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Friday Open Thread: July 27th, 2018

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It’s Friday!

Good Morning!

While we’re waiting patiently for training camp to get rolling we’ll continue 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. I hope the beginning of camp is as exciting for you as it is for me, a brand new season is upon us with new and lofty expectations so let’s get to it. Today is Tony Sparano’s memorial service, please remember him and his family.

Around the DN since our last thread:

Per Skelly10 the Vikings kicker competition starts at training camp between Kai Forbath and Daniel Carlson, I have 100 Quatloos on Carlson, also she reports that Vikings center Pat Elflein has shoulder surgery in addition to the repair of his ankle fracture.

Ted did a guest spot on Purple FTW!

Welcome another new writer mzahorsky105 and read his introduction to The Daily Norseman.

Finally, your complete Minnesota Vikings 90-man roster going into training camp from Chris.

Vikings news from other sources:

At Vikings.com QB Kirk Cousins addressed the media.

Offensive Coordinator John DeFilippo also addressed the media and touched on a variety of subjects including Dalvin Cook, competition at wide receiver and leadership by Kirk Cousins.

GM Rick Spielman on the passing of Offensive Line Coach Tony Sparano.

HC Mike Zimmer also discussed the passing of Offensive Line Coach Tony Sparano.

I’m sure there’s more there, check it out for yourself and I’ll highlight it on the weekend thread.

League news:

At NFL.com Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston asks fans to continue to support him.

Rookie Josh Allen will open Bills camp as the number 3 quarterback.

HC Pete Carroll on Earl Thomas holdout “he should be here.”

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski hasn’t “come close to holding out.”

Giant’s co-owner John Mara is looking to extend WR Odell Beckham Jr.

We come to today’s media selection: Weezer-Island in the Sun

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!