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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: December 31st, 2020

New Year’s Eve Open Thread

GENERAL INFORMATION: 10/29/00 - Tampa, FL - Vikings vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers IN THIS PHOTO: Wide receiver Randy Moss has a dispute with officials in the fourth quarter of the game against Tampa Bay. Moss was ejected from the game for touching an offi

Good Morning, It’s Thorsday and New Years Eve!

In the wise words of some NCO when I was in my early 20’s, “if you’re going to drink, don’t drive and if you’re going to drive don’t drink.” Take an Uber, Lyft or considering the pandemic stay home. My New Year’s plans include watching Netflix and going to bed early. For those of your scoring at home I did receive the first of two Moderna Covid-19 vaccines last Wednesday, the only side effects I had was some temporary arm soreness and a headache; when the vaccine is available I highly recommend, but it’s your decision. 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 New Years Eve, have a safe but great time and we’ll see you in 2021 for more Vikings coverage and the usual nonsense here on the open threads.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Evaluating Mike Zimmer by Wludford.

Chris notes the Vikings place Riley Reiff on reserve/COVID-19 list, thanks again 2020.

Our condolences to Dalvin Cook and his family as he will miss Sunday’s game following his father’s death.

CTPN’s In The Huddle: Vikings, Saints, Lions and a Fiery Recap. Climbing The Pocket Network personalities get together to talk your Minnesota Vikings, the numbers, opinions, the Vikings, Saints, and Lions, the future, a Super Bowl recipe and Vlogmas where you get a show everyday of December, especially as the Vikings play football.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Watch the video version of ‘Xs and Os with Mike Zimmer,’ which airs on KFAN and the Vikings Radio Network each Wednesday night, as Coach Zimmer and Paul Allen discuss a variety of topics as the season comes to a close this Sunday against the Lions.

Will Roles Expand for Young Vikings on Offense in Finale?

Lunchbreak: Week 17 Offers Unique Combo of ‘Finality, Uncertainty, Optimism’

League News:

Bills to host fans for wild-card game; COVID testing required.

Packers claim DT Damon Harrison via waivers.

Weighing fifth-year options for 2018 NFL Draft’s first-rounders.

We come to today’s media selection: Metallica - Nothing Else Matters

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!