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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: April 19th, 2019

Weekend Eve Open Thread

Seattle Seahawks v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Good Morning!

The schedule is out for the 2019 season, have you looked it over and picked out the game or games you’re going to this year? I’m staring at potential games and quite frankly I have sticker shock over ticket prices right now. I think I’ll wait until single game tickets open and try my luck there again. The draft is a short distance away and I’m ready for it unless the Vikings pick a CB in the 1st round again. Meanwhile, let’s 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 a glass of Chai Tea.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Eric and Chris have your Minnesota Vikings 2019 Schedule: Dates, Opponents, Game Times, and More.

Daily Norseman LIVE on Minnesota Sports Weekly tonight featuring Chris.

Jonah breaks down the Vikings 2019 schedule.

Vikings news from other sources:

At, they’ll keep you up to the minute with their Vikings free agency tracker.

The Voice of the Vikings, Paul Allen, is joined by Mike Wobschall, Ben Leber and Ron Johnson to give their thoughts on the 2019 Vikings’ schedule.

Vikings week 9 road game vs. the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes garners the most buzz on twitter.

View highlights of the Vikings defensive workouts which began earlier this week at the TCO Performance Center.

Matthew Coller at says Vikings best draft fits: NC State OL Garrett Bradbury.

Also from Matthew: Vikings best draft fits: TE Noah Fant.

League news:

From Cardinals QB Josh Rosen “I respect the higher-ups and their decisions.”

NFLPA to Tom Coughlin: Current workouts voluntary.

Lions GM: Matthew Stafford’s absence won’t affect draft plans.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley aiming to show ‘they got the right guy.’

2018 NFL Draft do-over: Broncos pick Josh Allen; Fins take a QB.
(Vikings take Will Hernandez, duh)

ESPN lists the cap space for all 32 teams.

ESPN has an NFL-wide free agency tracker.

We come to today’s media selection: Black Sabbath - Paranoid

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 annoy your waiter, try the fried bologna sandwich and as always, Welcome Aboard!