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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: May 2nd and 3rd, 2020

Weekend Open Thread

“NFL: NOV 01 Vikings at Packers “ Photo by Rich Gabrielson/Icon SMI/Icon Sport Media via Getty Images

Good Morning!

Welcome to our weekend open thread, I hope everyone is staying safe and maintaining their social distance.....or as we call it at my house, “the usual.” Noted below, but theviruswedonottalkabouthere has hit our sports reporting world; in addition to a slew of SB Nation writers being furloughed for 90 days; some of the staff at were let go yesterday, including someone whose writing I almost always included on our weekend threads, Matthew Coller. I enjoyed his articles at SkorNorth, I thought they were very well thought out and provided a journalists’ view of the team. Best to him and all of the writers who are now looking for work. 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 you should stay home today, avoid social interaction except for here and have a great weekend.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

The Front Page Writers have your Minnesota Vikings 2020 NFL Draft Tracker.

Chris notes via ESPN: Vikings made the best trade of draft weekend.

Skelly10 posted: Vikings New WR Justin Jefferson Vows To Make Teams Who Didn’t Pick Him “Pay”

E51: Pocket Protectors [Grading The 2020 Draft - NFC North Edition] Eric Eager (PFF) joins Jayson Brown to discuss how the NFC North teams fared in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings Rookies Looking Forward to Locker Room Reunions.

Vikings 2020 Draft Report Card: Experts Like What They Saw from Spielman & Co.

One of the Vikings two first round picks, WR Justin Jefferson, called in to talk with Pat McAfee on Wednesday’s edition of The Pat McAfee Show. For more, visit

From Matthew Coller at Which Vikings draft pick will become the next ‘big nickel?’ (This was likely the last article from Mr. Coller at SkorNorth) and sucks a big one.

A note from Phil Mackey about the future of SKOR North.

League News:

Consistent with the weekend thread, I’ll post league news in the comments section.

We come to today’s media selection: Metallica - Seek & Destroy

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.