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Thursday Open Thread: August 16th, 2018

It’s Thorsday!

Minnesota Vikings v Denver Broncos Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

Good Morning!

Still on vacation in Colorado, and only two more days until the next preseason game against the Jags. I have to say my first game in Denver was a good time (the Vikings won, yes I know it was a preseason game) and with good friends (finally able to meet up with MT Viking). While we’re waiting impatiently for the next preseason game 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. By the way and I will say this up here tomorrow, there will be no weekend thread until Sunday as I will be traveling all day Friday.

Around the DN since our last thread:

Chris was on the Aussie Guys NFL Podcast.

Lucas drops his jumbled thoughts on the state of the Vikings as a mid week rant, Lucas I’ll show you how to rant after the Vikings lose their first regular season game.

Ted and Di are back with Roughing the Podcast 49: Are you as excited as we are?

SaxyPrince has a Minnesota Vikings training camp recap: 1-2 Punch.

Norse Code Podcast Episode 238: The Season of Upbeat Arif.

Vikings news from other sources:

From HC Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Wednesday.

Eleven Observations from 1st Vikings-Jaguars practice.

Players talking to the media on Wednesday Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, Mike Hughes, and finally DT Sheldon Richardson and Safety Harrison Smith share their thoughts on Wednesday’s joint practice.

From their lunch break series is highlighting the Vikings-Jags joint practices.

You asked for it, so here it is: At Vikings Corner Daniel has his day 13 training camp notebook and Morning notes: Vikings prepare to host Jacksonville, Zimmer discusses O’Neill’s improvement.

Deadspin’s “Why Your Team Sucks” series is back, today is the Green Bay Packers. These make me laugh, and yes I will highlight the Vikings “why your team sucks” when they publish it.

League news:

From Raiders HC John Gruden is calling Martavis Bryant the “white tiger.”

What to watch for during week two of the preseason.

Texans DE J.J. Watt has ‘no doubt’ he’ll play Week 1 vs. Patriots.

There is more at, check it out for yourself.

We come to today’s media selection: George Thorogood and the Destroyers-I Drink Alone

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!