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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: February 6th, 2020

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Thorsday Open Thread

Divisional Round - Minnesota Vikings v San Francisco 49ers Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

Good Morning!

I’m back on service for the next seven days, my honey-do list was emptied over the last week but I’m sure it will fill up again while I’m working. Valentine’s Day is coming up, for those of you planning to participate you need to make those reservations soon. A lot of player decisions regarding the Vikings are going to have to be made this offseason, including the player in our lead photo, Dalvin Cook. 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 you can almost smell the weekend from here if you look long enough.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Numerous Vikings featured in this year’s NFL “Bad Lip Reading” via Chris.

Unbelievable! - 2019 Defensive Review: BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald review the performance of the 2019 Vikings defense.

A Blast From The Past: What does ‘SKOL’ mean? Viking fans say ‘Skol Vikings!’ Ever wonder what ‘skol’ means? Now you will, if you read this story by Ted. (This may have been the first article I read on the Daily Norseman)

Vikings news from other sources:

From the Voice of the Vikings, Paul Allen, was joined by Ben Leber, Courtney Cronin and Ron Johnson to hand out their team awards for the Vikings for the 2019 season.

Vikings TE Irv Smith Jr. recently FaceTimed into the TCO Studios to talk with Paul Allen about how his offseason is going so far, the impact he made during his first NFL season, Offseason plans and expectations for the future.

Matthew Coller at continues his look at the Vikings: The future of the Vikings, part 6: Secondary and part 7: Linebackers and Specialists.

League news:

Chiefs players and coaches returned to Kansas City to celebrate their first Super Bowl in five decades with their fans. Watch the best moments here.

We come to today’s media selection: Earth, Wind & Fire - September (Official Music Video)

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 tip your waiter, and Welcome Aboard!