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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: February 14th, 2019

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Valentine’s Day Open Thread

San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Good Morning!

Today’s title could have been things that could have been things that break your heart, thus the picture of Brett Favre. I’m starting my seven off today, links and words up here will be limited based on how much time I have as today is a big day for me. If I see anything of interest regarding the Vikings I’ll try and link it up here or post in the comments. Time to 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 have some delicious bacon. Guys, don’t forget to get at least a card today.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Kirk Cousins attempts Twitter giveaway, proves that a lot of people are jerks via Chris.

From Ted, the Baltimore Ravens will trade QB Joe Flacco traded to Denver.

Report via Chris: Vikings “likely” to host Philadelphia on Thanksgiving, insert 38-7 joke here.

Vikings news from other sources:

At Vikings.com this week ‘On The Line,’ Mike Wobschall is joined by former NFL player Ross Tucker, to talk about the new-look Vikings offense.

Former Vikings DE Jared Allen makes his National Championship debut … in curling.

From their lunch break series: NFL.com gives the Vikings 2018 Rookie class a
B- grade.

Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com continues his series on the position groups of the Vikings, today, part 7: the linebackers and in case you missed it, here’s part 6: defensive line.

League news:

From NFL.com the Joe Flacco trade: Lamar Jackson a winner, John Elway a loser.

2019 NFL Scouting Combine: one player(Dalton Risner) for each team to watch.

La. Tech’s Jaylon Ferguson disinvited to scouting combine.

Panthers create game management position on staff.

We come to today’s media selection: J. Geils Band - Love Stinks

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 chocolate candy and as always, Welcome Aboard!