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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: January 17th, 2020

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Weekend Eve Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings vs green Bay Packers Sept. 26, 1999 — Green Bay Packers Quarterback Brett Favre, 4, is sacked by Minnesota Viking Corey Miller, 55 and Duane Clemmons, 92, during the first quarter at Lambeau Field Sunday.

Good Morning!

I’ll be traveling most of today to an event with mrs_rob, feel free to drop sick mock drafts and dazzling football plans to be forwarded immediately to the Vikings for consideration. 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 take a step back and enjoy the season for what it was.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Vikings sign a second CFL All-Star to futures contract notes €hris.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com The Voice of the Vikings, Paul Allen, is joined by ESPN Vikings Reporter Courtney Cronin to break down the season that was for the Vikings offense. How will the Vikings handle Kirk Cousins’ contract with him coming off the best season of his career? Same for Dalvin Cook, who is heading into the final season of his rookie deal? Can the offensive line take another step forward?

Pick 6 Mailbag Featuring Paul Allen: Coordinator Candidates, Salary Cap Concerns, and More.

Top 10 Vikings Moments from 2019 Season.

Lunchbreak: Goessling Analyzes Vikings Roster for 2020.

Mathew Coller at SkorNorth.com ponders: The future of the Vikings, part 1: Quarterbacks.

We come to today’s media selection: Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence (2006 Remaster)

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:
-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-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 waiter, and Welcome Aboard!