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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: May 7th, 2020

Thorsday Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings Vs Washington Redskins Gameplay Photo by George Long / Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

Good Morning, It’s Thorsday!

Your Thorsday Open Thread is up, running, and ready for business. We’ll see the Vikings schedule release tonight; I predict a range of “I don’t see a loss on the schedule” to “0-60” I think most of us are somewhere in between that dichotomy. Quick update on my son as he has his follow up on Tuesday; he’s out of the hand/forearm splint and now has a single splint on his finger. The hand surgeon had to fuse the first joint due to damage from the saw so he will have some limited mobility in that finger. 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 via John Clayton: First four weeks of 2020 NFL Schedule to feature NFC vs AFC games. Getting the inter-conference schedule out of the way early?

Skelly10 ponders: Vikings to release full schedule Thursday Night with Virtual Party.

E52: Pocket Protectors - Jeff Gladney is a Beast!! Nick Olson joins Jayson Brown to explain why we should be excited about Jeff Gladney joining the Vikings.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Gabe Henderson is joined by the Voice of the Vikings, Paul Allen, along with ESPN Vikings Reporter Courtney Cronin and former Gophers WR Ron Johnson to discuss draft picks who can make an impact right away from the 2020 class, and also which were the best late-round value selections.

Vikings 2020 Game Opponents.

Lunchbreak: Justin Jefferson Deemed ‘Perfect Fit’ for Vikings.

League News:

Memo sent to teams for path to reopening facilities.

NFL players to root for in 2020: Joe Burrow, Dak Prescott excite.

Frank Gore won’t quit: Jets’ newest RB unbowed by Father Time.

NFL’s top 10 offenses: Chiefs, Ravens pulling away from pack.

We come to today’s media selection: Five Finger Death Punch - Inside Out
(bad words in here, skip it if that offends)

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.