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Weekend Open Thread, April 7th and 8th 2018

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Wooooooo!!! It’s the weekend!

Green Bay Packers v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Good Morning! I hope your weekend is going great, our foul weather has passed us by (for now) and I’ll be outside working the lawn and cooking stuff on the grill. As I see new stuff from the Vikings or around the league I’ll post it in the comments. How is your weekend going?

Around the DN since our last thread:
Courtesy of Chris, Ted and Eric you have your very own Vikings free agency tracker on the front page, every time I think about not including this in the mythical words up here the Vikings sign someone else.

Vikings’ Dennis Ryan named NFL Equipment Manager of the Year per Chris.

In sad news, the Vikings original left tackle Grady Alderman passed away, he was 78, our condolences to his family.

Chris posted Day 12 of the DN mock draft, Buffalo you’re on the clock.

Vikings news from other sources:
From the Vikings homepage Wobby sits down with current analyst Jim Mora and discusses the Barr-Kendricks duo, and is the Vikings defense still the best in the league?

The Good Morning football crew lists the top five teams in the NFC, check it out.

There’s more there, I’ll post it in comments during the weekend.

News from across the league and other news of interest:

From SB Nation they have a list of the best remaining free agents, it was updated Thursday.

From former NFL offensive lineman and sometimes contributor to SB Nation Geoff Schwartz has two articles, what does it mean when an offensive lineman has violent hands and Lamar Jackson should hire an agent prior to the draft.

ESPN has an article about the aftermath of Tony Romo getting cut prior to the season last year, and what he’s been doing in the meantime.

For those of you following the Masters tournament here’s a link to follow the coverage live online from CBS.

Anyone like bacon and tailgating, if so give ABG’s virtual tailgate a visit for fun, food and, well more food.

I’m sure there will be more league news during the weekend, when I see it I’ll post in the comments.

Music selection: Best of Led Zeppelin

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:

-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-This isn’t a male version of The View, so leave the gender hatred at the door
-Keep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)
-Speaking of which, if discussing a newer show or movie, please use spoiler tags
-No pictures that could get someone fired or in serious trouble with their employer
-If you can’t disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go away
-While navigating the open thread, just assume it’s sarcasm
With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up and tie one on. Don’t forget to tip your waitress, try the venison chili and as always, Welcome Aboard and Skol Vikings!