2OB looks at if K.J. Osborn will take another leap in his level of play as he goes into his third season. Then asking who will be the punt returner in 2022? All this and quick round of some open Vikings questions. Join us! SKOL!
Vikings Starting 22
All-time #Vikings greats. There are so many to chose from. Who will make the cut and who won't? Who are you going to disagree with? Then, two months out from opening day, who will be this year's starting 22? All on the Real Forno Show from Climbing The Pocket tonight!
Greatest Viking? | Two Old Bloggers🎙
Darren and Dave get into the debate of who's the greatest? Who do you think should be at the top of the list? Let's get your SKOL on!
Jeff George & the ’99 Vikings | 🎙The Real Forno...
Randall Cunningham was magic in '98, but not so in '99, so after going down to the Lions in week six, Dennis Green inserts Jeff George to save the season. ...And he did! SKOL!
FROM THE SB NATION NFL SHOW: Most people forget...
Is Dantzler the Best? | Two Old Bloggers🎙
Darren and Dave look at your Minnesota Vikings and some storylines that came from it this week. This week we ask if Cameron Dantzler is the best corner on the team, at least for now? Is he? Let's get your SKOL on!
Missed Opportunities: MVPercy | 🎙The Real Forno...
Percy Harvin was on his way to being a league MVP in 2012 and Tyler shares with you his memories of why in this Real Forno Show. Grab your beverage and listen as he and Dave along with the viewers reminisce on how dynamic Percy actually was. SKOL!
“It’s Really Muddy” | Two Old Bloggers🎙
Darren and Dave look at the end of spring training for your the Minnesota Vikings and some storylines that came from it this week, including how Kirk Cousins describes the ability to read Ed Donatell's defense, a Fangio derivative. Let's get your SKOL on!
Most Talented in the NFC North? | Vikings Happy...
Matt and Ryan go through the NFC North teams and compare the talent. Which one has the most talent position by position? All this and more on Vikings Happy Hour. SKOL!
Hot Seat in 1997 with Judd | 🎙The Real Forno Sh...
In 1997, Dennis Green is on a self-inflicted hot seat. He must win the Wildcard game to keep his job. The Giants were dominating for most of the game, but in the biggest playoff comeback in Minnesota Vikings history, it changed the course of the team and the NFL. Tyler and Judd Zulgad explain why. SKOL!
Churning & Burning | Two Old Bloggers🎙
That awful injury bug has started to hit the favorite team and it is causing roster churning and burning of previous notional depth charts. Let's get your SKOL on with 2OB!
A New Attitude | Two Old Bloggers🎙
On the show, Darren and Dave discuss 3 themes: how energy can translate to more wins, what is the chance of a rookie head coach making it to the Super Bowl, and some hot button topics like Kellen Mond and Mike Zimmer drama. Let's get your SKOL on!
Super Bowl? | Vikings Happy Hour🍻
Your Minnesota Vikings have everyone in the building now and are installing the offense, defense, and special team schemes. How well do the newbies get it and make a difference? Can Kirk Cousins take this team to the Super Bowl? Can Bradbury improve? All this and more on Vikings Happy Hour. SKOL!
Cousins Greater Than Culpepper & Tarkenton - Re...
Tyler takes on the new math of 8>10 & 8>11. How do we compare different eras in Vikings football? First, a look at the remaining draft picks looking for production. Skol!
Is Bradbury a Bust? | Two Old Bloggers🎙
Darren and Dave dive into 3 themes: answering your questions, asking if Garrett Bradbury is a bust or the solution, then getting into your breakout player of the week, DT James Lynch. Let's get your SKOL on!
Make a Difference | 🎙The Real Forno Show 🏈
Tyler dives into the Vikings' third and fourth-round draft picks of linebacker Brian Asamoah, and cornerback Akayleb Evans. Dave was wondering if both these players could make a difference? There is a lot of competition for both positions. Did you like the selections?
Schedule Worries? | Two Old Bloggers🎙
Darren and Dave dive into 3 themes: the schedule, the backup quarterback, and breakout player Cameron "The Needle" Dantzler. Let's get your SKOL on!
2022 Schedule Release! | 🔥Viking Hot Takes🔥
Flip and Eric ask 6 questions in 20 minutes about the 2022 schedule the folks in New York set up for your Minnesota Vikings. How'd the schedule makers do? SKOL!
Expected to Start | 🎙The Real Forno Show 🏈
Tyler dives into the Vikings' second round draftees of cornerback Andrew Booth Jr., and guard Ed Ingram. Dave asks if both these players will be expected to start? There is a lot of competition, especially at the guard spot. Did you like the selections?
Vikings Draft: Post Mortem | Two Old Bloggers🎙
Darren and Dave look at some players from the draft and undrafted free agent period right after. Also looking at the next breakout player and what to expect from him. SKOL!
What’s your grade?: | 🔥Viking Hot Takes🔥
Flip and Eric ask 6 questions in 20 minutes on how the draft went for your Minnesota Vikings, with a twist. What’s your grade? SKOL!
Arif Hasan & the Draft | Vikings Happy Hour🍻
Arif Hasan of the Athletic and Norse Code joins the guys to talk about the draft and how it went for your Minnesota Vikings. SKOL!
Unbelievable! - 2022 Draft Review
New On The Cine | 🎙The Real Forno Show 🏈
Tyler Forness of NBC Edge and Climbing The Pocket starts to analyze what we learned from Kwesi Adofo-Mensah's first draft and how he optimized value. Then took a look at Lewis Cine and some of his extraordinary skills. Did you like the selection?
Unbelievable! - On the Clock
Who Will The Vikings Draft? | CTP’s In The Huddle
The Vikings are on the clock in the NFL Draft, and the board fell in a surprising way, so who's your choice? You can trade down or select, it is your choice as the guys argued what would be best. SKOL!
Draft Prep Part 4 with Pro Football Network’s I...
Ian Cummings of Pro Football Network joins Tyler to talk about the draft and team strategies, including your Minnesota Vikings. Then we mock! SKOL!
Vikings Draft: 12th Pick Purgatory? | Two Old B...
Will Irv Smith Jr make the difference in this new KOC offense? Are we going to lose JJ next season because of the money? Is the 12th pick Purgatory? We’ll find out. SKOL!
Will the Vikings draft?: | 🔥Viking Hot Takes🔥
Who will the Vikings draft? It's the question on all of our minds! Flip and Eric answer it SIX times LIVE! SKOL!
The Draft With Diante Lee | Vikings Happy Hour🍻
We’re talking with Diante Lee about defensive prospects on Vikings Happy Hour. It is definitely a side of the ball that could use some new talent. Join us live for this Climbing The Pocket and Daily Norseman special to find who his top defensive prospects! SKOL!
Unbelievable! - Eye on the Draft
Draft Prep Part 3 with Blue Chip Scouting’s Dev...
On this Real Forno Show, Mike Hrynyshyn and Devin Jackson of Blue Chip Scouting join Tyler to talk about small school players and sleepers that you need to be aware of. This is part 3 of the 4 part series in your draft prep leading up to the NFL Draft.
Vikings’ Propaganda: Don’t Worry, Be Happy | Tw...
No worries now. The bad man is gone. It was all the defense’s fault. All is good now. We’ll get future legends in draft. Really? Join Darren and Dave as we debate on all the sunshine and roses coming from Egan and parts of the fan base.
Who’s Your Favorite? | 🔥Viking Hot Takes🔥
Flip and Eric engage again. Free agency seems to be on hold while teams make their final preparations for the NFL Draft and your Minnesota Vikings are no different. There are some free agents still available though, and then there are draft choices to wish for. Who’s your favorite?
The Draft Without Crissy Froyd | Vikings Happy ...
The weather didn't cooperate with our guest, so rather than punt, we called an option and dove into the QB class ourselves. SKOL!
Draft Prep Part 2 with NBC Edge’s Thor Nystrom ...
Two workmates get together and argue what’s better, a p*ss missile or a bazooka? 👀 Howitzer is the correct answer. Then which QBs have one? Thor Nystrom from NBC Sports Edge joins Tyler Forness for part 2 of your draft prep.
Vikings Sneaky Draft Needs | Two Old Bloggers🎙
The themes for today’s show with Darren and I on this Climbing The Pocket show are: 1) Stay at #12 or Trade down? 2) Vikings' sneaky draft needs? 👀 3) Til Valhalla. So grab your favorite Lake Monster Brew and enjoy Vikings talk on Sunday!
Gophers & the Draft with Daniel House | Vikings...
Daniel House of the Gopher Guru and Vikings Corner joins everyone at the bar to talk Minnesota Gophers prospects and his views on the state of your Minnesota Vikings. SKOL!
Vikings: Position Rankings | CTP’s In The Huddle
Climbing The Pocket member Deshawn Vaughan graded each position group on the Vikings. Jayson and Myles discussed and asked you if those rankings were about right? What do you think?
Draft Prep Part 1 with Yahoo’s Eric Edholm | 🎙T...
Draft prep part 1 with Tyler Forness and guest Eric Edholm, SKOL searching for Vikings edge prospects. Join this Climbing The Pocket & Daily Norseman production powered by Lake Monster Brewing and you. We will mock too! Who’s your choice?
“But Can He Play Guard?” | Two Old Bloggers🎙
The themes for today’s show with Darren and I on this Climbing The Pocket show are: 1) Kwesi and the 'Competitive Rebuild' - Quest for a Lombardi. 2) Second wave of free agency. 3) Vikings special teams. So grab your favorite Lake Monster Brew and enjoy Vikings talk on Sunday!
Live with Thor Nystrom | Vikings Happy Hour🍻
We learn that P2 re-signs. The Lake Monster Brew will be flowing & Thor Nystrom joins Matt Anderson and Ryan Ortega live from the brewery to talk NFL Draft prospects. Is there players he wants the Vikings to target? Could another CB one? Join us for this Climbing The Pocket on-site show.
Vikings: Improving At The Margins? | CTP’s In T...
The Vikings have made a few additions to the team since last week and Jayson, Myles, and Flip are going to talk about it and how the team has improved. SKOL!
Corners & Wide Receivers | 🎙The Real Forno Show 🏈
Monday nights are changing, as it is now becoming The Real Forno Show! Join Tyler and Dave as they break down corners and wide receivers, talk the Jesse Davis signing, and do a mock draft with you. Join us on our maiden voyage.
Competitive Rebuild | Two Old Bloggers🎙
On today’s show, Darren and Dave will be talking the Cousins extension, Vikings free agency so far, then a look back at the Stefon Diggs trade and how the Purple faired. Enjoy a Lake Monster Brew as Climbing The Pocket explains what a competitive rebuild is. Will it result in more wins?
The Vikings - Unicorns & Rainbows | 🔥Viking Hot...
"Putting the haters to bed." Run it back or planned out? This season will validate the Vikings move either way. Signing Za’Darius Smith should improve the pass rush. A good thing. Get excited with Flip Mazzi and Eric Thompson tonight with your favorite Lake Monster Brew at Climbing The Pocket. SKOL!
Live From Lake Monster Brewing with Matt Lange ...
Our first live onsite show. Woot! Matt Lange, cofounder of Lake Monster Brewing will be joining the crew of Matt Anderson, Ryan Ortega, and Myles Gorham talking Vikings and the most delicious beer in Minnesota. Take part in the fun with Climbing The Pocket, like Za'Darius Smith and Danielle Hunter meeting at the quarterback!
Unbelievable! - Meet at the Quarterback
Vikings Sign Za’Darius | CTP’s In The Huddle
Must watch or listen any time there is big news from the Vikings and PFF's Eric Eager is on. Grab your Lake Monster Brew and join Climbing The Pocket with Jayson Brown and Myles Gorham. They discuss the state of football in Eagan & the league especially with NFL Free Agency.
Could the Vikings Draft a Wide Receiver In Roun...
Tyler takes the chance in this episode to build around the extension of Cousins to improve the offense. The idea is to maximize the offense in lieu of the slow rebuild on the defensive side of the ball. We know there are lot of holes. We will address different strategies as the weeks tick down closer to the draft. This was just one.
Have the Vikings Improved? | 🔥Viking Hot Takes🔥
Flip of Climbing The Pocket and Eric from the Daily Norseman [and his mustache] hit on the latest topics in the land of the Purple. Have the Vikings improved?
Happy New League Year with Doogie Wolfson | Vik...
Anytime Doogie Wolfson joins VHH with Matt, Myles, & Ryan it is. Now take it to the next level as the new league started and Vikings are announcing signings, it will ROCK like a brew from Lake Monster Brewing! Listen or watch as Doogie drops scoops. SKOL!
Unbelievable! - Gonna Need Some Magic
Same Old Same Old | CTP’s In The Huddle
Didn’t the Vikings sign a DT and an LB last year? Wasn’t Kirk Cousins extended before? Re-signing Sean Mannion? It seems like deja vu all over again. Jayson Brown & Nick Olson along with support from Lake Monster Brewing wonder how this happens. What’s next, drafting a CB in Rd 1?
The First Domino Falls | Mock Draft Mondays 🏈
This is going to be a wild show with the latest updates and cryptic tweets. Tyler was on point earlier today, Deshawn will bring his rainbows and glitter, & me, well.. the Vikings drive me to drink for a reason. Join us at Climbing The Pocket as we drop Depth Charges.
Reload in 2022? | Vikings Daily SITREP 🌎
Jonas chimes in on the extension of Kirk Cousins in this Vikings Daily SITREP. How does he feel? How do you?
Kirk Cousins is Extended | CTP 🚨BREAKING NEWS 🚨...
Kirk Cousins extends and the Vikings get a bit of cap relief for now. Still over though. Dave and the viewers discuss it. Kirk fans rejoice!
Done Anything Yet? | Two Old Bloggers🎙
Done anything yet? That's what Minnesota Vikings fans are asking. The deadline to be cap compliant approaches quickly and moves must be made, but nothing as of yet. Then a look at the role tempo plays in an offensive attack, followed by the deep thoughts and deep dive into the present Vikings quarterback stable. Enjoy!
Ben Goessling & Vikings’ Moves? | Vikings Happy...
A fun show ahead as we celebrate our first Lake Monster Brewing giveaway then have Ben Goessling join Matt, Ryan & Dave to talk the latest Vikings rumors & moves (or lack there of). Join Climbing The Pocket & the conversation. SKOL! Bring your beverages for a night of fun. 🍻
Unbelievable! - Quarterback Market Develops
Is Kirk Cousins Next? | CTP’s In The Huddle
Here we go! The QB game of musical chairs has started and we want to know if Kirk Cousins get a new seat? Myles Gorham, the great Flip Mazzi & Dave cheering them on with Lake Monster Brewing to make this happen. Join Climbing The Pocket and join the conversation. SKOL!
The BIG Combine Recap | Mock Draft Mondays 🏈
Tyler and Deshawn recap what they saw in the NFL Combine and focused on players that did well, and some that didn't. Plus, we finally mock again. Check out the results! Turning your Mondays Purple! Join us! SKOL!
Vikings’ Quest For The Best | Two Old Bloggers🎙
Your Vikings are on a quest for the best from the NFL Combine, in Free Agency and within their own position groups. Darren and Dave break down portions of all 3, from who have the Vikes met with, which interior offensive linemen they might target in free agency, and wrap up looking at the current running back stable. Enjoy!
Brandon Scherff? | 🔥Viking Hot Takes🔥
Check out this fast-hitting format of the Daily Norseman's and Climbing The Pocket Network's show with the great Flip Mazzi from CTP and special guest, DN's own Eric Thompson. What are your hot takes to the questions? Will Brandon Scherff come to the Vikings? Does the new leadership want him and will do what it takes to sign him?
Judd Zulgad & The Combine | Vikings Happy Hour🍻
Judd Zulgad from SKOR North joins the gang talking all things Vikings, Combine, and Kirk Cousins, along with helping us celebrate out newest partner on the Climbing The Pocket team. Buckle up, because this was a wild night! Bring your-beverages for a night of fun. 🍻
Unbelievable! - The Big Decision
Vikings & The Combine | CTP's In The Huddle
It is the NFL Combine and your Minnesota Vikings are there. Jayson and Myles are analyzing what GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah said and what it means. What did you think?
The NFL Combine | Mock Draft Mondays 🏈
Tyler and Producer Dave look at two players from each position who can raise their draft stock at the NFL Combine, and would they be a fit for your Minnesota Vikings. Turning your Mondays Purple! Join us! SKOL!
Vikings Introduce Staff - Changes Ahead? | Two ...
The Vikings introduced the coordinators and we got a glimpse of a possible future where the will to want to win and the scheme to make it happen sounds so good. We finish up with the look into the wide receiver group and where it is going.
Vikings Free Agents with Will Ragatz | Vikings ...
Will Ragatz, the Vikings beat writer for Sports Illustrated joins the gang at the bar to talk the latest Kirk Cousins comments from Kevin O'Connell and the Vikes' own free agents. Can the Vikings re-sign any of them? Do they want to? Bring your-beverages for a night of fun. 🍻
Vikings’ Salary Cap Implications | Mock Draft M...
Deshawn Vaughan wanted to talk about the Minnesota Vikings salary cap, how to get under it, and how it will affect the draft. Turning your Mondays Purple! Join us! SKOL!
Unbelievable! - First Impressions
Vikings Welcome Coach! | Two Old Bloggers🎙
Kevin O'Connell is introduced as the Vikings' new head coach and holds his opening press conference. Darren and Dave discuss the takeaways, talk about rookie selection and development philosophies, then round it out with the tight end group. Will the Vikings draft one?
Deshaun Watson Vikings? | Vikings Happy Hour🍻
Kevin O'Connell is officially announced as the Vikings' new head coach and ESPN reports that Deshaun Watson is now interested in being traded to your Vikings. Would you like that? Bring your-beverages for a night of fun. 🍻
Kevin O’Connell No Worries | CTP's In The Huddle
Matt Fries of Kindred Skols and CTP joins Jayson and Myles to dive into the new reported coaching staff with a deep look at the new defensive philosophy. All this and more like Super Bowl takes and Kevin O'Connell hysteria.
Super Bowl Takeaways | Mock Draft Mondays 🏈
Tyler Forness of NBC Edge and Climbing The Pocket led the conversation about what takeaways from the Super Bowl your Minnesota Vikings might take. Join us! SKOL!
The Kirk Cousin Expense | Vikings Daily SITREP 🌎
As the QB carousel starts to spin up, and word as of now is that the Vikings will keep Kirk Cousins, Jonas Stärk breaks down the cost of that and other moves in this Vikings Daily SITREP.
Vikings Staff Identified | Two Old Bloggers🎙
Darren and Dave, the two old bloggers, are talking staff (and some schemes), is O’Connell the next Childress, and O-line. Do you like what is being reported on how everything is coming together?
A Vikings Perspective with Chris Tomasson | Vik...
Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press joins the guy at the bar to tell stories and talk Vikings from his perspective. This is definitely a multi-beverage night of fun. 🍻
The Senior Bowl | Mock Draft Mondays 🏈
Tyler Forness of NBC Edge and Climbing The Pocket is back from Mobile Alabama and the Senior Bowl leading the conversation. He has his observations of players the Vikings might want to draft. We will then keep those in mind for the mock draft v3. Join us! SKOL!
The First Choice? Kevin O’Connell | Two Old Blo...
What a great show we had! Darren was bringing the knowledge & insight today. Dave loved the deep thoughts on the D-linemen too, but he always like lineman talk on either side of the ball. The coach talk led things off though. Do you think the Vikings made the right choice?
The Right Coach? Kevin O’Connell | 🔥Viking Hot ...
Check out this fast-hitting format of the Daily Norseman's and Climbing The Pocket Network's show with the great Flip Mazzi from CTP and special guest, DN's own Eric Thompson. What are your hot takes to the questions? Did the #Vikings get the right coach? Kevin O’Connell?
Unbelievable! - Harbaugh to O'Connell
Vikings Happy Hour🍻- The Vikings’ New Head Coac...
Chad Graff joins everyone at the bar to talk the wild day in the Vikings head coaching search. Harbaugh walks right before we went live and we found out Kevin O'Connell will be the 10th HC of the franchise. This is definitely a multi-beverage night of fun. 🍻
CTP's In The Huddle - Jim Harbaugh & the Final 4
The CTP crew huddled the talk about the final 4 candidates in the Vikings head coaching search. Starting with the Jim Harbaugh and rolling through the others. Who do you want?
Mock Draft Mondays 🏈- Drafting Clues
Deshawn takes the helm as we look for clues as to how Kwesi Adofo-Mensah will draft, check in on the head coaching search, and have mock draft v2 with you. Join us! SKOL!
Two Old Bloggers - Decision Time! HC & QB
Kwesi Adofo-Mensah is the new Vikings GM and he has some decisions due soon, from a new head coach to what to do at the quarterback position. Darren and Dave are here to talk with you about it.
🔥Viking Hot Takes🔥- First Order Of Business
Flip of Climbing The Pocket joins Eric of the Daily Norseman to bounce questions about the Vikings new GM, Kwesi Adofo-Mensah.
The Vikings introduced Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and he had his opening presser. Flip Mazzi gets real about what it means to him and to Vikings fans on today's Vikings Daily SITREP. Do you buy in?
Vikings Happy Hour🍻- The Vikings KAM Era Begins...
Kwesi Adofo-Mensah [KAM] has been hired as the 10th Vikings general manager. Phil Mackey from SKOR North joins the gang at the bar as we imbibe and talk Vikings, and what fans can expect. It was a blast! 🍻
Unbelievable! - A New Direction
CTP's In The Huddle - Vikings New GM Kwesi Adof...
It isn't official yet, but soon will be. Eric Eager joins Jayson and Myles in the huddle to talk about Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and what it means that he is looking to be the Vikings' next GM.
Vikings Daily SITREP - Was Rick Spielman Good?
With the Vikings on the verge of signing their new GM, Jayson did some research to see if the old one, Rick Spielman was as good as some thought. Was he?
CTP Mondays morphs to Mock Draft Mondays with Tyler Forness, Deshawn Vaughan, and Dave in this Daily Norseman and Climbing The Pocket production. Divisional round draft strategies for your Vikings with mock v1, and OT rules? Join us! SKOL!
Two Old Bloggers - Finalists for GM, Not for HC
GM finalists, head coach candidates, offensive coordinators, and cornerbacks. We don't need those, right?
Vikings Happy Hour🍻- Updates & Questions
How’s the search going? Thirsty? Climbing The Pocket’s & Daily Norseman’s VHH is open! Matt, Ryan, & Dave talk all things Vikings. Bring beverages & celebrate our 1 year at the bar with us! 🍻
Vikings Daily SITREP - Is Kirk Cousins Overrated?
Jayson asks the big question: is Kirk Cousins overrated? Let 'er rip! Is he?
Vikings Daily SITREP - Hire for Potential
Jayson talks about hiring for potential as the #Vikings GM and HC search is well underway, in today's CTP Vikings Daily SITREP.
Two Old Bloggers - Vikings Decisions, Time for ...
Darren and Dave talked about the decisions made and those needing to be made for the Minnesota Vikings. How it ended & where it’s going. Do we like it?
Vikings Daily SITREP - GM Search: The Big 8
Who are the external GM candidates that reported to make the big 8 and move onto the interviews? Tyler and Dave brief you on them in today's CTP Vikings Daily SITREP.