Shawn Zobel's Football Headquarters

Shawn Zobel, the former founder of, brings you weekly Minnesota Vikings discussions and interviews with interesting guests from around the world of football -- storytelling, opinions, insider information and more. Shawn cut his teeth in scouting and radio reporting for eight years all over the country, and after a brief hiatus that included time spent working behind the scenes in the NFL (league office, Miami Dolphins, St. Louis Rams and NFL Network) and rugby, Shawn is back with this new NFL Insider podcast. Shawn is the founder of Zobel Sports Consulting, a full-service sports management and consulting company with years of experience working in scouting, coaching, and recruiting. He has also worked with the University of Minnesota football team and currently coaches football at Eden Prairie.


Episode 15: Jalen Suggs

Minnehaha Academy star Jalen Suggs joins Football HQ today to talk about his recent football scholarship offer from Iowa, how his family has influenced his sports career, and his future as a two sport athlete. Plus Darren "Doogie" Woflson recaps the Minnesota Vikings loss at Carolina, the NFC playoff race, and how the big Gophers football recruiting weekend went.

Past Episodes

Today on Football HQ, Shawn welcomed in former Minnesota Golden Gopher punting legend Peter Mortell to talk about his Holder of the Year Award, his philanthropic work, and the outlook for the program. Plus Darren "Doogie" Woflson (@DWolfsonKSTP) hops in to talk about the upcoming Vikings road test in Charlotte against the Carolina Panthers and the latest in Gopher football recruiting.
To preview the upcoming showdown in Atlanta between the Vikings and the Falcons, Shawn welcomed in Mike Conti (@MikeConti929) of the Falcons Radio Network to discuss how the reigning NFC Champs are starting to turn it on in 2018 and what to expect on Sunday. Plus Darren "Doogie" Woflson (@DWolfsonKSTP) swings in to discuss the latest with the Minnesota Golden Gopher football program and P.J. Fleck's plan for the future.
Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) sits down with Shawn to recap the Minnesota Vikings big win over the Los Angeles Rams, weigh in on the Teddy vs Keenum debate, and project how the rest of the season will shake out. Plus the two take a deep look at the upcoming Minnesota State High School League's Prep Bowl.
To prepare for the Los Angeles Rams squaring off against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, FBHQ brought in Nick Hamilton (@NickHamiltonLA) of NBCLA to talk about the culture change under first-year head coach Sean McVay, the development of quarterback Jared Goff, and how Los Angeles has re-embraced the Rams. Plus a unique chat with Brian Grant, Senior Associate Director of Facilities and Project Management at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, about how the Rams have made one of the iconic stadiums in America their temporary home. Plus Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) pops in to talk Gophers, Vikings, and Jerry Jones-Roger Goodell drama.
Shawn welcomed in Scott Jackson (@JacksonSports) host of Inside The Locker Room on ESPN980 to talk about the upcoming game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington Redskins. Plus Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) of The Scoop Podcast checks in to talk Vikes, high school football playoffs, and the lastest with the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
Shawn sat down with Darren "Doogie" Wolfson of KSTP/The Scoop Podcast to chat about the Vikings' big decision at quarterback and why Gophers fans shouldn't overreact to the team seemingly underachieving in 2017.
Today on FBHQ, Shawn brought in former Minnesota scribe Don Banks (@DonBanks) of and The Athletic to talk about his career, the outlook for the Minnesota Vikings, and the latest NFL headlines. Plus Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) stops in to talk Vikes and Shawn has some thoughts on the Minnesota State High School League football playoff seedings. Bonus cameo from Drewgie with some NFL picks!
Shawn welcomed in NFL Network's Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) to talk Teddy Bridgewater's return to practice, Sam Bradford's long-term health, and how the Minnesota Vikings offense has evolved through injuries. Also Adrian Peterson's resurgence in Arizona, how the Aaron Rodgers' injury affects the trajectory of the 2017 Green Bay Packers, and the latest in the Ezekiel Elliott suspension drama. Plus Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) swings in to talk high school playoffs, Minnesota Golden Gophers, and Vikings injuries.
For Vikings-Packers Week, Shawn welcomes in long-time Green Bay Packers writing legend Bob McGinn (@BobMcGinn) to share some insight on the opposition. Later on ESPN Nation Vikings writer Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) stops by to talk Sam Bradford, Stefon Diggs, Michael Floyd, and the utilization of Jerick McKinnon replacing Dalvin Cook. Plus Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) phones in with his latest Scoops.

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