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Friday Open Thread: June 22nd, 2018

Welcome Aboard and Skol Iceland!

England v Iceland - Round of 16: UEFA Euro 2016 Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Good Morning!

We’re in the doldrums of the league calendar with mini-camps now complete and we’ve the entered the “no news is good news” about our favorite football team until training camp starts. 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. In the meantime the World Cup is going on until July 15th and Iceland plays today versus Nigeria at 11am Eastern. I’ve arranged my schedule to be home during the Iceland match, so just like a Vikings game I’ll be yelling at my television and drinking beer.

Around the DN since our last thread:

After Hercules Mata’afa tore his ACL in camp, the Vikings signed LB Mike Needham per Chris.

From Skelly10 LB Anthony Barr talks about the upcoming season, the legal tackle on QB Aaron Rodgers and more.

The DailyNorseman is looking for writers, if you’re interested contact SB Nation’s talent manager for team brands Jeanna Thomas, at

Vikings news from other sources:

From “Letters to Bud” Chapter 6: the younger generations.

From their lunch break series, CB Xavier Rhodes and Safety Harrison Smith are listed as the prototypical defensive backs.

The Vikings debuted IGTV (Instagram TV) with a one on one with Vikings QB Kirk Cousins.

At 1500espn they have an article by a former agent saying WR Stefon Diggs should be asking for more than 14.5M a year, and a look at recent contracts that could affect negotiations with Barr, Diggs and Hunter.

We come to today’s media selection: The Viking Thunderclap: Iceland v Argentina

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!