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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: March 6th and 7th, 2021

Weekend Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers

Good Morning!

Work continues as the clownshow it usually is, at some point I’m going to have to get off the crazy train and start handing out carts at Walmart. I’d be a fantastic greater, “Welcome here’s your cart, pay for your stuff and get out...have a nice day!” 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 fire up that mock draft simulator, it’s going to be a long offseason.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com: Vikings GM Rick Spielman joined NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero to talk about the Vikings’ COVID-19 vaccination site at the TCO Performance Center and looks ahead to this offseason.

Lunchbreak: Vikings Add Defensive Tackle in CBS Sports’ ‘Free Agency Mock Draft’

League News:

Four-round 2021 NFL mock draft 1.0: Saints trade up for QB in Round 1.

New York Jets only have one path forward; five high-value NFL free agents.

Ten wide receivers worth pursuing via free agency or 2021 NFL Draft.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium to be used as major COVID-19 vaccination center.

We come to today’s media selection: Black Sabbath - Paranoid

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, try the brisket, and Welcome Aboard!