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Monday Open Thread: July 9th, 2018

Welcome Aboard!

Minnesota Vikings Rookie Minicamp Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Good Morning!

Hope you had a great weekend, no news is good right now for our favorite football team. If you’re a baseball watcher, I’ll be your pinch hitter in the 7th or if you follow soccer and the World Cup like fourteen of us here, I’ll be your 80th minute sub as Gone Fishin is busy with work. 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. Training camp is right around the corner.

Around the DN since our last thread:

From Chris, The Vikings placed three players on the Pro Football “Super 50” list, not shockingly they were on all on defense.

New NFL rule makes it illegal for non-players to clear snow, from Chris. I’ll be honest with you the first game I thought of was the 1982 “snow plow” game.

Three Vikings on Gil Brandt’s all-time defensive tackles list, Page is to low and Gil has an obvious Cowboys slant.

NFL Network names top “trick plays” in Vikings history.

Vikings news from other sources:

Wobby drops his Monday Morning Mailbag at

Offensive Coordinator John DeFilippo recently sat down with Wobby to discuss how the offensive line is coming together and more.

We come to today’s media selection: Metallica-Turn the Page

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!