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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: January 1st, 2021

New Years Day Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings v New Orleans Saints Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Good Morning!

We’re having Christmas at my house today to make up for me working last week, mrs_rob and I are continuing our tradition of watching of watching Christmas movies from the late 80’s, last night we watched “Christmas Vacation” today’s docket at the minimum includes “Lethal Weapon.” It’s a new year here at the Daily Norseman, we’ll continue to complain to the Coral admin morans frequently and hopefully get back to normal at some point this year. Meanwhile we’ll carry on with our news and links open thread full of crockpot recipes, nap strategies and beer recommendations; drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and it’s weekend eve, time the plan the beer menu for the weekend.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions: Initial injury reports. It’s a pretty long one for the purple.

Unbelievable! - 2020 Comes to an End. BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald discuss what to watch for in the Vikings’ matchup with the Lions.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com: Offensive Coordinator Gary Kubiak addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday and Discusses The Offense’s Performance This Season, His Status Moving Forward and More.

Defense has Opportunity to Bounce Back in Season Finale.

How to Watch & Listen to Vikings-Lions in Week 17.

League News:

Packers LT David Bakhtiari suffers season-ending knee injury.

Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick out vs. Bills after testing positive for COVID-19.

NFL Week 17 game picks: Browns end playoff drought; Washington Football Team wins NFC East.

Top 10 NFL MVP candidates in 2020: Aaron Rodgers edges Patrick Mahomes.

We come to today’s media selection: New Year’s Concert - Classical Music

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:
-No discussion of politics or religion
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-Leave the gender hatred at the door
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-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, tip your waiter from a safe distance, it’s a new year, and Welcome Aboard!