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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: June 20th and 21st, 2020

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Weekend and Father’s Day Open Thread

Jake Reed

Good Morning!

It’s a big weekend at my house with Father’s Day on Sunday and mrs_rob’s birthday on Monday (that we’ll celebrate on Sunday) We’re planning to grill Saturday and attempting to smoke some salmon Sunday (first attempt at smoking fish). 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 the weekend, you should get all your outdoor chores done early, fire up the smoker or grill, have a beer or two and have a great weekend.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris ponders: What is your favorite non-sports video game?

Chris updated the Minnesota Vikings Draft Database and the Minnesota Vikings Twitter List; @TomPelissero is in there because he’s awesome.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com The Voice of the Vikings, Paul Allen, is back for another edition of the Pick 6 Mailbag. This week, a special edition as PA gives his take on Vikings over or unders for the 2020 season.

Lunchbreak: Rick Spielman’s View Through ‘A Totally Different Lens’

Vikings Co-DCs Andre Patterson & Adam Zimmer ‘On Same Page’ While Miles Apart.

Pro Football Focus analyst George Chahrouri examines the contract situations for Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook and Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry.

League News:

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

We come to today’s media selection: ACDC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

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, be safe in your surroundings and Welcome Aboard!

Question of the Day: Extend GM Rick Speilman and HC Mike Zimmer or let them play out their contracts this year and link their future extensions to far the Vikings advance in the playoffs (or don’t qualify for the playoffs)