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BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald return extremely well rested from their weekend off with a sizzling hot 68-minute About the Labor Special centered around the most important position in sports, the quarterback.


  • Vikings Analysis: The Teddy Bridgewater vs. Sam Bradford is just flat-out stupid right now
  • Draft: Deshaun Watson, Mitch Trubisky and the most well-regarded quarterback prospects in 2017
  • Draft: Pittsburgh’s Nathan Peterman deserves more respect
  • Draft Debate: BJ vs. Drew on Tennessee’s Josh Dobbs’ NFL future
  • Fury Take: BJ goes all-in on former Minnesota trash can Mitch Leidner (New Show Decibel Record)
  • Draft: The guys show their age a little bit while discussing middle school survivor CJ Beathard
  • Skol Spin: ATL Pioneer Iñaki Flood becomes first random guest to take the Skol Spin Challenge
  • Outro: Per standard, BJ stumbles through closing statements and Drew establishes his sign-out role


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At the conclusion of most shows, a contestant will be offered a piece of negative Vikings news from the week and asked to “spin” the story into something positive as it relates to our favorite Minnesota football team. A couple minutes will be allotted for as thorough of an explanation as possible, and then the two ATL hosts will offer the participant a score (Scale 1-5) and reasoning for their decision.

The average score offered by BJ and Drew will be combined with a listeners grade (poll below) to create a final figure for the Skol Spin database. These scores will be kept on a spreadsheet throughout this offseason and made available within every About the Labor Podcast post on Vikings Territory for your perusal.

Our goal is to get as many Minnesota Vikings fans involved that want to be and determine a Skol Spin champion ahead of the 2017 NFL regular season. Can you spin even the most negative Vikings news development into something positive? Come on About the Labor and prove it — we would love to have you.


We waited. And waited. And waited. At long last a random ATL listener finally broke the ice with the first Skol Spin recorded by a listener in show history. Current law school student and University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, Minn.) graduate Iñaki Flood gives his spin on a “report” from Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole stating beloved quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will miss all of the 2017 season while recovering from injury.

Flood received scores of 4.8/5.0 (BJ) and 4.6/5.0 (Drew) for a cumulative host average of 4.7 (Record-Setting Spin).


SpinnerSpin NumberEpisode NumberTopicHost ScoreFan ScoreOfficial Score (Rank)
BJ ReidellSpin No. 1Episode No. 39Packers Headed to NFC Championship4.33.754.02 (4)
Drew MahowaldSpin No. 2Episode No. 40Adrian Peterson First Takes Himself4.04.14.05 (3)
Iñaki FloodSpin No. 3Episode No. 43Teddy Bridgewater Out for All of 20174.74.04.35 (1)
Jordan ReidSpin No. 4Episode No. 45Vikings Release Brandon Fusco4.3TBA4.3 (2)


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