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  • Good Morning Gjallarhorn - ep 056 - A Big Fan of Morning Football
    by Luft Krigare on July 18, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Ted, Drew, and Dave are back again talking Minnesota Vikings football in their own special and unique way. Good morning Horners! Let’s light this candle for today’s show. Ted, Drew, and Dave are back again talking Minnesota Vikings football in their own special and unique way. The show promises to be full of laughs, some analysis, and of a couple stories. We are your Daily Norseman morning show. There is a wide range of topics discussed from the soon to be camp battle where young Second Lieutenant Austin Cutting will battle his way to take the long snapping job from Kevin McDermott. Drew may not care so much, but we know Dave does and we suspect you do too. Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images Chad Beebe giving fans good feels going into 2019.Briefly, Kyle Rudolph’s extension provided both money and mentorship to the young Irv Smith Jr. and Ted talked about rubbing oil all over something when thinking about Chad Beebe. Then the gang got into discussions about positions on the team that seem to be thin in depth. Are the positions of the secondary, wide receivers, running backs, quarterbacks actually thin? We talked about solid depth in many of the groups, to include the offensive line for the first time in a long time. We quickly rattled through the roster to see who might make those last half-dozen spots on the final 53. Why, because Drew stated that the top 46 or 47 players are already penciled in place, and all the rookies not drafted in the first few rounds, the UDFAs, and even some of the non-starting veterans will be competing for those final spots on the roster. Then it was off to one of Drew’s requested segments, the predictions. Questions like will Laquon Treadwell make the squad? Will he beat the over and under of 2.5 touchdowns that Las Vegas is showing him at? What will be the team’s overall win record? Could it be that Ted, in his initial thought of 8-5-3, be actually feasible? The records led in the discussions about the rest of the division. Will the Chicago Bears be transitioning? How about the Green Bay Packers being extremely bad? And are the Detroit Lions the same team as always? It’s very much looking like the Vikings success will depend on quarterback Kirk Cousins and how he plays, but will his yardage total, and those box office stats be key? Selecting an over and under of 4500 yards, what would you prefer? Who’s going to lead the team in sacks? Does Dalvin Cook go over a 1,000 yards on the season? Who has the most receiving yards? Who leads the team in interceptions not named Kirk Cousins? These are just some of the questions we try to answer, and we’re looking forward to yours in the comments below. There was one last question if the Vikings play as we want them to and go all the way to glory never seen before by us, what would their rally song be? Dave, Drew, and Ted discussed it but couldn’t come up with a firm answer. We need your help on this one. Like, subscribe, and ring that damn bell! Then shout SKOL! As always, enjoy the watch! BREAKING NEWS!!! The Daily Norseman and the Climbing The Pocket Network are joining forces to create a one-stop-shop for Vikings podcasts delivered to your eardrums daily. This collection of shows promises to deliver the top independent voices covering the Vikings from every angle. Subscribe below: Click here for iTunes Click here for Stitcher Click here for iHeartRADIO Click here for YouTube Click here for Google Play Music You can follow GMG hosts Dave at @Luft_Krigare and Ted at @purplebuckeye. Unfortunately, Drew is behind the power curve and doesn’t have a Twitter handle… yet. […]

  • Minnesota Vikings News and Links: July 18th, 2019
    by just_rob on July 18, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Thorsday Open Thread Good Morning! I’m off service and not working for the next seven days, I have a thrilling week of getting the honey-do list taken care of while I’m off. Speaking of not thrilling, the Vikings pre-sale ticket thingy was a bust for me, I did get in and find some sweet endzone tickets but I looked and could have purchased them for less on the secondary market. We’re on the home stretch for the start of training camp, as I see Vikings related news during the day I’ll post it, if you see Vikings news on the twitterz or elsewhere that I didn’t see feel free to post in the comments. Meanwhile we’ll carry on with our news and links open thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and go ahead and have another coffee, it’s Thorsday. Around the DN since our last open thread: Ted says the proposed 18 game schedule is really dumb...Ted is correct. Fifteen Minutes with Flipmazzi - 202 - Touchdowns Vikings news from other sources: From Vikings.com Wobby sat down with wide receivers Coach Drew Petzing about how his transition to coaching the team’s wideouts has gone, how the offensive staff has come together so far, the high-end duo of Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, how the position group looks once you get past those two, including what to expect from second-year WR Chad Beebe, and more. Lunch break: Diggs-Thielen ranked 2nd-best WR Duo by NFL.com League news: From NFL.com NFC North training camp preview: Key players, battles to watch. Daniel Jeremiah’s instant-impact rookies. (list invalid as it did not include Garrett Bradbury) Broncos among four teams reporting for training camp yesterday. Making the Leap: Lamar Jackson’s 2019 play will sway doubters. Cardinals cut OT Desmond Harrison after arrest warrant. State of the Franchise: Miami can rise on D, but what about QB? We come to today’s media selection: Letterkenny Problems: “Hockey Players” Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:-No discussion of politics or religion-No feeding of the trolls-Leave the gender hatred at the door-Keep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)-Speaking of which, if discussing a newer show or movie, please use spoiler tags-No pictures that could get someone fired or in serious trouble with their employer-If you can’t disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go away-While navigating the open thread, just assume it’s sarcasm.With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don’t forget to tip your waiter, try the grilled cheese and Welcome Aboard! […]

  • An 18 game schedule is really dumb
    by Ted Glover on July 17, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Just another bad idea in the Roger ‘Bud Selig’ Goodell era If you’re not aware, the NFL and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), the union that represents players, are having preliminary talks to discuss a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA). The current CBA runs out at the end of the 2020 season, and with the history of acrimony between NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the players, and NFLPA President DeMaurice Smith, a lot of people (myself included) feel a strike or lockout is a real possibility. But, some good news on that front. The league and the player’s union will be entering into three consecutive days of talks, beginning today, in an attempt to hammer out a new agreement and prevent a work stoppage. One of the things that has been floated by the NFL was moving to an 18 game regular season schedule, but restricting players to 16 games. In the pantheon of bad sports decisions, this might be the worst. If not the worst, it would definitely make a top 10 list. I can’t even begin to break down why, but I’m going to try. For one, it basically ruins the competitive playing field for the NFL. As Mike Decourcy said in The Sporting News, it’s an ‘affront to competitive logic that never has been attempted in any major American team sport, and neither in any of the world’s top soccer leagues.’ Theoretically, every game would be compromised from a competitive standpoint, at least to a point, by every team. Some coaches would want to rest their star players early in the season, some would want to rest them late; some in the middle. Some would have no idea what the hell to do. I’m looking at you Matt Patricia. The mothership said that those two extra games would feel like preseason. It could, depending on how many guys you sit, but I don’t think it would be that bad, although the product would still be diminshed. For example, you could sit Kirk Cousins but not Dalvin Cook, Adam Thielen but not Stefon Diggs. Still, though, that puts the Vikings at a tremendous competitive disadvantage, just as it would if the Packers have to sit Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams twice, the Lions having to sit Matthew Stafford and...someone else who is good on their roster twice, or the Bears benching Khalil Mack twice. But not Mitchell Trubisky, amirite? And for units that really require practice reps and cohesion to come together and work well, like an offensive line, this is an utterly horrid idea. For fans of the Vikings, this should send a cold shiver down your spine. I’m not a math wizard, but if you stagger the two games for every starter so that no two starters are out for the same game, the regular starting offensive line will play together as a unit exactly...carry the one...find the coefficient of ‘my goodness is this just dumb’...and you have six games, I think. Might be less, could even be a negative number. And that’s assuming no injuries. Which never, ever happen to Vikings linemen. Or any other team, for that matter. As a fan, it dilutes the product even more. There is some bad, bad football that’s played week in and week out in the NFL, and having to sit two players, to include your marquee guys, makes this problem even more pronounced. Combine it with the ridiculously bad officiating that we see in every game, every week, it feels like a recipe for a product that would be unwatchable. And I want to watch the stars play. This season, the Vikings play in Kansas City. I’m seriously thinking about getting tickets and making the drive to see them play in person. What if that was the week the Vikes sat Dalvin Cook, or Harrison Smith, or the Chiefs sat Patrick Mahomes? 70,000+ fans didn’t come to watch Chad Henne, they came to watch Patrick Mahomes light it up, although I would be more than content with watching Henne throw for a buck fifty and three picks. That’s not really the point, though. Sitting Mahomes for two games gives the KC opponents a tremendous competitive advantage, one that the other 16 teams they play don’t get. And seriously, you need to sit kickers, punters, and long snappers twice? That just seems really stupid. For the NFL, this is just naked money grab, because I guess the NFL can’t have too much of that. If this were to somehow be agreed to, there would probably be two less pre-season games, which hurts guys trying to make the back end of the roster. The counter to that is that you would almost have to certainly increase the rosters from 53 players to...let’s just say 60 for arguments sake. But to counter THAT, you now have six or seven guys on a roster that normally would be on the practice squad or not even in the NFL, and the product that has made the NFL the Goliath in American Sports is diluted even more. I don’t want to see a work stoppage, but I don’t want to see this become part of the NFL landscape, either. I do want to see a new commissioner, though. […]

  • Fifteen Minutes with Flipmazzi - 202 - Touchdowns
    by Luft Krigare on July 17, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Flip takes us through some of the exciting moments of 2018 as we look towards 2019. As we slide day after day one step closer to actual Minnesota Vikings football activities, we sit down Flip. Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images Adam Thielen catching touchdowns in Green Bay.It’s time to get hyped! Flip celebrates the best moments of the 2018 season, even though some “fans” are trying to pretend there weren’t any. From the fourth quarter explosion in Lambeau Field, to Kevin Stefanski’s beautiful debut at US Bank Stadium, the Vikings had plenty of highlights. Deep ball strikes, critical runs and game-breaking turnovers. Touchdowns. Get comfortable with 2018 and excited for 2019. Get all the purple energy you need, here! Enjoy the show will Flip, and know that your coffee not be cold by the time you finish. SKOL! And if you haven’t followed Flip already, you can do it here: @Flipmazzi BREAKING NEWS!!! The Daily Norseman and the Climbing The Pocket Network are joining forces to create a one-stop-shop for Vikings podcasts delivered to your eardrums daily. This collection of shows promises to deliver the top independent voices covering the Vikings from every angle. Subscribe below: Click here for iTunes Click here for Stitcher Click here for iHeartRADIO Click here for YouTube Click here for Google Play Music […]

  • Minnesota Vikings News and Links: July 17th, 2019
    by just_rob on July 17, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images Hump Day Open Thread Good Morning! It’s Hump Day and my Friday, a fact I’m sure is only interesting to me. I’ll be looking for that email from Vikings.com today, I did send an email yesterday and got a canned “so you’re interested in season tickets” response. Training camp will be upon us soon which is sure to spark more spirited debates on who the 4th WR should be and “we need a backup long snapper.” Meanwhile, time to carry on with our news and links open thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and go ahead leave work early, it’s Hump Day. Around the DN since our last open thread: Roc Thomas suspended for first three games of 2019 season notes Chris. Skoldiers - 045 - Offseason Recap Pt 2 - Coaching and Offense hosted by Ed and Mike. Vikings news from other sources: From Vikings.com Wobby addresses fan comments and questions, including the excitement level surrounding year two of Kirk Cousins as a Viking, how the team could use the team’s tight ends in 2019, the battle for the backup QB spot, the push to get Jim Marshall into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and more. Adam Zimmer teaching the linebackers hows and whys with examples of Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr. Training Camp Primer: How might one change on the line affect the Vikings defense? Lunch break: NFC North bunched together in ESPN’s future power rankings. From Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com ranking the Vikings position groups by most intriguing in camp. League news: From NFL.com Ranking NFL’s best WR duos. Golden Tate: Matthew Stafford is ‘best QB I’ve played with’ Ex-Eagles special teams captain Chris Maragos retires. AFC South training camp preview: Quarterback questions loom. We come to today’s media selection: Metallica - Smoke On The Water Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:-No discussion of politics or religion-No feeding of the trolls-Leave the gender hatred at the door-Keep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)-Speaking of which, if discussing a newer show or movie, please use spoiler tags-No pictures that could get someone fired or in serious trouble with their employer-If you can’t disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go away-While navigating the open thread, just assume it’s sarcasm.With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don’t forget to tip your waiter, try the monotony and Welcome Aboard! […]

 

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