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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: February 14th, 2020

Valentine’s Day Open Thread

Calgary Flames v Los Angeles Kings Photo by Juan Ocampo/NHLI via Getty Images

Good Morning!

I’m going skip looking at Vikings players either on the bubble due to salary cap or pending free agency for a day, the idea I “borrowed” from Gone Fishin will return tomorrow because it’s Valentine’s Day. Why? Because I decided so, plus I have to dip into the 80’s music vault today, we’ll go back t the 70’s tomorrow. 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 if hurry you have time to grab a card and flowers at a gas station on your way home, and maybe grab some sushi while you’re there.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

VikingsFanInChennai Fanposted: Not the usual Mock Draft you’d see.

Vikings news from other sources:

From The Voice of the Vikings, Paul Allen, is back for another edition of the Pick 6, and this week he looks at how Dom Capers can make an impact with the Vikings defense, Gary Kubiak taking over as Offensive Coordinator, what rookie from last season could take a big step forward in 2020, the odds of the Vikings pulling off a big trade like the other Minnesota teams have done recently, and more.

NFL Network’s Willie McGinest and linebacker Thomas Davis identify three players who teams cannot afford to let hit free agency, including Vikings S Anthony Harris.

League news:

Vikings HoF WR Randy Moss turned 43 yesterday to celebrate, watch the ultimate highlight reel of the top moments from his 15-year NFL career.

Maurice Jones-Drew NFL mock draft 1.0: Chargers replace Phillip Rivers.

We come to today’s media selection: J. Geils Band - Love Stinks

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 annoy your waiter, and Welcome Aboard!