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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: April 9th, 2020

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Thorsday Open Thread

Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Good Morning, It’s Thorsday!

Your Thorsday thread is up and running for business; now Covid-19 and politics free! Permit me to use this space to again apologize to Freezeface for my expletive filled outburst last Friday. We talked it out, brohugged (virtually) and we’re friends again. Gone Fishin and I have been busier than normal at work, thus the threads were getting out of control and were getting filled with politics and bookface conspiracy theories; I’m off for the next seven days so I’ll be here to make sure the thread doesn’t go sideways. 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 and Ted have your Minnesota Vikings 2020 Free Agency Tracker

Unbelievable! - All-Decade Adrian. BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald discuss Adrian Peterson and the NFL All-Decade team plus plenty more!

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 Team Reporter Eric Smith recently chatted with TE Kyle Rudolph about his efforts with Second Harvest Heartland and offering support during this difficult time, how COVID-19 will impact the team’s offseason program and getting ready for the 2020 season, his NFL Draft experience, and more.

Lunchbreak: Randy Moss Tabbed by ESPN as Vikings ‘Small-School Stud’

Within Reach: Looking at Recent Draft Picks Near 22 Before Vikings On Clock.

2020 NFL Draft Prospects: Baldy Breaks Down Possibilities at Tackle for Vikings.

Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com ponders: Best Vikings draft fits, Part 1: Cornerbacks and Part 2: Offensive Line.

League News:

2020 NFL Draft: Ranking the running backs, from No. 1 to 30.

NFL to host “Draft-A-Thon” to benefit COVID-19 relief efforts.

Rhule: Time felt right for Cam Newton-Teddy Bridgewater change.

2020 NFL Draft: Best analytics-based team fits for top five WRs.

We come to today’s media selection: John Prine (RIP) - When I Get To Heaven

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!