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Friday Open Thread: June 8th, 2018

It’s Friday, Welcome Aboard!

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Good Morning!

It’s finally Friday and the end of the work week for most of us; we’re continuing 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. OTA’s have started, so we have football action, sort of. I was remiss in pointing out that yesterday was Prince’s birthday, he would have been 60 years old.

Around the DN since our last thread:

From Chris, we know the teams for Stefon Diggs’ appearance on Celebrity Family Feud, also it’s Veterans v Rookies.

The NFC North is really, really good by this set of Divisional Power Rankings.

Brian O’Neill looking to add more weight before Training Camp.

Sports Illustrated projects Vikings to be NFC’s #1 seed with a repeat of last years 13-3 record.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings players hit the links for the annual Vikings Foundation golf tournament.

From their lunch break series, the’s Gil Brandt gives the Vikings a top five talent ranking.

U.S. Bank and the Vikings Bring ‘Places to Play’ grants total to $1 Million.

From ESPN The NFL’s best defenses: Who got better, worse and who’s up next?

We come to today’s media selection: Prince’s SuperBowl Halftime Performance

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!