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State of Skol
We're here to bring you all of the unfiltered takes, instant reactions to news/games, and fun interviews for all things Minnesota Vikings. Join us as we voyage our way to a Lombardi. SKOL! Presented by 10,000 Takes.
Jan 9, 2023
SoS Ep 25: Week 18 Bears Recap & Playoff Preview
The Vikings finish the regular season at 13-4 with a convincing 29-13 win at Soldier Field over the Chicago Bears to lock in the 3 seed in the NFC playoffs. The boys recap the game and discuss different opponents we would want to see throughout the playoffs. We mix in the usuals too, like Baja Blast players of the game and Skol or Skunk. We're on to the playoffs next and we are all ready to get hurt again!!
1 hr 4 min
Jan 2, 2023
SoS Ep 24: Border Battle 125 Recap
Ugly ugly game by the Vikings as they lose 41-17. The boys recap everything that went wrong including Jaire Alexander getting into Justin Jefferson's head and making him the most irrelevant in a game he's ever been. This show was broadcasted LIVE on our social channels so we were able to bring on a special guest by the mysterious name of "Mr. Mo." He was clearly a friend of Eli's, but AJ and B-Rog were not big fans of his dramatically dumb and troll level takes. Tune in as we whine and complain about the day and hope to bounce back next week against the Bears. As always, Row the Boat, Ski-U-Mah and Skol Vikes.
Dec 19, 2022
SoS Ep 22: Colts Recap
The Vikings pulled off the greatest comeback victory in NFL regular season and playoff history to win the 2022 NFC North division championship! It was the definition game of a tale of two halves as the Vikings looked awful in the first half and looked like a Super Bowl caliber team in the second half coming all the way back from being down 33-0 to win it 39-36. Adam, AJ and Eli break it all down on this weeks episode along with plenty of other shenanigans. Row the boat, Ski-U-Mah and Skol Vikes!
Dec 12, 2022
SoS Ep 21: Week 14 Lions Recap & Alan Roach
Vegas was on to something...Vikings fall to the pesky Detroit Lions in an embarrassing defensive showing. We treated this episode as our own version of fanline and complained pretty much the whole time. But don't let that drive you away from an awesome interview with the voice of US Bank Stadium, Alan Roach! We had a great conversation with him and learned about his duties as a PA announcer, some awesome stories form his career and how he became such a big Vikings fan! Our interview with him starts at the 31 minute mark. Row The Boat, Ski-U-Mah and skol Vikes!
1 hr 26 min
Dec 5, 2022
SoS Ep 20: Week 13 Jets Recap
Our 20th episode! The boys have special guest Journalist Jake Cousins on for the show and talk about how the Vikings are the most stressful yet fun team to watch in the entire league! Vikings pull off the big win against the New York Jets to complete the AFC East sweep and move to 10-2. Join us as we recap the full game, pick our Baja Blast players, go around the league and hit Jake with some Skol or Skunk. Row The Boat, Ski-U-Mah and SKOL Vikes!
1 hr 14 min
Nov 28, 2022
SoS Ep 19: Patriots Recap
9 and 2 and we're better than you! Well...except the Eagles and Cowboys. Vikes bounce back from the ugly Dallas game and get a much needed win on Thanksgiving Night Football over the New England Patriots. We dive into all the big moments of the game, hand out our Baja Blast Players of the game and discuss why JJ should be in MVP conversations. We wrap it up with a Skol or Skunk of Thanksgiving side dishes. Next up, the New York Jets! Row The Boat, Ski-U-Mah and SKOL VIKES!
1 hr 4 min
Nov 21, 2022
SoS Ep 18: Cowboys Recap
Well that game sucked...Vikings lose 40-3 in the largest point differential of a loss in franchise history. It just wasn't our night. The good news is we're still in the drivers seat in the NFC North and in good overall playoff position. Plus, we get to play again soon to wash this bad taste out of our mouth. In addition to recapping this game we also go around the league, talk about some of the best Thanksgiving foods and B-Rog gives a quick recap on the Gophers bad loss to Iowa...again. Enjoy the show and as always, Row The Boat, Ski-U-Mah, Skol Vikes!
Nov 14, 2022
SoS Ep 17: GAME OF THE YEAR RECAP (Bills)
GAME. OF. THE. YEAR. What a victory for the Vikings!! We do a full dive into all the big moments from the game (that we can remember) and turn into full-blown Minnesota sports homers as we talk about how this could be the year the Vikings lift the Lombardi. Either way, we're 8-1, having fun and riding the absolute HELL out of this winning wave. Enjoy the episode! SKOL VIKINGS!
1 hr 7 min
Nov 7, 2022
SoS Ep 16: Week 9 Commanders Recap
6 in a row for KO! 6 in a row for KO! 6 in a row for KO! 7 and 1 and we're having FUN! Vikings survive the trap game in Washington with a 20-17 victory over the Commanders! We break down the game in it's entirety, go around the league a little bit, preview next weeks Bills game and wrap up with some Skol or Skunk! Second best record in the NFL and we're gonna keep it rollin' next week in Buffalo! Skol Vikes!
1 hr 10 min
Oct 31, 2022
SoS Ep 15: Week 8 Cardinals Recap
The Vikings move to 3-0 in Kirktober! 6-1 and we're still having fun! Vikings beat the Cardinals 34-26 and we break it all down talking about the offense clicking at a high level and the defense making big stops when it mattered most. It never felt like we weren't in total control of the game throughout the afternoon making this probably the most complete game we've had to date. We also discuss the latest on our 10K fantasy team and talk scores around the league before jumping into Skol or Skunk to wrap up the episode. Kirkvember and the Washington Commanders are on deck in a textbook trap game. Hope you enjoy the show! Row the Boat, Ski-U-Mah and Skol Vikes!
1 hr 15 min
Oct 17, 2022
SoS Ep 14: Week 6 Dolphins Recap
Four. Straight. Wins. LETS GO! The Vikings stay undefeated in Kirktober as they go on to defeat the Miami Dolphins 24-16 in South Beach for their first win in Miami since Fran Tarkenton was slinging and scrambling the pill. It wasn't the prettiest of games, but the defense stepped up big in the fourth quarter with 2 key takeaways giving the offense an opportunity to capitalize and seal the victory. We dive into it all along with some other NFL news, a little college football talk and of course Skol or Skunk to wrap things up. Enjoy this episode and you'll hear us in a couple weeks after the Cardinals game! Row the boat, Ski-U-Mah, Skol Vikes!
Oct 14, 2022
SoS Ep 13: Frank "The Tank" Fleming & Tatum Everett
Purple Friday bonus episode! To preview the Dolphins game we were lucky enough to get Frank "The Tank Fleming" from Barstool Sports on to talk about what he thinks about the upcoming game and his injury riddled Dolphins so far this year. Later on we sat down with Tatum Everett from Vikings Entertainment Network to get the home side viewpoint of the Dolphins and a bunch more in a really great interview! We talked about her Louisiana roots being an LSU fan, some behind the scenes stories of the London trip and what the vibes are like inside TCO Performance Center this season. It's a great episode that you will definitely want to check out. We'll see you all on Monday for our Dolphins-Vikings recap! Row the boat, Ski-U-Mah and SKOL VIKES!
1 hr 23 min
Oct 10, 2022
SoS Ep 12: Week 5 Bears Recap
The boys did it again! Seems like the theme for this Vikings season is for them to make it interesting every single game, but come out in the winners circle. Cam Dantzler saves the game and Kirktober is in full effect, week 5 was a wild one. Join us as we recap the game, talk around the league a little bit and hit on some spooky season Skol or Skunk at the end. Row the boat, Ski-U-Mah and SKOL VIKES!
1 hr 4 min
Oct 3, 2022
SoS Ep 11: Week 4 vs Saints London Recap
The Vikings beat the Saints 28-25 in London in a crazy back and forth game! For the second week in a row it was a game that we probably didn't deserve to win, but luck fell our way and we pulled it off to be sitting at 3-1! We break down the whole game and voice our concerns in a few areas about the team, hit on our weekly segments Baja Blast players of the game, drunkest game of the week and bring back Skol or Skunk after a week off! We also recap a few other games around the league before jumping into our Bears predictions for week 5. Come along for the listen, it's a good one. SKOL!
1 hr 3 min
Sep 26, 2022
State of Skol Episode 10: Week 3 Lions Recap
WHAT A GAME! The Vikings come out on top 28-24 against the pesky Lions in dramatic fashion. We recap the whole damn thing starting off by wondering where the hell Justin Jefferson went, why Lewis Cine didn't play and an inside perspective of the Bank when KJ caught the game winning touchdown. We also hit on our major segments including Baja Blast player(s) of the game and the drunkest game of the week around the league. Next week we head across the pond to take on the New Orleans Saints in London! Row the boat, Ski-U-Mah, SKOL Vikes!
Sep 20, 2022
SoS Episode 9: Week 2 MNF Recap
Well...we knew we would get hurt again at some point, but didn't think it would come this quickly after last weeks performance. Vikings lose to the Eagles 24-7 in in front of the entire world on Monday Night Football. The boys quickly recap the game then move into other games around the league and introduce a new segment "Drunkest Game of the Week." We bounce back next week at home against the Lions, which should result in a better episodes for our loyal listeners. As always, Row The Boat, Ski-U-Mah and Skol Vikes.
Sep 12, 2022
SoS Ep 8: Border Battle 124 Recap
It's the most wonderful time of the year...the NFL regular season! The boys in purple kicked the drunken 'Sconnies ASSES at US Bank Stadium and the SoS boys were fired up about it! Aaron Rodgers may have part ownership in the Bears, but Justin Jefferson now has ownership in the Packers after going for 9 catches 184 yards and 2 touchdowns. Adam, Eli and AJ react to that performance as well as a stellar outing from the Vikings defense holding the back to back league MVP to only 7 points. Tune in for our immediate reaction and other storylines around the league. Row the boat, Ski-U-Mah, SKOL VIKES!
Aug 29, 2022
SoS Ep 7: Preseason is Over!
The Vikings wrapped up their 0-3 preseason and the boys are fired up for REAL football just around the corner! We discuss Nick Mullens being the savior of our backup QB situation, talk about whether or not it's valuable for starters to play extensively in the preseason and reveal our fantasy team for the 10K fantasy league along with much more. Enjoy the show and as always, Row The Boat, Ski-U-Mah, Skol Vikings!
1 hr 5 min
Aug 16, 2022
SoS Ep: 6 - VIKINGS FOOTBALL IS BACK
VIKINGS (preseason) FOOTBALL IS BACK! The whole State of Skol gang is back and recap the Vikings first preseason game against the Las Vegas Raiders. We dive into the popular QB2 discussion between Sean Mannion and Kellen Mond, the possibility of Ty Chandler being the steal of the draft and also our wide receiver room being as deep as the Mariana Trench. We also talk about Eli's obsession with the Detroit Lions after one episode of Hard Knocks, touch on a few other headlines around the NFL and wrap up the episode with another edition of Skol or Skunk. Enjoy the episode and lets celebrate that we're one step closer to meaningful Vikings football. SKOL!
Jul 22, 2022
State of Skol Episode 5: Dead Szn Pt. 2
In the last episode before Vikings training camp kicks off, the boys talk about our excitement about the upcoming season with a little broadcast team chatter, Baker Mayfield being shipped to Carolina for a college sophomore who will get cut before their first preseason game in the NFL, Zach Wilson having that DAWG in him and a deep dive into the meaning behind Aaron Rodgers' new spiritual tattoo. Then we introduce a new segment we're calling "Skol or Skunk." Sit back, enjoy the football guy talk and we'll see you at Vikings training camp! SKOL!
Jun 21, 2022
State of Skol Ep 04: Dead Szn
The NFL offseason has officially reached its dead point. With mandatory mini camp and OTA's wrapped up for the Vikings, we sit stagnant until training camp starts at the end of July. The SoS boys are back though, talking about the very few noteworthy things around the NFL including a viral tweet that went around showing the Vikings as the team with the most arrests since 2000, the salary cap being a myth and we wrap things up with a group question of "What guy do you want to be at the tailgate." Exciting stuff! As always, SKOL Vikes!
May 18, 2022
State of Skol Ep. 3 - Draft Recap, Schedule Breakdown & Andrew DePaola
In our third episode the boys recap the ups and downs of the Vikings Draft Party presented by Miller Lite and break down the Vikings 2022 schedule game by game with predictions. Then to wrap up the episode, we have our first ever guest! Vikings long snapper Andrew Depaola joins us to talk about his wild journey getting to the Vikings and how he became the most battle tested long snapper in NFL history. It's a great conversation and a great episode, so buckle in and enjoy!
1 hr 23 min
Apr 25, 2022
State of Skol Episode 2: Vikings Draft Preview
In this episode the boys (minus AJ) take a deep dive into all the important factors to consider for the Vikings in the upcoming NFL Draft like player personalities and positions of need. Then, at the end of the episode we also introduce our first segment called "What type of alcohol do Vikings players drink?" Enjoy the show and SKOL Vikes! DISCLAIMER: This episode features some technical difficulties on behalf of producer B-Rog that are explained at the beginning and ending of the episode.
Apr 6, 2022
State of Skol Episode 1 - Pilot
Welcome to State of Skol presented by 10,000 Takes! We'll be bringing you the classic 10K content covering all things Vikings. In this Pilot episode we introduce our crew, talk about what the show will be about and recap a few games from last season that made us drink more than we probably should have. SKOL!