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The Sports Over Beers podcast talks NFL and Vikings with Tom Pelissero

The Sports Over Beers podcast talks NFL and Vikings with Tom Pelissero

by Derek Wetmore
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Looking for Vikings information and general NFL discussion in advance of the NFL Draft (just two short weeks away)?

The Sports Over Beers podcast has what you're looking for. (Subscribe to the RSS here; or get the podcast feed from feedburner here.)

Give episode 14 a listen for some killer NFL chatter, plus a little off-color humor and stories from USA Today's Tom Pelissero. Before getting into some serious NFL discussion, there are several Mike Tice stories and drinking stories from Boomtown.

Other topics include: The NFL schedule being released is now front-page news. Is the NFL too popular or will it forever be this important in the U.S.? What has made the NFL so popular? In the future of the NFL, will attendance matter, or can the league make money by other avenues?

This episode of the podcast also includes a surprisingly high number of 'can't come back from that' moments.

Finally, a 'State of the Vikings' address from Tom Pelissero

What's the upside of the Vikings in 2014? What do they need to do going forward? From Mike Zimmer to Norv Turner to Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel, Adrian Peterson, Charlie Johnson, Brandon Fusco, Kyle Rudolph, Cordarrelle Patterson, Greg Jennings, Chad Greenway, Linval Joseph, Everson Griffen, Brian Robison, Sharrif Floyd, Xavier Rhodes, Harrison Smith and Captain Munnerlyn.

Sports Over Beers is a podcast by the crew at 1500 ESPN. We get together to drink a few beers, bring along the recording equipment and let the conversation fly. On our good days, we get to sports conversation, but we don't always promise that. We do promise to try to keep it interesting. The beer helps with that.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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