Thursday, August 17, 2017

Laquon Treadwell

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Purple FTW! Podcast: Going HAM with Myles Gorham (ep. 396)

We brought Myles Gorham (@MylesGorham85) of I Don’t Hate Sam Bradford and the Climbing the Pocket Podcast into the Blue Door Pub to talk Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings preseason, get his unique take on the wide receiver situation given that he played college wideout (not well against Winona State though for the record…), thoughts on how Teddy vs Sam will shake out, and what training camp was like as a Vikings PR intern. Plus a surprise cameo from Yinka Ayinde (@saxyprince) of The Daily Norseman as we talked offensive line, the joys/terribleness of #VikingsTwitter, and what it was like meeting legend Arif Hasan in person for the first time.

All that and more “Michael Floyd Loved Kombucha in 2013” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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Vikings Release First Unofficial Depth Chart
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The release of first unofficial depth chart of the season means very little in the grand scheme of a six-month campaign. But for fans of the Minnesota Vikings, it’s the tangible result of training camp’s most competitive battles. The order of names listed on today’s chart will surely change, but there’s plenty to glean from our initial glimpse into makeup of the 2017 Vikings.

First Unofficial Depth Chart

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Purple FTW! Podcast: What's Cooler Than Being Cool? (ep. 386)

The Mankato weather turned cold on Thursday, but the ambient temperature has zero effect on the heat of our takes. Daniel House (Vikings Corner) joined Andy at the Boulder Tap House Mankato to discuss Who is Up (Rashod Hill, Shamar Stephen, Michael Floyd) and Who is Down (Rodney Adams, Bucky Hodges, Trae Waynes), plus a phone-in cameo from my daughter Little Mugsy.

All that and more “Reid Fragel Does Not Rock” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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Mankato Lovin' LIVE from the Boulder Tap House [PODCAST] - 1500 ESPN Twin Cities

The Purple FTW! Podcast has descended upon Mankato for Minnesota Vikings Training Camp. We set up shop at Boulder Tap House, our home away from home, and Andy and Producer Allie welcomed in Eric Thompson (The Daily Norseman) and Arif Hasan (Zone Coverage) to recap some random Purple tidbits. The crew chatted about Sam Bradford and Mike Zimmer’s dap fail, Laquon Treadwell’s hamstring injury (which may or may not have been caused by Antone Exum), Riley Reiff’s back “twinge”, Dalvin Cook living up to the hype, and the Michael Floyd Redemption Tour. Plus who would prevail in a Twin Cities sports media Anchorman-style rumble.

All that and more “Hi, Megyn Kelly” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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Episode 89

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BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald discuss the Laquon Treadwell-Antone Exum fight, Dalvin Cook’s emergence, Michael Floyd’s impressive performance and plenty more from Minnesota Vikings training camp

Recorded LIVE from BlackStack Brewing on August 2nd.

Episode 89 is sponsored by Blackstack Brewing, The Twin Cities Directory and stand-up comedian Brendan Gay.


  1. Intro: The Agenda (0:00)
  2. Sponsor Note: Win FREE BEER for an Entire Year Playing Beer Pong! (1:30)
  3. Exum vs. Treadwell: Reaction and Takeaways (2:36)
  4. Cookin’ with Gas: Is Dalvin Cook Grabbing A Firm Hold on the No. 1 Running Back Role? (16:12)
  5. Sponsor Interview: BlackStack Brewing Beer Talk (25:40)
  6. Floyd Ripple Effect: Just How Good Can Michael Floyd Be? (29:50)
  7. Still Need to See: Where Are You Riley? (43:15)
  8. Twitter Takes: Riley Reiff vs. Rashod Hill (55:50)
  9. Sign-Out: iTunes/Stitcher Review = Chance to Win a FREE Vikings Territory T-Shirt! (1:13:51)

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