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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: April 3, 2019

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Alright! There is.............no real Vikings news to speak of, sorry. But hey, we have advice for the grill or smoker, and opinions galore on any other subject. Join in!

1987 NFC Divisional Playoffs: Minnesota Vikings v San Francisco 49ers Photo by George Rose/Getty Images

Merry Wednesday, everyone!

Wow, that upstart football league became an upquit football league pretty quickly. That guy who bought the league seems like a bonehead. Why not at least finish the first season when it was going to be over in less than a month? Weirdo.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

As mentioned above, the Alliance of American Football has suspended their operations, per Chris. Now, II don’t think they mean that they’re operating the league while being held up in the air. When they say suspended, I think they mean they stopped operations altogether. I could be wrong, though. Maybe someone in the comments will know.

The NFC North FanPulse has the Bears as overwhelming favorites for 2019, with the Vikings in second.

Chris is steadfastly maintaining the Vikings Free Agency Tracker.

Vikings news from other sources, NFL news, and anything else that looks interesting.

At ESPN, Todd McShay ranked all 117 prospects who he gave a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd round grade.

Richie Incognito has agreed to a plea deal in the case stemming from his most recent meltdown, per The Sporting News.

AAF co-founder, Bill Polian, has an opinion or two on Tom Dundon and his decision to shut down the league. I don’t think they’re going to become Facebook friends.

From NFL.com, Russell Wilson wants a new deal by April 15. He probably needs some cash for taxes, they have to be in by midnight on the 15th. Also, the Browns are listening to offers for RB Duke Johnson.

We come to today’s media selection:

So, the 2009 season was a blast (other than the ending, of course), and this game was one of the most enjoyable games of that magical season. This is the 2009 Divisional Playoff game against the Cowboys.

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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 chitlins.