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TomCast, ep. 12 - Commercialization in Pro Sports Updated: 4 hours ago In this latest TomCast. Tom Pelissero discusses the commercialization in professional sports, why it's becoming more and more the norm. Why is Major League Baseball still letting the Midsummer Classic determine home field advantage in the World Series? The discussion switches to the NFL, and the offseason workout plans for certain players. Mike Evans of the Bucs has been working out with a certain former Vikings reciever. [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 70: How did strengths, weaknesses shift in NFC North? Updated: 5 hours ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Judd Zulgad are joined by ESPN's Ben Goessling to put a bow on the offseason by discussing the moves made in the NFC North. Has the power shifted at all based solely on personnel moves? Are the Vikings better equipped to compete in the division after a 1-5 record last season? Can the Detroit Lions maintain the success after an 11-5 year, or did they overachieve? What about the rebuilding Chicago Bears? We end by chatting about Vikings rookies and the Mr. Mankato award with the reigning champion, Mr. Goessling. [Click to listen]
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TomCast, ep. 11 - What the NFL Rookie Symposium should be. Updated: 6 days ago In this edition of the TomCast, Tom Pelissero has a suggestion for the NFL Rookie Symposium. The Tom Brady appeal hearing is also discussed. What REALLY happened to last week's TomCast? Also, we finally find out who producer Manny is. And we are a month away from the start of Vikings training camp. [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 69: Vikings wrap up offseason workouts Updated: 11 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Judd Zulgad discuss the Vikings' 2015 offseason, Adrian Peterson's return to the team and how new and old parts have meshed on offense. Also, the Vikings are beefing up security at the new stadium site after a trespasser gained access and posted photos on Deadspin, so we discuss some of our own trespassing stories. We end by revisiting the Mr. Mankato Award criteria and potential candidates after watching OTAs and mandatory minicamp. [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 68: Balance is the key word for Peterson, Vikings Updated: 14 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Judd Zulgad discuss the start of Vikings mandatory minicamp this week and comments made by running backs coach Kirby Wilson. The Vikings expect a more 'balanced' approach with Adrian Peterson than on previous offenses he's led, so what do we make of that? Should the Vikings throw as often as teams like Green Bay, New England, or are they better suited for a Seattle Seahawks approach? We also discuss Taylor Mays getting cut on Tuesday, the competition at safety and Peterson saying he can still surpass Emmitt Smith on the all-time rushing list. [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 67: Observations from Organized Team Activities Updated: 21 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Judd Zulgad discuss our observations from the Vikings' OTA practices so far this summer. What have we seen from the new-look offense? How will Mike Wallace fit into Norv Turner's passing attack? Is a healthy Kyle Rudolph more important to the offense's success? We all know the impact Adrian Peterson can have, so what about Charles Johnson and Cordarrelle Patterson? How's the competition looking at key spots on defense? Cornerback lineup? What about next to Harrison Smith at safety? We muse on Trae Waynes' early learning and also that third defensive end spot and second-year players looking to make the leap. [Click to listen]
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Rick Spielman says Adrian Peterson looks great during OTA workouts Updated: 25 days ago Vikings GM Rick Spielman joins Mike & Mike. Spielman talks about Adrian Peterson's return to the Vikings, how Peterson has looked during OTAs, and the progress made by other members of the Viking offense. [Click to listen]
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Scott Turner on Bridgewater's improvement, OTA's Updated: 26 days ago Scott Turner on Bridgewater's improvement, OTA's [Click to listen]
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TomCast, ep. 9 - Adrian Peterson is back. What's next? Updated: 27 days ago In this latest episode of the TomCast, Tom Pelissero touches on the return of Adrian Peterson to the Vikings. How can Minnesota stack up with the rest of the NFC? Also, Tom has a personal connection with this year's Stanley Cup Final. [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 66: Adrian Peterson returns to the Vikings Updated: 28 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Judd Zulgad discuss Adrian Peterson's return to the Vikings on Tuesday. Does this mean all is said and done? Do the Vikings still need to adjust his contract to make both sides happy? What are the important dynamics in play for Peterson's contentment? Why is Mike Zimmer the team's best hope with keeping Peterson happy? Do we expect a 'different' Peterson upon his return? How will he fit into the offense? Who benefits most? Is this offense all about Peterson now, taking pressure off young Teddy Bridgewater? We end by discussing Judd's own podcast opportunities and where he might take his talents. [Click to listen]
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TomCast, ep. 8 - Vikings OTAs are underway Updated: 34 days ago In this latest TomCast. USA TODAY's Tom Pelissero dives into Vikings OTAs. Adrian Peterson, as expected, is a no-show, but Tom has plenty to share regarding Teddy Bridgewater, new receiver Mike Wallace, and much more. [Click to listen]
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Trae Waynes gives his thoughts on OTA's Updated: 34 days ago Trae Waynes gives his thoughts on OTA's [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 65: Would Adrian Peterson actually consider retirement? Updated: 35 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Judd Zulgad discuss whether or not they believe Adrian Peterson would actually consider retirement after it hit the news cycle again that he's vented about that possibility to friends. After we get that out of the way, we discuss three position battles to watch on defense as the Vikings begin OTAs this week. How will the competition at safety shake out? Could there be sub package starters? What about the depth at cornerback? Can Josh Robinson hang onto his spot? We end with a non-starter position that intrigues along the defensive line. [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 64: Three Vikings position battles to watch on offense Updated: 42 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Judd Zulgad break down three position battles to watch this summer now that the 90-man roster is fairly set. Is Brandon Fusco switching to left guard? Who would take Fusco's spot on the right side? Is Joe Berger really a starter, or a great backup option at age 32? What about swing tackle? How long should the leash be for Cordarrelle Patterson? Can he fend off Charles Johnson to take his split end job back? We end by asking the annual question: Can Marcus Sherels stay on this roster as the punt returner for another season? What are the Vikings other options at punt returner? Stefon Diggs? Jarius Wright? [Click to listen]
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TomCast, ep. 6 - The Genius to the NFL Updated: 49 days ago In this episode of the TomCast, USA TODAY's Tom Pelissero touches on the aftermath of Deflategate, and the punishment laid down on the Patriots & Tom Brady by the NFL. Was there unintentional genius behind it? The Twins are looking like an actual baseball team of late. And does Tom know how to be "bubbly"? [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 63: Is Matt Kalil's future in doubt? Updated: 49 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Judd Zulgad discuss left tackle Matt Kalil's recent knee surgeries and why it is cause for major concern. Krammer incorrectly uses the DEFCON system. What are the backup options at tackle? Can Kalil stay healthy long enough to be a success for the Vikings? Are those procedures considered 'normal' for a young NFL player? Also, what were Krammer's impressions from the Vikings rookie minicamp? Why would Mike Zimmer hand out uncharacteristic high praise for Trae Waynes? And what is the Vikings' tie to DeflateGate and why isn't it relevant? [Click to listen]
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New Vikings Linebacker Eric Kendricks on becoming a Viking Updated: 53 days ago New Vikings Linebacker Eric Kendricks talks to Mike Grimm about the draft and becoming a Viking. [Click to listen]
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TomCast, ep. 5 - What else can the Wild do? Updated: 55 days ago In this edition of the TomCast, Tom Pelissero breaks down the Wells Report on "Deflategate". Also a recap of the Vikings NFL draft. If the Wild are all but done, what's in store for the future? [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 62: Vikings' draft gets defensive again for Mike Zimmer Updated: 57 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Judd Zulgad discuss the Vikings' 2015 NFL Draft. What did the draft selections tell us about the team's direction under coach Mike Zimmer? What team does Judd say they're emulating? Who can we expect to contribute right away? Is this defense primed for a top-10 unit in 2015? Why two positions are the guys worried most about on offense? Why does Krammer think the Vikings finally got it when it comes to an undervalued swing tackle position? Finally, we end by reacting to fifth-year options for Matt Kalil and Harrison Smith. [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 61: How will Trae Waynes change the Vikings secondary? Updated: 61 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Derek Wetmore discuss the Vikings' first overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft in cornerback Trae Waynes. Why didn't the Vikings accept one of the many offers to trade back from No. 11? What does Waynes add to Mike Zimmer's defense? What do the Vikings see in his play? How does this impact the other cornerbacks on the roster? Is he a Week 1 starter? And we finish by discussing Adrian Peterson, who remains a Viking after the first round. [Click to listen]
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