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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: December 24th, 2020

Christmas Eve Open Thread

Atlanta Falcons v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Good Morning, It’s Thorsday Christmas Eve!

I’m back on service for the next seven days; I had last Christmas off but did offer to change days with my counterpart as she has young children, they had Christmas a day early (like we used to do when I was active duty) and their family didn’t miss a beat. We’re going to have Christmas at my house next Friday since that coincides with everyone’s schedule. I did receive the first of two Moderna Covid-19 vaccines yesterday, so far as of this writing I haven’t had any side effects @but I’m hoping the nanobots kick in and I get taller and have a full head of hair by Saturday morning@ Meanwhile we’ll carry on with our news and links full of crockpot recipes, nap strategies and beer recommendations; drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and it’s Christmas Eve, in the wise words of the American bard, Gone Fishin, keep your extended family close but have an exit strategy or project planned so you can get away.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Fries Football - F***, Kirk, Throw the Flag! The outburst caught of the mic from Justin Jefferson to Kirk Cousins was about the route. As you will see in the breakdown of the play, he was open, posted by Luke Krigare.

Skoldiers - 085 - Christmas Staycation. Chicago recap, New Orleans preview, Draft outlook.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Wednesday on Preparing For Drew Brees and Saints Offense, Development of Young Players and More.

How to Watch & Listen to Vikings-Saints in Week 16.

Vikings-Saints Week 16 Injury Report: Slight Progress on D-Line.

Lunchbreak: ESPN’s Fowler & Graziano Anticipate Christmas Day Vikings Upset.

League News:

RB Index, Week 16: Is Derrick Henry already a Hall of Famer?

Former Bengals coach Marvin Lewis expected to interview for Texans HC job.

NFL execs vote on awards: Who’s MVP? Coach of the Year?

Offensive Player Rankings, Week 16: Offensive All-Rookie Team.

We come to today’s media selection: Dolly Parton - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

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, wear a mask and Welcome Aboard!

Topic of the Day: What’s your favorite Christmas movie or movies?