clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Weekend Open Thread: July 21st and 22nd, 2018

Welcome Aboard!

Miami Dolphins 2008 Headshots Photo by Getty Images

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. Training camp is right around the corner, our drought of off-season sadness ends soon.

Around the DN since our last thread:

Eric gives us a Vikings Training Camp preview and causes for concern, strange I don’t remember any comments to that matter during the off-season.

In the Welcome Aboard new guy category, Lucas postulates QB Kirk Cousins will thrive with offense due to a better supporting cast.

USA Today projects the Vikings win/loss record at 12-4 per Chris, they projected 9-7 last year so I don’t know how much I’m going to listen to them.

Norse Code Podcast Episode 235: Surviving a Bear Attack (Training Camp Preview) with Arif and James, give it a listen.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.comState of the Vikings” Linebackers.

From their Lunch Break series, DE Everson Griffen tabbed as one of the indispensable defenders by

State of the Vikings” Tight Ends.

At 1500espn they note PFF predicts the Vikings will win the NFC North.

Around the NFC North:

The Bears have opened training camp: at Windy City Gridiron they have a day one recap.

At the Pride of Detroit the Lions revamped running game faces a tough road this year.

Finally, at Acme Packing Company their training camp preview notes additions to their CB’s.

Consistent with the weekend thread, I’ll post stuff from the league in the comments section Saturday and Sunday, also The British Open Leaderboard.

We come to today’s media selection: Former HC Jerry Burns, post game remarks (bad words yo)

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


Who will be the Vikings Mr. Mankato this year, (the UDFA edition of this poll). Just like last week, I didn’t include an obvious choice, this week Holton Hill is not a choice.

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Roc Thomas, RB, Jacksonville State
    (31 votes)
  • 15%
    Jake Wieneke, WR, South Dakota State
    (30 votes)
  • 64%
    Brandon Zylstra, WR, Concordia-Moorhead
    (123 votes)
  • 3%
    Chad Beebe, WR, Northern Illinois
    (6 votes)
190 votes total Vote Now