The Purple FTW Podcast

Dedicated to the Pain AND Pleasure that is the Minnesota Vikings


“If we didn’t laugh, we would cry.”

That sums up what it’s like to be a fan of the Minnesota Vikings.

0-4 in Super Bowls, the ’98 and ’09 NFC Championship games, and of course the Loveboat Scandal. Our beloved team has been petri dish of non-stop heartache, broken dreams, and embarrassment.

But we still BELIEVE and on the Purple FTW! Podcast we will air our grievances, preach positively about the future, and talk nonsensical levity about our favorite team.

Because if we didn’t laugh, we would cry…. SKOL.



Andy Carlson


He’s NOT a Journalist or Reporter, just a jackass fan with a microphone. Please treat the opinions thusly.

Andy’s been a lifelong (and long suffering) Minnesota Viking Fan. Like his father before him and his father’s father before him.

A sense of humor has been key to his sanity over the years.

Humor, optimism, and community will get him through until Mike Zimmer and the Vikings bring home a dozen Lombardis in the next decade. Do the math.

Follow him on Twitter @AndyCarlsonShow and follow the show account @PurpleForTheWin.




Daniel PaluchDaniel Paluch


Daniel joined the team in January 2016 and is responsible for providing facts, figures and logic that Andy tends to ignore.

A graduate of South Dakota State (Go Jackrabbits), Daniel’s a Vikings staff writer for Pro Football Spot and an intern at Go96.3 in the Twin Cities.

Follow him on Twitter @DanielPaluch and read his musings at Pro Football Spot.



Audio Credits

Our Podcast music is provided by deeB. Check out his latest work at his SoundCloud Page.

We highly recommend his “Thru Nature EP”.

Make sure to Like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter!!!

​Courtesy KFAN, ESPN, CBS, Fox Sports, WCCO & NFL Films for the audio on our intro.