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We Weren't Supposed to Feel this Way
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Who else is having the Christmas Blues? You know, that feeling the day after December 25th, after we’ve unwrapped the presents, bid adieu to our families, and finished off the last of the homemade cookies — we’ve all experienced it throughout the years.

Even at 24, the end of the holiday season makes me a little sentimental. As soon as Thanksgiving’s over, we’re confronted with the Christmas rush. You spend an entire month planning, buying, cooking, and baking, all for the climax that is Christmas Day. And once it’s over, it’s simply…over. You’re left with the clean up, the transition back into the office, the harsh reality that is the return to the everyday routine.

In some ways, the Minnesota Vikings prepared us for this very feeling through the 2016 season. For me, at least, there are too many parallels to ignore: the exciting 5-0 start, the sudden crash to third in the NFC North, and the ultimate crescendo — elimination from the playoffs at the hand of the Green Bay Packers.

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Former Division-II RB CJ Ham Replaces CB Mackensie Alexander on Minnesota's 53-Man Roster

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And another one bites the dust.

The hits just keep on coming for the Minnesota Vikings. Just a few days following an announcement stating defensive tackle Tom Johnson would miss the remainder of the season due to a torn hamstring, the Vikings placed rookie cornerback and 2016 second-round pick Mackensie Alexander on injured reserve.

Undrafted rookie running back CJ Ham, who has spent the duration of the year on Minnesota’s practice squad, was signed to the active roster to fill the spot voided by the Clemson product.

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Minnesota Vikings-Green Bay Packers

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

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About the Labor: A Minnesota Vikings Podcast — Episode 33

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Co-Hosts BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald (NFCN Barroom) break down the Green Bay Packers ahead of their Week 16 Christmas Eve matchup with the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field on Episode 33 of About the Labor: A Minnesota Vikings Podcast.

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  • Green Bay’s abundance of emerging playmakers on offense
  • An outstanding offensive line headed by left tackle David Bakhtiari
  • Whether or not Minnesota’s strong cornerback trio can maintain coverage in spite of quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ ability to extend the play
  • A difference of opinion regarding the Packers’ defensive line
  • What BJ and Drew want for Christmas
  • Plus much more!

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Minnesota Vikings-Indianapolis Colts

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!

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