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Monday Open Thread: June 19, 2017

Hey dads, happy belated Father’s Day!

Steve Jordan

Happy Monday, everyone!

Happy belated Father’s Day to all the dads out there, I hope you all had a great day yesterday & were able to spend time with the family. I went to the amusement park thingy & took kiddo on some rides, then we worked on his shed. It was a good day.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris continued the Minnesota Vikings by the Numbers series with number 83, number 82, and number 81.

Lots of news on Michael Floyd and his foolish decision(s). Chris reported the story about Floyd’s violating the terms of his house arrest, a rundown of the potential financial ramifications to the team if he were cut, and some quick math on the excuse Floyd gave.

Saxyprince has his thoughts on who should start for the Vikings in 2017. He also says that if you’re not first, you may be last.

Luft Krigare breaks down what we’ve heard regarding the linebackers.

Skelly10 shared the story that Mike Zimmer may hand off defensive play calling duties.

From Chris, a Minnesota middle school is now named for Alan Page.

ERIC DECKER HAS BEEN SIGNED!!!!!!! the Titans, per Chris.

Vikings news from other sources:

From PFT, Mike Zimmer is cautiously optimistic about the offense.

From, the Vikings announced the training camp schedule, also Mike Zimmer addressed the media after the final mini-camp practice.

Mike Zimmer is requiring rookies and QBs to report early to training camp.

Around the rest of the league:

Watch Torrey Smith explain where babies come from to his three-year old, from CBS Sports.

Doug Williams, the Redskins’ head of personnel, says that the team wants Cousins locked down for the long-term.

We come to our media selection.

I couldn’t think of a good song for dads, so I’ll play one my daughter & I used to listen to when we were driving around. This is from the great Red Sovine.

We all know the rules, but in case someone is new:

-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-This isn't a male version of The View, so leave the gender hatred at the door
-Keep vulgar language to a minimum, using spoiler tags if you must
-No pictures that could get someone fired or in serious trouble with their employer
-If you can't disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go away
-While navigating the open thread, just assume it's sarcasm

With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don't forget to tip your waitress, & try the hog maws.