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Minnesota Vikings News and Links, January 4th, 2019

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Friday Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings v San Francisco 49ers Photo by George Rose/Getty Images

Good Morning!

It’s day five of the off-season and the rumor mill is just getting started. Lots of decisions are going to be made in the coming months which will directly impact the direction of the franchise. Meanwhile, we’ll continue with our news and links open thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Fire up the mock drafts and drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and a room temperature beer.

Around the DN since our last thread:

Via Ted: the Vikings are looking to retain Special Teams Coach Mike Priefer. I’m sure no one will have an opinion on this potential move.

Vikings disappointing 2018 Season: Where and When? Dan has it narrowed down.

Lucas takes a look at a Minnesota Vikings potential draft pick: Cody Ford, no he doesn’t play CB but he can play gourd.

Vikings news from other sources:

Daniel House at Vikings Corner ponders what went wrong for the 2018 Vikings?

From Vikings.com Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday.

Best of locker room sound from player move out day.

League News:

NFL.com has a coaching tracker for all the latest changes.

Hall of Fame revealing finalists for Class of 2019.

Vikings HC Mike Zimmer: No issue with lack of contract extension.

We come to today’s media selection: Kid Rock All Summer Long

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 fried okra, and enjoy your mediocre beer and be angry, you’ll fit right in.