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Monday Open Thread: August 21, 2017

We’re kicking off week 3 of the preseason! Getting excited yet?

Minnesota Vikings v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

Happy Monday, everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend, enjoy the little bit of summer that we have left. Hey, I can admit when I’m wrong, so I’ll apologize for my behavior and abruptness on Friday. I expect more from myself.

Okay, so what did everyone think of the game on Friday? I was pleasantly surprised by the offensive line’s performance, for the most part, against a very formidable defensive line. I was also impressed with Cook, Gedeon, and Jaleel Johnson (I’m so glad we drafted him). Some other guys stood out as well, but those were the newer additions I thought played well. I’m thinking this may be Heineken’s last spin through the preseason for Minny, he’s not looking good this year. He’s also injured now, it appears.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris closed out the 20s, as he looked at number 20 in Minnesota Vikings by the Numbers. and he also did a recap of the 20s. We’re in the teens now, as Chris checks in on number 19, and number 18.

Chris posted the post-game wrap-up.

Ted analyzed the buys and sells of Friday’s game in the Stock Market Report.

Saxyprince brings you Climbing the Pocket:Episode 29 [Over The Cap].

Wludford has game notes from Friday’s game, and looks at potential movement on the depth chart.

The Vikings signed QB Mitch Leidner, per Chris. Ted asked the question many of us immediately asked......why?

Viking great Ed Sharokman passed away over the weekend at the age of 77.

T.J. Clemmings was a healthy scratch for Friday’s game, Wludford wonders why.

Vikings news from other sources:

From, here’s Coach Zimmer’s post-game press conference, and some highlights of yesterday’s practice.

Around the rest of the NFL:

From the Sacramento Bee, Anquon Boldin has retired from the NFL. He said that his ‘life’s purpose is much bigger than football’. Best of luck to Boldin as he moves to the next chapter in his life.

CBS Sports has all the latest scores and highlights from the NFL preseason.

From, Trevor Siemian appears to be the frontrunner in the race for the Broncos’ starting QB job.

ESPN highlights the biggest injuries from last week’s preseason games.

We come to our media selection.

It’s been far too long since we’ve watched some funny drunk people, let’s change that.

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 chitlins.