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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: January 2nd and 3rd, 2020

Weekend Open Thread

Atlanta Falcons v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Good Morning!

To be honest, I almost forgot today was Saturday, for some reason since everyone was home yesterday I decided it was Saturday and the Vikings play today, uh no, they play tomorrow. Posted below and soon(ish) to the front page our own Admiral BigGun’s fundraising efforts met his goal of 2k for Special Olympics of NE Minnesota. A big thank you from him to everyone here at The Daily Norseman that donated to a worthy cause. Doubtful I’ll watch the game on Sunday, there are some other things about the house I’d like to take care of and most likely it won’t be on in my area, plus it’s the first preseason game of the 2021 season for all intents and purposes. 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 the smoker fired up for the weekend.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Evaluating Gary Kubiak by Wludford.

Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions: Final injury reports. The inactive list for the purple is basically done.

Fanpost: The Sins of Rick Spielman, Part 1: Quarterback Desperation. By Too Rich To Write Checks.

My HORNED HAT is OFF, Thanks to You. Fanpost By Admiral BigGun (coming soon to the front page)

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com: HC Mike Zimmer addressed the media on Friday and discussed His High Level of Respect For Reilly Reiff, Team’s Approach To Sunday’s Finale and More.

Final Thoughts: Vikings Evaluations for 2021 Begin Sunday.

Defense has Opportunity to Bounce Back in Season Finale.

League News:

Saints running back Alvin Kamara test positive for COVID-19.

Buccaneers place LBs Devin White and Shaquil Barrett on reserve/COVID-19 list.

Frank Ragnow on throat injury, time missed: Focus was on preserving voice ‘for the rest of my life’

Ranking top five wide receivers; should Dolphins draft another QB?

We come to today’s media selection:
Guardians of The Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol 1 & Vol 2 Galaxy Soundtrack


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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!