FOOTBALL MACHINE: Dalvin Cook Holdout, National Anthem Protests & Rookie of the Year Candidates
By Sam Ekstrom - Jun 10, 2020
Sam Ekstrom, Arif Hasan and Luke Inman discuss the latest with the Minnesota Vikings and the NFL. Topics include: -Dalvin Cook’s reported holdout, what it could mean […]
The Minnesota Vikings Hold the Leverage in Dalvin Cook’s Contract Situation
By Sam Ekstrom - Jun 9, 2020
Dalvin Cook‘s cards are now on the table. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday that the fourth-year Minnesota Vikings running back will not participate in any more team […]
Looking Back at How the Vikings Have Previously Handled National Anthem Protests
By Sam Ekstrom - Jun 8, 2020
The May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and subsequent protests have elicited numerous public statements about social justice from public figures and businesses — some […]
FOOTBALL MACHINE: A Break From Football
By Sam Ekstrom - Jun 3, 2020
Sam Ekstrom, Arif Hasan and Luke Inman hit the pause button on football talk and discuss the last week in Minneapolis, addressing the death of George Floyd […]
Eric Kendricks, Anthony Barr Petition NFL to Make Justice Reforms
By Sam Ekstrom - Jun 3, 2020
As nationwide protests continue following the death of George Floyd while in police custody, a pair of Vikings linebackers are calling for change. Eric Kendricks and Anthony […]
Garrett Bradbury is Living in the Gym, Seeking Consistency in His Second Season
By Sam Ekstrom - May 28, 2020
For the second time in three seasons, the Minnesota Vikings were breaking in a rookie center who had some growing pains in his first year. They hope […]
FOOTBALL MACHINE: O-Line Stability, Receiver Depth and 2022 NFC North QBs With Matthew Coller
By Sam Ekstrom - May 27, 2020
With Arif Hasan and Luke Inman out, Sam Ekstrom is joined by Purple Insider’s Matthew Coller for an hour of Vikings talk. Topics include: -Garrett Bradbury’s outlook […]
Projecting the Golden Gophers Hoops Rotation in 2020
By Sam Ekstrom - May 25, 2020
The Minnesota Golden Gophers signed Turkish recruit David Mutaf over the weekend, bringing them within one player of a full roster. In a changing college basketball landscape […]
The Best Decision Ifeadi Odenigbo Ever Made
By Sam Ekstrom - May 22, 2020
The 2018 season was approaching an end, and Ifeadi Odenigbo had a choice. Cut twice by the Vikings after relatively successful training camps, and cut twice more […]
FOOTBALL MACHINE: Harris Signs, 2017 Draft Retrospective, Quarantine Food/TV Suggestions
By Sam Ekstrom - May 20, 2020
Sam Ekstrom, Arif Hasan and Luke Inman discuss the latest with the Vikings and their respective quarantines. Topics include: -TV and food suggestions during quarantine -Anthony Harris […]
Now Almost 30, Adam Thielen is the Elder Statesman on the Minnesota Vikings’ Receiving Corps
By Sam Ekstrom - May 19, 2020
For years, Adam Thielen shared top billing on the Minnesota Vikings’ receiving depth chart with Stefon Diggs. Diggs and Thielen. Thielen and Diggs. It was never discernible […]
After Uncertain Offseason, Anthony Harris’s Return Brings Stability to Vikings Secondary
By Sam Ekstrom - May 18, 2020
Following an offseason of uncertainty for safety Anthony Harris, it looks like the NFL’s interceptions leader will return to the Minnesota Vikings after all. Harris, who led […]