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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: April 30th, 2020

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Thorsday Open Thread

Chicago Bears v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

Good Morning, It’s Thorsday!

Your Thorsday Open Thread is up, running and ready for business. If you didn’t see my post late yesterday, my son’s surgery went well enough. We’ll see what the results are at his follow up appointment next week. 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:

CTPN Quick Shots - Should the Vikings Ezra Cleveland Start at LT? Climbing The Pocket Network Question of the Day - Should the Vikings start Ezra Cleveland at LT from the beginning? Dave gives you the options.

Unbelievable! - 2020 NFL Draft Recap. BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald break down the Vikings’ 15-player draft class.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com Lunchbreak: ‘Sports Illustrated’ Highlights Vikings IT Staff, Behind-The-Scenes Draft Prep.

Head Coach Mike Zimmer sat down with the Voice of the Vikings, Paul Allen, after the draft on Sunday from his ranch in Kentucky to talk about the start of the virtual offseason program, his thoughts on the team’s 15-member draft class and the unique nature of this year’s draft, getting the team ready once the time comes, and more.

From Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com: Vikings draft steal Cameron Dantzler ready to move the needle.

Also from Mr. Coller: How each Vikings draft pick fits on the depth chart.

League News:

Adam Vinatieri, 47, wants to return for another season.

2021 NFL Draft: Compensatory pick projections for every team.

We come to today’s media selection: System Of A Down - Toxicity

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.