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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.




Interview with Adam Carolla

Podcasting pioneer and Rams apologist Adam Carolla stopped by the show to talk about his squadron falling to the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings, how Los Angeles is (re)embracing the Rams, critiques on the Vikings helmets, some choice thoughts on Anthony Barr's hit on Aaron Rodgers, and his latest documentary project on racing legend Willie T. Ribs.

Duration: 00:22:06

Forty Six for Sixty feat. @JReidDraftScout + Darren Wolfson

Thanksgiving week is here and the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are preparing to reap revenge on the Detroit Lions Thursday Morning at Ford Field. To help us preview the game and talk Purple is Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout). We chatted Case Keenum, who the 2018 quarterback will be, the awesomeness of Adam Thielen, and I went on about Barry Switzer (for some reason). Plus Darren "Doogie" Woflson (@DWolfsonKSTP) stops by for his weekly spot with the latest low down on the Vikes.

Duration: 01:14:38

Vikings-Rams Recap: That Was a Big Boy Win

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings put the NFL on notice Sunday in a convincing 24-7 win over the Los Angeles Rams of Anaheim. Zimmer's crew answered the call, after the NFL's #1 scoring offense marched 75-yards for a touchdown on the first drive. with an impressive performance that cemented the Vikings' position as one of the best teams in the league. We recap this heavyweight tangle as the Vikings have a short week to prepare for the de facto NFC North Championship Game on Thanksgiving versus...

Duration: 00:45:11

Vikings-Rams Preview feat. Cameron DaSilva + Offshore Insiders

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings get their first real rest of the season Sunday as the also 7-2 Los Angeles Rams of Anaheim (and their teenage head coach) butt heads with the Purple at Historic US Bank Stadium. To shed light on the opposition, we brought in Cameron DaSilva (@camdasilva) of USA Today's Rams Wire to talk about the culture change under Sean McVay, what impressive him about the Purple, and how the City of Angels is re-embracing the Rams. Plus with some premium picks is our man Joe...

Duration: 00:55:19

Rally Behind Keenum feat. Darren Wolfson + Josh Pelto

Minnesota Fightin' Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is rolling with Case Keenum at quarterback as the Los Angeles Rams of Anaheim roll into Historic US Bank Stadium. We discussed the decision and the upcoming matchup with my guy Josh Pelto (@JoshPelto) during Vikes Over Beers. Plus Darren "Doogie" Wolfson calls in for his weekly spot to drop the latest inside scoops on the Vikings.

Duration: 01:11:50

The Vikings School Rules feat. Sean Jensen

Happy to welcome in the great Sean Jensen (@seankjensen) to the show to talk about his omnipresent journalistic life in the Twin Cities and the NFC North, how the 2017 Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are stacking up, his thoughts on the impending Case Keenum-or-Teddy Bridgewater decision, his hit book series The Middle School Rules, and the trick to eating MASSIVE amounts of chicken wings.

Duration: 01:10:08

#RelationshipGoals + Tell The Truth Tuesday feat. @JReidDraftScout

Still basking in the afterglow of an impressive 38-30 win on the road in suburban Maryland, we have a 5-pack of unassailable truths about the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings on today's Tell The Truth Tuesday. Honesty surrounding the quarterback decision, Everson Griffen's importance, and why Sunday's game versus the Los Angeles Rams of Anaheim is a de facto playoff game. Plus Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout) makes his weekly stop to talk about Case Keenum/Teddy Bridgewater, Adam Thielen, and how...

Duration: 01:07:35

Vikings-Washington Recap: Ragnarok

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings offense came alive Sunday in suburban Maryland as the Purple went out and got a statement win on the road against Washington. We saw the best and worst of Case Keenum as the Houston Cougar threw for four straight touchdowns before chasing it with two terrible interceptions to DJ Swearinger. The Zimmer Hellfire Defense staved off a late charge by Washington to close out an entertaining afternoon of football on the Potomac.

Duration: 00:51:10

Vikings-Washington Preview feat. Sung Min Kim + Offshore Insiders

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings retake the field Sunday against upstart Washington somewhere in suburban Maryland. The Vikes are 6-2, but Jay Gruden's squad is coming of an emotional win in Seattle and are fighting to stay afloat in the tight NFC playoff race. To help us preview the game, we brought in friend of the show/Washington fan Sung Min Kim (@Sung_MinKim) of the Sporting News to talk about Kirk Cousins and crew. Plus Joe Duffy (@OffshoreInsider) makes his weekly stop to talk about the...

Duration: 01:18:29

Game On feat. Darren Wolfson + Josh Pelto + Sota Stick Co

We've got a show jam packed with MORE than 280 characters. Josh Pelto (@JoshPelto) and the Sota Stick Co crew join me at Blue Door for Vikes Over Beers@DWolfsonKSTP to discuss the return of Teddy Bridgewater, the latest upcoming gear from Sota Stick, and how the rest of 2017 with shake out for the 6-2 Minnesota Fightin' Vikings. Plus Darren "Doogie" Wolfson () of The Scoop stops by for his weekly spot talking Teddy, Sam Bradford's injury and future, and some love for the Wilfs.

Duration: 01:32:40

Vikings Fantasy and Fantasy Vikings feat. Scott Fish

At the midway point of the season, the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are setting up for a fantasy run in 2017. But will it end up as a nightmare? Like most of Andy's stupid fantasy teams? To dive in, we brought in friend of the show Scott Fish (@ScottFish24) of Fanball to talk about the rebirth of the site, answer some fantasy football questions (mainly react to my whining), and pontificate about the Vikings in both fantasy and real world terms.

Duration: 01:09:22

Tell The Truth Tuesday feat. @JReidDraftScout

Tan and rested off the bye, the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings look to continue to impress during the 2nd half of the season. Adding to the intrigue is the impending return of potential future franchise quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. We hash out some honesty with the return of 5 on Tell The Truth Tuesday, plus Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout) swings by for his weekly spot talking about the NFC playoff picture, the Vikes traveling to Washington, and of course Teddy Time.

Duration: 01:01:38

Friday Football Funsies feat. @JReidDraftScout + Offshore Insiders

At the halfway point of the season, the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are in the catbird's seat of controlling their destiny with a 6-2 record, a Top-5 defensive unit, and a 2nd half of the schedule laden with potential NFC playoff competitors. To help us talk through the Friday bye week blues, we have our guy Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout) to break down some film and weigh in on the upcoming quarterback decision to be made between Case Keenum and Teddy Bridgewater. Plus Joe Duffy...

Duration: 01:05:58

Why The Vikings Defensive Line is Elite feat. Dan Hatman

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings boast one of the best defenses in the league featuring an elite unit of defensive linemen. But what makes them ELITE? To answer, we brought in D-Line guru and former NFL scout Dan Hatman (@Dan_Hatman) of The Scouting Academy to talk about how Everson Griffen puts in the work, why Linval Joseph is still underrated, and what coaching notes he would give Danielle Hunter. That D-Line deep dive plus Vikes Over Beers with Josh Pelto today on your Bye Week Thursday...

Duration: 01:12:59

Vikings Bye The Numbers + The Scoop feat. Darren Woflson

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings' bye week rolls along and the break allows us to debut THE NUMEROLOGY PODCAST: Vikings Bye The Numbers. We take a dive into a few key stats and figures about the Vikes at the midway point of the season and try to find some meaning behind them. Spoiler: Not Really. Plus Darren "Doogie" Wolfson makes his weekly stop to talk about the trade deadline, playoff outlook, and injuries.

Duration: 00:50:38

Vikings Bye Week Bloviating feat. Dave Berggren

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings dive into the bye feeling good at 6-2. The NFC North is there to be taken, the 2nd half schedule tough but not overwhelming, and the NFC playoff picture looks favorable. Why does it feel weird to feel good? To talk Vikes and explain feelings, we had in Dave Berggren (@DaveBerggren), former journo and known Twitter commodity. We talked about recalibrating expectations around this 2017 team, the potential return of Teddy Bridgewater, and what needs to happen...

Duration: 01:23:19

Vikings-Browns Recap: Sloppy As Beans for Breakfast

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings escaped London with a sloppy 30-16 win over the Cleveland Browns at Twickenham Stadium. The game looked to be in serious jeopardy early on, and the Vikes even spotted the Browns their first halftime lead of the season, but Mike Zimmer's crew rallied and put away the upstart Lakesiders with a strong 2nd half performance in front of London crowd that was elated to finally watch a competitive football game this season.

Duration: 00:45:32

Interview with Vikings Fan Kevin Sorbo

Hercules is a Vikings Fan, y'all. Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, Andromeda, God's Not Dead) joins the program to talk about his favorite team, his latest movie "Let There Be Light", a revelation about the 1998 Vikings from John Elway, and what the Vikes winning a Super Bowl in his home city would mean to him.

Duration: 00:15:34

Vikings-Browns Preview feat. Jeff Lloyd + Peter Carline + Offshore Insiders

Dilly Dilly! The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are ready to parry with the Cleveland Browns Sunday morning at Historic Twickerham Stadium. To preview the game, we have friend of the show Jeff Lloyd (@Jeff_LJ_Lloyd) of Locked on Browns to sell me on how the 0-7 Lakesiders will give the Vikes a game. Also checking in from across the pond is our London Correspondent Peter Carline (@PeterCarline) of The Daily Mail to give us a perspective as a Vikings fan covering the week for the British media....

Duration: 01:18:28

Hot Twickenham & Cheese feat. Josh Pelto + Darren Wolfson

We're running out of London/UK references this week as the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are over yonder to to put the bang thing on the Cleveland Browns. But Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) is here for his weekly SCOOP on the Vikes, Teddy Bridgewater, and the latest on injuries to Michael Floyd, Riley Reiff, Stefon Diggs, and Sharrif Floyd. Plus Josh Pelto (@JoshPelto) returns after a week hiatus to profuse some Purple Positivity and recap witnessing the Vikings dismiss the Green Bay...

Duration: 01:10:13

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