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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: January 16th, 2020

Thorsday Open Thread

11/16/03- Oakland, CA - Minnesota Vikings loose to the Oakland Raiders at the Network Associates Coliseum 28-18, their fourth consecutive loss after beginning the season 6-0. THIS PHOTO- Randy Moss on the sideline during the second half with the Viking

Good Morning!

It’s the start of my time off service, i.e. I don’t have to work for the next seven days; think I’ll get the smoker out sometime this weekend and maybe catch the games Sunday. I have a long honeydo list to start taking care of and since hunting season is over for me until October I’ll get the gear and clothes cleaned up and put away. Meanwhile, let’s carry on with our news and links open thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and since it’s the offseason time to get busy on all those projects you ignored during the season.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris notes it’s being reported Mike Hughes’ neck injury is a broken vertebrae.

A TED Talk, Season’s End. We step into the off-season and uncertainty with Ted.

Norse Code Podcast Episode 315: An Offensive Failure. Arif and James are back and quite disappointed at how the season ended in San Francisco.

Vikings news from other sources:

From How Will The Vikings Approach The Upcoming Coordinator Hires? The Voice of the Vikings, Paul Allen, is joined by ESPN Vikings Reporter Courtney Cronin to break down the upcoming hires of both an Offensive and Defensive Coordinator and how the Vikings may look to approach said hires, examine what went wrong in the season-ending loss to the 49ers, and more.

The Voyage | Episode 15. Hear from Head Coach Mike Zimmer and Vikings players as the team reacts to the Divisional Round playoff loss to the 49ers and looks to regroup heading into an offseason of uncertainty.

Lunchbreak: How Teams That Lost in Divisional Round Can Contend in 2020.

Matthew Coller at ponders 5 takeaways from Mike Zimmer’s end-of-year press conference.

We come to today’s media selection: Toby Keith - As Good As I Once Was

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With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don’t forget to tip your waiter, and Welcome Aboard!