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 13: Texans Postgame

October 10th, 2016

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald review the Vikings' dominant effort against the Houston Texans that pushed the team's record to 5-0 on the year. Major talking points include Cordarrelle Patterson's continued development as a wide receiver, the defense shutting down Houston's greatest offensive weapons and where Minnesota stacks up against other teams in the NFL heading into its bye week. This episode also features a brand new intro made by Steve Danielson.

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Episode 12: Texans Pregame

October 6th, 2016

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald have their hands full with a talented Houston Texans team set to visit U.S. Bank Stadium in Week 5. The guys take a look at what makes quarterback Brock Osweiler worth his big pay day, analyze multitalented running back Lamar Miller, discuss what Xavier Rhodes shutting down wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins would mean for his career, examine the roles of rookie wide receivers Will Fuller and Braxton Miller and diagnose what route defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel takes to unleash pass-rushing talents Jadeveon Clowney and Whitney Mercilus with his strong secondary led by cornerback Jonathan Joseph.

Additionally, the guys speculate on whether or not nose tackle Vince Wilfork can touch his toes.

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Episode 11: Giants Postgame

October 4th, 2016

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald return to discuss the Vikings' 24-10 victory over the New York Giants at U.S. Bank Stadium. Major talking points include the team's rapidly improving offense that has finally worked Cordarrelle Patterson into the fold, a complementary defense that continues to solidify itself as arguably the best in the NFL and whether or not the team is actually better off without guys like Adrian Peterson and Matt Kalil in the starting lineup.

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Episode 10: Giants Pregame

September 30th, 2016

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald breakdown what the Vikings are up against when the New York Giants come to town for a Monday Night Football showdown. Episode 10 of About the Labor dives into the ins and outs of Giants' offense and defense, how the Vikings can win on both sides of the ball and of course five rapid-fire matchup-specific questions from our listeners.

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Episode 9: Panthers Postgame

September 26th, 2016

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald discuss the Vikings' 22-10 upset victory over the Panthers featuring plenty of praise for Harrison Smith and the defense, a little speculation regarding Laquon Treadwell's status and plenty more on Episode 9 of About the Labor.

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Episode 8: Packers Postgame

September 21st, 2016

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald return after a brief hiatus due to some technical difficulties — RIP Google Hangouts On-Air — to discuss the numerous topics spawning from the Vikings' enormous 17-14 victory over the Packers in the inaugural game at U.S. Bank Stadium. From Sam Bradford's epic debut to Trae Waynes' game-sealing, performance-redeeming interception of Aaron Rodgers, the 8th installment of ATL assures a plethora of information, statistics and schematics from the Purple and Gold Gospel.

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Episode 7: Titans Postgame

September 12th, 2016

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald discuss how the Shaun Hill-led Vikings fared in their 25-16 Week 1 victory over the Titans highlighted by Eric Kendricks' 77-yard pick-six and Stefon Diggs' 100-yard performance.

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Episode 6: Titans Pregame

September 10th, 2016

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald discuss how the Vikings match up with Marcus Mariota, DeMarco Murray, Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans' rebuilt rushing attack in Week 1.

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Episode 5: Vikings Add Bradford

September 4th, 2016

The Minnesota Vikings traded a 2017 first-round pick and a conditional 2018 fourth-round pick for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford. Can he fill the void left by Teddy Bridgewater? Did the team pay too much? How does he fit in Minnesota?

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Episode 4: Bridgewater Injured

August 31st, 2016

The Minnesota Vikings suffered a devastating blow on Tuesday August 30 when quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was lost for the 2016 season as a result of a severe knee injury. BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald discuss their initial reactions to the news, Mike Zimmer's press conference, potential changes to Minnesota's offense and introduce their new rapid fire segment "A Gap Blitz".

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Episode 3: Seahawks Postgame (Preseason)

August 20th, 2016

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald discuss the Minnesota Vikings' 18-11 win over the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field during Week 2 of the preseason.

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Episode 2: Training Camp Recap

August 10th, 2016

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald discuss what they saw at Minnesota Vikings Training camp including strong impressions from rookie safety Jayron Kearse and second-year wide receiver Stefon Diggs, Jarius Wright's spot on the team's depth chart and their picks to win Mr. Mankato.

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Episode 1: Training Camp Preview

July 23rd, 2016

The inaugural About the Labor podcast features BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald breaking down which Minnesota Vikings positional battles fans should keep an eye on during training camp including their thoughts on who is most likely to start at safety opposite Harrison Smith and how the wide receiver depth chart may look come September.

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