Purple FTW! Podcast – Episode 176 – Vikings Quarter Season Awards with Di Murphy

The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings head into the Bye Week 2-2. With a quarter of the season already in the books, we need to do like every other show and hand out awards! But not everyone will get a trophy (Papa James Harrison approves). Di Murphy of The Daily Norseman joins me to hand out the hardware!

The Quarter Season Categories & Nominees Are…

The Randy Moss Best Rookie Award
-Trae Waynes
-Eric Kendricks
-TJ Clemmings
-MyCole Pruitt
-Stefon Diggs

The NOT Ragnar Best Mascot Award
-The Purple Pimps
-The Panda Viking
-Di Murphy
-The Dinosaur

The Mike Tomlin Best Assistant Coach Award
-NORVVVVV – Offensive Coordinator
-George Edwards – Defensive Coordinator
-Mike Priefer – Special Teams
-Adam Zimmer – Linebackers
-Andre Patterson – Defensive Line

The Fred Smoot Least Valuable Player Award
-Blair Walsh
-Robert Blanton
-Andrew Sendejo
-TJ Clemmings
-Charles Johnson
-Cordarrelle Patterson

The Arif Hasan Best Blogger Award
-Brian Hall – Vikings Territory
-Ted Glover – The Daily Norseman
-Lindsey Young – Vikings Territory
-Arif Hasan – Er’rywhere
-Di Murphy – The Daily Norseman (Kinda)

The Chris Walsh Fan Favorite Award
-Adam Thielen
-Stefon Diggs
-Justin Trattou
-Edmond Robinson
-Marcus Sherels

The Purple People Eater Best Position Group Award
-Defensive Ends
-Defensive Tackles
-Running Backs
-Defensive Backs

The Scott Studwell Best Looking Player Award
-Harrison Smith
-Danielle Hunter
-Andrew Sendejo
-Chad Greenway
-Anthony Barr

The Randy Moss Best Play Award
-Anthony Barr Intercepting Peyton Manning
-Chad Greenway 91-Yard Interception Return for a Touchdown
-Anthony Barr Hitting Philip Rivers Untouched
-Adrian Peterson 47-yd Touchdown Run on 4th & 1

The Jim Marshall Worst Play Award
-Teddy Bridgewater’s Hail Mary vs San Francisco
-Blair Walsh’s Missed Kick (Take Your Pick)
-The Ronnie Hillman 72-Yard Touchdown Run
-Andrew Sendejo Knocking Out Xavier Rhodes
-All of the 49er Game

The Jim Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award
-Chad Greenway

The Alan Page Most Valuable Player Award
-Adrian Peterson
-Anthony Barr
-Harrison Smith
-Teddy Dave Bridgewater
-Everson Griffen

All that and other “You Like Me, You Really Like Me” nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

Listen to the Episode Below (43:53)

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Andy Carlson (Podcast Producer) is life-long Vikings fan with a sense of humor to help dull the pain of that existence. Sports are fun. They're meant to be be enjoyed and not taken too seriously. He lives that mantra over at the Purple FTW! Podcast: Dedicated to the Pain AND Pleasure that is the Minnesota Vikings. Check out his shenanigans there and on Twitter @AndyCarlsonShow and @PurpleForTheWin.

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  1. Ok Andy.
    Andre Patterson
    Lindsey, not even close
    Tough one…DE or DB? Gotta go DE
    Sandejo…no doubt about it.
    Have to go with AD man! Classic!!! Big play at a big time…he’s does that
    Chad is a good dude!

  2. Something I just heard while re watching the game, play by play man said Teddy told them- ” The TD’s are coming, the passing game is coming.”
    That’s a good sign y’all.

  3. The year was 2005, George Bush Jr was in the Whitehouse, The Office, Dancing With Stars, and the Colbert Report all made their debut. In the NFL North the Bears were a surprise, winning 11 that year, the Pack was not back- winning just 4, and , well, the Lions were the Lions. Going into the Bye Week I remember announcing to my friend Sam that the Vikings were going to win the Bye- I believe we were off and the Pack and Lions played that week and I had figured both to lose and we would gain on the division. Meanwhile, Fred Smoot amoung others, in their infinite wisdom, arranged to rent a boat and hire hookers for a much needed reprieve from their day jobs, the PR disaster that ensued derailed the season and ABSOLUTELY proved my wrong -In fact we had LOST the Bye Week. Despite having used his credit card to pay, Smoot, like OJ, pledged to clear his good name. How’d that work out? Well the moral to the story is you can lose the Bye, so please don’t plan any pleasure cruises this week.