EDIT at just before midnight Central time: If you were having issues with the audio earlier, try it again now. The files have been converted to MP3 format, with direct links to the files as well as players for you to play them directly from the site. Enjoy! - Chris
So Ted and I just got done with the media frenzy after the Vikings selected Matt Kalil with the #4 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Now I bet you're wondering: what did GM Rick Spielman have to say? Did he laugh heartily and shout to the heavens, "ALL YOUR PICKS ARE MINE!!"? Did he say that the Vikings might try to trade back into the first round?
And what about Coach Frazier? What does he think about his new franchise left tackle? What other positions would he like to fill later in the draft?
Finally, what about Matt Kalil himself? Is he excited to be a member of the Vikings? Did he think Minnesota was going to draft him all along?
Well, Daily Norseman readers, wonder no longer, because we have the direct, unedited audio of answers to all these questions! (Except maybe Spielman shouting to the heavens. I added that for effect.) Click on the links below to listen to the press conferences of Rick Spielman and Leslie Frazier, as well as the media conference call for the newest member of the Minnesota Vikings.
Ted also has video of the Spielman press conference that will be loaded later tonight--the wireless connection here isn't exactly speedy with the throng of media in the room. Stay tuned for more!