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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: November 7th, 2020

Saturday Open Thread

Jake Reed #86...

Good Morning, It’s Saturday!

Always fun to go away, more fun to come home. As mentioned briefly yesterday I did get a small 6 point in the morning, after taking care of him and getting him ready for transport I went back out for about three hours....it was 80 so I left. I’ll go back again in two weeks during my next off period would should coincide with the rut. No one likes wearing masks, (unless yore a Batman villain) but the fun thing I’ve discovered when I’m in public wearing a Vikings mask I tend have people come up and talk to me about the Vikings as they are fans also. I picked up a pizza for dinner last night and met two couples at the pizza place I frequent who are Vikings fans and were looking forward to the Tampa game this year like I was....until Covid. I blame Ponder. Meanwhile we’ll carry on with our news and links open thread full of crockpot recipes, nap strategies and beer recommendations; drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and it’s Saturday, time to start the smoker and get the weekend started!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

2020 NFL Week 9: Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings,

Daily Norseman Reacts: Well, would you look at that? The confidence is back. Kind of.

DraftMaster MarkSP18 is back with: Week 10 - Which College Players Are Future Vikings 2020.

Norse Code Podcast Episode 349: I Didn’t Vote for the Dead Man (w/ @DetroitOnLion). Norse Code returns to preview the Lions game with Pride of Detroit’s Jeremy Reisman. We also discuss the Vikings after big wins, making frozen pizza better, and the pros/cons of building a team around a running back. And we go over the finer points and rules of North Dakota electoral laws when it comes to a deceased candidate.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com: The Legendary Kevin Harlan Joins To Share Sid Memories, Potential of Last Sunday’s Win Being a “Launching Pad” For The Vikings and More. One of the most iconic voices in all of sports, Kevin Harlan, who will call Sunday’s Vikings-Lions matchup on CBS, joined vikings.com’s Gabe Henderson to preview the game, and also to share his thoughts on another icon, the late Sid Hartman, and also how the pandemic has changes the way he preps for a game.

Final Thoughts: Vikings Seek 1st Home Win of 2020 Against Road Tested Lions.

Vikings-Lions Week 9 Injury Report: 3 Corners Out.

Opposing Viewpoint: 5 Questions (and Answers) About Lions.

League News:

Falcons, Dolphins, Lions enter intensive COVID-19 protocol following positive tests.

Bill Belichick culpable for Patriots’ decline; what did scouts miss with DK Metcalf?

NFL bold predictions, Week 9: Antonio Brown, Stefon Diggs steal spotlight.

We come to today’s media selection: Blind Melon - No Rain

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 wash your hands, and Welcome Aboard!