Merry Tuesday, everyone!
Hey, we have mandatory minicamp today, so we should have some more evidence to back up my Super Bowl expectations by sometime this morning.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Chris continued the Minnesota Vikings By The Numbers series, as he looked at #87.
The Vikings are going to be on the second nationally televised NFL preseason game.
Luft Krigare plays Tetris with the O line.
From Twinkie Town, the Twins selected Royce Lewis first overall in the MLB draft. Hopefully we’ll get to see Lewis play sometime this decade.
Skelly10 asks if Eric Decker should come to the Vikings.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com, Wobby opened the Monday Morning Mailbag. Also, Latavius Murray was on ‘Good Morning Football’ & discussed the running game and other topics.
Andrew Krammer at the Star Tribune has five things to watch as the Vikings wrap up minicamp.
Ben Goessling at ESPN says Sam Bradford has taken more of an ownership role with the Vikings’ offense.
Around the rest of the NFL:
Jeremy Maclin landed a new gig in Baltimore, as he signed a two-year contract with the Ravens, per NFL.com. The Bills were another team interested in Maclin, I can’t blame him for choosing the Ravens instead.
Hey, have you been itching for some Vince Young news? Me either, but here you go anyway, Vince Young tore his hamstring during CFL training camp, per the Sporting News.
Also from the Sporting News, Vince Young retired with the Falcons in a special ceremony where the team honored both Vick and Roddy White.
We come to our media selection.
Seems fitting since I didn’t get links posted until later this morning.
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