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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: January 23, 2019

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Hump daaaaaaaayyyyyyyy!

Orlando Thomas #42...

Merry Wednesday, everyone!

It’s fixin’ to get ugly over here in North Dakota; bitter cold, lots of wind, some snow. I love blizzards........the kind with snow, not the ice cream kind.....well, I love the ice cream kind, too, but that’s not what I was referring to, I was referring to the snow kind. Peanut butter cup is my favorite ice cream blizzard, Snickers is right up there with it.....there really isn’t a bad one, not that I’m aware of.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris gives us many valid reasons why we should never let a Saints fan call us bitter again. They’re losin’ it down there. Well, they lost it a long time ago, but they’re having a collective tantrum, and it’s friggin’ hilarious.

Ted wonders if the NFL overtime rules need to change. I think if the NFL would un-do many of the rule changes they’ve done, it would solve some of the problems. There are many areas where they’ve simply overcomplicated the game (simply overcomplicated, get it?).

Vikings news from other sources and news from around the rest of the league:

Lindsey Young looks at how the Vikings could benefit from utilizing the fullback position. I agree, you get some really nice matchups with the fullback, and Ham is athletic enough to take advantage.

Cole Beasley says the Cowboys’ front office pushes who they want to get the ball, per SI.com. I’m.........not shocked.

At NFL.com, Jerry Jones and John Elway are not in favor of changing the replay rules. This stance is in direct contrast to that of Saints’ head whiner coach, Sean Payton.

We come to today’s media selection:

I haven’t played Widespread Panic in a long time, here’s one of my favorites of theirs. Enjoy!

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, and try the whine, it’s been shipped in fresh from the Gulf Coast.