Vikings Territory Breakdown Podcast

Vikings Territory Breakdown with Joe Oberle and Mark Craig

Vikings Territory Breakdown: The Vikings Long Day’s Journey to a Defense Begins

Jan. 24, 2023 – 07:19 – Everything is fair game for this team, as they figure out how to compete at the next level. And we at the Vikings Territory Breakdown Podcast are here to discuss it. The Star Tribune’s Mark Craig joins VT and purplePTSD writer Joe Oberle.

Vikings Territory Breakdown

Vikings Territory Breakdown: The Vikings Long Day’s Journey to a Defense Begins

Vikings Territory Breakdown: The Vikings Long Day’s Journey to a Defense Begins

Vikings Territory Breakdown: Skol (Face)Plant—Vikings’ Magical Season Fizzles at the Finish

Vikings Territory Breakdown: Skol (Face)Plant—Vikings’ Magical Season Fizzles at the Finish

Vikings and Bears both Winners at Soldier Field

Vikings and Bears both Winners at Soldier Field

Vikings Territory Breakdown: Vikes Lose 41-17—But it Was More Like 41-Donut

Vikings Territory Breakdown: Vikes Lose 41-17—But it Was More Like 41-Donut

Welcome to the Vikings Territory Breakdown podcast, where co-hosts Joe Oberle and Mark Craig offer their unique insider’s opinion and analysis on the latest Purple news and happenings emanating from TCO Performance Center, U.S. Bank Stadium and beyond. The Minnesota Vikings are a constant source of exciting, enervating and, oftentimes, confounding news, and Craig and Oberle illuminate and explain it all from a perspective of experience and hard-earned insight.

The Insider

Mark Craig Mark Craig is a Vikings writer and the NFL Insider for the Star Tribune newspaper and Startribune. Hailing from Northeast, Ohio, he has been covering the NFL since Brett Favre was a rookie (1991) and writing for the Star Tribune about football for 23 years and the Vikings for the past 20 seasons. He is author of the book, “100 Things Vikings Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die,” and is Minnesota’s only Pro Football Hall of Fame selector and Associated Press post-season NFL Honors voter. Each week he shares venerable insight on everything from one-on-one sit-downs with the Vikings head coach to the latest quarterback change for the Cleveland Browns. Craig covers everything NFL and speaks from a time-worn perspective of one who has seen and wrote about it all. But he’s still the, um, “young gun” of this podcast.

The Homer

Joe Oberle has been in on every iteration of this podcast from when it was called Three Deep (with the website creator Joe Johnson) back in 2016 to today. He has been following the Vikings since before their first Super Bowl loss in 1970 and has covered them for several websites (including CBSSports) for more than 12 years. The award-winning author of three books (including “Unstoppable: The Story of George Mikan—The 1st NBA Superstar”) Mankato-native Oberle has spent a career working in sports (with the Minnesota Timberwolves), covering them (Vikings, Twins, NBA, amateur hockey and golf) and talking about them. His coverage is thorough and often passionate, with a dose of humor sprinkled in to spice up his takes.

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