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Thursday Open Thread: June 21st, 2018

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It’s Thorsday!

NFL: NFC Divisional Playoff-New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Good Morning!

We’re in the doldrums of the league calendar with mini-camps ending and not a lot going on until training camps open. Fortunately for about four of us, we have the World Cup to watch. 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.

Around the DN since our last thread:

From Skelly10 voting began yesterday for the ESPY’s, the Miracle was nominated in two categories, check it out and go vote here.

Our own Fearless Leader talked all things Vikings with Shawn and Maya in the Morning from The Zone 1330 in Chicago.

Vikings and league news from other sources:

Vikings LB Anthony Barr sat down with NFL access and talked rushing the passer, Kirk Cousins and the legal hit on A-Aron.

From Vikings.com HC Mike Zimmer was wired for sound during last weeks mini-camp.

The best slow motion highlights from mini-camp.

Also wired for sound, RB Latavius Murray during mini-camp and QB Kirk Cousins.

From NFL.com Patriots QB Tom Brady hinted at his retirement age on instagram.

Kicker Adam Vinatieri is not looking to retire anytime soon.

We come to today’s media selection: Garth Brooks-Friends in Low Places

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!