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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: January 30, 2019

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It’s the mid-point of the final week of the 2018-19 NFL season. Try not to cry.

NFC Champs X

Merry hump day, everyone!

Everyone enjoying the weather? It’s a balmy 30 degrees below zero this morning in sunny Bismarck (real temperature, not wind chill), and it’s really going to heat up later on. We’re supposed to top out at a high of 13 below zero today. I hope I remember to take sunscreen along to work, I like to go for walks & I gotta’ protect the dome. I have a pretty head, so I don’t have to cover it up with hair like SOME people do. Poor things.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Mackensie Alexander really turned it on last year, from Chris.

Also from Chris, Kirk Cousins gave a wounded veteran a free trip to the Super Bowl. Awesome stuff right there.

Vikings news from other sources and news from around the NFL:

The Sporting News is reporting that Ezekiel Elliot and DeMarcus Lawrence could possibly hold out of training camp.

This kinda cracked me up, and there is literally no news out there. From the US Weekly, the NFL is being criticized for cancelling a Maroon 5 press conference ahead of the Super Bowl............Ummmm......I still don’t know what a Maroon 5 is, but I hear they are singers. If they are, indeed, singers, I have a question. What on earth do these pressers need to ask them?

Press: “Hey, hey, Mr. Five, are you guys gonna sing some songs up there at halftime?”

-Dead silence as the press corps listens intently, eager to hear the answer

Maroon: “Yep”

-Pressers write furiously, lots of loud harumphs, and even a couple screams. They all go home and write a 3 pager on the RIVETING press conference.

Goofballs, let Maroon & the other Fives stay home & relax until their.......show, you don’t need to ask them anything.

We come to today’s media selection:

We’ve had a couple days of a couple Vikings who were among the best of all-time at their positions, so here’s one highlighting one of the best defensive dynasties of all time, the purple people eaters. Enjoy!

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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 tiger meat.