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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: February 12, 2019

Wade Wilson #11

Merry Tuesday, everyone!

I don’t know what the weather is like where you all are. I know some of you lucky souls get to live in the beautiful south, where 40 degrees is considered cold. Sigh...I miss the south. Lots of you are in Minnesota, and you’re likely enjoying weather similar to what we’re having. Here in balmy Bismarck, it’s currently creeping OH SO CLOSE to zero. I mean, it’s literally 1 degree below zero as I write this. (Air temp of course, the wind chill is likely 10 or 20 degrees cooler). We just had something like 160 consecutive hours of below zero weather. I don’t want to get yelled at for making you do math, so I’ll do it for you. We didn’t get above zero one time for an entire week (8 hours shy of an entire week, but that’s close enough). I think Minot had over 190 consecutive hours. That’s lovely. I do enjoy the fact that the mosquitos aren’t biting.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Ted asked an interesting question, ‘Should the Vikings trade Xavier Rhodes?’.

Terrell Davis tells Adrian Peterson that it’s time to come home, also from Ted. A Peterson/Cook backfield? In a heartbeat. I’m sure the conversation will stay civil, but I’ll wear this bullet-proof vest, just in case. Y’all wish me luck.

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

CBS Sports analyzes the top 3 QBs to watch at the NFL combine.

At, QB Kyler Murray officially announced his decision to choose football over baseball. The news caught the Oakland A’s off guard, according to CBS Sports. The A’s drafted Murray in the first round of the MLB draft, and signed him to a contract, they say they were unaware of the decision prior to seeing Murray’s tweet. A little heads up would have been nice. I guess he figured they’d see the tweet at some point, why waste a quarter on a phone call?

We come to today’s media selection:

Here’s a group that southparkskolman (I think that’s who it was?) turned me on to a while back, Trampled by Turtles. I like these guys, 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 head cheese.