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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: June 25th, 2020

Thorsday and Love Our Lurkers Open Thread

Washington Redskins v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Good Morning, It’s Thorsday!

Your Thorsday Open Thread is up, running, and ready for business. Four or five years ago a bunch of blogs including The Daily Norseman, did a “Love Our Lurkers” day in order to encourage people who lurked on their blog without commenting to come out of the shadows, say hi and maybe stick around for some conversation. I thought it would be fun to try and get those that lurk to come out, say hi and see if they’d like to stick around. 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:

CBS Sports names Eric Kendricks second-best linebacker in the NFL, about damn time they notice per Chris.

A dozen Vikings appear in CBS Sports’ “Ultimate NFL Draft

Vikings news from other sources:

From NFL Network’s Adam Rank goes through all 16 games on the Vikings 2020 NFL schedule and predicts their record for the season.

NFL Network’s Mike Rob breaks down why Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins could have a record-breaking season in 2020.

10 Takeaways from Virtual Vikings Offseason Program.

League News:

NFL Network’s Kimberly Jones evaluates how the New York Giants’ offseason moves have them positioned entering the 2020 season.

NFL Network’s DeAngelo Hall and Steve Mariucci identify two ideal team fits for safety Jamal Adams if the New York Jets decide to trade him elsewhere.

NFL to host video conference meeting with owners to discuss 2020 season, social initiatives.

NFC North inside intel: Vital rookies, key position battles.

Unresolved storylines: Fates of Cam Newton, Clowney; Chris Jones’ tag.

Arthur Blank to donate proceeds of book to The National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

Dr. Fauci: ‘Impossible to call’ now if NFL season should be played.

We come to today’s media selection: Nickelback - Photograph

Music Tips With Uncle Rob (I like this guy’s name)

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, try the buffet and Welcome Aboard!

Topic of the Day: If you’re a lurker on the News and Links drop us a comment and let us know how long you’ve been following the Daily Norseman. Also, if you’re a lurker or infrequent commenter and have a question for Gone Fishin or myself put your question in the comments and we’ll do our best to answer your question. If you’re a regular here, let us know how long you lurked before you started commenting and what year that was, I’ll put my answer in the comments.