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Episode 77

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BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald discuss the Minnesota Vikings’ backing of Michael Floyd’s Kombucha claim, surprise starters and make a couple end-of-June predictions for the NFC North division based on their recently-completed rankings segment. The guys also wrap-up the show with Take 5 lists on their favorite travel destinations.

Episode 77 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 at www.JokeJointComedyClub.com!

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  1. Intro: The Agenda (0:00)
  2. Advertising: See Local Comic Brendan Gay Perform LIVE August 10th (1:37)
  3. Floyd Filler: Somebody Screwed the Pooch Here (2:30)
  4. Surprise Starter: Who will be Minnesota’s Surprise Starter Mid-Season (13:00)
  5. NFC North Rankings: Final Takeaways featuring Multiple Tangents (22:33)
  6. NFC North Rankings: Knee-Jerk 2017 Records & Standings Predictions (31:34)
  7. Take 5: Favorite Places Visited & Where BJ Got His Butt Tattoo (43:23)
  8. Drew’s Final Take: Final Thoughts & Recap Notes (55:37)
  9. Sign-Out: Standard Procedure + Pumping Our YouTube Tires (56:35)

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Episode 73

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BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald discuss the Colin Kaepernick dilemma, debate which Minnesota Vikings players have the “hottest seat” heading into 2017, rank the NFC North’s defensive lines and review the franchise’s biggest mistakes of the past decade on Episode 73 of About the Labor.

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  1. Intro: The Agenda & NBA Finals Takes (0:00)
  2. Colin Kaepernick: Is he a Fit in Minnesota? Is he a Fit Anywhere? (6:36)
  3. The Hot Seat: It’s Gut-Check Time (21:38)
  4. NFC North Rankings: Defensive Line (33:00)
  5. Take 5: Biggest Vikings Mistakes of Past ~15 Years (44:57)
  6. Sign-Out: Standard Procedure  (57:32)

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Episode 70 — The Countdown to Episode 100 Begins

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BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald discuss the Minnesota’s “fatal flaw”, continue their NFC North positional rankings with wide receiver and tight end and debate the top five current Vikings players.

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  1. Intro (0:00-1:26)
  2. Vikings’ Fatal Flaw (1:27-13:23)
  3. New Player Breakdown: Tommy Armstrong (13:24-19:45)
  4. Attending a Non-Football College (19:46-22:10)
  5. NFC North Rankings: Wide Receivers (22:11-32:40)
  6. NFC North Rankings: Tight Ends (32:41-43:38)
  7. Take 5: Best Current Vikings (43:39-54:19)
  8. Sign-Out: Same Old Song and Dance (54:20-55:15)

About the Labor Podcast Episode 63

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald examine CJ Ham’s transition to fullback, how the Minnesota Vikings’ 2017 draft class stacks up against the rest of the NFC North and introduce a new Top-5 ranking segment, beginning with a focus on Rick Spielman’s draft history.

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  • Intro (0:00-1:29)
  • CJ Ham: Analyzing the Division II product’s transition from running back to fullback (1:30-11:33
  • NFC North Draft Class Evaluation: Chicago Bears (11:34-18:43)
  • NFC North Draft Class Evaluation: Detroit Lions (18:44-24:30)
  • NFC North Draft Class Evaluation: Green Bay Packers (24:31-31:30)
  • NFC North Draft Class Evaluation: How the Minnesota Vikings stack up (31:31-33:29)
  • Top-5 Debate: Rick Spielman Draft Picks (33:30-51:00)
  • Sign Out (51:01-52:20)

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Heading into the fourth quarter in Jacksonville on Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings had 15 minutes to overcome a four point deficit and keep their playoff chances alive. After two touchdowns in the final quarter, the Vikings were able to pull ahead of the Jaguars and get a 25-16 win.

With the win the Vikings record improves to 7-6 on the season and their hope for the postseason is still alive.

A majority of the game was a battle between each team’s two kickers (which obviously made the matchup as exciting as possible). Minnesota kicker Kai Forbath and Jaguars kicker Josh Myers combined to make all six of their field goal attempts during the first half on Sunday.

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