Viking Cue

25 Apr 19
The British History Podcast

“No man can make himself king, but the people have the choice to choose as king whom they please; but after he is consecrated as king, he then has dominion over the people, and they cannot shake his yoke from their necks.”   So reads the homily written by the famed writer, AElfric. He was […]

25 Apr 19
The Denver Post
My second and final crack at projecting how the first round of the NFL draft will go on Thursday: 1. Arizona: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma. There is just too much smoke to believe that Murray won’t be the Cardinals’ pick. Arizona will flip Josh Rosen to New England later Thursday night for a second-round pick. First mock: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State. 2. San Francisco: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State. The 49ers don’t find any takers for the pick and select Bosa, who had 17 1/2 sacks in 30 games. First mock: Josh Allen, DE/OLB, Kentucky. RELATED: Denver Broncos NFL mock draft: Final 7-round projection 3. New York Jets: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama. As the Rams’ defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams had Aaron Donald. Now he gets to build his front around Williams. First mock: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama. 4. Oakland: Josh Allen, DE/OLB, Kentucky. Allen had 17 sacks last year, more than the entire Oakland team (13). First mock: Rashan Gary, DE, Michigan. 5. Tampa Bay: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston. The Buccaneers draft Oliver to team up front with Gerald McCoy. First mock: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama. [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] 6. New York Giants: Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State. This is where the draft really gains some intrigue. General manager Dave Gettleman will wait a few hours to pick a quarterback. First mock: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State. 7. Jacksonville: T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa. New quarterback Nick Foles gets a big target in Hockenson, who is being hailed as the rare tight end prospect who can catch and functionally block. First mock: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri. 8. Detroit: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama. The Lions take Williams with the intent of making him a guard. First mock: Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson. 9. Buffalo: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State. The Bills stick to their board after Oliver, Hockenson and Jonah Williams are all gone. Dillard started 41 games at left tackle for the Cougars. First mock: Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma. 10. TRADE – Washington (from Broncos): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State. Cue the run on quarterbacks. The Redskins give the Broncos Nos. 15, 76 and 153 to move up. First mock: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington (to Broncos) 11. Cincinnati: Christian Wilkins, DL, Clemson. The Bengals draft the 315-pound Wilkins to join Geno Atkins on the defensive line and eventually replace him. First mock: Cody Ford, OT/G, Oklahoma. 12. TRADE — Pittsburgh (from Green Bay): Devin White, LB, LSU. The Steelers give up their second-round pick to move up eight spots. First mock: Montez Sweat, DE/OLB, Mississippi State (Green Bay). 13. Miami: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri. The Dolphins protect themselves in case they actually win a few games this year to move them out of the 2020 top five. First mock: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma. 14. Atlanta: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington. The Falcons moved on from cornerbacks Robert Alford (Arizona) and Brian Poole (New York Jets) so Murphy is a need pick … and a good pick. First mock: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston. 15. TRADE – Broncos (from Washington): Devin Bush, LB, Michigan. It all works out for the Broncos, who move down five spots, pick up two extra picks and still get a player who can help them immediately. Cornerback Chris Harris’ trade demand could impact the Broncos’ picks in rounds 2-3. First mock: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke (to Washington). 16. Carolina: Brian Burns, DE/OLB, Florida State. At 249 pounds, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds at Combine. The Panthers can rotate Burns with veteran newcomer Bruce Irvin. First mock: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State. 17. N.Y. Giants (from Cleveland): Daniel Jones, QB, Duke. The Giants get safety Jabrill Peppers and Jones in the trade for Odell Beckham. First mock: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson (to Cleveland). 18. Minnesota: Garrett Bradbury, C, N.C. State. The Vikings take the draft’s best center and create a starting spot by moving Pat Elflein to guard. First mock: Devin White, LB, LSU. 19. Tennessee: Clelin Ferrell, DE/OLB, Clemson. Brian Orakpo retired after the year. The Titans signed Cameron Wake, but he’s 37. Ferrell had 27 sacks in 44 games. First mock: T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa. 20. TRADE — Green Bay (from Pittsburgh): Noah Fant, TE, Iowa. The Packers use the first of their two opening-night picks Fant, who will be a great target for Aaron Rodgers. First mock: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU (to Pittsburgh). 21. Seattle: Taylor Rapp, S, Washington. The Seahawks need to replace Earl Thomas. Rapp had 171 tackles in three years for the Huskies. First mock: Taylor Rapp, S, Washington. 22. Baltimore: D.K. Metcalf, WR, Mississippi. The Ravens stocked up on tight ends in last year’s draft and they stay on offense with Metcalf, who played only 21 games in three years and missed the last half of 2018 with a neck injury. First mock: D.K. Metcalf, WR, Mississippi. 23. Houston: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida. Taylor falls way down the board. Sixty-two sacks allowed equals a dire need to draft blockers. First mock: Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State. 24. Oakland (from Chicago): Greedy Williams, CB, LSU. The Raiders’ current cornerbacks are Nick Nelson, Gareon Conley and Daryl Worley. Williams is better than all of them. First mock: Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama. 25. Philadelphia: Rashan Gary, DE, Michigan. A shoulder issue that will eventually require surgery drops Gary into the Eagles’ lap. First mock: Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson. 26. Indianapolis: Rock Ya-Sin, CB Temple. A great value/need pick for the Colts. He gets the nod over Georgia’s DeAndre Baker. First mock: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia. 27. Oakland (from Dallas): Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama. In the pick acquired for receiver Amari Cooper, the Raiders go with Jacobs, who averaged 5.9 yards per carry on only 251 career attempts. First mock: Brian Burns, DE, Florida State. 28. Los Angeles Chargers: Cody Ford, OT/G, Oklahoma. Ford started 14 games at right tackle and seven at left guard for Sooners, providing the Chargers some options. First mock: Isaiah Buggs, DT, Alabama. 29. Seattle (from Kansas City): Jeffery Simmons, DL, Mississippi State. The Seahawks received this pick on Tuesday for defensive end Frank Clark. Simmons tore his ACL in February but would have been a top-10 pick if healthy. First mock: Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple (to Kansas City). 30. Green Bay (from New Orleans): Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma. The Packers stack up on offense for new coach/play-caller Matt LaFleur. Brown averaged 18.3 yards per catch at OU.  First mock: Noah Fant, TE, Iowa. 31. TRADE — Jacksonville (from Los Angeles Rams): Greg Little, OT, Mississippi. The Rams move out of the first round in exchange for a package headlined by the No. 38 pick. Little will play right tackle for the Jaguars. First mock: Greg Little, OT, Mississippi (to Rams). 32. New England: Irv Smith, TE, Alabama. Always a candidate to move out of the first round, the Patriots stay put to take the athletic Smith to replace some of Rob Gronkowski’s production. First mock: Will Grier, QB, West Virginia.
25 Apr 19
Moxie Sports

Welcome all to the first annual Moxie Sports NFL Mock Draft.  I have a love/hate relationship with mock drafts.  On one hand, they are great things for NFL fans to read at anytime of the year and tell “draft experts” to eat dirt and go drink Drano Max – they get conversations started.  For most […]

24 Apr 19
Chester County Library Multimedia Blog

Movies Escape Room The Gospel According to Andre Charm City Nature: Wild Way of the Vikings Predator on the Reservation Puerto Rico: Treasure Island Utah: Natural Contrasts TV Series A Place to Call Home season 6 Shameless season 9 Music Social Cues by Cage the Elephant Bridges Live: Madison Square Garden by Josh Groban Jade […]

24 Apr 19

Food Truck: Festivals The demand is there —> Pace keeps going Normality of vegan food No longer “carrots and peas” it’s cool and it’s amazing Branding: Food truck, packaging, apron, cups, logo etc. (ethical sourcing) Additionally gluten free stuff (transparency) In presentation: Show why mine’s gonna be different Reference Make No Bones (Church etc.) Why […]

24 Apr 19
The Boxtones

Well established as a boss in the viewing world and even with it’s own tagline ‘Netflix and Chill’ this bottomless watching well of joy has a place in every single Boxtone home. We literally cannot get enough of its binge-inducing shows. But what are we watching and are we using it to its best advantage? […]

23 Apr 19
Above The Ring - A Bedlam Media Website

Well… another RAW is in the books ladies and gents and what a show it was. WWE corrected some wrongs and I’ll be honest, for the first time in a long time I felt like RAW flew by. That’s incredibly difficult to do with a three hour long wrestling show. But the biggest thing to […]

20 Apr 19
Steve Prestegard.com: The Presteblog

Tom Holland: Declarations of hope that Notre-Dame can be resurrected have been much in evidence this Holy Week. Such is the lesson of Easter: that life can come from death. Unlike the Eiffel Tower, that other great emblem of Paris, Notre-Dame provides the French with evidence that their modern and secular republic has its foundations deeply rooted […]

18 Apr 19
Sci-fi Fantasy Lit Chick

Five Stars out of Five **Spoilers may be present throughout** As stated in my review of Casino Royale, the performance I had been most intrigued to see was that of Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen, who portrayed the principle villain. Eager to dive into his filmography, I mulled over which of his films to view next. […]

15 Apr 19
Dreamcast Today

Some of the more hardcore Dreamcast fans out there may remember that back in 2015, Crazy Viking Studios granted permission for Volgarr the Viking to be ported to the machine, initially as freeware. This polished but unforgiving platform game was met with praise upon release which led to users over at the Circuit-Board community self-publishing […]

13 Apr 19
Ellie Scott

A roundup of the miniature stories I wrote on Twitter and Instagram this week. “So we only have one #vacant room left, and it has a few… quirks. Don’t remove the plastic sheets on the bed, don’t turn on the lamp in the corner, DO NOT make eye contact with the thing in the bath…” […]