Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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Purple FTW! Podcast: Vikings-Seahawks Recap: Smells Like Preseason (ep. 398)

Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer suffered his 2nd career preseason defeat manning the helm of the Purple 20-13 at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks Friday night/Saturday morning. Because that matters apparently. The Vikings first team offense showed signs of life (despite not getting in the endzone, but hey — baby steps. We recap the highlights and the lowlights of the Vikes’ second exhibition exhibit.

Today’s Talkers Include
• The Weekly Referendum on Sam Bradford
• Dalvin Cook and the Offensive Line
• 1st Team Defense Was _____.
• Stefon Diggs Looks Amazing
• Antone Exum Starting at Safety
• Mackenzie Alexander And The No Good, Very Bad Day
• Ben Gedeon Starting at Weakside Linebacker
• The Mandatory Tashawn Bower Talking Point
• Blair Walsh Taunting Zimmer on the Sideline
• Loose Change

All that and more “AND I SAID BABY. IT’S 3AM I MUST BE LONELY” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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

The preseason is finally here. Full uniforms are on and pads are clashing and stadiums are filling with fans.

But preseason football isn’t always the best. In fact, most preseason games are downright ugly because offenses are still disorganized and not yet established. This calls for low-scoring games and defensive struggles.

It was no different for the Vikings in their first preseason game of 2017 at Buffalo. The offense sputtered for the most part and both defenses had their way. Ultimately, Minnesota came away with a 17-10 win.

The fan base nonetheless reacted as if the Earth itself was caving in after a mere three series for the first-team offense netted zero points. WELP, THE OFFENSIVE LINE IS STILL BURNING GARBAGE, MIGHT AS WELL GIVE UP ON THE SEASON. OH, AND BRADFORD CHECKED DOWN THAT ONE TIME. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? THIS DUDE IS TRASH.

Hey, you, person reading this: calm down. It’s preseason. The 0-16 Lions went 4-0 in the preseason.

In this edition of the Skol Scale, I won’t even mention the first time on either side of the ball (other than who earned first-team reps at various unresolved spots). It’s not worth it after literally one quarter. (If you want dramatic overreactions, read Sam’s post from a couple of days ago. WARNING: THE SATIRE READING GLASSES ARE REQUIRED. Just check the comments for proof).

I will instead mention a few individual performances that stuck out for better or for worse. A number of bubble players helped their cause for a roster spot, while a few others struggled.

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Road to 100 — Episode 95

Graphic designed by Brett Anderson

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald take an in-depth look at the Seattle Seahawks’ second- and third-string playmakers ahead of the Minnesota Vikings’ matchup with Blair Walsh and Co. this Friday.

Recorded LIVE on Mixlr on August 15th.

Episode 95 is sponsored by BlackStack Brewing and The Twin Cities Directory.

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  1. Into: The Agenda (0:00)
  2. Sponsor Note: BlackStack Brewing & The Twin Cities Directory (1:52)
  3. Injury Update: Trae Waynes and Alex Boone Miss Practice (3:11)
  4. Seahawks Primer: QB Trevone Boykin to DE Frank Clark to S Tedric Thompson (6:40)
  5. Brock ‘N Roll: Vikings Reportedly Interested in Former 49ers CB Tramaine Brock (46:21)
  6. Why We Suck: More Magary Magic (50:13)
  7. Drew’s Final Take: Always Hit 16 Against a Face (56:30)
  8. Sign-Out: Predicting the Final Score of a Preseason Football Game (57:35)

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Purple FTW! Podcast: Vikings-Bills Recap - As Coley as the Other Side of the Pillow (ep. 393)

The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings prevailed on the field of battle Thursday night vanquishing the Bills of Buffalo in a contest that means nothing. But plenty of story lines from the game! We react (and over react) to a number of them in the first Purple FTW game recap of the season.

Today’s Talkers Include
• The 1st Team Offense Was…..
• The 1st Team Defense Was…..
• Dalvin Cook is Apparently #Good
• Stacy Coley Shined
• Rodney Adams Rollercoaster
• Tashawn Bower Earned Himself Some Money
• The Backup Quarterback Report
• I Really Liked How Eric Wilson Played
• Other Winners and Losers
• Twitter Questions

All that and more “…I Still Believe in Fruechte, Dammit” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

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Road to 100 — Episode 93

Graphic designed by Brett Anderson

Minnesota Vikings Football is Back!

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald give their initial, pre-film review thoughts on what certainly appeared to be an extremely sloppy, “working out the kinks” effort by both the Minnesota Vikings and Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Thursday.

Episode 93 is sponsored by BlackStack Brewing and The Twin Cities Directory.

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  1. Instant Thoughts & Brief Analysis: Dalvin Cook, Bishop Sankey, Trae Waynes, Mike Remmers, Stacy “Diggs-Lite” Coley, Super Random Story About High School Joe Mauer, Rodney Adams and more!
  2. Understand the Territory: Textbook Preseason Week 1 Football — Getting Hiccups Out Now.
  3. Warning: Episode 93 is a BJ Rant Episode — Please Plan Accordingly.

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