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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: April 3rd and 4th, 2021

Weekend Open Thread

On thrid and ten, Chicago quarterback Chris Chandler is sacked at the Minnesota 39 for a loss of six yards by Viking tackle Chris Hovan and defensive end Lorenzo Brommel during the first quarter. the play forced the bears to punt. GENERAL INFORMATION:

Good Morning!

This has been an odd on service so far, with my schedule changing to Monday through Sunday I feel like I’ve been at work for seven days when in fact tomorrow will be day six. It’s going to take some time to get used to, but then again my family adapted three years ago to the new job and schedule so we’ll get it figured out. Planned for next week I’ll put together the Fanpost for the “live” mock draft and solicit questions for the mailbag and get that posted, in the meanwhile I had a 10x14 concrete pad put in the backyard two weeks ago, I’m going shopping for a kit for a shed that I can have delivered and put it together by the end of the month before it gets legit hot here. 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, bonus: we’re getting closer to the draft with every passing day.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris notes: Hale Hentges announces retirement from NFL.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com: Lunchbreak: NFL.com Outlines Proposed 2021 Rule Changes.

League News:

Seven teams that MUST do well in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Houston Police Department investigating report filed against Texans QB Deshaun Watson.

49ers asking price for Jimmy Garoppolo is first-round pick.

Mac Jones not worth a first-round pick; Rashod Bateman the next Justin Jefferson

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts changes number to No. 1

We come to today’s media selection: Blue Oyster Cult - Godzilla
(by request of Surly, and me)

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
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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, try the brisket, and Welcome Aboard!