It’s game day for the Vikings and for Vikings fans, and the action isn’t limited to the time between kickoff and the clocking striking 00:00. Here’s a quick rundown of all the Vikings programming you can check out today…
Airs: Sunday, 10:00 a.m. on KARE11 and 10:30 a.m. on Fox Sports North
Summary: This is Vikings Entertainment Network’s (VEN) pre-game show and is hosted by Vikings Radio Network play-by-play extraordinaire Paul Allen. The show features interviews with current players, game film review with Head Coach Leslie Frazier, expert analysis and more.
Vikings: Beyond The Gridiron
Airs: Saturday, 12:00 p.m. KARE11 and re-airs Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Fox Sports North
Summary: This is VEN’s new show and features a documentary-style format that focuses on the rare inside access that a team network can provide. Vikings: Beyond the Gridiron uses voice narration as well as the topic interview subjects to tell each story rather than a traditional show “host.”
Verizon Wireless Winning Formula
For more in-depth pre-game analysis, check out our Verizon Wireless Winning Formula segment, which is hosted by PA. This segment is part of Vikings GamePlan, but we also post each week’s segment on its own. Click here to watch this week’s segment.
Vikings Radio Network Game Broadcast
You can also catch today’s Vikings-Lions game on the Vikings Radio Network – KFAN-FM 100.3/KTCN-AM 1130 locally. Paul Allen and Pete Bercich will call the action from the booth and Greg Coleman will handle sideline reporting duties. The Vikings Radio Network pregame show, with Mike Mussman as host, begins at 10:00 a.m. CT and features yours truly at around 11:20 each week.
Vikings-Lions TV Broadcast
Thom Brennaman will handle play-by-play duties and former Vikings Offensive Coordinator and Baltimore Ravens Head Coach Brian Billick will provide the analysis. Laura Okmin will provide reporting from the sidelines.
Team Hotel Interview – Jerome Simpson
Each road trip we have a tradition of conducting a hotel room interview, where we find a Vikings-relevant guest immediately after arriving at the team hotel and ask that guest about the next day’s game. This week we tracked down WR Jerome Simpson to speak with him about being back with the team, what he adds to the offense and more. Click here to watch the Simpson interview.
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