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Thursday Open Thread: June 14th, 2018

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It’s Thorsday!

NFL: Minnesota Vikings-Minicamp Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Good Morning!

We’re quickly entering the doldrums of the league calendar with mini-camps ending and not a lot going on until training camps open. We’ll plod along with our daily thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Have another cup of coffee and drop by for some fan wisdom and snark. It’s also Flag Day, here’s your history lesson for the week.

Around the DN since our last thread:

The “what if” stories continue, the most recent is by Chris, “what if Mike Zimmer didn’t get on the plane” for his second interview in Minnesota?

Wludford posits How Sheldon Richardson can improve the Vikings defense-and vice versa.

Good Morning Gjallarhorn: Episode 2, the Mike Hughes fit by Luft Krigare, give it a watch and listen.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com new QB Kirk Cousins talked to the media after mini-camp number 2 today.

3 Observations: Tracking Mike Hughes as mini-camp passes the midpoint.

Presser Points: Terence Newman is wearing multiple hats and jerseys.

HC Mike Zimmer evaluates the offensive lineman and recaps Isidora’s debut.

Transcript of Kirk Cousins and the coordinators press briefing.

League news from NFL.com:

Cowboys guard Zack Martin agrees to an $84M extension with $40M guaranteed.

New HC Jon Gruden hopes to quickly resolve Khalil Mack’s holdout and deal.

The Ravens are tinkering with two QB sets with Lamar Jackson.

We come to today’s media selection: Celebrity Jeopardy with Tom Hanks

Again, 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 the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)
-Speaking of which, if discussing a newer show or movie, please use spoiler tags
-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 and tie one on. Don’t forget to tip your waitress, try the venison chili and as always, Welcome Aboard and Skol Vikings!