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 96: Vikings at Seahawks — Upon Review

August 20th, 2017

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald review the Minnesota Vikings' 20-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at Century Link Field during Week 2 of the NFL preseason. 

Episode 96 is sponsored by BlackStack Brewing and The Twin Cities Directory.

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Episode 93: Vikings at Bills — Deep Breaths

August 11th, 2017

Minnesota Vikings Football is Back!

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald give their initial, pre-film review thoughts on what certainly appeared to be an extremely sloppy, "working out the kinks" effort by both the Minnesota Vikings and Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Thursday.

Episode 93 is sponsored by BlackStack Brewing and The Twin Cities Directory.

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Episode 35: Final 2016 Postgame

January 2nd, 2017

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald finish off the inaugural season of the About the Labor podcast with a little discussion and analysis regarding the Minnesota Vikings' uplifting 38-10 victory over the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium to finish with an 8-8 record on the year. Primary talking points include an incredible stand-in performance by the left tackle most Vikings fans didn't even know existed, Rashod Hill, quarterback Sam Bradford taking a bow, running back Jerick McKinnon finally waking up from his season-long slumber, the disappointment of wide receiver Adam Thielen falling just short of 1,000 receiving yards and a handful of little previews regarding what you should expect from us all summer long.

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Episode 32: Colts Postgame

December 19th, 2016

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald discuss the crushing 34-6 loss the Indianapolis Colts handed the Minnesota Vikings during Week 15. Primary talking points include Adrian Peterson, the reoccurring theme of a couple terrible performances per season under Mike Zimmer and revisiting the Sam Bradford trade again.

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Episode 30: Jaguars Postgame

December 12th, 2016

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald recap the Minnesota Vikings' 25-16 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Primary talking points include an evaluation of the offensive line's play, how Minnesota was able to escape Jacksonville with a road victory despite losing the turnover battle and a glance at the Vikings' playoff hopes.

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Episode 28: Cowboys Postgame

December 5th, 2016

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald return to discuss what went wrong in the Dallas Cowboys' crushing 17-15 defeat of the Minnesota Vikings. Primary talking points include Minnesota's key mistakes in the matchup as well as the Vikings' chances of reaching the postseason at this point in the year.

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Episode 25: Cardinals Postgame

November 21st, 2016

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald break down the Minnesota Vikings' 30-24 victory over the Arizona Cardinals at U.S. Bank Stadium in the 25th installment of the About the Labor podcast. Primary talking points include Cordarrelle Patterson's continued growth and Xavier Rhodes' progression into one of the NFL's top cornerbacks.

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Episode 23: Redskins Postgame

November 14th, 2016

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald sift through the Minnesota Vikings' fourth consecutive loss against the Washington Redskins. Primary talking points include the defense's continued regression and the lack of complementary football.

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Episode 21: Lions Postgame

November 7th, 2016

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald sift through the wreckage of the Minnesota Vikings' latest loss against the Detroit Lions at U.S. Bank Stadium. Primary discussion topics on Episode 21 of About the Labor include an improved offense under Pat Shurmur and what to do with kicker Blair Walsh.

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Episode 19: Bears Postgame

November 1st, 2016

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald attempt to digest the Chicago Bears' 20-10 thumping of the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field on Episode 19 of About the Labor. Primary talking points include offensive coordinator Norv Turner's incompetency calling plays, a lackluster defensive effort and the dumpster fire that is Minnesota's offensive line.

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Episode 17: Eagles Postgame

October 25th, 2016

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald review the Minnesota Vikings' crushing 21-10 loss at the Philadelphia Eagles during Week 7. Primary talking points include severe issues with the team's offensive line, how much offensive coordinator Norv Turner is to blame and whether or not the team's first loss marks an outlier or the beginning of a trend.

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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 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 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 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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