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Matthew Coller is joined by reporters, players, analysts and much more to break down everything Minnesota Vikings football. From discussing whether Kirk Cousins will take the Vikings to the next level to breaking down offensive line combinations to analyzing the NFC North, this podcast is for people who live and breathe football.
 
This is for YOU the sports fan who loves to have fun and debate and live and die with your teams. Rants, big time guests and hot topics. You name it, this podcast has it. A little life, culture, music, entertainment and more thrown into the mix as well. ML started as a fan, too, you know…..
 
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Kirk Cousins is who we thought he was... or is he? The Vikings still believe. And Mike Zimmer is still the head coach. Everything in Chicago could've been fired. But now there's hope with Justin Fields? Both the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears are wildly fascinating teams so -- to kick off our look at each division up to training camp -- we che…
 
Matthew Coller is joined by Judd Zulgad to talk about Kirk Cousins being forced to sit out practice due to close contact with Kellen Mond, who tested positive for COVID. Mike Zimmer expressed his agitation at the podium and called for everyone to get vaccinated. What does this conflict between the QB and coach's views on COVID mean for the Vikings?…
 
Prior to heading out onto the practice field for Day 3 of training camp, Matthew Coller has Chad Graff of The Athletic take the "Vikings 2021 Hype Test" in which Chad answers eight questions on a 1-5 scale that tell us how good he thinks the Vikings will be this year. Along the way they get into lots of training camp-related conversations about Chr…
 
What's got Mike Zimmer in such a good mood? Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss a largely healthy, veteran-laden Vikings defense that may have lightened the mood of the eighth-year head coach. We also discuss Rick Dennison's relegation to virtual advisor, camp storylines, and answer your Twitter questions.…
 
Matthew Coller and Will Ragatz, who covers the Vikings for Sports Illustrated, sit down at TCO Performance Center to talk about how the Vikings' first day of training camp practice went and what's happening with the cornerback group. Do we think that Harrison Hand is ahead of Kris Boyd and what did Patrick Peterson tell us about his early interacti…
 
Live from TCO Performance Center, Matthew Coller and ESPN's Courtney Cronin record their first in-person podcast in a very long time. They talk about what Justin Jefferson had to say about taking on his second season where he knows the NFL will be gunning for him. Matthew and Courtney play a game of "is this a thing," that's focused around the inju…
 
00:00-20:00: ESPN's Kevin Fitzgerald joins the show to talk Name, Image and Likeness, athletes who would have really cashed in from NIL if it was around at the time, Boeheim's Army, an amazing golf experience in Las Vegas and more! 21:00-45:00 From the ML Archive: Brian Jacobs checks in to chat about Collin Morikawa's Open win, Jordan Spieth being …
 
Matthew Coller and Sam Ekstrom were in attendance at TCO Performance Center when Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman talked to the media. What's the latest on O-line coach Rick Dennison's role? Why the wide receiver battle is suddenly in the spotlight. Will we see Jeff Gladney at camp? How many catches will De…
 
Well, that was fun. After an unprecedented offseason of passive-aggressive shot from afar and making it clear that he didn't want to be a Packer... Aaron Rodgers is a Packer? Yes. For 2021, anyways. On this episode, we debate and discuss how the Packers did everything they could to convince Rodgers to play for one more season. Rather than accept th…
 
Pro Football Focus data scientist and PFF Forecast podcast host Eric Eager joins Matthew Coller to talk about reasonable expectations for the Vikings. Why the Vikings have reached a fork in the road by the way they handled the offseason. Eric explains how the Vikings have performed against Vegas expectations in recent years and why that matters. He…
 
Matthew Coller and Sam Ekstrom get together to break down reports that Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have worked things out and that Rodgers is coming back. How good will the Packers be with him under center? What does it mean for the Minnesota Vikings this year? Where do we think Rodgers finishes his career? Learn more about your ad choi…
 
Matthew Coller is joined by Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen to talk about the upcoming season. Adam talks about why he's improved as a receiver because of the other great players (i.e. Stefon Diggs and Justin Jefferson) that he's been able to play alongside as well as discussing when he realized he had a killer mentality and why the Ku…
 
Matthew Coller chats with Vikings fans about the signing of Dede Westbrook. Will the Vikings actually use him? What's the best case scenario for how Westbrook fits in with Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson? Does the offense have no excuses now? How many receptions do we expect Westbrook to have this year? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit pod…
 
Matthew Coller gives a rundown on offensive line coach Rick Dennison's situation regarding his vaccination status and role with the team this year and why it could be problematic for the Vikings (and why it might be OK if he isn't there) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
00:00-45:00: Lamar's Gamble: A Tale of the AFL-NFL Merger authors Frank Pace and Billy O'Connor chat about Lamar Hunt being the most important owner in sports history, the Foolish Club's impact, the honest Ralph Wilson Jr., how the NY Titans/Jets were saved, what made Carroll Rosenbloom such an SOB, Al Davis vs. Pete Rozelle, Joe Willie's arrival, …
 
Matthew Coller and Sam Ekstrom continue their series looking at every position leading into training camp. In this edition, they discuss the backup quarterback situation and whether the Vikings would actually give the job to Jake Browning over Kellen Mond. What would it say about Mond? How do we expect his trajectory to go during camp? What's our b…
 
Most all know Chris Simms today as the sharp, opinionated analyst for NBC Sports. He certainly does not succumb to groupthink when it comes to breaking the game down today. On this episode, he certainly digs into his QB Rankings and why he loves Josh Allen. He also may disagree with us a bit when it comes to the Packers/Rodgers standoff and Simms i…
 
Pro Football Focus just brought Ari Meirov on board to head up their newsdesk so to congratulate him on the new gig, Matthew Coller asks him about every storyline for all the Minnesota Vikings opponents during the first half of the season. Should we be watching Joe Burrow's progress during training camp and the preseason or are the Bengals not a th…
 
00:00-15:00: The Sporting News' Vinnie Iyer chats Training Camp storylines, Joe Burrow's return, why the NFC East is so intriguing and more, plus his experience on Jeopardy and what Alex Trebek taught him. 16:00-34:00: Matthew Gutierrez from The Athletic checks in to chat Benny Williams, roster outlook for the Orange, Boeheim trio, what's next for …
 
Regular guest Arif Hasan of The Athletic is back to talk under-the-radar Vikings storylines. He weighs in on Dantzler vs. Breeland as starting CB, whether any of the corners on one-year deals have a future in Minnesota and what Kene Nwangwu can offer as a rookie. The two also touch on three big NFL headlines, including the report that Aaron Rodgers…
 
Not too long ago, Quincy Avery was living out of his car and sending Facebook messages to any quarterbacks that'd listen. Now, he's coaching more pros than anybody else in his profession. What a fascinating chat this was with the man who has helped mold Deshaun Watson into one of the best QBs today, in addition to grooming Justin Fields, Trey Lance…
 
00:00-15:00: NFL insider Kevin Boilard checks in to chat about Training Camp storylines, Buffalo Bills expectations, Bucs and Chiefs getting back to the Super Bowl, what's next for the Falcons, who is the QB in GB Week 1 and more! 16:00-35:00: Bills Brawl crossover! 00:00-20:00: NY Upstate's Matt Parrino chats Bills Training Camp goals, Josh Allen …
 
Earlier this offseason ESPN's Courtney Cronin picked the Vikings to go 7-10. Now she's changed her tune. Which games does she think the Vikings will win? Why does she believe their record will be better now than a few months ago? Which games does she see as the season-shifting games for the Vikings? How is she viewing the Packers and factoring the …
 
00:00-17:00: The Sports Virus' Joe Castellano chats MLB 2nd half, the ASG and HR Derby, what he sees in Vlad Jr., what Derek Jeter's career represents most, the SF Giants' chances at a division crown in the second half, if Shohei Ohtani has staying power and more! 18:00-30:00: Mike Lindsley's guest spot on the Northwest Golf Show on ESPN Seattle.…
 
Matthew Coller is joined by Robert Mays of The Athletic Football Show. Robert talks about the Chicago Bears drafting Justin Fields and how that transforms the Bears. Matthew and Robert then dive deep into the range of outcomes for the Vikings. Can Mike Zimmer take the defense to a level high enough to be a legitimate contender? What needs to go rig…
 
00:00-20:00: NHL on NBC lead hockey voice Kenny Albert chats about the Lightning going back-to-back, what's next for the franchise, his Dad's celebration gathering as Marv heads heads to retirement, NBC's impact on the game of hockey and more! 21:00-30:00: Mike Lindsley chats about Novak Djokovic's 20th Grand Slam win at Wimbledon and how he could …
 
Matthew Coller, Sam Ekstrom and ESPN's Courtney Cronin get together to continue to preview training camp by talking about the Minnesota Vikings' defensive line. Is Danielle Hunter going to be back to full speed after missing all of last season? Who could emerge opposite of Hunter? Is there any chance Stephen Weatherly doesn't end up making the team…
 
It's fantasy football draft season, so Matthew Coller takes a day off hardcore Vikings grinding to simulate a fantasy football draft with PFF's Ian Hartitz. Matthew and Ian go through draft picks and talk about a bunch of different players' outlooks, from Zeke Elliott to Alvin Kamara to DK Metcalf to Russell Wilson. Ian is even forced to pick a kic…
 
00:00-20:00: Our Team: The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series That Changed Baseball author Luke Epplin chats about how special the 1948 Cleveland Indians World Series win is historically, the impact on the game that Larry Doby, Bill Veeck, Bob Feller and Satchel Paige had, what those four would think about the game today, if it were Doby o…
 
Aaron Nagler of Cheesehead TV joins to explain why he thinks Aaron Rodgers will be returning to the Green Bay Packers and what that means for their short and long term future. How many games would the Packers win if Jordan Love started the full season? Who are the Vikings players that Aaron respects the most and why do the Packers need to win this …
 
Matthew Coller and Sam Ekstrom are back together again and , yes, it's time to start previewing training camp. Over the next few weeks, we'll be breaking down the underrated storylines of each Vikings position and for this episode we talk Minnesota Vikings wide receiver and offensive line. Would Larry Fitzgerald be a good idea at WR3? Is there a ch…
 
The price is going up, up, up. There's a good chance the three top quarterbacks from the 2018 draft are seeking up to $45 million per year. What should Buffalo, Baltimore and Cleveland do? We break down all things Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson and Baker Mayfield and try to figure out what makes all three special and where their careers will go from her…
 
00:00-10:00: Mike Lindsley shares his thoughts on Name, Image and Likeness helping the little guy. 11:00-35:00: St. Bonaventure basketball great Jim Satalin chats about Name, Image and Likeness and the impact on the little and small guys, Bonnies' expectations in 2021-22, honoring George Carter, what's next for Syracuse hoops and more!…
 
Matthew Coller is joined by Lorin Cox of the Locked On Bears podcast to talk about the Bears' plan for Justin Fields and whether they would actually start Andy Dalton for the entire season. Will Fields be starting when the Vikings face the Bears later in the season? Does Matt Nagy's job status depend on whether the Bears do play Fields this season?…
 
Matthew Coller hosts weekly chats with Vikings fans on the Greenroom app (formerly known as the LockerRoom app). Here's his Friday night discussion in which Matthew takes questions from fans about whether the Vikings should be interested in N'Keal Harry, why the offensive line and wide receiver are the most interesting positions at training camp an…
 
Hopefully, you've had a chance to check out the three-part series at Go Long on Erik Kramer's surreal decade. It is now unlocked for all to read. And since this is such an important topic, we figured we'd open up his Happy Hour visit with subscribers for all here on the podcast as well. Kramer shares more detail on his severe depression, suicide at…
 
00:00-7:00: Mike Lindsley breaks down the year in golf. 8:00-36:00: Sports Illustrated Director of Football Recruiting John Garcia Jr. joins the show to chat about Elite 11, Name, Image and Likeness changing the recruiting landscape for all of D-1 football, how long Nick Saban will coach, Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia continuing to load …
 
00:00-10:00: Mike Lindsley explains why the Yankees should be complete sellers in 2021. It's time to re-set the organization. 11:00-36:00: 247sports Syracuse football and basketball insider Stephen Bailey chats about Name, Image and Likeness impacting Orange sports, the 2021 football campaign and if there is any hope, the Dome being back with no CO…
 
00:00-25:00: Westwood One's Dan Silverman joins the show to chat about MLB's latest problems, his beloved Mets, the amazing Jacob deGrom, Yankee fans losing their mind in the big city, the hideous All-Star Game uniforms and more, plus a little SU football and hoops talk! 26:00-45:00: Buffalo Hockey Beat's Bill Hoppe chats about Don Granato being na…
 
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