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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.




Steal The Show feat. Darren Wolfson + Jordan Reid

Round two of the preseason is about to kickoff as the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings welcome in the Jacksonville Jaguars into Historic US Bank Stadium on Saturday. For the latest Purple headlines, we brought in our guy Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) of The Scoop Podcast. Plus Scout of the Show Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) of Inside The Pylon dives in with some preseason roster takes.


Inside the Vikings Numbers feat. Dr. Eric Eager + #VikesOverBeers!

Friend of The Program Dr. Eric Eager (@PFF_EricEager) of Pro Football Focus hops on to chat about the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings offensive line and why the modern NFL defense is built around cornerbacks first. Plus Andrew Roth (@sandrewroth) and Josh Pelto (@JoshPelto) for some Vikes Over Beers, chatting about the Vikings-Jaguars joint practices and fringe roster guys they're rooting for.


Deep Purple Deep Cuts feat. Drew Mahowald

Preseason keeps rolling along for the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings as they begin joint practices with the Jacksonville Jaguars today ahead of the home preseason opener Saturday at Historic US Bank Stadium. We caught up with Drew Mahowald (@DrewMahowald) of Vikings Territory to chat about training camp so far, who were the studs of the first preseason game, and surprise names that will be cut and end up making the final 53 man roster.


Five Tuesday Talkers + Jaguars Practice Preview feat. Blythe Brumleve

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings offensive line is fine, despite some injury concerns and scares. That and a fistful of other Purple talking points on a Tuesday, plus the return of Blythe Brunleve of 1010XL Jacksonville to preview the upcoming joint practices and preseason home opener at Historic US Bank Stadium.


Vikings-Broncos Recap: Tapped The Rockies

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings made their preseason debut Saturday night at Mile High Stadium. Let's talk about it! Today's Talkers Include • Cousins, Diggs & The 1s Look Sharp • The Offensive Line was ___. • The Roc Thomas • Mike Hughes Debut • Stacy Coley is Back • Danny Isidora Needs to Start • The Defensive Tackle Room • What's Going On with the Linebackers • The Kicking Competition is Over • Odds N' Ends


No Fighting on a Friday feat. Darren Wolfson + @JReidNFL

Over a two day span, the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings weathered a Richie Incognito drama storm and their number one cornerback Xavier Rhodes had enough beef with wide receiver Stefon Diggs that head coach Mike Zimmer kicked them out of practice. Pretty standard week for this team tbh. To help sort through the headlines, we got our guy Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) of Inside The Pylon and Locked On Vikings. Plus the latest on the Vikings offensive line injuries with Darren "Doogie" Wolfson...


The Vikings Draft Class So Far feat. Jon Ledyard + #VikesOverBeers!

With the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings two weeks into Training Camp, releasing their first unofficial depth chart, and with a preseason game on the horizon, we thought it a good time to bring in Friend of the Program Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) to chat about the Vikes' rookie class and his new collaboration with The Draft Network. Plus Andrew Roth (@sandrewroth) and Josh Pelto (@JoshPelto) join for some Vikes Over Beers to laugh about the Richie Incognito stans!


IncognitNOOOOOO & Already Time to Panic About the Vikings? feat. Daniel House

Minnesota Fightin' Vikings legend (and best receiver of all-time) Randy Moss entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend. We brought in our Canton, Ohio correspondent Daniel House (@DanielHouseNFL) of Vikings Corner to recap the festivities as well as chat about the recent drama along the Vikings offensive line and the hilarity of Richie Incognito.


Vikings Training Camp Breakdown by Position

As Minnesota Fightin' Viking Training Camp is coming up on two weeks in, thought it was a good time to go through each position and assess where everyone's at. Who's secured a roster spot, who's on the bubble, which spots are still up for grabs?


Vikings Training Camp Q&A

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are less than a week away from opening up the preseason in Denver versus the Broncos and all the "Keenum/Sloter/Siemian Revenge Game Narratives"! We spent the last few days at Vikings Training Camp and opened up the TWitter for some Q&A.


Training Camp, Anthony Barr Drama, New Rules, Randy Moss + #VikesOverBeers!

Too many talkers on this Friday episode. We chat about the top notch TCO Performance Center, the weird relationship between Anthony Barr and Mike Zimmer, the new "Anthony Barr Rule" due to Aaron Rodger's collarbone and how it will be impossible to enforce, I go on a random tangent about not being a referee, appreciation for The GOAT Randy Moss as he heads into Canton this weekend, plus #VikesOverBeers!


The Color of Money feat. Darren Wolfson + Jordan Reid

With Stefon Diggs getting his, we brought in Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) of The Scoop Podcast to chat about the timeline of the deal and if there's any other Minnesota Vikings getting taken care of on the horizon. Plus Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) of Inside The Pylon and Locked On Vikings makes his weekly stop to chat about all the Training Camp storylines.


Diggs Gets The Bag + Wide Receiver Breakdown feat. Brad Kelly

The Minnesota Vikings gave wide receiver Stefon Diggs the bag on Tuesday. We dive into the numbers and how they stack up against recently paid wideouts and what Diggs needs to do to earn that paper. Plus film guru and Salve Regina University wide receivers coach Brad Kelly (@BradKelly17) joins us to break down Diggs' game, gauge Adam Thielen's ceiling, talk Laquon Treadwell, and why we shouldn't sleep on Tavarres King.


Vikings Training Camp Tales feat. Arif Hasan

Friend of The Program emeritus Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) of Zone Coverage stops by The Blue Door Pub to chat about Minnesota Vikings Training Camp, who's impressed, which camp battles are the tightest, and if Aviante Collins has a future in the octagon. Make sure to snag a copy of Arif's world famous Vikings Training Camp Guide.


Friday Football Funtime feat. Jordan Reid + Darren Wolfson

To round out the week before the TRAINING Camp Training Camp begins for the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings, we brought in our guy Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) of The Scoop Podcast with how the team is dealing with the Tony Sparano tragedy, the diagnosis for center Pat Elflein, and the latest on Stefon Diggs/Anthony Barr contract extension talks. Plus Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) of Inside The Pylon and Locked On Vikings stops by for some camp battle talk.


Vikings Training Camp feat. Ted Glover + #VikesOverBeers!

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have descended upon Eagan, The Crown Jewel of the Southeast Metro, to gear up for another season of the Purple. Ted Glover (@purplebuckeye) of The Daily Norseman swings by to talk about the team dealing with the passing of offensive line coach Tony Sparano, his thoughts on offseason moves, and fringe roster guys he's high on. Plus the Vikes Over Beers crew reconvenes to chat about upcoming camp goodness.


The Unofficial Official Purple FTW! Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Preview

Minnesota Fightin' Vikings training camp is nearly upon us. Here's our annual "unorthodox" preview of the squad position-by-position as the Purple, with heavy hearts, gear up to finish up some unfinished business in 2018.


Tony Sparano Memories feat. Armando Salguero

Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) of The Miami Herald joined us to talk about the late Tony Sparano, his dedication to his faith and his family, the impression that he left on players and fellow coaches, and what it was like covering that historic 2008 turnaround season for the Miami Dolphins with Tony at the helm.


Vikings Training Camp Stories feat. Sean Jensen

With the Minnesota Vikings nearing training camp, we brought in Friend of the Program Sean Jensen (@SeanKJensen ), former Vikings beat writer, to share some camp stories from back in the day, chat about the 2018 version as they head to camp in Eagan, and remember the late Tony Sparano.


Money Talks feat. Darren Wolfson + Lindsey OK

If Minnesota Fightin' Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs got extended, what would the fanbase have to fight about? We got the latest on contract talks with Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) of The Scoop Podcast. Plus Lindsey Ok (@LindseyOK) of Baltimore Ravens Wire stops by for some laughs, some Matt Ryan/Joe Flacco takes, and fills me in on what it's like to have her team already reporting for camp. Football's back!