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Minnesota Vikings News and Links, February 2nd and 3rd, 2019

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Weekend Open Thread

Wade Wilson

Good Morning!

It’s Super Bowl weekend, if you have a favorite food to make feel free to drop it into the comments, we’re having venison burgers on the grill, I haven’t committed to making anything else which means I’ll spend part of my Sunday running around the grocery store trying to find ingredients for something. Since I have time, we’ll catch up on our NFC North opponents this week and then 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 have some delicious bacon.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Saxyprince is back with Climbing The Pocket: Episode 128 [IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME]

Minnesota Vikings among favorites to sign Bo Levi Mitchell per Chris.

Daily Norseman on Minnesota Sports Weekly, give Chris a listen.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com John Randle and his wife talk about the struggle with their son’s health conditions and the strength John had through out the process.

Former Vikings Steve Hutchinson joined Wobby from Atlanta in advance of hopefully being elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend. Hutchinson discusses that process, his favorite memories as a Viking and more.

Dave Dameshek sits down with Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs to talk about his 2018 season and playing next to Adam Thielen.

Vikings WR Adam Thielen reflects on his record-setting 2018 season.

Daniel House at Vikings Corner puzzles how Gary Kubiak might help the Vikings’ offense.

NFC North Roundup:

At Windy City Gridiron Julius Peppers retires from the NFL.

Draft Wire goes a full 7 rounds and they check in on their Bears picks.

Chicago Bears 2019 Roster Turnover: Will a number one wide receiver emerge?

At Pride of Detroit 2018 Detroit Lions Awards: Special Teams Player of the Year.

Super Bowl 53 Prop Bets: 6 things to watch other than the game and Part 2: another 6 things to gamble on.

Detroit Lions film breakdown: Does Romeo Okwara have a place in the team’s future?

Over at Acme Packing Company Packers 2018 Roster Grades: Offensive Line was average as Packers struggled, (still held though)

Current and former Packers weigh in on Mike McCarthy’s firing.

Packers 2019 Free Agent TEs: Another off season of expected upheaval.

League news:

Consistent with the weekend news and links I’ll post league news in the comments, however we’ll continue with the Schadenfreude section up here.

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.

At the Sporting News, a Judge rejects Saints fans’ lawsuit to replay end of Rams game after botched call.

We come to today’s media selection:
John Randle: Sorry Packer Fans ... I Don’t Really Like You, and I Never Will

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!

Poll

Considering the 2019 draft class depth and the immediate and long terms needs of the Vikings, which position do you think is better addressed through the draft?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    defensive tackle
    (22 votes)
  • 48%
    guard
    (101 votes)
  • 0%
    wide receiver
    (1 vote)
  • 33%
    offensive tackle
    (71 votes)
  • 2%
    linebacker
    (6 votes)
  • 3%
    something else, put your answer in the comments
    (8 votes)
209 votes total Vote Now