About the Labor: A Minnesota Vikings Podcast

“Don’t Tell Me About the Labor, Just Show Me the Baby” - Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer

Episode 76: Addition by Subtraction

June 23rd, 2017

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald talk about the Minnesota Timberwolves' deal to acquire Jimmy Butler, debate the Minnesota Vikings' biggest offseason additions and departures rank the NFC North division's safeties and list their top video games of all time.

Episode sponsored by local stand-up comic Brendan Gay — Catch the LIVE recording of his first comedy special at the Joke Joint Comedy Club (Mendota Heights, Minn.) on August 10th! Visit his official website (www.BrendanBeingBrendan.com) for more details, and stay tuned for further information on how to score cheap tickets to the show!

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Episode 75: Rise & Fall

June 20th, 2017

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald dive into the fallout of Michael Floyd's positive alcohol test and revisit their "Retire No. 84" discussion following news that wide receivers Randy Moss and Ahmad Rashad will be enshrined in the Minnesota Vikings Ring of Honor ahead of discussing a deep, versatile and smoldering hot group of Twitter Takes. The guys also touch on the latest quotes canonizing Teddy Bridgewater, rank the NFC North's cornerback groups and give their opinion on the worst consumable beverages available in 2017.

Episode sponsored by local stand-up comic Brendan Gay — Catch the LIVE recording of his first comedy special at the Joke Joint Comedy Club (Mendota Heights, Minn.) on August 10th! Visit his official website (www.BrendanBeingBrendan.com) for more details, and stay tuned for further information on how to score cheap tickets to the show!

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Episode 74: Situational Football Focus

June 14th, 2017

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald take a deeper look at Jerick McKinnon's 15-pound bulk-up, discuss Mike Zimmer's preaching situational football during mandatory Minnesota Vikings Mini Camp, begin to wonder if an Edmond Robinson emergence is truly in the works, rank the NFC North's linebacking units and field a pair of outstanding Twitter Takes on hypothetical trade scenarios and red-zone personnel packages. And finally, the guys breakdown the worst Halloween candy they received in a comic relief edition of the Take 5 offseason closer.

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Episode 73: Kaepernick Kerfuffle

June 13th, 2017

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald discuss the Colin Kaepernick dilemma, debate which Minnesota Vikings players have the "hottest seat" heading into 2017, rank the NFC North's defensive lines and review the franchise's biggest mistakes of the past decade on Episode 73 of About the Labor.

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Episode 72: Competition Overload

June 8th, 2017

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald get back to their NFC North positional rankings series after taking Episode 71 off, hash over the rather strange dynamic between Minnesota Vikings fans and Chris Kluwe, provide cautious (yet skeptical) optimism for Mackensie Alexander following his recent crash-course of praise and wrap the show up with a Take 5 analysis on their most painful Vikings memories.

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Episode 71: Punting 101 with Professor Kluwe

June 6th, 2017

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald welcome former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe to discuss the intricacies of the position and determine how fans should best evaluate performance without being privy to the situational coaching assignment. The trio also discusses the most dangerous punt returners of this generation, punter mentality and persona as well as the "price" Kluwe made former quarterback Donovan McNabb pay to don his No. 5 jersey in 2011.

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Episode 70: The Tragic Flaw

June 1st, 2017

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald discuss Minnesota's "fatal flaw", continue their NFC North positional rankings with wide receiver and tight end and debate the top five current Vikings players.

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