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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Thursday May 20th, 2021

Thorsday Open Thread

1989 NFC Divisional Playoffs: Minnesota Vikings v San Francisco 49ers Photo by George Rose/Getty Images

Good Morning!

The first paragraph here has nothing to do with the Vikings, if you’re a “I only come here for football” guy/gal feel free to skip over it and move on down to the links...actually I’d recommend that.

I struggle at times to fill the space up here, on a scale of brick to Burnsie (RIP) on sharing personal information on social media I’m a brick. I don’t know if anyone noticed but I took two weeks away from The Daily Norseman to tend to an immediate family member who has a chronic psychiatric illness. He and I are in this together, I’m his advocate and very obnoxious supporter. mrs_rob and I spent Mother’s Day (which was also our 29th wedding anniversary) in the hospital with him, I told her we’d had better anniversary dates, she remarked “we’re still together and love each other.” As usual mrs_rob was right. In any case my job is to look out for my family member and make sure he takes his medication, has a job and doesn’t have a regression. It is likely I will have to stop posting for a period of time again, many thanks to Gone Fishin and GA Skol who responded to my texts immediately and agreed to post for me. This is the entirety of what I’ll say about what’s going on at my home, but I’m glad things are better and I’m back for the moment.

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, one more day until it’s weekend eve and time to plan the beer and meat menu for the weekend.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Warren’s Minnesota Vikings Breakdown of the Vikings Draft Picks.

Wludford takes a look at the Vikings 2021-22 Schedule.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com: Film Room: What Does Kellen Mond Do Well and What Areas Will He Need To Address Before Becoming A Starter? Former Vikings player and coach Pete Bercich breaks down the college tape of QB Kellen Mond, a third round pick by the Vikings in 2021.

MRI Pending: The Inside Story of How Vikings and Other Teams Gathered Medical Info Before the 2021 NFL Draft. I sent this to MT Viking via text, we geeked out about it.

League News:

Jalen Hurts says he’s ‘not above’ QB competition, ready to work toward being Eagles’ starte

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!