Best Stories of the Week from PurplePTSD: End of Preseason

Patrick Peterson / Harrison Smith
Jun 9, 2021; Minnesota Vikings defensive back Patrick Peterson (7) and defensive back Harrison Smith (22) talk during drills at OTA at TCO Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports was the first website created by Joe Johnson, who passed away in July. He was the sole proprietor of PurplePTSD and later purchasedĀ VikingsTerritory, two spots for daily Minnesota Vikings content.

His maiden-voyage website is very much alive, so here’s a week in a review of top stories fromĀ PurplePTSD.

How’d these PurplePTSD authors do for bubble predictions?

And then if general manager Rick Spielman wants to spend some of his remaining $7 million in cap space on new players, these are the usual suspects.

One of the bigger news stories of the week: The return, brief departure, and return again of Everson Griffen.

Dwarfed by news of Irv Smith Jr.’s injury, roster cuts, and the extension of Harrison Smith, Sean Mannion rejoined the Vikings.


Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday along with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).