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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: January 16th and 17th, 2021

Weekend Open Thread

NFL: JUL 30 Vikings Training Camp

Good Morning!

It’s time for the Divisional Round of the playoffs and as a lifelong fan of the Buffalo Bills I’m excited to see my favorite team the Bills defeat the Baltimore Ravens. Today’s lead picture of Stefon Diggs (and Adam Thielen) is by request from yesterday in the comments, if you have a player’s picture you want me to post up here let me know. As always, I still wish the Vikings were a better team and were playing this weekend, but they aren’t. 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 the weekend, time to check the beer menu and get that pizza and wings ordered, it’s going to be a football weekend!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Daily Norseman NFL Staff Picks: Divisional Playoffs.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com: ESPN’s Courtney Cronin Believes Kirk Cousins was ‘Best Version’ at 2020’s End.

Three Vikings Assistants Tapped for Shrine Bowl Experience,

League News:

Falcons agree to terms with Titans OC Arthur Smith as new head coach.

Texans owner Cal McNair in contact with Deshaun Watson, wants QB involved in hiring head coach.

Dan Campbell emerges as favorite to be new Lions head coach.

NFL Divisional Round injury report: Rams-Packers, Ravens-Bills, Browns-Chiefs, Bucs-Saints.

Saturday January 16th:
Divisional Playoff Schedule: (all times noted in Eastern time cause that’s my timezone)

4:35 Rams at Packers
Fox, Fox Deportes
Kevin Burkhardt, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver, Kristina Pink

8:15 Ravens at Bills
NBC, Universo
Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michelle Tafoya

Sunday, January 17th

3:05 Browns at Chiefs
CBC, ESPN, Deportes
Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson

6:40 Buccaneers at Saints
Fox, Fox Deportes
Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, Tom Rinaldi

We come to today’s media selection: Scott Sharp - That Silly Country Song

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, tip your waiter from a safe distance, have another beer, and Welcome Aboard!

Poll

Which game are you looking forward to the most this weekend?

This poll is closed

  • 19%
    Rams at Packers
    (31 votes)
  • 33%
    Ravens at Bills
    (52 votes)
  • 21%
    Browns at Chiefs
    (33 votes)
  • 26%
    Bucs at Saints
    (41 votes)
157 votes total Vote Now