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Minnesota Vikings News and Links, February 1st, 2019

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Weekend Eve Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers

Good Morning!

The SuperbOwl™ is this weekend, I have other stuff to do as I have to take care of some family business but I hope to watch at least part of the game. Here’s to a good game with no injuries! Meanwhile we’ll carry on 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 stay warm, it’s cold out.

Around the DN since our last thread:

A mathematical look at the 2018 Minnesota Vikings from Chris.

Vikings news from other sources:

In the debut of ‘On The Line,’ Vikings.com’s Mike Wobschall is joined by ESPN’s Adam Schefter to discuss the addition of Gary Kubiak to the Vikings staff and more.

From their lunch break series: DE Danielle Hunter is included in ESPN’s list of ‘New Batch of Stars’

Vikings involved in ‘Hate is Wrong’ Inclusion Panel.

From the NFC North Blog Courtney Cousins notes Vikings’ Kyle Rudolph is there for families during the fight of their lives.

League News:

From NFL.com Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods lead rolling Rams WR corps.

Cowboys unlikely to extend Jason Garrett’s contract.

Jeffery Simmons, Preston Williams not invited to combine.

SB Nation contributer Geoff Schwartz has his best bets for Super Bowl 53.

From USA Today Tony Romo is statistically better at predicting NFL plays than completing NFL passes.

Finally, in the schadenfreude section, Saint’s HC Sean Payton binged Netflix, ice cream after loss to the Rams.

From USA Today angry New Orleans Saints fans become anti-Super Bowl partiers.

We come to today’s media selection:
Drogon meets Jon Snow - Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 5

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 & tie one on. Don’t forget to tip your waitress, try the Tears of Our Rivals™ and as always, Welcome Aboard!