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Friday Open Thread: July 20th, 2018

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It’s Friday!

Dallas Cowboys v Los Angeles Rams Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

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 Open is going on in Scotland today and through the weekend, I’ll update that event in comment section as appropriate. I don’t know about you but I’m ready for training camp to start because regular season Vikings football won’t be far behind.

Around the DN since our last thread:

Jdog brings us the news that first round selection Mike Hughes has signed his initial contract.

The Vikings make the Forbes Top 50 list of most valuable sports franchises in the world from Ted.

From Chris The Minneapolis Miracle won the ESPY for best moment, because it was.

In the Welcome Aboard new guy category Jonah ponders what impact the Brandin Cooks extension has on Stefon Diggs pending contract extension.

Chris posts the last Over/Under for 2018: Dalvin Cook, can he meet the expectations, even coming off of an injury? Put me down for under rushing, over TD’s.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com OL Coach Tony Sparano talks about the offensive line.

From their lunch break series, the Vikings are number four in ESPN’s future power rankings.

We come to today’s media selection: Lynyrd Skynyrd-Tuesday’s Gone

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!