David Thorpe on Wolves-Rockets; Local Draft steam (ep. 142)

We’re back with the first of two podcasts during one of the busiest Scoops weeks of the year. Darren “Doogie” Wolfson talks with NBA Analyst David Thorpe about the Wolves-Rockets series. Doogie also has the…


Purple FTW! Podcast: NFL Draft Week Primer feat. Matt Waldman (ep. 545)
Purple FTW! Podcast: NFL Draft Week Primer feat. Matt Waldman (ep. 545)

Adding fuel to your NFL Draft Week flames, we brought in Friend of the Program Matt Waldman (@MattWaldman) of The Rookie Scouting Portfolio and Football Guys to break down the two polarizing quarterback prospects (Josh Allen and…


Purple FTW! Podcast: ANNUAL OFFICIAL VIKINGS 7-ROUND MOCK DRAFT PARTY TIME (ep. 544)
Purple FTW! Podcast: ANNUAL OFFICIAL VIKINGS 7-ROUND MOCK DRAFT PARTY TIME (ep. 544)

Since it’s Draft Week, it’s time to unleash the annual Purple FTW Official 7-Round Mock Draft. A tradition unlike any other. Spoiler: There are two trades and the Vikes come away with two immediate impact…


BONUS: So-so start from the Twins has us playing The Good News-Bad News Game

The Twins have had some good things to write about and a few others that you wouldn’t exactly put on those end-of-season highlight reels. From the pitching staff to Byron Buxton, it’s been a rocky…


Analyzing the tight ends, D-line and corners in the draft (ep. 316)

Matthew Coller and Arif Hasan of Zone Coverage dig into all the non-O-line prospects in the draft. Who is the best all-around tight end? Is there anyone good enough to justify a first-round pick at…


Ep. 105: Yeah, the Rockets are pretty good

Manny Hill and Derek James discuss the Wolves playoff series with the Houston Rockets. Why is Karl-Anthony Towns struggling? Also, despite the series still going, the guys can’t help but to look ahead to the…


Picking the Vikings’ schedule (ep. 315)

Matthew Coller and ESPN’s Courtney Cronin go game-by-game on the Vikings’ schedule. How will they match up against an improved Rams defense? Can they enact revenge on the road versus the Eagles? Will Aaron Rodgers…


Purple FTW! Podcast: Zero Draft Thirty feat. @JReidDraftScout + Darren Wolfson (ep. 543)
Purple FTW! Podcast: Zero Draft Thirty feat. @JReidDraftScout + Darren Wolfson (ep. 543)

One week. Less than one week. Wooo. The NFL Draft is (finally) almost here. We welcomed in our resident scout Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout) to discuss his Big Board and the 2018 Minnesota Vikings schedule release. Plus…


Ben Johnson on leaving the Gophers’ staff; Tyrell Terry talks getting a Gophers offer (ep. 141)

We’re back with another guest filled edition of The Scoop this week. Darren “Doogie” Wolfson is joined by new Xavier coach Ben Johnson to discuss his leaving the Gophers. Also on this edition Doogie talks…


Scoop Radio: Wolves and Wild fallout if/when they lose in 1st round

Doogie joins Mackey & Judd to dish on potential Wolves and Wild fallout if and when they get bounced in the first round of the NBA and NHL playoffs. Plus, Gophers recruiting and Vikings +…


Purple FTW! Podcast: YOU LIKE DRAFT feat. Mark Schofield + #VikesOverBeers (ep. 542)
Purple FTW! Podcast: YOU LIKE DRAFT feat. Mark Schofield + #VikesOverBeers (ep. 542)

For a closer look at the quarterbacks in this year’s draft, we brought in Friend of the Program Mark Schofield (@MarkSchofield) of Inside The Pylon. We also talked to Mark about the impact of the…


It’s the sort of point Indiana Jones would make (ep. 86)

Now that the champs have been crowned we can finally focus on the importance of the Europa League. The Crafty Rogues, John Cosgrove and Stephen Quinn, return for episode 86 in which the guys discuss…


Lindsay Whalen and Ryan Suter (ep. 140)

Darren “Doogie” Wolfson drops episode 140 of The Scoop podcast at just the perfect time with plenty to discuss. Doogie is joined by the new Gophers Women’s Basketball coach Lindsay Whalen. Channel 5’s Joe Schmit…


Purple FTW! Podcast: I've Got The Biggest. Boards Of Them All. feat. Arif Hasan (ep. 541)
Purple FTW! Podcast: I’ve Got The Biggest. Boards Of Them All. feat. Arif Hasan (ep. 541)

This close to the NFL Draft SZN, it is now Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) Consensus Big Board SZN! We talked with Friend of the Program Emeritus about the 2018 consensus, general draft needs for the Minnesota Vikings, and…


BONUS: Does racking up 2,000 hits make Joe Mauer a Hall of Famer?

Joe Mauer is in the 2,000 hit club. Does that make him a Hall of Famer? How will he be judged by voters? Is his peak as a catcher good enough to get him to…


Reacting to Eric Kendricks’ contract extension (ep 314)

Matthew Coller and ESPN’s Courtney Cronin get together for an emergency podcast reacting to the Vikings’ announcement that they have signed Eric Kendricks to a long-term contract extension. How will his deal impact other players…


Purple FTW! Podcast: Vikings Draft Vibes Friday feat. Darren Wolfson + @JReidDraftScout (ep. 540)
Purple FTW! Podcast: Vikings Draft Vibes Friday feat. Darren Wolfson + @JReidDraftScout (ep. 540)

Close out your week with the latest Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings news and scoops from Darren “Doogie” Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) and NFL Draft insight and breakdowns from our resident scout Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout) as we mercifully inch…


Janel McCarville talks Whalen and the Gophers; J.B. Bickerstaff on Wolves-Rockets (ep. 139)

Janel McCarville on Lindsay Whalen taking the Gophers job and her interst in joining the staff. Former Rockets head coach and current Memphis interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff on Wolves-Rockets. Plus, Gary Trent Sr. on…


Purple FTW! Podcast: Counting Down to the NFL Draft feat. Scott Wright + Vikes Over Beers! (ep. 539)
Purple FTW! Podcast: Counting Down to the NFL Draft feat. Scott Wright + Vikes Over Beers! (ep. 539)

Friend of the Program and NFL Draft pioneer Scott Wright (@DraftCountdown) rejoins the show to talk about mock drafts, potential Day 1 trades, and Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings draft needs. Plus Josh Pelto (@JoshPelto) and Andrew…


The problem with first-round receivers (ep. 314)

Matthew Coller catches up with former NFL wide receiver Donald Jones to talk about why so many recent first-round receivers have struggled, including Vikings 2016 top pick Laquon Treadwell. Donald explains all the details –…


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