I know it’s a long weekend for most of you, traffic around here on holiday weekends tends to be light even before Coral. I’ll be at work all weekend and hopefully not so busy that I’ll have time to check in here from time to time. I was talking about putting something on the smoker Monday, if you have a favorite recipe or rub feel free to throw it in the comments, my kids and I were thinking about smoking some ribs. 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 the smoker and get the beer cold.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Warren’s Minnesota Vikings Breakdown of the Vikings Draft Picks.
Video: Vikings draft night trade offer rejected by Carolina, Rick Spielman tried, but it didn’t happen.
Check out Jared Allen’s Memorial Day fitness fundraiser - Raising money for his veterans’ charity.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com: Look back on the first three OTAs, which took place at the TCO Performance Center this past week, as the Vikings’ offseason program ramped up.
Lunchbreak: Jefferson Ranked No. 7 Among NFL Players Under Age 25.
Next Gen Stats’ 10 most explosive runners of 2020: Kyler Murray, Lamar Jackson atop rankings.
To further equality, NFL must be transparent in Eugene Chung case.
Roundup: Jets WR Corey Davis suffers minor shoulder strain in OTAs.
Austin Corbett working at center as Rams figure out starting offensive line.
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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 oysters, and Welcome Aboard!