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Thursday Open Thread: July 12th, 2018

It’s Thorsday!

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

Good Morning!

While we’re waiting patiently for training camp to start we have 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. The World Cup is still going on and followed by about twenty five of us, so I’ll update that event in the comment section as appropriate today, Friday and throughout the weekend, I know a lot of you will be sad as the World Cup completes on Sunday, but training camp starts soon.

Around the DN since our last thread:

From Chris, the Vikings didn’t add any players via the supplemental draft, two players were selected....however neither can play guard.

Ted dropped by the Canal Street Chronicles to preview the Vikings with our Saints SB Nation blog, I don’t know about you but I just can’t work up the hate I used to have for the Saints anymore after last year.

Saxyprince drops one of my morning staples when I ride my rode bike in the garage Climbing the Pocket: Episode 100 It was all a Dream.

Vikings and league news from other sources:

From and their lunch break series lists five reasons the Vikings will make the playoffs this year.

State of the Vikings: Running Backs.

Harrison Smith Tops List of Madden ‘19 Rankings.

From ESPN NFC North Q&A: Who is on the hottest seat in the division?

At 1500espn they muse If Peterson’s career is over, what will his legacy be?

From HBO drops Browns ‘Hard Knocks’ trailer, I have to admit I’ve never watched Hard Knocks.

We come to today’s media selection: Bugs Bunny-Barber of Seville.

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!