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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Friday January 22nd, 2021

Friday Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings pro football Chuck Foreman (#44, center) runs the ball while Ron Yary (#73, left center) blocks vs. the Los Angeles Rams, Oct. 15, 1978. Minneapolis Tribune (now Star Tribune) photo by Bruce Bisping.(Photo By BRUCE BISPING/Star Tribune v

Good Morning!

Fair Winds and Following Seas to Gary Kubiak, his announcement today was expected at some point, and good for him. He had a good career as a player and even better as a coach. Update on day two after my second Covid vaccine, arm soreness is gone but the physician I work with hates me even more than normal because she doesn’t feel good; which of course adolescent me turns into picking on her to “rub some dirt on it” a reference she doesn’t understand, still waiting on the nanobots to kick in though. 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 and meat menu for the weekend.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Gary Kubiak officially announces his retirement. The search for a new Offensive Coordinator is on.

Daily Norseman on The Homer Horn Podcast. Eric Thompson joined Chris Schad to discuss everything facing the Vikings in the upcoming offseason.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Voyage Shorts: Justin Jefferson. On this episode of ‘Voyage Shorts,’ look back on WR Justin Jefferson’s record-breaking rookie season.

Justin Jefferson & Dalvin Cook Earn Honors from ‘Sporting News

2020 Vikings Position Recap: Offensive Line.

League News:

NFL Championship Sunday game picks: Buccaneers edge Packers; Chiefs outlast Bills.

Eagles expected to hire Colts OC Nick Sirianni as next head coach.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes limited in practice again, took ‘majority’ of snaps.

Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy: ‘Yes, I do want to be a head coach

Ted Thompson, former Packers general manager, dies at 68.

We come to today’s media selection: Led Zeppelin - Black Dog (Remaster)

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:
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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, and Welcome Aboard!