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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.




ALL NFL DRAFT TALK feat. Luke Inman

The NFL Draft is The Most Wonderful Time of the Year for some fans. Hope springs eternal with the latest batch of franchise saviors as their names get read off at a podium. To help us go DEEP on the draft, longtime friend of the show Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) of The Football Machine and The Draft Rap joins us to sort through some of the buzz names Minnesota Vikings fans should keep an eye on, positions of need for the Vikes (pending free agency), and what might happen at the top of the...


Altered Cousins feat. @JReidDraftScout + Benjamin Solak + #VikesOverBeers!

Jam packed show! We brought in friend of the program and Philadelphia Eagles apologist Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak) of Bleeding Green Nation to do a thorough run through about what Minnesota Vikings fans should expect from new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo. Also Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout) swings in to talk NFL Draft with a focus on 3-tech defensive tackles the Purple should target in April. Plus Vikes Over Beers with Josh Pelto (@joshpelto) and Andrew Roth (@sandrewroth)...


JDF is Our Only Hope feat. Darren Wolfson + Ian Wharton

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings look to kick their offense into ludicrous speed in 2018 with new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo. Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) of The Scoop drops in to chat about the new hire, quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski being blocked from interviewing with the Giants, and what JDF could mean for the 2018 quarterback room. Plus we take a deep dive into the film with Ian Wharton (@NFLFilmStudy) of Bleacher Report and talk Vikings cornerbacks,...


Sticks In The Mud feat. Daniel House

With Minnesota Vikings 2018 offseason preparations in full swing, we had our guy Daniel House (@DanielHouseNFL) stop by Blue Door to pontificate about the Purple. We chatted about the hiring of new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, what the Vikings' needs are headed into free agency and the draft, and who the heck the quarterback will be. Plus we touched on his week of Super Bowl coverage.


DeFilip or Flop feat. @JReidDraftScout + Vikes Over Beers!

The Minnesota Vikings have tabbed Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo to hopefully lead the offense to more than 7 points in the NFC Championship Game next season, not that I'm still bitter... We brought in our guy Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout) to talk about why he was in on Flip early and what he brings to the table offensively. Then we dove into three interior offensive lineman the Vikes should target in the NFL Draft. Plus Josh Pelto (@JoshPelto) and I hoisted some Vikes Over Beers...


DeFilippo'ing Out with Darren Wolfson

The Super Bowl is over. Everyone go home. Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) of The Scoop Podcast stops by the Blue Door Pub to talk about covering The Big Game, the crazy week of media coverage, and how the Twin Cities fared as a host city. Plus we got into Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo interviewing for the Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator opening, what it means for Kevin Stefanski, if the Vikes are now in the derby for Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, Kirk...


You Gotta Pay the Troll Toll feat. @JReidDraftScout + #VikesOverBeers!

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings' quarterback position drama took another turn with reports of Teddy Bridgewater's contract possibly being tolled for 2018 in play. Plus throw in Kirk Cousins entering open free agency and you have a good ole fashioned brouhaha. We sat and commiserated about it with my guys Josh Pelto and Andrew Roth for some Vikes Over Beers. Plus Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout) stops in to talk quarterbacks, draft, and potential new Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo.


NFL Draft Deep Dives feat. Scott Wright of Draft Countdown

Unfortunately the offseason got here two weeks early for the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings, so free agency and the NFL Draft are in full focus. For an intense look at the latter, we brought in Scott Wright (@DraftCountdown), owner and purveyor of draftcountdown.com to talk about his recent trip to the Senior Bowl, what the Vikings needs are in the draft, and who are some big names that fans of the Purple should familiarize themselves with as the draft process begins for 2018.


Alex Smith: Ya or Nah? Plus Darren Wolfson

Alex "The Human Median" Smith's name has been bandied about Minnesota Fightin' Vikings circles as a potential trade target to be the Purple's signal caller in 2018. We kick around the costs and benefits of bringing in the dude drafter #1 overall ahead of Aaron Rodgers. Plus Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) stops in to talk about the latest in offensive coordinator rumors, his thoughts on the quarterback spot, and his Super Bowl week media duties.


Prospects and Prop Bets feat. @JReidDraftScout & Offshore Insiders

The perpetual cycle of the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings trying to find a Franchise Quarterback continues heading into the 2018 offseason. Teddy Bridgewater, Sam Bradford, and Case Keenum could all be in the mix. Or do the Vikes go all-in in free agency or the draft? Our guy Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout) stopped by to speculate with us as he spent the week keenly watching the Senior Bowl, including one sleeper QB prospect he LOVES, and three positional need names to keep an eye on. Plus Joe...


Pipe Dreams feat. Darren Wolfson & Vikes Over Beers!

We should be talking about home Super Bowl preparations for the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings, but we're not. Because we cannot have nice things as Vikings Fans. We drown our sorrows with Josh Pelto on Vikes Over Beers as we shake our damn heads about THAT NFC Championship Game performance and look ahead to yet another offseason. Plus Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) of The Scoop Podcast stops in to talk about quarterback rumors, injuries, and drops a potential darkhorse offensive...


On to 2018 feat. Declan Goff

The 2017 season didn't have the storybook ending that Minnesota Fightin' Vikings fans were hoping for, but time doesn't stop. On to the offseason as coaches are shuffling, pending free agents are leaving, the quarterback position is as murky as ever, and there are legit concerns about the Vikes being able to replicate their 13-3 campaign. To help us sort through the mess is friend of the program Declan Goff (@DexTweets). We talked to Dex about The Minneapolis Miracle, The Philly Disaster,...


Vikings-Eagles Recap: Who's To Blame?

Well that depressing. The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings got whacked in the NFC Championship Game 38-7 by the horse-punching Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night. Let's pass the blame bucket around! Surprisingly Mike Zimmer and that record setting Zimmer Hellfire Defense is on top of the list.


Vikings-Eagles Preview: This Is It feat. John Barchard & Offshore Insiders

The game is near. Let's go the Super Bowl, shall we? For a look at the sports betting angles of the NFC Championship Game, Joe Duffy (@OffshoreInsider) stops by as we chat about the Vikings being road favorites, the low over/under of 38.5, and projected lines of the two potential matchups for the Vikes if they do advance. Plus for one last look at the Eagles, John Barchard (@JohnBarchard) of Bleeding Green Nation Radio and Sports Radio WIP in Philadelphia stops by to chop up the...


Episode 500! Feat. Alexis Chassen & Darren Wolfson

Another day closer to what seems like destiny for the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings. For more intel on the low energy Philadelphia Eagles, we enlisted friend of the program Alexis Chassen (@LovelyBuckeye) of Bleeding Green Nation to chat about underrated Philly defense, faith in Nick Foles, and why Doug Pederson has won over the fanbase. Plus Darren "Doogie" Wolfson of The Scoop Podcast pops in to discuss an illness keeping him away from covering the Minneapolis Miracle, concerns going in to...


That Philly Feeling feat. @JReidDraftScout & The Locked On Eagles Crew

The Philadelphia Eagles are the final level boss standing between the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings and becoming the first team to ever play the Super Bowl in their home stadium. In case you hadn't heard. To shine some light on the Birds of Prey, we welcomed Locked on Eagles co-hosts Michael Kist (@MichaelKistNFL) and Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak). We chatted about how the Eagles defense matchups up against Case Keenum and the Vikings, their belief in Nick Foles, and how the Zimmer Double-A...


Buffalo Right Seven Heaven feat. Arif Hasan

The Minneapolis Miracle is in the rearview but the afterglow is enough to melt the heart of even the chilliest of Minnesota Fightin' Vikings fans. To sort through the madness and get us refocused on the prize is Friend Emeritus of the Program Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL). We gabbed about the miracle play, how New Orleans was able to stage the comeback in the first place, the Tebowmania element to Case Keenum, the importance of Andrew Sendejo, and we look ahead to the strengths and weaknesses...


Vikings-Saints Recap: Miracle on S 4th St

A playoff miracle FINALLY went the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings' way as the Purple staved off a potential historic collapse to defeat the New Orleans Saints 29-24 Sunday at Historic US Bank Stadium. Stefon Diggs' last second 61-yard touchdown catch and run will go down as one of the few positive infamous moments in team history. Now it's on to Philadelphia for a chance to travel to.... Minneapolis to play Super Bowl LII.


Vikings-Saints Preview with Donté Stallworth and Offshore Insiders

The long awaited showdown between the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings and the Crooked New Orleans Saints at Historic US Bank Stadium is finally here. Vikings Fans this will be the first step on the road to redemption as the Purple try to Bring It Home. Helping us bring home some cash on the Divisional Round is picks with Joe Duffy (@Offshoreinsider). Plus a candid conversation with former Saints wide receiver Donte Stallworth (@DonteStallworth). We talked about his time with the Saints during...


5 Vikings-Saints Things Plus Vikes Over Beers

We start sinking our teeth into the upcoming Minnesota Fightin' Vikings versus the Crooked New Orleans Saints matchup with 5 Things. Topics include: Are the Vikings better or worse than Week 1, what to do with Sam Bradford, Kyle Rudolph could be an X-factor on Sunday, potential offensive line shakeups, and the #FreeMcKinnon movement. Plus friends of the program Josh Pelto, Andrew Roth, and Ben Theis stop by for some Vikes Over Beers as we relive and rehash the 2009 NFC Title Game and look...


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