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 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 48: “Episode 52″ - Thank You, Chad

March 7th, 2017

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald welcome back Austin Belisle to the show to discuss the announcement that life-long Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway will retire from the National Football League. The trio of Vikings Territorians send No. 52 to "the football afterlife" through their personal memories, what made him effective on the gridiron, how he affected the team beyond his football talent, a back-and-forth on what his "Vikings Headstone" will read, speculation regarding how much his departure affects the team moving forward and who the likely candidates are to take on his essentially unfillable leadership role.

The guys also offer their takeaways from the NFL combine, but that's irrelevant here.

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Episode 43: The VTQB Special

February 2nd, 2017

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald return extremely well rested from their weekend off with a sizzling hot 60-minute About the Labor special centered around the most important position in sports, the quarterback. The episode gets cooking right away with a fury take regarding the relevancy of the Teddy Bridgewater vs. Sam Bradford debate at this point time followed by an extended prospect evaluation of Deshaun Watson, DeShone Kizer, Mitch Trubisky and the rest of the 2017 quarterback class. BJ and Drew continue on by shattering the About the Labor decibel record with a demolition of Josh Dobbs and a completely imitable explosion of passion (and evil) regarding the national perception that former University of Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner was announced as a potential first-round pick this past March and is still viewed as a late-round prospect by a few of the field's most popular draft analysts. Finally, special guest and About the Labor pioneer Iñaki Flood slams the door with the third installment of Skol Spin with a powerful twist on Bridgewater's "reported" absence for the entirety of 2017. The 68-minute special marks the longest episode in About the Labor history and is jam-packed with a level of pure fury that has been rarely caught on tape in talking history. Warning: Show producers suggest listening to Episode 43 at a reasonable volume — or at max volume to completely immerse yourself in what the About the Labor podcast is all about.

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Episode 15: Bye Week Special — Undefeated Future

October 17th, 2016

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald round out the Minnesota Vikings' bye week with another special taking a look at the future. General talking points include a look at upcoming games that could pose issues for Minnesota, where the team stands in both the NFC North and NFC as well as projecting under-the-radar players that could have an impact coming out of the bye.

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Episode 14: Bye Week Special — Undefeated Revisited

October 12th, 2016

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald welcome Austin Belisle (Vikings Territory) onto the show to help them hammer out the details of the Minnesota Vikings' undefeated start to the season. The first of two Bye Week Specials features the trio talking about the free-agent signing of offensive tackle Jake Long, a look back at the Sam Bradford trade after his MVP-caliber start to the year, a #WRONG section where each dude spends some time humbling himself and a mini About The Labor award show.

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