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Weekend Open Thread: July 28th and 29th, 2018

Welcome Aboard!

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Good Morning!

Hope you’re having a great weekend with fishing, camping or doing absolutely nothing. While we’re waiting patiently for training camp to get rolling we’ll continue with our weekend 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 season starts soon with new and lofty expectations so let’s get to it. Reminder, if you’re at training camp this weekend give us your impressions either in the thread or a fanpost.

Around the DN since our last thread:

Lucas continues his series on under the radar Vikings rookies, this time Chris Gonzales.

The four letter network does a re-draft of 2015, Stefon Diggs and Danielle Hunter find themselves drafted much higher per Chris.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Wobby is joined by Paul Allen and former Viking Matt Birk discuss expectations for Kirk Cousins in Minnesota, Sheldon Richardson and rookies Mike Hughes and Brian O’Neill.

RB Dalvin Cook is comfortable without his brace and ready for a full go.

Three observations: Vikings are spreading the ball around on day two.

Notebook: Pat Elflein on Getting Healthy, Sparano’s Impact.

At 1500espn: QB Kirk Cousin new teammates make it clear it’s his show.

The ten most compelling story lines of Vikings training camp.

Around the NFC North:

At Windy City Gridiron the Bears release their first unofficial depth chart, and winners and losers of the first week of Bears training camp.

From the Pride of Detroit Lion Day one camp observations: DeShawn Shead starts as CB2, LBs off to a good start and Golden Tate choosing to honor contract over holding out: “I signed a 5-year contract.”

Finally at the Acme Packing Company they have live updates from practice on July 27th and Aaron Rodgers’ contract status remains the talk of Packers training camp.

Consistent with the weekend thread I’ll post league news in the comments.

We come to today’s media selection: Snoop Dogg-Gin and Juice

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


Which of the following players will not make the final cut this year?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    Brian Robinson
    (8 votes)
  • 37%
    Marcus Sherels
    (29 votes)
  • 15%
    Terence Newman
    (12 votes)
  • 19%
    Kentrell Brothers
    (15 votes)
  • 3%
    Another veteran player-put in the comments
    (3 votes)
  • 12%
    All of them will be on the final roster
    (10 votes)
77 votes total Vote Now