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Bless the Knees: A Vikings Podcast

Bless the Knees: A Vikings Podcast

By Justin Breske
Is the saying “there’s always next year” a part of your everyday vocabulary? Does the phrase “wide left” make you instantly cringe? Do you hate the fact that there are people in the world who unironically wear cheese on their heads? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then we’ve got just the podcast for you! Justin Breske and Andy Erickson are lifetime Vikings fans and longtime mortal enemies who are here to break down and talk about anything and everything Vikings related. Come join us in the great hall and remember: bless the knees and keep them healthy.
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Vikings/Bengals Recap, Packers R Bad, and Vikings/Cardinals preview
Week 1 is in the books and the guys at Bless the Knees are staying optimistic after a Vikings loss! After talking about just being a couple of normal guys, Justin and Andy break down what exactly happened in week 1 and why you shouldn't be worrying... yet. They then dive into a preview of this upcoming week 2 game against Arizona, a game that will show what kind of team this truly is. Finally, they recap the rest of week 1 and give their upsets and locks of the week for week 2. Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske), Andy (@ItsAndyErickson), and Bless the Knees (@BlessKneesPod) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
54:33
September 15, 2021
Week 1 Predictions, Listener Mailbag, and Ted Lasso
Justin and Andy are here with the last episode before the season starts for the Vikings! After some discussion on the greatness that is Ted Lasso, the two jump into the Vikings week 1 matchup vs the Bengals before doing their first mailbag segment. After answering the best questions ever, they then jump into the season opener between Dallas and Tampa before giving their lock of the week and upset of the week for week 1. Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske), Andy (@ItsAndyErickson), and Bless the Knees (@BlessKneesPod) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
01:10:31
September 11, 2021
Vikings/Broncos, Angry Kirk, and Hard Knocks is BAD
Justin and Andy are back after going to a couple practices and the first preseason game to recap this years training camp. After breaking down training camp and some winners and losers from the first preseason game against Denver, they then talk about the potential return of Everson Griffen, angry Kirk, the Cam Smith's surprise retirement. The boys then jump into some NFL news where they choose who will be the best rookie QB in this class and talk about just how bad Hard Knocks is this year. Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske), Andy (@ItsAndyErickson), and Bless the Knees (@BlessKneesPod) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
01:04:04
August 20, 2021
Training Camp, Olympics, and Bless the Knees are back!
The boys are finally back and ready for football to start! After discussing their summer vacations and what sport they could compete in in the Olympics, Justin and Andy dive into what’s new with the Minnesota Vikings and what to look for with the start of training camp. They then look at how covid will affect this year in the NFL and pick a team they think will overperform and underperform. Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske), Andy (@ItsAndyErickson), and Bless the Knees (@BlessTheKneesB3) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
52:52
July 29, 2021
Super Late Super Bowl Reactions, Draft Talk, and That Jeopardy Host
After a long 3 month break, the boys are back to talk about all your Vikings needs! They catch up on what they have been doing the past 3 months before diving into some notable moves the Vikings made heading into the draft. After a breakdown of the Vikings draft, they then jump into their way too late Super Bowl reactions, rate some other teams drafts, and then discuss the future of that guy that hosted Jeopardy that one time. Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske), Andy (@ItsAndyErickson), and Bless the Knees (@BlessTheKneesB3) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
01:20:16
May 07, 2021
Super Bowl, Trade Rumors, and GameStonk
Yes we are back and Justin is rich again off of the Gamestop stocks. We then dive in some of the recent Vikings news and rumors like potential new OCs and Kirk Cousins potentially being on the the trade block. Finally we dicuss the rest of the NFL with the crazy QB moves happening and analyze the upcoming Super Bowl while giving our predictions on the game. Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske), Andy (@ItsAndyErickson), and Bless the Knees (@BlessTheKneesB3) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
51:01
February 04, 2021
Vikings/Lions Recap, Playoff Predictions, and Disney+
The regular season is now over and the guys from Bless the Knees are sad. Before talking about the season finale, they talk about the wonderful state of affairs in the world and discuss what they have been watching. Did you know Disney+ is available for only $6.99 a month? They then dive into the Vikings/Lions game discussing Kirk's season, Jefferson setting records, and the strangers that played on defense. After a short week 17 recap, Justin and Andy then talk about the upcoming playoff games and give their Super Bowl predictions. Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske), Andy (@ItsAndyErickson), and Bless the Knees (@BlessTheKneesB3) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
01:09:19
January 07, 2021
Vikings/Saints Recap, Big 3 Guarantee, and Week 17 Preview
In this last episode of the regular season, the Bless the Knees boys break down the depressing show from the Vikings on Christmas Day. After reliving that, they dive into some of the bigger NFL storylines from week 16 like the Browns playoff hopes and Jets win streak. They then give their final big 3 guarantee of the season. Finally they dive into the final game of the season versus Detroit. Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske), Andy (@ItsAndyErickson), and Bless the Knees (@BlessTheKneesB3) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
01:31:15
December 31, 2020
Vikings/Bears Recap, Week 16 Preview, and Favorite Christmas Movies!
In this episode of Bless the Knees, Andy has returned after surviving his finals week. The two discuss their Christmas plans which turns into a discussion about best and favorite Christmas movies of all time. They then jump into the sad week 15 matchup between the Vikings and the Bears. After getting over the loss, they jump into some of the bigger week 25 news around the NFL. Next is the Big 3 guarantee which is frickin awesome this week! Finally the two talk about the upcoming Christmas day game against the Saints and what we should expect going into week 16. Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske), Andy (@ItsAndyErickson), and Bless the Knees (@BlessTheKneesB3) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
01:08:45
December 22, 2020
Vikings/Bucs Recap, Fantasy Football Shenanigans and Straight Up Sadness
Justin is back in the pod studio with a preview of some fantasy football news that could tear the Bless the Knees pod apart! Justin then breaks down a sad/angry game that resulted in a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Justin partnered up with @dabearspod to breakdown the coming weeks game against Chicago. We need a win! Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske), Andy (@ItsAndyErickson), and Bless the Knees (@BlessTheKneesB3) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
16:09
December 17, 2020
Vikings/Jaguars Recap, Week 14 Preview, and Dungeons and Dragons
In this episode of Bless the Knees, Justin and Andy are back from their trip to North Dakota to play some Dungeons and Dragons. Andy also has finally left his tin can and sounds normal after getting his brand new PC. They then jump into the heart attack that was week 13 versus the Jaguars. After reliving those memories, they take a deeper dive into some of the other games from around the league. Next up is some Big 3 Guarantee picks follow by a nice decisive gameplan on what the Vikings need to do if they want to win this week against Tom Brady and Tampa Bay. Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske), Andy (@ItsAndyErickson), and Bless the Knees (@BlessTheKneesB3) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
01:21:04
December 09, 2020
Vikings/Panthers Recap, Week 13 Preview, and Pinterest!
In this episode of Bless the Knees, Justin starts the episode off sharing some great Pinterest like recipes for you all. After the food talk is over, the 2 change things up and jump right into the Week 12 recap of the Vikings vs Panthers. After a thorough recap, they then dive into the rest of the NFL in week 12 and give their big 3 guarantee for the upcoming week. Finally the guys give a preview of the upcoming game against the Jaguars. Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske), Andy (@ItsAndyErickson), and Bless the Knees (@BlessTheKneesB3) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
01:06:14
December 04, 2020
Vikings/Cowboys Recap, A Special Big 3 Guarantee, and Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving to you all and join us for a nice episode of Bless the Knees! This week Andy discusses his new PC purchase on the way before they jump into a quick recap of week 11. Then for their big 3 guarantee, Justin and Andy do a snake draft of their 3 favorite Thanksgiving foods. After making themselves hungry, they finally jump into the sad loss to Dallas in week 11 and do a preview of what's to come against Carolina in week 12. Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske), Andy (@ItsAndyErickson), and Bless the Knees (@BlessTheKneesB3) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
57:08
November 26, 2020
Vikings/Bears Recap, Week 11 Preview, and A Moment of Silence
In this weeks episode of Bless the Knees, Andy and Justin start with a moment of silence for Andy's computer which has decided to die on him. Justin then makes a big announcement about his future in the football world. The two then jump into week 10 and talk about the highlights from around the league. After giving their Big 3 Guarantee picks for week 11, they talk about the Vikings big Monday night win against the Chicago Bears. Finally they talk about what should be an easy matchup versus a struggling Cowboys team but also share their concern of it being a trap game. Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske), Andy (@ItsAndyErickson), and Bless the Knees (@BlessTheKneesB3) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
01:27:01
November 20, 2020
Vikings/Lions Recap, Justin Can't Stay Healthy, and Week 10 preview
On this weeks episode of Bless the Knees, Justin begins the episode talking about an injury the may put his future podcasting life in jeopardy. After talking it through and shilling more to Disney for that sponsorship, the two jump into the week 9 action from around the league. Big 3 Guarantees come next as they give their can't miss fantasy players for week 10.  The two then dive into Vikings related new and talk about the amazing game against the Lions and then give a preview for the upcoming primetime game versus the Bears. Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske), Andy (@ItsAndyErickson), and Bless the Knees (@BlessTheKneesB3) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
01:19:34
November 13, 2020
Vikings/Packers Recap, Week 9 Preview, and Disney+
Andy is back after a week away! Justin and Andy start the episode catching up and they decide to force Disney’s hand, trying to make Disney+ sponsor the show. After their feeble attempts they dive into week 8 and the biggest moments/takeaways. They then go into their Big 3 Guarantee picks which will 100% win you money in week 9. Finally they get into the Vikings news. After a recap of an amazing victory over the Packers in week 8 they jump into a preview of their game against the Lions this week. Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske), Andy (@ItsAndyErickson), and Bless the Knees (@BlessTheKneesB3) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
01:08:38
November 06, 2020
Justin’s Flu Game/Episode, Frauds, and the Best Damn Vikings vs. Packers Preview Ever
This episode begins with Justin introducing the special guest, Packers die hard Mike McCloskey. Justin reveals some big news about his COVID positivity and compares this episode to the Michael Jordan Flu Game. Justin and Mike get into the big Week 7 breakdown talking about exciting things happening around the league and the Bears being frauds! They then get into the Vikings vs Packers preview with predictions, things to watch and general info about the teams that are vital to understand how this week is going to turn out. Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske), Andy (@ItsAndyErickson), and Bless the Knees (@BlessTheKneesB3) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
01:01:27
October 30, 2020
Vikings/Falcons breakdown, Justin Gets a Large Settlement, and Time to Panic???
In this episode of the Bless the Knees. Andy starts off the episode talking about the weird things he did as a child and Justin has come into a large sum of money recently. After discussing the implications of said money, the 2 jump into week 6 of the NFL and talk about things like The Cowboys being bad, The Jets being worse, and how wonderful the Packers game was to watch. The two then give their Big 3 Guarantee picks for week 7 (they won’t miss. We promise). Then, after some guided meditation, it was time to talk about what exactly went wrong in the Falcons game and if it is time to panic yet or not for Vikings fans. Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske), Andy (@ItsAndyErickson), and Bless the Knees (@BlessTheKneesB3) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
01:19:14
October 21, 2020
Vikings/Seahawks Recap, Falcon Game Preview, and Taco Johns...
In this episode of Bless the Knees, Justin and Andy start off strong with an important comparison of Taco Johns and Taco Bell. After Andy's hottest take of the day, they jump into some of the bigger NFL stories from the past week. They then go on about their Big 3 Guarantees for week 5 which have a 0% chance of missing. Finally they get into the important stuff, discussing the good and bad from the Seahawks game and breaking down what needs to happen to get a W versus Atlanta. Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske), Andy (@ItsAndyErickson), and Bless the Knees (@BlessTheKneesB3) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
01:04:60
October 15, 2020
Vikings/Texans Recap, Week 5 Big 3 Guarantee, and Seahawks Breakdown with Joey McCullough
In this episode of Bless the Knees, Justin and Andy jump right into week 4 of the NFL. They are slowly becoming a Browns podcast as Cleveland is 3-1 and have been super exciting to watch. After talking about and comparing Burrow and Herbert, the two tell the audience their Big 3 Guarantees for fantasy in week 5. After breaking down the Vikings first victory of the season, they are join by good friend and Seahawks fan Joe McCullough to talk about the upcoming primetime game. Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske), Andy (@ItsAndyErickson), and Bless the Knees (@BlessTheKneesB3) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
01:12:56
October 08, 2020
Vikings/Titans Recap, Big 3 Guarantees, and Randy?
Justin and Andy are back together again and bring you all the football news! Before diving into week 3, Andy talks about his week away and how he now no longer Andy, but Randy. They then go into the big moments and games from week 3 before jumping into the sadness that was the Vikings/Titans. After breaking down the good and the bad, the two hosts jump into week 4 against the Houston Texans talking about matchups and the potential effect of COVID on this week's game. Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske), Andy (@ItsAndyErickson), and Bless the Knees (@BlessTheKneesB3) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
01:03:04
October 01, 2020
Vikes vs. Colts Recap Sadness, Some Good Football and Have Mercy Football Gods
The first ever Bless the Knees Solo Pod is here with Justin talking about some of the great games from Week 2. Justin also pleads with the football gods to leave the players alone after a week of knee shattering madness. Justin then breaks down a depressing Vikings outing vs. the Colts and speaks to his panic yet meter.  Adam from the @Big3IDP podcast joins to talk sadness, season aspirations and the Titans game this week. Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske), Andy (@ItsAndyErickson), and Bless the Knees (@BlessTheKneesB3) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
57:10
September 25, 2020
Football is Back, Fantasy Players for Week 2, and a Little Guided Meditation
Football is finally back and in this episode of Bless the Knees, Justin and Andy talk about just that. Before diving into the Vikings game they discuss big moments and takeaways from week 1 while also discussing their fantasy leagues. They also discuss 3 players that they believe will have strong week 2 showings and potential daily fantasy plays. Justin then guides Andy through some guided meditation before breaking down what exactly went wrong in that week 1 matchup against the Packers. Finally, moving on to week 2, the two hosts dive into the upcoming matchup against another 0-1 team in the Indianapolis Colts. Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske), Andy (@ItsAndyErickson), and Bless the Knees (@BlessTheKneesB3) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
01:16:09
September 15, 2020
Ngakoue Trade, Andy Gets Bullied, and Packers/Vikings Prediction Interview
In this episode of Bless the Knees, Justin and Andy talk about their Labor Day weekend, which quickly turns into making fun of Andy. After a flashback to his sad high school days, Andy quickly turns the conversation to the NFL. The two talk about some highly anticipated games and Andy tells Justin some good and bad news. The conversation then turns to the Vikings, where they broke down the Ngakoue trade and picked apart the 53 man roster. Finally, Andy brings on some bitter rivals from his past as Bless the Knees has their first ever interview. Mike McCloskey and Keith Prochaska join to talk about their beloved Packers and the upcoming matchup. Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske), Andy (@ItsAndyErickson), and Bless the Knees (@BlessTheKneesB3) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
01:16:16
September 09, 2020
NFL Updates, Fall Guys, and Training Camp Hype Trains
In this episode of Bless The Knees, Justin and Andy have finally gone back to school and talk about how that is going. Also, after opting out of Civ last episode, Justin has moved on to Fall Guys. After talking about movies for a bit, the two move on to some NFL news including weird Earl Thomas news, false positive Covid tests, and an update on Hard Knocks. The discussion then turns to some Vikings related news such as a moment of silence for Everson Griffen, no fans for the first 2 home games, and a look at some training camp hype trains. Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske), Andy (@ItsAndyErickson), and Bless the Knees (@BlessTheKneesB3) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
01:03:23
August 27, 2020
Opt Outs, Training Camp Updates, and More Opt Outs
In this episode of Bless the Knees, Justin and Andy have decided that they are opting out of everyday tasks, Justin has become a grill guy, and they discuss the clip of Pat McAfee punting again. They then dive into some NFL news relating to the opt outs (Packers r bad) and Joey Bosa’s huge contract. The discussion then turns to Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman’s contract extensions, The blockbuster PJ Hall trade, and some Chonklete updates from training camp! Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske), Andy (@ItsAndyErickson), and Bless the Knees (@BlessTheKneesB3) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
50:12
August 07, 2020
Training Camp Battles, Harris Franchise Tag, and Ghandi?
In this episode of Bless the Knees, Justin and Andy discuss their weekend at a lake cabin, Justin shares a story about Ghandi, and also professes his deep-seated love for the mayor of Flavortown, Guy Fieri. After getting that out of the way, they dive into some general NFL news such as the NFLPA cutting all preseason games, and the Patrick Mahomes and Derrick Henry contracts. They then jump into how the Vikings are preparing for the seasons with COVID restrictions, Anthony Harris not getting a deal, and take a look into some training camp battles to keep an eye on. Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske), Andy (@ItsAndyErickson), and Bless the Knees (@BlessTheKneesB3) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
54:23
July 22, 2020
Desmond King, Offensive Position Grades, and Breaking News!
On this week's episode of Bless the Knees, Justin and Andy discuss their 4th of July and have now converted to a Hamilton podcast. After discussing how exactly to cut a cake with an axe, the two dive into some current NFL news such as the Redskins potential name change, shortened preseason, and Andy finds out some breaking news live on air. They also go in depth on the Desmond King trade rumors and play another game of underrated/overrated with the offensive position groups. Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske), Andy (@ItsAndyErickson), and Bless the Knees (@BlessTheKneesB3) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
01:06:25
July 06, 2020
Cook Contract, Defensive Position Grades, and Bless the Knees?
We’re blessing what now? In this premiere episode of Bless the Knees: A Vikings Podcast, lifetime Vikings fans Justin and Andy try to bring a little of that Vikings sadness straight to your ears. They dive into Dalvin Cook contract talks, Zimmer's status going into the season, take a look at the 2020 rookie class, and top it all off with a game of underrated/overrated with the defensive position groups. Be sure to follow Justin (@JustinBreske) and Andy (@ItsAndyErickson) on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice, leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and consider supporting the show on Anchor. Thanks for listening!
01:25:21
June 30, 2020