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The weekly podcast dedicated to the pain AND pleasure that is the Minnesota Vikings.

The weekly podcast dedicated to the pain AND pleasure that is the Minnesota Vikings.
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The weekly podcast dedicated to the pain AND pleasure that is the Minnesota Vikings.




Zero Draft Thirty feat. @JReidDraftScout + Darren Wolfson

One week. Less than one week. Wooo. The NFL Draft is (finally) almost here. We welcomed in our resident scout Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout) to discuss his Big Board and the 2018 Minnesota Vikings schedule release. Plus Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) of The Scoop rings in to talk about the Eric Kendricks extension, who's next to get paid, and any draft steam he's hearing.


YOU LIKE DRAFT feat. Mark Schofield + #VikesOverBeers

For a closer look at the quarterbacks in this year's draft, we brought in Friend of the Program Mark Schofield (@MarkSchofield) of Inside The Pylon. We also talked to Mark about the impact of the Kirk Cousins signing, what he and the ITP team do in the inactive weeks leading up to the draft, and the 2018 ITP Draft Guide ($5 off with promo code: YOULIKETHAT). Plus we discuss the Eric Kendricks extension and who's next up to get paid on Vikes Over BeersJosh Pelto with and Andrew Roth.


I've Got The Biggest. Boards Of Them All. feat. Arif Hasan

This close to the NFL Draft SZN, it is now Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) Consensus Big Board SZN! We talked with Friend of the Program Emeritus about the 2018 consensus, general draft needs for the Minnesota Vikings, and thoughts on the Eric Kendricks extension.


Vikings Draft Vibes Friday feat. Darren Wolfson + @JReidDraftScout

Close out your week with the latest Minnesota Fightin' Vikings news and scoops from Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) and NFL Draft insight and breakdowns from our resident scout Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout) as we mercifully inch closer and closer to the abyss Draft.


Counting Down to the NFL Draft feat. Scott Wright + Vikes Over Beers!

Friend of the Program and NFL Draft pioneer Scott Wright (@DraftCountdown) rejoins the show to talk about mock drafts, potential Day 1 trades, and Minnesota Fightin' Vikings draft needs. Plus Josh Pelto (@JoshPelto) and Andrew Roth (@sandrewroth) join me at the Blue Door Pub for some Vikes Over Beers.


Minnesota Vikings NFL Draft Analysis feat. Daniel House

As the spring snow and the 3-week dead period leading up to the NFL Draft is starting to drive Minnesota Fightin' Vikings fans insane, we brought in OLD Friend of the Program Daniel House (@DanielHouseNFL) of Vikings Corner to help ratchet down the Threat Level from Midnight. House and I chatted about the incoming draft quarterbacks, positional fits for the Vikes, and names we're standing on the table for.


One Step Closer feat. @JReidDraftScout + Darren Wolfson

We brought in our guy Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) of The Scoop to talk about the Minnesota Vikings Top-30 visits, recent personnel moves, and why Vikings fans could (should?) expect Trade Rick to do his thing early and often in the Draft. Plus our scout Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout) breaks down the Top-30 visit draftees.


Robust The Process feat. Dan Hatman + #VikesOverBeers!

For a look at what goes on behind the scenes with NFL teams during Draft SZN, we brought in former NFL scout and Friend of the Program Dan Hatman (@Dan_Hatman) of The Scouting Academy and Inside the Pylon to talk about some of the top prospects, a few of the Minnesota Vikings' 30 Visits, and what it was like working for the Eagles in 2011 when they were buying the "Dream Team" in free agency. Plus Josh Pelto (@JoshPelto) and Andrew Roth (@Sandrewroth) for Vikes Over Beers!


NFL Draft Dreams feat. Kunle Ayinde

The NFL Draft process can be a grueling one for the hundreds of young men who hope to hear their names being called at the end of April. For an insider's perspective, we brought in Kunle Ayinde (@Kingkunle4), former Minnesota Gophers defensive back and younger brother of Friend of the Program Yinka Ayinde. We chatted about his Gopher career, the preparation that goes into draft season, what his plans are if he goes undrafted, and what it would mean to him to slip on the hometown colors of...


Friday Vikings Roundup feat. @JReidDraftScout + Darren Wolfson

Roll into the holiday weekend with some Minnesota Fightin' Vikings personnel and NFL Draft insights. Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout) swings by to talk wide receiver prospects and Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) of The Scoop chimes in on draft visits and free agent additions the Vikes have made recently, the future of Adam Zimmer, and steam from Gophers Pro Day.


Why Is The NFL Draft So Popular? Plus #VikesOverBeers!

The NFL Draft is less than a month away. We open the show opining why the Draft is so popular, what Minnesota Fightin' Vikings general manager Rick Spielman should do maneuvering this year's crop, hype up a hypothetical scenario where the Vikes trade WAY up, but more realistically that the Purple won't be making a pick at the podium during the first round. Plus Vikes Over Beers!


Vikings Fantasy Football Funsies with Scott Fish

Now that the dust has settled on NFL Free Agency for the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings, it's time to talk about the IMPORTANT things -- its impact on Fantasy Football. To talk about the Kirk Cousins Effect and beyond, we brought in Friend of the Program Scott Fish (@ScottFish24) of Fanball.


Vikings Friday Free-For-All feat. Darren Wolfson + @JReidDraftScout

Finish the week strong with the latest Minnesota Fightin' Vikings news and insights from Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) of The Scoop Podcast and we go deep in the NFL Draft looking at offensive tackles with our guy Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout).


Young Sheldon feat. Danny Kelly + Vikes Over Beers

Starting our tour of getting to know the recent Minnesota Fightin' Vikings acquisitions, we start with friend of the program and Seahawks apologist Danny Kelly (@dannybkelly) of The Ringer to discuss the Seachickens' one-year rental of new Vikes defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, why Vikings fans should be pumped about the addition, his thoughts on Kirk Cousins, plus the 2009 Vikes are on his Best Defensive Lines of the Century List! Then #VikesOverBeers discusses the NFL Draft and the...


Behind the Vikings Free Agency Frenzy feat. Chad Graff

With the preliminary free agency dust settled and the Minnesota Vikings coming away with two of the biggest prizes, we go behind the transactions with Chad Graff (@ChadGraff) of The Athletic. We talked to Chad about the background of the Kirk Cousins negotiations, what brought Sheldon Richardson to don the Purple, why Vikings fans should be looking forward to new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, NFL Draft targets, and how this is a defining offseason for general manager Rick Spielman...


$84 Million Doll Hairs feat. Sam Ekstrom

The ink on the Kirk Cousins $84M full guaranteed free agency deal is dried and official. To talk about the monumental move, we brought in #FriendOfTheProgram Sam Ekstrom (@SamEkstrom) of Zone Coverage and the Locked on Vikings Podcast. Sam and I talked about who benefits most from Cousins, if it is indeed "Super Bowl or Bust", and how the rest of the Vikings offseason might play out.



The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have all but officially signed free agent Kirk Cousins to a record setting deal. To walk us through the parameters of said reported deal, we brought in The Official Agent of The Program Joel Corry (@CorryJoel) of CBS Sports and National Football Post to get an agent's point of view, the effect on the Vikings salary cap, and how this changes the game for quarterback money going forward.


Vikings Free Agency Madness: Vol. 1 feat. Darren Wolfson

The legal tampering window is wide open for NFL Free Agency and the Minnesota Vikings are not only in on Kirk Cousins, but are also sniffing around future Hall of Famer Drew Brees (no go, but whatever). To help us sort through the manure, we brought in friend of the program Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) of The Scoop Podcast for the latest scoops and insight.


The Top-10 Free Agents I Want the Vikings to Sign

NFL Free Agency is nigh! Although the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have traditionally been value shoppers in March, armed with ample cap space and a Super Bowl window, they may be buyers this go around. Here's a list of out Top-10 Free Agents we'd like the Vikes to kick the tires on.


Friday Free Agent Fest Fun feat. @JReidDraftScout + Vikes Over Beers

With the NFL Combine in the rearview and free agency ready to open, we brought back friend of the program Myles Gorham (@MylesGorham85) of Climbing the Pocket to chat about prospects who should be on the Minnesota Vikings radar, what the heck's going to happen to Kirk Cousins, what the futures for Teddy Bridgewater-Case Keenum-Sam Bradford hold, and dive into free agency and draft crushes.


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