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Minnesota Vikings News And links, 8/21

We are almost at the 3/4 point of pre-season.

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The Minnesota Vikings get ready for their first road test of the pre-season at Kansas City on Saturday, and I'm still kicking around the idea of making the drive to go see them. Still don't know if I'm going yet, but KC barbecue is tempting. Since last we brought you an open thread:

The Best Running Back In Football will not play against the Chiefs. No one thinks this is a bad idea.

Mick Tingelhoff is more deserving of the Hall of Fame than damn near anyone. Let's help him get elected.

From elsewhere areound the Web:

The Vikings are trying to settle some starting jobs, among them middle linebacker.

Judd Zulgad thinks the Vikings talk of keeping three quarterbacks is a bit of Rickspeak.

Chad Greenway's wrist is bugging him.

Mike Zimmer seems comfortable in his own skin, and that's a good thing, says Mark Craig.

MInnesotans haven't been 'Minnesota Nice' to Christian Ponder. and he knows it.

Brian Robison took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Music for today? Fats Domino, baby:

Open thread rules are the same as they ever was: No politics, no religion, no feeding of trolls, use the spoiler tags for the bad language. And with that, the bar is open, the beer light is on. Enjoy your Thursday folks!