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Our formula is this: Christian Ponder sucks! Each week host Dusty O'Connell is joined by Vikings blogger and analyst Arif Hasan (and occasionally guests from around the football blogosphere) to discuss the week in Minnesota Vikings news. Episodes generally include a review of the last Vikings game, a preview of the next one, Wildly Irresponsible Prognostications, a Number of the Week, plus top news of the football week and a Mailbag with some, um, interesting characters.

Our formula is this: Christian Ponder sucks! Each week host Dusty O'Connell is joined by Vikings blogger and analyst Arif Hasan (and occasionally guests from around the football blogosphere) to discuss the week in Minnesota Vikings news. Episodes generally include a review of the last Vikings game, a preview of the next one, Wildly Irresponsible Prognostications, a Number of the Week, plus top news of the football week and a Mailbag with some, um, interesting characters.
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Our formula is this: Christian Ponder sucks! Each week host Dusty O'Connell is joined by Vikings blogger and analyst Arif Hasan (and occasionally guests from around the football blogosphere) to discuss the week in Minnesota Vikings news. Episodes generally include a review of the last Vikings game, a preview of the next one, Wildly Irresponsible Prognostications, a Number of the Week, plus top news of the football week and a Mailbag with some, um, interesting characters.

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Episodes

Episode 252: The Field Takes Another Knee

10/15/2018
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Arif and James are here to recap the victory (with a price) over the Cardinals! We talk about the sudden emergence of the run game and Brian O'Neill, Thielen being seemingly unstoppable, and dead arm-ing it. We also revisit our discussion on last year's Vikings QBs in a "Where Are They Now"-type segment. (4:21) The field takes another knee (10:13) Game Recap (50:24) Case Closed? (56:36) Mailbag Arif - @Arifhasannfl James - @bigmono If you like our show please donate to...

Duration:01:10:43

Episode 251: When the Punter is your MVP...

10/11/2018
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Arif and James preview the Cardinals game with friend of the show Blake Allen Murphy. We talk about the pros and cons of just burning 17 millions dollars, the Vikings equivalent of the Jimmy Butler situation, and what Arif claims lead to his famous "collapse in coverage." (08:52) Kyle Rudolph YAC (16:11) Cardinals Preview (69:43) Mailbag (90:32) Arif's Fall From Grace Arif - @Arifhasannfl James - @bigmono If you like our show please donate to http://paypal.me/norsecode. You can also become a...

Duration:01:41:11

Episode 250: Ugly But Useful

10/9/2018
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The Vikings beat the Eagles and Arif and James are here to talk about it. We talk Dan Bailey, Zimmer, the best WR combo in the league, and the fact that the run game didn't stink! Also - Linval is hungry so what are YOU going to feed him? (08:52) Eagles Review (42:52) Mailbag Arif - @Arifhasannfl James - @bigmono If you like our show please donate to http://paypal.me/norsecode. You can also become a sustaining member of the show at http://www.patreon.com/norsecode MERCH! We are now selling...

Duration:01:32:12

Episode 249: Be a Man feat. Michael Kist of Bleeding Green Nation Radio

10/4/2018
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It's time to talk Eagles with Arif, James, and special guest Michael Kist of Bleeding Green Nation. We discuss both sides of the ball, if Wentz is slipping, and stories about the Macho Man Randy Savage. This is not an episode you will want to miss! (03:28) Eagles Preview with Michael Kist (52:49) Mailbag (59:54) Mascots Arif - @Arifhasannfl James - @bigmono Michael Kist - @MichaelKistNFL If you like our show please donate to http://paypal.me/norsecode. You can also become a sustaining member...

Duration:01:15:08

Episode 248: Breaking Down the Breakdown

10/2/2018
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Arif and James return to discuss every aspect of the Vikings 2018 defense and all of their problems. Included are solutions to the Anthony Barr issues (he might not be as big of an issue as you might think), the offensive line, and potentially the Vikings running game. Also Mitch Trubisky can throw left now (and seemed to be doing it to prove a point on Sunday) so we commiserate in Arif's claim to fame. All this and the mailbag on this episode of Norse Code! (00:35) Arif is old (02:29)...

Duration:01:35:50

Episode 247: A Work In Progress (feat. Joe McAtee of Turf Show Times)

9/25/2018
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Arif and James are back for a double episode to discuss whatever that was that happened against the Bills. It sort of qualified as football, I suppose. We also break down the Thursday night game with friend of the show Joe McAtee from the Turf Show Times! He's a fantastic guest that we've had on before and really enjoy. Also discussed is the Everson Griffen story. All this and the mailbag on this episode of Norse Code! (0:41) Back to the Future...2010 style (10:47) Everson Griffen (22:20)...

Duration:02:19:17

Episode 246: Previewing the Bills with Matthew Fairburn

9/20/2018
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Arif, James, and special guest Matthew Fairburn are here to preview the Bills game and figure out where it all went wrong in Buffalo. We talk about Nathan Peterman, Vonate Davis, and the tanking/trading that backfired them into a playoff spot last year. All this and the mailbag on this episode of Norse Code! (05:05) Bill Preview (35:35) Vonate Davis story (56:04) Mailbag Arif - @Arifhasannfl James - @bigmono Matthew Fairburn - @MatthewFairburn If you like our show please donate to...

Duration:01:18:29

Episode 254: Kicked Out In Green Bay

9/18/2018
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The tie happened and Arif and James are looking in Mike Priefer's general direction. Time to discuss that the Packers looked good, Cousins looked great at times, and that one penalty Green Bay fans can't shut up about. We take a deep dive at the game and discuss our THREE newest signings (Bailey, Tom Johnson, Aldrick Robinson). All this and the mailbag on this episode of Norse Code! (03:52) Green Bay Recap (20:49) Arif and the Twitter Timeline Warriors (55:38) New Signings (67:02) Mailbag...

Duration:01:27:15

Episode 244: How to Beat a T-1000

9/13/2018
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James and Arif are here to preview the Green Bay game with the help of a guest...kind of. Due to technical issues that always happen during the Green Bay shows (We blame YOU Justis) our interview with Michelle Bruton didn't save but we referenced it a ton and previewed it again ourselves. She's an excellent follow so please give check out her writing. (05:14) Packers Preview (38:28) Mailbag (54:32) James Gets Drunk on the Local News Arif - @Arifhasannfl James - @bigmono If you like our show...

Duration:01:01:27

Episode 234: Sam Bradford Eyes

9/10/2018
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Vikings win and Arif and James are here to break it down. We discuss Satan's Crowbar (Harrison Smith), the inconsistent Kirk Cousins, and the Halloween sequel they finished filming in Green Bay on Sunday night. Remember - the monster never really dies. Should someone be allowed to QB a team that wouldn't legally be allowed to drive home that night? And we also check in on the former Vikes qbs around the league and debate which one had the best week (hint: the one that didn't have to play)....

Duration:01:28:17

Episode 242: Limited Success

9/5/2018
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Arif and James are ready for the regular season and now so are you! We cover the 53 man roster, the 49er's game, the signing of Kahlil Mack, the release of Robison, the retirement of Neuman, and much more! Special guest this week is Evan Sowards of The49ersHub.com. Also on this week's show we discuss the fine Japanese food and drinks found at the Izakaya Ronin restaurant in Denver. If you donate to the Norse Code Patreon you will be entered into a drawing for swag from the London game!...

Duration:01:56:22

Episode 241: The Saltiest Kicker

8/28/2018
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Arif and James take time away from this MPR pledge-drive to talk to you about the victory over the Seahawks! Lots to break down including the offensive line, chemistry (or lack-thereof), and the Vikings going against our advice last week with the kicker battle. Salt! Salt! Salt! Where's the damned salt! If you donate to the Norse Code Patreon you will be entered into a drawing for swag from the London game! Minimum donation $1 and current donors are already eligible. Must get donation in by...

Duration:01:37:41

Episode 240: The Correct Pronunciation with Ben Baldwin

8/23/2018
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James and Ah-Riff are back to discuss the upcoming Seahawks preseason game with The Athletic's Ben Baldwin. We go in depth on their roster changes, their offensive line woes, and how a lack of innovation may be hindering them from being successful in the future. (02:06) Fantasy Football winners have been notified (03:54) Signing George Iloka (12:51) Seahawks Preview (76:00) Mailbag Arif - @Arifhasannfl James - @bigmono Ben Baldwin - @benbbaldwin If you like our show please donate to...

Duration:01:34:42

Episode 239: Athletic Sportswriters

8/20/2018
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James and Arif are here to discuss the sputtering offensive of the Vikings against the Jags. Arif has a major announcement in the opening few minutes of the show, an amount of shade the size of an eclipse occurs from an unlikely source, and James is on PEDs. All this and a review of the Jags game. (00:30) Announcement (09:00) An Eclipse of Shade (11:05) Jags Review (37:57) The Sack That Wasn't (57:13) Injuries (01:05:10) Mailbag (01:36:36) The Tiger Question Arif - @Arifhasannfl James -...

Duration:01:51:00

Episode 238: The Season of Upbeat Arif

8/15/2018
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Upbeat Arif and Realistic James are back to discuss the Vikings win over the Broncos in the preseason. Lots of discussion on the game, training camp, and the upcoming Jags matchups (camp practices AND the Saturday game). (09:10) Denver Review (22:47) Defend Your Take: Mike Hughes (45:40) Training Camp Observations (54:27) Jags Practice and Game (58:07) Mailbag If you have suggestions for potential locations for our live taping during training camp please tweet them at @norsecodeDN or email...

Duration:01:19:03

Episode 237: Rumors and Innuendo

8/8/2018
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James and Arif return to talk about a rumor Zimmer seemingly started, a rumor that Zimmer seemingly squashed, training camp updates, and the upcoming preseason game in Denver! (4:26) Anthony Barr Trade? (8:16) Richie Incognito (17:13) Camp (32:57) Denver Preseason Game (39:41) Mailbag If you have suggestions for potential locations for our live taping during training camp please tweet them at @norsecodeDN or email us at norsecodepodcast@gmail.com. Arif - @Arifhasannfl James - @bigmono If you...

Duration:01:17:10

Episode 236: Back to Work

8/1/2018
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It's time for Training Camp and another contract extension to discuss with James and Arif! We have so much to talk about: (4:06) Should Thielen Hold out? (12:58) Diggs Contract (30:38) Training Camp (1:07:15) Passing of Tony Sparano (1:12:46) Vikings Coffee Review (1:16:47) Look at the Lions (1:30:48) Chicago Bears Contract Issues (1:34:46) Mailbag (1:48:12) Special Cameo If you have suggestions for potential locations for our live taping during training camp please tweet them at...

Duration:02:15:56

Episode 235: Surviving a Bear Attack (Training Camp Preview)

7/19/2018
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Arif and James are back to talk about bears, the Bears, and Vikings! Training camp is almost upon us so it's time to preview the yearly Training Camp Guide. Also Mike Hughes signs and we talk our offensive line to death. Let's get ready to go to camp! If you have suggestions for potential locations for our live taping during training camp please tweet them at @norsecodeDN or email us at norsecodepodcast@gmail.com. Arif - @Arifhasannfl James - @bigmono If you like our show please donate to...

Duration:01:08:41

Episode 234: The Bangladeshi Beefcake

6/28/2018
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James and Arif talk about the contract extension accepted by young Vikings star Danielle Hunter and what this means for Diggs/Barr. We also discuss the Packers offseason and the moral implications of covering up a murder by Arif. If you have suggestions for potential locations for our live taping during training camp please tweet them at @norsecodeDN or email us at norsecodepodcast@gmail.com. Arif - @Arifhasannfl James - @bigmono If you like our show please donate to...

Duration:01:37:23

Episode 233: The Hater 100

5/22/2018
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James and Arif return to give an overview of the desert that is the offseason news! We discuss a great new venture the NFL should look into to replace/supplement the NFL 100, new ideas for fantasy football, and where to dine in the greater Minneapolis area (Lake Street Target vs. Knollwood Target - Who you got?). Also - Mama's don't let your babies grow up to be Carsons... Arif - @Arifhasannfl James - @bigmono If you like our show please donate to http://paypal.me/norsecode. You can also...

Duration:01:58:10