We're getting closer to the end of another week, everybody. It's the final day of Organized Team Activities for the Minnesota Vikings before they move on to their mandatory mini-camp next week at Winter Park. After that? A full five more weeks of waiting before we finally get to the start of Training Camp and, mercifully, to some pre-season action.
Since the last time we brought you an Open Thread. . .
-The big announcement yesterday was our tournament to determine who you think is the Greatest Viking Of All Time. The link goes to the stream for the whole event, where we already have posts about the nomination process (which starts Monday), the voting process, and how the opening round match-ups will be set. The event has its own group as well.
-Mark put together another alternate scenario for our favorite football team, pushing the WayBack Machine to the year 2007.
-We asked which Vikings player you thought would make the best coach.
-A certain someone named Terrell Owens thinks that he might be a good fit for the Minnesota Vikings.
From some other outposts around the internet. . .
-The Vikings are giving Brandon Fusco some snaps at center (his college position, where he was the Division II Offensive Lineman of the Year as a senior) in case John Sullivan's recovery from microfracture surgery doesn't go as smoothly as hoped.
-Two Vikings linebackers, Chad Greenway and Nathan Williams, had successful knee scopes on Wednesday.
-The father of (now) Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace continues to insist that his son turned down $16 million in extra money to sign with the Dolphins over the Vikings.
-More talk about the recovery of wide receiver Greg Childs.
-Audie Cole is still "part of the conversation" at middle linebacker for the Vikings.
The rules of the open thread. . .well, you know what they are. No politics, no religion, no bad language, and don't feed the trolls.
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Here's another one-hit wonder for your musical enjoyment for this Thursday.
Yep. . .enjoy having that in your head for the rest of the day.
With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open for Thursday, ladies and gentlemen. Keep it tuned right here, and we'll have more for you later on.