About the Labor: A Minnesota Vikings Podcast — Episode 39

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BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald take a look back at Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman’s draft history, outline multiyear trends, take a very early look at a few different ways the team can maximize the return of its 2017 draft and introduce their new close-out segment Skol Spin — RESERVE YOUR SPIN TODAY!

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  • Spielman’s role differential from 2006-11 vs. 2012-present.
  • Spielman’s intrigue with selecting athletic marvels during the middle rounds.
  • Zimmer’s influence on the Vikings’ draft strategy.
  • Discussing how many offensive linemen the team should select on Day of the draft.
  • Analysis of Spielman’s issues drafting offensive linemen and where this problem stems from.
  • The guys introduce their new sign-out segment “Skol Spin“, with BJ attempting to find “good” in the Green Bay Packers’ last-second victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday afternoon.

Note: We apologize for the static; our microphones took the Packers’ win over the Cowboys pretty hard

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SKOL SPIN

Episode 39 of About the Labor finishes up with the guys introducing their new sign-out segment entitled “Skol Spin”. At the conclusion of every show, a contestant will be offered a piece of negative Vikings news from the week and asked to “spin” the story into something positive as it relates to our favorite Minnesota football team. A couple minutes will be allotted for as thorough of an explanation as possible, and then the two ATL hosts will offer the participant a score (Scale 1-5) and reasoning for their decision.

The average score offered by BJ and Drew will be combined with a listeners grade (poll below) to create a final figure for the Skol Spin database.

EXAMPLE

These scores will be kept on a spreadsheet throughout this offseason and made available within every About the Labor Podcast post on Vikings Territory for your perusal.

Our goal is to get as many Minnesota Vikings fans involved that want to be and determine a Skol Spin champion ahead of the 2017 NFL regular season. Can you spin even the most negative Vikings news development into something positive? Come on About the Labor and prove it — we would love to have you.

HOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT ON SKOL SPIN

Ready for your spin? Message BJ Reidell, Drew Mahowald or the ATL Podcast account via Twitter OR let us know in the Vikings Territory comment section below this article:

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SCORE THE SPIN

Drew gave BJ a Spin Score of 4.2/5.0 for turning Green Bay’s victory over Dallas into a current non-issue and a future win for Minnesota fans everywhere. What did you think?