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    Vikings Travel to London! With Matthew Coller | Vikings Happy Hour

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 70:19


    Vikings vs Lions | The Final Score

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 45:53


    Your Minnesota Vikings are back home in the loving embrace of US Bank Stadium to play the Detroit Lions in this NFC North matchup. Will the Vikings bounce back after Monday's loss today? Yes. Has coach Kevin O'Connell looked at what went wrong and how to fix it? He did, at least some of it. Will he learn lessons from watching not only that game but both Lions games to date? Starting to. Will he have Kirk Cousins playing with the calm mind he has talked about? When it counted. Will Dalvin Cook and Adam Thielen get the ball more? They did. All these questions and more to be answered on Climbing The Pocket's The Final Score going live at the final 2 minute warning. 1) Highlights 2) Lowlights 3) Speed round and your questions 4) What's ahead The Final Score [the name for CTP's Postgame show] is ready for the season. There are 4 new regulars and the occasional guest. The focus will be on you the fan, and how you felt the team did—hopefully racking up the wins in the regular season. Today, Matt Anderson, Flip Mazzi, Jayson Brown, and Dave will be here. Did you like what you saw? Fan with us!!! Regulars Jayson Brown @brownjayson, Flip Mazzi @Flipmazzi, Matt Anderson @MattAnderson_8, and Dave Stefano @Luft_Krigare producing this @Climb_ThePocket's & @DailyNorseman's production partnered with Lake Monster Brewing @LakeMonsterBrew. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the live show here: https://youtu.be/XZ1EcoCRyWk At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ Partners: Lake Monster Brewing - https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com Eastside Jiu-Jitsu Club - https://martialartsorleans.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Vikings vs Lions - We Expect Better | Two Old Bloggers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 73:55


    On this Two Old Bloggers, the Minnesota Vikings got humiliated on Monday Night Football when the Philadelphia Eagles ran all over the team and the offense had ‘bad' Kirk show up. As Glover Quin said earlier in the week, the key to winning against the Vikings isn't to take Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen out; it is to take the run game out by scoring early and, most importantly, the biggest of keys… make Kirk Cousins uncomfortable. Do that and everything will fall in place. We all knew that the defense was going to be the weaker of the two units, but the offense needed to make up the difference, and by no means did they do that. We expect better! Are you worried about the results? How about the early results from Kwesi Adofo-Mensah's 2022 draft class? The Vikings' #1 draft pick has not seen any significant time. Sunday against the Lions with Harrison ‘Hitman' Smith already being called out, you'd think he would get the start but it looks 5th rounder Josh Metellus will get the call. Does that bother you? We expect better! Then the second pick, Andrew Booth, has yet to be healthy enough to get on the field and already has been passed on the depth chart. We expect better! Then comes in the #1 scoring and #1 run game to date, this season in the Detroit Lions. Is it luck or that big head fake that will have Lion's fans shaking their heads as a start that seemed promising suddenly goes down the drain like season after season? Has Dan Campbell actually got the team on the right track and the Vikings are to be their next victims? We expect better! Darren and Dave will break this matchup down. Can the Vikes bounce back? Can the Lions play well away from home? You decide. Here are the themes for the show: Theme #1: Should we be worried about what happened Monday night? Theme #2: The Class of 2022 has been quiet so far Theme #3: Lions vs Vikings preview Darren Campbell and David Stefano are the Two Old Bloggers. Both started public commentary on the Vikings two decades ago on various blogs. They now do it via live streams on YouTube and Facebook. We appreciate your team fandom and your taking the time to enjoy it with us. Join us for your Minnesota Vikings talk amongst Two Old Bloggers and join the conversation! Fan with us!!! Come join the @Climb_ThePocket 's & @DailyNorseman's blogger show with Darren @KickassblogVike and Dave @Luft_Krigare, along with an occasional special guest appearance from Tyler Forness @TheRealForno. Plus, enjoy an OUTSTANDING brew from @LakeMonsterBrew. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the live show here: https://youtu.be/eUWJdPyR7to At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ Partners: Lake Monster Brewing - https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com Eastside Jiu-Jitsu Club - https://martialartsorleans.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Vikings vs Eagles | The Final Score

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 35:51


    Your Minnesota Vikings are in “the city of brotherly love” playing the Philadelphia Eagles. Are they going to see love or the more traditional rancor of Eagles fans? Hopefully, Kevin O'Connell has his playbook working generating all sorts of love in Vikings fans. Can the Eagles guard Justin Jefferson? Will Dalvin Cook have a big night? Can the Vikings' Ed Donatell-led defense clip the Eagles' wings on the ground and in the air? Will they put a hurting on Jalen Hurts? We will watch and find out, then go live in the final 2 minutes of the game with the entire crew and you! 1) Highlights 2) Lowlights 3) Speed round and your questions 4) What's ahead The Final Score [the name for CTP's Postgame show] is ready for the season. There are 4 new regulars and the occasional guest. The focus will be on you the fan, and how you felt the team did—hopefully racking up the wins in the regular season. Today, Matt Anderson, Flip Mazzi, Jayson Brown, and Dave will be here. Did you like what you saw? Fan with us!!! Regulars Jayson Brown @brownjayson, Flip Mazzi @Flipmazzi, Matt Anderson @MattAnderson_8, and Dave Stefano @Luft_Krigare producing this @Climb_ThePocket's & @DailyNorseman's production partnered with Lake Monster Brewing @LakeMonsterBrew. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the live show here: https://youtu.be/ROjmbstO3oE At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ Partners: Lake Monster Brewing - https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com Eastside Jiu-Jitsu Club - https://martialartsorleans.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Vikings vs Eagles - Ready Again? | Two Old Bloggers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 77:52


    On this Two Old Bloggers, the Minnesota Vikings won their opener against that team from Wisconsin [TTFW], the Green Bay Packers last Sunday in the first of their NFC North matchups. They did not beat them, they demolished their will to play, at least Aaron Rodger's will as he was constantly pressured by only the base defensive line and edge rushers. His receivers having the dropsies didn't help either. New Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell had a lot to do with the whole game and set the attitude necessary to facilitate such a convincing win. Darren gets to break it down and how it will apply to the NFL week 2 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. We'll take a look at the Monday Night Football matchup with the Vikings traveling to Philadelphia to meet the 1-0 NFC East Eagles. Can the Vikings' O-line hold up to the power rush of the Eagles? Can Kirk Cousins have Justin Jefferson as wide open as he was against the Packers? Will Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison have a big day since the Detroit Lions ran on the Eagles last week? We'll find out, but until then, join us for the breakdown of both squads.  Here are the themes for the show: Theme #1: The Kevin O'Connell Era starts with a bang Theme #2: Quick hitters Theme #3: Vikings vs Eagles preview Darren Campbell and David Stefano are the Two Old Bloggers. Both started public commentary on the Vikings two decades ago on various blogs. They now do it via live streams on YouTube and Facebook. We appreciate your team fandom and your taking the time to enjoy it with us. Join us for your Minnesota Vikings talk amongst Two Old Bloggers and join the conversation! Fan with us!!! Come join the @Climb_ThePocket 's & @DailyNorseman's blogger show with Darren @KickassblogVike and Dave @Luft_Krigare, along with an occasional special guest appearance from Tyler Forness @TheRealForno. Plus, enjoy an OUTSTANDING brew from @LakeMonsterBrew. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the live show here: https://youtu.be/pZAzm5Wh5Ac At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ Partners: Lake Monster Brewing - https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com Eastside Jiu-Jitsu Club - https://martialartsorleans.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FROM THE SB NATION NFL SHOW: Kirk Cousins was awesome because Justin Jefferson is awesome

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 6:59


    CLICK TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE SB NATION NFL SHOW: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on Spotify The SB Nation NFL Show brings together the greatest fan-alysts from across SB Nation's NFL team communities in one place for the first time ever. Expect deep analysis, irreverent jokes, and plenty of bickering between rivals. It's a show for NFL fans, by NFL fans.   Monday - Monday Football Monday (RJ Ochoa, Pete Sweeney) Tuesday - Off Day Debrief (Brandon Lee Gowton, Rob "Stats" Guerrera) Wednesday - NFL University (Kyle Posey, Stephen Serda, Justis Mosqueda) Thursday - The Look Ahead (RJ Ochoa, Rob "Stats" Guerrera) Friday - NFL Reacts (Stephen Serda, Justis Mosqueda, Kate Magdziuk) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Vikings vs Packers | The Final Score

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 41:38


    Your Minnesota Vikings are home and hosting the Green Bay Packers in the opener. As fans, we finally get to see the starters play. With the Packers missing 3 top players on their offense in the form of WR Allen Lazard, LT David Bakhtiari and RT Elton Jenkins. Will Za'Darius Smith and Danielle Hunter have a field because of it? We will be watching and going live in the final two minutes! 1) Highlights 2) Lowlights 3) Speed round and your questions 4) What's ahead The Final Score [the name for CTP's Postgame show] is ready for the season. There are 4 new regulars and the occasional guest. Guest tonight will include Tanishka Mhaskar. The focus will be on you the fan, and how you felt the team did. Hopefully racking up the wins in the regular season. Today, Flip Mazzi, Jayson Brown, and Dave will all be here. Did you like what you saw? Fan with us!!! Guests Tanishka Mhaskar @taanishkaaa. Regulars Jayson Brown @brownjayson, Flip Mazzi @Flipmazzi, Matt Anderson @MattAnderson_8, and Dave Stefano @Luft_Krigare producing this @Climb_ThePocket's & @DailyNorseman's production partnered with Lake Monster Brewing @LakeMonsterBrew. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the live show here: https://youtu.be/PkZ9HapT9XU At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ Partners: Lake Monster Brewing - https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com Eastside Jiu-Jitsu Club - https://martialartsorleans.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Vikings vs Packers - Are You Ready? | Two Old Bloggers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 69:29


    On this Two Old Bloggers, the Minnesota Vikings are on the verge of opening the season at home in US Bank Stadium with their most hated rivals to the east, the Green Bay Packers. Vikings vs Packers - Are you ready? Darren and Dave hope to get you that way. New head coach Kevin O'Connell has played a gamble throughout the preseason keeping the majority of Vikings starters off the field. This will be the first time we see all of the starters play. Will they be rusty or very refreshed? About half the league took this approach this season and it will be interesting to compare the results at the end of the season, but for now, we'll hope for the results the Los Angeles Rams had last season. This will be the first time we see KOC and the rest of his staff in full “win the game” mode too. Until this point, it has been vanilla and focused on evaluating the roster and who and how quickly they pick up the playbook. There are many things from players to schemes to look forward to seeing. Will he make better decisions and get better results with almost the same players as did Mike Zimmer? Zimmer knew how to beat the Packers even with subpar defenses the last couple of years. How will Aaron Rodgers fair against a different defensive scheme that includes a pissed-off ZaDarius Smith? Will his offensive line hold up when it is possible that two key linemen will be ruled out at game-time? What about all his new receivers? Has he built up trust with any of them as he had with Davante Adams for all those years? Would he rather be pointing his anus towards the sun and taking psychotropics? Ed Donatell and the gang hope to make that so. The teams really do match up relatively equally, especially if you believe O'Connell can do at the head coach level what he did as an offensive coordinator. Can Kirk Cousins and all his weapons suddenly see an offensive explosion in point production? Can the defense switching to a 3-4 not make many mistakes? Sunday at 3:25 on FOX for most of the nation to see, it will all become clearer. This is such a game that FOX made it their national one. The Vikings however, are underdogs for this game. Prove Vegas wrong! Here are the themes for the show: Theme #1: Will Kevin O'Connell's rest gambit pay off? Theme #2: Learning about O'Connell Theme #3: Vikings – Packers preview Darren Campbell and David Stefano are the Two Old Bloggers. Both started public commentary on the Vikings two decades ago on various blogs. They now do it via live streams on YouTube and Facebook. We appreciate your team fandom and your taking the time to enjoy it with us. Join us for your Minnesota Vikings talk amongst Two Old Bloggers and join the conversation! Fan with us!!! Come join the @Climb_ThePocket 's & @DailyNorseman's blogger show with Darren @KickassblogVike and Dave @Luft_Krigare, along with an occasional special guest appearance from Tyler Forness @TheRealForno. Plus, enjoy an OUTSTANDING brew from @LakeMonsterBrew. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the live show here: https://youtu.be/7Hea1cV2M5Q At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ Partners: Lake Monster Brewing - https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com Eastside Jiu-Jitsu Club - https://martialartsorleans.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How do You Like Kwesi Now? | Two Old Bloggers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 65:09


    The Minnesota Vikings have made their way to cutting, trading, and signing practice squad guys to complete their 53-man roster plus practice squad ahead of week 1 of the 2022 season. There were some definite surprises, some expected moves, and some moves that seem a little unconventional. Are they? Ross Blacklock was traded for to replace the cut Armor Watts. That seemed a little weird. Was it for money or because they thought he would be better? If that is the case, why do the Vikings show Jonathan Bullard as the starter on the opposite side of Dalvin Tomlinson? Who's better, Blacklock or Bullard? With all these moves made by Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, he sure has put his stamped his name on this squad more than we thought could be possible. With the majority of last year's Rick Spielman draft now cut and gone, this was definitely an alpha by the new general manager. How do you like Kwesi now? Bold moves for sure. Let's see if they play out as intended. Will they? Theme #1: The Vikings 53 – a couple of surprises and a lot of expected cuts Theme #2: Will Blacklock or Bullard start at DE? Theme #3: How do you like Kwesi Adofo-Mensah now? Darren Campbell and David Stefano are the Two Old Bloggers. Both started public commentary on the Vikings two decades ago on various blogs. They now do it via live streams on YouTube and Facebook. We appreciate your team fandom and your taking the time to enjoy it with us. Join us for your Minnesota Vikings talk amongst Two Old Bloggers and join the conversation! Fan with us!!! Come join the @Climb_ThePocket 's & @DailyNorseman's blogger show with Darren @KickassblogVike and Dave @Luft_Krigare, along with an occasional special guest appearance from Tyler Forness @TheRealForno. Plus, enjoy an OUTSTANDING brew from @LakeMonsterBrew. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the live show here: https://youtu.be/CKk7pAz0psM At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ Partners: Lake Monster Brewing - https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com Eastside Jiu-Jitsu Club - https://martialartsorleans.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Vikings Roster Cut Reactions | Vikings Happy Hour

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 57:22


    The Minnesota Vikings have completed the preseason on Saturday at the Denver Broncos and immediately started their cuts the next day to get down to their 53-man roster by 3pm central on Tuesday. It came with some IR placements, surprises, and trades. The Vikings were not awarded anyone from the waiver wire today, and now are signing players to their practice squad. Then BAM! The Vikings trade for Jalen Reagor and waive Ihmir Smith-Marsette. Wow! The guys will be talking with you all about it. Vikings Happy Hour is back to break down an eventful day of roster cuts and trades and give you our reaction to all the moves and surprises! In addition we'll talk about what appears to be a strong draft class from Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and Kevin O'Connell, after a “weak” ‘21 class from the former regime. So grab you Lake Monster beer and enjoy! So grab your Lake Monster beer and join us! Skol! Discussion topics for episode 062 are: - Reactions to the moves yesterday  - Surprises? - QB's Gone  - Trades! Ross Blacklock, Jesse Davis, Jalen Reagor. - Kwesi and KOC - Recap Vikings Cuts - Strong ‘22 draft class/weak ‘21 class - Mattison fodder dies - Takeaways from last weeks game - What are you most looking forward to this season - Any other Vikings News Fan with us!!! The regulars: Matt Anderson @MattAnderson_8, Ryan Ortega @sportsguyry, Myles Gorham @MylesGorham85, and Producer Dave @Luft_Krigare enjoying another @LakeMonsterBrew. This is a @Climb_ThePocket & @DailyNorseman production. The show's Twitter handle is @VikingHappyHour.  _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the show here: https://youtu.be/V08-FA8XTjA At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ Partners: Lake Monster Brewing - https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com Eastside Jiu-Jitsu Club - https://martialartsorleans.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Vikings Cuts Pt 3: Down to 53 | Vikings Daily SITREP

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 36:20


    Your Minnesota Vikings have complied with the NFL's requirement to cut the roster down to 53 players. There were some surprises and two trades, one to the Vikings. We'll go over for 2022 Vikings roster as it sits as of now. Join Tanishka Mhaskar of Climbing The Pocket and Zone Coverage as she breaks it all down. What was on the docket: - Vikings cut Kellen Mond and Sean Mannion  - Armon Watts surprise cut - Trade for Ross Blacklock - Traded Jesse Davis - Some salary cap moves - Vikings trade rumors - What to expect in the next 24-48 hours - Practice squad candidates A big shout out to all our viewers and those that commented live. You make the show great! Fan with us!!! Tanishka Mhaskar @taanishkaaa and Dave Stefano @Luft_Krigare producing this @Climb_ThePocket & @DailyNorseman production. If you like outstanding beer, check out our partner, Lake Monster Brewing @LakeMonsterBrew _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the show here: https://youtu.be/yyBInW7WliE At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ Partners: Lake Monster Brewing - https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com Eastside Jiu-Jitsu Club - https://martialartsorleans.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Vikings vs Broncos | The Final Score

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 45:21


    Your Minnesota Vikings are in Colorado to play the Denver Broncos tonight. We are watching the players on the bubble, how'd they do? There are 33 players listed as not expected to play by the Vikings with some interesting names on and off that list. Chazz Surratt, Jonathan Bullard, and Dan Chisena were on the list. All three of those young men were generally considered on the bubble. Both Chriss Reed and Jesse Davis were not on the list so will compete, but in what order? Will they start or relieve? We will be watching and going live in the final two minutes! 1) Highlights 2) Lowlights 3) Speed round and your questions 4) What's ahead The Final Score [the name for CTP's Postgame show] is ready for the season. There are 4 new regulars and the occasional guest. Guest tonight will include Tyler Forness and Jonas ‘Tony' Stärk. The focus will be on you the fan, and how you felt the team did. Hopefully racking up the wins in the regular season. Today, Flip Mazzi, Jayson Brown, and Dave will all be here. Did you like what you saw? Fan with us!!! Guest Jonas Stärk @JonasStaerk. Regulars Jayson Brown @brownjayson, Flip Mazzi @Flipmazzi, Matt Anderson @MattAnderson_8, and Dave Stefano @Luft_Krigare producing this @Climb_ThePocket's & @DailyNorseman's production partnered with Lake Monster Brewing @LakeMonsterBrew. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the live show here: https://youtu.be/LgZmYizwarU At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ Partners: Lake Monster Brewing - https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com Eastside Jiu-Jitsu Club - https://martialartsorleans.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Playing For Vikings Careers | Two Old Bloggers

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 71:10


    The Minnesota Vikings are in Colorado preparing to play the Denver Broncos. The starters will again not play again in this preseason game as reported by the StarTribune, “Ten to 12 snaps here and there,” O'Connell said, “I don't know how much it does for some of the veteran players who have played a lot of snaps in this league when we're talking about a bigger picture.” So it will be down to everyone else playing for their Vikings careers, and maybe even bubble players on other teams. One of those players is Kellen Mond. He was selected by Rick Spielman in the third round of the draft last year. From that round, players like Chazz Surratt and Wyatt Davis appear to be in danger of losing their chances of playing for the Vikings. There are many who advocate keeping Mond as QB3. This is to see what one more year of development and cheap rookie cost can do. Hopefully, he can become a viable quarterback for this team, at least as a backup. Others advocate for more of a cut bait now approach, especially with the trade for Nick Mullens to back up Kirk Cousins. This will open his roster spot for a more productive and better potential player. Some suggest that Mond could be resigned to the practice squad. However, would he make it through waivers, especially with quarterback-starved teams that were high on him heading into the 2021 draft, or would he even want to? Kellen Mond can make this decision easy or difficult, depending on how he plays against the Broncos. Darren and Dave will each predict their final 53-man roster. There are plenty of bubble players in question like Kellen Mond above, offensive tackle Old Udoh, and wide receiver Jalen Nailor, to name a few. Let's see where Dave and Darren disagree and why. Do you agree or disagree and why? Then the guys look at the game. Besides the bubble players trying to make the team, look at the known backups. How will Austin Schlottmann look at center? Is Josh Sokol worth further development? Can Jalen Nailor continue to return punts? Now that Ryan Wright has seemed to win the punting job, are all his holds for Greg Joseph sound and true? Will T.Y. McGill continue to stand out on the defensive line? Can Nick Muse make a case for himself to be the fourth tight end? Then there is backup QB play and much more, so enjoy the game as you watch these young men living their dreams. Here are the themes for the show: Theme #1: Does Mond have a future with the #Viking? Theme #2: 53 man roster predictions Theme #3: Looking at the #Broncos game Darren Campbell and David Stefano are the Two Old Bloggers. Both started public commentary on the Vikings two decades ago on various blogs. They now do it via live streams on YouTube and Facebook. We appreciate your team fandom and your taking the time to enjoy it with us. Join us for your Minnesota Vikings talk amongst Two Old Bloggers and join the conversation! Fan with us!!! Come join the @Climb_ThePocket 's & @DailyNorseman's blogger show with Darren @KickassblogVike and Dave @Luft_Krigare, along with an occasional special guest appearance from Tyler Forness @TheRealForno. Plus, enjoy an OUTSTANDING brew from @LakeMonsterBrew. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the live show here: https://youtu.be/_lfnp_KmnrY At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ Partners: Lake Monster Brewing - https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com Eastside Jiu-Jitsu Club - https://martialartsorleans.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Vikings Roster Cut Predictions | Vikings Happy Hour

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 60:22


    The Minnesota Vikings have completed preseason games against the Las Vegas Raiders and last Saturday at home against the San Francisco 49ers. They have lost both, not that it matters much, but it is an opportunity for players to shine and make the team. Vikings Happy Hour is back and we're here to discuss the highs and lows of the most recent preseason game. We'll touch on the new Vikings quarterback and if that spells the end for Kellen Mond and/or Sean Mannion in Minnesota. Also looking forward to the final preseason game at Mile High Stadium vs the Denver Broncos who can still have a solid performance and make the team. So grab your Lake Monster beer and join us! Skol! Discussion topics for episode 061 are: - Recap last week's game - Is this the end for Mond and Mannion? - Cut day next week, who can still make the team? (predictions) - Surprise cuts? - Surprise makes? - Rookie Roundup: any call-outs? Fan with us!!! The regulars: Matt Anderson @MattAnderson_8, Ryan Ortega @sportsguyry, Myles Gorham @MylesGorham85, and Producer Dave @Luft_Krigare enjoying another @LakeMonsterBrew. This is a @Climb_ThePocket & @DailyNorseman production. The show's Twitter handle is @VikingHappyHour.  _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the show here: https://youtu.be/bpxIs8MDCho At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ Partners: Lake Monster Brewing - https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com Eastside Jiu-Jitsu Club - https://martialartsorleans.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Vikings Cuts Pt 2 | Vikings Daily SITREP

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 8:43


    Your Minnesota Vikings have complied with the NFL's requirement to cut the roster from 85 players down to 80. The #Vikings have waived TE Shaun Beyer and CB Harrison Hand. LB Ryan Connelly and WR Blake Proehl have been placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list.On Monday, the Vikings released veteran WR Albert Wilson and waived/injured DL Jullian Taylor after trading for QB Nick Mullens. Join Tanishka Mhaskar of Climbing The Pocket and Zone Coverage as she breaks it all down. Fan with us!!! Tanishka Mhaskar @taanishkaaa and Dave Stefano @Luft_Krigare producing this @Climb_ThePocket & @DailyNorseman production. If you like outstanding beer, check out our partner, Lake Monster Brewing @LakeMonsterBrew _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the show here: https://youtu.be/BTkJEcNcinA At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ Partners: Lake Monster Brewing - https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com Eastside Jiu-Jitsu Club - https://martialartsorleans.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Backward Steps | Two Old Bloggers

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 75:44


    The Minnesota Vikings played the San Francisco 49ers last night and even though it mainly the 2's and 3's squaring up, it wasn't what Vikings fans had hoped for in the only home game of the preseason. It was a real snoozer of a game that saw backward steps in the progress of Kellen Mond as a QB2. Sean Mannion was pure Mannion and now the biggest question of the game is if the Vikings bring in some other quarterback to backup Kirk Cousins?  There were some good performances though from the backups with T.Y. McGill earning the top spot on the night. He was dominate being disruptive at nose tackle, racking up more pressures, sacks, and run stops. He makes talk of D-line depth seem solved. Barring the Vikings signing Ndamukong Suh, he should round out the defensive tackle room just fine.  Here are the themes for the show: Theme #1: Preseason game #2: Vikings/49ers – what we saw Theme #2: Vikings positional battles heat up! Theme #3: Message to Vikings fans – R-E-L-A-X Darren Campbell and David Stefano are the Two Old Bloggers. Both started their public commentary on the Vikings two decades ago on various blogs. They now do it via live streams on YouTube and Facebook. We appreciate your team fandom and that you take the time to enjoy it with us. Join us for your Minnesota Vikings talk amongst Two Old Bloggers and join the conversation! Fan with us!!! Come join the @Climb_ThePocket 's & @DailyNorseman's blogger show with Darren @KickassblogVike and Dave @Luft_Krigare, along with an occasional special guest appearance from Tyler Forness @TheRealForno. Plus, enjoy an OUTSTANDING brew from @LakeMonsterBrew. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the live show here: https://youtu.be/5YlPJv_bWjc At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ Partners: Lake Monster Brewing - https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com Eastside Jiu-Jitsu Club - https://martialartsorleans.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Vikings vs 49ers | The Final Score

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 26:06


    Vikings vs 49ers and The Final Score has you covered. The Minnesota Vikings are hosting the San Francisco 49ers at U.S. Bank Stadium for preseason game 2. Players are battling for roster spots and trying to prove that they need to be kept on the roster. There are some rookies that want to make a case for starting. It looks like Ed Ingram may have locked down the starting right guard spot. Can he cement that conclusion? Lewis Cine has been getting it but is still a half step slow adjusting to the NFL's decision speed. Andrew Booth Jr is exciting at cornerback, but can he learn to be less flag prone, and by that either less grabby or more deceptive when doing it? Then after seeing Brian Asamoah with huge highs and few lows last week, can he reduce those low plays where he gets swallowed up? These are things we'll be watching. We invite you too. Finally, in the final two minutes, LIVE with us! 1) Highlights 2) Lowlights 3) Speed round and your questions 4) What's ahead The Final Score [the name for CTP's Postgame show] is ready for the season. There are 4 new regulars and the occasional guest. The focus will be on you the fan, and how you felt the team did. Hopefully racking up the wins in the regular season. Today, Flip Mazzi, Jayson Brown, and Dave will all be here. Did you like what you saw? Fan with us!!! Regulars Jayson Brown @brownjayson, Flip Mazzi @Flipmazzi, Matt Anderson @MattAnderson_8, and Dave Stefano @Luft_Krigare producing this @Climb_ThePocket's & @DailyNorseman's production partnered with Lake Monster Brewing @LakeMonsterBrew. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the live show here: https://youtu.be/AqOsltZcoP4 At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ Partners: Lake Monster Brewing - https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com Eastside Jiu-Jitso Club - https://martialartsorleans.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Optimism or Concern? With Luke Braun | Vikings Happy Hour

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 54:33


    The Minnesota Vikings are back home after playing preseason game 1 against the Las Vegas Raiders, attended by guest Luke Braun of Locked On Vikings. He was also at Egan at the TCO Training Center watching the Vikings Training Camp prior to that. Now, we have him visiting the bar for Vikings Happy Hour. Is he full of optimism or concern? Let the Lake Monster Brew, drinks, and Vikings observations flow! From the Raiders to the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners are in town to practice with the Vikings ahead of their matchup in preseason game 2 at US Bank Stadium. It will be the first time for many fans to fill the stadium, do the SKOL Chant, and see the 2022 squad play. Luke will tell us what he is looking for. What are you looking for? Do you want to see the rookies continue to improve? How about Ed Ingram starting at right guard? How fast can Brian Asamoah hit a hole and swallow up a ball carrier? Will Kene Nwangwu and Ty Chandler continue to flash? How about the backup QB battle? It should be fun. So grab your Lake Monster beer and join us! Skol! Discussion topics tonight for episode 060: Luke - Biggest takeaways from your time in Eagan/Training Camp — Any fun stories or keynotes to mention?  Last Week's Game: - Round Robin - biggest takeaways positive (let our opinions lead the conversation but some possible talking points)  — Play calling/Concepts? — Ed Ingram — Kene Nwangwu/Ty Chandler — Brian Asamoah — Special Teams - Round Robin - biggest takeaways negative/concerning — Mannion — Slow Start — Penalties? - Should we be encouraged or frustrated with Mond's performance?  Any takeaways thus far from the joint practices Next Week's Game: - Round Robin - what are we looking forward to seeing?  Wrap Up - What's Luke working on? -Tell us about The History Of The Minnesota Vikings project. [Found at Luke's Patreon and Zone Coverage: Minnesota Vikings] Fan with us!!! Our guest Luke Braun @LukeBraunNFL of Locked On Vikings @lockedonvikings. The regulars: Matt Anderson @MattAnderson_8, Ryan Ortega @sportsguyry, Myles Gorham @MylesGorham85, and Producer Dave @Luft_Krigare enjoying another @LakeMonsterBrew. This is a @Climb_ThePocket & @DailyNorseman production. The show's Twitter handle is @VikingHappyHour.  _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the live show here: https://youtu.be/y-S_oHouwoo At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ For your beer and food needs: https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Vikings Cuts Pt 1 | Vikings Daily SITREP

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 6:30


    Your Minnesota Vikings have complied with the NFL's requirement to cut the roster from 90 players down to 85. According to reports, there were no big surprises. The Vikings released cornerback Tye Smith and waived fullback Jake Bargas, outside linebacker Andre Mintze, defensive lineman Tyarise Stevenson, and receiver Thomas Hennigan. Join Tanishka Mhaskar of Climbing The Pocket and Zone Coverage as she breaks it all down. Fan with us!!! Tanishka Mhaskar @taanishkaaa and Dave Stefano @Luft_Krigare producing this @Climb_ThePocket & @DailyNorseman production. If you like outstanding beer, check out our partner, Lake Monster Brewing @LakeMonsterBrew _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the show here: https://youtu.be/B1xqLmW-YGk At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ For your beer and food needs: https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Winners & Losers |

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 65:36


    The Minnesota Vikings have finished their first preseason game against the Las Vegas Raiders and things are coming into focus. There are players like Ed Ingram, T.Y. McGill, Brian Asamoah, Kene Nwangwu, and more who had impressive performances. Other players like Sean Mannion, Jesse Davis, Josh Metellus, and Troy Dye, not so much. Kellen Mond showed some progress in his development, but is it enough to win the backup quarterback job? On tonight's The Real Forno Show, we will be discussing it in full!  Show discussion points: - Winners and Losers - What to make of QB2 - Kirk Cousins ranks 99th on the top-100 list - What to do with the Vikings O/U win total bet? Strap in and join host Tyler Forness and producer Dave live tonight! Fan with us!!! Tyler Forness @TheRealForno and Dave Stefano @Luft_Krigare producing this @Climb_ThePocket 's & @DailyNorseman's production, on the @RealFornoShow, and enjoying an OUTSTANDING brew from @LakeMonsterBrew. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the show here: https://youtu.be/DE6TYRcAU08 At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ For your beer and food needs: https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Vikings vs Raiders | The Final Score

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 39:08


    Vikings at Raiders and The Final Score has you covered. The Minnesota Vikings travelled to play the Las Vegas Raiders in this first preseason game. Join us in the final 2:00, find out, and react? How did your favorite players do? What did you think of Sean Mannion and Kellen Mond? How about those backup running backs? We invite you to LIVE! 1) Highlights 2) Lowlights 3) Speed round and your questions 4) What's ahead The Final Score [the name for CTP's Postgame show] is ready for the season. There are 4 new regulars and the occasional guest. The focus will be on you the fan, and how you felt the team did. Hopefully racking up the wins in the regular season. Today, Flip Mazzi, Tyler Forness, and Dave will all be here. Did you like what you saw? Fan with us!!! Guest Tyler Forness @TheRealForno. Regulars Jayson Brown @brownjayson, Flip Mazzi @Flipmazzi, Matt Anderson @MattAnderson_8, and Dave Stefano @Luft_Krigare producing this @Climb_ThePocket's & @DailyNorseman's production partnered with Lake Monster Brewing @LakeMonsterBrew. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the live show here: https://youtu.be/C1L2RfTKHU8 At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Mond, Mond, Mond | Two Old Bloggers

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 63:29


    The Minnesota Vikings have travelled to meet the Las Vegas Raiders in their new digs. Football is back, even if it is only the first preseason game. Kirk Cousins sits home because he's ill. No biggie because he wasn't going to play much anyways for his protection. That gives Vikings fans a good chance to see Kellen Mond with the first team, right? Nope, Sean Mannion will be getting the start. Mond, Mond, Mond, are you not even good enough to surpass Mannion? This worries fans and tempts the football gods. This is because if Kirk Cousins is taken down due to serious injury, the promise of this season will be quickly wiped out.  What do you want to see during the game? What do you expect to see? Are there any positions you will watch? Darren and Dave will be going over some of the more interesting ones. Then, what about a competent back-up QB? Is Mannion or Mond the answer? How about the offensive linemen protecting them? Are we going to see improvement in the team's Achilles heal? Dave will explain over how to watch them and find out. This will be the first pregame show of the Vikings' 2022 season. Darren Campbell and David Stefano are the Two Old Bloggers. Both started their public commentary on the Vikings two decades ago on various blogs. They now do it via live streams on YouTube and Facebook. We appreciate your team fandom and that you take the time to enjoy it with us. Here are the themes for the show: - Vikings at Raiders what we're watching - Vikes backup QB situation? Panic? - How to watch the O-line Join us for your Minnesota Vikings talk amongst Two Old Bloggers and join the conversation! Fan with us!!! Come join the @Climb_ThePocket 's & @DailyNorseman's blogger show with Darren @KickassblogVike and Dave @Luft_Krigare, along with a special guest appearance from Tyler Forness @TheRealForno. Plus, enjoy an OUTSTANDING brew from @LakeMonsterBrew. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the live show here: https://youtu.be/1yCCn8chTCg At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ For your beer and food needs: https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Players on the Clock |

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 26:23


    Ryan, who stepped in for Flip thanks to Los Angeles traffic, and Eric on Viking Hot Takes are back! A few battles are being fought at Minnesota Vikings Training Camp for starting positions and even to make the team. Players are on the clock with the Vikings' first preseason game away against the Las Vegas Raiders just a few days away. Why are they on the clock? The first roster cuts come next Tuesday. They have until then to increase their standings and chances of making the team, as at least 5 players will be released. Who do you think will show up and play well enough to stave off the visit from the Turk? Tonight, Ryan Ortega from Climbing The Pocket will battle Eric Thompson from the Daily Norseman for the 36th episode of Viking Hot Takes on the Climbing The Pocket channel on Thursday night. In this episode, they'll follow the usual format of the show, 3 questions each in the 20-minute, and no biting kneecaps. Ryan asks: 1. Which player has the most to prove in TC? 2. Better conference in 2022, AFC or NFC? 3. Which Viking will be on your fantasy team? Eric asks: 1. Which position battle are you most interested in? 2. Will the new culture make a difference on the field this year? 3. Who is your breakout star on the 2022 Vikings? Fan with us!!! Talk with Ryan Ortega @sportsguyry in for Flip Mazzi @Flipmazzi, Eric Thompson @eric_j_thompson, and producer Dave @Luft_Krigare as part of a @Climb_ThePocket Network's & @DailyNorseman's production. Also, with our newest partner at CTP, Lake Monster Brewing @LakeMonsterBrew as we venture beneath the surface in search of something unknown and extraordinary. This is both in their wonderful beverage selections and our coverage of your favorite team. ______________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the live show here: https://youtu.be/3O9Zf0Ix6vs At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Vikings Depth Chart “OR”? | Vikings Happy Hour

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 67:56


    Hey all! Vikings Happy Hour is back and we're stoked that our first preseason game is just around the corner, but first… Craig Peters, the senior editor for Vikings dot com wrote and published the first unofficial depth chart of the 2022 season. Most of the depth chart isn't surprising, but there was a word used in an odd and unusual way. There were two positions with a capitalized “OR”. The first one was at quarterback, “Kellen Mond OR Sean Mannion” and at wide receiver, “Trishton Jackson OR Jalen Nailor”. Is this a cut line? Has the team signaled that they are only keeping 2 quarterbacks? Is Jackson ahead of Nailor when Nailor was the draftee? Interesting isn't it? The Minnesota Vikings will travel to play the Las Vegas Raiders. We don't know how much the starters will play, or at least key ones like Kirk Cousins and Justin Jefferson. We do know, however, that rookies such as Andrew Booth Jr. and Brian Asamoah will get a sizable chunk of reps. Are they and the other rookies ready for the spotlight? The boys are here and ready to break down everything leading up to the game this weekend. Plus, the hype around Christian Darrisaw and Greg Joseph. If you're not fully in on Kevin O'Connell, Matt, Ryan, and Dave will explain why you should. So grab your Lake Monster beer and join us! Skol! Discussion topics tonight for episode 059: The first official unofficial depth chart was released by the Vikings. Are you all in on Kevin O Connell yet? You should be. Christian Darrisaw hype

    Mond & Bradbury Disappoint |

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 36:49


    We're now in week 3 of training camp, and the Minnesota Vikings are preparing to face the Las Vegas Raiders. Tyler has been riled up over fellow writer, Nate Davis of USA Today having the Vikes sitting at #17 on his preseason power rankings. Really?! Tyler and Dave think that ranking is way too low for an offense with such a capable group of weapons and an improved and healthy defense. Does #17 sound right to you?  First though, there have been some pleasant surprises in camp so far, and disappointments. Kellen Mond is being given all sorts of opportunities to win the backup quarterback job from Sean Mannion. Kevin O'Connell wants that, but he is still demonstrating the lack of progress needed to secure the job. It is not due to physical abilities, it has to do with his processing and making correct decisions about who to throw to and where to place the ball. This is as the defense rushes and collapses the pocket to get to him for a touch sack. There is hope that with lots of reps in the preseason games, the speed and accuracy of processing will increase. Why, because he's been sort of unreliable. Do you think he can take that developmental next step? Then this weekend Kevin O'Connell said in his press conference that there is competition at the center position. Why? Because we keep hearing and reading accounts of Garrett Bradbury being manhandled by Harrison Phillips. If Bradbury's technique doesn't improve quickly or Chris Reed can't spin up fast enough to take his place at center, defensive coordinators will target Bradbury to disrupt the Vikings' offense. That is one thing this team can't afford if it wants to live up to expectations and hype. Will Bradbury get better or lose his starting job for the second time in two years? Show discussion points: - Nate Davis from USA Today has the Vikings at 17th in his power rankings. - Kellen Mond being unreliable. - Garrett Bradbury trying to hold onto the job and O'Connell's comments. - A brief look at the Vikings at Raiders in preseason game 1.   Strap in and join host Tyler Forness and producer Dave live tonight! Fan with us!!! Tyler Forness @TheRealForno and Dave Stefano @Luft_Krigare producing this @Climb_ThePocket 's & @DailyNorseman's production, on the @RealFornoShow, and enjoying an OUTSTANDING brew from @LakeMonsterBrew. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the show here: https://youtu.be/I4ngOijAgYQ At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ For your beer and food needs: https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pads On at Vikings Training Camp | Two Old Bloggers

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 52:28


    The Minnesota Vikings 2022 Training Camp is at the point that the pads are on and the hitting has started. This is so important to determine who can and cannot perform well enough in pads and full contact to make the 2022 team. You can only do so much evaluation in shorts and t-shirts. The O-line and D-line players have the most to prove. It also provides some extra tackling practice, although everyone is aware that tackling should be as safe as possible. Unfortunately, there have been a string of “minor” injuries with one delaying the possible return to the field of Irv Smith Jr. The other one of concern came to Christian Darrisaw who was having an outstanding camp so far. Both injuries provide opportunities for other players to step up and make an impression. We have talked about Kirk Cousins many times before, and will continue to do so. It appears that he has nothing but good news to report this time. This appears to be his most productive camp ever, and he appears relaxed and at the top of his game. Maybe even better. One reason why is that he talked about playing a lot of tennis this offseason. Tennis isn't one of the games that could help a player beyond cardio, but that doesn't look to be the case for quarterbacks. We'll explain why. Darren Campbell and David Stefano are the Two Old Bloggers. Both started their public commentary on the Vikings two decades ago on various blogs. They now do it via live streams on YouTube and Facebook. We appreciate your team fandom and that you take the time to enjoy it with us. Here are the themes for the show: Theme #1: Training camp – the pads come on. Theme #2: At tight end, opportunity knocks as Irv Smith gets injured again. Theme #3: Anyone for tennis? Join us for your Minnesota Vikings talk amongst Two Old Bloggers and join the conversation! Fan with us!!! Come join the @Climb_ThePocket 's & @DailyNorseman's blogger show with Darren @KickassblogVike and Dave @Luft_Krigare, and enjoy an OUTSTANDING brew from @LakeMonsterBrew. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the live show here: https://youtu.be/wOiAEZWt658 At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ For your beer and food needs: https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Can the Vikings Win the NFC North? | Vikings Happy Hour

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 84:29


    Vikings Happy Hour is open with special guest Eric Eager. You all know that Eric is one of the leading data scientists at Pro Football Focus and also one of the early members at Climbing the Pocket. He will join the crew today to talk about how the Minnesota Vikings can win the NFC North division over the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, and the rebuilding Chicago Bears. There should be some interesting theories from the ease of schedule, the best wide receiver corps, going to a "pass first" Kevin O'Connell Los Angeles Rams' style offense, the defense gelling under Ed Donatell's Fangio style defense, having a better draft, and last but certainly not least, O'Connell unlocking quarterback Kirk Cousins to get him over the hump to be able to drive the Vikings to January and February wins.  Also on the show tonight, the Vikings Happy Hour crew grows as one of the founders of Climbing the Pocket, Myles Gorham joins the hosting team of Matt and Ryan. Welcome Myles to his new show home. Discussion topics tonight for episode 058: Can the Vikings Win the NFC North? It's Hump Day and Vikings Happy Hour is back with Eric Eager from Pro Football Focus to talk all things Vikings. Rookie Roundup: High Praise for Andrew Booth, what's a realistic expectation for him this season? What's your biggest concern for the Vikings this season? How can Kirk Cousins change his narrative? Grab your Lake Monster Beer or Favorite drink of choice as the boys sit down to talk. Like, subscribe, comment, & SKOL Vikings! Fan with us!!! Our guest, Pro Football Focus' Eric Eager @PFF_Eric. The regulars: Matt Anderson @MattAnderson_8, Ryan Ortega @sportsguyry, Myles Gorham @MylesGorham85, and Producer Dave @Luft_Krigare enjoying another @LakeMonsterBrew. This is a @Climb_ThePocket & @DailyNorseman production. The show's Twitter handle is @VikingHappyHour.  _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the live show here: https://youtu.be/J1em4kTP-NA At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ For your beer and food needs: https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Strategic Vulnerability Or Interest Generator?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 60:04


    Training camp is is now started its second week for the Minnesota Vikings and we already have our first controversy. On Saturday's public practice, the Vikings put a message on the video board asking that nobody record practice so their opponents don't gain an advantage. Join Tyler and Dave as they break that down and early thoughts about training camp, including an early frontrunner for Mr. Mankato. - Don't take videos? - Players are in pads for the first time. - Who is in the running for the Mr. Mankato award?   Strap in and join host Tyler Forness and producer Dave live tonight! Fan with us!!! Tyler Forness @TheRealForno and Dave Stefano @Luft_Krigare producing this @Climb_ThePocket 's & @DailyNorseman's production, on the @RealFornoShow, and enjoying an OUTSTANDING brew from @LakeMonsterBrew. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the show here: https://youtu.be/DGEY7jxd-UU At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ For your beer and food needs: https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Was Kwesi Wrong? | Two Old Bloggers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 72:33


    Minnesota Vikings 2022 Training Camp is underway in preparation for the season. Darren and Dave will look into the happenings of the week and who has shown potential to win spots as starters and on the team. They are still in shorts and shells and won't wear full pads until Monday. There is still a lot to see and we thank our favorite local beat writers for helping us take it all in. Position battles and rookies have us loving it! The biggest controversy came out this week when GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah gave an interview to USA Today's Jori Epstein. He talked about the one spot you really get nervous about during a rebuild is the quarterback position. Obviously, you have to get that right no matter what team, what GM or Head Coach. Elite QBs have a better chance of making the Super Bowl but they are rare. He gave Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes as examples. But what about Kirk Cousins? The Vikingsphere, especially on Twitter and Reddit, went wild over that one. Was Kwesi wrong? The Pro Football Hall of Fame snubbed Jim Marshall yet again. Unfortunately for Vikings fans and especially the older crowd that remember watching him dominate along with the rest of the Purple People Eaters, it came as another disappointment. Will he ever get in? Also, we would like to extend our congratulations to Jared Allen for being inducted into the Vikings Ring of Honor. The Vikings legend not only leads the team in single season sacks, but with his master mullet and gregarious nature is a huge fan and team favorite. We hope he ends up right next to Kevin Willians so they can continue side by side like they are in our memories. Darren Campbell and David Stefano are the Two Old Bloggers. Both started their public commentary on the Vikings two decades ago on various blogs. They now do it via live streams on YouTube and Facebook. We appreciate your team fandom and that you take the time to enjoy it with us. Here are the themes for the show: Theme #1: Training camp gets rolling Theme #2: When your GM admits you aren't elite Theme #3: Jim Marshall Hall of Fame snub …again Join us for your Minnesota Vikings talk amongst Two Old Bloggers and join the conversation! Fan with us!!! Come join the @Climb_ThePocket 's & @DailyNorseman's blogger show with Darren @KickassblogVike and Dave @Luft_Krigare, and enjoy an OUTSTANDING brew from @LakeMonsterBrew. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the live show here: https://youtu.be/rISvn6Wb7C8 At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ For your beer and food needs: https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Don't Sleep on the Vikings | Vikings Happy Hour

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 57:24


    Vikings Happy Hour is back! And we're excited for a new season with our awesome fans! Join us as Matt and Ryan talk about the start of the Minnesota Vikings Training Camp. All the players have reported and some had their moment with the press today. GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and head coach Kevin O'Connell had theirs yesterday. It is a pleasure to see drills happening this afternoon in this early acclimation period of camp. Is this a team to sleep on? Most non-Vikings football fans and media think so. Do you like that underdog role for the team? Does this team embrace that? Can they change that narrative? Tune in to find out! Discussion topics tonight for episode 057: - Are the Vikings being slept on? - Who has the most to prove this Training Camp?  - What are you looking for from Training Camp? - Favorite Training Camp moments? Grab your Lake Monster Beer or beverage of choice and join us for a fun show! SKOL Vikings! Fan with us!!! The regulars: Matt Anderson @MattAnderson_8, Ryan Ortega @sportsguyry, and Producer Dave @Luft_Krigare enjoying another @LakeMonsterBrew. This is a @Climb_ThePocket & @DailyNorseman production. The show's Twitter handle is @VikingHappyHour.  _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the live show here: https://youtu.be/5U3Y-aqMBPQ At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ For your beer and food needs: https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Writing Their Story: The 2022 Vikings |

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 57:44


    Writing Their Story: The 2022 Minnesota Vikings Training Camp officially kicked off yesterday, Sunday, July 24th. All the rookies and some select vets have reported. The rest of the veterans will report on Wednesday. There will be some overarching storylines that will develop and intertwine as the players work to make the squad, and then to win games in hopes of the ultimate goal. For most that means a Super Bowl championship. - Can Kirk Cousins rise above his mid-pack ranking? - Who is the newest guy? Shaun Beyer, a tight end from the Denver Broncos' 2021 practice squad was signed. - Who are the players that you are excited to see?    Strap in and join host Tyler Forness and producer Dave live tonight! Fan with us!!! Tyler Forness @TheRealForno and Dave Stefano @Luft_Krigare producing this @Climb_ThePocket 's & @DailyNorseman's production, on the @RealFornoShow, and enjoying an OUTSTANDING brew from @LakeMonsterBrew. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the show here: https://youtu.be/Lyo3Y7jDJm8 At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ For your beer and food needs: https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Day Before: Vikings Training Camp | Two Old Bloggers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 80:41


    The Minnesota Vikings are on the eve of starting training camp. It is the day before Vikings training camp and Darren and Dave are excited to dive into it with this primer. What you need to know and why you need to know it. The rookies report tomorrow and some like Lewis Cine, Ed Ingram, and even Andrew Booth have a chance to start their careers by earning starting jobs. We'll look at the team's depth chart by position group. Where there are questions, discuss who should backup who or who can win starting positions. Then get to the backup quarterback position. Kirk Cousins has never suffered a major injury and rarely gets hurt. However, if that luck changes, the fate of the Vikings resides as of now in Sean Mannion's or Kellen Mond's hands. Can the newly hired coaches bring out the best in either, especially Mond? Join the conversation. Darren Campbell and David Stefano are the Two Old Bloggers. Both started their public commentary on the Vikings two decades ago on various blogs. They now do it via live streams on YouTube and Facebook. We appreciate your team fandom and that you take the time to enjoy it with us. Here are the themes for the show: Theme #1 - Rookies report tomorrow Theme #2 - Projected depth chart Theme #3 – Backup QB Situation Join us for your Minnesota Vikings talk amongst Two Old Bloggers and join the conversation! Fan with us!!! Come join the @Climb_ThePocket 's & @DailyNorseman's blogger show with Darren @KickassblogVike and Dave @Luft_Krigare, and enjoy an OUTSTANDING brew from @LakeMonsterBrew. #Vikings #2OB #GMG #CTP #LakeMonsterBrew Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Intriguing Things Ahead of Vikings Training Camp |

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 67:54


    On tonight's episode of The Real Forno Show, the last one before the Minnesota Vikings training camp kicks off! With a new coaching staff and front office coming in, there are a lot of intriguing things to look at. Over the course of tonight's episode, myself and producer Dave will be looking into just that. -Can Kevin O'Connell take Kirk Cousins to a new level? -What does the running back room look like behind Dalvin Cook? -WR depth after Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen. Does KJ Osborn lock down WR3? Can Ihmir Smith-Marsette step up? -What ends up being the starting five on opening day? Does Garrett Bradbury get overtaken at center? Who wins the right guard job? -EDGE depth will be fun to watch. Patrick Jones II, DJ Wonnum and Janarius Robinson are the three competing for that EDGE 3 spot. -Who is the third starter along the DL? Watts? Lynch? Otomewo? -The top three linebackers are set with Eric Kendricks, Jordan Hicks and Brian Asamoah. Who gets the guaranteed fourth spot? Surratt? Lynch? Dye? Connelly? -The cornerback room has some talent now, but how does the order shake up? -Will Lewis Cine be the day one starter or does that go to de facto incumbent Cam Bynum? Strap in and join host Tyler Forness and producer Dave live tonight! Fan with us!!! Tyler Forness @TheRealForno and Dave Stefano @Luft_Krigare producing this @Climb_ThePocket 's & @DailyNorseman's production, on the @RealFornoShow, and enjoying an OUTSTANDING brew from @LakeMonsterBrew. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the show here: https://youtu.be/_YxxZgifgmg At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ For your beer and food needs: https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Lines, Props, & Questions |

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 34:02


    Welcome back to Purple Monday! On tonight's episode of The Real Forno Show, join host Tyler Forness and producer Dave as they discuss some loose ends before the beginning of the Minnesota Vikings training camp! -Betting lines for the Vikings -Props to pay attention to -Viewer questions We will also be talking to Tyler about his new Substack called the Run N Shooter! Join us tonight at 8 central for a rousing good time. Strap in and join host Tyler Forness and producer Dave live tonight! __________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the show here: https://youtu.be/TyMUtUIOLkk At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ For your beer and food needs: https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Run Stoppers & the Great Jim Marshall | Two Old Bloggers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 51:45


    Can the Minnesota Vikings' new defensive scheme under Ed Donatell get back to a place where it is consistently stout against the run? Kwesi Adofo-Mensah signed a young Harrison Phillips to answer that. “Horrible Harry” as he is known is coming off his rookie contract and hitting free agency. The big plug in the middle should be hitting his prime with the Vikings much like Lineal Joseph and Pat Williams did years before him. Can he uphold that standard that both of them created and continue to be that immovable object in the middle and stop the run? That's the idea! The roster is full right now as everyone finishes their vacations and is prepping for training camp at the end of the month. We all know the team will have just over a month to decide on who will be on the final 53. Darren saw what Kevin Seifert of ESPN wrote and wants to see if we agree. Will you? Who will be cut, especially knowing that the new regime heading up the Vikings has no ties to them other than to provide them the best opportunity for a free and fair evaluation since they took over? Can those 3rd rounders from last year get a chance to prove themselves, or will they be passed by Kwesi's and Kevin O'Connell's draftees from this year's class? As most Vikings fans know, especially those of us with a grey hair or two, the one Purple People Eater that has yet to make the Hall of Fame has made the finalist list of 25 players to be selected for the class of '23. Is 2023 the year that the great Jim Marshall gets finally selected? Oh, we hope so! You can join us in discussing why he deserves to be there. Will he make it? Darren Campbell and David Stefano are the Two Old Bloggers. Both started their public commentary on the Vikings two decades ago on various blogs. They now do it via live streams on YouTube and Facebook. We appreciate your team fandom and that you take the time to enjoy it with us. Here are the themes for the show: Theme #1 – Can Harrison Phillips fix the Vikings run defense all by himself? Theme #2 – Projecting the Vikings roster in 2022  Theme #3 – Is 2023 Jim Marshall's year? Join us for your Minnesota Vikings talk amongst Two Old Bloggers and join the conversation! Fan with us!!! Come join the @Climb_ThePocket 's & @DailyNorseman's blogger show with Darren @KickassblogVike and Dave @Luft_Krigare, and enjoy an OUTSTANDING brew from @LakeMonsterBrew. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the live show here: https://youtu.be/nxUqJ8P3-HE At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ For your beer and food needs: https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Osborn Leap? | Two Old Bloggers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 65:35


    If you could script the 2022 Minnesota Vikings season, would you have K.J. Osborn take another leap in his performance and skill? Is he capable of becoming a true wide receiver 2 in quality and production? How will the Kevin O'Connell offense use him? Will that make the difference? We hear about the Cooper Kupp role and how Justin Jefferson would be perfect for it. However, is there another way to divide that up to use both Jefferson and Osborn to their strengths and get even more production? There is an argument that says yes. The Vikings have continued to look for a solid punt returner. They haven't had one since Marcus Sherels who was one of the best in Vikings history. Punt returning is one of the most difficult positions on the team. The ability to track a football that is spinning and tumbling in various trajectories, all while players bear down on you at full speed. After you catch that ball with little space, you need to decide in a split second what course of action to take so as not to get tackled. Who will that be in 2022? Jalen Nailor confirmed this week that he is competing for that position. Who else is in the competition? Who do you think will take this crucial spot on the team? Speaking of snap decisions having to be made just like a punt returner, Darren and Dave will roll through some quick questions and answers. The question is coming in at you like a punt that is fluttering and the wind is moving it. Make your decision quickly as your Vikings and fans are counting on you.   Darren Campbell and David Stefano are the Two Old Bloggers. Both started their public commentary on the Vikings two decades ago on various blogs. They now do it via live streams on YouTube and Facebook. We appreciate your team fandom and that you take the time to enjoy it with us. Here are the themes for the show: Theme #1 – Can K.J. Osborn take another leap in 2022 Theme #2 – Who will return punts in 2022? Theme #3 – Snap decisions Join us for your Minnesota Vikings talk amongst Two Old Bloggers and join the conversation! Fan with us!!! Come join the @Climb_ThePocket 's & @DailyNorseman's blogger show with Darren @KickassblogVike and Dave @Luft_Krigare, and enjoy an OUTSTANDING brew from @LakeMonsterBrew. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the live show here: https://youtu.be/oDd5qH_5m44 At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ For your beer and food needs: https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Vikings Starting 22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 62:56


    We are just a month from training camp and Tyler decided to change things up a bit. On tonight's show, he will be building an all-time starting 22 comprised entirely of Minnesota Vikings players! There are only two rules 1. They have to have played in a game for the Vikings 2. Use a somewhat traditional starting lineup Tyler will be using 11 personnel and running a vertical offense for that side of the ball with a 4-3 base on defense.  Then, if we had to select the starting 22 for the Vikings heading into the 2022 season, as of today, who would they be? For this, we'll start with a traditional 11 formation on the offense and a base 3-4 for the defense. Strap in and join host Tyler Forness and producer Dave live tonight! Fan with us!!! Tyler Forness @TheRealForno and Dave Stefano @Luft_Krigare producing this @Climb_ThePocket 's & @DailyNorseman's production, on the @RealFornoShow, and enjoying an OUTSTANDING brew from @LakeMonsterBrew. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the show here: https://youtu.be/WoCKOLWEhn0 At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ For your beer and food needs: https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Greatest Viking? | Two Old Bloggers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 63:34


    Local Vikings football beat writer and media personality, Judd Zulgad of SKOR North, got it all started with his top 25 players of all time for the Minnesota Vikings and of course, there was controversy straight out of the gate. Who are the greatest Viking players? Well, that depends on you, but Dave took a deep dive into some of the numbers and came up with the answers. Do you agree? Does Dave himself, or Darren? Who's your greatest Viking of all time? First, the show will start with a discussion of why Ndamukong Suh and the Vikings are in the news. Could the former Pro Bowl player be heading north to join the Purple? There is a report and speculation that he may do so. Is it a wise move for the defense? Would you like to see it? Then, the guys will take a look at Kwesi Adofo-Mensah's first free-agent signing, linebacker Jordan Hicks. Out of all the hype we've heard out of Eagan for the OTAs and Mini-Camp, there hasn't seemed to be a lot about Hicks or the rest of the inside linebackers. Is that encouraging or worrisome? Is Hicks now in a better situation working for Ed Donatell and sitting behind a pretty stout defensive interior? We'll find out.   Darren Campbell and David Stefano are the Two Old Bloggers. Both started their public commentary on the Vikings two decades ago on various blogs. They now do it via live streams on YouTube and Facebook. We appreciate your team fandom and that you take the time to enjoy it with us. Here are the themes for the show: Theme #1 – Suh – a Viking? Theme #2 – Don't forget about Jordan Hicks Theme #3 – who is the greatest Viking of them all? Training Camp dates are out. Join us for your Minnesota Vikings talk amongst Two Old Bloggers and join the conversation! Fan with us!!! Come join the @Climb_ThePocket 's & @DailyNorseman's blogger show with Darren @KickassblogVike and Dave @Luft_Krigare, and enjoy an OUTSTANDING brew from @LakeMonsterBrew. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the live show here: https://youtu.be/mS_ls6Tr-4k At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ For your beer and food needs: https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Jeff George & the '99 Vikings |

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 57:21


    After a disappointing end to the great 1998 season, the Vikings found themselves at 2-4 to start the 1999 season. Randall Cunningham looked to have nothing left in the tank, so head coach Dennis Green decided to turn to Jeff George. Signed to be the backup quarterback after trading Brad Johnson to Washington, George wasn't expecting to play. Instead, he got the call and led the Vikings to an 8-2 record. Join host Tyler and producer Dave as they dive into the chaos of Jeff George and how beautiful his deep ball was. Take this trip down memory lane, looking at how Jeff George saved the 1999 season. Join Tyler on The Real Forno Show. Fan with us!!! Tyler Forness @TheRealForno and Dave Stefano @Luft_Krigare producing this @Climb_ThePocket 's & @DailyNorseman's production, on the @RealFornoShow, and enjoying an OUTSTANDING brew from @LakeMonsterBrew. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the show here: https://youtu.be/Bb2XWC0tNHo At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ For your beer and food needs: https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FROM THE SB NATION NFL SHOW: Most people forget that Irv Smith Jr. is coming back from an injury

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 6:41


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