Good Morning Gjallarhorn Episode 031 – Ode To The Gjallarhorn Group
Good morning Horners! It is the bye week, and the gang is altogether along with a special guest, Mr. Manbear Pig. This fine artist who loves his Vikings football took his handle from the famous Southpark episodes of that great show. He joins Ted, Drew, and myself for a sit-down and talk that focuses on our love for the Minnesota Vikings.
I'd like to give everybody a heads up… This episode very much focuses on a group of Vikings fans that get together and talk football. For the first 15 1/2 minutes, we do just that. After that, however we get into some of our group specifics with some fantasy games and roll into our fantasy football midseason update. I will not be hurt if you skip to the trailers at the end of the show at that point.
We start to show with introductions and then talking about that wonderful victory over the Detroit Lions. We go over some of the histories of the folks that wore #77 briefly mentioning Vikings greats like Gary Larson, Kory Stringer, and Mark Mullaney. We talk about how our beloved team seems to have made adjustments, not only on the defensive side of the ball but as to the offense as well. We are getting unexpectedly good play from rookie Brian O'Neill who has yet to give up a sack since he is started. It is pretty much a done deal that he is earned his starting job at right tackle. It was good to see Dalvin Cook break off such a nice run against the Detroit Lions, of which Brian O'Neill had a couple of key blocks. Also, just how sweet that victory actually was.
More talk of actually how well quarterback Kirk Cousins is doing, the adjustments made by coach Mike Zimmer, how players like Anthony Harris and Jayron Kearse have stepped up and made contributions, along with the wonderful play by Danielle Hunter in the defensive line.
We move on to discuss coming out of the bye week and playing the Chicago Bears in prime time next Sunday after being flexed into that spot. This will be a big contest, especially with all the history involved to include Coach Mike Ditka comments about the Vikings and the roller dome. Our guest doesn't like Coach Ditka a whole lot. I'm curious to how many of you have memories and opinions of Coach Ditka as well?
At this point, at the 15 1/2 minute mark, we move on to talking about our guest, Mr. Manbear Pig, inventing the fantasy game that you've heard us talk about called The Game of Skol. We discuss how it came about and how it is played. We go over some of the prizes that participants have a chance of winning if their choices, with a little bit of luck, like Danielle Hunter and the Lions game, turn out to be good ones. It is an extremely fun game that I think a lot of you would be interested in playing in the future.
From there it's onto our fantasy league update and we know most people don't care about your fantasy league. Feel free to scrub through a portion of the show you're not interested in. We want to thank the Gjallarhorn group for giving us our inspiration that led to the creation of this vodcast and to talk Minnesota Vikings football. The show is dedicated to them.
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As always, enjoy the watch!
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