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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Thursday February 11th, 2021

Thursday Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Photo by Michael Minardi/Getty Images

Good Morning!

A brief note from me: Yesterday’s limited and very tame message (especially from me) was in response to a post about politics, I realize some of you are new but note the rules and take this as a reminder, we don’t do politics here. There are literally a million other places on the internet to talk politics, this isn’t one of them. I saw Tom Brady had a good time yesterday at the parade, I thought about it and if/when the Vikings ever win an Owl I’m going to the parade and not drinking a drop of alcohol, I want to remember each and every minute and soak it up. 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 Thursday, it’s going to be a long offseason so stock up on your hawt taeks now.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Vikings hire Paul Guenther as Senior Defensive Assistant per Chris.

Vikings hire Martin Nance as Executive Vice President, and the team’s Chief Marketing Officer.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Influences Abound for Klint Kubiak in Transition to Vikings OC.

Lunchbreak: 5 Vikings Land in PFF’s Top 101 Players of 2020.

Vikings 2021 Mock Draft Tracker: Version 2.0

League News:

Best of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Boat Parade.

All goes well with Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes’ toe surgery.

Orlando Brown requests trade from Ravens, wants to play LT.

Washington QB Taylor Heinicke agrees to two-year, $8.75M extension.

We come to today’s media selection: Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone (Audio)

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, and Welcome Aboard!