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Purple Podcast, ep 79: How will Waynes, Kendricks factor into Week 1? Updated: 2 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Judd Zulgad and Andrew Krammer discuss the prospects of rookie cornerback Trae Waynes being involved in the Week 1 opener at San Francisco. Has he shown enough to be ready? How important is playing through growing pains of a NFL corner? What are the Vikings' options if he doesn't have a role right away? We shift gears to discuss the linebacker depth, changes along the defensive line and concern about the offensive line. Also, is there any option but to press forward with Blair Walsh? [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 78: Vikings expert roundtable: Is Teddy a franchise QB? Updated: 4 days ago On this bonus episode of the Purple Podcast, the panel of experts on the Vikings' roundtable make their predictions for 2015. How will the Vikings fare this season? Which play in Vikings history best sums up the franchise? How much success will Mike Zimmer have in his career as a head coach? Have the Vikings found a franchise QB in Teddy Bridgewater? Also: Our best- and worst-case record predictions. [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 77: On Bridgewater's lofty goal, Waynes' learning curve Updated: 9 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Judd Zulgad and Andrew Krammer discuss what we've learned through three preseason games for the 2015 Vikings. What traits has Teddy Bridgewater shown that have us feeling optimistic? Where does this lofty goal of 70 percent completion come from? Who is the best fit for the Vikings' middle linebacker spot? Would they swap between four linebackers during the regular season? What are we making of the Captain Munnerlyn situation? And is the preseason too long? Who should be blamed for injured stars in meaningless games? [Click to listen]
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TomCast: ep. 20: Week 3 NFL preseason notes Updated: 9 days ago In this edition of the TomCast, Tom Pelissero discusses Jordy Nelson's injury, and the impact it could have on the Packers. What does this mean for the Vikings and the rest of the NFC North? Tom shares his thoughts on the now former Vikings long-snapper Cullen Loeffler, and other Vikings notes. Also, why Jay Gruden is not to blame for what has happened to Robert Griffin III in the preseason. [Click to listen]
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Sports Over Beers, ep 62: Expert tips to own your fantasy football league Updated: 14 days ago On this episode of the Sports Over Beers podcast, Phil Mackey and Derek Wetmore get expert fantasy football advice from Anthony Maggio and Bo Mitchell over a couple beers at Lucid Brewing. Who should you be drafting No. 1 overall? Who are some players who hate this year and will stay away from in drafts? What should you do if you're drafting near the end of a snake draft this year? How do you "win" an auction? Have you guys developed general strategies for Weekly fantasy leagues? (like on Got any sleepers for us? [Click to listen]
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TomCast, ep. 19: More fighting in sports, Vikings/Bucs, Jameis thoughts Updated: 15 days ago In this latest TomCast, Tom Pelissero shares a few stories of random fights he's seen, in relation to the recent training camp fights in the NFL. Also Tom vents on kids' addicted to technology, even at sporting events. Tom recaps the Vikings/Bucs preseason game, including Phil Loadholt being lost for the season, his replacement at right tackle, and Jameis Winston's debut. [Click to listen]
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John Clayton joins Mackey and Judd to talk all things football. Updated: 16 days ago NFL Insider John Clayton joins Mackey and Judd to discuss the state of the NFL and all things training camp from around the league. [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 76: Assessing the Vikings' O-line without big Phil Updated: 16 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Judd Zulgad and Andrew Krammer discuss the state of the Vikings' offensive line after Phil Loadholt's season-ending injury. Does this just accelerate their plans for T.J. Clemmings? Is there any chance the Vikings look at a veteran free agent like Evan Mathis and move Mike Harris back to tackle? How does Anthony Barr's on and off participation this preseason impact the developing star? Will Eric Kendricks make a rookie impact? What about Trae Waynes, Captain Munnerlyn and the situation at cornerback? We end by discussing Robert Blanton and the Vikings' strong safety spot. [Click to listen]
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TomCast, ep. 18: QB drama, training camp fights, what's ahead for Vikes. Updated: 21 days ago In light of the recent publicized scuffles at Panthers and Jets training camps this week, Tom Pelissero recalls a memorable tussle during Vikings camp 11 years ago. Tom & Manny also vent a few more frustrations with social media, and Tom shares his thoughts on what's ahead for the Vikings in preseason. [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 75: Why Trae Waynes' (preseason) debut wasn't so bad Updated: 24 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Judd Zulgad and Andrew Krammer discuss what we've seen from the Vikings through 11 training camp practices and the first exhibition on Sunday night. Why was Trae Waynes' night not as bad as everyone seems to think? What about Anthony Barr and his replacement in Gerald Hodges? We're in wait-and-see mode on Teddy Bridgewater and the offense without Adrian Peterson, but Krammer thought the offensive line, specifically left tackle Matt Kalil, looked improved. How can two rookie fifth-round picks in Stefon Diggs and MyCole Pruitt be contributors? What about Cordarrelle Patterson? We end by discussing the Hall of Fame speeches. [Click to listen]
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TomCast, ep. 17: Aldon Smith arrested, again. "Deflategate" far from over. Updated: 27 days ago In this latest TomCast, Tom Pelissero is fresh off a trip to the west coast and a visit to 49ers training camp. Aldon Smith has been arrested for DUI, again, and this time the Niners have released him. Also more on 'DeflateGate'. Tom discusses why neither the NFL nor the NFLPA is going to give up on this tug of war. Also more thoughts on Vikings training camp, and more specifically, Adrian Peterson. [Click to listen]
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Sports Over Beers, ep 60: Can we call the Vikings 'Super Bowl sleepers'? Updated: 30 days ago On this episode of Sports Over Beers, Derek Wetmore, Phil Mackey and Judd Zulgad from 1500 ESPN are joined by Vikings beat writer Ben Goessling at Bradley’s sports bar in Mankato. Can we call the Vikings "Super Bowl sleepers"? Why does Goessling think that Aaron Rodgers is on the “hot seat?” What can NFL coaches do to be better at clock management? You can also find a video version of this episode on or [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 74: Takeaways from training camp with Ben Goessling Updated: 30 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Judd Zulgad and Andrew Krammer are joined by's Ben Goessling to discuss the second week of training camp practices. How has left tackle Matt Kalil looked? Anthony Barr sits out Tuesday night's practice. Who are the five Vikings most important to this team's success that need to stay healthy? Is it fair to draw any conclusions from how Teddy Bridgewater has looked yet? What about the offensive line? What is this team's best configuration at cornerback? Would Terence Newman actually be a slot option? Where are we at with the strong safety spot? [Click to listen]
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Audie Cole joined Mackey and Judd at Bradley's to talk Vikings. Updated: 31 days ago Vikings linebacker Audie Cole joined Mackey and Judd after morning walkthrough to discuss training camp, and what it was like to lose a quarterback battle with Russell Wilson. [Click to listen]
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Brandon Fusco sits down to talk training camp, and man boobs. Updated: 31 days ago Vikings guard Brandon Fusco joined Mackey and Judd after practice to talk all things training camp. The conversation didn't go as planned, as the topic of significance turned to man boobs. [Click to listen]
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Chad Greenway on Training Camp and paying the tab for others Updated: 32 days ago [Click to listen]
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TomCast, ep. 16: Early takeaways from Vikings camp. Updated: 35 days ago Tom Pelissero is in Seattle for Seahawks training camp coverage, but has plenty of early notes to share from Vikings camp, including Adrian Peterson's reception on his return, Mike Zimmer's relationship with this group, and what Corderrelle Patterson needs to do to live up to the expectations. Tom also has a few more thoughts on DeflateGate. [Click to listen]
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Charles Johnson talks about birthday parties, and his toenail habits. Updated: 37 days ago Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson joined Mackey and Judd from Mankato to talk about attending a birthday party for a good cause, his personal toenail habits, and doing things for the community. [Click to listen]
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Captain Munnerlyn talks training camp and fashion with Mackey and Judd. Updated: 37 days ago Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn sat down with Mackey and Judd to talk Vikings training camp. He also gave the guys some much needed fashion advice. [Click to listen]
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Purple Podcast, ep 73: Observations from Vikings training camp Updated: 37 days ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Judd Zulgad and Andrew Krammer discuss observations from the start of Vikings training camp. How has Adrian Peterson felt back in purple? Can we glean much from Teddy Bridgewater's performances in practice? Or the preseason? How is the offensive line coming together? Will Trae Waynes actually be an option in the slot? What's up with Captain Munnerlyn? Who has emerged as a frontrunner for the third defensive end spot? [Click to listen]
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Sports Over Beers, ep. 62: Owning your fantasy league

The #Vikings #1500ESPN #sportswire. On this episode of the Sports Over Beers podcast, Phil Mackey and Derek Wetmore ask fantasy football gurus Anthony ... [Watch]