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There was a flurry of Vikings noise and news on Thursday when the team put newly promoted Chief Operating Officer Kevin Warren in front of a speaker phone.

Warren, formerly the team’s legal counsel and Chief Administrative Officer, last made headlines in November when reports surfaced that he was opposed to Adrian Peterson returning to the Vikings and that he was actively working against it.

With Warren’s promotion came the opportunity to clear the air, or perhaps perform some strategic posturing, in regards to the ongoing Peterson saga.

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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. #Skol

Century 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 Season

All of this and other Hundo shenanigans on the Purple FTW! Podcast! Full episode after the jump.

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Well, your reigning champs are officially the New England Patriots, and the Super Bowl itself was a game that certainly earned its name. It was a fun ride.

The minute a champion is crowned, however, the race is on to try and become the next one.  Its a lot like Game of Thrones, actually.

Before we get on to this week’s links, I want to take a second to highlight our five most viewed articles of January, in case you missed one or two of them:

  1. Lindsey talked to Matt Birk about head coach Mike Zimmer and where he sees the Vikings heading from here on out.
  2. Arif addressed a report that Teddy Bridgewater didn’t want to play in Cleveland because he didn’t feel like he would have the full support of the Browns staff.
  3. Teddy Bridgewater won the Pepsi Rookie of the Year award and Arif was there to discuss it.
  4. I talked about a decision the Vikings have coming in May regarding disappointing left tackle Matt Kalil and his fifth year option.
  5. I kicked off our free agency previews by discussing the quarterback position which includes some speculation about the future of Matt Cassel.

Okay, now we get back to our regularly scheduled program.  Here is a look around the web at what everyone else is saying about our Minnesota Vikings:

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If you’re a Minnesota Vikings fan, you recognize the Purple Pimps. It’s impossible to miss them. Whether on the JumboTron, in the tailgate lot, or across official Vikings marketing material, the two men in purple suits have been iconic for the team for several seasons now.

But what is the real story behind the Purple Pimps?

Meet Jon Herzig, the man behind the suit.

Herzig grew up in Minnetonka, MN, and like most of the die-hard fans we’ve met, his father played a major role in his son’s passion for the Vikings.

“Growing up, my dad would listen to the games on the radio when we were doing chores in the garage or yard work,” Herzig said. “Ever since my Dad told me about the Purple People Eaters—talking to me about Jim Marshall, Carl Eller and Alan Page—I was hooked.”

Herzig’s passion for the Vikings was clear from the beginning, but it was not until 2005 that the Purple Pimps concept was born. That year, Herzig borrowed a cheap Halloween purple pimp costume from his brother. His dad added horns to the matching hat, and superfan attended Vikings game in the getup.

“I even went to the Green Bay game at Lambeau, and my dad painted a cheese head hat purple and added horns, so I was a ‘cheesy pimp,'” Herzig said.

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