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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Friday April 9th, 2021

Weekend Eve Open Thread

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Good Morning!

It’s weekend eve and the First Annual Open Thread Mock Draft is raging; I included link below if you want to follow along with our resident GM’s. On a personal note, I’m sad to report one of my parent’s dogs passed on Tuesday, her name was Sadie and she was a very good dog, she accompanied me on a couple of deer hunts in Georgia, her contribution was to sleep at my feet and occasionally ask for a treat....I will miss her. 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 to plan the beer and meat menu for the weekend.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Minnesota Vikings 2021 Offseason Activity Tracker. All the moves the Vikings are making in one place.

Chris ponders: Could some prominent Vikings be getting new numbers soon? They might, thanks to a new rule that’s expected to pass.

The Daily Norseman Mailbag, April 8th, 2021: by me, duh.

Fanpost: (by Rob) The First Annual Open Thread Live Draft 1st Round.

MarkSP18 and GA Skol hosted: 2nd Round and 3rd Round Open Thread Live Draft.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com: On the latest edition of #VikingsAtHome, ESPN’s Ryan Clark joins to talk about what went wrong for the Vikings in 2020, the offseason so far for the team, his relationship with CB Cameron Dantzler, the next step for the team’s offense and much more.

League News:

2021 NFL Draft: Prospect-pro comparisons for top pass rushers.

Deshaun Watson attorney files motion to request plaintiff be identified.

Roundup: Jets re-sign special teamer Bennett Jackson, add OL depth with Corey Levin.

We come to today’s media selection: Slayer - Raining Blood

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!