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Friday Open Thread: July 6th, 2018

It’s Friday again!

Chicago Bears v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Good Morning!

Hope you had a great 4th of July, no news if good news for the Vikings right now, still waiting on 1st round selection Mike Hughes to sign a contract. In the meantime 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 World Cup is still going on (yes still) and followed by about twelve of us, so I’ll update that event in the comment section as appropriate today, Friday and throughout the weekend.

Around the DN since our last thread:

The DailyNorseman is looking for writers, if you’re interested contact SB Nation’s talent manager for team brands Jeanna Thomas, at

The odds are out for the Vikings to make a return to the playoffs this year and the Vikings are heavy favorites for a return to the post-season from Chris.

Per Chris the Vikings are among NFL’s best at limiting “dead money” as there is not a lot waste on the Vikings’ salary cap.

Gil Brandt ranks Fran Tarkenton 14th on list of all-time greatest quarterbacks.

Pro Football Focus likes the Vikings as the advanced stats site predicts the Vikings to win the NFC North this year via Ted.

From SB Nation, What the hell did Kirk Cousins grill on the 4th of July? I don’t know either.

Vikings news from other sources and league news:

From the all-time best trick plays in Vikings history.

McDermott and Thielen announce upcoming family additions via social media.

TCO Performance center hosts Vikings Legends and construction workers for an Open House.

At Jarvis Landry: Tyrod Taylor has looked “amazing.”

TitansDerrick Morgan “learned a lot” from Jared Allen, yes our former defensive end gave pointers to the Titans defensive line.

We come to today’s media selection: Nirvana-Lithium

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!