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Weekend Open Thread: July 14th and 15th, 2018

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Welcome Aboard!

Hassan Jones

Good Morning!

Hope you’re having a great weekend with fishing, camping or doing absolutely nothing. Training camp is one day closer, in the meantime we’ll plod along with out weekend thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crockpot and smoker recipes. Much to the consternation of some of you about sixty of us here are following the World Cup with the third place game today and the final tomorrow. I’ll update those matches in the comment section below as I’m able, this weekend I’m in South Carolina at our deer lease cleaning up stands, clearing trails and generally getting the lease ready to go when the season opens on August 15th, what are you doing this weekend?

Around the DN since our last thread:

“A glass half full,” Ted’s perspective on the state of the Vikings offensive line.

One NFC North writer (Michael Rothstein) went a different route on “who will the NFC North MVP selection” be this year with Everson Griffen per Chris.

A limited number of Vikings single-game tickets will go on sale on Thursday July 19th at 10am central time via Chris, side note I tried to get tickets to a Vikings game last year and couldn’t, but good luck to you!

In the color me shocked category, PFF still doesn’t like the Vikings’ offensive line via Chris.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com and their lunch break series three out of four NFC North ESPN writers pick the Vikings to win the NFC North.

State of the Vikings: the Defensive Line.

Consistent with the weekend thread, I’ll post stuff from the league in the comments section Saturday and Sunday, also World Cup matches.

We come to today’s media selection: Led Zepplin-Whole Lotta Love

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!

Poll

Which of the following draft players do you think will be "Mr. Mankato" this year? (the draftee edition)

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Round 4 Jalyn Holmes, DE, Ohio State
    (7 votes)
  • 31%
    Round 5 Tyler Conklin, TE, Central Michigan
    (30 votes)
  • 29%
    Round 6 Colby Gossett, G, Appalachian State
    (28 votes)
  • 30%
    Round 6 Ade Aruna, DE, Tulane
    (29 votes)
  • 2%
    Round 7 Devante Downs, LB, California
    (2 votes)
96 votes total Vote Now