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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: May 22nd, 2020

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Weekend Eve Open Thread

SiriusXM At Super Bowl LIV - Day 2 Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM

Good Morning, It’s Weekend Eve!

More surgery today, third in the last month and two days; that’s your opening to the weekend open thread. I’m busy and distracted right now with my son having to have multiple surgeries in the last five weeks. Thank you to Brad for posting the thread for me yesterday, I’ll get the weekend thread posted as usual but most likely I’ll be absent until I go back on service next Thorsday. 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 weekend eve, you should get all your outdoor chores done early, have a beer or two and enjoy your long weekend.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris ponders Five Vikings make Pete Prisco’s Top 100 Players for 2020 list; And one quite notable one that did not.

Dalvin Cook goes much earlier in SB Nation 2017 Re-Draft.

Unbelievable! - Cooking Up A Contract. BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald discuss the Vikings’ contract negotiations with Dalvin Cook.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com The “Good Morning Football” crew discusses whether the Vikings’ 2020 success is completely reliant on QB Kirk Cousins.

Ifeadi Odenigbo Ready for Potentially Increased Role in 2020.

League News:

NFL owners to vote on sky judge, onside kick alternative May 28th.

Fourth-and-15 alternative draws attention of Patrick Mahomes.

Aaron Donald not concerned about being ready for start of season.

NFL teams begin process of reopening club facilities.

We come to today’s media selection:
The Umbrella Academy Season 2 | Official Date Announcement

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 Covid 19 discussions.