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Thursday Open Thread: August 2nd, 2018

It’s Thorsday and Randy Moss Day!

Good Morning!

Football starts tonight with the Hall of Fame game as the Bears play the Ravens, good for them, but more importantly Vikings All-World WR Randy Moss will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a first ballot selection, as he should be. I’ll post the starting time of the game tonight in the thread and since I’m on call I’ll be in the game day thread, assuming there is one.

Around the DN since our last thread:

Eric gives us a tour of the new Vikings Museum at the TCO Performance Center and his Day 4 training camp notebook.

Camp insights and outlook from Wludford regarding the offense.

From Chris newly extended WR Stefon Diggs transcript as he talks to the media after signing his extension.

Arif posts Norse Code episode 236: Back to Work.

Vikings news from other sources:

From HoF WR Randy Moss quarterback club.

Darren Woodson delivers a message to the Vikings, stay focused on what you need to accomplish and win a Super Bowl.

GMFB: What is the biggest hurdle the Vikings need to overcome this season?

Wobby opens his pick-6 mailbag and answers reader questions whether UDFA Holton Hill and Brandon Zylstra can make the squad.

There’s more there, check it out.

League news:

The NFL released a fact sheet on the new leading with the helmet rule.

The Patriots have released WR Jordan Matthews.

Packers LB Jake Ryan will miss the 2018 season with a torn ACL suffered in camp, (best of luck to him).

Seahawks signed free agent guard J.R. Sweezy.

WR Josh Doctson was being evaluated for a shoulder injury at Redskins camp.

From the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Randy Moss.

We come to today’s media selection: Randy Moss at Lambeau Field

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!