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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: May 13, 2020

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Happy hump day, everyone!

New camel at Frankfurt Zoo Photo by Arne Dedert/picture alliance via Getty Images

Merry Wednesday, everyone!

We’ve made it half-way through another work week. I made a valiant effort to go out and accomplish two things last night, and the weather decided that I would accomplish neither. My plan was to load up the arsenal, go out to put a bunch of lead in the air, then go fishing after I was done (no need to load up the fishing equipment, it stays in my pickup from spring to fall, because you never know when you’ll find a place to fish). About 3 minutes after I left the house, it started raining. My phone app told me that it would end soon, so I hung out, cruised around a bit and waited for the rain to stop............well, I finally gave up and went home around 9:00, and it was still raining. Another night, I suppose. Stupid lying phone app.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Ben Leber is attempting to raise $1 million for St. Judes ,per Chris. ‘Atta boy, Ben. I like to see Vikings players, current and past, doing good things.

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

To gauge the process for implementing the season during the current pandemic, football will look across the pond at futbol, as they are set to restart soccer in Europe, per NFL.com.

From NFL.com, Adam Gase says that Gore brings things that are ‘hard to teach’ by joining the Jets. I assume Gase is referring to things like what it was like growing up during the depression, the dangers of playing in the NFL without a face mask, things like that.

At FoxSports, Giants HC Joe Judge says the Giants offense with Garrett as OC will look much like the Cowboys offense did while Garrett was their head coach. Ummmm, did the Giants somehow manage to spend multiple first round draft picks on offensive line this off-season? I must have missed that. Best of luck.

We come to today’s media selection:

Here’s a great singer/songwriter that you may not have heard of. This is Chris Knight, one of my favorites, singing Becky’s Bible. 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. Don’t wash your hands, touch your face often, and go ahead and try the finger food.