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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: March 16, 2020

Did you survive the Ides of March?

Minneapolis, MN 10/3/99 Vikings vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Randy Moss is congratulated by receiver Jake reed, right, as he is lifted in the air by tight end Carlester Crumpler after Moss scored his first touchdown of the fgame, early in the first quarter

Happy Monday, everyone!

Yours truly is working from home today. I have a bit of a cold starting, so I figure it’s best to stay home & avoid causing a panic at work. I’ve always done this, by the way, it’s not a new phenomenon for me due to the recent news. Besides, there’s no reason to risk going out and getting others sick, it’s better to be home where you can infect the people you love.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

MarkSP18 posted v8.0 of his off-season plan.

Chris shared a report that says Kirk Cousins has turned down multiple extension offers from the Vikings. I suppose that’s expected at the beginning of a contract negotiation, but that makes you wonder how much he is demanding. I honestly would move on from him rather than pay him much more than what he’s making now, but that’s just me.

The NFL Draft has been postponed until ‘at least late May’, and will not be held in Vegas, per Chris.

The NFL and the NFLPA have agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement, per Chris. That one surprised me, I was expecting it to take longer, and I wouldn’t have been shocked if there would have been another lockout.

Sid Hartman turned 100 over the weekend, Chris has the details.

Chris posted the latest Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database.

Schefter reported that the NFL is to start the 2020 league year as scheduled.

Other Vikings/NFL news, and random oddities and annoyances:

From SFGate, the Titans have signed Ryan Tannehill to a four-year extension, the total value of the extension is rumored to be $118 million.

From the Sporting News, players have mixed reactions after the new CBA narrowly passed.

The Sporting News notes the changes to the marijuana policy in the new CBA, and what to expect with the 17th regular-season game.

We come to today’s media selection:

Sick of this song yet? You will be. Enjoy (for now)!

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
-While navigating the open thread, just assume it’s sarcasm.
-If you can’t disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go away

With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don’t forget to tip your waitress, and try the rocky mountain oysters.