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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: April 23rd, 2020

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Thorsday and Draft Day Open Thread

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Good Morning, It’s Thorsday!

Your Thorsday and Draft Day thread is up and running for business; if you’re like GA Skol and don’t read the words up top you’re going to be disappointed because tomorrow’s thread will likely not post until I wake up. I’m on east coast time, and I’m not staying up all night just to watch Rick trade both of the Vikings 1st round picks for all the 7th rounders. My guess for the 1st round is a selection with the 22nd pick and a trade down into the early 2nd round with the 25th pick. My pick for the 1st round will be revealed in the comments section. GA Skol and I are going to do a trial run of a Zoom meeting today, if it’s successful I’ll be posting an article on how to sign up and login on Friday evening for the 1st Annual Open Thread Zoom Draft Meeting. 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 Thorsday - I was informed this is cultural appropriation, but I’m not smart and still don’t know what that means.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris has Your Minnesota Vikings 2020 NFL Draft Tracker. All the info on the newest members of the purple, among other things.

2020 NFL Draft: Start time, channel, radio, streaming and when the Vikings might pick.

Unbelievable! - 2020 Mock Draft Simulation 2.0 BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald run a second mock draft simulation and offer their thoughts from a Vikings perspective.

Fanpost: Annual DN’s Best GM and Scout Contest by VikingsFanInChennai. Enter the contest and talk smack with your fellow DN’ers!

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com Vikings Producer Gabe Henderson recently talked with General Manager Rick Spielman to look ahead to this week’s 2020 NFL Draft.

How to Watch 2020 NFL Draft & Join Vikings Virtual Party.

Lunchbreak: Kiper’s Final Draft Answers Include Vikings 1st-Round Options.

Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com ponders: Vikings draft simulation: All seven rounds.

League News:

NFL draft buzz: Cardinals, Panthers could trade down.

Redskins talk to multiple teams about Trent Williams.

Tom Brady to Rob Gronkowski: ‘Time to run it back

2020 NFL Draft sleepers: Day 2 standouts, Day 3 hidden gems.

2020 NFL Draft: Antoine Winfield Jr. on putting Gophers on map.

We come to today’s media selection: Skillet - Legendary

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, don’t touch your waiter’s face and Welcome Aboard!

No more Covid 19 discussions.