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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: February 23rd and 24th, 2019

Weekend Open Thread

New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Good Morning!

It’s my weekend on which means I’ll be typing and posting this between getting home and and going to sleep, I’ll try and find relevant Vikings and league links but if you see something interesting feel free to drop it in the comments section. While I have a little time, we’ll catch up on our NFC North opponents this weekend and then carry on with our news and links 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 a Big Sound Scotch Ale.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris gives us the AAF Schedule Week 3: Salt Lake Stallions play early Saturday game again, check out the article to find out how to watch.

Your updated Minnesota Vikings 2019 NFL Draft selections also from Chris.

2019 NFL Draft: Mock Wars, Tedisode 3: Revenge of the Mock from Ted.

The Compensatory picks were announced, the Vikings got three and the Cardinals offically hosed the Vikings via Chris.

Climbing the Pocket and Saxyprince are bact with Episode 129: Trigger Warning.

Vikings news from other sources:

Matthew Coller at has his complete series available on the future of the Vikings, if you haven’t read it I recommend you do.

NFC North Roundup:

At Pride of Detroit 2018 Detroit Lions Pride of Detroit Awards: Most Valuable Player.
(poll available in that post, I voted “Snacks” Harrison.

Just Say No 2: 4 cornerbacks the Lions should avoid in free agency.

Roster review: Should the Teez Tabor experiment continue?

2018 Detroit Lions Pride of Detroit Awards: Offensive Player of the Year.

At Windy City Gridiron Bears to release Cody Parkey.

The “Why I Hate The Green Bay PackersBear’s Den Edition.

Bears have 5th toughest strength of schedule in 2019, but does that matter?

A comprehensive guide to the Bears’ 2019 off-season.

Over at Acme Packing Company for the Packers, Odell Beckham Jr. makes more sense than Antonio Brown.

NFL Draft 2019: Packers receive no compensatory picks, as expected.

Packers Mock Draft Roundup: Whether it’s an EDGE, Ed Oliver, or LB, pick #12 is all defense.

League news:

Consistent with the weekend news and links I’ll post league news in the comments.

We come to today’s media selection: Royal Blood - Figure It Out
(this had the parental advisory for content, you decide if you want to watch)

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!


How would you like the Vikings to bring competition to the QB room this off-season?

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    Re-sign Trevor Siemian to a cheaper deal and keep the depth chart the same
    (11 votes)
  • 40%
    Move Kyle Sloter up to second string and give him more practice and preseason reps.
    (103 votes)
  • 3%
    Get a cheaper FA QB to compete with Sloter.
    (9 votes)
  • 47%
    Move Sloter to QB2, draft a late round QB for development.
    (121 votes)
  • 3%
    Target and draft a QB in round one.
    (9 votes)
  • 1%
    Something else, put your answer in the comments.
    (4 votes)
257 votes total Vote Now