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Episode 87

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BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald break down Days 2-4 of Minnesota Vikings training camp with discussions centered around Everson Griffen, Xavier Rhodes, Teddy Bridgewater, Riley Reiff, Mike Zimmer and Taylor Heinicke.

Episode 87 is sponsored by Blackstack Brewing, The Twin Cities Directory and stand-up comedian Brendan Gay.

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  1. Intro: The Agenda (0:00)
  2. Sponsor Note: Win FREE BEER for an Entire Year Playing Beer Pong! (1:30)
  3. Foreverson: Everson Griffen contract extension thoughts and takeaways (2:25)
  4. Rhodes & Joseph Next?: What to Expect about … the Expected (11:21)
  5. Bridgewater Back: From Mike Zimmer’s Dog House to Nickel Cornerback (20:34)
  6. Sponsor Note: See Brendan Gay LIVE at Joke Joint Comedy Club August 10th (27:55)
  7. Dodging Bullets: Riley Reiff & Adam Thielen Leave Practice; Reportedly A-OK (28:21)
  8. Zimmer Zone: Mike Zimmer in Mid-Season Press Conference Form & Takeaways (31:40)
  9. Camp Takeaways: Where did the Heinicke Hate Train Go & Bower Power (44:32)
  10. Twitter Takes: Optimal Alignment on 3rd&9 vs. Aaron Rodgers (53:35)
  11. Sign-Out: iTunes/Stitcher Review = Chance to Win a FREE Vikings Territory T-Shirt! (1:03:50)

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Welcome to the second installment of the Vikings Territory Training Camp Primer series — focusing on Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen and the wide receiver position.

Ever since Randy Moss left town following the 2004 season, the Minnesota Vikings have thoroughly lacked production at the wide receiver position. Sidney Rice‘s 2009 season and Percy Harvin‘s four-year stint represented bright spots, but other than that, Minnesota has tried to scrape by without much from the group.

That narrative appears to be hanging in the balance as the 2017 season comes to fruition.

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Episode 81 — Recorded Live

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald preview the wide receiver position with the Minnesota Vikings set to hit Mankato in a little over a week, discuss a report that then-rookie Laquon Treadwell was “playing” injured in 2016, rebuttal former Viking Nate Burleson’s take that Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen combine to form the 17th-best wide receiver duo in the NFL and field a few questions in the first official LIVE broadcast of the About the Labor Podcast.

Episode 81 is sponsored by local stand-up comic Brendan Gay — Catch the LIVE recording of his first comedy special at the Joke Joint Comedy Club (Lilydale, Minn.) on August 10th! Use to the promo code “BRENDAN” to get 40% off your ticket on the Joke Joint Comedy Club official website!

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  1. Intro: The Agenda (0:00)
  2. Advertising: See Local Comic Brendan Gay Perform LIVE August 10th (1:46)
  3. Treadwell Lightly: Laquon Treadwell reportedly was “playing” injured in 2016 (2:22)
  4. Burleson (re)Buttal: Nate Burleson Ranks Stefon Diggs & Adam Thielen 17th-Best WR Duo (16:30)
  5. Training Camp Preview: Wide Receivers (29:20)
  6. Live Commentary: You are Rick Spielman… (48:35)
  7. Take 5: Time Killers While Waiting in the Doctor’s Office (54:46)
  8. Drew’s Final Take: Strong Words on the Season of Summer (1:01:19)
  9. Sign-Out: Monday-Wednesday-Friday Podcast Schedule Begins Next Week (1:04:02)

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Episode 78

Graphic designed by Brett Anderson

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald continue their Minnesota Vikings offseason discussion with yet another Michael Floyd update and Pro Football Focus’ generous ranking of the team’s overall roster as well as its offensive line. Episode 78 also features a debate predicated on whether Minnesota will find its touchdowns through the air or on the ground as well as a high-energy Take 5 segment taking aim at a handful of the worst stuff planet Earth has to offer.

Episode 78 is sponsored by local stand-up comic Brendan Gay — Catch the LIVE recording of his first comedy special at the Joke Joint Comedy Club (Lilydale, Minn.) on August 10th! Use to the promo code “BRENDAN” to get 40% off your ticket on the Joke Joint Comedy Club official website!

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  1. Intro: The Agenda (0:00)
  2. Advertising: See Local Comic Brendan Gay Perform LIVE August 10th (1:41)
  3. More Mike: Michael Floyd Suspension Update & Reaction (2:42)
  4. PFF Rankings: Vikings Overall Roster & Offensive Line (6:13)
  5. Positional Production: Running Backs vs. Wide Receivers — via Luke Hvidhyld (17:25)
  6. Drew’s Impromptu Question of the Week: Who Will Lead Minnesota in Touchdowns? (23:04)
  7. NFL Positional Rankings: Discussing the Best in the Business (27:50)
  8. Take 5: Stuff We Hate the Most (59:17)
  9. Sign-Out: Littttttle bit over the 60-minute mark; thanks for bearing with us (1:12:44)

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