FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 2 - Bring Him Back or Let Him Walk and Open Phone Lines!

Sam, Arif, and Tom play “bring him back or let him walk” to forecast the Viking’s roster future, the Thielen’s have another boy, and we do open phone lines and your Twitter questions!


In This Episode:

  • Bring him back or let him walk [2:00]
  • Behind the scenes Vikings talk [8:00]
  • Prieffer vs. Carlson [14:00]
  • Phone Calls [23:00]
  • The Thielen family expands [36:00]
  • Vikings: NFL Hard Knocks? [38:00]


The Football Machine is a weekly conversation of Minnesota Vikings, NFL Draft, fantasy football, college football playoffs, and everything else that involves a pigskin and 4 downs. Host Sam Ekstrom brings in Arif Hasan to break down the game through an analytic approach, Luke Inman is the resident NFL Draft guru, and Tom Schreier.

Sam Ekstrom (@SamEkstrom) is a Zone Coverage staff writer covering the Minnesota Vikings and Golden Gophers basketball. He is a high school play-by-play voice, primarily at BCTV and Prep Spotlight, and a former sports radio host at 105 The Ticket.

Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) has written for sites all across the internet and his work has been featured in the Star Tribune, LA Times, Forbes, SB Nation, International Business Times, the Bleacher Report and MSNBC. He’s made radio appearances for 1500 ESPN, TSN, KATE 1450 and others. He currently also writes for the Daily Norseman and Optimum Scouting.

Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) Luke Inman is Zone Coverage’s resident NFL Draft guru. He’s an aspiring scout and produces the infamous Prospect a Day videos for eDraft on YouTube. He’s also the King of the Lakeville Buffalo Wild Wings.

Tom Schreier (@tschreier3) is the proprietor of and previously wrote about Minnesota sports for Bleacher Report and Yahoo! Sports before joining 105 The Ticket in 2014.

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