Purple FTW! Podcast

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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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

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_132_-_Vikings_Vacation_with_Matt_Vensel_of_the_Star_Tribune.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:25pm CST

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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

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_131_-_Vikings_as_Movies_with_Uncle_Nick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CST

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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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

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_129_-_Vikings_PhunkeeDuck_with_Dave_Schwartz_of_Kare_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:01pm CST

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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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

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


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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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

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

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

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

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

Listen in and find out why.

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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

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

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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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

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

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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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


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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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

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

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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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

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

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

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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.


Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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

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

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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.


Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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

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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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

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

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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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

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

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


An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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

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

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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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


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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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


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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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

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

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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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


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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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

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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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

Direct download: Episode_114_-_Vikings_Mock_Draft_Fiesta_-_Purple_FTW_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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


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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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


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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is
   created by & produced by deeB.
To hear more of his tracks, check


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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is
   created by & produced by deeB.
To hear more of his tracks, check


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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is
   created by & produced by deeB.
To hear more of his tracks, check


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

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

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

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

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is
   created by & produced by deeB.
To hear more of his tracks, check

Direct download: Episode_108_-_Interview_with_Todd_Steussie_-_Purple_FTW_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm CST

Your bracket is toast, time to get back to Vikings football! Tom Schreier (@tschreier3) of Cold Omaha and 105 The Ticket joins the show to talk about the latest Minnesota Vikings news, what big things are going down at the Twin Cities newest sports radio station on the rise, as well as Tom's path in the world of sports journalism at the co-founding of CO.

The Vikings continue to show that they're truly a year round spectacle as there's always news/drama brewing as we saw last week with Mike Wallace & the Pounceys, the latest staredown between Spielman and Adrian's camp, as well as Adrian birthday camel. Because why not. If AP doesn't want to be a Viking, at least he can be Aladdin.

Other Adrian Camel talking points include:
• The Mandatory Adrian Peterson talking point
• Zimmer wants  Teddy to get heavy
• Jerick McKinnon wants to "be that guy" in 2015
• Mike Wallace is a Coward according to the Pouncey brothers
• Vikings West working out – All over Social Media
• Vikings hire new assistant DL coach Rob Rodriguez (Also an unprovoked Mike Price cheap shot)
• Vikings Free Agency Update
• The Steve LaCroix Greg Jennings Joke. Not a big deal
• Feature Interview with Tom Schreier
• What is Cold Omaha?
• His start in writing. Working with 105 The Ticket
• Thoughts on Adrian
• Take on Rick's laid back Free Agency approach
• Mike Wallace vs Greg Jennings
• What can Teddy become?
• Norv Turner love. Great OC, terrible HC
• Mike Zimmer's head coaching style. Sustainable long term?
• Can Cordarrelle bounce back?
• Tom's STONE COLD HOT TAKE
• The Gauntlet
• 2015: Leading Rusher, Breakout Player & Record Prediction
• The Ultimate Christian Ponder Revenge Scenario
• Tom's favorite types of interviews & columns
• Twitter Qs
• Who should the Vikings Draft at 11?
• What's coming up from 105 The Ticket & Cold Omaha

All of this and other  shenanigans on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is
   created by & produced by deeB.
To hear more of his tracks, check


We throwback to the time in 2013 during Episode 34 of the Purple FTW! Podcast when Slick Rick Spielman trades back into the 1st round (for the third year in a row) to snag potential franchise QB Teddy Bridgewater at pick 32. My joy. Is. Obvious.

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is
   created by & produced by deeB.
To hear more of his tracks, check

 

 

Direct download: tbt_-_Teddy_is_dr11afted.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

Math is hard. That's why we brought Brad Davis (@DeltaBCDad) on the show to breakdown his three-part statistical analysis at Vikings Territory on the likelihood of Adrian Peterson's decline as a running back. 30-years old has been the standard age cliff for NFL RBs, but does the data suggest that Adrian will follow the trend or buck it? (No matter which team he's on)

We get into the numbers with Brad as well as talk recent offseason moves as the Minnesota Vikings, not just the NFL, have become a year round sport. #VikingsTwitter may be upset with the lack of free agent action and Jennings being cut, but the Vikings are building for beyond 2015 -- not loading up for a one year Super Bowl or bust push (ala 2009).

Teddy's the face of the franchise and hopefully will have a decade+ of success here in Minnesota. It makes sense to build a young team with him rather than fill the cap with bloated veteran contracts in an attempt to "win" free agency. Ask the Buccaneers how that worked out last year...

Other Mike "William" Wallace talking points include:
• Rick Spielman does. Not. Give. An Eff.
• Mike Wallace traded to the Vikings
• Greg Jennings: Yee Gon
• The Vikings are building for BEYOND 2015
• Missing out on Michael Johnson
• Adrian flies commercial
• Cardinals in the #TradrianPeterson derby?
• Winning Free Agency does not equal success
• Brad Davis - What was the genesis of the Adrian statistical analysis?
• Why should this trilogy interest Vikings fans?
• Standard logic says the year off will help Adrian. Legit?
• The 4 Metrics of RB Success: Yards per carry, WPA, DD, and APA
• Why were the other 33 RBs chosen for the analysis?
• What RB most resembles Adrian metrics wise?
• What do the numbers show: Decline or No Decline?
• Brad's STONE COLD HOT TAKE
• The Gauntlet
• Does Brad agree with Rick Spielman's laid back approach to FA?
• Given the choice: Jennings or Wallace?
• Over/Under 1.5 Super Bowl wins for Teddy Bridgewater as the Vikings QB?

All of this and other “when did they start using letters in math” shenanigans on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is
   created by & produced by deeB.
To hear more of his tracks, check


Austin Belisle (@austincbelisle) – the newest edition to Vikings Territory – joins the podcast to talk about the Minnesota Vikings and their journey through free agency, the Adrian Peterson (continued) drama, & the NFL Draft as we sail towards another season of the Purple.

The Vikings have been on the sidelines during free agency, while everyone and their mother spends like drunk sailors (*cough* Eagles *cough*), but as always we trust in Rick Speilman. It's better to win in the fall & winter than win in March. In the meantime, let that cash & cap room pile up. Make Huell and Kuby want to lay on it in the storage unit.

Other piles of cash in a storage unit talking points include:
• I replied to a Twitter troll (I rarely do)
• Vikings News
• Free Agency: Arif's live blog at Vikings Territory is "on fleek"
• Tom Johnson & Cullen Loeffler re-sign
• Shaun Hill or T-Jack as the backup QB?
• Free Agent targets the Vikings have shown interest in.
• The Mandatory Adrian Peterson Talking Point
• Bro Hug analysis
• Adrian doesn't get to demand more money from the Vikings. Period.
• My Adrian Peterson trade prediction. #LockItUp
• Robert Griffith nominated for NFLPA Executive role
• Matt Birk will be NFL Commissioner.
• Sidney Rice – Donating brain to science
• 49ers sign Jerome Simpson - Bahahahahaahah
• Austin Belisle - Why Vikings Territory?
• Free Agent Frenzy
• Is Greg Jennings the #1 receiver?
• Thoughts on Adrian
• Could McKinnon be a featured back?
• Projecting year 2 of the Teddy & Zimmer Project
• #TeamCutOrRestructure - Greenway, Jennings, B-Rob
• Draft Priorities
• Austin's STONE COLD HOT TAKE
• The Gauntlet
• Rick Swap: What would Austin do in Spielman's chair?
• Austin describes himself as a draft prospect. (Spoiler: High Motor)
• Next week on Purple FTW 106...

All of this and other “#TradrianPeterson” shenanigans on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is
   created by & produced by deeB.
To hear more of his tracks, check


Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) drops in to talk NFL free agency and what moves our beloved Minnesota Fightin' Vikings might make in it. The free agency floodgates open at 4pm ET on March 10th. This is a primer for who the Vikings might be talking a stab at to fill out the roster as we hurtle towards the draft and yet another beautiful season of Teddy, Zimmer, and NORVVVVVV!

Spendin' Dat Cheddar Talking Points Include:
• Thoughts on the Cassel Trade. What does this mean for the backup QB spot? (T-JACK!)
• Zimmer & Spielman meet with Adrian. #BroHugs
• Adrian's 2015 team is the ____?
• Arif's Adrian article made waves this week (Arfart)
• The Salary Cap: Facts, Myths, & Misconceptions
• How contract restructuring works & why teams do it
• In House Free Agents the Vikings should keep
• The BIG Name FAs – Chance Or No Chance?
• Arif's Top-10 from his Vikings Journal FA List
• Andy's Bottom Barrel Value Options: Smart or Nah?
• Freaky Friday: Arif swaps bodies with Spielman this offseason. What moves does he make in FA & the draft.

All of this and other “OOOO, should the Vikings sign ______?!” shenanigans on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is
   created by & produced by deeB.
To hear more of his tracks, check


Brandon Warne (@Brandon_Warne) of 105 The Ticket, Fangraphs, and Sports Data LLC stops by to talk Twins baseball as well as our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings.

Went baseball today because spring is around the corner, pitchers and catchers are already at spring training, and there's only so much Adrian Peterson f***** speculation that the human mind can take. Plus what better way to wait for training camp in Mankato than grabbing a beer and watching the Twins give it their best at Target Field?

Vikings wise, the Adrian drama continues to unfold as he won his appeal in Federal Court. Even though the NFL is appealing, this will give the Vikings flexibility with what it wants to do with the 30-year old running back once the new league opens on March 10th.

Boys of Summer Talking Points Include:
• Vikings News
• The mandatory Adrian Peterson talking point
• Free Agent Cuts: Who the Vikings might chase
• Current Vikings who might get cut
• Purple FTW! Draft Wishlist – Volume 1
• New Viking Brandon Bostick talks death threats
• Fanspeak love. Get yo mock draft & salary cap on!
• Harrison Smith got extended (Nope)
• Where Brandon got his start in sports journalism
• Why hope for the 2015 Twins?
• Was Gardy really to blame or just a scapegoat?
• Will the young guns finally emerge in 2015? (Sano, Buxton)
• Paul Molitor as a manager
• Torii Hunter: Legit or Schtick?
• Phil Hughes' attempt to repeat history
• Can Joe Mauer bounce back?
• Ervin Santana: FA splash. Worth the money?
• Twins or Wolves
• Thoughts on the 2014 Vikings Season
• Adrian's 2015 team is _____.
• If you were Spielman, what would you do this offseason?
• The maturation of Teddy Bridgewater
• Brandon's STONE COLD HOT TAKE
• 5 years from know, where will 105 The Ticket be in the Twin Cities sports radio hierachy?
• THE TWINS HAVE A GUY NAMED MARK HAMBURGER
• My “House of Cards” Season 3 rant. SPOILERS

All of this and other “Bi-Lateral Strengthness” shenanigans on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is
   created by & produced by deeB.
To hear more of his tracks, check


Lindsey Young (@LindseyMNSports) rejoins the show to talk about our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings as we head into the offseason of Year 2 of Teddy & Zimmer.
Even with a good head coach and young franchise QB in place, the unavoidable talking point continues to be Adrian Peterson and his future with the Vikings. I open the show with my two cents on the current chapters in the AP drama.
Lindsey brightens up the show though as we skew positive and talk about the bright future of the Purple People Eaters as well as the young Timberwolves getting an old Timberwolf back in the fold!

“Uneasy” Talking Points Include:
• Andy opens with an Adrian editorial
• Vikings News
• Zimmer talks about Teddy & Cordarrelle
• Who I want in the Draft
• Vikings salary cap aka Bless you Rob Brzezinski
• Lindsey's cameo in Kare 11's Vikings Extra
• What happened LAST time she was on Purple FTW
• Thoughts on the Vikings 2014
• Norv & Teddy = Beautiful Marriage
• NFL Combine aka The Underwear Olympics
• Rick speak. Buying the Vikings unified front?
• Takes on Adrian's latest comments to Ben Goessling
• Who does Lindsey want in the NFL Draft?
• Teddy vs Johnny Football. Heh
• Timberwolves: Kevin Garnett is back! What does it mean for the team?
• Stone Cold Hot Take
• The Gauntlet
• What move would she make if she was Spielman for a day?
• Lindsey throws out a logic team for Adrian in 2015
• What happens first: Vikings make the NFC title game or Wolves make the playoffs?
• Which Vikings “Adam Thielens” it and have a breakout 2015?
• 2015 Record Predictions
• Online Dating chatter

All of this and other “Fool me three times, you're Norv Turner” shenanigans on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is
   created by & produced by deeB.
To hear more of his tracks, check

Direct download: Episode_102_-_Adrian_Peterson_ByeFelicia_with_Lindsey_Young.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:47pm CST

The offseason of love continues this week as Christopher Gates, founder of The Daily Norseman (@DailyNorseman) joins us from Europe as we discuss the latest about the Minnesota Vikings.

EuroVikes Talking Points Include:
• Vikings News
• Kevin Warren Promoted to COO
• McKinnon Rehabbing
• Bye, Jerome
• How Chris Started The Daily Norseman
• His Top-3 Favorite Vikings of All-Time
• Christian Ponder Ponderings
• Why Antoine Winfield always had two pair playing cards at Canterbury.
• Do the Vikings REALLY Want Adrian Back or is this all poker?
• Mandatory Adrian Peterson Talking Point
• Overall Thoughts on the 2014 Vikings
• Chris' Article: Mike Zimmer is a Rare Breed
• Teddy. Summarized
• My Take: Rick Spielman is a Top-3 GM
• One Guy Chris Would Stand on the Table for in the NFL Draft (Think: Kazaam)
• My Conspiracy Theory About the New Bird Killer Stadium
• Chris' Stone Cold Hot Take
• The Gauntlet
• Who Would Play Who in “DN: The Movie”? (WE FORGOT ARIF!)
• The Daily Norseman Mock Draft Database

All of this and other “In Rick We Trust” shenanigans on the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is
   created by & produced by deeB.
To hear more of his tracks, check


What a long STRANGE trip it's been.

The Purple FTW! Podcast is officially 100 episodes deep. We take time out today to reflect on the first century of podcast non-sense, play a little Vikings-Super Bowl Trivia with Uncle Nick to pad the ego, and take a look forward to what big developments are going down with Purple FTW for the 2015 season.

I can't express enough gratitude to the listeners & great guests who have made this possible. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. #Skol

Century Club talking points include.
• Vikings News
• Adrian in Court
• We'll Take Adrian Back in 2015, Under 3 Conditions
• Harrison NEEDS to be Extended
• Duron Not a Viking. Not a Big Deal
• Critiquing Purple FTW Episode 1 - Week 14 Vikings-Ravens Recap (2013)
• Vikings-Super Bowl Trivia with Uncle Nick
• Thank Yous to Guests & Fans
• Big Announcement for the 2015 Season

All of this and other Hundo shenanigans on the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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

Direct download: Episode_100.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

Super Bowl Done. On to my 2nd favorite sport... NFL Offseason!

We've got some Vikings related HOT TAKES for your ear sensory organs. Now they're not "STONE COLD HOT TAKES", but they still have a little sizzle and should be enough to warm your heart even on the coldest winter day.

So grab some cocoa, put on the Netflix fake fire, and let Andy & Purple FTW burn down the house with Episode 99!

• Darrell Bevell will NEVER be an NFL Head Coach
• We've got OUR Brady & Belichick
• Jerick McKinnon will become a better Shane Vereen
• Greg Jennings is being Passive-Aggressive
• Benchwarmer Bob is 100% Right
• Duron Carter is Just a Guy (JAG)
• Manziel will be out of Football in 3-Years
• I don't feel bad for Kevin Williams
• Mick Tingelhoff should have been in the HOF YEARS ago
• 99% of Fan Reaction Videos are Fake.

All of this and other "1-4 in the Super Bowl ain't bad" shenanigans on the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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

Direct download: Episode_99_-_9.9_Vikings_Hot_Takes_-_Purple_FTW_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:35pm CST

On the first installment of PURPLE FTW! JUSTICE, we make a ruling on the case of "Super Bowl XLIX".

Representing the Seattle is Dayna O'Gorman (@DaynaOG), host of the NFL Female podcast and rabid Seahawks fan. She was a member of the "12s" back when they were terrible, so you know that she's legit.

General counsel for New England is Tom Murphy (@TMurph207), operator of sportsinfusion.net and all-around Boston sports aficionado.

Both sides will present their cases and the Honorable Andrew Jerome Carlson will act as judge, jury, and executioner on this matter on the maiden voyage of PURPLE FTW! JUSTICE.

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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


Adam Carlson (@MNVikingZombie), co-editor of The Viking Age and host of the Purple People Podcast, joined the program to talk everything Minnesota Vikings related.

How was 2014: The 1st Year of Zim & Teddy? What's Adrian's future? What will 2015 hold? We discuss.

Adam also operates the site The Undead Walking, hence The Walking Dead theme of the show. Something tells me Anthony Barr would do okay during the (inevitable) Zombie Apocalypse.

Viking Zombie Talking Points Include:
• Minnesota Vikings News
• A Purple FTW Voicemail Question!
• Duron Carter News
• How Adam got started with The Viking Age & Purple People Podcast
• Overall Thoughts on 2014
• Anthony Barr Love
• #TeamTeddy
• Zimmer Assessment
• The Future of Adrian Peterson
• Harrison Smith Man Love
• Free Agent Plans
• Draft Needs for the Vikings
• Super Bowl Thoughts
• Why is The Walking Dead So Popular?
• Mike Zimmer = Rick Grimes?
• Stone Cold Hot Take
• The Gauntlet
• 28 Days Later or Shaun of the Dead?
• What's The Best Zombie Apocalypse Weapon?

All of this and other "I am not Glenn" shenanigans on the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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

Direct download: Episode_97_-_The_Viking_Dead_with_Adam_Carlson_-_Purple_FTW_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:16pm CST

Andy asks himself, "Would I want the Vikings to "cheat" to get an advantage?"

 

An Andy Carlson Joint.


Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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

Direct download: Short_01_-_Do_I_Want_My_Team_To_Cheat.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30pm CST

Our man Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) kicks off our offseason with a live Senior Bowl report from Mobile, AL.

South SOUTH Alabama talking points include:
• Vikings News
• Players on Futures Contracts
• Coaching Staff Being Retained Intact
• Bill Musgrave got an OC job again
• Celebrity sightings at the Senior Bowl
• Did Luke get any facetime with Ricky?
• Mike Zimmer sightings
• Sources: Charlie Johnson will NOT be a Viking in 2015
• Who made themselves money at the Senior Bowl?
• Who lost the most?
• Specific Vikings targets at the Senior Bowl
• Luke's take on Andy's 5 Favorite Senior Bowl Names

All of this and other beginning of the offseason shenanigans on the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.


Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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

Direct download: Episode_96_-_Senior_Bowl_Fiesta_with_Luke_Inman_-_Purple_FTW_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:50pm CST

We round out our 2014 Vikings Wrap Up Extravaganza trilogy with an EPIC trilogy of those you know and love.

Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL), Editor for Vikings Territory & Senior Writer at Vikings Journal joins us in segment one to eulogize the 2014 Vikings as well as look forward to a promising 2015.

At intermission, I regale you with a jaunty tune while paying up on my bet from Week 16 with Frank from The MN Skinny (@MNSkinny).

Then Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) and Ted Glover (@purplebuckeye) of The Daily Norseman bring it on home with some piping hot Vikings, shoe, and Buckeye takes. (Go Ducks)

All of this and other shenanigans on Part 3 of the 2014 Vikings Wrap Up Extravaganza!

An Andy Carlson Joint.


Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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


Adam Warwas, co-founder of Vikings Territory, stops by to talk everything about the 2014 Vikings 7-9-0.

Talking points included Zimmer: Year One (including a HOT take from Adam), Teddy Bridgewater love, the future of Adrian Peterson, what Cordarelle needs to do in the offseason, and the offseason with Rick Speak.

We also announce an exciting development to watch for next season involving Vikings Territory AND Purple FTW!.

If you missed Part 1, hit it up. Make sure to check back Wednesday for Part 3 of the Purple FTW! 2014 Vikings Wrap Up Extravaganza!

An Andy Carlson Joint.


Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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


Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) of eDraft joins the show to put a bow on the 2014 season that was for the Minnesota Vikings as well as look forward to free agency and the draft.

Luke gives his takes on the Vikings' needs, potential free agent targets, as well as a preview of the upcoming rookie class including Luke's full 7-round mock draft for the Purple People Eaters.

Make sure to check back Tuesday & Wednesday for Parts 2 & 3 of the Purple FTW! 2014 Vikings Wrap Up Extravaganza!

An Andy Carlson Joint.


Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWin
Visit the Website: purpleftw.com
Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunes
We're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcher

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