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Straight Cash: A show about the Minnesota Vikings

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Vikings writers Chad Graff, Arif Hasan and more break down the latest news and info on the Minnesota Vikings with new episodes posted twice per week during the season on 'Straight Cash.'

Vikings writers Chad Graff, Arif Hasan and more break down the latest news and info on the Minnesota Vikings with new episodes posted twice per week during the season on 'Straight Cash.'

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Vikings writers Chad Graff, Arif Hasan and more break down the latest news and info on the Minnesota Vikings with new episodes posted twice per week during the season on 'Straight Cash.'

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English


Episodes

A Chat with Jared Allen: Football Then, Curling Now, And More

6/2/2020
Chad Graff checks in with 5-time Pro Bowler Jared Allen while he gets his steps in on the treadmill. They discuss his football career, his aspirations for the Olympics, HOF eligibility next year, and much more.Get 40% off of an annual subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/straightcash

Duration:00:43:01

The NFL Draft: Recapping the Vikings' Busy Weekend

4/27/2020
Chad Graff and Arif Hasan have survived the weekend, and armed with little sleep, give a rundown on the last few days for the Minnesota Vikings. Day 1: Justin Jefferson and Jeff Gladney (2:48) Day 2: Ezra Cleveland, trade attempts fall through, and Arif has questions about CB Cameron Dantzler (8:45) Day 3: Big Picture Takeaways and possible Day 3 steals (20:52)Get 40% off of an annual subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/straightcash

Duration:00:35:46

Round 1 Reaction: The Vikings Select Justin Jefferson and Jeff Gladney

4/24/2020
The picks are in! Chad Graff recaps the Vikings' first round of the NFL Draft, including insight on new WR Justin Jefferson by Brody Miller (1:14) and Chad's thoughts on DB Jeff Gladney.Get 40% off of an annual subsciption to The Athletic: theathletic.com/straightcash

Duration:00:07:42

Previewing Draft Week with Dane Brugler

4/20/2020
Chad Graff is joined by Dane Brugler to discuss Dane's NFL Draft Guide, how is love for scouting began, what the draft could look like for the Minnesota Vikings and more!Check out Dane Brugler's Draft Guide: https://theathletic.com/1727831/2020/04/07/dane-brugler-nfl-draft-guide-2020-the-beast/

Duration:00:29:34

Free Agency Frenzy with Arif Hasan & Sheil Kapadia

3/19/2020
The Vikings have made several moves in free agency including trading Stefon Diggs an extension for Kirk Cousins. Join Arif Hasan with guest host Sheil Kapadia for a complete breakdown of week 1 of the 2020 free agency frenzy. Get The Athletic free for 90 days by going to theathletic.com/free90days

Duration:00:53:22

The Senior Bowl and Beyond: Checking In On the Vikings' Offseason

1/30/2020
Chad Graff and Arif Hasan take a look at everything concerning the Vikings' offseason so far: -A Look into the Senior Bowl (2:19) -Who Stays? Who Goes? (16:03) -Super Bowl Predictions (33:22) Plus plenty of #FoodContent and more.Subscribe to The Athletic for weekly bonus episodes of Straight Cash at theathletic.com/straightcash.

Duration:00:36:19

Fizzled Out

1/12/2020
Chad Graff and Jon Krawczynski recap the Vikings' disappointing loss at the hands of the 49ers in their NFC Divisional Round matchup. They discuss how the game unraveled (:52), where the team goes from here offensively with Kevin Stefanski possibly on the move (3:13), how the loss was on all three phases (11:38), and offseason moves for fans to keep their eyes on (16:45).Subscribe to The Athletic for weekly bonus episodes of Straight Cash at theathletic.com/straightcash.

Duration:00:31:30

Stunning the Superdome

1/6/2020
Chad Graff and Arif Hasan recap an unexpected 26-20 Vikings upset in OT against the New Orleans Saints. They discuss the exciting back and forth of the game, the important moves Mike Zimmer made that helped the team pull out the W, Adam Thielen's comeback arc, take a look ahead to San Francisco and more.Subscribe to The Athletic for weekly bonus episodes of Straight Cash at theathletic.com/straightcash.

Duration:00:34:51

Heading into the Saints' Den

12/30/2019
Chad Graff and Arif Hasan discuss the Vikings' upcoming wildcard playoff game against the Saints. Could it possibly be the worst-case scenario for a matchup? They look at the Saints weapons, then also try to put together a blueprint for a Vikings victory.Subscribe to The Athletic for weekly bonus episodes of Straight Cash at theathletic.com/straightcash.

Duration:00:32:13

15 Years Later: Joe Buck on the Randy Moss Mooning

12/23/2019
With the Vikings secured in a playoff spot, Chad Graff takes some time to reflect on the team's postseason history, and circles back to the Vikings victory at Lambeau against the Packers...and Joe Buck's call on Randy Moss' infamous celebration. FOX broadcaster Joe Buck joins the podcast and looks back on that night and the response following it (6:28), the life of being every fanbase's "bad guy" (14:55), discusses Randy Moss' working relationship now with his wife Michelle Beisner-Buck...

Duration:00:21:57

An Extra Home Game in Los Angeles

12/16/2019
Chad Graff checks in with Arif Hasan from Los Angeles to discuss the Vikings big win over the Chargers. They discuss the experience of being at an away stadium and witness it being completely taken over by Minnesota fans (1:44), the show put on by the defense, including forcing seven turnovers (5:03) a discussion about which teams the pair would most/least want the Vikings to face in the playoffs (23:41) and more.Subscribe to The Athletic for weekly bonus episodes of Straight Cash at...

Duration:00:34:00

A Less Than Exciting Game with Positive Results

12/9/2019
Chad Graff and Arif Hasan recap the Vikings win over the Detroit Lions, in a game that wasn't particularly memorable. They discuss the new things they learned while watching the team (3:21), observations about Lions HC Mat Patricia (11:53), compare the Vikings offense in the first half vs. the second half (17:13) and more.Subscribe to The Athletic for weekly bonus episodes of Straight Cash at theathletic.com/straightcash.

Duration:00:32:18

Fumbling Away a Monday Night

12/3/2019
Chad Graf and Arif Hasan recap a Vikings loss against the Seahawks that was characterized by weird turnovers. They discuss why the loss itself wasn't worrisome, why Dalvin Cook's injury is, dig into if Xavier Rhodes has lost a step, and yes, that Kirk Cousins Monday Night Football stat.Subscribe to The Athletic for weekly bonus episodes of Straight Cash at theathletic.com/straightcash.

Duration:00:32:59

In-Depth On Seattle with Michael-Shawn Dugar

11/27/2019
To kick off the Thanksgiving holiday, Chad Graff chats with Seahawks beat writer and Seahawks Man 2 Man host Michael-Shawn Dugar about the best part about Thanksgiving, and what Seahawks fans should be thankful for. Also, the Seattle defense and their matchup against Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs on Monday night, Pete Carroll press conferences, preparing for the NHL's arrival, Ciara and moreSubscribe to The Athletic for weekly bonus episodes of Straight Cash at theathletic.com/straightcash.

Duration:00:30:41

The 2010s: Minnesota Vikings All-Decade Team

11/26/2019
Chad Graff and Arif Hasan take a look back at the last ten seasons for the Vikings and discuss who should make the all-decade roster. Running back is a no brainer, but other positions are not so easy. Find out which group they see as the strength of the team in the last ten years, some rising stars that barely missed the cut and more.Subscribe to The Athletic for weekly bonus episodes of Straight Cash at theathletic.com/straightcash.

Duration:00:36:46

A Tale of Two Halves

11/18/2019
Chad Graff and Jon Krawczynski recap a crazy game that showed two very different faces of the Vikings. Listen to the duo as they analyze how the team went from playing "stupid football" to Kirk Cousins overcoming another narrative. Also, a bye week that couldn't come at a better time, and more.Subscribe to The Athletic for weekly bonus episodes of Straight Cash at theathletic.com/straightcash.

Duration:00:30:22

A Victory In Jerry World

11/12/2019
Chad Graff and Zack Pierce recap an important Vikings primetime win against the Dallas Cowboys. How does the rest of the schedule landscape look as the team pushes towards the playoffs? Plus, the Minnesota Gophers defeat Penn State and maybe on their way to the Rose Bowl and more.Subscribe to The Athletic for weekly bonus episodes of Straight Cash at theathletic.com/straightcash.

Duration:00:32:42

Who Is To Blame?

11/4/2019
Chad Graff and Arif Hasan recap the Vikings' loss to the Chiefs and discuss where the blame should lie. Did they just lose to a great coach in Andy Reid, or should they be concerned they lost to a backup quarterback? Is the defense still reliable? Also, "the most Vikings stat ever" is shared, and more.Subscribe to The Athletic for weekly bonus episodes of Straight Cash at theathletic.com/straightcash.

Duration:00:28:41

A Q&A with "GM Hasan"

10/28/2019
Chad Graff takes some time to ask Arif Hasan questions about the Vikings that he didn't answer in his Athletic Q&A. They discuss whether Kevin Stefanski may be a head coach elsewhere next season, if the team will make any moves at the trade deadline, could the 2019 Vikings beat the 2017 version, and more. Subscribe to The Athletic for weekly bonus episodes of Straight Cash at theathletic.com/straightcash.

Duration:00:33:34

A Top 5 Team?

10/21/2019
The Vikings beat the Lions yesterday, and the team has been rolling the past three weeks. They are ranked a top 5 team, but Chad Graff and Arif Hasan have reservations about them. They explain why, and where there could be some regression. They also discuss the effectiveness of play-action, preview Thursday night's game against the Redskins, and more.Subscribe to The Athletic for weekly bonus episodes of Straight Cash at theathletic.com/straightcash.

Duration:00:41:20