Saturday, August 19, 2017

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Vikings Territory staffer Drew Mahowald presents the second edition of his brand new segment for the 2017 season, the Skol Scale.

Football has begun.

It’s August, which means Minnesota Vikings training camp is underway. It also means the Skol Scale meter has begun fluctuating.

For readers who aren’t familiar, the Skol Scale acts as a measuring device for the optimism I feel about the Vikings on a 1-10 scale. It considers everything that could impact the team’s success, from injuries to off-field issues to scheme and personnel changes.

The inaugural calculation of the Skol Scale spat out a score of 6.5 factoring in several good and bad factors that took course throughout the offseason.

Through eight practices in Mankato, several new storylines have already begun to form. How have they impacted the Skol Scale?

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The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings will have Sam Bradford as their wheelman heading into the 2017 season. But is he the long-term answer for the heist? We chat about that along with (hopefully) putting a bow on #Kombuchagate, excerpt from my BULL with Andy Carlson chat with Emory Hunt (@FBallGameplan) about Sam/Teddy and why he’s big on Dalvin Cook, and bring it on home with a wide-ranging talk with Ted Glover (@purplebuckeye) of The Daily Norseman.

Today’s Talkers Include:
• Can This Please Be the End of Kombucha Gate?
• Is Sam Bradford Worth $20 Million Per Year?
• Emory Hunt Talking Teddy/Bradford and Dalvin Cook
• Interview with Ted Glover of The Daily Norseman

All that and more “Fireworks Are Stupid” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint

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Image courtesy of Vikings.com

Receiver Michael Floyd Receives Legal Support From Hometown Vikings

In defense against accusations that he violated his house arrest, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd has plead ignorance.

Floyd’s alcohol-monitoring device detected positive tests while he carried out his court-ordered punishment for a December DUI. Floyd claimed the tests were flagged because of kombucha tea he had consumed that contained alcohol.

Luckily for him, Floyd received a key supporter – an NFL organization.

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Purple FTW! Podcast: Vikings Summer, Summer, Summertime (ep. 378) | 1500 ESPN

The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings have broken down their Mini-Camp tents and dispersed for the summer. It only took a day for news of the first legal run-in to break (KOMBUCHA!!!!), but hopefully it will all be low profile until the Purple reconvene in Mankato at the end of July.

Today’s Talkers Include:
• Dammit, Michael Floyd
• We Didn’t Need Eric Decker
• Zimmer Becoming HEAD COACH Mike Zimmer
• Let’s Talk About David Morgan
• Dalvin Cook Has Been Impressing
• Trae Waynes is Gonna Start
• Thoughts on the ‘Packer’ Wedding
• Check-In With Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout) of The Viking Age

All that and more “PLEASE no (more) legal run-ins before Training Camp” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint

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Purple FTW! Podcast: WARNING: @VikingsGraphics Content Ahead (ep. 377) | 1500 ESPN

Mandatory Mini-Camp is winding down for the Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings and the only legit break in the NFL calendar is just on the horizon. But fortunately (unfortunately?) there’s never a shortage of interesting events to talk about with the Purple and we rounded up a few today to take you into the weekend. Hopefully one with less hail this time around.

Today’s Talkers Include:
• Randy Moss & Ahmad Rashad into the Ring of Honor in 2017
• Kelly Kleine Promoted to College Scouting Coordinator
• Mandatory Mandatory Mini-Camp Talkers
• I’m Not Giving Up on TJ Clemmings (Yet)
• Interview with Taylor Grosfield, Instagram Legend @VikingsGraphics
• Clip of Chat with Scott Fish (@ScottFish24) of Dynasty League Football on Dalvin Cook

All that and more “PLEASE no arrests before Training Camp” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

A Carlson Digital Joint

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