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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: April 20, 2020

The draft is only days away

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Merry Monday, y’all!

Alright, so the draft is almost here. As we know, the draft is going to be much different this year, and I’m kind of excited to see the altered format. I can imagine there will be a multitude of technical difficulties, mishaps, and other types of awkward moments as the NFL attempts to change on the fly this year, at least I sure hope so. A break from the norm will be nice, maybe it will lead to some changes in the way they conduct future drafts, as there are sure to be some experiments this year that are popular with the fans, and that they can incorporate in the future. You never know. Also, the start of the draft also means an end to the mock drafts........for about 16 hours, then next year’s mock drafts will begin.

You’ll see a little note under the rules. Yes, since there are many who are unable to converse the subject without bringing politics into the conversation, there will be no more Covid-19 discussions. Every other option was attempted to put an end to the garbage, with little to no success, so we’re left with no choice but to end the entire conversation. If you have a problem with that, email one of us, argue about it with your dog, write a letter to Ann Landers, sing a song about it, or do whatever you want to do, just don’t discuss it here.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

With the 2020 Draft just around the corner, Chris looks at the Vikings and pick #25. He also takes a look at the Vikings and picks #58, #89, and #105.

ESPN says the Vikings are “primed to move back” in the 2020 draft. Well, I believe that it’s always a good practice to use primer, otherwise, the paint won’t bond very well to the substrate, and nobody wants that. It’s good to see that the Vikings are doing their prep work.

Wludford has a first round mock and insights for the NFL draft.

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

CBS Sports has the full draft order for every NFL team.

The NFL revealed plans for a ‘2020 Draft-a-thon Live Stream’, which will raise money for Covid-19 relief efforts, per

Not much else out there, lots of mock drafts. If I missed something important, let me know and I’ll put it up here. I was out of the loop all weekend while I worked on my boat.

We come to today’s media selection:

Thanks again to Southparkskolman for suggesting this guy’s music, this kid is amazing, Billy Strings. Enjoy!

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. Wipe the fish guts off of your hands before you touch your face, and try the finger food.

No more Covid 19 discussions.