple of glaring needs (offensive line, wide receiver, second safety, punter), but it is nice to be looking to supplement an already young and solid team instead of looking for a savior.

Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) joins us to walk through his FULL 7-round Vikings mock draft as the Purple look to reload and take care of unfinished business in 2016.

With the 23rd overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings select..... You'll have to tune in!

An Andy Carlson Joint

Hit up all of Luke's stuff at eDraft and Cold Omaha.

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Direct download: Episode_240_-_NFL_Draft_Forecast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:12pm CDT

Instead of working on a Monday morning (overrated), I decided to yammer on for 40 minutes about the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings offseason, what priorities should/should not be in free agency and the draft, who's safe and who's not on the offensive line and which training camp battles I'm excited to see. Straight off the cuff, unprepared (shocker), unrehearsed Vikings takes if you're into that sort of thing.

All this and other "Shut Up, Old Man" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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Direct download: Episode_239_-_Quick_and_Dirty_Vikings_Offseason_Thoughts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:04pm CDT

That was a less than ideal way for the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings to end the 2015 campaign. But let's not lose the forest through the trees, this season was a damn good year and this young football team is ahead of schedule with Mike Zimmer. We went 11-5, won a division title, and will be in the mix as legitimate Super Bowl contenders next season. Take a while to let this game marinate, but not all is lost. This team's best football is ahead of it.

Talking Points Include
• Was It Cold Out?
• Bud Grant is My Idol
• Blair Walsh is Not the Reason We Lost
• This is Not Adrian Peterson's Team
• Free Teddy Bridgewater
• There Are OTHER Pieces on this Offense
• Offensive Line Needs to be Overhauled
• The Defense Was the MVP Today
• Trae Waynes was Impressive
• Josh Robinson was Not
• The Seahawks Did Everything to Lose the Game, We Gave Them a Gift
• Twitter and Facebook Questions
• Why 2016 Will Be HUGEEEEE
• Podcast Offseason Programming Plan

All this and other "WAS IT COLD OUT? I HAD NO IDEA." nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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Direct download: Episode_238_-_Vikings-Seahawks_Recap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:15pm CDT

[Note: Episode recorded before Marshawn Lynch was officially ruled out]

Merry Vikings Wild Card Eve, Vikings Fans! The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are set to play the Seattle Seahawks tomorrow afternoon at The Bank (aka Hoth) kicking off what we hope to be an extended run in the playoffs for this young team. To get the other perspective of the game, we welcome back show favorite Dayna O'Gorman (@DaynaOG) of the NFL Female Podcast to chat about the 'Birds and the Vikes.

Today's topics include why the 38-7 beatdown a few weeks ago might not have been indicative of where these two teams are, how Russell Wilson has become the face of that franchise and how Teddy Bridgewater could/should/will become the face of ours, what Marshawn Lynch returning might mean for the game, why the Pro Bowl is stupid (until it's not), how this clash of two great defenses might shake out, and how playing in a commercial freezer will have an effect on the matchup.

All this and other "This is a Bud Grant Game" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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Direct download: Episode_237_-_Vikings-Seahawks_Preview_with_Dayna_OGorman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have revenge on their mind and would love nothing more than to dispatch the Seattle Seahawks Tarantino style. Like Kill Bill style. Or the end of Inglorious Basterds style. (No spoilers for The Hateful Eight). To do so, the Purple will have to play a hateful 3.5 hours (just like the damn movie) and our man Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) is back in the building to talk about how Zimmer and the Reservoir Dogs can get it done on Sunday. Pulp Fiction.

Arif and I run through how the Seahawks can get got, answer a few of your Twitter Questions, discuss my controversial playoff coach power rankings, and pick who we want to see in the Super Bowl (if the Vikings somehow don't make it).

I also complain about sweet potato fries. They. Are. Garbage.

All this and other "This is a Bud Grant Game" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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_236_-_The_Hateful_Vikes_with_Arif_Hasan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

Playoffs, Homeboy. As the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings prepare to take on the Seattle Seahawks on the surface of Pluto Sunday, we welcome in Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) of The Daily Norseman for her weekly spot to set this mother on fire with Hot Takes.

Besides discussing Making a Murderer (which I do at length), we dive into the deliciousness of winning the NFC North, why this team isn't satisfied with being one-and-done in the playoffs, how Seattle can get got, how Harrison Smith is a better safety than Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas combined, why the 38-7 beatdown was a fluke, if there's any coaches in the NFL we'd take over Mike Zimmer, and why fans going to the game Sunday have no right to complain about the cold.

All this and other "Home " nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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Direct download: Episode_235_-_Making_a_Zimmerer_with_Di_Murphyz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings Revenge Tour rolls on as we welcome in the Seattle Seahawks to The Bank for what's expected to be one of the coldest games in NFL history. Tom Schreier (@tschreier3) of Cold Omaha joins the show as we talk some Purple and being four wins away from that long awaited Super Bowl ring.

We also dive into what it feels like to be Division champs and why that should become old hat for this team shortly, why we need to find out if Teddy Bridgewater is a franchise quarterback or not, Adrian Peterson's reasoning for bringing back up the offseason drama in Sports Illustrated, how the Adrian child abuse debate is like arguing abortion and gun control (hear me out), all of the ways the Seahawks are coming in overrated, and I talk about why Bruce Arians and Mike Zimmer are my two favorite coaches in the NFL.

All this and other "The Seahawks Can Get Got" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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Direct download: Episode_234_-_Vikings_The_Revengers_with_Tom_Schreier.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

The top-20 picks of the 2016 NFL Draft are set in stone and the Tennessee Titans are officially on the clock. (The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are not among the top-20, no bid deal.) Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) joins the show for his weekly look at the NFL Draft as we dive into his locked in Top-20.

Here's a Little Taste
16. Detroit Lions - Jaylon Smith - LB Notre Dame
17. Atlanta Falcons - Andrew Billings - NT Baylor
18. Indianapolis Colts - Reggie Ragland - ILB Alabama
19. Buffalo Bills - Su'a Cravens - OLB USC
20. New York Jets - Ezekiel Elliot - RB Ohio State

Tune in for the other 15 picks! (Spoiler: Three QBs go in the Top-20 and there's a trade!)

All this and other "Why Can't Treadwell Drop to 31?" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

Hit up all of Luke's stuff at eDraft and Cold Omaha.

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Direct download: Episode_233_-_NFL_Draft_Forecast_-_Lukes_Locked_Top-20_Mock.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are your NFC North Champions after defeating the hated Green Bay Packers 20-13 Sunday Night at Lambeau Field. Everson Griffen and the Vikings defense kept Aaron Rodgers and Eddie "Slim" Lacy in check to bring home the Purple's first division title since 2009. The Vikes square off against the Seattle Seahawks (revenge game, son) in the Wild Card Round at noon Sunday at The Bank. But before we look ahead, let's look back at the Vikings shaking off the "You can't beat Green Bay/You can't win big games in prime time" narratives.

Other "This is Our Damn Division" Talking Points Include
• The Idea of Losing Intentionally Was Moronic
• Defense Take a Bow
• We Don't Win Without Everson Griffen. Period.
• Teddy Was Okay When Throwing Right-Handed....
• Adrian Got His Rushing Title
• FREE McKinnon
• Adam Thielen: NFC Title Game MVP
• Vikings Got the Calls?
• Zimmer Farmer Blow = Elite
• Zimmer End of Half/Game Management...
• Twitter Qs
• Charting Out the Vikings Revenge Tour

All this and other "Home " nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Episode_232_-_Vikings-Packers_Recap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:06am CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings and the Green Bay Packers are setup for a shootout at the Lambeau Corral Sunday Night to determine the NFC North Champion. Fortunately we have Teddy Earp, Zimmer Earp, Blair Earp and Doc Harrison Holiday in our posse. The Packers have Ike and Billy Clanton. (Excuse me while I go watch Tombstone. It's a phenomenal movie.)

Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) swings by to preview Border Battle 2.0. We chat about how Green Bay can get got, why Vikings fans should want the damn home playoff game and not try to be cute, how far this team can realistically go in the playoffs and if Teddy Bridgewater's resurgence can be enough to take us on a magic carpet ride. Also we determine that I make more references to the movie Looper more than any other human on planet Earth.

All this and other "The Vikings aren't your Huckleberry" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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

An Andy Carlson Joint

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

2015 is almost in the books, so why not close out in the most cliche way possible by doing a "The Best of 2015" episode! (I..... I'm lazy and not creative.) It's been a extremely fun year with you the listeners here at the Purple FTW! Podcast. From the end of the 2014 7-9 season, the 5-Hour NFL Draft Live Stream, doing shows from Mankato and all of the insightful guests we've had -- especially the regular contributors Di Murphy, Luke Inman, Lindsey Young and Arif Hasan. Hopefully we cranked out some quasi-quality and quasi-coherent Minnesota Fightin' Vikings audio action and gave you a few chuckles along the way. Let's look back before we dive forward into 2016.

The Best of 2015 Clips Include
• Jenna-King Shepherd - Austin Shepherd's Wife (Episode 172)
• Todd Steussie - Former Viking Left Tackle (Episode 108)
• Matt Waldman - Rookie Scouting Portfolio (Episode 110)
• Paul Allen - KFAN/Radio Voice of the Vikings (Episode 111)
• Redoing the 2011 Vikings Draft (Episode 123)
• Every Vikings Starting QB Ever. Ranked. (Episode 128)
• Dave Schwartz - Kare 11 (Episode 130)
• Matt Vensel - Star Tribune (Episode 132)
• Chad Greenway - Vikings Linebacker (Episode 133)
• Andy Talks Vikings with Uncle Nick while Cooking General Tso's Chicken (Episode 135)
• Andrew Krammer - 1500 ESPN (Episode 137)
• Luke Inman, Sam Ekstrom, Arif Hasan (Episode 145)
• Arif Hasan - Daily Norseman/Vikings Journal (Episode 227)
• Michael Grey - WBBL Grand Rapids (Episode 166)
• Ron Johnson - Former Gophers/Ravens Wide Receiver (Episode 180)

All this and other "You ain't seen nothing yet. Wait until 2016." nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Purple_FTW_Podcast_-_The_Best_of_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have been perpetually searching for a big-bodied, go up and get it type wide receiver ever since Sidney Rice left. Here we are again. We were fortunate to find the electric Stefon Diggs late in the draft (5th round) and past two drafts have been prodigious in terms of wide receivers available with no sign of slowing down. Could the Vikes find another stud late to pair with Diggs? Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) drops some knowledge on us about some late round sleeper wideouts Vikings fans should keep their eye on.

Today's Roster Includes
• Corey Davis, Western Michigan
• De’Runnya Wilson, Miss State
• Rashard Higgins, Colorado State
• Leonte Carroo, Rutgers
• Devon Cajuste, Stanford
• Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia
• Braxton Miller, Ohio State
• Ricky Seals-Jones, Texas A&M

All this and other "Let's find on the field Josh Gordon 2.0" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Episode_229_-_NFL_Draft_Forecast_with_Luke_Inman_-_Sleeper_WRs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:25pm CDT

Our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings secured their spot in the playoffs tonight with an emphatic win 49-17 over the New York Giants. The Vikes defense feasted on Eli Manning while Teddy Bridgewater continued his high level of play. The Purple's task is clear: Win next Sunday in Lambeau and win the division and a home Wild Card round playoff game. Let's. Go.

We In Da Tourney Talking Points Include
• Playoffs, Homeboy
• The Non-Existent Primetime Curse
• The Zimmer Hellfire Defense is Healthy
• The Giants DGAF
• Teddy Continues to Roll
• Adrian's Gonna Win the Rushing Title
• #FreeMcKinnon
• Props to Kyle Rudolph
• Offensive Line Hodge Podge
• Danielle Hunter is Ahead of Schedule
• Blair Walsh if Redic
• Mission: Win The North
• Flex Appeal - Vikings/Packers on SNF
• I Love Nick Swardson
• Listener Mailbag

All this and other "You hear that? We just picked Eli again." nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Episode_228_-_Playoffs_Vikings-Giants_Recap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:25am CDT

The path for the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings is clear: Win Two Games, Win The North. To do that the Purple will have to win in prime time and beat the Packers, things that have been sparse as of late (just ask #VikingsTwitter). The Odell Beckham-less New York Football Giants stand in the way first (although the issue was up in the air during recording). We welcome Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) back into the friendly confines to talk about Gotham vs Twin Cities.

Other topics include how the Vikings got completely messed over in the Pro Bowl voting because fans are sheep, why Ron Jaworski is NOT a premier source for breaking news, if Teddy Bridgewater can keep playing the best ball of his career, how the Giants are basically the Browns without OBJ and Arif and I hand out presents to the team. Because 'tis the season or something.

All this and other "Andre Williams is the worst running back I've ever seen in my life" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Episode_227_-_Vikings_Face-Off_with_Arif_Hasan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings potentially got a Christmas Gift from Odell Beckham Jr by him acting a fool against Carolina and getting suspended for the Purple vs New York Football Giants Sunday Night Football showdown (pending appeal). Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) of The Daily Norseman rejoins the show to talk about if OBJ's actions warranted suspension and if the NFL has the fortitude to uphold said suspension on appeal even though it would mean one of the league's biggest stars missing a prime time game with playoff implications.

We also chatted about how men and women cannot be friends (sometimes), make fun of Josh Freeman and that 2013 Monday Night Football debacle in the Meadowlands, Di yells at me for wanting Eli over Peyton Manning in a last-minute drive situation, we bask in the greatness of Teddy Bridgewater's performance versus the Bears, and ponder if Adrian Peterson and Teddy B can co-exist for another season or if "All Day" will be "All Gone" in 2016.

All this and other "WHY DID JOSH FREEMAN THROW 53 TIMES?!?" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Episode_226_-_The_Josh_Freeman_Bowl_with_Di_Murphy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

With the NFL season winding down it's time to enter NFL MOCK DRAFT SEASON! Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) of eDraft and Cold Omaha joins us for his weekly draft take as we run through his first mock draft of the 2016 draft cycle.

Luke's Top-Five Include:
1. Tennessee Titans: Laremy Tunsil, Offensive Tackle, Ole Miss
2. San Diego Chargers: Ronnie Stanley, Offensive Tackle, Notre Dame
3. Cleveland Browns: Joey Bosa, Defensive End, Ohio State
4. Baltimore Ravens: Jalen Ramsey, Safety/Cornerback, Florida State
5. Detroit Lions: Vernon Hargreaves, Cornerback, Florida

Read up on the rest of Luke's Full First Round Mock Draft 1.0 at eDraft. (http://edraft.com/nfl/news/2016-nfl-mock-draft/) Spoiler: Vikings fans will enjoy who Luke gives us.

All this and other "I'm not smart enough to figure out playoff scenarios" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Direct download: Episode_225_-_NFL_Draft_Forecast_-_Lukes_Mock_Draft_1.0.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:13pm CDT

Our rendition of a holiday classic. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from us here at Purple FTW!

LYRICS:
Teddy the Throwman
Was an Elite NFL QB
When Norv Let Him Play, The Teddy Way
And He Wasn't Deferring to AP

Teddy the Throwman
Had Skinny Knees they Say
But When Norv Did Stop
The Seven Step Drops
How He Lit it Up on Sunday

There Must Have Been Some Magic
In Those Two Gloves He Does Wear
For When He Plays In HIS Offense
The Vikes Move the Ball Everywhere

Teddy the Throwman
Is Elite with Rookie Stefon
And Rudolph's Okay
And You Could Say
Mike Wallace is Decent When He's On

Gumpity Gump Gump
Gumpity Gump Gump
Look at Teddy Throw

Gumpity Gump Gump
Gumpity Gump Gump
Winning the North You Know

Teddy the Throwman
Charles Johnson is Also a Thing
And He Throws to Wright
And He Keeps it Tight
With 2 Catches, 24 Yards He Brings

Teddy the Throwman
Is a Great Marriage with Zim
And McKinnon is Fun
Running Out of the Gun
Good Thing Happen When You Give the Ball to Him

There Was a Bunch of Vikings Fans
Hating on the Kid From Louisville
But the Last Two Weeks Teddy Has Stood Up
And Told Them All to Chill

Teddy the Throwman
Is Gonna Lead Us to Rings
Open US Bank
And We Have to Thank
Teddy for Letting Us Have Nice Things

Gumpity Gump Gump
Gumpity Gump Gump
Look at Teddy Throw

Gumpity Gump Gump
Gumpity Gump Gump
Winning the North You Know

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:35pm CDT

Teddy Dave Bridgewater silenced a lot of critics Sunday with his four passing touchdown, zero interception and one rushing score performance at The Bank lifting the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings over the Chicago Bears 38-17 in a crucial game for the final playoff push. We recap the game that was and explain why it might have happened.....

Control Our Own Destiny Talking Points Include
• Teddy Bridgewater Quieted The Haters
• Teddy Ballgame
• Props to Norv Turner for Calling a Solid Game
• Freed McKinnon
• The Offense is Better Without Adrian Peterson
• Welcome Back Stefon Diggs!
• Take a Bow, Brian Robison
• The Defense Played Well Without Key Starters
• The Vikings Kickoff Coverage Game Needs Work.
• Mike Zimmer Coaching Nuggets
• Random Thoughts
• Giants Coming Up
• We Control Own Desitny: 2 Wins Get the North

All this and other "I'm not smart enough to figure out playoff scenarios" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_224_-_Teddy_Ballgame_-_Vikings-Bears_Recap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:51pm CDT

BONUS Bears-Vikings coverage this week with a special chat with show favorite Julie DiCaro (@JulieDiCaro) of 670 The Score in Chicago.

We talked about how Jay Cutler suddenly is being re-embraced by the Chicago faithful, how Vikings and Bears fans can be eerily similar, why 30-year old running back Matt Forte and 30-year old running back Adrian Peterson are extremely different, predictions for Sunday's game, and what it's like for Julie to be married to a diehard Minnesota Fightin' Vikings fan.

All that and other "Clark Griswold was a Vikings fan" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_223_-_Vikings-Bears_Preview_with_Julie_DiCaro.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

Star Wars is a thing. And the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings and the Chicago Bears are set to clash at TCF Bank Stadium Sunday like the Rebel Alliance and the Dark Side and the Romulans and the.... I've never seen Star Wars.... But Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) has! We talk about The Force as well as the Purple People Eaters as he makes his weekly stop.

We also chatted about which Vikings will make the Pro Bowl (not that the Pro Bowl matters), ask if Rick Spielman is underrated, why Linval Joseph being back is monsterous for our playoff chances, and Arif casts Vikings players as Star Wars characters. Because that's original.

All that and other "I've only seen the Family Guy Star Wars...." nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_222_-_Star_Wars_Vikings_with_Arif_Hasan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

The Week 15 showdown between the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings and the Chicago Windy City Bears is nigh! That's why we had Bears blogger Jeff Hughes (@DaBearsBlog) of Da Bears Blog in to discuss how his Monsters of the Midway look to try and play spoiler against our beloved Purple who need this home win to help solidify our playoff position.

We chatted about how Jeff likes the new regime in Chicago, how new media like blogs and podcasts have an edge over traditional outlets, if Jay Cutler has turned things around, Matt Forte being on the way out, how Teddy Bridgewater can get the sour taste of Arizona out of his mouth, and how the Vikes and Bears will end up Sunday afternoon at The Bank.

All that and other "Red Red Wine Make the Vikings Feel So Fine" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

Also, I'd rather be in the Red Wine Club than the Donut Club to be honest....

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_221_-_Red_Wine_Vikings__Bears_Talk_with_Jeff_Hughes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings begin their stretch run by welcoming in the Chicago Bears Sunday afternoon at The Bank. The Purple can keep their playoff and division title dreams alive simply by winning. What a novel concept.

We welcome in Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) of The Daily Norseman for her weekly hot takes as we discuss Week 16 Vikings-Giants being flexed to Sunday Night football, how the Purple can keep position in the playoff picture, if the "Primetime Curse" is a real thing, and how this damn team better get healthy if it wants to do anything in January.

All that and other "Connor McGregor Looks Like a Viking Until He Talks" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_220_-_Vikings_Punching_Cutler_with_Di_Murphy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

We're looking to shut em down today on this edition of the NFL Draft Forecast with Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) -- of eDraft and Cold Omaha -- as we talk about some hot cornerback prospects to watch heading into NFL Draft season.

This Week's Prospects Include
• Jalen Ramsey, Florida State
• Vernon Hargreaves, Florida
• Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech
• Tre'Davious White, LSU
• Desmond King, Iowa
• Mackensie Alexander, Clemson
• Eric Murray, Minnesota

All that and other "Stiff Hips" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_219_-_NFL_Draft_Forecast_with_Luke_Inman_-_Cornerbacks_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:18pm CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings did NOT lose by fiddy points as most of #VikingsTwitter expected, but did fall to the Arizona Cardinals 23-20 Thursday night. Teddy Bridgewater played one of the best games of his young career, yet will only be remembered for the strip sack that sealed the game for Arizona, the second game ending strip sack to end a 23-20 road game this season...

We discuss the game that was and look forward to remaining games on the schedule while determining if the Vikings can hold off Tampa Bay for the Wild Card or if Green Bay can still get got for the NFC North crown (spoiler: they can).

Other "Such a Vikings Way to Lose" Talking Points Include
• Two Ways to Look at Teddy's Game
• The Mandatory Norv Turner Talking Point
• Adrian Peterson Got Fed
• Wide Receiver Run Down
• Tight End Play is Official
• The Offensive Line Was What It Was
• The Injured Defense Played Decent
• Xavier Rhodes. Cmon Man
• Hai, Anthony Harris
• Trae Waynes Assessment
• 10-Days Off is Huge
• Playoff Picture

All that and other "Gotta Get To 10-6" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_218_-_We_Didnt_Lose_By_Fiddy_-_Vikings-Cardinals_Recap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:31am CDT

Well at least #CheeseburgerGate was a fun distraction as the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings limp into University of Phoenix Stadium tonight to take on the red hot 10-2 Arizona Cardinals. All the odds seem stacked against the 8-4 Purple as we struggle to keep our playoff hopes alive. At least McDonalds gave the team 100 burgers though...

Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) joins us for his weekly spot and we chat about how the Vikings can attempt to right the ship out in the desert. We also touch on whether Norv Turner needs to be fired for not catering to Teddy Bridgewater, if Adrian Peterson has a right to gripe about his usage, how the Zimmer Hellfire Defense can rebound from all of the injuries, and I complain about Jarius Wright not being a "true" slot receiver.

All that and other "I got the burgers that... will... I just got burgers" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_217_-_I_Got_These_Cheeseburgers_Man_with_Arif_Hasan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are limping into Thursday's showdown with the 10-2 Arizona Cardinals in a game that most Purple supporters are dreading. After the 38-7 dismantling at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, even the most fervent Purple Kool-Aid drinkers are anticipating an ass kicking on Thursday and us falling to 8-5. It's possible. It's also possible the Vikings blow the Cardinals out by thirty because football is stoopid.

Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) of The Daily Norseman makes her weekly appearance to vent about the Seahawks game, complain that we have no healthy safeties left, talk about how Teddy Bridgewater is being shafted and if the Vikings truly have to worry about missing the playoffs.

All that and other "I'm Glenn" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_216_-_The_Walking_Vikings_with_Di_Murphy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

For the second straight season, Teddy Bridgewater is operating behind a sub-par offensive line. And with the status of veterans John Sullivan and Phil Loadholt up in the air for 2016, the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings need to look for some new hosses up front in the upcoming Draft. Our man Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) of eDraft and Cold Omaha drops some knowledge on some o-line names to keep an eye on as draft season nears. Hopefully one (or more) of these dudes can keep Teddy on his feet.

Offensive Line Prospects Include
• Laremy Tunsil, OT Ole Miss
• Ronnie Stanley, OT Notre Dame
• Taylor Decker, OT Ohio State
• Jack Conklin, OT Michigan State
• Cody Whitehair, G Kansas State
• Spencer Drango, G Baylor
• Vadal Alexander, G LSU
• Landon Turner, G North Carolina
• Nick Martin, C Notre Dame
• Dan Voltz, C Wisconsin
• Max Tuerk, C USC

All that and other "I miss Charlie Johnson" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_215_-_NFL_Draft_Forecast_-_Got_Beef_with_Luke_Inman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:59pm CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings got embarrassed by the Seattle Sea-Chicken Seahawks Sunday afternoon at The Bank 38-7. The final score was not indicative of how one-sided the game was as the Purple defense gave up 38 points and 433 yards of offense to Seahawks, while Teddy and the Vikings offense was shutout and only had 4 snaps on the Seattle half of the field. It was an eye opening game for a team that has a short week and the 10-2 Arizona Cardinals on Thursday. We recap the game the was and remind ourselves that our season isn't over. Just like when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.

"Good Teams Don't Get Curb Stomped at Home" Talking Points Include:
• What does it mean to be a "true" fan?
• The Zimmer Hellfire Defense Was Non-Existent
• At Some Point Teddy Bridgewater Runs Out of Excuses
• Norv Turner Needs to be Fired
• Brandon Fusco is Terrible
• Adrian Peterson Wasn't a Factor
• Where Did Stefon Diggs Go?
• Antone Exum is Our Man
• Penalities Have Been Killing Us
• No Time to Hang Our Heads

All that and other "Crushed Like a Grape" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Direct download: Episode_214_-_Vikings-Seahawks_Recap_-_Its_Not_Over.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:07pm CDT

The playoffs start NOW for the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings as the remaining schedule features zero easy games starting with Sunday as we welcome the Seattle "Bad Defense and Balling Offense" Seahawks into The Bank.

Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) makes his weekly pit stop to discuss how the Purple can prevail over the Blueish-Neon Green and make a push for the 2-seed. We also chat about Warren Moon's thoughts on Teddy Bridgewater, how Mike Zimmer plans to corral Russel Wilson, Harrison Smith or Earl Thomas/Kam Chancellor, if the Vikings offense is turning into the 2012 Adrian Peterson Offense, and we predict NFL coaching changes just for the LOLs.

All that and other "Jarius Wright is no Markus Wheaton" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_213_-_Anthony_Creed_with_Arif_Hasan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

If the playoffs started today, the 3-seeded Minnesota Fightin' Vikings would be hosting the 6-seed Seattle Seahawks. Which makes Sunday's showdown at The Bank both a potential playoff preview and an opportunity for a statement win as the Purple look to solidify our playoff position as the 2015 season barrels on.

Dayna O'Gorman (@DaynaOG) of the NFL Female Podcast rejoins the show to talk about how her beloved Seahawks and Legion of Boom Legion of Whom will matchup against Teddy Bridgewater and The Zimmer Hellfire Defense.

We also recap her emotions after last year's Super Bowl, why Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas get more buzz than Harrison Smith, how Russell Wilson and Teddy are more similar than not, why the 2015 Vikings and the 2013 Seahawks are alike, and if young Thomas Rawls can go yard-for-yard with Adrian Peterson

All that and other "Sherman's gonna blanket Mike Wallace" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_212_-_Vikings-Seahawks_Preview_with_Dayna_OGorman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

The 8-3 Minnesota Fightin' Vikings took care of business against the Falcons, but have to prepare to pluck yet another bird as the Seattle Seahawks roll into The Bank on Sunday. Di Murphy (@DiMurphy) of The Daily Norseman makes her triumphant return to the show to talk about our favorite Purple Squadron.

Dranking the Kool-Aid Topics Include
• The glory of Anthony Barr and the Zimmer Hellfire Defense
• Does Adrian have a legit shot at the rushing record?
• Pro Bowler: Yea or Nah?
• Can Teddy have career day versus this formerly good defense?
• Where the heck is Mike Wallace?
• Why are the Seahawks favored?
• Can the Vikings win the two-seed?
• And much, much more.

All that and other "Legion of Whom?" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_211_-_Vikings._So_Hot_Right_Now_with_Di_Murphy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

The 2nd installment of our NFL Draft Forecasts is here. Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) of eDraft and Cold Omaha is back to drop knowledge on 10 impact skill position players today. Names both Vikings fans and fantasy football gurus should tabs on as the draft approaches.

Prospects Include
• Ezekiel Elliott, RB Ohio State
• Derrick Henry, RB Alabama
• Devontae Booker, RB Utah
• Laquon Treadwell, WR Ole Miss
• Michael Thomas, WR Ohio State
• Corey Coleman, WR Baylor
• Josh Doctson, WR TCU
• Tyler Boyd, WR Pitt
• Jake Butt, TE Michigan
• Hunter Henry, TE Arkansas
• De'Runnya Wilson, WR Mississippi State

All that and other "WHERE IS KJ MAYE?!" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: UPDATE_Episode_210_-_NFL_Draft_Forecast_-_10_Hot_FLEX_with_Luke_Inman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:50pm CDT

Our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings secured their perch atop the NFC North again with a decisive 20-10 road win over the Atlanta Falcons Sunday afternoon at the sparsely populated Georgia Dome. The win put the bad taste of the Green Bay out of the mouths of Vikings fans and renews hope for the 2015 campaign as we steamroll toward the playoffs. We recap our Devils going down to Georgia.

The #AllinWithZim Talking Points Include
• First place in the NFC North (8-3)
• Do we resemble the 2013 Seahawks?
• Adrian Peterson had a Man Sized Game
• The Mandatory Teddy Bridgewater Talking Point
• Offensive Line Wasn't Bad?
• I Don't Trust Norv Turner
• Kyle Rudolph Might Be Okay
• Mike Zimmer: Coach of the Year?
• The Zimmer Hellfire Defense Will Travel
• Anthony Barr Take a Bow
• We Can't Have These Penalties
• Random Thoughts

All that and other "Blandejo is still bad" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_209_-_Leading_the_North_-_Vikings-Falcons_Recap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:35pm CDT

Black Friday shopping sucks. You should curl up with a nice podcast instead and join Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) and me as we chat about the 7-3 Minnesota Fightin' Vikings as we prepare to make Atlanta howl on Sunday. The Purple have a prime opportunity to get back up after the Packer debacle and solidify themselves as a playoff team by going into the Georgia Dome and taking care of business against the 6-4 Falcons. Fake crowd noise be damned.

All that and other "Roasted Dirty Birds" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_208_-_Black_Friday_Stinks_with_Arif_Hasan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful. It also falls on a #ThrowBackThursday, so it's good synergy to revisit one of my favorite podcast interviews, my chat with KFAN personality and Radio Voice of the Minnesota Vikings Paul Allen (@PAontheMic). The podcast has afforded me many opportunities to chat with some great guests and serve an audience of passionate Vikings football fans and for that I have a tremendous amount to be thankful for.

So sit back and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family, watch some football, take a food coma nap, and if you have some time listen to PA and I talk some Vikings football from April (three weeks before the draft). It's funny to see where our hot takes when both right and wrong.

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_207_-_Thanksgiving_Special_TBT_Interview_with_Paul_Allen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

Sunday sucked but there's not time to dwell in the NFL as the 7-3 Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are still in prime position to make a playoff push and make some noise in the postseason. Ted Glover (@purplebuckeye) and Eric Thompson (@Eric_J_Thompson) of The Daily Norseman stop by to briefly reminisce about the 30-13 Sunday curbstomping, look ahead towards the pivotal matchup with the Atlanta Falcons, and chat about how to go Feastmode at Thanksgiving.

All that and other "It's the Damn Squirrel's Fault" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_206_-_Vikings_Get_Back_Up_with_Ted_Glover__Eric_Thompson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

The NFL Draft is six months away and the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are in the thick of the playoff race, but it's never to early to start glancing at who might make the Purple drink a little bit strong next season. That's why we're launching a new weekly segment with out man Like Inman (@Luke_Spinman) of eDraft and Cold Omaha to talk about the college prospects to keep an eye on as the season winds down, we dive into the abyss of the offseason, and we look forward to people reading names at a podium in Chicago.

Today We Looked at 12 Hot Non-QB Draft Prospects
• Jalen Ramsey, S/CB, FSU
• Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida
• Robert Nkemdiche, DE/DT. Ole MIss
• Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole MIss
• Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor
• Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
• Jonathan Bullard, DT, Florida
• Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama
• Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
• Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame
• Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
• Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss

All that and other "#TankForTreadwell" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_205_-_NFL_Draft_Forecast_with_Luke_Inman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:52pm CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings fell to the Green Bay "our fans own stock, tee hee" Packers 30-13 Sunday afternoon at The Bank. The game was an opportunity to show the world that the Purple were more than just a young team on the rise, but we failed to do so due to mental mistakes, penalties and poor offensive line play. Ah well. The sun still rises tomorrow and we still get a chance to boatrace the Falcons next Sunday. Life at 7-3 is still darn good. But recap the game that was.

"Blerrrggggggg" Talking Points Include
• Squirrel > Ragnar
• The Offensive Line Regressed
• Teddy Outplayed Rodgers
• Norv Doesn't Do Teddy Any Favors
• The Defense Did Not Have a Banner Day
• The Vikings Beat the Vikings with Penalties
• Eddie Lacy is Still Fat. (But Kinda Good Again)
• Kyle Rudolph Love
• Mike Wallace Shade
• Adrian Was MIA
• Not Ready For Prime Time?
• James Jones Was Wearing a Hoodie

All that and other "I Told You About the Shirts" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_204_-_Faith_Vikings-Packers_Recap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm CDT

It's almost time to party. We're only two days away from our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings welcoming in the Green Bay 2nd in the Division Packers for the biggest throwdown of the 2015 campaign. We brought in our man Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) to help get us ready for Border Battle 1.0 as well as expand on his latest piece about chlling out on Teddy Bridgewater.

Other topics include: why comparing Teddy to Alex Smith isn't necessarily an insult, how the Zimmer Hellfire Defense can put the clamps on Aaron Rodgers, why the Packers offense is suddenly anemic, what to expect from Teddy and the passing game against the suddenly not frisky so Packers defense, and why the Purple's recent record means absolutely nothing against the Green and Gold on Sunday.

All that and other "T-Shirts Are Dumb" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_203_-_Vikings-Packers_Border_Battle_with_Arif_Hasan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

Border Battle 1.0 is nearly upon us. Will the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings assert their dominance over the NFC North or will the Green Bay Packers stage a second act comeback? We welcome in Alex Gelhar (@AlexGelhar), NFL.com Fantasy Writer and Packer apologist, to the show to dissect who will be Ronda Rousey and who will be Holly Holm Sunday afternoon at The Bank. (We're obvious Holly Holm.)

We chatted about what Aaron Rodgers' deal is, if Adrian Peterson can keep up his historic 2012 pace, where the Vikings' passing game is going wonky, how the Zimmer Hellfire Defense matches up against the Packers offense, and much much more. Also I bug the heck out of Alex about my subpar fantasy team because YOLO.

All that and other "BEAT GREEN BAY" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_202_-_Vikings-Packers_Preview_with_Alex_Gelhar_of_NFL.com.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:06pm CDT

The HUGE Border Battle week is upon us as Mike Zimmer and the NFC North leading Minnesota Fightin' Vikings (7-2) prepare to welcome in the loser of three-straight professional football contests Green Bay Packers (6-3). Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) of The Daily Norseman joins us for her weekly spot to talk about the Purple as we scheme on how to defeat the Green, Yellow and Blaze Orange.

Di and I chatted about what it's like to have the #1 Defense in the NFL, how Adrian is back and on pace to win the rushing title (almost by default), why Kyle Rudolph should be benched forever, what Teddy and Norv need to do to get this passing game on fleek, and we play America's newest favorite game What Pisses Di Off More?

All that and other "BEAT GREEN BAY" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_201_-_They_Hate_Us_Cause_They_Aint_Us_with_Di_Murphy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

Our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings (7-2) are alone at the top of the NFC North. Breath. It. In, Vikings Fans.

The Purple secured our perch with a 30-14 (but really 34-14 if Kyle "18.5M GTD" Rudolph wasn't a thing) road win over the upstart Oakland Raiders. The defense and running game paved the way for the fifth straight Vikings win and all the momentum as we roll back home to take on the Green Bay Packers next Sunday afternoon at The Bank. Damn it feels good to be a gangsta right now...

We Survived The Black Hole Talking Points Include
• Dat Zimmer Hellfire Defense is on Fire
• Adrian Peterson is Legit Again
• Teddy “WON” the First Teddy-Carr Bowl
• WTH ARE THE WIDE RECEIVERS?!
• Linval Joseph is #ELITE
• The Mandatory Kyle Rudolph Talking Point
• Harrison Brings the Boom
• The Raiders Offense is Going to be GOOD
• Replace TJ Clemmings with Austin Shepherd
• Replace Andrew Sendejo with Antone Exum Jr
• Cordarrelle Patterson's Blind Squirrel Moment
• Blair Walsh is NOT a Concern
• Sign-up for Lyft and your first ride up to $20 is on us!
• Bookmark and Support us on Amazon!

All that and other "BRING ON THE PACKERS!!!" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_200_-_NFC_North_Leaders_-_Vikings-Raiders_Recap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:37pm CDT

I've been introduced to #RaidersTwitter, so today's show art should go over real well....

It's another Arif Hasan Friday here on Purple FTW! We chat with our man about the upcoming throwdown between the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings and the Los Angeles St. Louis Oakland Raiders. Topics covered include: the almost unprecedented level at which Linval Joseph is playing, breaking down which individual skills Derek Carr and Teddy Bridgewater are better at, how Bill "3x5" Musgrave has changed since leaving the Vikings, why Arif wants to marry Anthony Barr, and we go over Pro Bowl picks aka ALL IN FOR JOE WEBB.

All that and other "I Dare Anyone To Do THIS to Zimmer" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: UPDATE_-_Episode_199_-_Vikings-Raiders_Preview_with_Arif_Hasan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings (6-2) are preparing to enter palatial and historic O.co stadium Sunday afternoon to take on the Los Angeles Oakland Raiders (4-4).  To get some insight on the opposition, we welcomed in Asher Mathews (@AsherMathews) of Thoughts From the Dark Side Raiders blog to talk a little Silver and Black.

We talked about the Derek Carr-vs-Teddy Bridgewater debate, how our former boy Bill "3x5" Musgrave is doing things in Oakland, why the Zimmer Hellfire Defense™ vs said offense is the key to Sunday's matchup, how the Raiders defense can get got by Teddy and the Vikings, and I demand gratitude from Asher as we saved his franchise from the stank of Troy Williamson (because you know Al Davis would've loved that speed).

All that and other "Vikings Fans are Sadomasochists!" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_198_-_The_Autumn_Wind_is_a_Viking_with_Asher_Mathews.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34am CDT

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are 6-2 at the midway point of the 2015 campaign. It's a hellagood start so let's celebrate by handing out some hellabad fake mid-season awards!

The Categories Are....
• Best Offensive Lineman
• Best Rookie
• TJ Maxx Best Value
• Best Zimmer-ism
• Best Offensive Player
• Best Defensive Player
• Best Comparison of a Vikings Player to a Food Item
• Best Special Teams Player
• Best Injured Linebacker
• Most Underrated Viking
• Most Overrated Viking
• Best Game So Far
• Best Vikings Podcast....

We also pay tribute to the recently departed, and former love of my life, Chase Ford. #RIP #ItsAllAboutTheU

All that and other "Bradley Cooper should replace Sendejo" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_197_-_The_Vikings_Mid-Season_Awards.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:50pm CDT

The war of words between Mike Zimmer and Jeff Fisher has spilled over into the following week. I say they just settle this the old school way... Street Fighter II: Turbo Edition battle. But that's just me...

MOVING ON! The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings (6-2) are tied for the 5th best record in the NFL and have a share of the NFC North lead as we roll into Oakland to take on the suddenly not terribad Oakland Raiders and fellow sophomore quarterback phenom Derek Carr.

We welcome Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) of The Daily Norseman back in to talk about the Lamarcus Joyner cheap shot on Teddy, the reputation of Gregg Williams and Jeff Fisher, how we can get a win Sunday in The Black Hole, and the absurdity of Stan Kroenke vs The Media's #Bathroomgate.

All that and other "Belichick is M. Bison" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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Direct download: Episode_196_-_Street_Fightin_Vikings_with_Di_Murphy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:41am CDT

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.

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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.

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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
• Visit our new sponsor Stars Draft for Daily Fantasy Sports!
• Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love!

All that and other "We're On To The Bye Week" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin
Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher
Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon
Play Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraft

Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is
   created by & produced by deeB.
To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb

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.

Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin
Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher
Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon
Play Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraft

Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is
   created by & produced by deeB.
To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb

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