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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: December 18th, 2020

weekend eve open thread

NFL: SEP 17 Vikings Adrian Peterson Press Conference Photo by Bryan Singer/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Good Morning!

Please note Admiral BigGun’s Fanpost raising money for Special Olympics is highlighted up here, I’ll keep it on the front page until ABG reaches his goal. I mentioned yesterday that I was likely in the first wave of providers in the state I live in (Floriduh) to be eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine and that I was probably not going to take it; please note that is consistent with my usual Daily Norseman sarcasm and I will literally shove the CEO, CFO and CMO out of the way to get the vaccine. I did research the science behind both available vaccines and am confident in both preventing Covid 19 and causing a side effect of hair growth...j/k on the hair growth thing. I probably won’t get a chance to go hunting this year so that 6 point is going to have to do for the year. 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 weekend eve, time the plan the beer menu for the weekend.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

SKOL Search: Defensive Needs W/Devin Jackson; Tyler Forness is back with Devin Jackson talking defensive needs.

Unbelievable! - Win or Go Home. BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald discuss the Vikings’ critical matchup with the Bears.

Polar Plunge 2020-by Admiral BigGun.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Former Vikings player and coach Pete Bercich breaks down the Bears on both sides of the ball, including look at how QB Mitch Trubisky taking over on offense has lit a fire for them on that side of the ball, and also DT Akiem Hicks could be a major problem for a Vikings offense looking to establish the ground game.

NFL Network’s Willie McGinest predicts the remaining schedules for the Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears.

League News:

Tom Brady, Philip Rivers among top 10 free-agent signings of 2020.

Marshon Lattimore on covering Tyreek Hill: ‘I think I can match up with him
(Stefon Diggs on line one, wants a word)

Giants OC Jason Garrett tests positive for COVID-19; TEs coach Freddie Kitchens to call plays vs. Browns.

We come to today’s media selection: Guns N’ Roses - welcome to the jungle

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, tip your waiter from a safe distance, try the tiger meat, and Welcome Aboard!