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The Podcast Dedicated to the Pain AND Pleasure that is the Minnesota Vikings. Every week @AndyCarlsonShow talks Vikings football with the writers, players, and the fans as we share our love (and frustration) with the Purple People Eaters. Will Teddy Bridgewater become an elite NFL QB? Will Mike Zimmer finally lead the Vikings to the promised land? How long will Adrian Peterson still be a Viking? We dive into all of that and more with your, my, and OUR favorite team. | Powered by Vikings Territory |

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The NFC North is wide open. Do the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have...The NFC North is wide open. Do the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have the fortitude to ascend to the summit and plant their flag? Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) of The Scoop Podcast stops in for his weekly spot to discuss just that. Later on in the show, friend of the program Dr. Eric Eager (@PFF_EricEager) chimes in with some Vikings takes and grades from the good people at Pro Football Focus.   Show More

10/19/2017

Past Episodes

Optimism is a weird feeling, isn't it? The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are in first place, the offensive line isn't a sieve, the Zimmer Hellfire Defense is playing at a Top-5 level, and Teddy Dave Bridgewater is set to return to practice today. I'm not comfortable with this level of good vibes. To help comfort me, I brought in 1500 ESPN Boss Daniel House (@DanielHouseNFL) to discuss the current Vikings outlook, preview the Baltimore Ravens (The Chester Taylor Bowl), and if we can bury the Green Bay Packers (spoiler: no).
10/18/2017
Teddy Dave Bridgewater has been medically cleared to return to practice and will do so Wednesday as the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings prepare for the Baltimore Ravens. We Tell The Truth Tuesday and drop some honest bombs about Riley Reiff, Harrison Smith, and the aforementioned Numero Cinco. Plus Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout) stops by for his weekly spot to talk about his amazing Teddy piece, the upcoming Ravens, how the Green Bay Packers will fare without Aaron Rodgers, plus more.
10/17/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings picked up a statement win Sunday at Historic US Bank Stadium 23-10 over the bitter rival Green Bay Packers. The game was essentially decided after Aaron Rodgers went down early in the game with a broken collarbone, but the Vikings are not the team to complain to about injuries to starting quarterbacks..... The NFC North is suddenly wide open. Like Laquon Treadwell was all day on Sunday.

Today's Talkers Include:
An Opportunity...
#FeedMcKinnon
The Zimmer Hellfire Defense is All-Time Great
Case Keenum Case Keenum'd
Welcome to the Game, Laquon Treadwell!
Adam Thielen Appreciation
Harrison Smith is Playing at an All-Pro Level
Zimmer's Clock Management
Odds & Ends
Looking Ahead: Teddy Time

All that and more "Into The Great Wide Open" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
10/15/2017
It's happening. The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings welcome in the Green Bay Packers for the first of two Border Battles this season. Will the Zimmer Hellfire Defense be able to shut down Aaron Rodgers? Will the Vikings offense be able to put points on the board despite the myriad of injuries? All those questions will be answered on Sunday. To help us make an entertaining game even MORE entertaining, we welcomed in Joe Duffy (@OffshoreInsider) for his weekly spot to talk about the MIN (+3.5) line and other games he likes for Week 6. Later on Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout) of the Climbing the Pocket Podcast swings in to help forecast the upcoming tilt against the jabroni Packers.
10/13/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings look to make a statement and plant their flag firmly toward the front of the NFC North race as the Green Bay Packers timidly tip-toe into Historic US Bank Stadium on Sunday. To help us look ahead to the showdown, we brought in friend of the program Alex Gelhar (@AlexGelhar) of NFL.com Fantasy to give us the 411 on his Packers squadron. Plus Josh Pelto (@JoshPelto) swings by for another Vikes Over Beers as we plot how the Vikings can stay in the hunt until Teddy Bridgewater is ready to roll. And we close it out with Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) with the latest Purple SCOOPS.
10/12/2017
Random controversy always seems to follow the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings as the Purple accidentally caused a civil war over "Duck-Duck-Grey Duck" and "Duck-Duck-Goose" as Kyle Rudolph and company's touchdown celebration further divided an already schism'd nation. To help heal said fracture and talk some Vikes, we brought in friend of the show Manny Hill (@MannyHill84). Manny and I talked about Sam Bradford's injury, life without Dalvin Cook, if it's Teddy Time soon, and looked ahead to the Green Bay Packers rolling into Historic US Bank Stadium. Later on I'm joined by Packers apologist Ivory Hecker (@IvoryHecker), formerly of KARE11, to talk about her new gig for FOX26 in Houston and even make a friendly wager on the game.
10/11/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings gutted out a much need win Monday Night in Chicago 20-17, spoiling the rookie debut of the latest Bears savior Mitchell Jerome Trubisky. Starting quarterback Sam Bradford returned, was clearly not healthy or ready, but Case Keenum sprinted in from the bullpen and saved the day with some help from Jerick McKinnon, Adam Thielen, and of course the Zimmer Hellfire Defense.
10/9/2017
Bear hunting season! To help us preview the Chicago Bears angle of the game, we brought in friend of the program Julie DiCaro (@JulieDiCaro) of 670 The Score to explain the hype around Mitchell Jerome Trubisky and how she thinks he'll fare in his NFL debut against the Zimmer Hellfire Defense. Plus @JReidDraftScout of Vikings Territory makes his weekly stop to discuss Sam Bradford gimpy knee, how the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings will try to replace Dalvin Cook, and an advanced scouting report on fellow North Carolina small school alum Tarik Cohen.
10/6/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings resume practice today as they look to take care of business and secure an intra-division road win Monday Night versus the Chicago Bears. To get some betting insights on the game, we brought in our friend Joe Duffy (@OffshoreInsider) to handicap the game (both with or without Sam Bradford) and explain the gambling impact of losing a talent like Dalvin Cook. Later in the show, Vikes Over Beers is in full effect as Josh Pelto (@JoshPelto) and I sit down over a few of Minnesota's finest craft brews and complain about the Vikings (and the Twins).
10/5/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are in need of yet another offensive identity change with rookie phenom Dalvin Cook done for the season. Luckily native son and decent NFL wide receiver Michael Floyd is off suspension and free to fully rejoin the team. What does he bring to the table? I think Floyd could help shift the Vikings to a vertical passing-first offense by the end of the season. I'll explain my logic. Plus Darren Doogie Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) of The Scoop Podcast phones in for his weekly segment talking Dalvin Cook injury, Latavius Murray ankle, Sam Bradford's knee, and the latest on Teddy Bridgewater.
10/4/2017
It's not time to panic, right? RIGHT?! Minnesota Fightin' Vikings fans should be used to non-contact left knee injuries to their star players. What's one more? To assess the carnage and look ahead to Chicago, we brought in BJ Reidell (@RobertReidell) of Vikings Territory and the About The Labor Podcast. We recapped the game, talked about the return of his boy Michael Floyd, and even did a guest round of Tell The Truth Tuesday.
10/3/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings fumbled away a golden opportunity to make noise in the early NFC North race handing the Detroit Lions a 14-7 win Sunday at Historic US Bank Stadium. Despite a top-shelf game by the Zimmer Hellfire Defense, turnovers and inconsistent offensive play doomed the Vikings from kickoff. Plus the biggest loss is Dalvin Cook, potentially lost for the season with a knee injury (early reports say torn ACL). Let's recap the bleh day that was.

Today's Talkers Include:
* Turnovers. Turnovers. Turnovers.
* Dalvin Cook: Why can't We Have Nice Things?
* Summary Judgement on the Offense
* We Don't Deserve This Defense
* Told Y'all About Danielle Hunter
* Where's Kyle Rudolph?
* Stefon Diggs' Leadership
* Anthony Barr Appreciation Thread
* Odds 'N Ends
* On to Chicago

All that and more "More Turnovers Than the British Baking Show" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
10/1/2017
The winner of Sunday's showdown between the Detroit Lions and the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings will have an edge in the early NFC North race. Will the Purple seize that edge and defend Historic US Bank Stadium? We dive in and talk about how the Vikings can get a win on Five Things Friday (tease: Riley Reiff Revenge Game narratives). Plus let's make some money this weekend as Joe Duffy (@offshoreinsider) stops by for his weekly best bets.
9/29/2017
The Detroit Lions are looming. It's time for the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings to go JCVD on their rear ends. To help preview the upcoming tryst at Historic US Bank Stadium, we brought in long-time friend of the show and Lions apologist Michael Grey (@TheMichaelGrey). We chatted about whether or not he's emotionally buying-in to the 2-1 (close to 3-0) Honolulu Blue Warriors or if he's waiting for them to be the same ole Lions. Plus Josh Pelto (@JoshPelto) and I sit down for this week's Happy Hour Half-Hour/Vikes Over Beers.
9/28/2017
New ESPN Nation Vikings writer Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) joined me at The Blue Door Pub to chat about the recently resuscitated Minnesota Fightin' Vikings. We talked at length about rookie running back Dalvin Cook, Sam Bradford's injury, the repeatability of Case Keenum's play from Sunday, the Vikings' viability in the NFC , and some background on her and her career. Plus a bonus deep dive on the Oakland Raiders and Kanye West's early discography. Also Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) of The Scoop Podcast phones in for his weekly segment talking Purple (with some bonus college basketball scandals).
9/27/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings showed up and showed out on Sunday, but there are a few truthful items that have to be aired out. Today's Tell The Truth Tuesday talkers include: Whether or not the Vikings can make the playoffs with Case Keenum, Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen being the 2nd best wide receiver duo in the NFL, and if the Purple could sweep and go 8-0 at home during the regular season. Plus Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout) of Vikings Territory swings in to recap the big win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, sift through how Case Keenum was set up for success, and a look ahead to the Detroit Lions in Week 4.
9/26/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings doubled up the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-17 Sunday afternoon at Historic US Bank Stadium. The theme of the day was "Unlikely Heroes" as Case Keenum had the best game of his career, leading the Vikings offense in the absence of Sam Bradford. Plus the Zimmer Hellfire Defense got Turnover Party 2017 (finally) started forcing Jameis Winston into three interceptions. An all-around great performance and the type the team needed to snap the squad and fanbase out of an early season funk.

Today's Talkers Include:
- Case Keenum Silenced a Lot of Critics
- Pat Shumur Called a Helluva Game
- Dalvin Cook Ate
- The Zimmer Hellfire Defense is The Zimmer Hellfire Defense
- Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen
- Andrew Sendejo's Best Game of His Career
- Xavier Rhodes-Mike Evans Lived Up to the Hype
- What Happens Next Week at Quarterback?
- Odds & Ends
- Looking Ahead at the Schedule

All that and more "On to Detroit" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
9/24/2017
The swashbuckling Tampa Bay Buccaneers will try to commander Historic US Bank Stadium on Sunday afternoon as the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings attempt to right the ship and stay perfect at home. To help preview the clash upon the high seas.... Okay... Enough pirate references. We brought in ESPN NFL Nation's Buccaneers reporter Jenna Laine (@JennaLaineESPN) to dissect Tampa Bay and their approach to stopping the Vikings on Sunday. Plus (for entertainment purposes only) Joe Duffy (@OffshoreInsider) called in to elaborate on the betting differences between Sam Bradford and Case Keenum starting at quarterback and also a look at the rest of the NFC North's games and lines. And of course Five Things on a Friday we're looking for in the upcoming game.
9/22/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are gearing up to try and prevent the 2017 season from becoming clown shoes. I have some choice thoughts on the current quarterback situation (including if the Purple can make the playoffs with Keenum starting multiple games) and outline when the perfect time for Teddy Bridgewater to start if Sam Bradford is unable to. Plus the Happy Hour Half Hour (aka Vikes Over Beers) is back with Josh Pelto (@JoshPelto) and Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) joining me at The Blue Door Pub to chat about the current 1-1 squad and how they can get it done Sunday versus Tampa Bay.
9/21/2017
Light a candle for Sam Bradford's knee, Vikings fans. For today's show we busted out Tell The Truth and laid out five factual(ish) Minnesota Vikings talkers including the near future with Case Keenum, how we may see Danny Isidora sooner rather than later, and why Rick Spielman's job isn't as secure as you may think. Plus @JReidDraftScout (Vikings Territory) swings in for his weekly segment and we do a deep dive on the troubles with Trae Waynes and look ahead to the solid Tampa Bay Buccaneers team rolling into Historic US Bank Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
9/20/2017
What is it with Minnesota Fightin' Vikings quarterbacks and knees? For the latest on Sam Bradford's banged up left knee, we brought in the big guns with Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) of KSTP Sports and The Scoop Podcast. Doogie and I chatted about the latest rumblings around Bradford's injury, how many games Case Keenum could start and the team still make the playoffs, iif the Vikings had inquired about other available quarterbacks, and how Teddy Bridgewater coming off the Physically Unable to Perform list plays a part in this 2017 Greek tragedy. Plus some Tramaine Brock, Michael Floyd, and Alex Boone tidbits.
9/19/2017
The previously undefeated Minnesota Fightin' Vikings saw their winning-streak snapped in Pittsburgh by the Steelers 26-9 on Sunday afternoon. Case Keenum did his best Case Keenum impression in place of an injured Sam Bradford and the Vikes made too many mental errors and penalties to stay in the game in their first road test of the season. That sound you heard was fan expectations crashing back to Earth.

Today's Talking Points Include:
- The Case Keenum Effect
- Penalties Were Murder
- Defense Kept This a Game, But...
- Offensive Line Still Needs Work
- Stefon Diggs is a Leader
- Everson Griffen is a Man
- The Cornerback Discussion
- Special Teams Snaffus
- Odds and Ends
- Twitter Questions

All that and more "#FreeSloter" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
9/17/2017
With the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings prepared to descend upon the Steel City, we brought in Bleacher Report Steelers writer and friend of the program Andrea Hangst (@FBALL_Andrea) to discuss the upcoming Week 2 fracas on the banks of the Three Rivers. Plus Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout) of Vikings Territory swings by for his weekly appearance and drops some knowledge about how the Zimmer Hellfire Defense can put the brakes on the Steelers and the Triple B's.
9/15/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have their first big road test coming up Sunday as they make a pilgrimage to the Mighty City on the Three Rivers to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. To preview the opposition, we brought in Steel City apologist Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) of FanRag Sports and the Locked on Steelers Podcast. Jon and I discussed the key Black & Yellow (Black & Yellow, Black & Yellow) weapons the Vikings will need to dismantle to pick up a big statement win on the road. Later on in the show, the Happy Hour Half-Hour (aka Vikes Over Beers) is back with Josh Pelto (@JoshPelto) kibitzing about re-calibrating expectations for this year's Purple crop.
9/14/2017
To help breakdown WHY the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings got off to a fast start on the 2017 campaign, we brought in Shawn Zobel (@ZobelSports) of 1500 ESPN's Football Headquarters Podcast. Shawn and I talked about if Sam Bradford's Week 1 play was legit or just a mirage, why Dalvin Cook is the real deal, how the offensive line improved from recent campaigns, what's possibly keeping Laquon Treadwell from being a contributor, Adrian Peterson being washed, and why the Zimmer Hellfire Defense is Super Bowl caliber.
9/13/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings defended their home domicile Monday Night turning back the New Orleans Saints at the gates of Historic US Bank Stadium in a convincing 29-19 victory. Former Viking Legend Adrian Peterson was held in check, while rookie running back Dalvin Cook broke records. The Purple recovered from a listless and lethargic preseason to kick the 2017 campaign off with a statement win. 19-0 in my opinion.

Today's Talkers Include:
Slingin' Sam Bradford!
Dalvin Cook's Debut
Stefon Diggs Go BOOM!
The Offensive Line Was ________.
The Zimmer Hellfire Defense is Back
Welcome Back Anthony Barr
Trae Waynes Wasn't Terrible?
Adrian Peterson is Old and Bad
Is This Sustainable?
Odds and Ends

All that and more "Super Bowl, Homeboy" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
9/11/2017
The New Orleans Saints march into Historic US Bank Stadium on Monday Night to christen the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings 2017 campaign. We preview the game, they key player matchups we're looking forward to (Linval Joseph versus Max Unger is going to be HUGE), keys to a Vikings victory, and keys to a Vikings loss. Plus we wrap it up with Five Things Friday featuring Randy Moss memories and wondering if significant roster turnover is a good or bad thing for this 2017 squad.

All that and more "Why are we so concerned with their RB3?" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
9/8/2017
With the New Orleans Saints rolling into Historic US Bank Stadium Monday Night to open the 2017 season, it's impossible not to revisit the 2009 NFC Championship Game and the hard feeling many of the Vikings faithful still harbor towards the Saints, the refs, and certain players on that Purple squad. But are those feelings justified? We explore in the first half of the show because I rewatched the entire game for the first time since seeing it live with me own two eyes on January 24, 2010. Plus for some levity, the debut of our new weekly segment The Happy Hour Half-Hour, with Josh Pelto (@JoshThePelto) and Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) having a few beverages and discussing some of the latest Vikings headlines. Sports Over Beers, if you will.

All that and more "Blame Childress" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
9/7/2017
Actual FOOTBALL football is upon us! As the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings prepare to take on the New Orleans Saints led by future Hall of Fame running back Mark Ingram, we're preparing for the season as well by jamming as much talk in as we can. To help us out, we welcomed in life-long Vikings fans Matt Helgeson (@MattHelgeson) and Logan Lafferty (@MrLeviathan) of the Strother Communications Group to hoist a couple of beers and enjoy some Blue Door deliciousness while talking Purple. We covered Adrian Peterson returning to Minnesota, why Alex Boone being kicked to the curb is no big thing, how Dalvin Cook could be the next big thing, and of course the mandatory Teddy vs Bradford talker.

All that and more "The Strothers Brothers!" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
9/6/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings trimmed down their roster to the maximum 53 souls and organized their 10 man practice squad over Labor Day Weekend. We're back here laboring talking all about the surprise (although not *too* surprising?) cut of Alex Boone, the waiver claiming and throwing all the money at some quarterback named Kyle Sloter, and all of the other claims and cuts as the Vikes prepare for legendary running back Mark Ingram and the New Orleans to invade Historic US Bank Stadium on Monday night. Plus @JReidDraftScout (Vikings Territory) and his weekly segment talking about the roster and an in-depth assessment of Non-Commissioned Officer Sloter.

All that and more "Peace Out, Willie Beavers chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
9/5/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings mercifully wrapped up the preseason Thursday getting boatraced by the Miami Dolphins at Historic US Bank Stadium. Even though the game was an exhibition, that doesn't mean it wasn't important for the bottom of the roster players. We talk about who made some dough and who's going to be kneeding dough at Domino's next week.

Today's Talkers Include:
- Dissecting Rick Spielman's Comments
- Cayleb Jones Made Himself Some Money
- Eric Wilson is Making the 53
- The Mandatory Mitch Leidner Talking Point
- Taylor YOLO Heinicke
- Mackenzie Alexander. Bruh.
- Rodney Adams is Not Making the Team
- Other Jabronis Not Making It
- Loose Ends

All that and more "NFL Participant Mitch Leidner" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
8/31/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings mercifully wrap up the preseason Thursday night against the Miami Dolphins at Historic US Bank Stadium. To ramp up for this titanic struggle we brought in Oscar Hazell (@OscarHazell) of The Miami Pod to run through the opposition and get his take on the Vikings backups (unless the starters play for some reason.... Zimmer...). Plus I make the case that 2017 is (finally) the season the Vikings cut/trade wide receiver Jarius Wright.

All that and more "Historic US Bank Stadium is a non-smoking building, Jay" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
8/31/2017
With the NFL preseason wrapping up, that only means one thing: It's fantasy draft season (or "SZN" as the kids say now). Anthony Maggio (@MplsMaggio) of the 1500 Fantasy Football Party joined us at Blue Door to drop some fairy tale football knowledge all over the dance floor with us. We talked about Minnesota Vikings players' value (DON'T OVERDRAFT VIKES, YOU HOMERS. (Or do. You do you.)), draft strategies, boom or bust candidates, and of course some deep sleepers to make you the belle of your fantasy draft ball.

All that and more "Treadwell in the 5th? YOLO" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
8/30/2017
Roster cut downs go from 90 all the way down to 53 at the end of the week. I think the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings squadron is already set in stone and the 4th preseason game (barring injury, *knock on wood*) will have little to no effect on who makes at least $465,000 this season and who goes and works at Foot Locker. We'll talk through my official Vikings 53-man roster projection (follow along here) plus Jordan Reid (@JreidDraftScout) of Vikings Territory/Climbing the Pocket makes his weekly stop to recap Vikes-Niners.

All that and more "I Made the Rooster!" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
8/29/2017
You want Minnesota Fightin' Vikings quarterbacks insights and takes? We has them. Mark Schofield (@MarkSchofield) of Inside the Pylon stops by to talk about all of the Vikings quarterbacks (except Case Keenum because, you know), plus I breakdown some interesting discoveries brought up by Thursday's guest and former agent Joel Corry about Sam Bradford's potential 2018 franchise tag and the possible legal mess surrounding Teddy Bridgewater's tolling situation. Bring it on home with 5 Things I'm Watching For during Vikings-Niners.

All that and more "Peace With Inches" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
8/28/2017
You want Minnesota Fightin' Vikings quarterbacks insights and takes? We has them. Mark Schofield (@MarkSchofield) of Inside the Pylon stops by to talk about all of the Vikings quarterbacks (except Case Keenum because, you know), plus I breakdown some interesting discoveries brought up by Thursday's guest and former agent Joel Corry about Sam Bradford's potential 2018 franchise tag and the possible legal mess surrounding Teddy Bridgewater's tolling situation. Bring it on home with 5 Things I'm Watching For during Vikings-Niners.

All that and more "Peace With Inches" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
8/25/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings made it rain over the offseason extending stalwarts pieces Xavier Rhodes, Linval Joseph, and Everson Griffen. But were they player-friendly deals or team-friendly? To answer that, we brought in former agent and friend of the show Joel Corry (@CorryJoel) of CBS Sports to breakdown the numbers and also drop knowledge bombs about how Teddy Bridgewater can avoid his contract tolling even while starting the season on the PUP and how the Philadelphia Eagles may have screwed the Vikings out of the option of franchise tagging Sam Bradford in 2018. Also Joel fills us in about his experience negotiating with Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and EVP of football operations Rob Brzezinski. Plus thoughts on Jaleel Johnson, the offensive line, and I fire up the Trade Machine 3000 to try and find some cornerback depth.

All that and more "You. Complete. Me." chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
8/24/2017
Teddy Bridgewater vs Sam Bradford. National anthem protests. Solar eclipse fails. WHY Mitch Leidner? Free promotion for the Denver travel bureau. We welcomed in Zach Halverson (@ZachHalverson) of KFAN to discuss all of those topics and more in a fun and diverse discussion. Plus Zach talks about what it was like being on the job the day of the Teddy knee injury.

All that and more "Denver Rocks" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
8/23/2017
Rumors and scuttlebutt abound as speculation has emerged that Teddy Bridgewater may be physically ready to resume practicing earlier than initially believed. IF that happens and Teddy avoids the physically unable to perform list (and his contract tolling), it opens up a number of interesting scenarios for the 2017 season. To help sort through the conjecture, we brought in @JReidDraftScout (The Viking Age) for his weekly spot. Plus I have some choice words for the stupid solar eclipse and the debut of Tell The Truth Tuesday.

All that and more "SAVE. MARTHA." chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
8/22/2017
Minnesota Fightin' Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer suffered his 2nd career preseason defeat manning the helm of the Purple 20-13 at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks Friday night/Saturday morning. Because that matters apparently. The Vikings first team offense showed signs of life (despite not getting in the endzone, but hey -- baby steps. We recap the highlights and the lowlights of the Vikes' second exhibition exhibit.

Today's Talkers Include
- The Weekly Referendum on Sam Bradford
- Dalvin Cook and the Offensive Line
- 1st Team Defense Was _____.
- Stefon Diggs Looks Amazing
- Antone Exum Starting at Safety
- Mackenzie Alexander And The No Good, Very Bad Day
- Ben Gedeon Starting at Weakside Linebacker
- The Mandatory Tashawn Bower Talking Point
- Blair Walsh Taunting Zimmer on the Sideline
- Loose Change

All that and more "AND I SAID BABY. IT'S 3AM I MUST BE LONELY" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
8/18/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings and the Seattle "Vikings West" Seahawks get it on late Friday night/early Saturday morning for preseason game numero dos. To shed some light on the opposition we brought in Danny Kelly (@DannyBKelly) of The Ringer to fill us in on the Seahawks equally bad offensive line, how the fanbase feels about Beastmode returning for another team, why they chose Austin Davis over Colin Kaepernick, and of course... Blair Walsh takes. Plus I wrap up the show with some Teddy social media speculation, highlight my favorite parts of Drew Magary's Why Your Team Sucks Vikings edition, and 5 players I'm looking forward to watching vs Seattle

All that and more "Future Seahawk Laquon Treadwell" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!



A Carlson Digital Joint
8/17/2017
We brought Myles Gorham (@MylesGorham85) of I Don't Hate Sam Bradford and the Climbing the Pocket Podcast into the Blue Door Pub to talk Minnesota Fightin' Vikings preseason, get his unique take on the wide receiver situation given that he played college wideout (not well against Winona State though for the record...), thoughts on how Teddy vs Sam will shake out, and what training camp was like as a Vikings PR intern. Plus a surprise cameo from Yinka Ayinde (@saxyprince) of The Daily Norseman as we talked offensive line, the joys/terribleness of #VikingsTwitter, and what it was like meeting legend Arif Hasan in person for the first time.

All that and more "Michael Floyd Loved Kombucha in 2013" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
8/16/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are trying not to repeat as 8-8 champs, dontcha know. That's why the concerns with the offensive line, stopping the run on defense, and their overall ability to put points on the board are still a concern even after one preseason game. To discuss the concerns and celebrate the bright spots so far is friend of the program Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout) of The Viking Age and the Climbing the Pocket Podcast. Also Uncle Nick sits in the first half of the show and clowns "preemptive Super Bowl celebratory song" with me. The Vikes have had two solid ones.

All that and more "Oh Yahhhh" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
8/15/2017
Week 2 of the preseason rolls along with the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings preparing to roll up to the Pacific Northwest for a Friday night lights skirmish with Blair Walsh and the Seattle Seahawks. Happy Monday. Let's talk some Vikings and get you warmed up for the week.

Today's Talkers Include
- Don't Freak Out
- Charles Bronson Hill Signed
- Injury Round Up
- The Bears Claimed Roberto Aguayo
- Start Pat Elflein
- Show Some Respect to Sendejo?
- Kenny Golladay Worries Me
- Sum Up the Season in a GIF

All that and more "It's pronounced GIF" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
8/14/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings prevailed on the field of battle Thursday night vanquishing the Bills of Buffalo in a contest that means nothing. But plenty of story lines from the game! We react (and over react) to a number of them in the first Purple FTW game recap of the season.

Today's Talkers Include
- The 1st Team Offense Was.....
- The 1st Team Defense Was.....
- Dalvin Cook is Apparently #Good
- Stacy Coley Shined
- Rodney Adams Rollercoaster
- Tashawn Bower Earned Himself Some Money
- The Backup Quarterback Report
- I Really Liked How Eric Wilson Played
- Other Winners and Losers
- Twitter Questions

All that and more "...I Still Believe in Fruechte, Dammit" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
8/10/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings (finally) take the field tonight in Western New York (which is basically Alabama with snow) in a free skate with the Buffalo Bills. We preview the game (as far as you can preview a preseason game), what to watch for, battles I'm looking to get some clarity on, and rummage through the mailbag I ignored earlier in the week.

Today's Talkers Include
- The Weakside Linebacker Drama
- Bottom of the Roster Wide Receivers
- The Resurrection of Jarius Wright
- Time for Michael Floyd to Show Up and Show Out
- Watch Special Teams Groupings
- Easton or Elflein? Elflein or Easton?
- Kicker and Punter Competition
- Happy Birthday, Dalvin Cook
- Rashod Hill Under the Lights (Maybe)
- Defensive Back Groupings
- Mailbag!

All that and more "It's also the Vlad Ducasse Bowl" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
8/10/2017
Fans make the game. The Viking World Order makes Minnesota Vikings fans. Erin Darsow (@PandaVike22) aka Purple Panda makes the Viking World Order. Andy invited the Vikings super fan to the Blue Door Pub to talk about her rabid fandom, the ins and outs of the VWO, show off her extensive autograph tattoos, and what the Vikes playing in their home stadium would mean to her.

All that and more "IF YOU CUT ME I BLEED PURPLE" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!



A Carlson Digital Joint
8/9/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings released their first unofficial depth chart officially on Monday morning. We take a hack at overreacting to some of the player placements as well as dip into the mailbag, hash out Matt Kalil's recent comments about offensive line coaches, and have our first weekly visit with Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout) to chew on a little Purple.

All that and more "FIRST TEAM DEFENSE!!!" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
8/8/2017
The final edition of the Minnesota Vikings famous Saturday Night Training Camp Practice from Mankato is in the books. We take the time to comb through a handful of pressing topics from the practice and the week leading up, including stories from our shows at Boulder Tap House and a few from the Mankato night life. #Ribfest

Today's Talkers Include
- Stefon Diggs is Ready for Primetime
- Sam Bradford's Accuracy is Still His Hallmark
- Dalvin Cook & Jerick McKinnon Will Be a Dynamic Duo
- Who Knew Rashod Hill's Health Would Be Paramount
- Ben Gedeon is Legit
- Xavier Rhodes is NOT a Practice Player
- The Vikings Need a Big Year from Trae Waynes
- Rodney Adams is Back in the Derby
- Anthony Barr is Back
- Teddy is Still a Fan Favorite
- Why I'm in on Isaac Fruechte
- Big Linval's Contract Extension

All that and more "Goodbye, Mankato" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
8/7/2017
The infamous dead period between Saturday morning walkthrough and the famous Training Camp Night Practice is upon us. That's why Andy has welcomed in a cavalcade of guests: Luke Inman, Sam Ekstrom, and Arif Hasan of Zone Coverage; Eric Thompson and Yinka Ayinde of The Daily Norseman; and Drew Mahowald and BJ Reidell of Vikings Territory into the Boulder Tap House Mankato to democratically vote on the Vikings 53-man roster.

All that and more "Linval PAID" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
8/5/2017
The Mankato weather turned cold on Thursday, but the ambient temperature has zero effect on the heat of our takes. Daniel House (Vikings Corner) joined Andy at the Boulder Tap House Mankato to discuss Who is Up (Rashod Hill, Shamar Stephen, Michael Floyd) and Who is Down (Rodney Adams, Bucky Hodges, Trae Waynes), plus a phone-in cameo from my daughter Little Mugsy.

All that and more "Reid Fragel Does Not Rock" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
8/3/2017
The Purple FTW! Podcast has descended upon Mankato for Minnesota Vikings Training Camp. We set up shop at Boulder Tap House, our home away from home, and Andy and Producer Allie welcomed in Eric Thompson (The Daily Norseman) and Arif Hasan (Zone Coverage) to recap some random Purple tidbits. The crew chatted about Sam Bradford and Mike Zimmer's dap fail, Laquon Treadwell's hamstring injury (which may or may not have been caused by Antone Exum), Riley Reiff's back "twinge", Dalvin Cook living up to the hype, and the Michael Floyd Redemption Tour.

All that and more "Hi, Megyn Kelly" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
8/2/2017
The kick returner job for the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings remains up in the air. We run through the likely successors to Cordarrelle Patterson, as well as recap Monday's practice action as the Purple have a blessed day off today.

Note - Boulder Tap House Mankato show times: Wednesday 7pm, Thursday 7pm, Saturday Noon. Come hang out, grab some great grub and drinks, and say hi to the crew!

Today's Talkers Include:
- Who's Going to Return Kicks?
- I Like Training Camp Fights
- Anthony Barr in the Psycho Package
- I Was Wrong on Ben Gedeon (You Were Too)
- Clemmings & Isidora Got Reps with the 1s
- Griffen & Hunter Switching Sides
- When is it Time to Panic About the Riley Reiff Injury?
- Zimmer's Thoughts on Latavius Murray
- Bradford is Balling Out
- Mailbag!
- Subscribe to Our YouTube Channel!

All that and more "Marcus Sherels Could Survive a Nuclear Blast" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
8/1/2017
Xavier Rhodes was rewarded by the Minnesota Vikings with a brand new contract extension, making him one of the highest paid cornerbacks in the NFL. Santa Rick Spielman continues to make the rounds and ink his guys to long-term deals. Who's next? We speculate on that as well as chat with Producer Allie (@skolgirldn) to talk about Purple FTW's upcoming takeover of Mankato.

Note - Boulder Tap House Mankato show times: Wednesday 7pm, Thursday 7pm, Saturday Noon. Come hang out, grab some great grub and drinks, and say hi to the crew!

Today's Talkers Include:
- Xavier Rhodes Gots Paid
- Rundown with Producer Allie
- What Does Sam Bradford Have to Do?
- Michael Floyd vs Laquon Treadwell
- Linval Hangry
- Defensive Tackle is Crowded
- So About Bucky Hodges
- Dalvin Cook is as Dynamic as Advertised
- Subscribe to Our YouTube Channel!

All that and more "Toll Rhodes" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
7/31/2017
The entire Minnesota Fightin' Vikings squad is now in Mankato. 2017 Training Camp is officially ON. We run through a few notably Purple talkers from the first week including thoughts on Teddy Bridgewater addressing the media for the first time in 11-months, plus an update from Daniel House (@DanielHouseNFL) of Vikings Corner.

Today's Talkers Include:
- Teddy Finally Speaks
- Sam Bradford Presser Takeaways
- Everson Griffen Mega Deal
- Who Gets Extended Next?
- Antone Exum: Lazarus Man?
- Taylor Heinicke or Case Keenum
- Chat with Daniel House of Vikings Corner
- Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

All that and more "In Your Eyes" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
7/27/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings announced this week that this season's training camp (the 52nd edition in Mankato) will be the final year at The Crown Jewel of South Central Minnesota. Today on the show, we'll run through some Mankato memories as well as some Vikings training camp talkers to get you ready for when the Purple descends upon Mankato one last time.

Today's Talkers Include:
- Vikings Leaving Mankato After 52 Training Camps
- Dalvin Cook to Return Kicks?
- Michael Floyd Suspended 4 Games
- Who's the Most Irreplaceable Player on the Roster?
- 1 Got To Go: Teddy, Xavier, Danielle, Diggs
- What to Expect Out of 2017 Anthony Barr
- What if Nick Easton is #Good?
- Rookies Reporting Early
- Mankato Plans & Dates

All that and more "The Crown Jewel of South Central Minnesota" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
7/20/2017
Minnesota Fightin' Vikings Training Camp is less than two weeks away and all of the main storylines have already been beaten to death. Will Laquon Treadwell rebound in year 2? Will Teddy Bridgewater start the year on the PUP? Can Anthony Barr earn his 5th year option? Can the offensive line not be garbage this season? Blah blah blah. So today we decided to take a deeper dive into 9 under the radar training camp questions that I'm interested in.

Today's Talkers Include:
- What if Trae Waynes or Mackensie Alexander are bad?
- What's gonna happen with Taylor Heinicke?
- Is Joe Berger still #Good?
- What's B-Rob's role in 2017?
- Is this finally the year for Marcus Sherels?
- Does Tre Roberson crack the 53-man roster?
- Is this it for Antone Exum?
- Which UDFA will make the roster?
- Who's the punter/kicker gonna be?

All that and more "How's Teddy Look?" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
7/13/2017
Happy belated 4th of July, Minnesota Fightin' Vikings Fans. Since we didn't have the foresight to do it last week, you'll hear our Independence Day schpeel this week. Also a wide ranging Vikings chat with Joe Johnson of Purple PTSD covering Mankato training camp, Anthony Barr's make-or-break season, what position the Vikings 2018 1st round pick should be, and personal insight to the Michael Floyd situation that will make you rethink it. Also 5 Things You Might Not Know about Vikes Legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter.

All that and more "Bill Pullman would make a fine O-Line coach" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
7/6/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings will have Sam Bradford as their wheelman heading into the 2017 season. But is he the long-term answer for the heist? We chat about that along with (hopefully) putting a bow on #Kombuchagate, excerpt from my BULL with Andy Carlson chat with Emory Hunt (@FBallGameplan) about Sam/Teddy and why he's big on Dalvin Cook, and bring it on home with a wide-ranging talk with Ted Glover (@purplebuckeye) of The Daily Norseman.

Today's Talkers Include:
- Can This Please Be the End of Kombucha Gate?
- Is Sam Bradford Worth $20 Million Per Year?
- Emory Hunt Talking Teddy/Bradford and Dalvin Cook
- Interview with Ted Glover of The Daily Norseman

All that and more "Fireworks Are Stupid" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
6/29/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have broken down their Mini-Camp tents and dispersed for the summer. It only took a day for news of the first legal run-in to break (KOMBUCHA!!!!), but hopefully it will all be low profile until the Purple reconvene in Mankato at the end of July.

Today's Talkers Include:
- Dammit, Michael Floyd
- We Didn't Need Eric Decker
- Zimmer Becoming HEAD COACH Mike Zimmer
- Let's Talk About David Morgan
- Dalvin Cook Has Been Impressing
- Trae Waynes is Gonna Start
- Thoughts on the 'Packer' Wedding
- Check-In With Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout) of The Viking Age

All that and more "PLEASE no (more) legal run-ins before Training Camp" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
6/22/2017
Mandatory Mini-Camp is winding down for the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings and the only legit break in the NFL calendar is just on the horizon. But fortunately (unfortunately?) there's never a shortage of interesting events to talk about with the Purple and we rounded up a few today to take you into the weekend. Hopefully one with less hail this time around.

Today's Talkers Include:
- Randy Moss & Ahmad Rashad into the Ring of Honor in 2017
- Kelly Kleine Promoted to College Scouting Coordinator
- Mandatory Mandatory Mini-Camp Talkers
- I'm Not Giving Up on TJ Clemmings (Yet)
- Interview with Taylor Grosfield, Instagram Legend @VikingsGraphics
- Clip of Chat with Scott Fish (@ScottFish24) of Dynasty League Football on Dalvin Cook

All that and more "PLEASE no arrests before Training Camp" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
6/15/2017
Mandatory Mini-Camp is winding down for the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings and the only legit break in the NFL calendar is just on the horizon. But fortunately (unfortunately?) there's never a shortage of interesting events to talk about with the Purple and we rounded up a few today to take you into the weekend. Hopefully one with less hail this time around.

Today's Talkers Include:
- Randy Moss & Ahmad Rashad into the Ring of Honor in 2017
- Kelly Kleine Promoted to College Scouting Coordinator
- Mandatory Mandatory Mini-Camp Talkers
- I'm Not Giving Up on TJ Clemmings (Yet)
- Interview with Taylor Grosfield, Instagram Legend @VikingsGraphics
- Clip of Chat with Scott Fish (@ScottFish24) of Dynasty League Football on Dalvin Cook

All that and more "PLEASE no arrests before Training Camp" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
6/15/2017
The Minnesota Vikings are wrapping up offseason work with a mandatory mini-camp next week. Hopefully no player will need the services of James M. McGill Esq. during the break before training camp... We rounded up a few talkers to enjoy as the Minnesota summer rolls in. Plus a chat with Joe Johnson of the Vikings blog and community Purple PTSD.

Today's Talkers Include:
- Eric Decker Mania!
- Zimmer's Back. Back Again.
- HEY TEDDY
- Everson Griffen Moving Around
- Jaleel Johnson: The Rookie No One's Talking About
- Interview with Joe Johnson of Purple PTSD

All that and more "Not Minnesota Nice, Minnesota Passive-Aggresive" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
6/8/2017
The Minnesota Vikings are back at Winter Park for week two of OTAs. Today on the show, I run through a few story lines bubbling up from the practices of practicing, as well as run through the odd reason that makes the Vikings-Packers rivalry great, and reminisce about attending my first Vikes game as a 10-year old.

Today's Talkers Include:
Teddy Back at OTAs Doing Work
Zimmer Returning with One Eye or Two
All the Vikings Rookies are Signed
I Think Sharrif Floyd is Done
Vikings Resign Tommy Armstrong
Depth Chart Over Reactions
What Makes the Vikings-Packers Rivalry Great
Can Stefon Diggs Be the New Face of the Franchise
My First Vikings Game

All that and more "Hey. Sam is here too." chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
6/1/2017
Purple FTW! Podcast: Law & Vikings Organized Team Activities (ep. 374) - Minnesota Vikings - 1500 ESPN

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings were back in town this week to start the first of three sets of Organized Team Activities before mid-June's mandatory mini-camp. Tuesday's practice lit #VikingsTwitter ablaze with video of Teddy Bridgewater taking snaps. I pontificate about that along with several other OTA talkers. Later in the show, we bring in Joshua Johnson (@DFF_Cog) to talk some fantasy implications about the young Vikes. Plus a clip of Matt Vensel (@MattVensel) of the Star Tribune and I chatting about Mike Zimmer's absence from OTAs due to his 8th eye surgery and both his short and long-term prospects with the team.

All that and more "Breath. It's Just OTAs." chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
5/25/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings showed off their plans for the new Eagan headquarters to the media this week. What does this mean for the future of training camp in Mankato? We dive into that as well as some chart topping Purple topics.

Today's Talkers Include:
The New Vikings Facility Looks PIMP
Training Camp Leaving Mankato Sucks
Michael Floyd House Arrest Update UPDATE
Why I Believe in Rodney Adams (USF Video We Referenced)
Signed Tryout Freddie Tagaloa, Cut BJ DuBose
Signed Will Sutton, Cut Toby Johnson
BOLD PREDICTION: Danielle Hunter Will Lead the NFL in Sacks in 2017
What Is Kyle Rudolph's Future in Purple?

All that and more "I Miss CDs" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
5/18/2017
Minnesota native Michael Floyd was officially brought back home by the Vikings on Wednesday. We touched on what that means for the team and the wide receiver depth chart (in-depth in our YouTube video below). Plus we have great macro Vikings chats with our friends Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) of KSTP Sports/1500 ESPN and Lindsey Young (@LindseyMNSports) of Vikings.com.

[Note: Both interview were recorded before the Floyd signing was official. But speculation on fit in 2017 still applicable]

All that and more "Step It Up, Treadwell" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
5/11/2017
Trader Rick Spielman landed a phat return on the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings' 8 inbound picks in the 2017 NFL Draft, trading up twice for running back Dalvin Cook and center Pat Elflein, yet still coming away with 11 selections. To help comb through the picks, we compiled out conversations with @JReidDraftScout (The Viking Age) and BJ Reidell (@RobertReidell) (Vikings Territory & About The Labor Podcast) from earlier in the week on BULL with Andy Carlson. Tune in as better draft minds than I sift through the draft picks, the undrafted free agents, and if Vikings fans should be Bearish or Bullish on the rookie acquisitions.

All that and more "Future Franchise Quarterback Jack Nelson" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
5/4/2017
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman more than lived up to his "Trader Rick" moniker wheeling-and-dealing seven times (we think) in this iteration of the draft. We recap the haul, declare Winners and Losers of the draft Vikings-wise, and how the Purple neophytes project to make an impact in 2017 and beyond.

2 (41) - Dalvin Cook, RB - Florida State
3 (70) - Pat Elflein, C - Ohio State
4 (109) - Jaleel Johnson, DT - Iowa
4 (120) - Ben Gedeon, LB - Michigan
5 (170) - Rodney Adams, WR - South Florida
5 (180) - Danny Isidora, G - Miami
6 (201) - Bucky Hodges, TE - Virginia Tech
7 (219) - Stacy Coley, WR - Miami
7 (220) - Ifeadi Odenigbo, DE - Northwestern
7 (232) - Elijah Lee, LB - Kansas State
7 (245) - Jack Tocho, DB NC State

All that and more "2018 7-Round Mock Dropping Tomorrow" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
4/29/2017
I do not claim to be an NFL Draft expert. But draft season is a fun time of the year for me because I'm a fan of the process and the feeling of hope springing anew for the 31 teams that didn't hoist the Lombardi last year. Plus because players are 100% subjective and despite being a neophyte, I will have around the same hit rate as a seasoned tape watcher that breaks down every aspect of a player's game. It's the "Sweet Inexact Science". We take our crack at a First Round Mock Draft [Follow Along Here] and do up our Minnesota Vikings 7 (but really 6) Round Draft Simulation 2.0. [Click For Spoilers!]

All that and more "Pat Elflein. No Matter What. chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
4/25/2017
I do not claim to be an NFL Draft expert. But draft season is a fun time of the year for me because I'm a fan of the process and the feeling of hope springing anew for the 31 teams that didn't hoist the Lombardi last year. Plus because players are 100% subjective and despite being a neophyte, I will have around the same hit rate as a seasoned tape watcher that breaks down every aspect of a player's game. It's the "Sweet Inexact Science". We take our crack at a First Round Mock Draft [Follow Along Here] and do up our Minnesota Vikings 7 (but really 6) Round Draft Simulation 2.0. [Click For Spoilers!]

All that and more "I'm basically Rocket Raccoon" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint
4/20/2017
Xavier Rhodes is the next Minnesota Viking to be paid. He's also going to be among the highest paid cornerbacks in the league (if not the highest) and rightfully so. Today on the show, Andy explores what XR and his camp should do to maximize their leverage with the Vikings and if general manager Rick Spielman should capitulate or balk.

Other Talkers Today Include:
Todd McShay's Mock Draft
Vikings Preseason Schedule Is Out
Adrian Peterson Visited Saints, No Deal
Prospect Profile: Caleb Brantley

All that and more "WILL THE DRAFT PLEASE JUST GET HERE" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A CDM Joint
4/13/2017
We're in the thick of Mock Draft Season. It's the most exciting/mind numbing part of the NFL schedule as all the draft jabronis are on "Mock Draft 49.1", but it's still so much fun. The last time reading of lists of names was this intriguing, Lucius Cornelius Sulla had started his proscriptions in ancient Rome (Google it). We had listeners submit their own Minnesota Vikings mocks (via FanSpeak or With the 1st Pick) and on today's show I'm going to go through the picks and evaluate. What I like, what I hate, how many Week 1 starters there are, and rate their mocks on a scale of 1-5 Reuben Sandwiches. Even included 1500's own Matthew Coller's mock in the mocking. *Cue Suspenseful Music* Follow along with all of the drafts in the slideshow below.

All that and more "Josh Dobbs. No Matter What." chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An AMG Production
4/6/2017
Minnesota Fightin' Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer spoke to the media on Wednesday at the NFC coaches breakfast (with no omelet bar, but I digress). Zim had some interesting things to say about Teddy Bridgewater, who recently released a video of him throwing, and Sam Bradford, who is also a person. We decode some of his statements as well as dip our toe into the Mock Draft bidness later in the show.

Today's Talkers Include:
-Decoding Mike Zimmer's Comments
-Impossible to Keep Both Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford in 2018
-Scott Crichton Was a Bust Spielman Can't Afford
-Get Ready for a Tough Negotiation with Xavier Rhodes
-7-Round Vikings Draft Simulation via Fanspeak

All that and more "*Sniffle* That's My Quarterback" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An AMG Production
3/30/2017
The first few waves of free agency have washed ashore some new faces and taken some old out with the tide. Before the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings Warship sets sail for the NFL Draft, let's take stock of the the current roster and rule if General Manager Rick Spielman has improved each position groups or still has a need for the April Volunteering of NFL Tributes.

Today's Upgraded Talkers Include:
-Position-by-Position Evaluations.
-Ranking Positional Needs Heading Into the Draft
-Why Y'all Should Calm Down About Latavius Murray's Ankle Surgery.
-It's Sink or Swim Time for Mackensie Alexander in 2017.
-Hall of Fame Odds Are Out. Where Does Randy Moss Stack Up According to Sports Betting Dime?
-Sam Bradford Has Leverage.
-Why I Root for Teddy Bridgewater.

All that and more "No One Uses a Fullback Anymore" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An AMG Production
3/23/2017
General manager Rick Spielman and the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have been spending in free agency like there's No Limit (not really, but anytime we can shoehorn in Master P references, we do it).

Today's "Bye, Adrian" Talkers Include:
Latavius Murray (Finally) Signed
What Does This Mean For Adrian Peterson and Jerick McKinnon
Riley Reiff and Mike Remmers are Bookend Tackles (Maybe)
Vikings Who Are Now Former Vikings
Adam Thielen Got His Extension
Terence Newman Back in the Mix
Datone Jones Brings some DL Depth
Anthony Barr and Teddy Bridgewater's 5th Year Options
Vikings Who Have an Opportunity to Step Up Post FA
Vikings Cap Space Situation

All that and more "Everyone is on one-year deals if you think about it" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An AMG Production
3/16/2017
Free agency officially opens this afternoon at 4pm ET and the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have been working fast and furiously to sign all of the high octane free..... Nah just kidding. General Manager Rick Spielman hasn't really done much (besides have lunch in Norman, Oklahoma), to the chagrin of Vikings fans. Today on the show, we run through the free agency headlines even though all the information will likely be dated by the time you listen. Fun times!

Today's Make It Rain Talkers Include:
Fans and Rick Spielman
Andrew Whitworth Going to LA
Matt Kalil Going to Carolina
So What Now on the Offensive Line in Free Agency?
Spielman, Zimmer & Polamalu at Oklahoma Pro Day
The Draft...
Adam Thielen Tendered
Captain & Cordarrelle
Free Agency Moves in the Division
Adrian Peterson Free Agency Interest...
Twitter Qs

All that and more "Mo Money, Mo Problems" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An AMG Production
3/9/2017
The inevitable has finally come to pass (but not pass block). The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have declined to pick up the $18 million option for Adrian Peterson in 2017. General manager Rick Spielman was adamant that the Vikings still would like to re-sign the soon to be 32-year old running back in free agency and Adrian has said the door for a return is not closed, but the die is cast and money talks. I'll elaborate where I think he plays in 2017, deconstruct the Spielman press conference at the NFL Combine from Wednesday, and zoom through some other Purple news and notes.

All that and more "Willie Beavers and TJ Clemmings are going to be in Training Camp" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An AMG Production
3/2/2017
Free Agency is rapidly approaching and fans of the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are clamoring for who could be on the Purple's shopping list. I know the Draft is the bee's knees, but this episode is focused solely on free agency (until the end). We walk through the level of priority the Vikings should have on their in-house free agents, I reveal my Top-10 Free Agent Wish List, and wrap up with a clip from my new project BULL with Andy Carlson -- Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout) of The Viking Age walks us through a 7-round (but really 6-round) Vikings mock draft.

All that and more "Free agency is like the Scholastic Book Fair" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An AMG Production
2/23/2017
Think about it. We roll call through some Minnesota Vikings offseason talking points with friends of the show Luke Inman (Cold Omaha) and Eric Eager (Pro Football Focus). Luke popped in to talk about five draft prospects Vikings should keep an eye on (including three offensive linemen). Plus we added an excerpt from my new project BULL with Andy Carlson, Eric and I had a spirited discussion about potential Vikings free agency targets.

All that and more "Andrew Whitworth: No Matter What" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
2/16/2017
Now that Super Bowl LI is over, we can focus on what's REALLY important: How the Minnesota Vikings can make Super Bowl LII right here in the great city of Minneapolis.

Today's Talkers Include
Tom Brady Has the Same Skillset as Teddy Bridgewater
Jerick McKinnon is Better Than James White
The 2015 Falcons and 2016 Vikings Numerology is BS
Cordarrelle Has Thoughts on the Kickoff Rules
The MSFA Was Shady McShaderson
Minneapolis Super Bowl Coming Up
2017 Super Bowl Odds are Out
ESPN Predicts the Vikings to Lose in Super Bowl 52
Combine & Free Agency Coming Up

All that and more "Teddy/Bradford are basically Tom Brady" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
2/9/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings obviously aren't playing for the Lombardi on Sunday, but there is no offseason in the NFL. We talk about this year's version of the Big Game and the Purple as they gear up trying to be a participant in the 2018 version right here in the great state of Minnesota.

Today's Talkers Include
Tackles That Could Be On the Trade Block
At Least the Vikings Took the Pro Bowl Seriously
Coach Stew is Gone
Senior Bowl Standouts
Vikings Rookies Did Not Play Many Snaps This Season
Former Vikings in the Super Bowl
Super Bowl Prop Bets I Like
Who I Got in the Big Game
Setting Up the Perfect Super Bowl Party
Am I Looking Forward to a Minneapolis Super Bowl?

All that and more "Everson Was Robbed of the Pro Bowl MVP" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
2/2/2017
The great Chris Long (@ChrisLongKSTP) swung by to join us for a spirited chat about the Vikings, the upcoming Super Bowl, and Sid Hartman apparently was part owner of the Minneapolis Lakers... We talked about if this was Teddy Bridgewater or Sam Bradford's team going forward (from the player's perspective), where and how much Adrian Peterson makes next year, how the evolution of college offenses have come at the expense of NFL offensive line play, why Laquon Treadwell may have struggled this season, and a whole lot more.

All that and more "Chad Greenway 2017?" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
1/25/2017
It's pure schadenfreude of Vikings fans to take pleasure in the Green Bay Packers being boatraced by the Atlanta Falcons 44-21 in the NFC Championship Game. AH WELL. To me, it was easily the 2nd best game of the season (Week 2's win over the Packers being the number one) and even though the '98 Falcons DID best the 15-1 Vikes and ruin my childhood, I hold no malice against the Dirty Birds. Mostly because the Purple beat themselves and Denny was too conservative in regulation. We GAVE the game away.

Plus the Falcons have been through a lot. The drama with Michael Vick, gutless Bobby Petrino saying deuces in the middle of a season (they had a helluva defensive coordinator though I hear), and also competing for fans in a hockey town. Because when you think Atlanta, you automatically think of the Thrashers. And Pepsi.

But I digress. It was simply wonderful to see Rodgers and company fold. Plus knowing they won't make any concerted moves in the offseason to improve the roster also makes me happy. It was disheartening the way the 2016 season collapsed, but the bright side is I think the Lions played over their skis this season, the Packers have Rodgers but not much else (plus general manager Ted Thompson won't lift a finger to improve the roster in the offseason), and the Bears are still a few years away from relevance. If the Vikings can make some splash moves this offseason (cutting Adrian Peterson and throwing all of that cap space at high-end offensive line free agents would count as a splash) and actually draft players that can come in and contribute without being babysat, the prospects of Minnesota returning to the top of the NFC North are promising.

Today's Talkers Include:
How the North can be won in 2017
Why shifting Kevin Stefanski to quarterbacks coach concerns me
My current ranking of offensive line free agent priority
Thoughts on the Senior Bowl
Paul Krause doesn't get enough love
George Edward's squad won the Shrine Bowl
I'm actually excited to watch the Pro Bowl this year
I go over a few Super Bowl bets that I like (NFL Betting Odds)
Super Bowl story lines that intrigue me

PLUS, since this is basically a numerology podcast masquerading as a football show, the Atlanta Falcons started 5-0 and ended 8-8 in 2015. The 2016 Vikings started 6-0 and ended 8-8. Coincidence? Probably. But let's try and keep the trend rolling.

All that and more "That was a Top-10 Vikings game of all-time" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
1/23/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings might be out of the playoffs, but that just gives the team/fans a jump start on off-season news right? RIGHT? *Sobs Uncontrollably* Purple FTW! is back in action with some Purple talkers and praying to the football gods that the Atlanta Falcons (Dirty Bird and all) can somehow end this insufferable Green Bay Packers run.

Today's Talkers Include:
We're Gonna Know About Adrian Soon
Teddy Bridgewater & Anthony Barr's 5th Year Options
Linval Joseph Named to the Pro Bowl
Xavier Rhodes Long-Term Contract
Clancy Barone is the New Tight Ends Coach
Kennedy Polamalu is the New Running Backs Coach
We Could Still Lose George Paton to San Francisco
Players to Watch in the Shrine Game

All that and more "2017 Memes Are Weird" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
1/20/2017
'Nuff Said. The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are already looking towards the offseason, and while there are many decisions to be made before the draft (Adrian Peterson, Brandon Fusco, Andrew Whitworth, etc), they are not as fun as mocking where former unpaid interns will go in April's NFL Draft. Our man Luke Inman (Cold Omaha/eDraft) joins us at Blue Door University to go over his first Vikings Mock Draft of draft season and also critique my own hack attempt at a mock. Plus some SUPER sleepers.

All that and more "Slick Rick" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
1/11/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are at home watching the playoffs like the rest of us, but we're still here (freezing our butts off) pontificating about how the Purple can reload for 2017. We open the show with a few loose thoughts: Why the Sam Bradford trade was the right move, the REAL reason the Vikings running game was so anemic this year, and why you should keep a close eye on what happens with assistant general manager George Paton.

Later in the show, Andrea Hangst (Sports on Earth, The Comeback) swings by to expand on Adrian Peterson's future, the upcoming quarterback issue the Vikings may face, her thoughts on free agent targets Andrew Whitworth & Kevin Zeitler, and what Mike Zimmer needs to work on to become an upper echelon NFL head coach.

All that and more "We Shouldn't Have Fired Jeff Davidson I Guess" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
1/6/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings finished out the lost 2016 season with an impressive showing Sunday at Historic US Bank Stadium defeating the Chicago Bears 38-10. The exhibition game mercifully puts an end to a roller coaster season that is right up there with 2010 in terms of drama and randomness. We recap the game and take a quick look as some offseason business.

Today's "Smile Because It Happened" Talkers Include:
Adam Thielen Does Not Get 1000
Sam Bradford Gets It
#FreeRashodHill
Pay Xavier Rhodes His Money
Some Mad Kyle Rudolph Props
I Still Believe in Jerick McKinnon
Trae Waynes Has More Ups and Downs Than
The Curious Case of Laquon Treadwell
Vikings Assistants to Keep/Not Keep
Chad Greenway and Adrian Peterson Done in Purple

All that and more "I Told Y'all About Rashod Hill" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
1/1/2017
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have nothing to play for Sunday versus the Chicago Bears, a few statistical milestones aside, but that doesn't halt our non-sense here at Purple FTW! (nothing every does) as we roll through Episode Tree Fiddy. We talk about why it would be smart to sit Sam Bradford, why the TJ Clemmings experiment needs to end, and take an early look at how the Vikings can rebuild the much maligned offensive line through free agency at the draft before revealing our DREAM 2017 O-Line.

All that and more "Whitworth or Bust" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
12/30/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are out of the playoff race, the siding is falling off the stadium, planes are skidding off of runways, and the head coach has one eye. Pretty standard with how the 2016 season has gone. We welcomed Eric Eager of Pro Football Focus into the Blue Door Pub Studios to help us limp to the finish line of this Vikings campaign. Eric and I chatted Pro Bowl, the Packers massacre, how the offensive line can be improved (fixed?), the rise of Adam Jerome Thielen, and a whole lot more.

All that and more I was told there would be no math" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
12/28/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings got stuck on the runway Friday night landing at historic Appleton International Airport. They were also stuck in neutral Friday afternoon at Lambeau Field as they let the Green Bay Packers stomp all over them on Christmas Eve. The Purple are officially eliminated from playoff contention. Not exactly the holiday gift Vikings fans dreamed of, but grab some egg nog and a cookie or two and join us by the fire as we recap.

All that and more "Have Yourself a Merry Little Vikemas" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
12/24/2016
Christmas Eve is the Little Big Horn for the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings as they clash with the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. For some insight on the enemy, we enlisted Ian Kenyon (Bleacher Report) to talk about the suddenly resurgent Pack, how Aaron Rodgers is magically healthy, and if Cordarrelle could be used like Ty Montgomery (probably too late, but still love the idea). Later on we debut our annual Christmas/Holiday song. Apologies for the lump of coal in your ear canal.

All that and more "Silent Night is Ruined!" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
12/23/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are essentially in the role of spoiler now, despite the 5-0 start. As disappointing as the season has been, getting a W at Lambeau and sweeping the series with the Packers would be a nice Christmas present for Vikings fans. We're back at Blue Door Pub with my buddy Uncle Nick as we run through unlikely playoff scenarios, Sam Bradford's shot at history, Pro Bowlers, the future Vikes offensive coordinator, and the actual likelihood of Larry Fitzgerald coming home to Minnesota.

All that and more "Pro Bowl Alternate TJ Clemmings" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
12/21/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings saw their playoff hopes all but disappear Sunday as the Indianapolis Colts laid the smack down on the Purple at Historic US Bank Stadium. The Vikes are still "mathematically" alive, but the team looks mentally checked out and ready to mail in the rest of 2016. We recap the Week 16 debacle.

Today's 'Holy Hell, What Just Happened' Talkers Include:
? The Return of Adrian Peterson was _____.
? The Defense Was to Blame Today
? Sam Bradford is Blameless
? The Offense Reverted to Adrian Ball
? What the Hell Happened to Anthony Barr?
? Calling Out Everson Griffen
? Guys Who Didn't Quit
? Hey Anthony Harris
? Mike Zimmer & Rick Spielman Aren't on the Hotseat. But...
? So What Now?

All that and more "YOU AS COLD AS ICE" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
12/18/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings need to be more dog than puppy as they try to win out and keep their playoff hopes alive. To help illuminate the beasts, we brought in Allison Lamon of The Daily Norseman to talk Purple and shed some insight on the key injuries the Vikings currently have: Adrian Peterson, Teddy Bridgewater, Harrison Smith, AND Mike Zimmer.

All that and more "A Sprain is a Tear, Son" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
12/16/2016
As the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings prepare to take the field of battle versus Lieutenant General Andrew Jerome Luck and the Indianapolis Colts Cavalry Sunday at Historic US Bank Stadium, we hold down the home front and run through a litany of Purple talkers on a Wednesday.

Today's Bayonet Charge Talking Points Include
? Mike Zimmer's a Tough Son of a Gun
? Adrian Peterson Returns to Practice
? Vikings Headed to London, Again
? Toby Johnson Come on Down!
? The Salary Cap is Going Up
? Playoff Mentality
? Adam Thielen's Season is Amazing
? NFL Changes A Crucial Catch Parameters
? The JCPenney Commercial is the Dumbest Commercial Ever

All that and more "The Savage Norsemen with the One-Eyed Leader" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
12/14/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings completed the first 25% of Operation Win Out, downing the Jacksonville Jaguars 25-16 Sunday at Historic Everbank Field. Sam Bradford and the offense opened things up deep, but still had familiar short-yardage struggles that kept this game closer than it should have been. Oh, and the defense is still pretty pretty pretty good.

Talkers Include:
? I Love that the Offense Went YOLO
? The Mandatory Offensive Line Talking Point
? The Defense is Rock Solid Still
? Anthony Harris Evaluation
? The Matt Asiata Experience
? Pay Adam Thielen
? Xavier Rhodes Kinda Got Hot
? More Injuries
? Playoff Picture
? Loose Thoughts

All that and more "You Had ONE Job, Bears-Saints-Eagles" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
12/11/2016
Operation: Holy Crap We Basically Need to Win Out" is upon the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings as they descend on scenic Northeast Florida to take on the (2-10) Jacksonville Jaguars. We look ahead to the must-win and hash through some random Purple talking points.

Talkers Include:
? Fallout from Harrison Smith's Injury
? The Defense Was Wasted This Year
? Adrian Peterson's Contingent Comeback
? The Laquon Treadwell-Randy Moss Non-Controversy
? Zimmer's Eye & His Mentality
? Teddy Bridgewater/Sam Bradford Showdown
? The Playoff Picture for the Vikings
? This Team Just Doesn't Score
? How the Jaguars Can Get Got

All that and more "I'm Too Dumb for Westworld" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
12/8/2016
At the quarter pole, the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are in full win-or-die mode as they enter Week 14. Mike Zimmer returns to the team after missing the Dallas game due to emergency surgery on his retina and hopes to rally the Purple for one gallant rush towards the postseason. To chew the fat, I brought in my man Luke Inman to the Blue Door Pub to run through what the Vikes need to do to make chicken salad out of 2016.

All that and more "STUFF THE BALLOT BOX FOR TJ" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
12/6/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings' 2016 campaign effectively came to a close Thursday night at Historic US Bank Stadium as the Purple fell to the Dallas Cowboys 17-15. Special teams errors, penalties, and missed opportunities plagued interim head coach Mike Priefer's debut. We recap the game and take a look forward as the Vikings play out the 2016 string.

Today's 10-Days Til Jacksonville Talkers Include:
? This Could Have Been Sam Bradford's Career Defining Game
? Mike Priefer Assesstment
? The Defense Held the Cowboys in Check Except...
? The Mandatory Offensive Line Talking Point
? The Penalties Were Murder
? What Happened with the Special Teams?
? Charles Johnson Has to Go
? Loose Thoughts
? So What Now?
? Mike Zimmer Needs to Take the Rest of 2016 Off

All that and more "Go Texans, Go Saints" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
12/1/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are heading for a showdown at Historic US Bank Stadium with the NFC leading Dallas Cowboys. The Vikes need to wrassle out an improbable win to help save the season and keep their playoff hopes alive. To help us take a look at the team with an actual offensive line is show favorite Shea in Irving. We chat with Shea about the emergence of rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott and if he's made peace with The Ginger (Jason Garrett). Our show wraps with a few loose Purple thoughts and a look at key matchups I'm excited about.

All that and more "I'm your Huckleberry" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

Subscribe and listen to the Shea In Irving Podcast. (After this one, obv)

An Andy Carlson Joint

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11/30/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings need to come out Guns (N' Roses) blazing this Thursday versus the NFC top dog Dallas Cowboys to have any hope of saving their season. To help us figure out how the Purple can get back to Paradise City, we brought in Sweet Child O' Mine Arif Hasan to the Blue Door Pub. Arif and I talked about the Live and Let Die offensive line, how the defense's Appetite for Destruction is back, and whether or not the Vikings 2016 season will be Knockin' On Heaven's Door after Thursday's Color Rush as we Welcome Dallas to the Jungle.

We also chatted about a lot of other Vikings related items that I couldn't think of GNR puns for. So there ya go.

All that and more "All We Need is Just a Little Patience" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
11/28/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings lost the NFC North Title Game (basically) to the Detroit Lions 16-13 in soul crushing fashion as Sam Bradford threw an interception that setup a chip shot Matt Prater game winning kick. The Purple are down and pretty close to out; but we recap the game, try to scrape a few positives out of the mess, and look ahead to possible playoff scenarios. All this with the 10-1 juggernaut Cowboys set to come into historic US Bank Stadium next Thursday. Woot woot.

Today's Turkey Indigestion Talking Points Include:
? The Vikings' Playoff Hopes Are THIN
? Sam Bradford Was Efficient to Death
? The Zim Reapers Are Kinda Back
? Do We Need to Be Concerned About Jerick McKinnon?
? The Mandatory Offensive Line Talking Point
? We Need to Be Ready for Life After Terence Newman
? Anthony Barr Played Out of His Mind
? Shumur's Use of Cordarrelle Patterson is Promising
? Loose Thoughts
? So What Now?

All that and more "Just Stay in Your Food Coma" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
11/24/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings and Detroit Lions meet on Thanksgiving at Ford Field for a de facto NFC North Championship Game. Mike Zimmer and the Vikes finally got right versus Arizona and look to avenge the 'heart ripped from chest" loss the Lions put on them a few weeks ago. To preview the game, we brought in our old friend Michael Grey to talk Matt Stafford, Eric Ebron, and the Detroit Jim Bob Cooters.

To wrap up the show, I went through some random Purple news and notes, went down the list of Vikings Things I'm Thankful For, and power ranked all the Thanksgiving sides.

All that and more "Smoked Turkey is VERY Underrated" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
11/22/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings finally got back in the win column for the firs time since October 9th (41 days). Mike Zimmer's once vaunted defense became vaunted once again, getting consistent pressure on Carson Palmer and helped the Purple seal a 30-24 win Sunday at Historic US Bank Stadium.

Today's Back in the Saddle Again Talkin Points Include
? Carson Palmer Got Beat Like He Stole Something
? Mandatory Kai Forbath Talking Point
? Week 3 Under Shurmur Was _______.
? Xavier Rhodes Played the Game of His Life
? #FreeDanielleHunter
? Cordarrelle Patterson is Becoming...
? Offensive Line Watch
? Jeff Locke Has Been PHENOMENAL This Season
? The Defense Still Has Issues Stopping the Run
? Zimmer Assesment

All that and more "Bring the Wood" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
11/20/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have their third "must-win" game in a row this Sunday as the Arizona Cardinals fly into historic US Bank Stadium. Mike Zimmer vows to start doing things his way again as the defense looks to get right (against David Freaking Johnson), new kicker Kai Forbath tries not to Schrutte it, and the Vikes are on like their 17th left tackle of the season. Wooo.

For a glance at Arizona, we brought in Seth Cox (Revenge of the Birds) to talk about the Larry Fitzgerald Homecoming Game, how the 4-4-1 Cards look to steal one on the road Sunday, why Patrick Peterson shadowing Stefon Diggs is a big deal, and who wins in a badass contest: Bruce Arians or Mike Zimmer.

All that and more "I'll be taking these Huggies and whatever cash ya got." chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
11/18/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have mercifully released kicker Blair Walsh to the boisterous cheers of a Purple fanbase who demanded blood, anyone's blood, for this four-game losing steak. So what now? Walsh was indeed under performing, but he didn't play offensive line, running back, or defense. There are still many items on this suddenly 5-4 football team that need addressing beyond punting a kicker with three years left on his contract.

Eric Thompson (The Daily Norseman) joined me at Blue Door Pub to throw back some Indeeds and talk about our suddenly crappy team and how Zimmer can hopefully Make the Vikings Great Again. Also Jason the GM of BDP Como chimed in on the Vikes and what's going down at Blue Door.

All that and more "Kicking Is a Helluva Drug" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
11/16/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings that started out 5-0 has gone into hiding like Dave Chappelle right after Chappelle's Show went off the air. The Vikes played a back and forth skirmish with Washington by the Potomac, but ultimately lost 26-20. There are a lot of hard questions that need answering as the Purple drop to 5-4 on the season and just watched the idle Detroit Lions move into first place in the division. We'll try and talk it out.

Today's "Is Wayne Brady Gonna Have to Choke the Vikes?" Talking Points Include
? Zimmer FINALLY Has to Take Some of This Blame
? The Mandatory Blair Walsh Talking Point
? How Teams Have Been Neutralizing this Defense
? Week 2 of the Shurmur Offense Was _____.
? Sam Bradford is Seeing Ghosts
? Stefon Diggs Is Turning Into a Monster
? Twitter Qs
? The Lions Are 1st in the NFC North Right Now
? Looking Ahead at the Schedule

All that and more "We make the terror." chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
11/13/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings head to Washington (but really Maryland) to try and have their 2016 season bailed out Sunday against the professional football team that resides there. Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post's DC Sports Bog swings by to preview the game, talk about the 4-3-1 Powerhouse by the Potomac, and let Vikings fans know if he thinks they'll Like That on Sunday.

(I already used this "House of Vikes" theme for Episode 103, but dammit I love this show.)

All that and more "We make the terror." chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
11/11/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are indeed in the hunt for some good will after falling to 5-3 after a promising five-game win streak to begin the 2016 campaign. To make some sense of the mess, I brought in Dr. Eric Eager, Pro Football Focus contributor, to talk a little Purple and explain to me the method behind the PFF madness. Should people treat their grades as gospel? (No.) And what is the best way for the average jackass fan (like Andy) to incorporate PFF's content to enrich their viewing experience and make them a better fan.

We also dove into general Vikings topics: Why does it appear that Anthony Barr is struggling? What makes Terence Newman so valuable this season? Was Norv really the only problem on the offense? #TeamTeddy or #TeamBradford going forward? And some Blair Walsh derpiness. Plus Eric shares memories of squaring off against THE Winona State University's Chris Samp (aka Jeff Janis before Jeff Janis.)

All that and more "Do You Like Apples?" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
11/9/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings' Death Spiral 2016 Tour continued rolling along Sunday afternoon at historic US Bank Stadium as the Purple dropped to the Detroit Lions 22-16 in extra football time. The Vikes are now 0-3 off the bye and the formally wrapped up NFC North now turns into a three-way dog fight with Green Bay and now Detroit. We recap Sunday's mehness.

Today's Life Comes At You Fast
? This Was the Worst Loss of the Season
? Pat Shurmur Report Card
? Blair Walsh Needs to Go
? The Defense is Suddenly Average
? Give Detroit Credit For Winning the Game Too
? Stefon Diggs Appreciation
? So What About the Running Game?
? Chad Greenway Was Good So I Have to Move to Mexico Now
? Are We Sure Anthony Barr is Good?
? Biggest Test of Zimmer's Head Coaching Career

All that and more "ALL THE STUFFED ANIMALS. ALL OF THEM." chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
11/6/2016
Norv Turner stepped down as offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings this week, in a move many see as yet another "addition by subtraction" this season. "Tight ends coach" Pat Shurmur now steps into the interim OC role for his third stint calling plays for Sam Bradford. I talk about how that could affect the offense as well as send NORV off with a few heartfelt songs straight from my heart. #Heart

Also in to preview Sunday's matchup with the Detroit Lions at historic US Bank Stadium is long-time friend of the show Michael Grey. We chat about how new general manager Bob Quinn is changing things in the Motor City, how Matthew Stafford is playing at a low-key MVP level, and minimize the number of Jim Bob Cooter (JBC) references.

All that and more "Get Your Lights Out" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
11/4/2016
Hate is a strong word, but Vikings fans probably felt that (and more) about their team's effort Monday Night, and the past two games for that matter. Mike Zimmer has a tall task ahead of him trying to get a lethargic 0-2 team since the bye back onto the 5-0 track they were on earlier in the season. We crack open a 10-pack of gripes, complaints, critiques, and randomness to try and aid the cause on today's show.

Larisa Oleynik FTW Talking Points Include:
? Ultimately, This is on Mike Zimmer
? No Moves at the Trade Deadline
? Throw the Damn Towel on TJ Clemmings
? Go Gong Show on the Offensive Line
? The Vikings are Re-Signing Matt Kalil Next Year
? NORVVVVVVVVV
? Why Isn't Treadwell Playing?
? Sam Bradford is Starting to Get Chris Everett
? Jayron Kearse Needs to be Off the Field
? The Vikings NEED Home Field for the Playoffs

All that and more "Zimmer Had a "Minor Medical Procedure" to Remove His Foot From Team's Ass" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
11/2/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings turned in their 2nd sleepwalking performance of the season Monday Night in Chicago. A failure on both the offensive and defensive lines allowed the Bears to slowly grind the purple into a slaughtered stuffed animal pulp. Head coach Mike Zimmer has to figure out a way to jump start a lethargic offense (maybe send Norv out to pasture?) and a suddenly not as dominant defense.

Sam Ekstrom (Locked On Vikings) joined me LIVE at Blue Door Pub University to wrap up and put a bow on the Monday Night Madness and help us put The Nightmare On Halloween behind us.

All that and more "The Vikes Went as the Browns for Halloween" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
10/31/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings were humbled Sunday for their first loss of the season, but the fanbase still believes head coach Mike Zimmer can Make the Vikings Great Again. To help me explain how is 1500 ESPN's Gruesome Twosome Derek Wetmore and Phil Mackey. They joined me at Blue Door Pub University to talk some Vikes and eat some burgers (except Phil who's doing the Whole 30 thing.)

What can be done about the offensive line (if anything)? Pete Carroll's comments were EXTREMELY taken out of context, right? Plus a couple of random Brett Favre takes, media critiques, and a little role playing for a Sam Bradford press conference. #Chorizo

All that and more "Halloween is a Dumb Holiday But Join Us Monday at Blue Door, Details Below" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
10/28/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings offensive line is Charmin soft (just ask Mike Zimmer), so I've taken it upon myself to fix it the best way I know how: outlandish trade scenarios. Later on in the show, friend of the program Julie DiCaro (670 The Score - Chicago) swings in for an early look at the Halloween Vikings-Bears brouhaha on Monday Night Football. I ask her if she's looking forward to the return of Bae Cutler, could the Purple actually drop 2 in a row, and what she'll do if her beloved Cubs actually win the World Series.

All that and more "This is Hardees territory, NOT Carl Jrs" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
10/26/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings kinda shart the bed Sunday in Philadelphia, racking up their first loss of the season 21-10 in a game that wasn't even that close. Sam Bradford didn't show well in his return to Philly (play calling and the offensive line didn't help) and the Zimmer Hellfire Defense got after Carson Wentz, but missed opportunities and mental errors hallmarked the first L of the 2016 campaign.

The Vikings Were The Night Man Talking Points Include:
? This Was a Failure in All Phases
? This Offensive Line is Why the Vikings Will Not Win a Super Bowl
? More Like Sam BADford Today
? Norv Went Back to Being Norv
? Now We Get to See What Kind of Coach Zimmer Is
? Special Teams Were "Special"
? Matt Asiata Appreciation Talking Point
? Even More Injuries
? I Kinda Respect Carson Wentz's DGAF Attitude
? How Will this Team Rebound?

All that and other "Master of Karate and Friendship for Everyone" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
10/23/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings return to action Sunday in the City of Brotherly Throwing D-Batteries at Santa Claus taking on the Philadelphia Eagles. To fill us in on the cheesesteak shotgunning jabronis is Alexis Chassen of Bleeding Green Nation.

We chatted about The Sam Bradford Bowl, if Carson Wentz is the real deal, could this be a potential playoff preview, and how we things playing out Sunday in a matchup of solid defenses.

All that and other "SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK KINDA SUCKED" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
10/21/2016
Mark Craig of the Star Tribune swung by the Blue Door Pub Studios to chat a little Minnesota Fightin' Vikings and discuss his new book 100 Things Vikings Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die. We dove into a few of those 100 items: What made Cris Carter great from a young age, how grizzled Bud Grant was to his players (even during leisure time), the 2009 Brett Favre Carnival, how Stan Kroenke was gracious enough to let Mark use the TCF Bank Stadium media bathroom, covering the Adrian 296 game, the fallout from the tragic passing of Korey Stringer, and much more.

Mark and I also got into how this 2016 Vikings team is different than other great Purple squads, if Sam Bradford can continue his high level of play, some Xavier Rhodes appreciate, a few anecdotes about Hall of Fame voting (Mark is one of the 46 voters), why Randy Moss was the best/worst interview, and stories about his days of covering the Cleveland Browns before -- you know -- moved.

All that and other "Belichick was WORSE with the media in Cleveland" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
10/19/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings bye week has come and gone, but at least the Packers losing and FOX Sports graphics department kept us entertained. We scrounged up some loose talking points to kick start us back into football mode as Mike Zimmer and the Vikings try to win a dozen Lombardis this year.

Today's Random Ass Talking Points Include:
? Our Top-3 NFC Competitors Are...
? Aaron Rodgers is NOT Washed
? Is Sam Bradford Legit in the MVP Race?
? Jake Long Starts Sunday @ Philly, Right?
? Vikings MUST Take Advantage of 2016 Window
? Life on the Practice Squad
? Taylor Heinicke Returns
? Bye Week Medical Roundup
? Mike Zimmer is Gonna Destroy Carson Wentz
? Outlook on the Rest of the NFC North

All that and other "Bye to the Bye" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
10/17/2016
Coping with the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings Bye Week Blues with a fun little film session with my man Luke Inman of Cold Omaha. Luke is a prodigious breaker downer of the tape and we sat and looked back at a few major plays from the first five games of the Purple's season. What makes this potentially all-time great Zimmer defense tick? Why is Sam Bradford finding quick success here in Minnesota? How is the offensive line THIS terrible? Tape don't lie. Follow along with the clips listed below.

All that and other "WELL HELL YES IT'S BOLD" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
10/14/2016
The Bye Week has befallen the 5-0 Minnesota Fightin' Vikings as fans of the Purple will now be forced to actually spend time with their families or something... But no week off for us as Judd Zulgad (Mackey & Judd) stopped by Blue Door Pub University to hang out, have a burger/beer, and talk a little Vikings.

Judd & I chatted about how this 2016 squad stacks up against other great Purple teams, if Sam Bradford is the long-term answer, why so many owners miss the mark when hiring head coaches, if Xavier Rhodes is on his way (or already) a top-tier NFL cornerback, my theory about Matt Kalil not loving football, where Teddy Bridgewater plays in 2018, the resurgence of Cordarrelle Patterson, and snuff films.

All that and other "Mackey Andy & Judd" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
10/12/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings extended their undefeatedness to 5-0 as the Purple punched the Houston Texans in the mouth 31-13 Sunday at Historic US Bank Stadium. The Zimmer Hellfire Defense/Zim Reapers came to play again as Brock Osweiler and the Texans offense was up on blocks like a rusted out Pinto most of the day. We recap the game and give away a FREE Purple FTW! t-shirt courtesy of our friends Sota Stick Co.

Today's 5-0 For Mike Yeo Talking Points Include
? Adam Thielen is WR1
? Cordarrelle Patterson is WR2!
? The Zim Reapers Do It Again
? The Running Back Position - COOL RUNNINGS
? Mandatory Sam Bradford Appreciation Talking Point
? TJ Clemmings Is Terrible Again
? Secondary Was Second to None
? Ya'll Keep Sleeping on Marcus Sherels
? Hey Jarius Wright Actually Played (Treadwell Did Not)
? More Injuries Adding Up
? Blair Walsh Didn't Miss a Field Goal or Extra Point
? This is a GREAT Team

All that and other "On the Verge..." chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
10/9/2016
Old friend and Houston Texans apologist Claire Millins (@theclariebear23) joins the show to preview Vikings-Texans. We talk about how losing JJ Watt (potentially) for the season changes the landscape of Houston, how all those high priced free agents and rookies are working on offense, why Nuk Hopkins was poopy and only got FOUR YARDS LAST WEEK, what she fears about the Zimmer Hellfire Defense, and if she's looking forward to Houston hosting the Super Bowl. I also roast her about the disgusting things Sam Bradford did to her beloved Texans A&M Aggies while Sammy B was at Oklahoma and "Pead & Poo". Lots of good football nuggets to take you into the long weekend.

All that and other "JJ Watt is a Robot" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
10/7/2016
Life-long Cubs fan and local media personality Phil Mackey joins Purple FTW! at Blue Door Pub to talk parallels between The Lovable Losers and the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings. We also delve into if Sam Bradford is really playing at MVP levels, if we'd rather have a dominant offense or a dominant defense, and if the Vikings would have won any of those Super Bowls in '98, 2000, or '09. I also went on a minor jag about PFF, broke down the offensive line by position, and discussed if Norv Turner or Brad Childress would be the better head coaching candidate in the offseason.

All that and other "The Cubs Will Blow This Like the Vikings" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

Listen to Phil weekdays from 9-1 on Mackey & Judd as well as the Touch 'Em All Podcast (it's about baseball).

An Andy Carlson Joint
10/6/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are 4-0 as no one comes into THIS US Bank Stadium without paying the price... Defeating the New York Football Giants 24-10 on Monday Night Football. The Vikes excelled in all three phases (minus Blair Walsh) and Xavier Rhodes played his best game as a pro shutting down the mercurial Odell Beckham Jr. We recap the game and complain about $60,000 couches.

Today's Perfect Purple Talking Points Include
? Helluva Ballgame By Xavier Rhodes
? Props to Cordarrelle Buying Into New Role
? Jerick McKinnon is the Future of the Minnesota Vikings Backfield. Period.
? Who Put the Kahlua in Norv's Coffee?
? The Offensive Line Played Phenomenal
? The Mandatory Kyle Rudolph Talking Point
? Eric Kendricks And the No Good Rotten Very Bad Day
? The Defense Was Quietly Dominant
? TREADWELL CAN'T EVEN CATCH A SQUIB KICK
? We Gotta Talk About Blair Walsh
? The Adrian Theory - Offense gets creative and opens up after the Two Down Tyrant

All that and other "I'll Still Take OBJ On This Team" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
10/3/2016
The 3-0 Minnesota Fightin' Vikings welcome the New York Football Giants (2-1) into historic US Bank Stadium Monday Night for a matchup to determine early supremacy in the always competitive NFC. To preview the G-Men, we brought in old friend of the show Emory Hunt (@FBallGamePlan) to talk about revamped Big Blue, how their trio of wide receivers will be a tough matchup for the Vikings, what that newly bought Giants defense brings to the table, why Eli being "Country Dumb" is actually a good thing, why he thinks the Sam Bradford trade was a bad deal, and we spend a good 5 minutes salivating over Adam Thielen -- including a story of how Emory was pitched on him (probably by a Thielen relative) on a flight back from Fargo.

All that and other "THE JOSH FREEMAN BOWL" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

Check out all of Emory's analysis and content at Football and on his YouTube Channel.

An Andy Carlson Joint
9/30/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are tied for the best record in the NFL. A spot many fans, analysts, and probably players (if they were being honest) did not expect the Purple to be in given all of the early season drama. It has opened a door for many-a-fan to have hope that this year could be the year, especially with that Zimmer Hellfire Defense playing like an all-time great unit. We took some time today to mull over aloud few over/under propositions about our young Skol Squad.

2016 Over/Under Talking Points Include:
? 4.5 Defensive Touchdowns
? 1200 Rushing Yards by Vikings Runnings Backs
? 22.5 Touchdown Passes from Sam Bradford
? 100 Fantasy Points for Kyle Rudolph
? 10.5 Starts for TJ Clemmings at Left Tackle
? 44.5 Sacks for Vikings Quarterbacks
? 100.5 Snaps for Willie Beavers
? 72.5 Sacks for the Defense
? 20.5 Sacks for Everson Griffen
? 49.5 INTs for the Vikings Defense
? 20.5 Receptions for Laquon Treadwell
? 0.5 Coach of the Year Awards for Mike Zimmer

All that and other "Take the Overs on All of Em" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
9/27/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are 3-0, already have a win over the Green Bay Packers, and just roughed up the league MVP and defending NFC Champs. Pretty, pretty, pretty good. We recap the "solid in all three phases" win even though I'm in Denver for a wedding. Because why shouldn't Andy have to work during his vacation. #Warrior

Today's Road Warriors Talking Points Include
? This Was a Big-Boy Win
? The Defense Carried the Day
? This is All We Need From Sam Bradford
? THIS is the Kyle Rudolph We Paid For
? #FreeMcKinnon (and Asiata Too, I Guess)
? TJ Clemmings and Jeremiah Sirles Looked Solid
? Everson Griffen is Not Human
? Treadwell Inactive, Jarius Wright Active
? Injuries Strike Again
? Marcus Sherels Appreciation

All that and other "#FreeClemmingsAndSirles" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
9/25/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have looked more like Discovery Health this week with long-term injuries and surgeries befalling Adrian Peterson, Matt Kalil, and Sharrif Floyd. But as we've seen from the Teddy Bridgewater injury, Mike Zimmer is not one to let his team just sit here and cry. Next man up and we're on to Carolina.

To help preview the upcoming game in "totally nothing going on" Charlotte is show favorite Travis "T-Bone" Hancock of WFNZ. We talked about some of the civil unrest down there and how the community needs a football game, how Cam Newton has changed from last year, what the Panthers plan to do versus the Adrian-less Vikings, and also some mad love for Sam Bradford.

All that and other "Adrian Who?" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
9/23/2016
Alan Roach, the thunderous Public Address Announcer of the Minnesota Vikings, joined us to talk about his new gig, growing up as a Minnesota Vikings fan, and what it's like having the pipes of Zeus. We also dove into how he got his start in radio and eventually becoming the voice of the Denver Broncos for almost two decades, what US Bank Stadium was like for opening night versus Green Bay], what all goes into the production of an NFL stadium experience (a lot), if he every got nervous announcing a Super Bowl, and how he thinks a Super Bowl between the 1998 Vikings and Broncos would have shook out.

I also make him relive Tebow Time and get a "Bradford to Pruitt for 27" call out of him. Because that's how I roll.

All that and other "Nasal Drip?" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
9/20/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings opened the gates to historic US Bank Stadium Sunday night in rousing fashion defeating the Green Bay Packers 17-14. The Purple were led by a strong effort by the Zimmer Hellfire Defense, an other-worldly performance by Stefon Diggs, and a completely surprising/electric outing from newly acquired quarterback Sam Bradford. We recap the game that was and even do it without "sampling" other teams' & sports' traditions.

Today's Border Battle Talkers Include:
? Sam Bradford Played Better Than Anyone Could Have Expected
? The Defense Owned Aaron Rodgers
? Stefon Diggs is Already Antonio Brown
? Why Adrian Peterson's Injury Could Be a Positive
? The Ballad of Trae Waynes
? The Good and Bad Coaching Calls
? Matt Kalil is Back to Being Bad Kalil
? The Offensive Line Needs to be Fixed
? Loose Thoughts

All that and other "Shaun Hill Who?" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
9/18/2016
So are you gonna Love US Bank Stadium or you gonna List It?

The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings kick the tires and lights the fires to our new home for the first time (that counts) Sunday night against arch-nemesis Green Bay. The Packers are 1-0 after coming in and stealing the show at Jacksonville last Sunday, and the winner of this Sunday Night Football match will have a leg up in the NFC North race as the 2016 campaign chugs along.

Alex Gelhar (NFL.com, NFL Fantasy Live Podcast, Packers Apologist) rejoins the show to give us some insight about that team from the wrong side of the Mississippi, how the Purple matches up against #TeamAlJazeera, and a little fantasy talk at the end (pick up Kyle Rudolph off the free agent scrap heap).

All that and other "Build a wall for THIS border, imo" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
9/15/2016
Darren Wolfson (KSTP/1500 ESPN) joined the show at Blue Door Pub Como to talk some Minnesota Fightin' Vikings and life as an insider breaking stories and developing sources. We touched on the news surrounding the Teddy Bridgewater injury, what he heard prior to the Sam Bradford blockbuster trade, how long Xavier Rhodes could be out, and when/if certain players will be moved on from this season. *Cough Jarius Wright, Blair Walsh, Jeff Locke*

And oh yeah the Green Bay Packers are coming in for Sunday Night Football and the regular season opening of US Bank Stadium. Lil chatter about that minor thing too.

Get the lowdown from Doogie on The Scoop available on iTunes and PodcastOne.

All that and other "Andy is Deep Throat" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
9/13/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings recovered from a slow start (too much BBQ?) to dismantle the Tennessee Titans 25-16 Sunday in Nashville. The Zimmer Hellfire Defense lead the way generating two defensive touchdowns and three takeaways (really four, but whatevs.) The defensive scoring was key as the Purple generated zero touchdowns on offense, despite a better-than-expected(?) outing from elder statesman Shaun Hill. We recap the game that was and also try to not freak out about Blair Walsh.

Today's Hot Chicken Talking Points
? The Zimmer Hellfire Defense Leads the Way
? Eric Kendricks Has a Chance to be Special
? Everson Griffen Already is Special
? Harrison Smith is Earning Every Penny
? Mike Zimmer's Halftime Adjustments
? We Need to Talk About Blair Walsh
? Shaun Hill Was Good Shaun Hill
? Adrian Peterson Got Nothing Going
? Trae Waynes' First Start Was ____.
? Kyle Rudolph Was... Good?
? #FreeCordarrelle?
? Loose Vikings-Titans Thoughts
? Blue Print For Winning the Rest of the Season
? Three Reubens of the Day

All that and other "2000 Ravens, Homeboy" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
9/11/2016
Actual football football starts this Sunday for the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings as they head down to the Country Music and BBQ Capital o' the World to take on the Tennessee Titans. To help us preview the opposition, Sharona (Inside the Pylon, NFL Female) joins us for a segment to talk about her Titans and how they look to matchup against the Zimmer Hellfire Defense and the two-headed monster of Sam Bradford and Shaun Hill.

Even though who's actually going to play quarterback is still a question mark, later on in the show I look at the laundry list of strengths the Vikings bring to the table (defense, running game) that could carry the day on Sunday. ...And also a few weaknesses that could start the season off with an L for the Skoldiers of Fortune (SOMEONE PLEASE COVER DELANIE WALKER.)

All that and other "Exotic Smash Mouth is soooooo 2003" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
9/9/2016
I sat down with Matthew Coller, the new Minnesota Fightin' Vikings analyst here at 1500 ESPN, at the Blue Door Pub Como to talk about his new gig and how he sees the always dramatic Purple playing out in 2016. We talked about how the Teddy Bridgewater injury and Sam Bradford trade changes the outlook (and the offense?) for the Vikings, and a look forward to Week 1's tougher-than-people-think matchup vs the Tennessee Titans.

Matthew and I also hit on his previous gig at WGR 550 in Buffalo, why he's so hardcore into analytics (he's got a new podcast on 1500 and first guest was fellow nerd Arif Hasan), why Percy Harvin was way more delightful in Buffalo than here, and I christen Matthew with a nickname.

All that and other "Minnesota Winters >>> Buffalo Winters" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
9/6/2016
Rick Spielman and the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings pulled the equivalent of Robert California closing down the Binghampton branch as the general manager traded a 2017 1st round pick and a 2018 conditional 4th rounder to Philadelphia for Matt Flynn-like financial magician Sam Bradford. Was it desperate? Yes. Was it a smart move? We've got 16 games to find out. We talk about the Bradford heist trade, what it means for Teddy Bridgewater's 2017, and take a look at the final 53-man roster and practice squad.

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Today's Talkers Include:
? Did We Give Up Too Much For Sam Bradford?
? What Does This Mean for Teddy Bridgewater?
? When Does Bradford Start?
? What Does Bradford Bring to the Table?
? Other Teams Were Asking For What?
? Willie Beavers Was the Easily the Worst Pick of the 2016 Draft
? Maybe Rick Spielman's Just Bad at Drafting O-Linemen
? Walking Throuhg the Practice Squad
? Jarius Wright Remains!
? Taylor Heinicke to Start on the Non-Football Injury List
? Kentrell Brothers Makes the Roster
? Zach Moore Claimed by Cowboys
? I Don't Blame Isaac Fruechte for Leaving
? Jhurrell Pressley Claimed by Packers
? The Sun Still comes Up

All that and other "Australian Reds and Colombian Whites" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint
9/5/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings mercifully put an end to the preseason Thursday night against the St. Louis Los Angeles Rams of Anaheim. A few story lines emerged as many 4th preseason game participants did their best to scrape together a roster spot (OMG TOBY JOHNSON!), but the main story still hovering over the Purple is the quarterback void left by Teddy Bridgewater and his freak practice injury.

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Today's Talkers Include:
? The Teddy Bridgewater Injury
? Possible Teddy Replacements (Besides Shaun Hill)
? Some Joel Stave.... Love???
? Toby Johnson is a Legit Talent
? Jhurrell Pressley Dazzles
? CJ Ham is a Legit NFL Running Back
? The 4 Safeties for the Vikings Are...
? Mackenzie Alexander Did Not Have a Great Night
? Backup O-Line is Trash
? Why Was Jarius Wright Playing?
? The Moritz Boehring Experiment is Over
? Treadwell Could Be Odd Beneficiary
? Loose Thoughts

All that and other "It's Over. It's Really Really Over." chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint

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9/1/2016
It's a dark day for Minnesota Vikings fans as Teddy Bridgewater suffered what appeared to be a serious non-contact knee injury Tuesday at practice. Serious enough that an ambulance was called in and practice was cancelled after only 25 minutes. Sam Ekstrom (@SamEkstrom) phoned in from Winter Park to give us the details on the the ground and I examine what the Vikings quarterback position (Shaun Hill, Taylor Heinicke, Free Agent TBD), the offense, and overall season outlook shifts with Teddy out. All that and other "Dammit" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast! An Andy Carlson Joint Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Website: http://purpleftw.com iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes Stitcher: http://purpleftw.com/stitcher iHeart Radio: http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Purple-FTW-Podcast/ Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
12:59 8/30/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings officially opened US Bank Stadium with an impressive showing over the San Diego Super Chargers. Teddy Bridgewater put a lot of people's minds at ease as he performed well in what looks to be his final preseason action before the 2016 regular season. We talk about him and some of the other headlines to come out of US Bank Stadium officially (kinda) being open for business. SWAG! Order up your own Purple FTW! T-Shirt and The Greatest Hoodie of All-Time. Hoodie orders get two FREE Minnesota Renaissance Festival tickets (while supplies last). Today's Talkers Include: * All the Teddy Haters Can Kick Rocks * US Bank Stadium, I Love You * Who Starts At Center? * TJ Clemmings at Left Tackle * Kyle. Rudolph. * Stefon Diggs is Ready to Go * The Treadwell 2-Point Conversion is What We Got Him For * The Run Defense Legit Scares Me * Jusitin Trattou Appreciation * When Do We Start Worrying About Eric Kendricks? * Trae Waynes and Xavier Rhodes * Ballhawking Secondary One Time? * Safety Picture Still Unclear * My 14 Cuts to Get to 75 All that and other "$8.25 for half a slice of pizza?" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast! An Andy Carlson Joint Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Website: http://purpleftw.com iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes Stitcher: http://purpleftw.com/stitcher iHeart Radio: http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Purple-FTW-Podcast/ Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
40:14 8/28/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings officially (kinda) open up US Bank Stadium Sunday at noon as they welcome in the Los Angeles Chargers of Anaheim San Diego Super Chargers for an afternoon of full speed football that doesn't count. Teddy Bridgewater says he's playing. Adrian Peterson says he's not. Still a few positons and roster spots up for grabs before the team has to whittle the roster down to 75 by 4pm ET on Thursday. We discuss some of those items as well as what we want to figure out about this new behemoth of a stadium. SWAG! Order up your own Purple FTW! T-Shirt and The Greatest Hoodie of All-Time. Hoodie orders get two FREE Minnesota Renaissance Festival tickets (while supplies last). Today's Brand New Toy Talking Points Include: * How's Teddy Gonna Look? * Adrian's Not Playing in the Preseason * Who's Going to Start at Center? * What's The Wide Receiver Order Going to Be? * Can the Running Game Get Going? * Can the Offensive Line Protect? * Will Moritz Boehringer be a 75-Man Cut? * The Health of Kendricks, Floyd, Xavier * Can the Defense Still be Elite with Missing Pieces? * Who's Going to Be on the Roster at Safety? * Will the "Gates" Be Open? * How is the Sun Going to Play? * Will Some Players Get a Stay of Execution? * How Loud Can US Bank Stadium Get? All that and other "On My Mark.... Open the Doors." chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast! An Andy Carlson Joint Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Website: http://purpleftw.com iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes Stitcher: http://purpleftw.com/stitcher iHeart Radio: http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Purple-FTW-Podcast/ Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
39:23 8/26/2016
90-man rosters are like an episode of Game of Thrones: Not everyone is going to make it. But what lies ahead for some of these fringe Minnesota Vikings players that are likely to be cut in the next two weeks? I do my best Miss Cleo (RIP) impression and look into my magic ball to see the future of these players. Some of their futures include football. Some include being a manager at HuHot. All that and other "CALL ME NOW." chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast! An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
30:56 8/24/2016
Teddy Bridgewater has a mysterious and sudden shoulder injury. Matt Kalil bowed out of practice Sunday. Brandon Fusco has a neck. Who the heck knows about Mike Harris. Sharrif Floyd and Eric Kendricks are perpetually banged up. Jarius Wright has a calf. Tre Roberson has a broken hand. Xavier Rhodes has a hamsting. WHAT IS HAPPENING?! WHY CAN WE NOT HAVE NICE THINGS? Austin Belisle (@austincbelisle) of Vikings Territory joins me again to talk Teddy, preseason, and Vikings as we mercifully rumble towards the regular season. All that and other "Ice Up Son" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast! An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
49:31 8/22/2016
Teddy Bridgewater didn't play in a game that doesn't matter, but Vikings fans still freaked out. The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings mercifully ended their late start game with the Seattle Seahawks. Here are a few half-awake thoughts. Tonight/This Morning's Talking Points Include: * Why Didn't Teddy Play? * Shaun Hill Looked Good Enough * WTF, Joel Stave * Well Hello Cordarrelle Patterson * Adam Thielen is WR3. Period. * Lack of Running Game This Preseason is Worrisome * Kyle Rudolph Is Alive * CJ Ham is RB4 * Vikings Defense Played Well, BUT.... * Everson Wants 20 Sacks and Might Get It * Danielle Hunter is a Man * We're In Good Hands with Our Backup Defensive Tackles * LOL Antone Exum * Michael Griffin Time with the ones with Harrison * Terence Newman is no longer a starting caliber CB. Major regression from 2015. * Secondary Cannot Catch * Marcus Sherels Saved Us From Preseason Overtime * Blair Walsh finally kicked a 27-yard FG * Jeff Locke was Horrible All that and other "Shaun Hill is Trade Bait" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast! An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
33:02 8/18/2016
The 'doesn't count' portion of the NFL schedule is almost half over as the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings roll into Century Link Field in Seattle play some Friday Morning Thursday Night West Coast football. I rattle through a few things I'm going to be looking for in Game 2 and also find a way to poke fun at new 49ers quarterback Christian Jerome Ponder (somehow). Seattle's Best Talking Points Include: 1) Exum-Kearse Round Two 2) Hai, Anthony Harris 3) Can Treadwell Build on a Solid Debut 4) Can Nick Easton Make the Squad 5) Is the Andre Smith-TJ Clemmings 6) Will Adam Thielen Solidify Self as WR3? 7) Trae Waynes is Still Not Starting 8) Will 1st Team Offensive Line Be Less Garbage? 9) How's Teddy Look Again? 10) Moritz Boehringer? 11) BONUS - Edmond Robinson 12) BONUS - Blair Walsh All that and other "IT'S REAL TO ME, DAMMIT" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast! An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
30:37 8/17/2016
Usain Bolt is cool and all, but he's no Jerick McKinnon. I open the show with an opining love letter to #21 and how I hope the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings will actually use him this year. Then we turbo through a couple roster battles that I'm keeping an eye on. There's a lot of suss out over the next few weeks for the Vikes. Battle Talking Points Include * Joel Stave vs Taylor Heinicke * Matt Asiata vs CJ Ham * Adam Thielen vs Jarius Wright * David Morgan II vs Rhett Ellison * Willie Beavers vs Everyone * Scott Crichton vs Everyone * Emmanuel Lamur vs Edmond Robinson * Marcus Sherels vs Everyone * Antone Exum vs Jayron Kearse All that and other "Two Men Enter, One Man Leaves" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast! An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
33:38 8/15/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings got their first free skate of the year out of the way Friday night in Cincinnati getting a win 17-16. There was some good, bad, and ugly to go around and we talk about it all in tonight's recap as we also get in some preseason reps. #Reps Preseason Feeling Talking Points Include: * The "Teddy Can't Throw the Deep Ball" Party is OVER * Trae Waynes is Your Starting LCB * 1st Team Offensive Line is Still a Concern * John Sullivan is Not the Same Player. Accept That. * We Don't Really Know about the 1st Team Defense * Who's Going to Start at Safety? * Laquon Treadwell Update (UPDATE) * JAYRON * Kentrell Brothers is Going to Be Good * CJ Ham is an NFL RB * The Backup QB Situation is _____..... * Two Minute Drill All that and other "On to Seattle" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast! An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
39:33 8/12/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings begin their two days of practice with the Cincinnati Bengals before Friday's first preseason game in Southern Ohio (but really Northern Kentucky). Mankato Training Camp is in the rear view mirror. Impressions were made, but still plenty of time for jobs to be won or lost. But that won't stop us from recklessly speculating who will (Teddy Bridgewater) and who won't (Antone Exum) be in Purple to start the 2016 season. Follow along with our 53-man roster projection on the Google Doc. All that and other "I MADE THE ROOSTER!" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast! An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
31:09 8/10/2016
My time at Minnesota Fightin' Vikings Training Camp has concluded. I enjoyed my time watching the team in the Crown Jewel of South Central Minnesota. Everyone loved Ribfest, but it's time to get serious about some football. Here's 14 observations from Mankato. Today's Topics Include * How's Teddy Look? * Everson Griffen Might Be a Top-5 Edge Player * I Don't Know About Xavier Rhodes - Elite or Just a Guy * Adrian Peterson Is Ready to Go * MyCole Pruitt & David Morgan II Look to Be Big Factors * I Believe in Matt Kalil 2016 * Sully/Berger Will Be a Matchup to Watch * Charles Johnson is Going to Start. Deal with It * Laquon Treadwell is Not Going to Start. Deal with It * Stefon Diggs is Disgusting * Trae Waynes is Massively Improved * I Think the Vikings Keep 4 Safeties * Blair Walsh and Jeff Locke Update * BONUS: Moritz Jerome Boehringer Is... All that and other "Effin' Ribfest" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast! An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
47:43 8/8/2016
The annual dead period between the Saturday morning walk-through and the famous Night Practice is upon us. No worries though as we've set up at Boulder Tap House again with Sam Ekstrom (@SamEkstrom), Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman), and Eric Thompson (@Eric_J_Thompson) to talk a little Minnesota Fightin' Vikings and what we've seen from the squad as they round out their final weekend in Mankato this season. (Note: Eric's audio kicked out about 3/4 of the way through the show. Ah well.) All that and other "THIS. IS. NIGHT PRACTICE." chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast! An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:00:42 8/6/2016
Another picturesque day in sunny and 77 degree Mankato. I welcomed in Josh Zimmer (@JZimmer_NFL) of NGSC Sports and Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) in to have a frank and open conversation about the latest happening with the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings as Training Camp draws to a close. Today's Topics Include: * Why Tre Roberson is Impressing * Trae Waynes Made a Leap in Year 2 * Vikings Have the Deepest Defensive Line Unit in the NFL * Thoughts on Matt Kalil * The Great Berger or Sully Debate * Andre Smith has Locked up the Starting Right Tackle Job * What Chad Greenway Can Give This Team in 2016 * Who's Going to be the Backup QB? * #FreePruitt and #FreeMorganII * How's Teddy's Deep Ball Look? * Adrian Peterson Looks Like 2007 Adrian * How Treadwell Can Contribute Early (Even Without Starting) All that and other "Was That a Bang 8?" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast! An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
46:29 8/5/2016
On the ground in Mankato. Some AM showers rolled over the Crown Jewel of South Central Minnesota Thursday morning, but it didn't stop the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings from taking the field for walkthroughs. It also didn't stop me from rounding up Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL), Sam Ekstrom (@SamEkstrom) and Eric Thompson (@Eric_J_Thompson) at the media center and playing a quick NAME GAME. Names Include: * Jayron Kearse * Willie Beavers * Matt Kalil * Zach Moore * Tre Roberson * Charles Johnson * Trae Waynes * Tom Johnson * Brian Jerome Robison * Mortiz Boehringer * TJ Clemmings * Laquon Treadwell * Chad Greenway * Jeff Locke All that and other "How You Gonna Get Fired on Your Day Off?" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast! An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
36:55 8/4/2016
The Minnesota Vikings had the day off today (they apparently take Taco Tuesday VERY seriously). But it gave us time to collect our thoughts on the goings on in Mankato before they strap em back on again Wednesday. Show Topics Include: * Why Training Camp Fights Are Good * Jayron Kearse is Rising * Mike Priefer Defends Jeff Locke * Vikings Breaking Ground on Eagan Practice Facility * The Backup QB Situation is Ungood * O-Line Not Solidified Yet * Honey Badger Gets Paid MORE Than Harrison * Jerick McKinnon Could Be a Star in The NFL * I Still Don't Get the Boehringer Hype * Korey Stringer Passed 15 Years Ago All that and other "How You Gonna Get Fired on Your Day Off?" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast! An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
40:36 8/2/2016
Had time to kill on a Sunday afternoon (and I don't golf), so I swung on down to Mankato to take in the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings afternoon practice. Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL), Sam Ekstrom (@SamEkstrom) and Daniel House (@DanielHouseNFL) joined me to recap the session, what's been impressive (and not so impressive) so far, and I finally get a definitive answer on "HOW'S TEDDY LOOK?" (This is also the first pod where we got rained on and Arif list trying to move a patio umbrella.) Show Topics Include: * How's Teddy Deep Ball Looking? * Adam Thielen Rising? * Jabari Price's Place on This Team * Mackensie Alexander is the Future Slot. Period. * Matt Kalil's Change in Technique * Overall Philosophy Changes Under Tony Sparano * Why Willie Beavers Might Prove Us All Wrong * What is Going on with Mike Harris? * The Defensive Line is on FIRE Early * Roster Moves. Sign a Punter and/or Nick Foles? * Sam Defends Jeff Locke * Adrian Peterson's Hamstring * Jerick McKinnon vs Adrian Peterson? * Cordarrelle Injury UPDATE * Taylor Heinicke LOLs * Standouts & Disappointments All that and other "If you don't think this song is the greatest song ever, I will fight you." chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast! An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
57:37 7/31/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have invaded their August home as the eyes of the Purple Faithful all shift towards Mankato, the Crown Jewel of South Central Minnesota. We talk about the major early storylines from Training Camp and get Arif Hasan on the horn from Mankato to fill us in with some updates. Can't wait to get down there on August 4th-6th and setup base camp at Boulder Tap House again! Today's Talking Points Include: * Mike Zimmer Extended * Harrison Smith Rode the Bus * Alex Boone Still Wants to Punch Clay Matthews in the Face * Alex Boone Relays a Great Kevin Williams Story * Taylor Heinicke Hurt Himself in a Dumb Way * Treadwell First to Arrive and with a Great Mentor * 1st Team/2nd Team Reps (Not that it matters at 1st walkthrough) * Arif Checks In From Mankato All that and other "MOBO!!!!" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast! An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
36:22 7/29/2016
I got Chris Tomasson (@ChrisTomasson) of the Pioneer Press to sit still for a conversation about his extensive world travels and the upcoming season of Minnesota Fightin' Viking football. We chatted about his memories of the late-Denny Green (Chris was a student at Northwestern when Denny became their head coach), what Phil Loadholt's retirement means for the embattled Vikings offensive line, how he met Adrian's dad, why he thinks Mortiz Boehringer has a legit shot of making the 53-man roster, the favorite story he's ever written, and "How's Teddy look?" All that and other "You actually crossed into North Korea?" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast! An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
47:48 7/26/2016
Former Vikings head coach Denny Green passed away this week at the young age of 67. Denny coached the Vikes from 1992 to 2001, was the 2nd winningest coach in franchise history (behind only Bud Grant), and was a pioneer in the African-American head coaching world. Both in the NFL and in college football. We take time to look back and remember the life of Coach Green and the legacy he leaves behind. Also in lieu of flowers, Denny's family requests donations to the Boys and Girls Club of San Diego. Here's the Link. http://bgcsandieguito.org/give/donatenow/ An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
25:23 7/22/2016
Head coach Mike Zimmer met with a herd of Vikings fans Thursday night at the Fan HQ Eden Prairie. Coach signed autographs and took photos as part of the #MoreThanWords campaign benefiting the Mike Zimmer Foundation. Happy to say that this event helped smash MTW's original $10,000 fundraising goal and we're currently over $12k. Still plenty of time to donate before the August 9th deadline. Let's run up the score on this mother! In the podcast I recap the event and playback the chats I had with Coach Zimmer, his daughter and MZ Foundation Director Corri Zimmer, Fan HQ's Shaun Hagglund, and a few Purple People Fans that made the trek -- including Vikings luminary 100% Cheese Free (sans outfit). Photos and video below. All that and other "It's Herbie Hancock" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast! An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
28:06 7/21/2016
Pokemon GO has taken the world by storm. And as we've seen, I never let a pop culture phenomenon go by unincorporated into Purple FTW's sphere for both the LOLs and for SEO purposes. So there's the Pokemon GO one. (Damn we need football back.) Today's Talking Points Include: * Which Pokemon Are The Vikings? * 3-Year $300,000 Bird Death Study Commissioned for US Bank Stadium * Jared Allen Told Brett Favre to Stay Retired * Joe Berger Adopts Daughter * Teddy Working Out With..... * Adrian Sees Greatness in Teddy's Eyes * Interactive "Vikings Voyage" Announced for US Bank Stadium * Food and Drink Unveiled for US Bank Stadium * Evan Marcus Came Here to Tear Pecs & Chew Bubble Gum. And He's All Out of Bubble Gum. * Twitter Qs All that and other "Squirtle Sounds Like the Most Fun" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast! An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
42:27 7/15/2016
[Editor's Note: Taking the week off to head down to Podcast Movement! But I wanted to leave you guys with some content to get you through this desert of football news with one of our most downloaded episodes ever. Please enjoy and I'll catch you next week. -Andy] Hindsight is 20/20. That's why we jumped in our DeLorean and went back to save the Vikings from themselves in 2011. There was a run on quarterbacks early in the first round and de facto GM Rick Spielman panicked and overdrafted Christian Ponder at #12. He did hit on Kyle Rudolph in the 2nd and Brandon Fusco in the 6th, but I think we can do a touch better with hindsight and our time machine. Come along with Purple FTW! as we redo the Vikings 2011 Draft! Other 1.21 Gigawatts Talking Points Include: * The Rules of Time Travel * Remembering the 2010 Vikings (For some reason) * 2011 Refresher: Frazier, Musgrave, Pagac... LET'S GO! * The Original 2011 Draft Picks 1 (12) - Christian Ponder - QB - Florida State 2 (43) - Kyle Rudolph - TE - Notre Dame 3rd Round Pick went to New England in the Moss Trade (They Took Mallett) #74 4 (106) - Christian Ballard - DE/DT - Iowa 5 (139) - Brandon Burton - CB - Utah 6 (168) - DeMarcus Love - OT - Arkansas 6 (170) - Mistral Raymond - S - USF 6 (172) - Brandon Fusco - C - Slippery Rock 6 (200) - Ross Homan - LB - Ohio State 7 (215) - D'Aundre Reed - DE - Arizona 7 (236) - Stephen Burton - WR - West Texas A&M * Who I picked instead (Spicy one inthe 5th round) * The real-vs-Andy 2011 Vikings Depth Chart * The Andy 2015 Vikings Depth Chart (The Secondary is STACKED) All that and other "Joe Webb signs a big time free agent deal so we can still draft Teddy!" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast! An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
36:50 7/5/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings defeated the Green Bay Alien Packers last year to secure the NFC North Division crown. But we always knew they'd be back..... We gear up for another year of battle with our gruesome, green, over-weight nemesis from across the Mississippi with some Vikings talkers leading into your 4th of July Weekend. Today's Topics Include * Alan Roach is a Hot Damn BOSS * Troy Williamson Said it was All in his Head * Buddy Ryan Changed Cris Carter's Life * Kyle Rudolph Believes in Kyle Rudolph * USA Today Ranked Teddy-Zim #12 QB-Coach Duo * T-Jack Ends His NFL Career * Sid Hartman to be Honored at US Bank Stadium * PFF Points Out What We Already Knew About Teddy's Protection * Vikings Beef Up Analytics Department All that and other "THIS. IS OUT. INDEPENDENCE DAY." nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast. An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon
38:58 6/30/2016
Alright fine. I've been famously (infamously?) curmudgeon about all of the endless US Bank Stadium construction updates. I'm a big "skip the labor, show me the baby" sort of guy. But now that the baby has been born, I'm in love with this $1.1 billion dollar bundle of joy. We'll hop into some of the gritty details of the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings latest encampment this week. LUKE BRYAN..... Hooray. All that and other "Ice Up, Arden Hills" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast. An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
31:45 6/23/2016
Harrison Smith is the best kept secret in the NFL. He's the most complete safety in the league, yet is continually over-looked for accolades and by the national media. Maybe they'll take notice now that Dirty Harry is the highest paid (by per year average) safety after inking a 5-year, $51.25M deal with $28.578M guaranteed. Now it's time for Harry to earn that cheddar and he seems more than ready to justify the #Faith shown by the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings. Today's Topics Include * Vikings Mini-Camp Wrapped Up a Day Early * Joint Practices Announced with the Bengals * Only 10 Days in Mankato * Adrian Says to Trade Anyone Not Thinking Super Bowl * Laquon Treadwell Got Hazed with.... Fruit Snacks? * Will This be the Year for Cordarrelle? * Why Linval & Sharrif Benefit from Fletcher Cox's Mega-Deal * What if Xavier Rhodes Becomes Good at Off Coverage? * Decoding What Everyone's Saying About Mortiz Boehringer * Vikings Cut DT Bruce Gaston & LB Travis Lewis All that and other "Harrison Has More Equity Than Me" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast. An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
46:00 6/16/2016
Harrison Smith is the best kept secret in the NFL. He's the most complete safety in the league, yet is continually over-looked for accolades and by the national media. Maybe they'll take notice now that Dirty Harry is the highest paid (by per year average) safety after inking a 5-year, $51.25M deal with $28.578M guaranteed. Now it's time for Harry to earn that cheddar and he seems more than ready to justify the #Faith shown by the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings. Today's Topics Include * Harrison Smith Got PAID (Rightfully So) * What's Going On with Anthony Barr? * Edmond Robinson Getting 1st Team Reps * Don't Count Out Charles Johnson Yet * SI's Doug Farrar Has High Praise for the Vikings Defense * Pressure is On Trae Waynes * Could Brandon Fusco Be Cut? * Could This Be Kyle Rudolph's Last Season in Purple? * Aaron Rodgers Gave Up Cheese * #MoreThanWords Update All that and other "Harrison Has More Equity Than Me" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast. An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
34:33 6/9/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are back in the hood that is Eden Prairie as the Purple begin preparation for the 2016 season. Nothing is more meaningless than OTAs, but the only thing getting more attention than them is than lady and her damn Chewbacca mask. But I digress, let's talk some football! (Which we apparently do not do on The Andy Luke & Arif Football Machine.) Today's Topics Include * Vikings OTAs Kicked Off Tuesday * Why Adrian Peterson Showed Up * Players Present But Not Participating * BJ Dubose Lost For the Season with an ACL * Mortiz Böhringer Can't Catch the Ball Apparently * Blair Walsh Got a Lot of Emotional Support * Arif's Willie Beavers Piece * Who's Going to Start at the Other Safety Spot? * High Praise for Laquon Treadwell * I CAN'T GET THE HEY TEDDY SONG OUT OF MY HEAD * Two Vikings on the NFL Top-100 So Far * Mankato Plans All that and other "I bought a JUGS machine" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast. An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
41:18 5/26/2016
David Morgan II -- the Pride of the UTSA Road Runners -- stopped by the show to chat about his first weeks with the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings. We talked about what it's like helping build a brand new college football program from scratch, what he envisions his role with the Purple will be, early impressions of the tight end room and new position coach Pat Shurmur, which current NFL player he models his game after, and why he's a "II" and not a "Jr". Also David shares a fishing story that would make B-Rob weep. All that and other "The Numerology Podcast is Cancelled" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast. An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
27:07 5/20/2016
The Mortiz Boehringer (aka Mortiz Böhringer) story continues as the NFL will allow Borat to rock the umlaut on his uniform this season. He's still a long-shot to make the roster and the feel-good story is over (Mike Zimmer said so, not me), but he'll still be a fan favorite in Mankato for training camp. Plus if he makes a few plays, the fans will be like "Öööööööööööööhhhhhhh!" Töday's Töpics Include * Laquön Treadwell is Signed * Vikings Up tö 90 Men ön the Röster * Öne Punter tö Watch För tö Cömpete with Jeff Löcke... * Adrian Petersön Says the Vikings Can "Win Everything" * AP Removes Cap ön Flööd Dönatiöns * Keep an Eye ön Jayrön Kearse * Will the Vikings Carry 2 Quarterbacks in 2016? * Randy Möss Replaces Cris Carter (Again) * Super Böwl LII Date Officially Set * 2 Minutes ön Every Vikings Pösition Gröup (Excerpt from The Andy Luke & Arif Football Machine) All that and other "Why isn't Moritz nicknamed "Jager Bomb" yet?" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast. An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
52:18 5/12/2016
The newest class of Minnesota Fightin' Vikings rookies are in the building this weekend for rookie mini-camp. Draft picks, undrafted free agents, and tryout players alike will try to climb the mountain of making the Vikings 53-man roster (remember, John Randle was a tryout/UDFA), in what could be the most competitive offseason in team history. There is talent everywhere. Today we run through a few of the rookies and forecast what their present and future roles could be in Purple. Beyond the headliners in wide receiver Laquon Treadwell and cornerback Mackensie Alexander, there are a number of interesting names who can bring something to the Vikings' table. All that and other "Chewbacca was a Rookie" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast. An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
46:47 5/6/2016
Laquon Treadwell is the newest member of the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings raiding party. We take a closer look at the young man from Ole Miss, how he overcame a gruesome injury his sophomore year to become a first round NFL pick, why I love his demeanor and maturity beyond his 20-years on this planet, and what he brings to the Vikings offense. Teddy Bridgewater, Stefon Diggs, and Norv Turner have to be very pleased getting the "Ambassador of Quon" in the building. All that and other "Cris Carter Was Slow Too....." nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast. An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
30:15 4/29/2016
As many Purple FTW! listeners know, I only do one mock draft a year. Mostly due to my lack of expertise and the rest is due to apathy, but it's Draft week! And as Rick Spielman prepares to be the stone cold boss of the Vikings War Room (probably with one-handed pushups), I offer these humble suggestions for potential prospects straight from my weak and feeble fan brain. The WTH is Andy Thinking? Picks Are: 1. (23) Josh Doctson, WR TCU - 6-2 202 1. (30)* Karl Joseph, S West Virginia - 5-10 205 (via CAR) 3. (86) Jaylon Smith, OLB Notre Dame - 6-2 233 5. (160) Drew Kaser, P Texas A&M - 6-2 212 7. (240) Moritz Wilhelm Boeringer, WR Germany - 6-4 227 (via BUF) 7. (244) Keith Marshall, RB Georgia - 5-11 219 7. (252)* Justin Zimmer, DT Ferris State - 6-3 292 (via CAR) *Carolina trades their 1st (30) and 7th (252) for Minnesota's 2nd (54), 4th (121) and 6th (180) All that and other "Big Upside" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast. An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewin Visit the Website: http://purpleftw.com Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunes We're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB. To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
39:30 4/26/2016
The NFL Draft is less than a fortnight away and the annual culling of collegiate talent has gone international. Proven by Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) phoning in from Bangkok for his weekly Minnesota Vikings Draft spot!We chat about the Rams-Titans trade and how it affects the rest of the draft, the fallout from the Jaylon Smith and Myles Jack medical rechecks, if the Vikings are in a position to draft a "redshirt" player, and which Day 1-2 position combos would make us the most happy as Mike Zimmer and the Vikes try to bring home a dozen Lombardis this year.All that and other "Something Called Will Fuller" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comProducer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
52:00 4/19/2016
The 2016 NFL Schedule has been released (like so many white doves). We now know the order of the menu of the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings as we feast towards #LombardiAtNRG. I walk through the schedule and give an HONEST assessment of wins and losses in the first of many way too soon 2016 Vikings season forecasts. 2016 Minnesota Vikings ScheduleWeek 1: at Titans (9/11)Week 2: vs Packers (SNF)Week 3: at PanthersWeek 4: vs Giants (MNF)Week 5: vs TexansWeek 6: ByeWeek 7: vs EaglesWeek 8: at Bears (MNF - Halloween)Week 9: vs LionsWeek 10: at RedskinsWeek 11: vs CardinalsWeek 12: at Lions (Thanksgiving Day)Week 13: vs Cowboys (TNF)Week 14: at JaguarsWeek 15: vs ColtsWeek 16: at Packers (Christmas Eve)Week 17: vs Bears All that and other "16-0, Homeboy" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast. An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comProducer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
43:48 4/14/2016
Since Luke Inman is in Bangkok (for real, not a euphemism), we called in reliever Austin Belisle (@austincbelisle) of Vikings Territory to give us a few innings of hot Vikings Mock Draft talk Austin links the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings with a very familiar name at the top, but some fresh blood in the latter rounds including TWO cornerbacks. So tune in as we run through his 7-round Vikings mock and check out his full first rounder on VT.All that and other "Will Fuller is Not Troy Williamson" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comProducer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
58:41 4/12/2016
The Minnesota Vikings are guilty... Of having a great offseason so far in free agency as well as retaining their own core guys. Friday Free-For-All Talkers Include* Greg Jennings Wants to Comeback * Vikings Interested in German Wide Receiver Moritz Böhringer * 30 Visit Week Rumors* Caledonia named Minnesota Football Program of the Year by the Vikings* Teddy and the Offense Working Out Together* Vikings Preseason Schedule ReleasedAll that and other "Rushford-Peterson >>> Caledonia" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comProducer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
35:18 4/7/2016
Tough decisions are a hallmark of the NFL Draft. Teams have a position of need and two comparable players on their draft boards available for selection. Manning or Leaf, Luck or RG3, Jameis or Mariota. These watershed moments can change franchises forever. The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings aren't selecting at the top of the draft, but the decisions will still weigh the same. We brought out man Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) in to walk through some of these potential Sophie's Choices. WHO YA GOT? Situations Include:* 1st Tier Wide Receiver: Laquon Treadwell or Josh Doctson* 2nd Tier Wide Receiver: Michael Thomas or Tyler Boyd* 2nd Tier Wide Receiver: Will Fuller or Sterling Shepard* Linebacker: Darron Lee or Jaylon Smith* Late 1st Tackle: Jack Conklin or Taylor Decker* Defensive Tackle Manna From Heaven: Sheldon Rankins or Andrew Billings* Defensive Tackle Diet Manna From Heaven: Vernon Butler or DJ Reader* 1st Tier Safety: Karl Joseph, Darien Thompson or Jeremy Cash* 2nd Tier Safety: Miles Killebrew or Kevin Byard* Random Late Wide Receiver: Pharoh Cooper or KJ Maye* Developmental Quarterback: Vernon Adams or Cardale Jones* Punter: Peter Mortell or Tom Hackett All that and other "All. Of the Draft Picks. You Have." nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast. An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comProducer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:07:12 4/5/2016
The Minnesota Vikings' draft plans are a big talking point for fans right now as the 2016 version is less than a month away. GM Rick Spielman will have a lot of decisions to make behind-the-scenes, some will be crazy stories and scenarios that will never see the light of day. To shine a light on a few hypotheticals is our resident NFL Draft BOSS Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman)! The scenarios are....... Scenario 1: Myles Jack is the #1 player on your board. He's still available at #5 when David Caldwell of the Jacksonville Jaguars calls you up and says he wants the #23 overall pick plus your 2nd, 3rd and 5th 2016 picks and your 1st rounder in 2017. What say you? Scenario 2: Laquon Treadwell, Josh Doctson, Corey Coleman, Andrew Billings, Jack Conklin, Taylor Decker are all off the board at 23 (as well as who you'd expect to be gone). You cannot trade back. Who do you take? Scenario 3: Doctson is off the board, but Treadwell is available at 23. Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner has said unequivocally he does not want to work with Treadwell and prefers an offensive lineman. What do you do? Scenario 4: Washington is on the clock at 21. Doctson is available and your sources say the Texans will grab him at 22 if available. Washington offers to swap picks if you include your 2nd, 5th, and Adrian Peterson. What do you do? Scenario 5: You get a call from whoever the hell the Titans GM is this week. They're offering the #1 pick in exchange for your 2016 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th round picks, 2017 2nd rounder, and Matt Kalil. What do you do? Scenario 6: Head coach Mike Zimmer says that Robert Nkemdiche is the #1 player in this draft and wants to work with him despite the off the field stuff. He's available at 23, but so is Josh Doctson. What do you do? Scenario 7: Mike Tannenbaum of the Dolphins calls you up. He offers DeVante Parker for Anthony Barr straight up. What do you do? All that and other "All. Of the Draft Picks. You Have." nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast. An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comProducer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
48:10 3/29/2016
Cordarrelle Patterson is the best kick returner in the NFL. We expected more after trading up to 29 to draft the uber raw product out of Tennessee in 2013, but here we are. All that and other "Damn, Competition Committee" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast. An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comProducer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
46:37 3/25/2016
The 'Safety Opposite of Harrison' has been a much talked about position of need for the Minnesota Vikings since Smith came on board in 2012. We still haven't found a suitable Robin for Harry the Hitman's Dark Knight. Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) of eDraft and Cold Omaha is back again this week to chat about a few safeties in the draft who could be a damn good Dick Grayson.The 'Jamarca Sanford Safeties' Include:* Darian Thompson, Boise State* Miles Killebrew, Southern Utah* Karl Joseph, West Virginia* Jeremy Cash, Duke* Jayron Kearse, Clemson* DeAndre Houston-Carson, Bill & Mary* Jalen Mills, LSU* Kevin Byard, Middle Tennessee State* Justin Simmons, Boston CollegeAll that and other "Anyone But Sendejo, Please" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comProducer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
51:12 3/22/2016
Wide receiver remains a position of need for the Minnesota Vikings as free agency is fading into the ether. So we look towards the draft with out guide Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) of eDraft and Cold Omaha to talk us through 15 intriguing wide out prospects in this year's NFL Draft. * Josh Doctson, TCU* Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss* Michael Thomas, Ohio State* Corey Coleman, Baylor* Rashard Higgins, Colorado State* Will Fuller, Notre Dame* Braxton Miller, Ohio State * Tyler Boyd, Pitt * Sterling Shepard, Oklahoma* Leonte Carroo, Rutgers* Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia * Kenny Lawler, Cal * Charone Peake, Clemson* Devon Cajuste, Stanford * Paul McRoberts, SE Miss StAll that and other "Take the ball deep, take the top off the defense" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comProducer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:13:39 3/15/2016
The first wave of free agency has come and gone. The Minnesota Vikings didn't land the White Whales the fanbase wanted (Kelechi Osemele or George Iloka), but I think we're fine settling for the White Rhino in Alex Boone. We dive into him as well as the other depth free agent signing the Purple made. I also take a look at other potential Vikings still on the market and what the plan should be with our own unrestricted free agents. All that and other "In Rick We Trust" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comProducer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
34:50 3/11/2016
Alex Boone, COME ON DOWN!NFL free agency is upon us and Rick Spielman is doing his Rick thing, eschewing the mega deals and finding valuable comprables at a fraction of the price. Rick is indeed the TJ Maxx of the NFL and I love that. Making It Rain (Responsibly) Talking Points Include:* Retaining Our Own Free Agents is Smart* Hello, Alex Boone* Matt Kalil Remains a Viking (Good?)* What the Vikings Offensive Line May Look Like* Good Teams Don't Overspend in Open Free Agency* This Doesn't Change Anything in the Draft* Twitter/Facebook QuestionsAll that and other "In Rick We Trust" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comProducer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
43:57 3/9/2016
Erin Andrews got justice in her peephole stalker case. Now the minor details of collecting through years of stalls and appeals. Speaking of collecting, a number of NFL players are starting to collect in free agency (looking at you, Malik Jackson and Kelechi Osemele). Basically a delicious hodge podge of sports randomness today. Just how Andy likes it. Spicy.All that and more on this edition of The Andy Carlson Show!Today's Five Things Are* Erin Andrews Awarded $55M in Peephole Lawsuit* Maria Sharapova Tests Positive for PEDs* Video of Brock Osweiler Shoving Woman Surfaces* DeAngelo Williams Sharts on Peyton Manning* Eagles Trade Byron Maxwell and Kiko Alonso to the DolphinsAn Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @AndyCarlsonShow - http://twitter.com/AndyCarlsonShowVisit the Website: http://andycarlsonshow.comiTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/andy-carlson-show/id1078336922Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andycarlsonshow/Stitcher: http://stitcher.com/s?fid=81877&refid=stprBookmark us on Amazon & show some love: http://andycarlsonshow.com/amazonMusic for the Andy Carlson Show is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
31:42 3/9/2016
Mock Drafts. So hot right now. That's why I teamed up with the smartest draft mind in the South Metro Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) and did one up. Parameters are simple: We alternated picks for the first round of the draft and come on the show to talk about our thought process behind our selections. Luke's reasoning is in-depth and studied, while mine has as much logic behind it as the secretary in your office always winning the March Madness Pool by picking winners based on their mascot. Yeah... All that and other "With the First Pick...." nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast. An Andy Carlson Joint Check out Luke's 7-Round Vikings Mock Draft too. Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comProducer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:16:56 3/8/2016
The NFL Draft is less than two months away! And with the Underwear Olympics done and only Pro Days left, it's starting to get down to crunch time in the draft process. Fortunately we have our #Elite tour guide Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) of eDraft and Cold Omaha back up in the house to discuss all things draft and combine. Also hit up Luke's first 7-Round Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft up NOW on coldomaha.com! All that and other "Doctson All Up In That Business" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast. An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comProducer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
56:40 3/3/2016
(Cross-Posted Content with The Andy Carlson Show) ALL Vikings talk on this special cross-over episode of the Purple FTW! Podcast and my new project The Andy Carlson Show. Love talking about all sports and all topics on the new show, but we all know that the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings is my wheelhouse (or at least mediocre wheelhouse).We talked about upcoming Vikings free agency, what the heck to do with Mike Wallace, and pontificate about my two draft crushes and how Trader Rick can come up with both of them.If you like what you hear, please feel free to subscribe to the show on iTunes and Stitcher. Love ya!Today's Five Things Are* Free Agency Thoughts Update: We're Not Signing Osemele* George Iloka's Tweet* Mike Wallace Pay Cut* Vikings Doing Homework on Cody Whitehair* Josh Doctson Will Be a VikingAn Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @AndyCarlsonShow - http://twitter.com/AndyCarlsonShowVisit the Website: http://andycarlsonshow.comiTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/andy-carlson-show/id1078336922Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andycarlsonshow/Stitcher: http://stitcher.com/s?fid=81877&refid=stprBookmark us on Amazon & show some love: http://andycarlsonshow.com/amazonMusic for the Andy Carlson Show is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
37:52 3/1/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings look to reload and take another step forward in the 2016 season. To do so, Rick Spielman will have to work his magic once again and supplement the already young and talented roster with players who will help push Mike Zimmer and his crew over the hump. Grab a coffee and come on in. Let's talk some Vikings!The 11 Talkers Include* NFL Combine Under Way* Ricky Spielman Spoke at the Combine* Rick Spielman Sat Down with Beat Writers Last Week* Spielman Says Height Not Determining Factor in Drafting Next Vikings WR* Norv Might Be In Trouble* Adrian Showing Signs of Wear?* One Free Agent to Watch....* James Laurinaitis Cut By Rams. Fit for Vikings?* Bucky Brooks and Daniel Jeremiah LOVE the Vikes* Will the Vikings Re-Sign Chad Greenway?* Andy's Free Agency and Draft WishlistAll that and other "There is No Vikings Offseason" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comProducer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
47:43 2/25/2016
The NFL Combine kicks off this Friday in Indianapolis. All of the NFL GMs, scouts, executives, coaches, etc are descending on Lucas Oil Stadium (but really St. Elmo's) to scope out the next crop of NFL talent as the young men compete in events tangentially related to the game of American Football, all while wearing their skivvies. Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) is back in the house to tell us about what matters at the Combine, what doesn't and what Vikings fans should look for this weekend. Also I try to stump Luke in a festive round of NFL COMBINE TRIVIA! All that and other "Underwear Olympics" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast. An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comProducer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
45:08 2/23/2016
Jared Allen hung em up after 12 NFL seasons including 6 with the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings. He's one of my all-time favorite Vikings and I eulogize his career during the intro of the show. We then have a chat with Brandon Kraniger (@skolszn) about his All-22 work on the Vikes and what he saw this season. All that and other "Culinary Academy" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast. An Andy Carlson Joint Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comProducer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:08:52 2/19/2016
(Excerpt from Episode 252) Jared Allen was one of my favorite all-time Vikings. Fun on the field, fun off the field and a solid example to NFL players -- and all of us really -- how you can get your life in order and do good in the world. All while being yourself. Culinary Academy. An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comProducer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
12:49 2/18/2016
DRAFT SEASON IS UPON US! Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) joins us to chat about five draft studs at positions of need for the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings and how we might be able to get out mitts on em.The Five Dream Prospects Are:* Myles Jack - LB - UCLA* Laquon Treadwell - WR - Ole Miss* Ronnie Stanley - LT - Notre Dame* Jalen Ramsey - CB/S - Florida State* Su'a Cravens - LB - USCAll that and other "Would Spielman actually trade up?" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.Hit up all of Luke's stuff at eDraft and Cold Omaha.An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comProducer Credit: Daniel Paluch @DanielPaluch - http://twitter.com/DanielPaluch Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
58:59 2/16/2016
Hey Purple FTW! Fans. I've got a new project called (narcissistically enough) The Andy Carlson Show. It's a 5-day a week podcast where I talk about Sports... And other stuff. So if you enjoy my mediocrity here, enjoy my mediocrity there by checking out the site and subscribing on iTunes. --- Valentine's Day came and went and ironically the sports news was hot and heavy over the weekend too. I recap the goings on in Five Things as well as give the low-down on what The Wife and I did over the weekend (get your mind out of the gutter). Also Jensen's in Eagan is #Elite. Today's Five Things Are * Peyton Manning's Tainted Legacy? * Minnesota State Dance This Weekend - Go Austin Packer Dance Team! * Wolves Dominate NBA All-Star Weekend * Minnesota Wild Fired Mike Yeo. Now What? * Emmitt Smith Says Adrian Peterson Only Player Who Can Break His Record An Andy Carlson Joint
32:44 2/15/2016
Winning free agency is NOT the key to success (i.e. Washington in the 2000s, Tampa Bay two years ago), but it's still a lot of fun to see your favorite team pick up pieces that could help them next season. I take a dip into the free agent pool and come up with 5 names Vikings fans should keep and eye on as March 9th approaches. All of the guys I picked are for positions of need and will not necessarily break the bank or be household names, but will help this team (ala Linval Joseph and Captain Munnerlyn two season ago). Also I run through the current list of Vikings free agents and definitively say if they'll be back or yee gon.All that and other "BYE, ROBERT BLANTON" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
36:04 2/11/2016
The Super Bowl is in the books, but the NFL train keeps rolling on into draft season. We welcome Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) back to the pack to chat about what the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers should be looking for in April's annual culling of collegiate talent. I'm gonna guess the Panthers could use some offensive line help.........All that and other "Broncos Upgrading at Quarterback" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.Hit up all of Luke's stuff at eDraft and Cold Omaha.An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
31:47 2/9/2016
As listeners of Purple FTW! know, Andy is pretty lazy. Therefore I've passed the buck along and we have a new producer in the fold by the name of Daniel Paluch (@DanielPaluch). During the show we talk about what the hell a podcast producer does (I still have no idea), suss out how he did prepping for his first show, fill you guys in about the first time I met Daniel in Mankato (#BackSweat) and even talk a little Minnesota Fightin' Vikings. All that and other "Get My Coffee" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast. An Andy Carlson Joint Daniel is a Vikings writer at Pro Football Spot. Hit up his stuff! Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon Music for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
43:32 2/4/2016
Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) is back in Minnesota after his Senior Bowl adventure. We recap who made some cheddar over the weekend and who still has work to do. Also we jump into what's next in the draft process. Pro Days, the Combine, and grinding all. Of. The. Tape.All that and other "Late Riser" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
46:24 2/2/2016
With the Senior Bowl off and running, we had our intrepid reporter/draft guru/all-around baws Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) call and and give us a live update from Mobile. We chatted about the goings on during weigh-ins and practices, which draftees are earning some money down there this week (and who is losing some), and an interesting story about Vikings defensive backs coach Jerry Gray.All that and other "Braxton. Effin. Miller" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:21:36 1/28/2016
We're in offseason mode, but my ego can't take not talking for a few days.... That's why we put together a short Blitz Edition of the podcast to go over some latest Minnesota Fightin' Vikings news and notes. We dig into Pat Shurmur interviewing with the team and what that could mean for Scott Turner, the Vikings making a change in strength and conditioning, Everson Griffen finally makes a damn Pro Bowl, and we look ahead at the 2016 schedule!All that and other "Evan Marcus is a scary looking mofo" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
22:36 1/22/2016
The first step in the offseason process is the Reese's Senior Bowl down in Mobile, AL. Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) is heading down there for another year of coverage, so why not have him preview all that goes on during the week of the premiere offseason bowl game.We dive into the week from a media coverage perspective, how players can hurt/help their stock, why practices are WAY more important than the game, how interviews can be even more important than anything on the field, and we also highlight some players to watch for -- especially from a Vikings fan perspective.All that and other "Carson Wentz is gonna get PAID" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:03:20 1/19/2016
Didn't Tony Sparano hear that Dan Campbell was the new Minnesota Fightin' Vikings offensive line coach?......As we dive into the offseason for the Purple, Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) joins us for his last weekly spot of the season. We chat about what the hell happened with The Shank at the Bank, what the Vikings' priorities should be in free agency and the draft, and why this young team could/should/will contend for the Lombardi in 2016.All that and other "RETURN OF THE JIMMY GAROPPOLO DROP" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.Read all of Arif's stuff at The Daily Norseman and Vikings Journal as well as listen to his podcast Norse Code.An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:01:27 1/15/2016
Making a Murderer. SO HOT RIGHT NOW.To help drown our Minnesota Vikings sorrows, true crime enthusiast Stacey B (@Beets79) and I dive into the Netflix docu-series phenomena and talk through our thoughts on the case, the evidence, the conspiracy (?), and everything else surrounding the Steven Avery-Brenden Dassey convictions for the murder of Teresa Halbach.All that and other "Manitowoc County's full of Packers fans" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:07:13 1/14/2016
The season ended abruptly for the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings in (sadly) typical Minnesota Fightin' Viking fashion as Blair Walsh shanked the game-winning field goal out of bounds on the 18th tee. However, a few days removed we can appreciate the 2015 season for what it was: a solid step forward for a young and hungry team under a coach we completely trust. That's a lot more than most fanbases have to hang their hats on as our offseason begins. Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) of The Daily Norseman joins the show to put a bow on the Purple's 2015 campaign.We talk about why it wasn't ALL on Blair Walsh, Adrian Peterson's fumbling history rears its ugly head once again, what Teddy Bridgewater needs to do to become a bigger redzone threat, how the Vikings beat Seattle in every aspect of the game Sunday, and what our priorities are in free agency and the draft.All that and other "Bye, Jeff Davidson" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:01:53 1/13/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are officially slotted into the 23rd overall pick of the upcoming NFL Draft. There are a couple of glaring needs (offensive line, wide receiver, second safety, punter), but it is nice to be looking to supplement an already young and solid team instead of looking for a savior.Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) joins us to walk through his FULL 7-round Vikings mock draft as the Purple look to reload and take care of unfinished business in 2016.With the 23rd overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings select..... You'll have to tune in!An Andy Carlson JointHit up all of Luke's stuff at eDraft and Cold Omaha.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:12:04 1/12/2016
Instead of working on a Monday morning (overrated), I decided to yammer on for 40 minutes about the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings offseason, what priorities should/should not be in free agency and the draft, who's safe and who's not on the offensive line and which training camp battles I'm excited to see. Straight off the cuff, unprepared (shocker), unrehearsed Vikings takes if you're into that sort of thing.All this and other "Shut Up, Old Man" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
41:24 1/11/2016
That was a less than ideal way for the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings to end the 2015 campaign. But let's not lose the forest through the trees, this season was a damn good year and this young football team is ahead of schedule with Mike Zimmer. We went 11-5, won a division title, and will be in the mix as legitimate Super Bowl contenders next season. Take a while to let this game marinate, but not all is lost. This team's best football is ahead of it. Talking Points Include* Was It Cold Out?* Bud Grant is My Idol* Blair Walsh is Not the Reason We Lost* This is Not Adrian Peterson's Team* Free Teddy Bridgewater* There Are OTHER Pieces on this Offense* Offensive Line Needs to be Overhauled* The Defense Was the MVP Today* Trae Waynes was Impressive* Josh Robinson was Not* The Seahawks Did Everything to Lose the Game, We Gave Them a Gift* Twitter and Facebook Questions* Why 2016 Will Be HUGEEEEE* Podcast Offseason Programming PlanAll this and other "WAS IT COLD OUT? I HAD NO IDEA." nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
59:32 1/10/2016
[Note: Episode recorded before Marshawn Lynch was officially ruled out] Merry Vikings Wild Card Eve, Vikings Fans! The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are set to play the Seattle Seahawks tomorrow afternoon at The Bank (aka Hoth) kicking off what we hope to be an extended run in the playoffs for this young team. To get the other perspective of the game, we welcome back show favorite Dayna O'Gorman (@DaynaOG) of the NFL Female Podcast to chat about the 'Birds and the Vikes.Today's topics include why the 38-7 beatdown a few weeks ago might not have been indicative of where these two teams are, how Russell Wilson has become the face of that franchise and how Teddy Bridgewater could/should/will become the face of ours, what Marshawn Lynch returning might mean for the game, why the Pro Bowl is stupid (until it's not), how this clash of two great defenses might shake out, and how playing in a commercial freezer will have an effect on the matchup.All this and other "This is a Bud Grant Game" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
37:36 1/9/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have revenge on their mind and would love nothing more than to dispatch the Seattle Seahawks Tarantino style. Like Kill Bill style. Or the end of Inglorious Basterds style. (No spoilers for The Hateful Eight). To do so, the Purple will have to play a hateful 3.5 hours (just like the damn movie) and our man Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) is back in the building to talk about how Zimmer and the Reservoir Dogs can get it done on Sunday. Pulp Fiction.Arif and I run through how the Seahawks can get got, answer a few of your Twitter Questions, discuss my controversial playoff coach power rankings, and pick who we want to see in the Super Bowl (if the Vikings somehow don't make it).I also complain about sweet potato fries. They. Are. Garbage.All this and other "This is a Bud Grant Game" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!Read all of Arif's stuff at The Daily Norseman and Vikings Journal as well as listen to his podcast Norse Code.An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
52:30 1/8/2016
Playoffs, Homeboy. As the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings prepare to take on the Seattle Seahawks on the surface of Pluto Sunday, we welcome in Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) of The Daily Norseman for her weekly spot to set this mother on fire with Hot Takes.Besides discussing Making a Murderer (which I do at length), we dive into the deliciousness of winning the NFC North, why this team isn't satisfied with being one-and-done in the playoffs, how Seattle can get got, how Harrison Smith is a better safety than Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas combined, why the 38-7 beatdown was a fluke, if there's any coaches in the NFL we'd take over Mike Zimmer, and why fans going to the game Sunday have no right to complain about the cold.All this and other "Home " nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
50:16 1/7/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings Revenge Tour rolls on as we welcome in the Seattle Seahawks to The Bank for what's expected to be one of the coldest games in NFL history. Tom Schreier (@tschreier3) of Cold Omaha joins the show as we talk some Purple and being four wins away from that long awaited Super Bowl ring.We also dive into what it feels like to be Division champs and why that should become old hat for this team shortly, why we need to find out if Teddy Bridgewater is a franchise quarterback or not, Adrian Peterson's reasoning for bringing back up the offseason drama in Sports Illustrated, how the Adrian child abuse debate is like arguing abortion and gun control (hear me out), all of the ways the Seahawks are coming in overrated, and I talk about why Bruce Arians and Mike Zimmer are my two favorite coaches in the NFL.All this and other "The Seahawks Can Get Got" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:03:29 1/6/2016
The top-20 picks of the 2016 NFL Draft are set in stone and the Tennessee Titans are officially on the clock. (The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are not among the top-20, no bid deal.) Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) joins the show for his weekly look at the NFL Draft as we dive into his locked in Top-20.Here's a Little Taste16. Detroit Lions - Jaylon Smith - LB Notre Dame17. Atlanta Falcons - Andrew Billings - NT Baylor18. Indianapolis Colts - Reggie Ragland - ILB Alabama19. Buffalo Bills - Su'a Cravens - OLB USC20. New York Jets - Ezekiel Elliot - RB Ohio StateTune in for the other 15 picks! (Spoiler: Three QBs go in the Top-20 and there's a trade!)All this and other "Why Can't Treadwell Drop to 31?" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!Hit up all of Luke's stuff at eDraft and Cold Omaha.An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:16:01 1/5/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are your NFC North Champions after defeating the hated Green Bay Packers 20-13 Sunday Night at Lambeau Field. Everson Griffen and the Vikings defense kept Aaron Rodgers and Eddie "Slim" Lacy in check to bring home the Purple's first division title since 2009. The Vikes square off against the Seattle Seahawks (revenge game, son) in the Wild Card Round at noon Sunday at The Bank. But before we look ahead, let's look back at the Vikings shaking off the "You can't beat Green Bay/You can't win big games in prime time" narratives.Other "This is Our Damn Division" Talking Points Include* The Idea of Losing Intentionally Was Moronic* Defense Take a Bow* We Don't Win Without Everson Griffen. Period.* Teddy Was Okay When Throwing Right-Handed....* Adrian Got His Rushing Title* FREE McKinnon* Adam Thielen: NFC Title Game MVP* Vikings Got the Calls?* Zimmer Farmer Blow = Elite* Zimmer End of Half/Game Management...* Twitter Qs* Charting Out the Vikings Revenge Tour All this and other "Home " nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
40:15 1/3/2016
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings and the Green Bay Packers are setup for a shootout at the Lambeau Corral Sunday Night to determine the NFC North Champion. Fortunately we have Teddy Earp, Zimmer Earp, Blair Earp and Doc Harrison Holiday in our posse. The Packers have Ike and Billy Clanton. (Excuse me while I go watch Tombstone. It's a phenomenal movie.)Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) swings by to preview Border Battle 2.0. We chat about how Green Bay can get got, why Vikings fans should want the damn home playoff game and not try to be cute, how far this team can realistically go in the playoffs and if Teddy Bridgewater's resurgence can be enough to take us on a magic carpet ride. Also we determine that I make more references to the movie Looper more than any other human on planet Earth.All this and other "The Vikings aren't your Huckleberry" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!Read all of Arif's stuff at The Daily Norseman and Vikings Journal as well as listen to his podcast Norse Code.An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:03:13 12/31/2015
2015 is almost in the books, so why not close out in the most cliche way possible by doing a "The Best of 2015" episode! (I..... I'm lazy and not creative.) It's been a extremely fun year with you the listeners here at the Purple FTW! Podcast. From the end of the 2014 7-9 season, the 5-Hour NFL Draft Live Stream, doing shows from Mankato and all of the insightful guests we've had -- especially the regular contributors Di Murphy, Luke Inman, Lindsey Young and Arif Hasan. Hopefully we cranked out some quasi-quality and quasi-coherent Minnesota Fightin' Vikings audio action and gave you a few chuckles along the way. Let's look back before we dive forward into 2016.The Best of 2015 Clips Include* Jenna-King Shepherd - Austin Shepherd's Wife (Episode 172)* Todd Steussie - Former Viking Left Tackle (Episode 108)* Matt Waldman - Rookie Scouting Portfolio (Episode 110)* Paul Allen - KFAN/Radio Voice of the Vikings (Episode 111)* Redoing the 2011 Vikings Draft (Episode 123)* Every Vikings Starting QB Ever. Ranked. (Episode 128)* Dave Schwartz - Kare 11 (Episode 130)* Matt Vensel - Star Tribune (Episode 132)* Chad Greenway - Vikings Linebacker (Episode 133)* Andy Talks Vikings with Uncle Nick while Cooking General Tso's Chicken (Episode 135)* Andrew Krammer - 1500 ESPN (Episode 137)* Luke Inman, Sam Ekstrom, Arif Hasan (Episode 145)* Arif Hasan - Daily Norseman/Vikings Journal (Episode 227)* Michael Grey - WBBL Grand Rapids (Episode 166)* Ron Johnson - Former Gophers/Ravens Wide Receiver (Episode 180)All this and other "You ain't seen nothing yet. Wait until 2016." nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
59:16 12/30/2015
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have been perpetually searching for a big-bodied, go up and get it type wide receiver ever since Sidney Rice left. Here we are again. We were fortunate to find the electric Stefon Diggs late in the draft (5th round) and past two drafts have been prodigious in terms of wide receivers available with no sign of slowing down. Could the Vikes find another stud late to pair with Diggs? Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) drops some knowledge on us about some late round sleeper wideouts Vikings fans should keep their eye on.Today's Roster Includes* Corey Davis, Western Michigan * De'Runnya Wilson, Miss State * Rashard Higgins, Colorado State * Leonte Carroo, Rutgers * Devon Cajuste, Stanford * Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia * Braxton Miller, Ohio State * Ricky Seals-Jones, Texas A&MAll this and other "Let's find on the field Josh Gordon 2.0" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson JointHit up all of Luke's stuff at eDraft and Cold Omaha.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:08:21 12/29/2015
Our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings secured their spot in the playoffs tonight with an emphatic win 49-17 over the New York Giants. The Vikes defense feasted on Eli Manning while Teddy Bridgewater continued his high level of play. The Purple's task is clear: Win next Sunday in Lambeau and win the division and a home Wild Card round playoff game. Let's. Go.We In Da Tourney Talking Points Include* Playoffs, Homeboy* The Non-Existent Primetime Curse* The Zimmer Hellfire Defense is Healthy* The Giants DGAF* Teddy Continues to Roll* Adrian's Gonna Win the Rushing Title* #FreeMcKinnon* Props to Kyle Rudolph* Offensive Line Hodge Podge* Danielle Hunter is Ahead of Schedule* Blair Walsh if Redic* Mission: Win The North* Flex Appeal - Vikings/Packers on SNF* I Love Nick Swardson* Listener MailbagAll this and other "You hear that? We just picked Eli again." nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
55:29 12/27/2015
The path for the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings is clear: Win Two Games, Win The North. To do that the Purple will have to win in prime time and beat the Packers, things that have been sparse as of late (just ask #VikingsTwitter). The Odell Beckham-less New York Football Giants stand in the way first (although the issue was up in the air during recording). We welcome Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) back into the friendly confines to talk about Gotham vs Twin Cities.Other topics include how the Vikings got completely messed over in the Pro Bowl voting because fans are sheep, why Ron Jaworski is NOT a premier source for breaking news, if Teddy Bridgewater can keep playing the best ball of his career, how the Giants are basically the Browns without OBJ and Arif and I hand out presents to the team. Because 'tis the season or something.All this and other "Andre Williams is the worst running back I've ever seen in my life" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!Read all of Arif's stuff at The Daily Norseman and Vikings Journal as well as listen to his podcast Norse Code.An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
54:04 12/24/2015
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings potentially got a Christmas Gift from Odell Beckham Jr by him acting a fool against Carolina and getting suspended for the Purple vs New York Football Giants Sunday Night Football showdown (pending appeal). Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) of The Daily Norseman rejoins the show to talk about if OBJ's actions warranted suspension and if the NFL has the fortitude to uphold said suspension on appeal even though it would mean one of the league's biggest stars missing a prime time game with playoff implications.We also chatted about how men and women cannot be friends (sometimes), make fun of Josh Freeman and that 2013 Monday Night Football debacle in the Meadowlands, Di yells at me for wanting Eli over Peyton Manning in a last-minute drive situation, we bask in the greatness of Teddy Bridgewater's performance versus the Bears, and ponder if Adrian Peterson and Teddy B can co-exist for another season or if "All Day" will be "All Gone" in 2016.All this and other "WHY DID JOSH FREEMAN THROW 53 TIMES?!?" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:07:15 12/23/2015
With the NFL season winding down it's time to enter NFL MOCK DRAFT SEASON! Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) of eDraft and Cold Omaha joins us for his weekly draft take as we run through his first mock draft of the 2016 draft cycle. Luke's Top-Five Include:1. Tennessee Titans: Laremy Tunsil, Offensive Tackle, Ole Miss2. San Diego Chargers: Ronnie Stanley, Offensive Tackle, Notre Dame3. Cleveland Browns: Joey Bosa, Defensive End, Ohio State4. Baltimore Ravens: Jalen Ramsey, Safety/Cornerback, Florida State5. Detroit Lions: Vernon Hargreaves, Cornerback, FloridaRead up on the rest of Luke's Full First Round Mock Draft 1.0 at eDraft. (http://edraft.com/nfl/news/2016-nfl-mock-draft/) Spoiler: Vikings fans will enjoy who Luke gives us. All this and other "I'm not smart enough to figure out playoff scenarios" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:14:49 12/22/2015
Our rendition of a holiday classic. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from us here at Purple FTW!LYRICS:Teddy the ThrowmanWas an Elite NFL QBWhen Norv Let Him Play, The Teddy WayAnd He Wasn't Deferring to APTeddy the ThrowmanHad Skinny Knees they SayBut When Norv Did StopThe Seven Step DropsHow He Lit it Up on SundayThere Must Have Been Some MagicIn Those Two Gloves He Does WearFor When He Plays In HIS OffenseThe Vikes Move the Ball EverywhereTeddy the ThrowmanIs Elite with Rookie StefonAnd Rudolph's OkayAnd You Could SayMike Wallace is Decent When He's OnGumpity Gump GumpGumpity Gump GumpLook at Teddy ThrowGumpity Gump GumpGumpity Gump GumpWinning the North You KnowTeddy the ThrowmanCharles Johnson is Also a ThingAnd He Throws to WrightAnd He Keeps it TightWith 2 Catches, 24 Yards He BringsTeddy the ThrowmanIs a Great Marriage with ZimAnd McKinnon is FunRunning Out of the GunGood Thing Happen When You Give the Ball to HimThere Was a Bunch of Vikings Fans Hating on the Kid From LouisvilleBut the Last Two Weeks Teddy Has Stood UpAnd Told Them All to ChillTeddy the ThrowmanIs Gonna Lead Us to RingsOpen US BankAnd We Have to ThankTeddy for Letting Us Have Nice ThingsGumpity Gump GumpGumpity Gump GumpLook at Teddy ThrowGumpity Gump GumpGumpity Gump GumpWinning the North You KnowFollow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazon
02:24 12/21/2015
Teddy Dave Bridgewater silenced a lot of critics Sunday with his four passing touchdown, zero interception and one rushing score performance at The Bank lifting the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings over the Chicago Bears 38-17 in a crucial game for the final playoff push. We recap the game that was and explain why it might have happened.....Control Our Own Destiny Talking Points Include* Teddy Bridgewater Quieted The Haters* Teddy Ballgame* Props to Norv Turner for Calling a Solid Game* Freed McKinnon* The Offense is Better Without Adrian Peterson* Welcome Back Stefon Diggs!* Take a Bow, Brian Robison* The Defense Played Well Without Key Starters* The Vikings Kickoff Coverage Game Needs Work.* Mike Zimmer Coaching Nuggets* Random Thoughts* Giants Coming Up* We Control Own Desitny: 2 Wins Get the NorthAll this and other "I'm not smart enough to figure out playoff scenarios" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
52:42 12/20/2015
BONUS Bears-Vikings coverage this week with a special chat with show favorite Julie DiCaro (@JulieDiCaro) of 670 The Score in Chicago.We talked about how Jay Cutler suddenly is being re-embraced by the Chicago faithful, how Vikings and Bears fans can be eerily similar, why 30-year old running back Matt Forte and 30-year old running back Adrian Peterson are extremely different, predictions for Sunday's game, and what it's like for Julie to be married to a diehard Minnesota Fightin' Vikings fan.All that and other "Clark Griswold was a Vikings fan" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
49:11 12/19/2015
Star Wars is a thing. And the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings and the Chicago Bears are set to clash at TCF Bank Stadium Sunday like the Rebel Alliance and the Dark Side and the Romulans and the.... I've never seen Star Wars.... But Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) has! We talk about The Force as well as the Purple People Eaters as he makes his weekly stop.We also chatted about which Vikings will make the Pro Bowl (not that the Pro Bowl matters), ask if Rick Spielman is underrated, why Linval Joseph being back is monsterous for our playoff chances, and Arif casts Vikings players as Star Wars characters. Because that's original.All that and other "I've only seen the Family Guy Star Wars...." nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!Read all of Arif's stuff at The Daily Norseman and Vikings Journal as well as listen to his podcast Norse Code.An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
55:42 12/18/2015
The Week 15 showdown between the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings and the Chicago Windy City Bears is nigh! That's why we had Bears blogger Jeff Hughes (@DaBearsBlog) of Da Bears Blog in to discuss how his Monsters of the Midway look to try and play spoiler against our beloved Purple who need this home win to help solidify our playoff position.We chatted about how Jeff likes the new regime in Chicago, how new media like blogs and podcasts have an edge over traditional outlets, if Jay Cutler has turned things around, Matt Forte being on the way out, how Teddy Bridgewater can get the sour taste of Arizona out of his mouth, and how the Vikes and Bears will end up Sunday afternoon at The Bank.All that and other "Red Red Wine Make the Vikings Feel So Fine" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!Also, I'd rather be in the Red Wine Club than the Donut Club to be honest....An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
58:52 12/17/2015
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings begin their stretch run by welcoming in the Chicago Bears Sunday afternoon at The Bank. The Purple can keep their playoff and division title dreams alive simply by winning. What a novel concept.We welcome in Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) of The Daily Norseman for her weekly hot takes as we discuss Week 16 Vikings-Giants being flexed to Sunday Night football, how the Purple can keep position in the playoff picture, if the "Primetime Curse" is a real thing, and how this damn team better get healthy if it wants to do anything in January.All that and other "Connor McGregor Looks Like a Viking Until He Talks" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:07:08 12/16/2015
We're looking to shut em down today on this edition of the NFL Draft Forecast with Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) -- of eDraft and Cold Omaha -- as we talk about some hot cornerback prospects to watch heading into NFL Draft season.This Week's Prospects Include* Jalen Ramsey, Florida State* Vernon Hargreaves, Florida* Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech* Tre'Davious White, LSU* Desmond King, Iowa* Mackensie Alexander, Clemson* Eric Murray, MinnesotaAll that and other "Stiff Hips" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
57:35 12/15/2015
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings did NOT lose by fiddy points as most of #VikingsTwitter expected, but did fall to the Arizona Cardinals 23-20 Thursday night. Teddy Bridgewater played one of the best games of his young career, yet will only be remembered for the strip sack that sealed the game for Arizona, the second game ending strip sack to end a 23-20 road game this season...We discuss the game that was and look forward to remaining games on the schedule while determining if the Vikings can hold off Tampa Bay for the Wild Card or if Green Bay can still get got for the NFC North crown (spoiler: they can).Other "Such a Vikings Way to Lose" Talking Points Include* Two Ways to Look at Teddy's Game* The Mandatory Norv Turner Talking Point* Adrian Peterson Got Fed* Wide Receiver Run Down* Tight End Play is Official* The Offensive Line Was What It Was* The Injured Defense Played Decent* Xavier Rhodes. Cmon Man* Hai, Anthony Harris* Trae Waynes Assessment* 10-Days Off is Huge* Playoff PictureAll that and other "Gotta Get To 10-6" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
42:35 12/10/2015
Well at least #CheeseburgerGate was a fun distraction as the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings limp into University of Phoenix Stadium tonight to take on the red hot 10-2 Arizona Cardinals. All the odds seem stacked against the 8-4 Purple as we struggle to keep our playoff hopes alive. At least McDonalds gave the team 100 burgers though...Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) joins us for his weekly spot and we chat about how the Vikings can attempt to right the ship out in the desert. We also touch on whether Norv Turner needs to be fired for not catering to Teddy Bridgewater, if Adrian Peterson has a right to gripe about his usage, how the Zimmer Hellfire Defense can rebound from all of the injuries, and I complain about Jarius Wright not being a "true" slot receiver.All that and other "I got the burgers that... will... I just got burgers" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Read all of Arif's stuff at The Daily Norseman and Vikings Journal as well as listen to his podcast Norse Code.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
55:15 12/10/2015
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are limping into Thursday's showdown with the 10-2 Arizona Cardinals in a game that most Purple supporters are dreading. After the 38-7 dismantling at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, even the most fervent Purple Kool-Aid drinkers are anticipating an ass kicking on Thursday and us falling to 8-5. It's possible. It's also possible the Vikings blow the Cardinals out by thirty because football is stoopid.Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) of The Daily Norseman makes her weekly appearance to vent about the Seahawks game, complain that we have no healthy safeties left, talk about how Teddy Bridgewater is being shafted and if the Vikings truly have to worry about missing the playoffs.All that and other "I'm Glenn" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
55:00 12/9/2015
For the second straight season, Teddy Bridgewater is operating behind a sub-par offensive line. And with the status of veterans John Sullivan and Phil Loadholt up in the air for 2016, the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings need to look for some new hosses up front in the upcoming Draft. Our man Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) of eDraft and Cold Omaha drops some knowledge on some o-line names to keep an eye on as draft season nears. Hopefully one (or more) of these dudes can keep Teddy on his feet.Offensive Line Prospects Include* Laremy Tunsil, OT Ole Miss* Ronnie Stanley, OT Notre Dame* Taylor Decker, OT Ohio State* Jack Conklin, OT Michigan State* Cody Whitehair, G Kansas State* Spencer Drango, G Baylor* Vadal Alexander, G LSU* Landon Turner, G North Carolina* Nick Martin, C Notre Dame* Dan Voltz, C Wisconsin* Max Tuerk, C USCAll that and other "I miss Charlie Johnson" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:17:32 12/8/2015
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings got embarrassed by the Seattle Sea-Chicken Seahawks Sunday afternoon at The Bank 38-7. The final score was not indicative of how one-sided the game was as the Purple defense gave up 38 points and 433 yards of offense to Seahawks, while Teddy and the Vikings offense was shutout and only had 4 snaps on the Seattle half of the field. It was an eye opening game for a team that has a short week and the 10-2 Arizona Cardinals on Thursday. We recap the game the was and remind ourselves that our season isn't over. Just like when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor. "Good Teams Don't Get Curb Stomped at Home" Talking Points Include: * What does it mean to be a "true" fan? * The Zimmer Hellfire Defense Was Non-Existent * At Some Point Teddy Bridgewater Runs Out of Excuses * Norv Turner Needs to be Fired * Brandon Fusco is Terrible * Adrian Peterson Wasn't a Factor * Where Did Stefon Diggs Go? * Antone Exum is Our Man * Penalities Have Been Killing Us * No Time to Hang Our Heads All that and other "Crushed Like a Grape" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast! An Andy Carlson Joint.
37:25 12/6/2015
The playoffs start NOW for the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings as the remaining schedule features zero easy games starting with Sunday as we welcome the Seattle "Bad Defense and Balling Offense" Seahawks into The Bank.Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) makes his weekly pit stop to discuss how the Purple can prevail over the Blueish-Neon Green and make a push for the 2-seed. We also chat about Warren Moon's thoughts on Teddy Bridgewater, how Mike Zimmer plans to corral Russel Wilson, Harrison Smith or Earl Thomas/Kam Chancellor, if the Vikings offense is turning into the 2012 Adrian Peterson Offense, and we predict NFL coaching changes just for the LOLs.All that and other "Jarius Wright is no Markus Wheaton" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
57:31 12/4/2015
If the playoffs started today, the 3-seeded Minnesota Fightin' Vikings would be hosting the 6-seed Seattle Seahawks. Which makes Sunday's showdown at The Bank both a potential playoff preview and an opportunity for a statement win as the Purple look to solidify our playoff position as the 2015 season barrels on.Dayna O'Gorman (@DaynaOG) of the NFL Female Podcast rejoins the show to talk about how her beloved Seahawks and Legion of Boom Legion of Whom will matchup against Teddy Bridgewater and The Zimmer Hellfire Defense.We also recap her emotions after last year's Super Bowl, why Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas get more buzz than Harrison Smith, how Russell Wilson and Teddy are more similar than not, why the 2015 Vikings and the 2013 Seahawks are alike, and if young Thomas Rawls can go yard-for-yard with Adrian PetersonAll that and other "Sherman's gonna blanket Mike Wallace" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:10:58 12/3/2015
The 8-3 Minnesota Fightin' Vikings took care of business against the Falcons, but have to prepare to pluck yet another bird as the Seattle Seahawks roll into The Bank on Sunday. Di Murphy (@DiMurphy) of The Daily Norseman makes her triumphant return to the show to talk about our favorite Purple Squadron.Dranking the Kool-Aid Topics Include* The glory of Anthony Barr and the Zimmer Hellfire Defense* Does Adrian have a legit shot at the rushing record?* Pro Bowler: Yea or Nah?* Can Teddy have career day versus this formerly good defense?* Where the heck is Mike Wallace?* Why are the Seahawks favored?* Can the Vikings win the two-seed?* And much, much more.All that and other "Legion of Whom?" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
55:00 12/2/2015
The 2nd installment of our NFL Draft Forecasts is here. Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) of eDraft and Cold Omaha is back to drop knowledge on 10 impact skill position players today. Names both Vikings fans and fantasy football gurus should tabs on as the draft approaches.Prospects Include* Ezekiel Elliott, RB Ohio State* Derrick Henry, RB Alabama* Devontae Booker, RB Utah * Laquon Treadwell, WR Ole Miss* Michael Thomas, WR Ohio State* Corey Coleman, WR Baylor * Josh Doctson, WR TCU* Tyler Boyd, WR Pitt* Jake Butt, TE Michigan * Hunter Henry, TE Arkansas * De'Runnya Wilson, WR Mississippi State All that and other "WHERE IS KJ MAYE?!" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:10:11 12/1/2015
Our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings secured their perch atop the NFC North again with a decisive 20-10 road win over the Atlanta Falcons Sunday afternoon at the sparsely populated Georgia Dome. The win put the bad taste of the Green Bay out of the mouths of Vikings fans and renews hope for the 2015 campaign as we steamroll toward the playoffs. We recap our Devils going down to Georgia. The #AllinWithZim Talking Points Include* First place in the NFC North (8-3) * Do we resemble the 2013 Seahawks?* Adrian Peterson had a Man Sized Game* The Mandatory Teddy Bridgewater Talking Point* Offensive Line Wasn't Bad?* I Don't Trust Norv Turner* Kyle Rudolph Might Be Okay* Mike Zimmer: Coach of the Year?* The Zimmer Hellfire Defense Will Travel* Anthony Barr Take a Bow* We Can't Have These Penalties* Random Thoughts All that and other "Blandejo is still bad" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
40:22 11/29/2015
Black Friday shopping sucks. You should curl up with a nice podcast instead and join Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) and me as we chat about the 7-3 Minnesota Fightin' Vikings as we prepare to make Atlanta howl on Sunday. The Purple have a prime opportunity to get back up after the Packer debacle and solidify themselves as a playoff team by going into the Georgia Dome and taking care of business against the 6-4 Falcons. Fake crowd noise be damned. All that and other "Roasted Dirty Birds" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
47:52 11/27/2015
Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful. It also falls on a #ThrowBackThursday, so it's good synergy to revisit one of my favorite podcast interviews, my chat with KFAN personality and Radio Voice of the Minnesota Vikings Paul Allen (@PAontheMic). The podcast has afforded me many opportunities to chat with some great guests and serve an audience of passionate Vikings football fans and for that I have a tremendous amount to be thankful for.So sit back and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family, watch some football, take a food coma nap, and if you have some time listen to PA and I talk some Vikings football from April (three weeks before the draft). It's funny to see where our hot takes when both right and wrong.An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
56:08 11/26/2015
Sunday sucked but there's not time to dwell in the NFL as the 7-3 Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are still in prime position to make a playoff push and make some noise in the postseason. Ted Glover (@purplebuckeye) and Eric Thompson (@Eric_J_Thompson) of The Daily Norseman stop by to briefly reminisce about the 30-13 Sunday curbstomping, look ahead towards the pivotal matchup with the Atlanta Falcons, and chat about how to go Feastmode at Thanksgiving.All that and other "It's the Damn Squirrel's Fault" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:19:19 11/25/2015
The NFL Draft is six months away and the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are in the thick of the playoff race, but it's never to early to start glancing at who might make the Purple drink a little bit strong next season. That's why we're launching a new weekly segment with out man Like Inman (@Luke_Spinman) of eDraft and Cold Omaha to talk about the college prospects to keep an eye on as the season winds down, we dive into the abyss of the offseason, and we look forward to people reading names at a podium in Chicago.Today We Looked at 12 Hot Non-QB Draft Prospects* Jalen Ramsey, S/CB, FSU* Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida* Robert Nkemdiche, DE/DT. Ole MIss* Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole MIss* Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor* Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State* Jonathan Bullard, DT, Florida* Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama* Myles Jack, LB, UCLA* Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame* Josh Doctson, WR, TCU* Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole MissAll that and other "#TankForTreadwell" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:09:50 11/24/2015
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings fell to the Green Bay "our fans own stock, tee hee" Packers 30-13 Sunday afternoon at The Bank. The game was an opportunity to show the world that the Purple were more than just a young team on the rise, but we failed to do so due to mental mistakes, penalties and poor offensive line play. Ah well. The sun still rises tomorrow and we still get a chance to boatrace the Falcons next Sunday. Life at 7-3 is still darn good. But recap the game that was."Blerrrggggggg" Talking Points Include* Squirrel > Ragnar* The Offensive Line Regressed* Teddy Outplayed Rodgers* Norv Doesn't Do Teddy Any Favors* The Defense Did Not Have a Banner Day* The Vikings Beat the Vikings with Penalties* Eddie Lacy is Still Fat. (But Kinda Good Again)* Kyle Rudolph Love* Mike Wallace Shade* Adrian Was MIA* Not Ready For Prime Time?* James Jones Was Wearing a HoodieAll that and other "I Told You About the Shirts" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
42:50 11/22/2015
It's almost time to party. We're only two days away from our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings welcoming in the Green Bay 2nd in the Division Packers for the biggest throwdown of the 2015 campaign. We brought in our man Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) to help get us ready for Border Battle 1.0 as well as expand on his latest piece about chlling out on Teddy Bridgewater.Other topics include: why comparing Teddy to Alex Smith isn't necessarily an insult, how the Zimmer Hellfire Defense can put the clamps on Aaron Rodgers, why the Packers offense is suddenly anemic, what to expect from Teddy and the passing game against the suddenly not frisky so Packers defense, and why the Purple's recent record means absolutely nothing against the Green and Gold on Sunday.All that and other "T-Shirts Are Dumb" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Read all of Arif's stuff at The Daily Norseman and Vikings Journal as well as listen to his podcast Norse Code.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
48:48 11/20/2015
Border Battle 1.0 is nearly upon us. Will the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings assert their dominance over the NFC North or will the Green Bay Packers stage a second act comeback? We welcome in Alex Gelhar (@AlexGelhar), NFL.com Fantasy Writer and Packer apologist, to the show to dissect who will be Ronda Rousey and who will be Holly Holm Sunday afternoon at The Bank. (We're obvious Holly Holm.)We chatted about what Aaron Rodgers' deal is, if Adrian Peterson can keep up his historic 2012 pace, where the Vikings' passing game is going wonky, how the Zimmer Hellfire Defense matches up against the Packers offense, and much much more. Also I bug the heck out of Alex about my subpar fantasy team because YOLO.All that and other "BEAT GREEN BAY" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
51:00 11/18/2015
The HUGE Border Battle week is upon us as Mike Zimmer and the NFC North leading Minnesota Fightin' Vikings (7-2) prepare to welcome in the loser of three-straight professional football contests Green Bay Packers (6-3). Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) of The Daily Norseman joins us for her weekly spot to talk about the Purple as we scheme on how to defeat the Green, Yellow and Blaze Orange.Di and I chatted about what it's like to have the #1 Defense in the NFL, how Adrian is back and on pace to win the rushing title (almost by default), why Kyle Rudolph should be benched forever, what Teddy and Norv need to do to get this passing game on fleek, and we play America's newest favorite game What Pisses Di Off More?All that and other "BEAT GREEN BAY" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Read all of Arif's stuff at The Daily Norseman and Vikings Journal as well as listen to his podcast Norse Code.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
50:51 11/17/2015
Our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings (7-2) are alone at the top of the NFC North. Breath. It. In, Vikings Fans.The Purple secured our perch with a 30-14 (but really 34-14 if Kyle "18.5M GTD" Rudolph wasn't a thing) road win over the upstart Oakland Raiders. The defense and running game paved the way for the fifth straight Vikings win and all the momentum as we roll back home to take on the Green Bay Packers next Sunday afternoon at The Bank. Damn it feels good to be a gangsta right now...We Survived The Black Hole Talking Points Include* Dat Zimmer Hellfire Defense is on Fire* Adrian Peterson is Legit Again* Teddy "WON" the First Teddy-Carr Bowl* WTH ARE THE WIDE RECEIVERS?!* Linval Joseph is #ELITE* The Mandatory Kyle Rudolph Talking Point* Harrison Brings the Boom* The Raiders Offense is Going to be GOOD* Replace TJ Clemmings with Austin Shepherd * Replace Andrew Sendejo with Antone Exum Jr* Cordarrelle Patterson's Blind Squirrel Moment* Blair Walsh is NOT a Concern* Sign-up for Lyft and your first ride up to $20 is on us!* Bookmark and Support us on Amazon!All that and other "BRING ON THE PACKERS!!!" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Read all of Arif's stuff at The Daily Norseman and Vikings Journal as well as listen to his podcast Norse Code.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
51:30 11/15/2015
I've been introduced to #RaidersTwitter, so today's show art should go over real well....It's another Arif Hasan Friday here on Purple FTW! We chat with our man about the upcoming throwdown between the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings and the Los Angeles St. Louis Oakland Raiders. Topics covered include: the almost unprecedented level at which Linval Joseph is playing, breaking down which individual skills Derek Carr and Teddy Bridgewater are better at, how Bill "3x5" Musgrave has changed since leaving the Vikings, why Arif wants to marry Anthony Barr, and we go over Pro Bowl picks aka ALL IN FOR JOE WEBB.All that and other "I Dare Anyone To Do THIS to Zimmer" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Read all of Arif's stuff at The Daily Norseman and Vikings Journal as well as listen to his podcast Norse Code.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
49:22 11/13/2015
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings (6-2) are preparing to enter palatial and historic O.co stadium Sunday afternoon to take on the Los Angeles Oakland Raiders (4-4). To get some insight on the opposition, we welcomed in Asher Mathews (@AsherMathews) of Thoughts From the Dark Side Raiders blog to talk a little Silver and Black.We talked about the Derek Carr-vs-Teddy Bridgewater debate, how our former boy Bill "3x5" Musgrave is doing things in Oakland, why the Zimmer Hellfire Defense? vs said offense is the key to Sunday's matchup, how the Raiders defense can get got by Teddy and the Vikings, and I demand gratitude from Asher as we saved his franchise from the stank of Troy Williamson (because you know Al Davis would've loved that speed).All that and other "Vikings Fans are Sadomasochists!" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
52:29 11/12/2015
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are 6-2 at the midway point of the 2015 campaign. It's a hellagood start so let's celebrate by handing out some hellabad fake mid-season awards!The Categories Are....* Best Offensive Lineman* Best Rookie* TJ Maxx Best Value* Best Zimmer-ism* Best Offensive Player* Best Defensive Player* Best Comparison of a Vikings Player to a Food Item* Best Special Teams Player* Best Injured Linebacker* Most Underrated Viking* Most Overrated Viking* Best Game So Far* Best Vikings Podcast....We also pay tribute to the recently departed, and former love of my life, Chase Ford. #RIP #ItsAllAboutTheUAll that and other "Bradley Cooper should replace Sendejo" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
28:38 11/11/2015
The war of words between Mike Zimmer and Jeff Fisher has spilled over into the following week. I say they just settle this the old school way... Street Fighter II: Turbo Edition battle. But that's just me...MOVING ON! The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings (6-2) are tied for the 5th best record in the NFL and have a share of the NFC North lead as we roll into Oakland to take on the suddenly not terribad Oakland Raiders and fellow sophomore quarterback phenom Derek Carr.We welcome Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) of The Daily Norseman back in to talk about the Lamarcus Joyner cheap shot on Teddy, the reputation of Gregg Williams and Jeff Fisher, how we can get a win Sunday in The Black Hole, and the absurdity of Stan Kroenke vs The Media's #Bathroomgate.All that and other "Belichick is M. Bison" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:18:46 11/10/2015
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings grabbed a share of the NFC North lead with a rough and tumble 18-15 overtime win Sunday over the St. Louis Rams. That should be the headline, but it's not. All Vikings fans already hated defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. But now we somehow hate him with the fury of a thousand suns after something-called-Lamarcus Joyner threw his elbow into Teddy Bridgewater's face as the second-year quarterback was sliding. Us Vikings fans cannot separate the fact that we have history with Captain Bountygate, but I try not to dwell on that storyline as our 6-2 Vikes have a solid young team with a great leader in Mike Zimmer and may make some noise come playoff team. Heal up, Teddy and let's roll.Other "Gregg Williams Should Be Deported to Mars" Talking Points Include* I love you Mike Zimmer. So so much.* LOL Green Bay* Teddy Before the Cheapshot* Where You At Mike Wallace?* The Offensive Line is Back!* Old Adrian Peterson is Like 2013 Kobe* Linval Joseph for MVP* Containing Todd Gurley* Trae Waynes is a UFO* Stefon Diggs Held Quiet* Zimmer going for the Morninwheg in OT (But it worked and was smart)* Random Game Thoughts* On to Oakland* Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love!All that and other "Start Over" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
41:04 11/8/2015
The Gurley-Adrian Tecmo Bowl is upon us and we got our man Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) of The Daily Norseman and Vikings Journal in the house to chat about the upcoming, sneakily important for the playoff picture match between our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings and the Los Angeles St. Louis Rams.We talk about the clash of two great defenses, if Teddy Bridgewater can put together a complete game, Aaron Donald or Anthony Barr, Nick Foles looking like John Heder, is Adrian Peterson actually a hindrance to this offense? And who has the edge in all of the various running back attributes: Todd Gurley II or Adrian Peterson in his prime?Arif and I also theorize that Todd Gurley might have his "Adrian-William Gay" moment on..... Sendejo.All that and other "We ALL have an uncle that looks like Jeff Fisher" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Read all of Arif's stuff at The Daily Norseman and Vikings Journal as well as listen to his podcast Norse Code.(Editor's Note: Audio update with current Arif interview. Not last week's! Props to listener Jacob for pointing it out for us.)Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:06:53 11/6/2015
The intrepid Lindsey Young (@LindseyMNSports) of Vikings Territory joined me at the house studio to talk a little Minnesota Fightin' Vikings, eat some of my fine home cooking (roast pork chops, mashed potatoes and roast squash FTW), and meet future President of the United States Mugsy "Football Baby" Carlson.All that and other "Lindsey has a Thaddeus Young jersey" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:06:50 11/5/2015
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings (5-2) are heading into the make-or-break portion of their schedule. Is this team a bunch of young pretenders or can they be legit contenders in Year Two of the Zimmer-Teddy Dynasty? We welcome back Di Murphy of The Daily Norseman to help sort things out.We chatted about: the Vikings doing nothing at the trade deadline (good), why Norv and Zim need to open things up for Teddy, how Kyle Rudolph's contract gets very interesting after 2016 (#FreePruitt), the fact that the Packers are vulnerable and can get got, and we also talk way too long about pizza and the Gophers' astonishing meltdown against Michigan.All that and other "Nick Foles looks like Napoleon Dynamite" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:06:12 11/4/2015
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings (5-2) currently have the 8th best record in the NFL and would be the 6-seed Wild Card if the playoff started today. The Los Angeles St. Louis Los Angeles St. Louis Rams (4-3) are currently the 7-seed. Which makes Sunday's game a VERY BIG F#$k*&% DEAL!!!! We welcome in Will Horton of Rams Herd and the Turf Show Times to chat about the upcoming showdown Sunday at The Bank. Will Adrian-vs-Gurley live up to the hype? How will Teddy Bridgewater fare versus the ferocious Rams defense anchored by non-human Aaron Donald? How will Mike Zimmer shut down Nick Foles? Why is Tavon Austin somehow a better NFL wide receiver than Cordarrelle Patterson? Will Will still be a Rams fan if/when they move to Los Angeles? I also trade Kyle Rudolph to the Rams for Jared Cook. And then cut Jared Cook. #FreePruittAll that and other "Todd Gurley's Not Even 100% Healthy" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
42:20 11/3/2015
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings earned an ugly win at the buzzer 23-20 over the Chicago Bears at Solider Field Sunday on the foot of Blair Walsh, who was perfect on the day. The Purple (5-2) now have two-straight divisional road wins in their pocket as we plow through the 2015 season towards the playoffs. We recap the game that broke the mythical 7-game losing streak in Chicago."Teddy Had a Tebow Game" Talkers Include* Teddy Bridgewater Was Good When It Mattered* Stefon Diggs is a Treasure* That Defense....* Adrian is Back to Being a Bulldozer* #FreePruitt* Eric Kendricks Love* Harrison Smith Messed Up* Props to Charles Johnson* Marcus Sherels Love* Hai, Blair Walsh* Rams Next. HOW ARE WE GONNA STOP TODD GURLEY?* Mike Wallace is not healthy.* Credit where it's due: Matt Kalil did well.* This Vikings offense leaves roughly 10 points a game on the field* Jerick McKinnon should be used like Dion Lewis* Great teams finish drives...* Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love!All that and other "Start Over" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
49:31 11/1/2015
We get it. Adrian likes shrimp. Just STOP EATING IT THE DAY BEFORE A GAME IF THAT REALLY IS WHY YOU GOT SICK.Speaking of shrimp, the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings' fortunes have been very small in Chicago, going winless in the Windy City since 2007. Arif Hasan swings in to talk about how the Purple can right the ship in Chi-town and improve to 5-2 on the season. We also get into the impact of rookies Eric Kendricks (NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for October) and the electric Stefon Diggs, how the Vikings are going to stop the beast Pernell McPhee, trades we'd like to see before the Tuesday deadline, and I share my World Famous Shrimp Cocktail recipe.All that and other "WHO'S GONNA COVER KEVIN WHITE???" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Read all of Arif's stuff at The Daily Norseman and Vikings Journal as well as listen to his podcast Norse Code.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
59:21 10/30/2015
Bacon, red meat and all processed meats cause cancer now. Don't care.What I DO care about is a long-form podcast talking Vikings and other Minnesota sports with Tom Schreier of Cold Omaha (with Di out sick this week). I chew the (bacon) fat with Tom about the outlook of the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings, why the Stefon Diggs-vs-Odell Beckham Jr will be a debate soon, a remembrance of the late Flip Saunders, a beat writer's take on Torii Hunter, and why the Vikings need to BRING BROCK VEREEN ON THE ACTIVE ROSTER AND START HIM OPPOSITE OF HARRISON.Warning: This episode is primarily Vikings based but we venture off quite a bit into Wolves and Twins.All that and other "We started Jim Bob Cooter" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:46:55 10/28/2015
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings got their second divisional road win since 2009 Sunday afternoon at Ford Field, rebounding from a slow start to top the Motor City Kitties 28-19. The Zimmer Hellfire Defense sacked Matthew Stafford seven times en route to a 2nd half defensive shutout as the Purple roll to 4-2 and hope to catch playoff momentum as we barrel along the 2015 campaign.Other "I Still Think It Was Shellfish" Talkers Include* #SnuffGate* Stefon F. Diggs* Teddy is Tougher Than a $2 Steak* The Zimmer Hellfire Defense Rebounded Well* Adrian is Feast or Famine. Like he always has been* Harrison Smith is the Best Safety in the League. Period.* Get Sendejo the Hell Out of There (#FreeVereen)* Cordarrelle Patterson is Done* Kyle Rudolph. No Comment* Points on the Table - Redzone Playcalling* Playoffs? Don't Talk About Playoffs* Can Diggs go back-to-back for Pepsi Rookie of the Week?* Hai, Blair Walsh* Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love!All that and other "Start Over" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
53:19 10/25/2015
Thee Arif Hasan makes his weekly pitstop to talk about our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings (3-2) and how we look to move two games above .500 in this 2015 season. Topics include: Why Stefon Diggs is the greatest thing since sliced bread, how Harrison Smith is somehow still underrated nationally, how the cornerback room will shake out with Captain Munnerlyn balling and Josh Robinson coming off of PUP, and if Vikings fans should fear Matthew Stafford getting back to just throwing up YOLO balls to Megatron as the crux of their offense.All that and other "The Twin Cities hottest club is SPY-SEE. This place has everything." nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Read all of Arif's stuff at The Daily Norseman and Vikings Journal as well as listening to his podcast Norse Code.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
50:32 10/23/2015
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are looking to get win cuatro of the 2015 campaign as they descend on Motown to take on the uno-and-five Detroit Motor City Kitties Sunday afternoon at Ford Field.We welcome back friend of the show Michael Grey (WBBL Grand Rapids) to talk about the Purple and the Blue and who will suck less in the Week 7 throwdown. Topics include: Is Stefon Diggs Antonio Brown? (Not Yet), Matthew Stafford should just YOLO the ball to Megatron like he's always done and if a banged up Lions defense can shut down Adrian (Loss of One) Peterson.All that and other "Mike Williams is fat" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
47:28 10/22/2015
Today is the day Marty McFly came to the future. So it makes sense that we go BACK to October 26, 1985 Di Murphy of The Daily Norseman makes her weekly stop to talk about everything Minnesota Fightin' Stefon Diggs Vikings related. We chat about the impact of the mercurial wideout and if he can sustain his initial success, how badly we want to get in on the Vikings Donut Club, how Harrison Smith is STILL somehow underrated, and if we're scared about going into Detroit to take on the (1-5) Motor City Kitties on Sunday.All that and other "Maple Long Johns FTW" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
51:28 10/21/2015
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings held off the Kansas City Chiefs 16-10 Sunday afternoon at The Bank in a game that more resembled a rugby match if said match had bad officiating, sloppy play, and was nearly unwatchable. But other than that, the game was great! A win is a win in the NFL and we dive into the reasons for the elevation to 3-2 and why we damn near lost it all. Other "Bye, Charles Johnson" Talkers Include* We Tried to Lose. The Chiefs Wouldn't Let Us.* Teddy Bridgewater Was Uneven* Oh Hai, Stefon Diggs* Adrian. Yuck.* The Zimmer Hellfire Defense Will Be the Best in the NFL* Sharrif Floyd is Elite & Underappreciated * Eric Kendricks First Start* #FreePruitt* Blair Walsh Didn't Mess Up. Cool. Way to do your job.* Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love!All that and other "A Win is a Win is a Win" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
45:39 10/18/2015
All six Minnesota Fightin' Vikings wide receivers may be active for Sunday's game versus the (1-4) and reeling Kansas City Chiefs. Mike Wallace is safe, but who will land the snaps for the rest of the season?THIS. IS VIKINGS WIDE RECEIVER IDOL.Arif Hasan stops by for his weekly spot to discuss who has the upper hand to win the honor of catching Teddy's balls, why offensive line play is terrible league wide, who will finally win the damn safety job opposite Harrison, and I rename NFL teams to more accurately depict their fanbase/city.All that and other "Kelly Clarkson is the best American Idol winner" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Read all of Arif's stuff at The Daily Norseman and Vikings Journal as well as listening to his podcast Norse Code.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
42:10 10/16/2015
Phil Mackey of 1500 ESPN swings in to chat about the 2-2 Minnesota Fightin' Vikings, why they (and fans) shouldn't be overlooking the Jamaal Charles-less Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday, and how the Purple look to fare down the stretch of 2015.We also get into his rise to power in Twin Cities sports talk radio (basically Narcos), the reaction to his infamous Adrian Peterson apology letter, what it's like to be the second most famous person in a relationship (ala Christian Ponder) and who would square off in his dream pro wrestling match.All that and other "LOL at Donovan McNabb's $88M Washington contract" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Listen to Mackey & Judd weekdays 9-1 on 1500 ESPN. The Touch Em All Podcast is available on iTunes.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:14:41 10/15/2015
Former Minnesota Golden Gopher and Baltimore Raven wide receiver Ron Johnson (FOX 9/KFAN) stopped in to talk about our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings as we come out of the bye week. We touched on what attributes make Teddy Bridgewater special, Ron ranks the current corps of Vikes wideouts, how Mike Zimmer's defense is starting to resemble the great Ravens defenses of the 2000s, and why his former teammate Jamal Lewis' 295 game might still be the NFL record.All that and other "Hot Pockets Suck" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
37:04 10/14/2015
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings (2-2) are off the bye week and are looking to get back to a winning record as we welcome in the suddenly faceless Kansas City Chiefs (1-4). With their superstar running back Jamaal Charles done for the season with a torn ACL, the Chiefs look to Charn... Charadr.... Running back C. West to help carry the load of a team that was already marginal on offense (even with Charles) and a usually solid defense that's suddenly tied for 30th in the NFL giving up 28.6 points per game.This seems like a favorable matchup at home, but us Vikings fans have seen these easy games go very kaddywampus. Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) stops in to talk about how we hope the Purple don't mess this up as we try to get win numero tres of the 2015 season.All that and other "Xavier in boxing gloves" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
54:15 10/14/2015
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings continue their Bye Bye Bye Week as we fans Drive Ourselves Crazy.THEE Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) swings by to talk a little Purple. Whether he liked the Gerald Hodges trade or Wants Him Back, if new center Nick Easton can help the offensive line get N*SYNC, why Norv needs to spend A Little More Time worrying about Teddy Dave Bridgewater, and we cast Vikings: The Sitcom.Editors Note: The episode will not be full of N*SYNC puns. This I Promise You.All that and other "Harrison is JT" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
38:59 10/9/2015
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings head into the Bye Week 2-2. With a quarter of the season already in the books, we need to do like every other show and hand out awards! But not everyone will get a trophy. Papa James Harrison approves. Di Murphy of The Daily Norseman joins me to hand out the hardware.The Quarter Season Categories Include:* Best Rookie (The Randy Moss)* Best Mascot (The NOT Ragnar)* Best Assitant Coach (The Mike Tomlin)* Least Valuable Player (The Fred Smoot)* Best Blogger (The Arif Hasan)* The Chris Walsh Fan Favorite Award* Best Position Group (The Purple People Eater)* Best Looking Player (The Scott Studwell)* Best Play (The Randy Moss)* Worst Play (The Jim Marshall)* The Jim Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award* Most Valuable Player (The Alan Page)All that and other "You Like Me, You Really Like Me" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
43:54 10/7/2015
Luke Inman of eDraft stops in to talk some Minnesota Fightin' Vikings to fill up the Bye Week with some audible goodness. We touch on how the offensive line can get right in two weeks (it probably can't), Teddy out-dueling Peyton Manning (no big deal), the new logjam at wide receiver, how that Zimmer Hellfire Defense is saving us, and if Blair Walsh is gonna get Scobee'd or Mason Crosby'd.We also dive into Luke's specialties of fantasy football and the rapidly approaching 2016 NFL Draft. Check out all of Luke's videos on the eDraft YouTube page.All that and other "12 Days Til Vikings Football" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:17:40 10/6/2015
Despite a valiant effort by the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings Defense and Teddy "Dave" Bridgewater, the Purple came up short Sunday afternoon in Denver 23-20. The Zimmer Hellfire Defense forced Peyton "Chicken Parm" Manning into two interceptions and his 2nd lowest QB rating of the season, but it wasn't enough in Mile High as a sluggish start, a faulty offensive line, and a lame kicker denied the Vikings a much sought after road win and leave them at 2-2 heading into the bye week. We discuss the gold and fool's gold from the game that was.Other "No Moral Victories" Talkers Include* My theory on why there were so many Vikings fans in Denver* That Zimmer Hellfire Defense Leads the Way* The Offensive Line Did Not* Anthony Barr is Becoming a Force* Harrison Smith is the Best Safety in the NFL* Teddy Ballgame* Mike Wallace BEASTED Today* Adam Thielen & Stefon Diggs Deserve to Eat* Robert Blanton is Still Blanton* Blair Walsh Needs a Fire Lit Under Him* Schedule After the Bye: 5-3 or 6-2 isn't crazy* Bye Week Podcast Schedule* Visit our new sponsor Stars Draft for Daily Fantasy Sports!* Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love!All that and other "We're On To The Bye Week" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
48:20 10/4/2015
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings (2-1) are set to face the endboss Peyton "Goro" Manning and the Denver Gelded Broncos Sunday afternoon in Mortal Kombat. Arif Hasan joins us to break down how the Purple can put Friendship aside and hit Peyton, FINISH HIM!!!, and come out of Mile High with a Flawless Victory.Also Scorpion is the best MK character, and I will fight you if you disagree.All that and other "GET OVER HERE" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
45:00 10/2/2015
Jenna King-Shepherd, wife of Minnesota Fightin' Vikings rookie offensive lineman Austin Shepherd, joined the show to talk about all things Purple (and some Crimson). We chatted about life as a football wife, the Austin Shepherd Foundation, transitioning to living in the Northstar State coming from Alabama, and I run her through a round of Minnesota Trivia! Be sure to check out Jenna's female-friendly Viking clothing line Pretty Wolf, dropping this fall. All that and other "ROLLLLLL VIKINGS & SKOL Tide" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast! An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
37:28 10/1/2015
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings (2-1) are on to Denver as we invade the undefeated Denver Broncos' Mile High perch and try to break the stallions in the late game Sunday afternoon. The Purple are 0-3 all-time vs Peyton Manning, while Mike Zimmer is 1-5 as a defensive coordinator.Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) of The Daily Norseman stops in to chat about the rekindled Zimmer Hellfire Defense, why Vikings Rubes need to relax on Teddy, how the Bears are a barren wasteland of nothingness that needs to be blown up & rebuilt, and how we both hate/respect the hell out of Aaron Rodgers. (Even though PFF only hate/hates him...)Gameplan for victory on Sunday All that and other "Start Over" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
58:52 9/30/2015
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings savored a tasty curb stomping of the San Diego Super Chargers 31-14 Sunday afternoon at The Bank. The Purple sealed the win in the second half with a solid running game and dominant defense that completely shut down Philip Rivers and the Bolts. We recap the action in our usual "Not too high/not too low" fashion!Other "Manti Te'o isn't real" Talkers Include* Adrian is Adrian* Vikings Fans Want The D* Trae Waynes First Action* Teddy Bridgewater Concerns* Wide Receiver Rotation* The Mandatory Offensive Line Talking Point* Chad Greenway Lifetime Achievement Pick-6* Kyle Rudolph: The Master of Getting 4 on 3rd & 6* Everson > Jared in His Prime? * Vikings fans had a right to boo because...* Blair Walsh didn't miss!* We woulda won by fitty if Ragnar had been there...* Visit our new sponsor Stars Draft for Daily Fantasy Sports!* Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love!All that and other "Start Over" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
46:36 9/28/2015
NFL records tend to fall when the San Diego Super Chargers and Minnesota Fightin' Vikings get together. Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) is back in the house for his Friday Football Preview as we look if Adrian can rush for 297 yards as #VikingsTwitter seems to think he can. In the first half. We also look at what the Chargers bring to the table and the key matchups that will help the Purple get a win on Sunday and maybe a little revenge for NORVVVV against his former employer.All that and other "Antonio Cromartie has more kids than Adrian" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
37:49 9/25/2015
There's always something with this damn team. Of course the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings would be the only team in professional sports history to have a contract dispute with an unofficial mascot that people never really paid attention too. Good job, Ragnar.Today on the show, I eviscerate Ragnar for demanding $20,000 per game for a gig he should have been happy to be earning only a paltry $1500 per, I list off ten possible mascot replacements, and go into my theory of why team mascots should always be in foam suits.Dave Berggren (@DaveBerggren) formerly of Kare 11 sports fame drops by to talk about actual football and how the Vikings can keep the positive momentum from Sunday flowing through the rest of the 2015 campaign.Wrapping up, Di Murphy (@DiMuprhyMN) swings in for her weekly spot as we chat about if Adrian can break his own single game rushing record of 296 yards versus the San Diego Super Chargers at home again.All that and other "Blair Walsh needs to thank Ragnar" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:19:11 9/23/2015
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings bothered the win column score keeper Sunday with an impressive 26-16 outlasting of the Detroit Lions Sunday afternoon at The Bank. Adrian "RB1" Peterson made his TCF Bank Stadium debut in a refreshing fashion, helping carry the Purple to a much needed win. We discuss the game and try not to gloat too much about Justin Trattou....Other "I TOLD YOU ABOUT TRATTOU" Talkers Include* The Defense Was A Zimmer Defense* Offensive Line Was Going Downhill (In a Good Way)* Adrian Looked Like "Adrian"* Teddy Looked Like "Teddy"* Captain Was Less Crappy Today* The Return Game Had a Day* Blair Walsh...* Brian Robison #ThrowbackSunday* Xavier Rhodes is Ready to Become #Elite* Getting Embarassing Monday Night Was Good* Fill-in-the-Blank: The Vikings win was ________.* Visit our new sponsor Stars Draft for Daily Fantasy Sports!* Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love!All that and other "Captain Sendejo" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
43:01 9/20/2015
Zimmer's got his "on to Detroit" shoes on as the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings (0-1) open the home season at The Bank Sunday vs the Detroit Lions (0-1). It's as close as you can get to a must win in a Week 2 game as the Purple try to bounce back from their non-appearance last Monday in San Francisco and the Lions lick their wounds from blowing a 21-3 2nd quarter lead in San Diego.The winner will have their season back on track. The loser's fan base will be ready to light cars on fire. They could also tie, but whatevs.For the Lions perspective, we got Michael Grey (@TheMichaelGrey) of 107.3 WBBL Grand Rapids in the house to talk about the mehness of Matt Stafford, how rumors of Megatron's demise are greatly exaggerated, and how Detroit could build a winning team if they simply RAN THE DAMN BALL. (Sound familiar?) He also has a Stone Cold Hot Take that will make some Vikings fans vomit if it comes to fruition.Vikings wise, we have our man Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) of Vikings Journal/Daily Norseman back in the hizzy to rap about how the Vikings rebound from that cratering by the Bay and how we match up against a formidable Lions squad Week 2.All that and other "Pray For Teddy" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:14:35 9/18/2015
After an evening of reflection, and copious amounts of chicken wings and beer, I've decided that I prefer Monday night's Minnesota Fightin' Vikings massive fail as opposed to a close game. I'll explain my flawless logic as Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) joins the show for her weekly spot.We chat about Adrian Peterson's usage, our confidence in Teddy Bridgewater bouncing back after a poor showing, and how Mike Zimmer not putting any of the blame on himself or the coaching staff is concerning and worth nothing.All that and other "blow in the bottom of the cartridge and hit reset" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
53:05 9/16/2015
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings started out the 2015 season with a turd in the punch bowl Monday night/Tuesday morning in Santa Clara, falling to the San Francisco 49ers 20-3 in a game that wasn't even that close. We recap the grease fire that was on today's show and promise not to be ALL doom and gloom!Also Mugsy threw up in my mouth towards the end of the show. So there's that...Other "The Vikings Had 6 Preseason Games" Talkers Include* Why I like watching games alone* The WORST kinds of Vikings fans* Blown Opportunities* Calling Out Mike Zimmer* Where Was Adrian?* Teddy Looked Like a Rookie Quarterback * The Offensive Line is as Advertised* Wide Receiver Group Was Grounded* The Defense Didn't Arrive in California* Anthony Barr - Lone Bright Spot* Sendejo Starting over Blanton. Mixed Bag* Special Teams Shined, But Opportunites Squandered* Blair Walsh......* Visit our new sponsor Stars Draft for Daily Fantasy Sports!* Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love!All that and other "Start Over" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
41:25 9/15/2015
Since our Vikings-Niners Preview episode is already up, we decided to fill the Monday slot with complete non-sense as Andy gives new nicknames to every player on the Vikings roster!Some Of The HighLights Include:* Teddy "Dave" Bridgewater* Stefon "CAN YOU DIG IT" Diggs* Jarius "Slotmachine" Wright* Kyle "Your Girlfriend Sneezed on Me At Training Camp" Rudolph* Sharrif "My Arms Aren't Short, They're Economical" Floyd* Marcus "Mighty Mouse" Sherels* Tune in for the other 65 nicknames!All that and other "Are You Ready for some Tuesday Morning Football?!?!" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
42:14 9/14/2015
The NFL season is on us like white on rice. We're still three days away from our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings taking on the San Francisco 4ers (the 9 retired) Monday night at the Field of Jeans, home of Super Bowl Fitty. To get a dual perspective, we got Vincent Frank (@VincentFrankNFL) of eDraft, Sportsnaut, and Forbes to stop by and drop some Niner knowledge on us as well as Arif Hasan's weekly spot. Other "The O-Line is Shakier Than a Subpar Pizza Buffet" Talkers Include* John Sullivan on IR DFR. What does it mean for the o-line?* Jarius Wright got PAID* Vikings San Francisco Memories!* Vincent Frank Talks 49ers -What the hell happened the the Niners? -Aldon Smith needs help. Ahmad Brooks is a shady dude. -What will Tomsula be? -Carlos Hyde will become an elite NFL running back. -What is a Jarryd Hayne? -Can Kaepernick take the next step? -FLY INTO THE GABBERT ZONE -Vincent: Adrian will break the single season rushing record in 2015 -Kaep or Teddy, RIGHT NOW? -Niners win on Monday if ________? * Arif Hasan for his regular Friday spot -What was Arif's nickname growing up? -Weight of the Sully injury -How will Jeremiah "Amish Paradise" Sirles fit in? -Wright was paid why? -Vikings have the fastest WR corp in the league -Roster breakdown. Surprises? -Adrian. Game One. What to expect? -Any surprises from Teddy & Norv during the regular season? #VikingsPistol -Vikings win on Monday if ________?* Hypothetical: What 5 NFL figures do you want with you on a desert island?* Four episode week next week!* Visit our new sponsor Stars Draft for Daily Fantasy Sports!* Bookmark us on Amazon & show some love!All that and other "See You In Santa Clara" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:22:07 9/11/2015
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are a mere 5 days away from trekking to the Land of Hippies & Silicon to begin the 2015 season, which will also hopefully end in the Land of Hippies & Silicon. Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) makes her weekly pit stop to talk some junk about the the 49ers, Vikings, and especially Cordarrelle. Leslie Frazier gets a random diss as well. Other "The Niners Miss Jerome Simpson" Talkers Include* Goodell is Incompetent = Water is Wet* The Niners black unis are garbage* The NFL is like the NCAA and FIFA* The only thing that could stop the NFL is game fixing* I was on with The Michael Grey Show on 107.3 KBBL yesterday* Dramatic Prediction: Who will score the Vikings first TD?* The Rooster cuts. What stuck out to you?* Sullivan injury concerning? Berger is JAG.* The starting middle linebacker is irrelevant* #44 is the best linebacker number. Period* Scott Studwell looks like Detective Stabler from Law & Order: SVU* Di: "Bloggers are professionals."* ANDY knows why you played in the final preseason game, Blanton* Robert Blanton is Jose Cuervo...* Di goes off on Cordarrelle* We Ninerize'd the Vikings (Spoiler: Not so bad)* Many of the Niners problems were self inflicted* America's newest favorite game: Niner or Nah?* Di battles the comment section warriors* Visit our new sponsor Stars Draft for Daily Fantasy Sports!* Support us on Amazon!All that and other "Gabbert-Watt-Ponder Sandwich" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
58:41 9/9/2015
The roster is trimmed and the practice squad is set for the 2015 Minnesota Fightin' Vikings. It's time to place some football! BUT before we do, gotta go over who made it, who didn't, who ended up on the practice squad, and what it all means. Other "I'm not mad, Papa Yank. Just disappointed" Talkers Include* Cuts from 75 to 53* No international practice squad spot, so WHY DID BABS STICK AROUND SO LONG?* Isame Faciane cut - Not ready for prime time* Tom Farniok gone - Arif Weeps* Tyrus Thompson & David Yankey are severe disappointments* Bye, Mike Mauti* Practice Squad set: Love me some Fruechte, Harris, Peters & Dom Williams* Hello Zach Moore! #OneOfUs* Jeremiah Sirles traded from San Diego* Random 53 Man Roster Thoughts* Taylor Heinicke wouldn't have made it through waivers, imo* Surprised Zach Line remains. Especially with 4 tight ends.* The roster's not done churning yet* LOVE YOU, JUSTIN TRATTOU* Edmond Robinson Appreciation Thread* Rumors Of Marcus Sherels' Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated* Visit our new sponsor Stars Draft for Daily Fantasy Sports!* Support us on Amazon!All that and other "Zach Moore brings a championship pedigree" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonPlay Daily Fantasy Sports with us at Stars Draft! http://purpleftw.com/starsdraftMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
32:54 9/7/2015
The 2015 Minnesota Fightin' Vikings preseason is in the books and now we are only 10 long-ass days away from actually FOOTBALL football when the boys in purple head out to Santa Clara to take on the San Francisco Shells of Their Former Selves next Monday night.Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) stops in for his weekly spot to touch on the upcoming season, who's in/out for the final 53 man roster, and we make fun of RG3.Other "We're Lucky We Got Kalil Instead of RG3" Talkers Include* Andy The Yellow* New Rating System - The #AndySnorkel Rating* Minnesota State Fair Food PFF Ratings* The Washington Dumpster Fire* What has Arif done for a scoop?* Will RG3 get cut?* Brady Free. What does this mean for Goodell?* Movement on the 53 Man Roster projections? (Spoiler: Nah)* Tyrus Thompson vs David Yankey at backup LT* Dominique Williams vs Matt Asiata* Fullback or Taylor Heinicke on the 53???* Will Matt Kalil & Mike Harris' decent preseason play translate?* Arif: Bad signs in Clemmings play* Robert Blanton is Denny's... I explain why* Heinicke love & analysis* What to expect from Adrian Peterson* ESPN Top 100 Rankings. ONLY ONE VIKING?* 2015 Season W/L Predictions Week-By-Week* Weekly Hypothetical - NFL Players as Presidential Candidates - Who Be Who?* Donald Trump is Cordarrelle/RG3* Visit our new sponsor Victiv for Daily Fantasy Sports!* Support us on Amazon!All that and other "See You In Santa Clara!" nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
51:08 9/4/2015
The Minnesota Fighting Vikings have one (ONE!) freaking preseason game left before the 2015 Season of Believin' kicks off two Monday nights from now in Santa Clara (and hopefully ends there too).Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) stops by to talk some Purple talking points, gust about Danielle Hunter, and play a lil Ya or Nah.Other "One More Free Skate Til Showtime" Talkers Include* Vikings down to 75. Were at 78 for Monday's show * Bye Bye Little Mike Kafka* The Taylor Heinicke Show Thursday* Di Murphy - How's school?* Cordarrelle gets repieve from the Governor* Teddy to Wallace & CJ* Danielle Hunter finally made a splash* I don't get the Trae Waynes over analysis.* Dominique Williams or Matt Asiata* Mike Mauti is done* The #Vikings are #23 on ESPN's Football Power Index. Good.* Sports reporting should be more than just reciting PFF ratings* Hodges, Barr, Greeway, Kendricks - LET'S GO* What's up with Blair Walsh?* Tennessee Titans: What are you excited to see?* DAVID COBB IS GONNA BE REALLY GOOD* Game Time: Ya or Nah? - 53 Man Roster Edition* LOL RG3. Although I kinda feel bad for him.* I Love/Hate Fantasy Football* Visit our new sponsor Victiv for Daily Fantasy Sports!* Support us on Amazon!All that and other "Watch Your Back, Teddy" on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
59:04 9/2/2015
The Minnesota Fighting Vikings prevailed 28-14 Saturday night in Dallas. The team also trimmed 11 names from their roster as the 75-man deadline looms on Tuesday afternoon. We recap the talkers from the game, who got cut (who should still be cut), and if you should feel bad for the Packers' injury woes.Other "8-0 in the preseason and a Dollar will get you a cup of coffee" Talkers Include* Zimmer goes 8 in a row for Mike Yeo* 11 Vikings cut. Banyard is the most surprising to me.* Who are the other 3 possible cuts to get to 75?* Roster trimming schedule* WTF, Blair Walsh?* Why not have the kicker & punter be the same guy?* Teddy To Wallace. Finally* Taylor Heinicke Love* Cordarrelle is NOT Back* Time to trade CP?* Secondary Hot Takes* Xavier Rhodes is becoming a corner you don't throw at* The Four Linebackers of the Apocalypse* 2nd Team Vikings Defensive Line vs Cowboys 1st Team O-Line* Tom Johnson Appreciation* The Run Game is Worrysome?* Why Isn't Zach Zenner a Viking?* Green Bay Injuries* Jordy Nelson is underrated because he's white* At Tennessee Thursday night to round out the Preseason* Visit our new sponsor Victiv for Daily Fantasy Sports!* Support us on Amazon!All that and other "Kendricks & Barr in the Nickel is unfair" on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
47:17 8/31/2015
Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) stops by to talk about the latest happens with the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings, project the first round of cuts down to 75 on Tuesday (and final 53), and preview Saturday's second to last preseason game against the Dallas Jerrys Cowboys. Other "WHAT THE HELL IS RUSSELL WILSON TALKING ABOUT?" Talkers Include* Bumper sticker idea: "Don't Hang Out With Ray McDonald"* The three kinds of people on Twitter* RIP Jeramie Gruber* Teddy will never be arrested. Believe that* Russell Wilson is 75% real. 25% fake. Teddy is 100% real.* If you're a female Vikings fan dating a Packers fan... You can do better, baby.* Is Adrian really LeBron or is he Shawn Kemp?* Goodnight, Cullen Loeffler.* Zimmer not changing game plan in preseason to cater to bottom of roster. Wise?* Arif & I compare 53 Man Roster Projections* Josh Thomas vs Shaun Prater* Zach Line should switch back to halfback: WHITE LIGHTNING!* Mike Mauti - End of the Road* The 75 Man Roster Game! Safe or Nah?!* Teddy wants to complete 70% of his passes this season. Feasible?* When's Mike Wallace going to get loose?* Hodges deserves to start at middle linebacker* Is Adrian's remorse really a facade? Reusse with the fastball.* Minnesota-Dallas could be a legit playoff preview * We quickly forgot all of the La'el Collins drama* Randy Gregory/Greg Hardy pass rush.* Is it REALLY all the offensive line?* Dallas: Orlando Scandrick out. Big? * Every team in the league loses their top 2 Qbs. Who wins the Super Bowl?* Visit our new sponsor Victiv for Daily Fantasy Sports!* Support us on Amazon!All that and other "Hodges Deserves The Mike chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
57:01 8/28/2015
Cris Carter spits some honest truth, Blair Walsh continues to be the problem no one wants to talk about, and I teach Di Murphy the origin of "Bye Felicia" on this Wednesday edition of Purple FTW! Also, the episode turned into a Nightranger tribute episode...Other "Adrian's Wilt Chamberlain, Not Lebron" Talkers Include* Cris Carter's "Have a fall guy" advice is... Good?* Blair Walsh needs to get his stuff together * Debut: The Gerald Hodges Factor* Adrian is not LeBron* Teddy to Charles Johnson is an important connection* Chase Ford balled in MyCole's absence (Rekindling my love for him)* Cordarrelle is worthless at this point* Booing Ponder is like talking smack about your ex when you're dating Kate Upton* Trading down in 2012 from 3 to 4 netted us: Jarius Wright and.... BLATON* Teddy wants to complete 70% of his passes* Shorter preseason? Nah* Randy Moss comeback?* Why wide receivers never know when to hang em up.* Di and I breakdown my Vikings 53-man Roster Projection* If Captain doesn't listen to Jerry Gray & Mike Zimmer... No* It's over, Mike Mauti* I like Brian Robison again...* Support the show by bookmarking us on Amazon!All that and other "Forever All Over Again, Chase Ford" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:10:36 8/26/2015
Mike Zimmer and the Minnesota Vikings continue their dominance over every preseason foe put in front of them... The Purple prevailed over the Oakland Raiders 20-16 Saturday night at The Bank in a game that featured bad weather, a stoppage of play, and Blair Walsh taking 10 points off the dinner table. Other "At Least Blair Walsh Got Paid" Talkers Include* Mike Zimmer's 7-0 preseason record means nada* Adrian Thinks he's LeBron James* I'm happy people didn't boo Ponder* Streaking during a rain delay is weaksauce & shouldn't count* Blair Walsh needs to get it together* TJ Clemmings did not have a good time...* Matt Kalil got a confidence builder, keeping Khalil Mack in check* Joe Berger is valuable* Teddy Has Vision Like Steve Jobs* Good to get Charles Johnson going* Where is Milke Wallace?* McKinnon hasn't looked great & Asiata hasn't been... Terrible?* Chase Ford lives!* What the heck's going on at middle linebacker? * Marcus Sherels is all-around valuable & Stefon Diggs is learning* Brian Peters is quickly becoming my new favorite* The Weekly Referendum on Trae Waynes* JUSTIN TRATTOU NEEDS TO MAKE THE 53 OR I WILL GO ON A HUNGER STRIKE* Cordarrelle didn't know where to line up on the spike play...* The Christian Ponder-Trent Richardson Read Option aka Musgrave's Revenge* Support the show by telling a friend & bookmarking us on Amazon!All that and other "I wanna hang with Everson" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
43:37 8/22/2015
Christian Ponder returns to Minnesota Saturday as the Oakland Raiders roll into The Bank to take on our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings in some preseason action. There are other (less funny) storylines coming into this third of five preseason games for the Purple Peeps, Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) joins us for his weekly spot to cover some of the main talkers.Other "Khalil vs Kalil" Talkers Include* More Than Words campaign winding down, still time to donate!* Arif's new theme song...* Christian Ponder back in Minnesota. The NFL schedule makers are LOLing.* Bykowski out, is Yankey next up at backup left tackle?* What's Scott Crichton going to bring to the table?* Danielle Hunter has been solid, despite few "gifable" plays.* Zimmer throws cold water on the Exum train.* Robert Blanton is William Hung?* Post Mecca Abdullah is my favorite indie band.* Anthony Barr back. What should we expect?* Waynes out of the nickel. Focusing on LCB.* Cordarrelle to Carolina? Who says no?* Derek Carr or Teddy Bridgewater?..... (Stop laughing)* Amari Cooper + Michael Crabtree could be a great combo.* Khalil-vs-Kalil *Cue Foreboding Music** What to look for Saturday.* Bottom of the roster: Who's alive & who's dead man walking?* Justin Trattau should play safety.* Can all the pectoral injuries be blamed on strength training? (Spoiler: No)* Vikings head strength & conditioning coach Evan Marcus is a scary dude.* Surprise to make the 53? Surprise cut? (I pick B-Rob)* Audie Cole vs Eric Kendricks. If a tie, who wins? All that and other "Please unblock me on Twitter, Sam Ponder" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
49:49 8/21/2015
Preseason rolls on for the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings and we do to as we ramp up for the 2015 season by getting into our brand new Monday-Wednesday-Friday format! Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) stops by for her first regular Wednesday appearance.Queen of The Shoes Talking Points Include* Jerome Simpson is DUMB* Teddy is as smooth as quality peanut butter* Christian Ponder returns to Minnesota (Dun dun dun)* The Phil Loadholt injury: Ripple Effects (#TeamClemmings #TeamShepherd)* Andy jokes about bringing Charlie Johnson back* Cordarrelle Patterson is done in Minnesota. Let's be real.* Eric Kendricks is redonkulous & has stepped up the games of Audie & Hodges* Anthony Barr injury. Concerned or nah?* New DE Khalil Mack vs Matt Kalil - The Khalil vs Kalil Bowl* Di talks about the Lynx & compares them to Vikings players* Bookmark us on Amazon & show us some love!All that and other "Teddy over Luck" fun on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
49:49 8/19/2015
Veteran writer Brian Hall (@MNBrianHall) recently joined the Vikings Terriory team, so now is the perfect time to get him on the podcast. Brian stops in to talk about his backstory and the #HireBrian movement as well as the recent happenings with the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings. How will the Loadholt injury affect things on the offensive line, how Christian Ponder will be greeted upon his return to Minnesota Saturday, will Adrian buck the trend of 30-year running backs hitting the wall, why Vikings fans should pump the brakes on Trae Waynes, and "How's Teddy Look?".All that and other "I'm as crazy as Everson" fun on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
47:17 8/17/2015
The Minnesota Vikings topped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26-16 Saturday at The Sauna... I mean The Bank. Mike Zimmer extends his career head coaching preseason record to a robust 6-0, but it came at a price as veteran road-grading right tackle Phil Loadholt was lost for the season with a torn achilles. The much maligned offensive line now has a new set of obstacles. Who's gonna step up? TJ Clemmings? Austin Shepherd? Babs? (Not Babs)We dig into the NEW problematic offensive tackle position for the Vikings as well as touch on other "Not-so Famous Jameis" talking points on today's recap show.Other "Get well soon, Uncle Phil" Talkers Include* MIKE ZIMMER IS STILL UNDEFEATED IN THE PRESEASON* The Dogra Bowl - Welcome back Leslie Frazier* Phil Loadholt done for the year, career as a Viking?* Will TJ Clemmings step up?* Matt Kalil said football is fun again* Teddy looked sharp & in command* Was it Zach Line's birthday?* McKINNON MAY NEVER SCORE AN NFL TD* WTF, Cordarrelle?* Stefon Diggs is a lot of fun to watch* Blanton is going to start, but it's close* Marcus Sherels is under-appreciated. We don't deserve him.* We are very lucky to have Tom Johnson* Long snapper: No one cares. Just pick one.* Taylor Heinicke. Me likey.* Good things happen when Gerald Hodges is on the field* Don't bet against Adam Thielen (You can bet against Fruechte though)* Eric Kendricks is an animal* Give me Brian Peters over Mike Mauti & Brandon Watts #SorryNotSorry* Amazon - Bookmark us & show some love!All that and other "Next Man Up" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
47:53 8/16/2015
Training Camp is over. REAL football is inching closer and our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are gearing up to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saturday night at The Bank in our 2nd preseason game of the season. Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) joins us for the first of his weekly Friday Football FTW! appearances this season. He'll drop some knowledge on us about Mankato wrapping up, Hall of Fame Game analysis, as well as if Tom Brady's uuuuugly courtroom drawing will knock him and Garoppolo from their perch as the best looking quarterback depth chart in the league.Other "Here Comes Isame Faciane" Talkers Include* RIP Bill Zimmer* Arif Hasan in the house!* Eddie Lacy is fat* Airport Chilis to-go breakdown in 3..2..1..* Hall of Fame Game Takeaways* Eric Kendricks is legit* Audie Cole is the all-time preseason MVP* Slow the roll on Trae Waynes* Stefon Diggs looked good, but....* ...Marcus Sherels ain't dead yet* Isame Faciane should make the practice squad as an OG* Mike Harris is solidifying that starting right guard spot* Offensive line clarity* Why was Thursday practice so bad?* Who won jobs this week? * Why can't Antone Exum beat out Robert Blanton?* Jabari Price love. Arif gloats. Andy cries.* What to look for vs Tampa Bay* Gerald McCoy vs Harris will be the REAL test* Teddy *should* see more playing time on Saturday* Andy's Matt Kalil Confidence Conspiracy* Who's the backup left tackle? Tyrus Thompson? David Yankey?All that and other "I guess we're not getting sponsored by the airport Chilis to-go" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherBookmark us on Amazon & show some love! http://purpleftw.com/amazonMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
40:20 8/14/2015
The Hall of Fame Game went down Sunday night in Canton, Ohio. Our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings came out on top of the Pittsburgh Steelers 14-3 in a game that quenched the collective thirst of a the football world, even though it featured no Adrian Peterson or Ben Roethlisberger and something-calle Landry Jones played the whole darn game. There's a lot of positives and some false-negatives to pick through for our team in purple, and we do so in our first game recap show of the 2015 season.Other "The Hall of Jerome Bettis" Talking Points Include* Vikings defeat the Steelers 14-3* Mick Tingelhoff love from Purple FTW! (240 straight starts!)* Fran Tarkenton's introduction speech was ELITE* Adrian in full uniform, but didn't play* Cris Collinsworth is underrated, but...* Teddy Bridgewater looked smooth as creamy peanut butter* Jerick McKinnon is going to be more involved and electric* Calm down on Trae Waynes, please.* Remember, Xavier Rhodes was hot garbage until about Week 4 last year* I'd rather have a cornerback who's too aggressive & grabby than too passive* 2nd Half was the Stefon Diggs Show* Don't count out Marcus Sherels yet* MyCole Pruitt is going to be a special player* Eric Kendricks has made Audie Cole & Gerald Hodges better via young competition* Brian Peters love* Special teams questions: Jeff Locke stanks* Matt Kalil looked OK. Has some easy preseason spots to gain confidence* Jabari Price is a G* Adam Thielen could be legit* I liked how TJ Clemmings looked* Shamar Stephen & Tom Johnson are 1s going against 2s and 3s* Joe Banyard - What could have been* Taylor Heinicke looks smoother and more in command than Mike Kafka* Bookmark our Amazon Link to show some love!All that and other "Brian Peters over Mike Mauti" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
44:56 8/9/2015
Our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings take the field Sunday vs the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Hall of Fame Game, kicking off what hopes to be 27 straight weeks of football for our favorite team in Purple (do the math). I chimed in with a quick episode recapping a few training camp stories and what I'm going to be looking for Sunday in Canton.Other "Win one for the Mick" Talking Points Include* Donald Trump & Mike Priefer both want to "Build a Wall"* Props to Mick Tinglehoff* We're luck to have Paul Allen, Pete Bercich, and Greg Coleman* The Mike Wallace Bowl?* This ain't your father's Steelers team* Training Camp quick hits* Is Anthony Barr's knee a concern? Should #VikingsTWitter freak out?* Teddy Bridgewater gun slinging YOLO style Tuesday night* Teddy has love for Stefon Diggs. Will they see the field together Sunday?* If NFL coaches were earning $10 a game + a ham sandwich, Mike Zimmer would still be coaching* Top 5 Guys I'll Be Watching Sunday (Besides Waynes & Diggs) -Danielle Hunter (aka Michael Johnson 2.0) -Eric Kendricks - Can he win the Mike? -MyCole Pruitt - My new boo (Sorry, Chase Ford) -Jerick McKinnon - Lighting to Adrian's Thunder? -Gerald Hodges - Can HE win the Mike?* Big shoutouts to our listeners and extra props to our internationals!All that and other "Green Jacket, Gold Jacket" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
34:46 8/6/2015
I had a ton of fun hanging out in Mankato for the weekend at Vikings Training Camp. It was great to meet some previous guests on the show, record a few live podcasts, and take in our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings squad from the sidelines. Mentioned this before, but even the more butt-hurt/pessimistic Vikings fans should have reason to believe this year. We have a talented young squad lead by a platoon of teachers and leaders, which is a great combination for sustained success. It was a great experience and big props to Vikings Territory and Vikings PR for helping make it happen. I prattle on about a few of my observations."Asiata bumped into me and got one yard after contact" Talking Points Include* Adrian is ready.* Teddy is a smooth operator, but overly cautious at times.* Left tackle is the main issue with this team.* Matt Kalil is a super nice guy. Not sure if he loves football.* The jury's gonna be out on Trae Waynes for a while.* Offensive Line shakeups not over yet.* An "unconditioned" Anthony Barr is still nuts.* Right guard may not be decided anytime soon.* Stefon Diggs is special. Poor man's Antonio Brown?* Charles Johnson & Xavier Rhodes have greatly benefited from going at each other every practice.* Tune in for the other 30 Andy Observations!All that and other "Love Me Some Mankato" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
46:20 8/3/2015
The annual Vikings Training Camp Night Scrimmage has wrapped up and we roll back into the Boulder Tap House Mankato to recap the action. Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL), Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman), and Benson (Benson) join in and talk about the #VikingsAfterDark Action at the night scrimmage, surprising aspects about Adrian Peterson's return, drunk guy analysis from the stands (Technique, Rhodes! Technique), and "How does Teddy work?". Also I saw Adrian rolling around on the infamous Funky Duck. We need to have a very frank and honest discussion about this. We also debate the Top-5 teams with the most handsome quarterback depth chart. (Spoiler: Patriots are #1. With a bullet)All that and other "Rick Spielman Almost Ran Me Over With A 4-Seat Golf Cart" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
44:49 8/1/2015
The infamous deadzone of time between Saturday's morning walkthrough and the Vikings night scrimmage is upon us. Luckily we have Daniel House (@DanielHouseNFL) of Vikings Corner to drop some knowledge on us while we chill at the beautiful Boulder Tap House Mankato.We jawed about shakeups on the offensive line during the morning walk through, anything learned from Adrian's media availability, nuggets of info Mike Zimmer dropped during his press conference today, what to look for at tonight's night scrimmage, and we do some way too soon projecting at linebacker, cornerback, and safety. Oh and MyCole Pruitt is my new man crush. #HeGotMikeTolbertLegsAll that and other "David Yankey is shaped like Gru" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
41:43 8/1/2015
Purple FTW! has arrived in Mankato and we got football gurus Arif Hasan, Sam Ekstrom, & Luke Inman to join us LIVE at the Boulder Tap House to recap the training camp winners & losers so far, predictions on how the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are rounding into form, and how they're lining up headed into Saturday's night scrimmage. I also explain my Matt Kalil pizza conspiracy theory... Also Mankato Trivia!All that and other "cameo from the waitress" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
53:53 7/31/2015
Thursday's an off day for the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings in Mankato, but we're still on the grind with our man Daniel House (@DanielHouseNFL) of Vikings Corner. He stops in to recap the first week of Vikings Training Camp, show a little love to the nice surprises of camp (Danielle Hunter, MyCole Pruitt, Mike Wallace, Gerald Hodges, and Antone Exum), as well as some of the not so great surprises (You'll never guess who...).All that and other "Is Yankey International?" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
29:14 7/30/2015
The Minnesota Vikings continue to grind on in absolutely, in no shape or form, not hot and humid Mankato - The Crown Jewel of South Central Minnesota. Eric Thompson (@Eric_J_Thompson) of the Daily Norseman joins the show to talk about his exploits at Training Camp, which players are rising in Mankato (Teddy, Diggs, Kendricks, Exum) and which are falling (Kali, Babs, Waynes), as well as what it's like to walk away from exploding fire (the worst kind of fire) with Arif Hasan.All that and other "Eric is a VIP" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
41:18 7/30/2015
Our Minnesota Vikings Training Camp coverage rolls on (on down the line) with Austin Belisle (@austincbelisle) joining us talking about his journey from California to experience a real state. We also dig into what he saw during the fan tour of the new US Bank Stadium (The USB) pad, how the Vikings looked this afternoon in Mankato, and what it's like to be a foot+ taller than our homegirl Lindsey Young. Oh, and all of the awesome stuff he's been writing at Vikings Territory too.All that and other "Mankato is South" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
29:28 7/29/2015
Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) of eDraft and Cold Omaha rejoins the show to give us an update LIVE from Mankato as our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings continue their pursuit of the 2015 brass ring. (Or completely gaudy, blinged out Super Bowl Ring, but you know what I mean.)Luke hits us with updates on the freshly paid Adrian Peterson return, the start of the second camp for young Teddy Bridgewater, Eric Kendricks looking like a beast in coverage, Trae Waynes struggling early on (as ALL rookie cornerbacks do), and if Cordarrelle Patterson is going to cash in on his last chance with Mike Zimmer and the Vikings.All that and other "Love Me Some Mankato" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
25:29 7/28/2015
I had the good fortune to sit in with The Wake Up Call with Cold Omaha on 105 The Ticket Sunday. We talked a ton about Vikings Training Camp, the upcoming NFL season, and I even gave my own STONE COLD HOT TAKE. Big thanks to Sam Ekstrom, Tom Schreier, and Zach Wright. Those guys work their butts off at 105 to give Minnesota sports talk fans some diversity. AND they put up with me for an honor, so they should be in line for sainthood. Show them some love every Sunday from 8-11am by tuning in on 105.7/105.3/105.1 FM or hit their live player. [Audio used with permission]An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcher
44:03 7/28/2015
Training Camp is a time to figure things out. I have a laundry list of things I want to shake out in Mankato and I'll rattle a few off on the podcast. We'll also talk about our production schedule for this week (at least one episode a day!), as well as rough outline of our Mankato adventure this weekend, and us singing the praises of Boulder Tap House. A place ya'll should come swarm us after each Vikings practice. Do it. A Few of the 37 Thing I Want to Figure Out in Mankato Include* Nothing about Adrian* "How does Teddy look?"* How much does Chad Greenway have left?* That Zimmer Hellfire Defense in year two.* Who wins at right guard? Harris - Berger/Yankey/Thompson/Shepherd/ FUSCO?* With Clemmings staying at tackle, could he be the eventual replacement for Loadholt/Kalil?* What's Stefon Diggs gonna be?* What's the deal with Spielman's arms?* Will Trae Waynes even start as a rookie?* Cordarelle has one strike left. Will he strike out?* Tune in for the other 27!All that and other "Love Me Some Mankato" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
56:37 7/27/2015
It's time! It is time for the only camping that Andy actually likes to do. The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings report to Mankato on Saturday to begin the hopefully fruitful 2015 campaign. Andrew Krammer (@Andrew_Krammer) - Vikings writer at 1500 ESPN as well as BAWS on their Purple Podcast - joins the show to drop some knowledge on us before the Vikings Nation descends on the Jewel of South Central Minnesota that is Mankato.Counting Down the Days Topics Include* Purple FTW!'s plans for Mankato* Come see us at the Boulder Tap House July 31st - August 2nd!* I'm gonna be on 105 The Ticket's The Wake Up Call with Cold Omaha Sunday at 10am* Andrew Krammer: What's his story* Andrew is Kenny Albert* Initial thoughts on the "new" Adrian Peterson deal* Never play poker or 3-card monty with Rick Spielman* The main Vikings stories headed into camp* Some love & optimism for Matt Kalil* Offensive line Week 1: Left to Right* Who wins the right guard spot? (Surprise contender)* Will Phil Loadholt be a Viking in 2016?* Worries about TJ Clemmings' health* Teddy Bridgewater Year 2: Reasons for optimism are lengthy & multiple* NORV!!!!!!!!!* Advantage: Middle/bottom of the roster matchups* Andrew's STONE COLD HOT TAKE - WR Edition* The Gauntlet* CB depth chart Week 1: Who's the starters, nickel & dime?* Over/Under 1300 yards rushing Adrian this year?* Over/Under 35 offensive touches for Cordarrelle Patterson* Over/Under 1.5 Zimmer Dog Houses for Mike Wallace* Bigger year 2: David Yankey, Scott Crichton or Antone Exum* Anthony Barr or Jadeveon Clowney going forward. Who ya got?* Least likely to stay on the 53: Marcus Sherels or Adam Thielen* 2015 Mr Mankato Top 3: Win. Show. Place.* Who's more of a crotecty old man Judd or Reusse?* Has Mackey gone soft?* Derek Wetmore kinda looks like Detlef Schrempf* You can listen to Andrew & the rest of the 1500 crew on the Purple Podcast (We raise all boats)All that and other "Dogra thinks he won!" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
51:33 7/23/2015
US Bank Stadium, the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings new stomping grounds, is flying through construction and the new addition to the Minneapolis skyline is nearing completion. We had our man Sam Ekstrom (@SamEkstrom) -- Cold Omaha and 105 The Ticket -- back on the show to talk about his recent media tour of the new digs as well as squawk about our favorite local professional football team as the Vikings are set to invade Mankato at the end of the week.Counting Down the Days Topics Include* Purple FTW! T-Shirt Available for Pre-Order!* Amazon, Baby* No Vikings arrests so far this "offseason"* ESPN is becoming a daytime infomercial* Media Tour of US Bank Stadium (aka The USB)* New features of the stadium taking shape* Ultra-lounges? Cool.* Say something nice about Mankato* What's the buzz heading into training camp?* Will any safety (besides Harrison) pass the BTB (Better-Than-Blanton) Scale?* How will the offensive line battle shape up? #TeamAustinShepherd* Will Babatunde Aiyegbusi make the 53?* Wide receivers: Who will make the cut? #TeamThielen* Cordarrelle = Josh Cribbs until further notice* NFC North: Who do you fear?* Matt Miller ranks Blanton as the 7th best safety in the NFL (Dohkay)* "Russell Wilson probably has a necklace of ears"* McKinnon's usage with Adrian back?* Sam's STONE COLD HOT TAKE 2.0 (This one is HOTTTTT)* Surprise cut of camp will be who?* Surprise riser of camp will be who?* Do we care that the Pluto mission cost less than the new stadium?* I got followed by Blanton on Twitter* What's coming up from Cold Omaha?All that and other "This is the only camping I like" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:23:47 7/20/2015
I was multi-tasking today and got Uncle Nick (@nickasun) on the phone to ask me Minnesota Fightin' Vikings related questions while I cooked some homemade General Tso's Chicken & Lo-mein. Yes. This really happened and it turned out damn good. The food that is!Sweet & Spicy Questions Include* Which team or teams outside the NFC north poses the biggest threat?* What do you think will be the vikings record verses the NFC north this season* Which QB will have a better statistical record this year? Teddy or Wilson* Will the home record be better or worse this year compared to last? (5-3) last year* Which WR/TE will receive the most yards?* Which WR/TE will receive the most touchdowns?* Who will be the better back up RB? Mckinnon, Aisiata, banyard* Most points Vikings will score in a regular season game?* Who will last longer with the vikings? Wilfs, Zimmer or Speilman?* Which player seems to be most likely traded mid-season?All that and other "Kikkoman soy sauce is the ONLY soy sauce" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
31:14 7/18/2015
What do you do when you're out of material & have no guest lined up? A MAILBAG! We put it out to you the listeners and we came back with some great Vikings, food, and life related questions.Andy Was Lazy and Did a Mailbag Questions Include:* What to watch for in this year's preseason?* Even after the draft, are there concerns with the roster?* How do I convince my gf to go to a Vikings game when we do Honeymoon drive around the US?* F-Marry-Kill: Zimmer, Spielman, Teddy* Gas or charcoal?* Realistically when can we hope to take back what is ours? The NFC North?* What fruit do you not have with breakfast?* Who wins in an arm wrestling contest: Everson Griffen or Danielle Hunter or [me]?* 2015 Statline predictions for the major Vikings* Would you rather the Vikings win the Super Bowl this year & in 2018, or [my daughter] get into an Ivy League school?* Game Day Food?* What 80s rock song best describes your feeling about the 2015 season?* Also promo our Mankato dates, support us on Amazon!, and listen to the Dad Mode PodcastAll that and other "Is it Mankato Time Yet? on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
38:06 7/13/2015
Vikings linebacker and all-around great guy Chad Greenway (@chadgreenway52) joins the show to talk football, philanthropic work with his Lead the Way Foundation, the #MoreThanWords campaign, and his upcoming Day to Reach football camp. Other "Chad Could've Been a Gopher" Talking Points Include* The Regional Boy Done Good backstory* Glen Mason didn't offer Chad a scholarship* The genesis of the Lead the Way Foundation* Day to Reach: A well-rounded football camp* The Lake Minnetonka boat rescue story* The #MoreThanWords campaign in concert with Vikings Territory, The Daily Norseman, Vikings Journal, Vikings Corner & The Vikings Age* Breakdown of the Chad's Locker Program* Chad's thoughts on the 2015 Vikings* Is Mike Zimmer the "ZIMMER" we see in the media?* Impact of Adrian Peterson's return* What's different about Teddy Bridgewater* Eric Kendricks assessment* Coolest moment giving back: TendHER Heart Luncheon* What will Chad do after he retires from football?* When is retirement?...* "The Andy & Chad Show"???For more information on the programs run by Chad Greenway's Lead the Way Foundation, visit chadgreenway.org.To donate to the #MoreThanWords campaign & help us reach our goal of $10,000, hit it here!All that and other Vikings & Giving Back chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
40:17 7/7/2015
Matt Vensel (@mattvensel) of the Star Tribune joins the show to talk about our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings as we count down the days until we're back in the hood in Mankato ready to launch this 2015 season into orbit. This year's version of 4th of July has come and gone (without any Vikings pulling a JPP, FTW), so grab some leftover BBQ, toss some aloe on the sunburns, and listen to some Purple FTW! goodness!Other "Clark Griswold was a Vikings Fan, not a Bears fan" Talking Points Include:* Training Camp dates for us (July 31st - Aug 2nd)* 2015 Sponsor Prospectus* Chat with Matt Venzel* His background, why Minnesota?* What was it like meeting Sid for the 1st time?* How was the 1st year covering the Vikings? Teddy/Zim/NORV* Thoughts on the Adrian drama "ending"* Adrian/McKinnon Backfield split* Mike Wallace - Run Fast & Shut Up* Preview of Mankato* Week 1 Offensive Line is ____?* Position battles to watch for (Blanton vs... ANYONE, one time?)* Matt Kalil takes* Matt's STONE COLD HOT TAKE* Over/Under 1300 Rushing Yards for Adrian Peterson this season?* When does Harrison get extended?* Bigger Impact in 2015: Trae Wayne or Eric Kendricks?* Who has a longer stay in Minnesota: Mike Zimmer or Matt Venzel?All that and other "Josh Robinson tore a pec holding back history" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:02:55 7/6/2015
Resident cinefile Uncle Nick (@nickasun) drops in to talk about our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings and compare them to movies. Contrasting athletes with pop culture is a long-standing tradition here at Purple FTW!, so tune in and check out our Top-10 Movies/Players and chime in. Maybe you have a few to top us!All that and other "Mike Zimmer is ALWAYS Clint Eastwood" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
31:32 6/29/2015
Dave Schwartz (@Dave_Schwartz) of Kare 11 sports fame joins the show to talk about the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings, Bowties, and I explain what a PhunkeeDuck is.Other "Uptown. PhunkeeDuck. Uptown PhunkeeDuck." Talking Points Include:* Whatever a PhunkeeDuck is, it looks stupid* Amazon Shoutout to JP!* Dave Schwartz * Dave went to Hobart. Which is NOT Hogwarts* Backstory, how did he get his start?* Is sports news as fun as he makes it seem?* Quick Wolves Chat: Karl-Anthony Towns + Tyus Jones #OneOfUs* Oddest Vikings offseason he's covered?* What it was like covering "Favre Watch"* Visanthe Schiancoe eats chicken wings weird* Thoughts on the Adrian Saga Wrapping Up* Second chance for Adrian Peterson* What to expect from Teddy in 2015* Cordarrelle Patterson is boom or bust this year* Thoughts on the Draft* Biggest question mark remaining: Offensive Line* Biggest Surprise So Far: Mike Wallace* Dave's STONE COLD HOT TAKE* The Gauntlet* Do Adam Thielen & Marcus Sherels have to worry?* Dave compares his hockey game to Matt Cooke. Take note, #WildTwitter* Josh Robinson's Social Media Gaff* #BuyDavesTies for Parkinsons Research - http://www.parkinsonmn.org/2015/04/01/buydavesties/All that and other "6 Weeks Til Training Camp Seems Like a Lifetime" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
50:58 6/26/2015
Chris Schad (@crishad) of Cold Omaha & 105 The Ticket stops by to talk some Vikings mandatory mini-camp and the outlook for the Men of the North as we furiously race towards the 2015 season.Other Mandatory Talking Points Include* My welcome back from "paternity" leave* How Chris got started in writing and Cold Omaha/105 The Ticket* Thoughts on the 2014 7-9-0* Adrian back. What does it mean?* What does this mean for McKinnon* Teddy Year 2* Teddy is GUMP* Thoughts on the Draft. Did Spielman do it again?* What will happen with the offensive line?* Could Tyrus Thompson be the surprise of the rookies?* Position battles you're pumped for?* Why should Vikings fans be optimistic this season?* Chris' STONE COLD HOT TAKE* The Gauntlet* Over/Under 1350 yards from Adrian this season?* Who will lead the team in sacks this season?* Over/Under 0.5 Super Bowl wins for the Vikings in the next three seasons?All that and other "6 Weeks Til Training Camp Seems Like a Lifetime" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter: @PurpleForTheWin - http://twitter.com/purpleforthewinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! http://purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out http://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:02:01 6/22/2015
This was an interview I did with former Vikings running back Darrin Nelson on Football Convos. We talked Vikings, Bud Grant, Bill Walsh, Stanford, being one of the first dual threat running backs in the NFL, and his election to the College Football Hall of Fame.An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
33:54 6/19/2015
Note: This is a throwback episode from August 5, 2014. Thoughts are still applicable though! The Minnesota Vikings have a fresh start with new head coach Mike Zimmer and future franchise QB Teddy Bridgewater.I believe the Vikings have a 4-year window to win a Super Bowl.Listen in and find out why.An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
27:33 6/17/2015
Last offseason we had an ongoing segment called "Andy Talks Potential Future Franchise Vikings Quarterbacks and Compares Them to Restaurants". Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater was Manny's Steakhouse because he'll be expensive, but damn worth it. Listen to the Nostradamus like pontificating.An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
16:15 6/15/2015
Scoutng report on the newest addition: Margaret (Mugsy) Elaine Carlson!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
11:54 6/9/2015
The Minnesota Vikings have had 34 quarterbacks start games for this illustrious franchise. Andy ranks them #1 all the way through #34. There are a few Hot Takes in the rankings, most notably who's at #32, #7, and #2 overall. (That's a tease)The Ranking Criteria Include (But are not limited to):* Statistics* Short Greatness vs Extended Averageness* Lofty Expectations vs None* The Grandma Scale?* Andy's Personal OpinionSo enjoy the rankings! If you agree or disagree, please let us know in the comment setion or hit me up on Twitter @AndyCarlsonShow or @PurpleForTheWin!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
54:13 6/1/2015
Adrian Peterson went on a Twitter rant Thursday afternoon. Some people were confused about what he was talking about. Good thing Andy's mutant power is being able to decipher people's tweets. He translates them for us on this mini-episode of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
17:07 5/28/2015
As an homage to the great David Letterman, we present our Top 10 List of Things that Adrian Peterson does not show up for besides OTAs! An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
03:12 5/27/2015
Intrepid reporter Lindsey Young (@LindseyMNSports) rejoins the show to talk Vikings OTAs, the latest Adrian drama (he's gonna retire now? Dohkay), as well as her latest interviews with former Vikings head coach and garage sale legend Bud Grant, Polish phenom Babatunde Aiyegbusi, and superstar Andy Carlson. Other Retirement Talking Points Include:* Randy Moss does a cool thing* OTAs underway today at Winter Park* Adrian Peterson not there (he never is tho)* I don't think it's about the money anymore with Adrian* Will Adrian go nuclear and retire?* Top 10 Things that Adrian Peterson does not show up for besides OTAs* Lindsey Young Chat* Her interview with Bud Grant. Biggest surprises?* What was it like to talk to Babs?* Highlight from MY interview.* Dream Job: What if the Hawks came calling?* Would she rather be Sid or Michele Tafoya* Randy Moss signing autographs for Tyrone Carter's football camp* Adrian Drama ThoughtsAll that and other "Adrian knows he doesn't get paid if he retires, right?" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
58:27 5/26/2015
The Vikings currently have 89 players on their 90-man roster. Since everything on the interest nowadays is lists and rankings, we're going to rank the currently Minnesota Fightin' Vikings players 1-89 on today's show! I've devised a ranking system dubbed The Andy Scale (The AS) to suit our purposes. It is HIGHLY scientific.There are seven factors that go into The AS. They are:* Predicted 2015 Impact* Estimated Future with the Vikings* Ceiling* Attitude* Health* Zimmer Doghouse Ability* The Grandma FactorAll the categories will be explained in depth and the scores & rankings of all 89 Minnesota Fightin' Vikings will be revealed on ONE episode (we don't chunk it out like some TV shows) on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
01:06:54 5/22/2015
In the inaugural edition of the Purple FTW! Mailbag, I answer some of your questions tossed in through Twitter, Facebook, and the Purple FTW! Voicemail. Talkers include: * Did the Vikings do a good job filling needs in the offseason?* Trades that could still be made in 2015* Would I do ____ for a Vikings Super Bowl?* The affects of Fusco moving to left guard* Why I got into podcasting* Why I refuse to watch "The Avengers"A fun little bite sized morsel to get your through the midweek hunger pains. Eat up!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
27:16 5/20/2015
In the theme of Mad Men, Sam Ekstrom (@SamEkstrom) of 105 The Ticket and Cold Omaha joined the show to make it two dark, handsome, mysterious, and creative dudes talking about Minnesota Fightin' Vikings football. No smoking though because: 2015. And no drinking brown liquor because: 9am on a Monday. (Okay maybe a little brown liquor)Also in the theme of the final season of Mad Men, I broke up the chat into two parts. Please enjoy! Preferably while sipping an ice cold Coca-Cola.Part I Talking Points Include:* Do you watch Mad Men?* Intro to Sam: Why the Vikings? * Start with 105 The Ticket and Cold Omaha* Takeaways from the 2014 season* What's Teddy Bridgewater's ceiling? Current QB comparisons? * In-depth ON THE FIELD Adrian Peterson talk* What does AP have left for 2015?* What's the ideal way he'll be used in the offense?Part II:* 2015 Draft notes* How many instant contributors out of this year's draft?* Is Zimmer THEE long term guy? What about Norv?* I ask sam about the future of Cold Omaha and 105 The Ticket. Where will both be in 5 years?* Sam's STONE COLD HOT TAKE (It's a HOT one)* The Gauntlet* Mild degenerate gambling chatter. Craps FTW* #WhoYaGot* 2015 Vikings record prediction* Who plays Sam in "Cold Omaha: The Movie"?* What would a show featuring Sam & myself be called? (Ekstrom & The Azian?)All that and other "Rick Spielman is BASICALLY Dom Draper" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
58:16 5/18/2015
In the theme of Mad Men, Sam Ekstrom (@SamEkstrom) of 105 The Ticket and Cold Omaha joined the show to make it two dark, handsome, mysterious, and creative dudes talking about Minnesota Fightin' Vikings football. No smoking though because: 2015. And no drinking brown liquor because: 9am on a Monday. (Okay maybe a little brown liquor)Also in the theme of the final season of Mad Men, I broke up the chat into two parts. Please enjoy! Preferably while sipping an ice cold Coca-Cola.Part I Talking Points Include:* Do you watch Mad Men?* Intro to Sam: Why the Vikings? * Start with 105 The Ticket and Cold Omaha* Takeaways from the 2014 season* What's Teddy Bridgewater's ceiling? Current QB comparisons? * In-depth ON THE FIELD Adrian Peterson talk* What does AP have left for 2015?* What's the ideal way he'll be used in the offense?Part II:* 2015 Draft notes* How many instant contributors out of this year's draft?* Is Zimmer THEE long term guy? What about Norv?* I ask sam about the future of Cold Omaha and 105 The Ticket. Where will both be in 5 years?* Sam's STONE COLD HOT TAKE (It's a HOT one)* The Gauntlet* Mild degenerate gambling chatter. Craps FTW* #WhoYaGot* 2015 Vikings record prediction* Who plays Sam in "Cold Omaha: The Movie"?* What would a show featuring Sam & myself be called? (Ekstrom & The Azian?)All that and other "Rick Spielman is BASICALLY Dom Draper" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
44:32 5/18/2015
Hindsight is 20/20. That's why we jumped in our DeLorean and went back to save the Vikings from themselves in 2011. There was a run on quarterbacks early in the first round and de facto GM Rick Spielman panicked and overdrafted Christian Ponder at #12. He did hit on Kyle Rudolph in the 2nd and Brandon Fusco in the 6th, but I think we can do a touch better with hindsight and our time machine. Come along with Purple FTW! as we redo the Vikings 2011 Draft!Other 1.21 Gigawatts Talking Points Include:* The Rules of Time Travel* Remembering the 2010 Vikings (For some reason)* 2011 Refresher: Frazier, Musgrave, Pagac... LET'S GO!* The Original 2011 Draft Picks 1 (12) - Christian Ponder - QB - Florida State 2 (43) - Kyle Rudolph - TE - Notre Dame 3rd Round Pick went to New England in the Moss Trade (They Took Mallett) #74 4 (106) - Christian Ballard - DE/DT - Iowa 5 (139) - Brandon Burton - CB - Utah 6 (168) - DeMarcus Love - OT - Arkansas 6 (170) - Mistral Raymond - S - USF 6 (172) - Brandon Fusco - C - Slippery Rock 6 (200) - Ross Homan - LB - Ohio State 7 (215) - D'Aundre Reed - DE - Arizona 7 (236) - Stephen Burton - WR - West Texas A&M* Who I picked instead (Spicy one inthe 5th round)* The real-vs-Andy 2011 Vikings Depth Chart* The Andy 2015 Vikings Depth Chart (The Secondary is STACKED)All that and other "Joe Webb signs a big time free agent deal so we can still draft Teddy!" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
34:20 5/14/2015
There is no offseason in the NFL. Which means there' no offseason for Purple FTW! Tom Shefchik (@Shefonomics), co-editor of Sporting Sota, joins us to talk Vikings and what's new and different at SS. No shortage of Vikings news: Rookie Mini Camp happened over the weekend, Teddy took a high school girl to prom, and Jerry Jones refuses to let his Adrian dream die. Other "That Talking Points Include:* Baby Shower Recap* Theme From Last Episode: What will the 2020 Vikings look like?* Vikings News* Teddy Took a Young Lady to Prom* Jerry Jones Keep Nudging At Adrian* Ben Dogra Can't Keep Clients* Will Adrian Show Up For OTAs?* Rookie Mini Camp Notes* Tiny Richardson Retires* 2015 Vikings Pro Bowlers Poll* Tom Shefchik Interview* Adrian Peterson Staying* Teddy's Progression* Why I Don't Like Russell Wilson (It's a Dumb Reason)* Tom's STONE COLD HOT TAKE* The Gauntlet* 2015 Impact Rookie? 2015 Impact Rookie in 2020?* Favorite Viking not named Randy Moss* 2015 Record Prediction* If the Vikings were guaranteed to win the Super Bowl within 5-years, BUT you have to pay double for gas for the rest of your life, Would ya?All that and other "I wonder if Teddy went to post prom at the bowling alley" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
01:17:32 5/11/2015
The NFL stands for "Not For Long", which is why rosters turn over at a high rate. Odds are the majority of our beloved Minnesota Vikings roster will be gone within 5-years. We looks back at past trends and speculate on which current Vikings could still be on the team in 2020. All that and other "Sharrif gonna be a Jaguar" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
36:54 5/8/2015
The NFL Draft is over and we have a brand new class of Minnesota Fightin' Vikings to welcome into the fold. We welcome Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) back to the friendly confines to break down Ricks 10 draft picks along with UDFA palooza!Other #TenPickForRick Talking Points Include:* Overall Thoughts on the Draft. * Rick wanted to get 10 picks. Got em. * 1 (11) - Trae Waynes - CB - Michigan St* 2 (45) - Eric Kendricks - ILB - UCLA* 3 (88) - Danielle Hunter - DE - LSU* 4 (110) - TJ Clemmings - OT - PITT* 5 (143) - MyCole Pruitt - TE - S. Illinois* 5 (146) - Stefon Diggs - WR - Maryland* 6 (185) - Tyrus Thompson - OT - Oklahoma* 6 (193) - BJ Dubose - DE/DT - Louisville* 7 (228) - Austin Shepherd - G - Alabama* 7 (232) - Edmond Robinson - OLB - Newberry* UDFA spotlight: Anthony Harris - S - Virginia* Reports on the other UDFAs* Is David Yankey ready to start at LG?* What happens with La'el Collins?* Adrian Peterson Not Tradrian Peterson* Rookie Mini Camp this weekend.All that and other "BJ Dubose is Turtle from Entourage" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
01:01:09 5/4/2015
Guests: Carl Knowles (VT), Austin Belisle (VT), Sam Ekstrom (105 The Ticket/Cold Omaha), and Tom Schreier (105 The Ticket/Cold Omaha). The first round of the NFL Draft is in the books and thank you all who listed to the LIVE Stream right here on PurpleFTW.com and Vikings Territory. The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have a 2nd shutdown corner to pair with Xavier Rhodes, Adrian was NOT traded, and Trader Rick did not live up to his name. Even though the first round was a bit... Vanilla... We still had a great time talking Vikings Draft with out fantastic guests and your tweets throughout the show. We chopped up the stream into podcast form. Thanks for listening and making Purple FTW! possible!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
01:38:12 4/30/2015
Guest: Lindsey Young (VT - At Winter Park. The first round of the NFL Draft is in the books and thank you all who listed to the LIVE Stream right here on PurpleFTW.com and Vikings Territory. The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have a 2nd shutdown corner to pair with Xavier Rhodes, Adrian was NOT traded, and Trader Rick did not live up to his name. Even though the first round was a bit... Vanilla... We still had a great time talking Vikings Draft with out fantastic guests and your tweets throughout the show. We chopped up the stream into podcast form. Thanks for listening and making Purple FTW! possible!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
50:13 4/30/2015
Guests: Di Murphy (Daily Norseman) and Uncle Nick (Live from Vikings Draft Party). The first round of the NFL Draft is in the books and thank you all who listed to the LIVE Stream right here on PurpleFTW.com and Vikings Territory. The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have a 2nd shutdown corner to pair with Xavier Rhodes, Adrian was NOT traded, and Trader Rick did not live up to his name. Even though the first round was a bit... Vanilla... We still had a great time talking Vikings Draft with out fantastic guests and your tweets throughout the show. We chopped up the stream into podcast form. Thanks for listening and making Purple FTW! possible!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
52:03 4/30/2015
Guest: Adam Warwas (Vikings Territory). The first round of the NFL Draft is in the books and thank you all who listed to the LIVE Stream right here on PurpleFTW.com and Vikings Territory. The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have a 2nd shutdown corner to pair with Xavier Rhodes, Adrian was NOT traded, and Trader Rick did not live up to his name. Even though the first round was a bit... Vanilla... We still had a great time talking Vikings Draft with out fantastic guests and your tweets throughout the show. We chopped up the stream into podcast form. Thanks for listening and making Purple FTW! possible! An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
56:32 4/30/2015
Guests: The first round of the NFL Draft is in the books and thank you all who listed to the LIVE Stream right here on PurpleFTW.com and Vikings Territory. The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have a 2nd shutdown corner to pair with Xavier Rhodes, Adrian was NOT traded, and Trader Rick did not live up to his name. Even though the first round was a bit... Vanilla... We still had a great time talking Vikings Draft with out fantastic guests and your tweets throughout the show. We chopped up the stream into podcast form. Thanks for listening and making Purple FTW! possible!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
54:44 4/30/2015
The NFL Draft is ALMOST HERE, Vikings fans! *Takes a deep breathe* We're joined by show favorite Luke Inman (@luke_spinman) of eDraft in the last few days to talk about any last second nuggets or draft developments that hasn't already been beaten to death by the sports media (Mock Draft #78.9!) in this never ending lead up to the most exciting three days of the NFL Offseason.Other 'Slick Rick Making Moves' Talking Points Include:* "Draft Day is an underrated movie* What the final week is like for Luke schedule wise* His Prospect a Day video series is #ELITE* The Draft is the most exciting single event on the NFL calendar. Including the Super Bowl* Why are teams selecting late so good at drafting?* How far does Shane Ray fall?* Luke gives thoughts on my One Mock this year (Episode 118)* Adrian Peterson traded* Cordarrelle Patterson traded* EJ Henderson Love* Big Board Talk* DeVante Parker buzz* Could Vic Beasley fall to #11?* The importance of the 2nd CB* Most Overrated Prospects* Most Underrated* Why Trae Waynes is NOT the pick* Breakdown of the Running Backs* Thoughts on the Chicago draft* Logistics of a Minneapolis draft* Will Adrian be a Viking after the draft?* How many 1st round picks will we have this year?* Where will David Cobb end up?All that and other "and David GD Putney" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
01:02:02 4/28/2015
Everyone and their mother is on "MOCK DRAFT 79.8!", but we here at Purple FTW are back with our 2nd Annual "Only Mock Draft! (v1.0)". Check out how we did last year. We we're all in on Teddy (took him at #8), so it was a massive win for the Vikings to grab both him AND Barr in the 1st. We whiffed on all the other picks. #YOLOEnjoy this year's Only Mock Draft. A full rundown will be posted in a few days because... We want you to listen first! (SPOILER: There are trades. Slick Rick gets busy like me at Popeyes chicken. #Biscuits)An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
49:25 4/27/2015
We break from our hardcore Vikings Draft coverage to talk some Minnesota Wild hockey with personality and hardcore puck fan Jill Hammy (@93XJill) DJ at 93X and formerly of 105 The Ticket's The Bench Warmers.Other "Zach Parise is a more handsome Harrison" Talking Points Include:* How did Jill get her start in radio?* WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED LAST NIGHT?!* Is Dubnyk legit long term?* Are the Wild built for sustained success?* Thoughts on Mike Yeo* Why is Zach Parise so good?* Zach Parise is Jon Hamm from "30 Rock"* Youth resurgence in the four major sports teams* Thoughts on Adrian Peterson* Teddy Bridgewater is the Zach Parise of the Vikings* Jill's STONE COLD HOT TAKE* Best rock drummer of all time?* Creepiest fan interaction?* Why don't teams just get a 400-lb goalie?* Sons of Anarchy Opining* Van Halen Sucks. Right Now* Jill and I plot to have competing sports talk radio shows in the near future* "It always comes back to Anchorman"All that and other "Devan Dubnyk is Tim Tebow" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
01:10:14 4/24/2015
The future crop of Minnesota Fightin' Vikings players is on the horizon. That's why we had Jackson McIntire (@jackmack28) of The Viking Age join the show to talk about some potential future Purple People Eaters as well as highlight a few of his draft articles, The Big Board, and his latest Mock Draft.Dolla Dolla Bills, Ya'll Points Include:* How Jackson became a Vikings fan in LA* Thoughts on the 2014 Vikings* Teddy Love* Zim & Norv Assessment * Marcus Peters: The Draft's Best CB* Todd Gurley: Generational Talent* What makes Amari Cooper so good?* Taking stock of the Edge Rushers. Which would be a good fit?* Could Bud Dupree be this year's Anthony Barr?* Byron Jones Scouting Report * Questions about Jackson's Top-50 Big Board* We Mock Draft to Pick #11* Sleepers to Watch: Steven Nelson and Tevin McDonald* Jackson's STONE COLD HOT TAKE (Warning: HOT)* The Gauntlet* Best Draft analyst is?* Adrian Peterson's 2015 team is?* Over under 9.5 wins for the 2015 Vikings?* Better record in 2015-16 season - Lakers or Wolves?* Would you trade Teddy straight up for Aaron Rodgers?* All that and other "No, Eric Kendricks. Not Kendrick Lamar" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
54:51 4/22/2015
The NFL Draft continues to ramble ever closer, so we had our man Darren Page (@DarrenPage) of Vikings Territory & Bleacher Report back on the show to drop some knowledge bombs about the names he fancies for the Minnesota Vikings in the upcoming culling of amateur talent into the professional ranks.On the Clock Talking Points Include:* Details on the Purple FTW/Vikings Territory Live Draft Stream!* Vikings News* Adrian Peterson reinstated* Is the Adrian article on Cowboys.com tampering?* The Vikings want a 1st round pick & starting CB for Adrian?* Babs is Gonna Be on Jimmy Kimmel* Mel Kiper's recent mock draft. Who the Vikings get?* Interview Darren Page* Brandon Scherff - La'el Collins* Why Amari Cooper over Kevin White & DaVante Parker? * Could Todd Gurley be the replacement for Adrian Peterson?* Bud Dupree - The Forgotten Edge Rusher* Marcus Peters over Trae Waynes?* Mid Round Monsters: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Ali Marpet, Devin Funchess, Jay Ajayi, Anthony Chickillo * Late Round Lovers: Austin Hill, Hayes Pullard, Zach Zenner* What happens with Adrian?* Darren's STONE COLD HOT TAKEAll that and other "Slick Rick" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
01:12:08 4/20/2015
The NFL Draft is still two weeks away, so that means Mock Draft Season is still in effect! We wrangled up some of the best and brightest of #VikingsTwitter to join the show and drop some knowledge on us. Andrew Renschen (@InfraRen) gathers up a posse of Vikings fans every Friday to do up a 7-round mock draft. We got him, Jason (@MadCityViking), the infamous Judd Zulgad's Hoodie (@JZHoodie), and our main man Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) to come on the show and share with us what THEY would do if put in Rick's chair. The opinions are as varied as they are reasonable. That's what makes this time of year fun!All that and other "Slick Rick" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
01:27:55 4/17/2015
Eric Galko of @OptimumScouting joins the podcast to talk about the upcoming NFL Draft and what it means for our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings. Slick Rick Spielman hit on Anthony Barr and Teddy Bridgewater last year and he looks to add to his draft haul of seven 1st round picks in the last three seasons. The Vikings are currently picking at #11 but who knows if they stay there, if Adrian Peterson is moved, or if Rick hops back into the end of the first round as has been his usual move. Eric helps me break it all down from a scouting perspective as we take an in depth look at prospects who could be on the Vikings radar. On the Clock Talking Points Include:* How Eric got into scouting* The genesis behind Optimum Scouting* Overall thoughts on the 2014 Vikings* If Eric were Spielman, would he: A) Trade Adrian? B) If so, what compensation?* Vikings needs coming into the draft* Positional Comparisons: Who ya got?* CB: Trae Waynes, Marcus Peters, Kevin Johnson, Byron Jones* WR: DeVante Parker, Kevin White, Amari Cooper, DGB * Takes on Brandon Scherff and Ali Marpet* LB: Paul Dawson, Shaq Thompson, Eric Kendricks, Benardrick McKinney* DE: Preston Smith, Bobby Richardson, Lynden Trail, Randy Gregory* RB: David Cobb, David Johnson, Jay Ajayi* Sleeper names that would be good fits: Ben Heeney and PJ Williams* An #TradrianPeterson scenario based on OS mock draft* What does Eric think of Spielman as a GM?* Eric's STONE COLD HOT TAKE(s)* What's the Dream Bowl?All that and other "We LOVE Brandon Fusco" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
45:52 4/15/2015
Game of Thrones is back and is a BIG deal. I'm the only person on Earth who isn't obsessed with the show, but that won't stop us from talking about it in a Vikings capacity for SEO purposes! Eric Thompson (@eric_j_thompson) of The Daily Norseman rejoins the podcast to talk some GoT, Minnesota Vikings draft, and his latest piece casting members of the Purple as characters from the George R.R. Martin masterpiece. Other "Andy is Khaleesi" talking points include:* Vikings News* The Mandatory Adrian Peterson Talking Point* Why was AP in Minneapolis last week?* 5th year options for Matt Kalil & Harrison Smith?* Vikings preseason schedule announced (Poor Christian Ponder)* Draft prospects visiting the Vikings* The New Vikings Stadium continues to come together* Follow Charles Johnson on Instagram (@mrinkrediblexii)* Purple FTW! Voicemail: Special Teams Upgrades?* Chat with Eric Thompson* Vikings Players as Game of Thrones Characters* How Adrian Peterson could have salvaged the situation* Why aren't more fans mad at Ben Dogra* NFL Draft Talkers: #TeamScherff?* Stone Cold Hot Take* The Gauntlet* How many draft picks could we trade Teddy Bridgewater for?* Some beers are better served warm* Where are we drinking in Mankato?All that and other "Winter Came" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out soundcloud.com/deeb
01:36:26 4/13/2015
Paul Allen, radio voice of the Minnesota Vikings, joins the show to give us a glimpse of the man behind the microphone. PA's headed into his 14th season calling games for the Purple, has been the race announcer at Canterbury Park for over 20+ years, and is host of the 9-Noon program on KFAN 100.3. We dive into PA's background and get the story of his journey to where he is today, chat a little about the 2015 Vikings draft and what happens with Adrian Peterson, get a STONE COLD HOT TAKE from the man, and even dive into a little ponies and poker talk.All that and other "HE'S LOOSE" chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check
54:33 4/7/2015
Draft expert Matt Waldman (@MattWaldman) creator of the Rookie Scouting Portfolio and contributor at Football Guys and Football Outsiders joins the show to take go in depth on who the Vikings may be targeting in the draft at the end of the month. Our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have many options at the #11 pick, aren't hurting for a clear cut need, still could move Adrian Peterson, and we all know Slick Rick Spielman's propensity to make moves in the first round. On the clock talking points include:* Studio is officially titled the "Ramos McDonald Lounge"* Vikings News* Romo restructures. Conflicting reports of Adrian to the Cowboys* I think Spielman has an Adrian deal in place* Greg Jennings April Fool* Vikings sign Mike Kafka, Caesar "Dressing" Rayford, and a Long Snapper* Offseason Schedule announced* Harrison Smith extended. Nope* Interview with Matt Waldman* The work that goes into the Rookie Scouting Portfolio* Where did he have Teddy ranked coming in? * What about McKinnon and Cordarrelle?* The Vikings' options at #11* Kevin White vs Amari Cooper vs DaVante Parker* Eric Kendricks vs Shaq Thompson* Brandon Scherff vs La'el Collins* Trae Waynes vs Marcus Peters* Todd Gurley vs Melvin Gordon* Late first round target Spielman may trade back in for* David Cobb vs David Johnson vs Jay Ajayi vs Ameer Abdullah* Late Round Sleepers: Brandon Bridge, Shane Carden, Zach Zenner, Darius Davis* Why small school prospects get missed* Jameis Winston is like Eli Manning* Matt's STONE COLD HOT TAKE (2)* The Gauntlet* Super Sleeper: Kenny Bell* Your Twitter questions* I'm starting a change.org petition for a Waffle House in the Twin Cities* Zane Clemendale - TE - Albuquerque A&T* What to look for coming up from MattAll that and other "tell me more about the beauty of Teddy Bridgewater" on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check
01:32:57 4/6/2015
The NFL Draft is a month away and the question on the minds of Vikings fans is "What are the Vikes gonna do at #11?" Convincing arguments can be made for nearly every prospect outside of QB, so we had our man Luke Inman (@luke_spinman) of eDraft back on the show with a basic premise: If you were Rick Spielman, what would you do in these scenarios? Spoiler: We get different answers for each -- including trades -- and the wild card scenario even features an Adrian Peterson trade. Make sure to catch Luke's A Prospect a Day scouting reports for eDraft. An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check
46:54 3/31/2015
Former Viking left tackle Todd Steussie joined the show to talk about life, football, and his latest venture into the analytics business. We chatted about memories of the 98 Vikings, stories of the late-great Kory Stringer, his thoughts on Adrian Peterson, and the value of players educating themselves for their inevitable post-football career. Steussie -- a 14-year NFL veteran who spent the bulk of his career with the Minnesota Vikings and also the Panthers, Buccaneers, and Rams -- was the 19th overall pick of the 1994 NFL Draft and went on to become a two-time Pro Bowler (1997, 1998) and started Super Bowl XXXVIII for the Panthers. Since retiring from the game, Steussie has become co-founder & Executive Vice-President of PotentiaMetrics as well as President of PotentiaPro, a developer of next-gen NFL outcomes and information systems. Bringing a "Moneyball" approach to pro football like has already become widely accepted by franchises in the NBA and MLB. Their free app ScoutSight is a power comparative analytics tool designed to bring high level stats & insight to the everyday fan (for free!) and will be available by the NFL Draft. An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check
40:57 3/24/2015
Your bracket is toast, time to get back to Vikings football! Tom Schreier (@tschreier3) of Cold Omaha and 105 The Ticket joins the show to talk about the latest Minnesota Vikings news, what big things are going down at the Twin Cities newest sports radio station on the rise, as well as Tom's path in the world of sports journalism at the co-founding of CO. The Vikings continue to show that they're truly a year round spectacle as there's always news/drama brewing as we saw last week with Mike Wallace & the Pounceys, the latest staredown between Spielman and Adrian's camp, as well as Adrian birthday camel. Because why not. If AP doesn't want to be a Viking, at least he can be Aladdin. Other Adrian Camel talking points include:* The Mandatory Adrian Peterson talking point* Zimmer wants Teddy to get heavy* Jerick McKinnon wants to "be that guy" in 2015* Mike Wallace is a Coward according to the Pouncey brothers* Vikings West working out - All over Social Media* Vikings hire new assistant DL coach Rob Rodriguez (Also an unprovoked Mike Price cheap shot)* Vikings Free Agency Update* The Steve LaCroix Greg Jennings Joke. Not a big deal* Feature Interview with Tom Schreier* What is Cold Omaha?* His start in writing. Working with 105 The Ticket* Thoughts on Adrian* Take on Rick's laid back Free Agency approach* Mike Wallace vs Greg Jennings* What can Teddy become?* Norv Turner love. Great OC, terrible HC* Mike Zimmer's head coaching style. Sustainable long term?* Can Cordarrelle bounce back?* Tom's STONE COLD HOT TAKE* The Gauntlet* 2015: Leading Rusher, Breakout Player & Record Prediction* The Ultimate Christian Ponder Revenge Scenario* Tom's favorite types of interviews & columns* Twitter Qs* Who should the Vikings Draft at 11?* What's coming up from 105 The Ticket & Cold OmahaAll of this and other shenanigans on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check
01:50:47 3/23/2015
We throwback to the time in 2013 during Episode 34 of the Purple FTW! Podcast when Slick Rick Spielman trades back into the 1st round (for the third year in a row) to snag potential franchise QB Teddy Bridgewater at pick 32. My joy. Is. Obvious. An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check
04:28 3/19/2015
Math is hard. That's why we brought Brad Davis (@DeltaBCDad) on the show to breakdown his three-part statistical analysis at Vikings Territory on the likelihood of Adrian Peterson's decline as a running back. 30-years old has been the standard age cliff for NFL RBs, but does the data suggest that Adrian will follow the trend or buck it? (No matter which team he's on)We get into the numbers with Brad as well as talk recent offseason moves as the Minnesota Vikings, not just the NFL, have become a year round sport. #VikingsTwitter may be upset with the lack of free agent action and Jennings being cut, but the Vikings are building for beyond 2015 -- not loading up for a one year Super Bowl or bust push (ala 2009).Teddy's the face of the franchise and hopefully will have a decade+ of success here in Minnesota. It makes sense to build a young team with him rather than fill the cap with bloated veteran contracts in an attempt to "win" free agency. Ask the Buccaneers how that worked out last year...Other Mike "William" Wallace talking points include:* Rick Spielman does. Not. Give. An Eff.* Mike Wallace traded to the Vikings* Greg Jennings: Yee Gon* The Vikings are building for BEYOND 2015* Missing out on Michael Johnson* Adrian flies commercial* Cardinals in the #TradrianPeterson derby?* Winning Free Agency does not equal success* Brad Davis - What was the genesis of the Adrian statistical analysis?* Why should this trilogy interest Vikings fans?* Standard logic says the year off will help Adrian. Legit?* The 4 Metrics of RB Success: Yards per carry, WPA, DD, and APA* Why were the other 33 RBs chosen for the analysis?* What RB most resembles Adrian metrics wise? * What do the numbers show: Decline or No Decline?* Brad's STONE COLD HOT TAKE* The Gauntlet* Does Brad agree with Rick Spielman's laid back approach to FA?* Given the choice: Jennings or Wallace?* Over/Under 1.5 Super Bowl wins for Teddy Bridgewater as the Vikings QB?All of this and other "when did they start using letters in math" shenanigans on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check
01:18:31 3/16/2015
Austin Belisle (@austincbelisle) - the newest edition to Vikings Territory - joins the podcast to talk about the Minnesota Vikings and their journey through free agency, the Adrian Peterson (continued) drama, & the NFL Draft as we sail towards another season of the Purple.The Vikings have been on the sidelines during free agency, while everyone and their mother spends like drunk sailors (*cough* Eagles *cough*), but as always we trust in Rick Speilman. It's better to win in the fall & winter than win in March. In the meantime, let that cash & cap room pile up. Make Huell and Kuby want to lay on it in the storage unit.Other piles of cash in a storage unit talking points include:* I replied to a Twitter troll (I rarely do)* Vikings News* Free Agency: Arif's live blog at Vikings Territory is "on fleek"* Tom Johnson & Cullen Loeffler re-sign* Shaun Hill or T-Jack as the backup QB?* Free Agent targets the Vikings have shown interest in.* The Mandatory Adrian Peterson Talking Point* Bro Hug analysis* Adrian doesn't get to demand more money from the Vikings. Period.* My Adrian Peterson trade prediction. #LockItUp* Robert Griffith nominated for NFLPA Executive role* Matt Birk will be NFL Commissioner. * Sidney Rice - Donating brain to science* 49ers sign Jerome Simpson - Bahahahahaahah* Austin Belisle - Why Vikings Territory?* Free Agent Frenzy* Is Greg Jennings the #1 receiver?* Thoughts on Adrian* Could McKinnon be a featured back?* Projecting year 2 of the Teddy & Zimmer Project* #TeamCutOrRestructure - Greenway, Jennings, B-Rob* Draft Priorities* Austin's STONE COLD HOT TAKE* The Gauntlet* Rick Swap: What would Austin do in Spielman's chair?* Austin describes himself as a draft prospect. (Spoiler: High Motor)* Next week on Purple FTW 106...All of this and other "#TradrianPeterson" shenanigans on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check
01:28:40 3/9/2015
Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) drops in to talk NFL free agency and what moves our beloved Minnesota Fightin' Vikings might make in it. The free agency floodgates open at 4pm ET on March 10th. This is a primer for who the Vikings might be talking a stab at to fill out the roster as we hurtle towards the draft and yet another beautiful season of Teddy, Zimmer, and NORVVVVVV!Spendin' Dat Cheddar Talking Points Include:* Thoughts on the Cassel Trade. What does this mean for the backup QB spot? (T-JACK!)* Zimmer & Spielman meet with Adrian. #BroHugs* Adrian's 2015 team is the ____?* Arif's Adrian article made waves this week (Arfart)* The Salary Cap: Facts, Myths, & Misconceptions* How contract restructuring works & why teams do it* In House Free Agents the Vikings should keep* The BIG Name FAs - Chance Or No Chance?* Arif's Top-10 from his Vikings Journal FA List* Andy's Bottom Barrel Value Options: Smart or Nah?* Freaky Friday: Arif swaps bodies with Spielman this offseason. What moves does he make in FA & the draft. All of this and other "OOOO, should the Vikings sign ______?!" shenanigans on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check
01:09:10 3/5/2015
Brandon Warne (@Brandon_Warne) of 105 The Ticket, Fangraphs, and Sports Data LLC stops by to talk Twins baseball as well as our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings. Went baseball today because spring is around the corner, pitchers and catchers are already at spring training, and there's only so much Adrian Peterson f***** speculation that the human mind can take. Plus what better way to wait for training camp in Mankato than grabbing a beer and watching the Twins give it their best at Target Field? Vikings wise, the Adrian drama continues to unfold as he won his appeal in Federal Court. Even though the NFL is appealing, this will give the Vikings flexibility with what it wants to do with the 30-year old running back once the new league opens on March 10th. Boys of Summer Talking Points Include:* Vikings News* The mandatory Adrian Peterson talking point* Free Agent Cuts: Who the Vikings might chase* Current Vikings who might get cut* Purple FTW! Draft Wishlist - Volume 1* New Viking Brandon Bostick talks death threats* Fanspeak love. Get yo mock draft & salary cap on!* Harrison Smith got extended (Nope)* Where Brandon got his start in sports journalism* Why hope for the 2015 Twins?* Was Gardy really to blame or just a scapegoat?* Will the young guns finally emerge in 2015? (Sano, Buxton)* Paul Molitor as a manager* Torii Hunter: Legit or Schtick?* Phil Hughes' attempt to repeat history* Can Joe Mauer bounce back?* Ervin Santana: FA splash. Worth the money?* Twins or Wolves* Thoughts on the 2014 Vikings Season* Adrian's 2015 team is _____.* If you were Spielman, what would you do this offseason?* The maturation of Teddy Bridgewater* Brandon's STONE COLD HOT TAKE* 5 years from know, where will 105 The Ticket be in the Twin Cities sports radio hierachy? * THE TWINS HAVE A GUY NAMED MARK HAMBURGER* My "House of Cards" Season 3 rant. SPOILERSAll of this and other "Bi-Lateral Strengthness" shenanigans on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check
01:27:54 3/2/2015
Lindsey Young (@LindseyMNSports) rejoins the show to talk about our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings as we head into the offseason of Year 2 of Teddy & Zimmer. Even with a good head coach and young franchise QB in place, the unavoidable talking point continues to be Adrian Peterson and his future with the Vikings. I open the show with my two cents on the current chapters in the AP drama. Lindsey brightens up the show though as we skew positive and talk about the bright future of the Purple People Eaters as well as the young Timberwolves getting an old Timberwolf back in the fold!"Uneasy" Talking Points Include:* Andy opens with an Adrian editorial * Vikings News* Zimmer talks about Teddy & Cordarrelle* Who I want in the Draft* Vikings salary cap aka Bless you Rob Brzezinski * Lindsey's cameo in Kare 11's Vikings Extra* What happened LAST time she was on Purple FTW* Thoughts on the Vikings 2014* Norv & Teddy = Beautiful Marriage* NFL Combine aka The Underwear Olympics* Rick speak. Buying the Vikings unified front?* Takes on Adrian's latest comments to Ben Goessling* Who does Lindsey want in the NFL Draft?* Teddy vs Johnny Football. Heh* Timberwolves: Kevin Garnett is back! What does it mean for the team?* Stone Cold Hot Take* The Gauntlet* What move would she make if she was Spielman for a day? * Lindsey throws out a logic team for Adrian in 2015* What happens first: Vikings make the NFC title game or Wolves make the playoffs?* Which Vikings "Adam Thielens" it and have a breakout 2015?* 2015 Record Predictions* Online Dating chatterAll of this and other "Fool me three times, you're Norv Turner" shenanigans on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check
01:12:45 2/23/2015
The offseason of love continues this week as Christopher Gates, founder of The Daily Norseman (@DailyNorseman) joins us from Europe as we discuss the latest about the Minnesota Vikings.EuroVikes Talking Points Include:* Vikings News* Kevin Warren Promoted to COO* McKinnon Rehabbing* Bye, Jerome* How Chris Started The Daily Norseman* His Top-3 Favorite Vikings of All-Time* Christian Ponder Ponderings* Why Antoine Winfield always had two pair playing cards at Canterbury.* Do the Vikings REALLY Want Adrian Back or is this all poker?* Mandatory Adrian Peterson Talking Point* Overall Thoughts on the 2014 Vikings* Chris' Article: Mike Zimmer is a Rare Breed* Teddy. Summarized* My Take: Rick Spielman is a Top-3 GM* One Guy Chris Would Stand on the Table for in the NFL Draft (Think: Kazaam)* My Conspiracy Theory About the New Bird Killer Stadium* Chris' Stone Cold Hot Take* The Gauntlet* Who Would Play Who in "DN: The Movie"? (WE FORGOT ARIF!)* The Daily Norseman Mock Draft DatabaseAll of this and other "In Rick We Trust" shenanigans on the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check
01:27:07 2/16/2015
What a long STRANGE trip it's been.The Purple FTW! Podcast is officially 100 episodes deep. We take time out today to reflect on the first century of podcast non-sense, play a little Vikings-Super Bowl Trivia with Uncle Nick to pad the ego, and take a look forward to what big developments are going down with Purple FTW for the 2015 season. I can't express enough gratitude to the listeners & great guests who have made this possible. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. #SkolCentury Club talking points include. * Vikings News* Adrian in Court* We'll Take Adrian Back in 2015, Under 3 Conditions* Harrison NEEDS to be Extended* Duron Not a Viking. Not a Big Deal* Critiquing Purple FTW Episode 1 - Week 14 Vikings-Ravens Recap (2013)* Vikings-Super Bowl Trivia with Uncle Nick* Thank Yous to Guests & Fans* Big Announcement for the 2015 SeasonAll of this and other Hundo shenanigans on the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: soundcloud.com/deeb
01:03:35 2/10/2015
Super Bowl Done. On to my 2nd favorite sport... NFL Offseason!We've got some Vikings related HOT TAKES for your ear sensory organs. Now they're not "STONE COLD HOT TAKES", but they still have a little sizzle and should be enough to warm your heart even on the coldest winter day.So grab some cocoa, put on the Netflix fake fire, and let Andy & Purple FTW burn down the house with Episode 99!* Darrell Bevell will NEVER be an NFL Head Coach* We've got OUR Brady & Belichick* Jerick McKinnon will become a better Shane Vereen* Greg Jennings is being Passive-Aggressive* Benchwarmer Bob is 100% Right* Duron Carter is Just a Guy (JAG)* Manziel will be out of Football in 3-Years* I don't feel bad for Kevin Williams* Mick Tingelhoff should have been in the HOF YEARS ago* 99% of Fan Reaction Videos are Fake.All of this and other "1-4 in the Super Bowl ain't bad" shenanigans on the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: soundcloud.com/deeb
48:01 2/3/2015
On the first installment of PURPLE FTW! JUSTICE, we make a ruling on the case of "Super Bowl XLIX".Representing the Seattle is Dayna O'Gorman (@DaynaOG), host of the NFL Female podcast and rabid Seahawks fan. She was a member of the "12s" back when they were terrible, so you know that she's legit.General counsel for New England is Tom Murphy (@TMurph207), operator of sportsinfusion.net and all-around Boston sports aficionado.Both sides will present their cases and the Honorable Andrew Jerome Carlson will act as judge, jury, and executioner on this matter on the maiden voyage of PURPLE FTW! JUSTICE.An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: soundcloud.com/deeb
39:57 1/28/2015
Adam Carlson (@MNVikingZombie), co-editor of The Viking Age and host of the Purple People Podcast, joined the program to talk everything Minnesota Vikings related.How was 2014: The 1st Year of Zim & Teddy? What's Adrian's future? What will 2015 hold? We discuss.Adam also operates the site The Undead Walking, hence The Walking Dead theme of the show. Something tells me Anthony Barr would do okay during the (inevitable) Zombie Apocalypse.Viking Zombie Talking Points Include:* Minnesota Vikings News* A Purple FTW Voicemail Question!* Duron Carter News* How Adam got started with The Viking Age & Purple People Podcast* Overall Thoughts on 2014* Anthony Barr Love* #TeamTeddy* Zimmer Assessment* The Future of Adrian Peterson* Harrison Smith Man Love* Free Agent Plans* Draft Needs for the Vikings* Super Bowl Thoughts* Why is The Walking Dead So Popular?* Mike Zimmer = Rick Grimes?* Stone Cold Hot Take* The Gauntlet* 28 Days Later or Shaun of the Dead?* What's The Best Zombie Apocalypse Weapon?All of this and other "I am not Glenn" shenanigans on the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: soundcloud.com/deeb
01:16:37 1/26/2015
Andy asks himself, "Would I want the Vikings to "cheat" to get an advantage?" An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: soundcloud.com/deeb
09:47 1/24/2015
Our man Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) kicks off our offseason with a live Senior Bowl report from Mobile, AL. South SOUTH Alabama talking points include:* Vikings News* Players on Futures Contracts* Coaching Staff Being Retained Intact* Bill Musgrave got an OC job again* Celebrity sightings at the Senior Bowl* Did Luke get any facetime with Ricky?* Mike Zimmer sightings* Sources: Charlie Johnson will NOT be a Viking in 2015* Who made themselves money at the Senior Bowl?* Who lost the most?* Specific Vikings targets at the Senior Bowl* Luke's take on Andy's 5 Favorite Senior Bowl NamesAll of this and other beginning of the offseason shenanigans on the Purple FTW! Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: soundcloud.com/deeb
01:06:00 1/22/2015
We round out our 2014 Vikings Wrap Up Extravaganza trilogy with an EPIC trilogy of those you know and love.Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL), Editor for Vikings Territory & Senior Writer at Vikings Journal joins us in segment one to eulogize the 2014 Vikings as well as look forward to a promising 2015.At intermission, I regale you with a jaunty tune while paying up on my bet from Week 16 with Frank from The MN Skinny (@MNSkinny).Then Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) and Ted Glover (@purplebuckeye) of The Daily Norseman bring it on home with some piping hot Vikings, shoe, and Buckeye takes. (Go Ducks)All of this and other shenanigans on Part 3 of the 2014 Vikings Wrap Up Extravaganza!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: soundcloud.com/deeb
01:18:55 1/7/2015
Adam Warwas, co-founder of Vikings Territory, stops by to talk everything about the 2014 Vikings 7-9-0.Talking points included Zimmer: Year One (including a HOT take from Adam), Teddy Bridgewater love, the future of Adrian Peterson, what Cordarelle needs to do in the offseason, and the offseason with Rick Speak.We also announce an exciting development to watch for next season involving Vikings Territory AND Purple FTW!.If you missed Part 1, hit it up. Make sure to check back Wednesday for Part 3 of the Purple FTW! 2014 Vikings Wrap Up Extravaganza!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: soundcloud.com/deeb
35:28 1/6/2015
Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) of eDraft joins the show to put a bow on the 2014 season that was for the Minnesota Vikings as well as look forward to free agency and the draft.Luke gives his takes on the Vikings' needs, potential free agent targets, as well as a preview of the upcoming rookie class including Luke's full 7-round mock draft for the Purple People Eaters. Make sure to check back Tuesday & Wednesday for Parts 2 & 3 of the Purple FTW! 2014 Vikings Wrap Up Extravaganza!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: soundcloud.com/deeb
56:26 1/5/2015
Our Minnesota Vikings went out on a high note Sunday as the Men of the North held off the Chicago Bears 13-9 Sunday at The Bank.The Vikings end the season a 7-9 and considering all that has happened this season with injuries, Adrian, & other off field issues, 7-9 is a hell of an achievement for 1st year head coach Mike Zimmer and rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater. The future is looking bright as Teddy looks legit and is poised to move forward as the face of the franchise. (Sorry, Adrian. #ByeFelicia)2014 Was a Fun Ride Talkie Points Include:* The Weekly Referendum on Teddy Bridgewater* Mr. Mankato Love* Asiata Appreciation* Audie Cole Respect* The Zimmer Hellfire Defense Rebounded* Harrison Smith is Elite* Jared Allen Loveletter * Chad Greenway. The End?* The Last Game of The Christian Ponder Era* PurpleFTW Helmet StickersAll that and other "Can't Wait for 2015" jibber-jabber on this edition of the #PurpleFTW Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: purpleftw.comSubscribe to Podcast on iTunes: purpleftw.com/itunesWe're also on Stitcher! purpleftw.com/stitcherMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: soundcloud.com/deeb
32:25 12/28/2014
A very special holiday message from Purple FTW!***********************'Twas a coach named Mike Zimmer, and all through his teamMediocre was not acceptable, if you know what I meanTeddy Bridgewater is the future, all Vikings fans hopeWe felt the same about Ponder, but now we look like big dopesThe Fans will be at the bank, all snug in their Vikings gearHoping to end on a high note, a hip flask of fireball be nearThe Bears coming in, we will put Cutler on his backJared Allen is coming home, but he won't get a sackThe offense is rolling, with many missing this seasonInjuries and off field stuff, are all the main reasonsIN is Charles Johnson, OUT is Cordarrelle FlashMatt Kalil is out too, next season might be his lastBut that Defense is rolling, even with a few hitchesThis ain't 2013, the year we all looked like... FoolsHarrsion Smith is an All-Pro, Everson should be too.Anthony Barr's better than Clowney, who would have thought or would have knewMike Zimmer is blunt, and he pulls no punchesHe's got no time for BS, guesses or hunchesHe was the kick in the pants this team did needNow get him some weapons to finish the deedTeddy Bridgewater's the man, even on those skinny kneesHe started driving this offense after he got the keysThrows with anticipation, way than better than Manzieland all of the haters Teddy can go straight to hell"Now CJ, Now Rudolph"Now Jennings and Wright"On B-Rob, on XavierThat coverage so tiught.To the top of the NorthTo the top of them allNow do your thing do your thingVikings Football!!!2015 is the season we all anticipateA division title in the offing, or at least 8 and 8Mike Zimmer and Teddy, our future's pristineSkol Vikings to all, and Super Bowl 2015!***********************Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out:https://soundcloud.com/deeb
02:30 12/23/2014
Julie DiCaro (@JulieDiCaro) of 87.7 The Game Chicago stopped by to preview the Vikings-Bears season finale Sunday at The Bank.It won't have the same cachet as the finales of Serial, Sons of Anarchy, or even Dexter. But if the Vikings (6-9) kick some Bears (5-10) ass in the final week of the season, it will go a long way to endear purple fans to Mike Zimmer and Teddy "The Future" Bridgewater even more.We discuss our enemy in depth and probe for their weaknesses. Me thinks #6 might come up a time or two.Behind Enemy Lines Talkie Point Include:* The Glory of Monday Night Raw in Minneapolis* Julie's story* Marc Trestman. Dead man walking?* Jay Cutler is starting. Huzzah* Cutler to Tennessee?* Jared Allen vs Julius Peppers* Assessment of our boy Brock Vereen* Chris Conte comments* David Fales one time* The future of Matt Forte* Mel Tucker & Aaron Kromer LOLs* End of the road for Peanut & Briggs? (smokehouse55.com)* Mike Zimmer* Teddy Bridgewater Analysis* Adrian Peterson Thoughts* Final Score Predictions* Julie's STONE COLD HOT TAKE* The Gauntlet* The Best Pizza in Chicago is _____.* Bill Effin' Murray* Word Association* "Serial" discussion. (As all of my convos devolve into at some point)All that and other "win one for the Zimmer" jibber-jabber on this edition of the #PurpleFTW Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Make sure to follow Julie on Twitter and check updates on her Facebook Page.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
51:29 12/23/2014
One Story. Of a young and not ready for prime time team. Told one week at a time. This is Serial Vikings. Our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings fell 37-35 to the Dolphins Sunday afternoon at half-full Sun Life Stadium.Mental errors, loss of composure, offensive line failures, and defensive collapses highlighted a disappointing loss as the Vikings fall to 6-9 in Zimmer & Teddy's inaugural season.The refereeing was atrocious, yes, but a good team is able to overcome that spot. The Vikings didn't Sunday. Hopefully someday they will.C*** Punt-Blocked Talking Points Include:* WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED* The Weekly Referendum on Teddy Bridgewater* Offensive Line. Woof* Matt "Bulldozer" Asiata* The Defense Didn't Travel* Keep. Your. Damn. Composure.* Xavier Rhodes Love* Coach Mike Zimmer* #Purple FTW Helmet Stickers* Condolences to the Greenway FamilyAll that and other "7-9 ain't bad" jibber-jabber on this edition of the #PurpleFTW Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
34:47 12/21/2014
Oscar Hazell (@OscarHazell) of Fin Depth joins us to preview Vikings @ Dolphins.The Vikings (6-8) have a worse record than the Dolphins (7-7), but it feels like our squad has a much brighter future as anyone and everyone might be washed out in Miami come the end of the season.We'll see if Teddy can build on his already impressive rookie resume as he heads to Miami for a hometown homecoming. Salcaious South Beach Talkie points include:* Oscar: Why the Dolphins?* The London Dolphins?* Stephen Ross Assessment* Is Philbin Back in 2015?* "Ryan Tannehill will be the Dolphins QB for the next 7 years."* #FeedLamarMiller* Cameron Wake* Coyle vs Zimmer: Luke vs Darth* Zimmer Defense Breakdown* Oscar had Teddy & Barr as Top-5 picks* Manziel. That is all.* Anthony Barr vs Dion Jordan* What's wrong with Cordarrelle?* Matchups to Look For* Final Score Predictions* STONE COLD HOT TAKE* The Gauntlet* RG3 or Tannehill. Right now?* Rebuilding the Dolphins. New GM. What moves do you make?* Will a running back ever be drafted top 5 again?* William and Kate Breakdown* 2015 OL Draft Sleeper: Jamil Douglas - G/T - Arizona StateAll that and other "And we're goin' to Miami" jibber-jabber on this edition of the #PurpleFTW Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:08:23 12/17/2014
Our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings fell to the Detroit Lions 16-14 Sunday at Ford Field.The Vikings (6-8) jumped out to a 14-0 lead, but couldn't hold on as Teddy Bridgewater threw two picks, Blair Walsh missed 3 field goals (including a 68-yard game winner), and Zimmer displayed some questionable clock management skills to close out the game. As many positives as this young team has shown this year, this is a game that good teams win. We did not Sunday, but we recap.Close But No Cigar Talkie Points Include:* The Weekly Referendum on Teddy Bridgewater* Mike Zimmer's Clock Management Game* Blair Walsh Yikes* Matt Asiata Wasn't Terrible* The Curious Case of Cordarrelle Patterson* Welcome Back Kyle Rudolph* That Zimmer Hellfire Defense* Gerald Hodges Love* #PurpleFTW Helmet Stickers* The Adrian Peterson Elephant in the roomAll that and other "Coffee is For Closers Only" jibber-jabber on this edition of the #PurpleFTW Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
30:45 12/15/2014
Darren Page (@DarrenPage) of Bleacher Report & Vikings Territory joins us to preview the Week 15 Vikings-Lions clash Sunday at Ford Field.The Lions (9-4) roughed us up 17-3 in Week 6 (sans Megatron AND Reggis Bush), but our Purple Peeps are a team on the rise. We dig into how the 6-7 Vikings can maybe, hopefully, kinda get to 7-7..500 Record Talkie Points Include:* Teddy's Development is Right on Schedule* Can Charles Johnson Be a #1?* Can Cordarrelle Patterson be a #4?* The Offensive Line: Quick Fixes & 2015 Outlook* The Future of Adrian Peterson* Can McKinnon Be a Featured Back?* Xavier Rhodes vs Megaton = Excite* Are the Lions Legit or Nah?* Matthew Stafford is Marc Bulger* How the Detroit Defense Can Get Got* How Many More Years Can Megatron be MEGATRON?* Can the Vikings Win Sunday? How?* Final Score Prediction* STONE COLD HOT TAKE* Who's coaching the Raiders & Jets in 2015?* Art Briles to Washington. Lock it up.* Vikings 2015 Draft Needs: Positions & Specific Names* 2015 NFL Draft Sleeper: Zack Zenner - South Dakota State* Darren's got new articles Mo-Th on Bleacher Report. Check em out. All that and other "Teddy is the Franchise" jibber-jabber on this edition of the #PurpleFTW Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
49:03 12/11/2014
This is an exclusive preview of Football Convos for Purple FTW! listeners only, an interview with former Vikings & 2014 College Football Hall of Famer Darrin Nelson.Football Convos is a 5-day a week podcast featuring interviews with the players, coaches, and contributors that make this game great. Website: footballconvos.comTwitter: @FootballConvos.Email: andy@footballconvos.comFC 1: Darrin NelsonDarrin Nelson is a Stanford grad, an 11-year NFL veteran , and 2014 College Football Hall of Fame inductee.At Stanford, Darrin was one of Bill Walsh's original dual threat RBs compling 2130 yards rushing and 970 receiving during their two years together in Palo Alto. Darrin finished his college career as the NCAA's all-time all purpose yards leader with 6885 (currently 15th).As the 7th overall pick of the 1982 NFL draft, Darrin went on to an NFL career with the Vikings and Chargers. He ended his career with 23 TDs (18 rushing, 5 receiving) and 11,017 all-purpose yards (4442 rushing, 2559 receiving, and 4016 in the return game).Darrin is currently a senior associate
33:54 12/10/2014
It was ugly, but our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings (6-7) ground out a win vs the New York Football Jets Sunday in walkoff fashion 30-24 as Teddy Bridgewater tossed a screen to Jarius Wright and #17 did the rest on an 87-yd TD in overtime to launch the Vikings to 6-7 on the season. We're still technically in the playoff hunt, but need to win out and have a cavalcade of things to go right to do so.Either way, the future is looking bright with Teddy leading the way and Zimmer at the helm.Not perfect, but we'll take it talkie points include:* The Weekly Referendum on Teddy Bridgewater* OFFENSIVE Offensive Line* Running Back by Com"Meh"tee* WR Love* Everson Griffen: 1st Team All-Pro* Special Teams Sucked Today* Josh Robinson... Yeahhh* Marveling at Mike Zimmer* Percy Harvin * Purple FTW Helmet StickersAll that and other "Percy is a whiner, but so damn talented (when healthy)" jibber-jabber on this edition of the #PurpleFTW Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
34:37 12/8/2014
Jets Apologist Jeff Lloyd (@Jeff_LJ_Loyd) of RSEN's Draft Room stopped by to preview the upcoming tilt between our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings and the New York M-E-H-S Mehs Mehs Mehs! The Vikings (5-7) finish up their three game home stand with momentum and slim playoff hopes. The Jets (2-10).... Have more questions than answers.Mike Zimmer vs Wrecks Ryan Talkie Points Include:* The Jets missed in the historic 2014 WR Draft* Why the Jets are 2-10* Who's back in 2015: Rex, Idzik, or Geno?* Jets QB of the Future: Geno, Jameis, or Mariota?* The Jets drafted Stephen Hill before Alshon Jeffery. That is all.* Has Percy punched anyone yet?* What's wrong with Cordarrelle?* Christian Ponder Reflections* How can the Jets get fixed?* Teddy Bridgewater Love* STONE COLD HOT TAKE* The Gauntlet* Worst Jets Coach Ever: Lou Holtz or Richie Kotite?* Best Interviews: Deone Bucannon, Jake Plummer, Ted Sundquist* Word Association* Jenn Sterger* What happens with Adrian Peterson this season? And beyond* Jeff's 2015 Draft Sleeper: Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest CB All that and other "Brett Favre is both of our team's best QB in the last 20 years" jibber-jabber on this edition of the #PurpleFTW Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
54:30 12/3/2014
Our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings (5-7) outplayed the Carolina Panthers (3-8-1) on Sunday 31-13 to keep the Purple's very faint playoff hopes alive. The Vikings won in all three phases, including two first half punt blocks returned for TDs by Adam Thielen and all-world Everson Griffen.The win was a much needed boost to morale and momentum as the Vikings close out 2014. We recap the Purple victory with talkie points that include:* Extra Special Special Teams* The Weekly Referendum on Teddy Bridgewater * Everson Griffen Worth Every Penny* That Zimmer Hellfire Defense* Wide Receiver Assesment * Chad Greenway Old Yeller Moment* Xavier Rhodes Love* Not Sure If The Vikings Were Dominant or if Carolina was Garbage* Mike Zimmer* Purple FTW! Helmet Stickers All that and other "We Need to Pay Everson More" jibber-jabber on this edition of the #PurpleFTW Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
28:45 12/1/2014
Travis Hancock (@TBoneWFNZ) of The Fan Charlotte joins us to preview Sunday's matchup as the Carolina Panthers (3-7-1) roll into The Bank to take on our Minnesota Fighitn' Vikings (4-7).The Panthers are coming off their bye, but have had 5 straight losses (and a tie) and have a lot more questions than answers at the moment. We look to take advantage of those questions Sunday and add to Cam Newton's 32 sacks on the season (3rd most in the NFL). The Commissioners Exempt List Bowl talkie points include:* The NFC South is terrible* Tank or Wins?* Is Cam Newton THEE guy?* Bigger Loss: Steve Smith or Jordan Gross?* Travis' "Steve Smith Taco Eating Contest" story* Dave Gettleman: Sly Like a Fox?* Mike Tolbert is fat* Eli Manning to the Panthers?* Captain Munnerlyn: LOL* Fred Smoot* Why has the Carolina D regressed?* Teddy Bridgewater Love* Jerick McKinnon Fantasy Whining: #FEEDMcKinnon* Final Score Prediction* I've got a fever. And the only perscription is more Riverboat Ron* STONE COLD HOT TAKE (RG3 related)* Word Association Game* Who is Jeff Davidson?* Gus Malzahn to the Panthers? War Damn Panther* Joe Webb Opining* Trade Offer: Greenway for Benjamin. Straight up* Andy tries not to food poison Travis' family* The Wings & Back are the BEST PARTS of the Turkey* Black Friday Shopping is stupid All that and other "WHY DID YOU BLOW UP DAUNTE'S KNEE!?" on this edition of the #PurpleFTW Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
49:12 11/26/2014
Our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings fell 24-21 to the Green Bay Packers Sunday at The Bank. It was a near run thing, but Mike Zimmer & his young squadron came up short. The Vikings (4-7-0) faint playoff chances are getting fainter, but there are a lot of young pieces and positives to take going forward. #BrickByBrick to steal a phrase from another Minnesota football program on the rise.Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda Talkie Points Include:* That Zimmer D is Legit * Kalil Needs to be Benched* The Weekly Referendum on Teddy Bridgewater* #FeedMcKinnon, #FreeBanyard, #ByeFeliciaBenTate* Charles Johnson Love. Again.* Welcome Back, Kyle Rudolph* Norv!* Chad Greenway. It's Time. (taps)* Xavier Rhodes Had a Day* #PurpleFTW Helmet Stickers All that and other "Moral Victory" jibber-jabber on this edition of the #PurpleFTW Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
32:16 11/24/2014
Eric Thompson (@eric_j_thompson) of The Daily Norseman rejoins the show to preview the upcoming Vikings-Packers funeral... I mean game Sunday at The Bank.The Packers (7-3) are one of the hottest teams in the NFL and what the Vikings (4-6) did is still circling the bowl somewhere near Soldier Field.We come in as huge underdogs, but we try to drum up hope about the current and future prospects for our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings as we prepare to take on our most hated rival.Cheese & Blaze Orange Hatin' Talkie Points Include:* SONS OF ANARCHY ANALYSIS* Adrian Peterson Elephant* Offensive Line Issues* Mike Iupati (One Time)* Matt Kalil or a hole in the ground* Picks 2-7 of the 2012 Draft are DREADFUL* #FEEDMcKinnon* Ben Tate Waiver Claim. Mean Anything?* #TwoMinuteTeddy > Vertical Passing Teddy* Teddy is an indoor QB* Complaining about Norv Turner* The Defense is still good, improving, and will rebound.* Mike Zimmer as a coach: Learning to fly* Josh Robinson is not terrible* Reluctant Packers Love* Cobb & Nelson = Best WR Tandem in the NFl* The Greatness of Aaron Rodgers... Mustache* How the Packers can get got Sunday* Final Score Predictions* STONE COLD HOT TAKE (Or TAEK)* Word Association* Facebook & Twitter Qs* 2015 Draft Needs* Mandatory Ted & Di references All that and other pretending to hate cheese for a week (even though it's SO effin' good) jibber-jabber on this edition of the #PurpleFTW Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:20:52 11/19/2014
*Welp*. Despite Chicago's best efforts, the Minnesota Vikings fell at Soldier Field Sunday 24-13. Marking our 7th consecutive loss at that Godforsaken space ship on Lake Michigan. It was a disappointing game all around for our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings who now fall to 4-6 and seemingly no longer in the mix for the playoffs.But, as Vikings Fans always do, we shake it off and move on. Shaking It Off Talkie Points Include:* Failure in All Three Phases - The Trident of Failure* Teddy In Cold Weather* #FEEDMcKinnon is back in effect* RIP Matt Kalil* Charles Johnson: Common Name, Uncommon Production* Where the Hell Did the Defense Go?* Mike Zimmer as a Head Coach* Jared Allen - A Love Letter* Purple FTW! Helmet Stickers* Mandatory Adrian Talking Point (Yeah....) All that and other laugh so we don't cry (or vomit) jibber-jabber on this edition of the #PurpleFTW Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
45:30 11/17/2014
Howard Sinker (@fansview) of the Star Tribune and MPR joins the podcast to take a look behind enemy lines as we preview Sunday's Vikings-Bears clash at Solider Field.The Bears (3-6) are coming off two straight humiliating losses, fans are questioning Cutler AND Trestman's future with the team, and the locker room is on the verge of collapse. (This is all very 2013 Vikings-ish, fwiw)Hopefully Zimmer's Wild Boyz can be the straw that breaks the proverbial camel's back on Sunday as the Vikings try to get their 1st win in Chicago since 2007.The Camel Back Breaking Talkie Points Today Include:* The Bears' 55-14 loss @ Green Bay in One Word.* Marc Trestman (The PRIDE of St Louis Park) & Jay Cutler's future with the Bears.* Mel Tucker should not be a defensive coordinator. Anywhere.* Is Brandon Marshall focused?* Defensive FA flops: Jared Allen & Lamarr "I sacked Garoppolo" Houston.* Peanut Tillman & Lance Briggs aren't long for this league.* Kyle Fuller is legit.* Matt Forte & Alshon Jeffery are aight.* Andy suggests a big name head coach to replace Trestman in 2015.* Is Teddy B the real deal for the Vikings?* A Teddy/Cutler Cyborg would be the perfect QB.* Thoughts on Adrian playing in 2014 and beyond.* Howard thinks McKinnon is more McCluster than Charles.* Rex Ryan = Bears 2015 Defensive Coordinator.* Final Score Prediction: 31-28* STONE COLD HOT TAKE* Di Murphy Love Monologue. #Paleo* Young Mike Ditka Autograph stories.* Young Mike Ditka looks like the U of Georgia mascot. #UGA* Controversy: The Best Deep Dish Pizza in Chicago is ____.* The Best Juicy Lucy in the Twin Cities is ____?* "Brian's Song" made us both cry. (Not ashamed)* Macalester Fighting Scots Football Love* T-JACK SHOUT OUT IN THIS EPISODE* Minnesota Twins Talk: Why isn't Doug Mientkiewicz the Manager?* Professor Sinker's advice to aspiring writers. All that and other Jay Cutler is Bae jibber-jabber on this edition of the #PurpleFTW Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:29:27 11/13/2014
Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) joins the show again to talk everything Minnesota Fightin' Vikings. It IS the bye week for the Purple, but we're still here grinding frankly because I... Have... No other hobbies or life.The Purple Peeps Eater talking points include:* What the hell's going on with Adrian?* Does 28 play in 2014? Is he a Viking in 2015?* Mike Zimmer: State of the Union* Dat Zimmer Hellfire Defense* When does Harrison get extended? For how much?* The Weekly Daily Referendum on Teddy Bridgewater* Chase Ford = Kyle Rudolph in 2014* Is Cordarrelle fixable?* The future of Jerick McKinnon* O-Line: Short term & Long term solutions* What's Phil Loadholt's deal?* 2014 Vikings Pro Bowlers (One name WILL shock you)* Arif's STONE COLD HOT TAKE* Twitter/Facebook Qs* The story behind Mike Freeman blocking Arif* "You blocked the Arif, but you did not block the Deputy" All that and other bye week jibber-jabber on this edition of the #PurpleFTW Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:04:45 11/6/2014
Our Minnesota Fightin Vikings earned a hard fought win Sunday at The Bank over the Washington Professional football team 29-26. Halftime adjustments and motivation for the winThe Hard Fought Win Talking Points Include:* Matt Fullback Asiata done did it again* The Weekly Referendum on Teddy Bridgewater* Greg Jennings the Leader* Cordarrelle Where Art Thou?* Chase Ford Ballin' Out* Pass Rush Inc.* Sharrif Floyd Love* Special Teams: Le Sigh* Purple FTW Helmet Stickers* Adrian the Elephant in the Room All that and other Vikings Victory jibber-jabber on this edition of the #PurpleFTW Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
39:24 11/3/2014
Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) of eDraft joined us to preview Sunday's game between our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings and the Washington Something Somethings.The Something-Something Talkie Points Included* 2014 Draft Notes* Anthony Barr Man Love* Analysis of the Zimmer Hellfire Defense* The Vikings Secondary: Worst to Not Bad* Teddy is NOT "Bustwater"* Where's our deep threat?* Chase Ford is a "Broke-Ass Jimmy Graham"* What Kyle Rudolph can bring when healthy* Offensive Line Changes. Fixes?* Washington "Redskins": Is. It. Racist?* Zimmer vs Gruden: The Marvin Lewis Bowl* Colt McCoy or RG3... Who cares?* DeSean Jackson is a Man* Alfred Morris is Underrated* Jim Haslett Book Club* How the Vikings can get a win on Sunday* Luke's STONE COLD HOT TAKE* The Gauntlet* Luke and PA talk and text more than people know.* What movie needs a reboot/sequel?* Fantasy Football Nonsense* Mandatory Ted & Di ReferenceAll that and other "3 & 5 and Still Alive" Vikings jibber-jabber on this edition of the #PurpleFTW Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:32:48 10/29/2014
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings went into Tampa and emerged with a 19-13 OT win as Anthony Barr stepped up and into the limelight with a walk-off strip and fumble return for a TD.The Vikings (3-5) still have a glimmer of hope for 2014. We dig into all of the hope as we recap the Week 8 Vikings-Buccaneers brewhaha.Recap Talkies Include1. Anthony MF Barr2. Teddy Time3. Cordarrelle Stepping Up4. For the Love of All That is Holy #FEEDMcKINNON5. Chase Ford Love6. Mandatory Offensive Line Talking Point7. Dat Zimmer Hellfire Defense8. Everson Griffen. Sneaky Great Season9. Special Teams Chat10. #PurpleFTW Helmet StickersAll that and other Victorious Tampa Talkies on this edition of the #PurpleFTW Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
44:41 10/27/2014
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings (2-5) are going into Raymond James Stadium Sunday to kick some ugly uniformed pirate ass. Bottomline. The Vikings WILL win in Tampa Sunday. I guarantee it.I'll tell you why as well as run up the score (Bama style) on some 2014 Vikings trivia featuring Unle Nick (@nickasun).All that and other Tampa Talkies on this edition of the #PurpleFTW Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
45:40 10/22/2014
Our Minnesota Fightin' Vikings fall in Buffalo 17-16 in heartbreaking fashion to the Bills. At 2-5, 2014's hope hangs by a thread, but there are some positives to pull out of the wreckage. We dive into the crash site. Today's Recap Rundown Consists of:1. The Offense Wheel of Blame2. O-Line Mandatory Talking Point3. #FreeMcKinnon4. The 2Live Receiver Crew5. Zim's Timeout Game6. Xavier Rhodes7. Anthony Barr Love8. The DEFENSE is getting there (But Greenway needs to shut it down)9. Teddy TalkAll that and other Rational Rube Hotness on this edition of the #PurpleFTW Podcast.An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
37:56 10/20/2014
Darren Campbell of Kick Ass Blog Vikings joins us as our (2-4) Minnesota ikings head to Buffalo for a delicious matchup Sunday vs the (3-3) Bills. Hot Wingy Deliciousness on the level of:* How Zimmer calling out the team can be good or backfire.* Offensive Line misery: #TeamFlipKalilandCharlie* Teddy is not a bust. Nor is he a Hall-of-Famer (yet)* Keep McKinnon Free, Zim.* Cordarrelle is not healthy or effective.* Greg Jennings: $9 million/yr WR4.* Norv Musgrave.* Chase Ford Love.* Hodges over Greenway. * Anthony Barr gushing.* Josh Robinson is making a Pro Bowl.* Vikings-Bills: The Oh-Fer Eight Bowl* The Bills D-Line vs the Vikings O-Line = Woof* The Vikings run game vs the #1 run defense in the NFL.* Kyle Orton will ALWAYS be Neckbeard.* EJ Manuel & Christian Ponder are basically the same guy.* Sammy Watkins respect.* A Ted Glover reference.* How the Bills can get got.* STONE COLD HOT TAKES* Is Rick Spielman on the Hot Seat?* Is Carl Gerbschmidt a real person?* Nova Scotia love.* How Darren (a Mike Tice doppelganger) would've handled The Love Boat.All that and other and lots more bad-assedness on this edition of the #PurpleFTW Podcast.An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:16:11 10/16/2014
The Minnesota Vikings offense failed to show up in a 17-3 home loss to the Detroit Lions. We sift through the rubble to pull out a few cogent talkie points about the game.Cogent tastiness on the level of:* Teddy Time Was Meh* The Offensive Line is Still a Major Issue* #FreedMcKinnon* Anthony Barr is a Man* That Zimmer Hellfire Defense is Developing* Cordarrelle Ain't Healthy* Chase Ford Love * Zimmer is the Boss* #PurpleFTW Helmet StickersAll that and other and lots more schutff on this edition of the #PurpleFTW Podcast.An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
42:47 10/13/2014
We're on to Detroit. As the Minnesota Vikings try to pick up our first division win Sunday at The Bank vs the Detroit Lions.Despite what it felt like last Thursday, the season is NOT over and the future still looks bright for Zimmer & the boys in Purple. Kyle Segall (@KJSegall) of The Daily Norseman joins me to preview the Week 6 clash.Talkie Points Included:* The Christian Ponder Epitaph* Teddy Time is Back* Anthony Barr Love* Cordarrelle Usage (Or Lack Thereof)* Greg Jennings Hates Christian Ponder* Matt "Fullback" Asiata: NFL Record Holder?* Can the Offensive Line Rebound?* Fusco's Boob* Josh Robinson: 2014 Pro Bowler* Robert Blanton is Terrible* Rookie Disappointments?* The Questionableness of Tom Johnson's Arrest* How the Detroit Lions Can Get Got* Matthew Stafford;s Superhero Name is: Hallow Stats Man* No Megatron. No Bush. Good Times* Our O-Line vs Detroit's Defensive Front* Jim Caldwell vs Jim Schwartz* Prediction: Vikings 28, Lions 17 (Both of Us)* Kyle's STONE COLD HOT TAKE: Anthony Barr. Tom Brady's 2015 Team (Not the Pats)* * Is Peyton Manning the GOAT? (Terry Bradshaw is not)* Revis & Aqib Talib as roommates* Will the Vikings Play This Year* Who Does Adrian Play for in 2015?* Over/Under: 5.5 Seasons in Minnesota for Mike Zimmer?* Zimmer Punching Andy. For Funsies.* Kyle's will to Live and Die in the Dixie Shaped State* Andy Makes Kyle Talk About His Daily Norseman Colleagues* Why The Hairless Hamster Selfies?* JIMMY GAROPPOLO SOUND DROP IN THIS EPISODE.All that and other non-sad stuff on this edition of the #PurpleFTW Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:24:10 10/8/2014
W.T.F. WTF! The Vikings came in low expectations with no Teddy, but..... Yow. Christian Ponder started (maybe/hopefully) his final game as a Viking. We recap the 42-10 curbstomping the Packers put on us.Curbstompage highlights (lowlights?) include:* Christian Ponder Swan Song Review* Defensive Highs & Lows* Where the Hell is Cordarrelle?* The Offensive Line Sucks Again * Zimmer as a Head Coach* All. Of. The Injuries.* That NFL Shop Commercial is BaloneyAll that and other non-sad stuff on this edition of the #PurpleFTW Podcast!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
36:33 10/3/2014
Giancarlo King (@GiancarloKing) of Bleacher Report stopped in to talk about how the Packers can Get Got by the Vikings on Thursday Night.The Get Got talking points included:* Thoughts on the 2-2 thus far.* Teddy Bridgewater Love.* NORV!!!* The running game without AP.* Offensive Line questions.* Big test for Kalil Thursday - Matthews, Peppers.* Josh Robinson might make a Pro Bowl.* Cordarrelle Quota.* The development of Anthony Barr. * Mike Zimmer's timeout game.* Aaron Rodgers is a stud surrounded by mostly duds.* Not time for Packers fans to R-E-L-A-X.* This might be the worst Packers team since they won the Super Bowl.* Eddie Lacy is NOT Trent Richardson. Yet.* The Packers defense can be run AND passed on.* How is Dom Capers still employed?* Andy trolled Pete Prisco.* Fantasy Football whining.* JJ Watt. MVP?* Who's gonna coach the Raiders?* Doug Martin should be the bellcow.* Adrian Peterson & 2nd chances* Comment section warriors.* Some people LOVE Jacquizz Rodgers...* Giancarlo's STONE COLD HOT TAKES - 1 CFB, 1 NFL. (Spoiler: I was shocked)All that and other audible goodness on this edition of the #PurpleFTW Podcast.An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:11:14 10/1/2014
Teddy Bridgewater & the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Atlanta Falcons 41-28 yesterday in an impressive debut by the future of the purple franchise.To honor his achivements, we busted out a 10-pack of ponderings from Sunday's game to ponder. Ponder.1. Thorough Teddy Time Thoughts2. The Defensive is Still Offensive at Times3. Asiata & McKinnon: The Cruuuuise Brothers4. The Offensive Line is Back5. Xavier Rhodes is Aight6. Jarius Wright. Welcome Back7. Cordarrelle.... Still Bitter8. Zimmer's Timeout Game Needs Work9. Be Nice to Chrisitan Ponder10. The Ladies at TCF Bank Stadium. #PurpleFTW Helmet Sticker Winners for Week 4:* Teddy Bridgewater* The Offensive Line* McKinnon/Asiata* Xavier Rhodes* Harrison Smith* Jen HaleAn Andy Carlson Joint.
00 9/29/2014
The Vikings host the Falcons Sunday and Ted Glover (@purplebuckeye) of The Daily Norseman stopped by to preview the matchup between the Teddy Bridgewater led Purple People Eaters vs the Dirty Birds from the Dirty South.All of the Episode 66 Goodness Entails:-Why Ted is in Germany-Ted survives the DN comment section-1998 Vikings Memories (Blacked out memories?)-Positives from the Saints Loss-Teddy Bridgewater Time. Let's do this-Why Teddy should breed hope for the Vikings-Offensive Line Issues-WTH happened to Matt Kalil?-Vlad Ducasse is David Dixon-Austin Wentworth (877-SACK-NOW) (via Eric Thompson)-Charlie Johnson is the 3rd best OL right now. Let that sink in.-Kyle Rudolph: Injured and Invisible-CHASE FORD!!!-The Defense is Improved-Heat coming from all directions-But Robert Blanton can't cover TEs-How the Atlanta Falcons can get got.-McKinnon Involvement. Need Mas-Teddy loves his TEs-If Jarius Wright could come out of Witness Protection, that would be great.-Hester vs Cordarrelle: Kick Return Shootout-Ted's STONE COLD HOT TAKE (Hint: It concerns "That Team Up North")-I'm aware that "Roasting Dirty Birds" means something else entirely in England.An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
55:13 9/25/2014
The Vikings fell to the Saints 20-9 Sunday in New Orleans, but all is not lost. It's Teddy Freakin' Bridgewater time, baby.Who Dat Talking Points Today include:1) It's Teddy Time in the City2. Roughing the Passer? Question Mark?3. The Defense Showed Promise4. Good Offensive Lineman are kind of a big deal5. Matt McKinnie or Bryant Kalil?6. Cordarrelle-darrelle-darrelle - Where are you?7. Kyle Rudolph: Groining Pains8. 2014 Schedule LoveMy proudest moment: I didn't mention "Bountygate" once and only made one thin reference to it. Great success!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
30:43 9/22/2014
New Orleans native Georgette Dunn (@GeorgetteJedik) joins us on the podcast to discuss the Vikings-Saints matchup from a "behind enemy lines" perspective and talk a little cajun non-sense as well.Cajun nonsense on the levels on:-Her thoughts on the Adrian Peterson situation as a Southern mother-Did the Vikings "Get it Right"?-Supporting the TEAM-The Bandwagonness of Saints fans (Seahawks fans ain't got norhin' on em)-Team Cassel of Team Teddy?-When (if) Teddy Bridgewater should start-The Saints Defense Sucks-How to tailgate in the South-Stopping Drew Brees, Brandin Cooks, the Remnants of Marcus Colston, and G's BF Jimmy Graham-Andy predicts the Vikings win 75-69 (PURELY for Fantasy reasons)-Andy gets Georgette on the No-Fly List. #HomelandSecurity-Word Association-An Interesting Side Effect of Katrina-Waffle House: You Complete Me-Oyster po Boy Love-"Make Em Say Ughhhh" was one of our Prom songs-One of us lives near Lil Wayne-"Gone with the Wind" was NOT set in New Orleans-G's favorite song is "Stand Up and Get Crunk"-G's STONE COLD HOT TAKE: Hint - She Loves Brian Hoyer-The Gauntlet-G's Mardi Gras Story (It involves a horse)-Andy knows where Picayune is because of Jonathan BenderWe TRY to keep it Football football related as we already said our piece in previous episodes Goodbye, Adrian and The Seven Vikings Fans You Meet During The AP Situation, but hard not to touch on why your best player is (rightfully) not on the field this week or for the entire season in all likelyhood.An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:16:48 9/18/2014
The Adrian Peterson Abuse situation & the Minnesota Vikings's handling of it has raised eyebrows and divided a fanbase.We talk about the Seven Types of Vikings Fans you'll encounter during this terrible situation.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
21:18 9/16/2014
Adrian Peterson needs to be cut by the Minnesota Vikings and suspended indefinitely by the NFL. Immediately.We discuss why.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
21:40 9/12/2014
Lindsey Young (@LindseyMNSports) of Vikings Territory and Timberpups joined us again to preview Vikings-Patriots & dig into all other sorts of awesomeness.Awesomess on the level of:-Her recent article about Viking Wives that ran on KSTP.-Reveling in the Vikings 34-6 destruction of the Rams-Zimmer's Defense receiving national praise. Too soon?-The "funness" of Cordarrelle Patterson-The functionalness of Matt Cassel-Harrison Smith Love-Josh Robinson Dap-Patriots Preview (NOMAHHHHHHH)-How the Vikings can beat the Patriots-The Matchups: Gronk vs Barr/Harrison. Cordarrelle vs Revis. Brady vs EVERYBODY.-The Development of Anthony Barr-Teddy Time on Hold-The NFC North is WIDE OPEN-What's More Likely?-Lindsey states that the Vikings will win 7-straight Super Bowls... (Not really, but kinda)-Timberwolves-Fantasy Football Issues-Lindsey's Stone Cold Hot Take Prediction for the NFL season-And a whole lot more. Make sure to check out Lindsey's personal site http://makingthecall.wordpress.com/An Andy Carlson JointFollow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:01:21 9/12/2014
We bask in the glory of the Vikings' 34-6 ass kicking of the St Louis Rams in the 1st installment of Purple FTW's Rapid Reaction, Muy Caliente Take, Too Soon Recap Show (RRMCTTSRS)Muy Caliente Rapid takes like:1) DAT DEFENSE is So SEXY2) Cordarrelle PATTERSON is the Truth3) Adrian Looked Old4) The Cassel-Jennings Chemistry is REAL5) Where the Hell was Kyle Rudolph?6) Blair Walsh. He Aiiiiight7) Harrison SMITH is a MAN8) Captain is Major9) St Louis is a Morgue10) The NFC North is WIDE OpenAn Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNWe're also on Stitcher! http://bit.ly/1rNsopIMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
32:30 9/7/2014
Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) of Vikings Territory, Vikings Journal, and The Daily Norseman makes his triumphant return to the Podcast to discuss everything Minnesota Vikings related and all other sorts of schtuff.Schtuff Like:-53-Man Roster Reactions-Waiver wire pickups-MarQueis Gray's development in the NFL-Practice Squad takes-Chase Ford (kinda) makes the club in a tub-Austin Wentworth's roller coaster of emotion-What is Ahmad Dixon?-Christian Ponder. Still tradeable?-Depth Chart coverage-The Safety position is still not so safe-Preview of the Rams-The Rams WRs are a pile of unfullfilled potential-Greg Robinson isn't Orland Pace yet, I guess-Cordarrelle is Norv's Manhattan Project-The Vikings will make the playoffs in 2014 if ________.-Over/Under 3.5 starts in 2014 for Teddy Bridgewater?-Matt Cassel faith-Arif's Stone Cold Hot Take of the 2014 season. #Shocking is the only thing I can come up with-What is Vikings Journal? Show it some love.-JJ Watt is underpaid-Michael Sam -Wes Welker Dancin' with Molly-Why apple picking sucks-Eating a bald eagle for Thanksgiving. (Just kiddin, FBI)-Star Wars is a thing-Master Tesfatsion is Seth Rogan to Arif's Paul Rudd-ArifsThoughts.angelfire.com An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:11:40 9/3/2014
yler joined me for a guerilla ambush episode. Even less prep (somehow) than normal shows, just a lot of shoot from the hip talk and opinions about big sports topics of the day.Hip shots like:-Biggest Vikings winner of the preseason.-TWolves introduction at the MN State Fair.-Josh Shaw & USC. (Sark shoulda stayed in Washington)-Notre Dame academic scandal.-Roger Goodell admitting he was wrong on Ray Rice. Stiffens domestic violence punishments.-Josh Gordon is a dummy.-Marijuana in the NFL.-Adrian Peterson as a Dallas Cowboy.-Jim Harbaugh will end up in Ann Arbor next season.-Wes Welker & concussions. Why continue?All that and six bags of chips on the Purple FTW! PodcastAn Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
59:37 8/28/2014
Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) of The Daily Norseman makes her triumphant return to the podcast to talk everything Vikings, Timberwolves, and life related.Tasty Topics Like:-Back to School!-Matt Cassel starting for the Vikings over rookie phenom Teddy Bridgewater-Christian Ponder on the Market?-First Round of roster cuts. A few surprise names.-Chase Ford Love-Di's love for the Fox Sports North Girls-Di is a Twin Cities Ten (And a Nebraska 18)-Kevin Love GONE! Enter the Andrew Wiggins!!! (And Anthony Bennett & Thaddeus Young)-K-Love is NOT Garnett-Sports Crushes-Local Sports Personalites Di Hates-Why Di would never sell Mary Kay-Going Paleo-Diet Coke is The Alamo-Purse Made of Python-Big Ten Football & Basketball Suck & Are Stuck in the 1940s-Patrick Reusse makes Ted look like Justin Bieber-Meeting Eric Thompson in Real Life-Who would play Di in a movie?-Read the Book "This is Where We Leave You"-And - oh yeah - SHOES! SHOES! SHOES!!!An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:05:05 8/25/2014
Uncle Nick (@nickasun) returns to the podcast to drop some more Triviasun action.This time around it's NFL players and their alma maters broken down into three sections: Current Vikings, Fantasy Football Studs, and Old School Randomness.Do YOU know where Howie Long played his college ball? (Do you even care? Because I didn't really)Make sure to check out the showpage at PurpleFTW.com to play along. Do it.An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
56:32 8/21/2014
Daniel House of Vikings Corner joined us to recap the THRILLING Vikings-Cardinals preseason match and talk about everything else under the sun Minnesota Vikings related.Under the Sun Topics Like:-Why Matt Cassel should start Week 1 (and longer)-Why Vikings Fans SHOULD be excited about the future of Teddy Bridgewater-1st Team Defensive Struggles-Xavier Rhodes: A Learning Process-Sharrif Floyd: MIP-Anthony Barr: Man Child-Shamar Stephen Making Most of Opportunity-Who's Starting at the 2nd Safety Spot-Josh Robinson Should Have Been a Raider-The Marvelous Marcus Sherels is Staying Put-Chad Greenway is Ray Lewis...-Kyle Rudolph is Primed for a Breakout Season-The RB2 Shuffle: McKinnon, Asiata, Banyard-Vikings Going No FB This Season?-The 5-Wide Conundrum-What's Up with Blair Walsh-Bring Back Chris Kluwe?.... (All. The. Clicks)-A New Role for Christian Ponder-Mankato Takes-Zimmer vs Leslie-THEE Arif Hasan Love-Who's the Coolest Blogger at Mankato?-Over/Under -53-Man Roster Projections-Barron HS (WI) Golden Bears Vox in the Box!-Watch Your Backs, Wobby & PA. Watch. Your. Backs.An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:24:59 8/18/2014
Simple question. Not so simple answer. I dive in with some Minnesota Vikings post-game, post-game winning drive, post-full release rapid reaction. The answer may surprise you. An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
14:22 8/16/2014
The Minnesota Vikings played their first preseason game Friday at the bank vs the Oakland (for now) Raiders. I recapped and gave some Andy's Sizzlin', Bacon Grease, Incendiary, Napalm, Anna Kendrick, Hot Fire Preseason Takes.Hotness Like:-The Bank as an NFL Stadium-Why This Preseason is Important-Cassel Will Start Week 1-Teddy's Not Ready, But Will Be Eventually-Ponder Not Making the 53?-Anthony Barr is a Man-Adam Thielen is a Stone Cold Lock to Make the Roster-Jerrick McKinnon is Fun to Watch-Defense of 2014-Captain = Antoine Winfield 2.0?-Jeff Locke-Not Linval's Fault-Cordarrelle & Rudy Hotness-Shaun Prater & Jabari Price: A Tale of Two CBs-Retire #93-All in with Zim-Stop Booing Christian Ponder-Kory Kalani Kahaunaele SperryAn Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
33:03 8/11/2014
Eric Thompson (@eric_j_thompson) of The Daily Norseman stopped by to talk some Minnesota Vikings Training Camp, preview the first preseason game vs the Oakland (San Antonio?) Raiders, and offer some of his Hot Fire Taeks on our favorite football team.Nuggets of Knowledge Nectar Include:-AC Leonard. Yee Gon-Mankato Diaries: Painting the Town Off-White-King of Mankato-New Media vs Old Media-First Depth Chart Reactions & Overreactions-Jamarca Sanford is indeed immortal. And The Highlander.-McKinnon over Asiata-The much vaunted FB Battle: Felton vs Line-Tiny Richardson Love-Jeff Baca & Mike Mauti: WTH Happened?-Charlie Johnson. Still... Starting...-Sharrif Floyd-Linval Joseph: Not Williams Wall 2.0, but good enough.-Chad Greeenway: Bounceback-Greg Jennings: The Ponder Mulligan-Teddy Bridgewater Gushing! (Cue Harp Music)-Anthony Barr Can Be a Full Back if All Else Fails-Preseason Game 1 vs the Raiders-Heh. Matt Schaub.-The Comment Section... Yeah-Kluwe-Kevin Love-NBA Jam Love-The Daily Norseman LoveAn Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:14:00 8/7/2014
The Minnesota Vikings have a fresh start with new head coach Mike Zimmer and future franchise QB Teddy Bridgewater.I believe the Vikings have a 4-year window to win a Super Bowl. Listen in and find out why.An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
27:33 8/5/2014
Uncle Nick (@Nickasun) dropped in to drop some Minnesota Vikings trivia on us. Are we Ken Jennings or the dude who got the 1st question wrong on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Tune in to find out, yo.The questions break down into three categories:-2013 Vikings Jersey #s-The 20 QBs That Have Thrown Randy Moss an NFL Pass-Starting Vikings QBs Through the YearsPlay along yourself! (Or click on the above links to cheat... If you're -- you know -- that type of person)An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
41:06 7/29/2014
Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) of Vikings Territory joins us from Mankato to talk about the Ted Bear parody Twitter account...But we also talk Minnesota Vikings Training Camp (for some reason):-Chad Greenway & Arif Share a Bro-Ment. Discuss a future sit down interview.-Kyle Rudolph Contract Extension: Great value or overpaid?-Takeaways from Camp's First Padded Practice-Anthony Barr Love-Camp Stars: Adam Thielen, Kain Colter, AC Leonard-Chase Ford: Yeeeee Gon.-RB2 Competition: Matt Asiata vs Jerrick McKinnon-Teddy Bridgewater vs Matt Cassel-Who starts first: Teddy or Johnny?-Cleveland is basically North Korea-Differnces Between Zimmer's 1st Camp and Previous Camps-Mankato: The Crown Jewel of South-Central Minnesota-Excellent Adventures with Di & TedThe Purple FTW! Podcast is also available on iTunes. Get some.An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
39:47 7/28/2014
Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) and Ted Glover (@purplebuckeye) of the Daily Norseman call in and tell us what we need to know about the first 1.5 Days of Minnesota Vikings Training Camp in Mankato.The Purple FTW! Podcast is also available on iTunes. Get some.An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
18:35 7/26/2014
The Minnesota Vikings are back in Mankato for Training Camp. We follow their progress with our daily (or quasi daily) Training Camp Shawtys.Listen up.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
22:16 7/25/2014
FOOTBALL. ACTUAL FOOTBALL on this episode of the Purple FTW! Podcast. Our friends Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) and Ted Glover (@purplebuckeye) will both be cover Vikings Training Camp for The Daily Norseman and they stopped by for a preview of the Mankato goodness.Goodness Includes:-Training Camp as Part of the Media. BIG TIME!-Zimmer's 1st Camp Expectations-QB Battle: Teddy Bridgewater vs Matt Cassel vs........... Christian Ponder-Left Guard: Papa Yank, Baca, DuCasse, or.... Charlie Johnson?-RB2: McKinnon, Asiata, or Line?-Defensive Makeover - Zimmer vs Frazier-Who's starting at the other Safety spot?-Crowded CB room. Who makes it through?-Is Marcus Sherels a lock to make the roster?-Step It UP: Cordarrelle. Patterson.-Underdogs you're rooting for in camp-Surprise name that doesn't make the 53-Surprise name that makes the 53-Adrian Peterson Trade Value?-The Future of Adrian Peterson-Di's Thoughts on Chris Kluwe-Mike Priefer-Adrian Wedding Present-Ponder Baby Gifts-Predictions for the 2014 Minnesota Vikings Season-How old is Ted?All that and a lot of fun football talk & shenanigans. The Purple FTW! Podcast is also available on iTunes. Get some.An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:05:40 7/22/2014
The Minnesota Vikings have released the report that investigated Chris Kluwe's allegations that Special Teams Coordinator made homophobic remarks and that Kluwe was wrongfully terminated for his advocacy for LGBT Rights & Gay Marriage.We discuss the findings of the report.The Purple FTW! Podcast is also available on iTunes. Get some.An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
23:12 7/21/2014
Chris Kluwe announced Tuesday that he intends to sue the Minnesota Vikings if they do not publicly release the findings of the 6-month independent investigation of the allegations Kluwe made about homophobic remarks by special teams coach Mike Priefer.We had Arif Hasan of Vikings Territory and Di Murphy of the Daily Norseman on to get their takes. Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
35:57 7/15/2014
Back from Vegas and chatted it up with Dayna O'Gorman, the Official Seattle Seahawks Fan Reporter for NFL Female and host of the NFL Female Podcast.Chat included info nuggets like:-Her thoughts on the Seahawks 2014 Super Bowl Run-Russell Wilson - Franchise QB-The Legion of BOOM-Earl Thomas is a poor man's Harrison Smith-Pete Carroll is a Motivational Genius-John Schneider is a Genius-Matt Hasselbeck is a punk-Darrell Bevell is my home boy-Super Bowl XL Pain-Tarvaris Jackson. Underrated-Percy Harvin - Beast-Poison Pills - Hutch & Burleson-Season opening rematch of "The Fail Mary" aka The Very Accurate and Correct Call Game-Their interview with Chris Kluwe-The Best BBQ in Kansas City-Bandwagon Fans-Kevin Williams and his impact in 2014-AJ Jefferson is terrible-Dayna Like Prince-Sporting KC is the greatest team in the MLS-The MLS consists of more than 4 teams-The Los Angeles Sparks are not an MLS team-Cordarrelle Patterson and his greatness-Verruckt at Schlitterbahn WaterparkAll that and more shenanigans on Episode 44 of the Purple FTW! Podcast.The Purple FTW! Podcast is also available on iTunes. Get all up in that.An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
59:25 7/15/2014
Fake Ad Reads: Lil G's Dentristry Andy Carlson of the Purple FTW podcast here to tell you about Lil G's DentistryIt's grilling season boys and girls. And I'm not talking about brats, burgers, & and chicken. NO!I'm talking about ice on your grillz, baby!Dentist Lil G and his partner Jakob Mescovitz will make sure your teeth are blinged out for summer. I'm talkin' gold, I'm talkin' silver, I'm talkin' platinums, rubyies. Any sort of precious metal you want sodered onto your pearly whites, G and Mescovitz can Do it.Now They are NOT incorporated.The do NOT carry liability insurance.And they only take. straight cash homie because they don't file taxes...Tell em that Purple FTW sent you, and you'll get your 11th tooth FREE. (After you pay for 10 up front)So what are you waiting for? Get your ass down to Lil G's Dentistry & get your grill on, son!Their number is 651-555-Teef. T-E-E-F. 651-555-TEEF. One last time 651-555-TEEFBling bling. Bling Bl-ow.
01:22 6/27/2014
What's cooler than being cool? Being Di Murphy (@DiMurphyMN) or The Daily Norseman & Hockey Wilderness obviously. Our good friend joined us on the show to talk about anything and everything.Topics included, but were not limited to:-World Cup Noob Talk-Summer Summertime Adventures-Does Ted Glover (@purplebuckeye) own a necklace of ears? Tbd...-Beef with Dan Barreiro-The story behind the ill-fated Jeff Dubay Podcast formerly of The Tom Barnard Network-Her LEAST favorite local sports personalities. (Dun, dun, dun)-The importance of using the 'JK'-Twitter Stalking. The creepiness of DMs (Heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy)-Andy explains Tinder to Di-Bleeped cursing is funnier than cursing cursing-Di's going to Vikings Training Camp for The Daily Norseman! (Snoopy Dance!)-Howard Sinker (@afansview) is awesome. That is all.-Teddy Bridgewater Love-Di thinks Johnny Manziel will be the greatest player in NFL history... (JK)-Gronk Entourage = Gronktourage-Takes on previous Vikings Head Coaches: Brad Childress, Leslie Fraizer-Thoughts on the NEW Vikings coaching staff (All in with Zim)-Former Vikings Coordinators winning Rings-Jerry Kill rocks our socks off-Her divorce from Kevin Love -KG > K-Love. Now & Forever-LeBron James to the Minnesota Timberwolves? (Hello)-Ronny Turiaf is the Key to the T-Wolves rebuild...-LeBron-Melo-Pek are the NBA's new Big 3. (Also Jonny Flynn)-N*SYNC. Where are they now?-Samantha Ponder Twitter Blocking Game-Minnesota Wild hockey. Get some.-Roleplaying: Di interviews "Teddy Bridgewater"-Di & Kent Hrbek: A Love Story-The Hunger Games. Because why not.-SEO. SEO. SEO. This is written for SEO...The Purple FTW! Podcast is also available on iTunes. Get all up in that.An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:30:26 6/26/2014
Arif Hasan, the Editor of Vikings Territory & Cover 32-Vikings, stopped in and dropped Hot Fire Takes like Dylan (Dylan. Dylan, Dylan, & Dylan).Hot Fire Takes like:-Percy Harvin Retrospective -2014 Draft Thoughts-Rick Spielman Love-Mike Zimmer/Norv Turner Analysis. Also WTH is George Edwards?-Why does Chad Greenway suck?-The Left Guard Spot (dun dun dun)-Josh Robinson & the Defensive Backfield-The Defensive Line Rotation-Arif explains soccer to me. World Cup (USA! USA! USA!)-Mike Priefer Report dropping soon. What does it mean for Priefer, the Vikings, & Chris Kluwe?-30 for 30: Factory of Sadness-How much Arif sleeps per night (Spoiler: Not a lot)-Cordarrelle Patterson love.The Purple FTW! Podcast is also available on iTunes. Get all up in that.An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:27:59 6/17/2014
Lindsey Young of Vikings Territory & Timberpups (@LindseyMNSports on the Twitter Machine)) drops in to talk everything Minnesota Vikings & Timberwolves in a no-holds barred, steel cage deathmatch of informed, coherent knowledge bombs.Knowledge Bombs like:-Vikings outlook for 2014-Minneapolis Super Bowl-Tales from Bud Grant's Garage Sale-Teddy Bridgewater > Johnny Manziel-Her interviews with Marcus Sherels, EJ Henderson, & Matt Blair-Lindsey has a Michael Bennett jersey (for some reason)-Mark Madsen: Bad dancer, good interview-Kevin Garnett > Kevin Love-The State of the Minnesota Timberwolves (Oy!)-Holy Anthony Peeler References, Batman.-Women in Sports Media-The Greatness of Cordarrelle Patterson (Before he becomes a Raider)-Lots of other Schtuff!Listen in and listen often. The Purple FTW! Podcast is also available on iTunes. Hit that.An Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:07:32 6/9/2014
"The Voiceover Guy" (TVG) stops in to chat about everything NFL, degenerate behavior, and Britishness.Stuff like:-His score on the Seattle Seahawks last season-Approach to betting the NFL week to week-The NFL in London. Would a team based there fly?-Minnesota Vikings at 100/1-Hedging Bets: When, Why, & How-The Gauntlet-Las vegas storiesAn Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:02:26 6/3/2014
Carl Knowles of VikingsTerritory.com popped in and we talked BIG TIME STUFF.Big Time Stuff like:-Will Adrian Peterson end his career as a Viking?-Will the Anthony Barr Project pan out?-Jerick McKinnon: Is he ready to be an NFL RB?-Audie Cole: Man in the Middle?-Will Andrew Sendejo oust the Immortal Jamarca Sanford?-Man Love: Chase Ford-Teddy Bridgewater: The Future of the Minnesota Vikings-Why is Christian Ponder so bad? Also, Why is Christian Ponder underrated? (Say Wha?)-Bowling. All that and other shenanigans on this edition of the Purple FTW PodcastAn Andy Carlson Joint.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:28:10 5/29/2014
Claire Mullins (@theclairebear23) of NFLFemale.com stops by to chat Houston Texans, football, & life in general.Topics include (but are not limited to):Bill O'Brien-The Awesomeness of Adrian Peterson-The Suckitude of Matt Schaub-The Gloriousness of Waffle House-The Unappreciated of Andre Johnson-The Namaste of Arain Foster-The Amazeballsness of JJ Watt-The Laziness of JD Clowney-The Sexiness of Teddy Bridgewater-The Vegasness of Johnny & Gronk-The Dominance of Lindsey Duke > Sam Ponder-The Hall of Famedness of Garrett Graham-The Cursedness of #8 for the Texans-Kimye...-The Joys of Game of Thrones & Pantera (simultaneously)-The Difficulty of Ordering a Sierra Mist in the South-The Bum Phillipness of Bum Phillips-And probably a lot more!Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:13:44 5/27/2014
Uncle Nick swings by to chat about the summer movie's he's looking forward to.The movies include:-Godzilla-X-Men: Days of Futures Past-A Million Ways to Die in the West-22 Jump Street-Transformers: Age of Extinction-Dawn of the Planet of the Apes-Guardians of the Galaxy-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-The Expendables 3-Sin City: A Dame to Kill ForFollow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
46:17 5/27/2014
Gene LaVoy of Minnesota Vikings Memes stops by to chat everything Purple People Eater related.Topics include: The Meme business, the 98 Vikings, 2014 Draft Class, Teddy Bridgewater as the Savior, Anthony Barr = Chris Doleman (fingers crossed), Chad Greenway on his last legs & possibly out the door, Joe Mauer and his failures as a Twin (tangent), Johnny Manziel & what could've been, and.... Christian Ponder (le sigh). Purple FTW! Podcast - Ep 36 - A Conversation with Minnesota Vikings MemesFollow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:00:56 5/19/2014
Giancarlo King of Bleacher Report joins us as we discuss the Minnesota Vikings 2014 Draft haul.Wheelin' and Dealin' Rick Spielman does it again as we move from #8 down to #9 (Anthony Barr) and back into the end of the 1st round at #32 for our future franchise QB Teddy Bridgewater! (aka Manny's Steakhouse)We break it all down with Giancarlo including thoughts on every single Vikings pick as well as our above average class of undrafted free agents on Episode 35 of the Purple FTW! Podcast!Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:02:36 5/12/2014
Real time Teddy Bridgewater #32 Trade Reaction as the Minnesota Vikings pull a Spielmen (trade back into the 1st rd) and take the Louisville gunslinger.All that and quasi "meh" draft analysis as Tyler joins in.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
47:47 5/8/2014
Andy's joined by Tyler for the new Q&A segment: Crossfire (Dun Dun Dun Dun-Dun)Topics Covered-The 5 (Football) People You Meet in Heaven. -What happens if Johnny Manziel is there at 8?-Biggest Impact FA for the Jets?-Week 1 first: TDs, injuries, surprise players?-Adrian Peterson's future with the Vikings? -The New Vikings Stadium.-What Andy would buy with $1 million, the answer may surprise you. (Hint: It's Green Bay Packers related)Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
37:38 5/6/2014
The Vikings are back at Winter Park for Mike Zimmer's first Mini Camp. In our segment "Andy Talks Potential Future Franchise Vikings QBs & Compares Them to Restaurants" we talk LSU gunslinger Zach Mettenberger.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
37:35 5/3/2014
5 Hot Takes on the 2014 Vikings Schedule. Hint: The key to the season is surviving the first 5 weeks. Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
28:36 4/29/2014
Giancarlo King of Bleacher Report stops by to chat Minnesota Vikings Draft, Mike Zimmer, and the Future of the Purple.Uncle Nick also stops by for Purple FTW! Mailsack questions.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:04:30 4/23/2014
While it's a statistical improbability, Christian Ponder STILL could become the Vikings QB of the Future. So in our segment "Andy Talks Potential Future Franchise QBs and Compares Them to Restaurants", we take a look at our own CP3-and-Out.Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
31:54 4/22/2014
It's Mock Draft season. We decided to join the fray.We used the draft simulator over at Fanspeak.com to do a full 7-round mock draft for our beloved Minnesota Vikings.Check out our full results and listen to the podcast for our dimwitted analysis!Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
56:38 4/15/2014
PODCAST! The Daily Tree FiddyAdrian the Leader. College Athletes Paid. Preseason Sched."Things that cost too damn much"Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q6EKaNMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
48:43 4/10/2014
RG-Me. Erin Henderson. Zach Line."Riots after sporting events"Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1ats69BMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
44:43 4/9/2014
Mel Kiper. Cordarrelle. Josh Freeman."RSVP Humble-Brags"Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1ats69BMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
41:55 4/8/2014
Vikings Offseason Program. Zach Mettenberger. CJ2k in Purple. "Opinions are my own/RTs are not endorsements"Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1ats69BMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
44:00 4/7/2014
Kyle Rudolph considers himself to be one of the best TEs in the NFL and wants to be paid like one. We don't think he's there quite yet. Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1ats69BMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
13:49 4/3/2014
Johnny Manziel is Benihana in our segment "Andy Talks Potential Future Franchise Vikings QBs and compares them to restaurants". Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1ats69BMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
35:04 3/31/2014
Kevin Williams' career as a Minnesota Viking is over. We look back at K-Dub's contributions for the past 11 seasons.
14:44 3/21/2014
Andy and the Gang determine the 2014 Minnesota Vikings starting QB bracket style because... EVERYTHING in March is determined bracket style. The 54th Annual Minnesota Vikings QB Madness Follow us on Twitter @PurpleForTheWinVisit the Website: http://purpleftw.com/Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1ats69BMusic for the Purple FTW! podcast is created by & produced by deeB.To hear more of his tracks, check out: https://soundcloud.com/deeb
01:26:58 3/16/2014