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Thursday Open Thread: August 23rd, 2018

It’s Thorsday!

Jacksonville Jaguars v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Good Morning!

Hope you’re having a great week and are over the disappointment of the Vikings showing against the Jags. Yeah, I know it’s only preseason but I wanted to see more out of the 1st team offense and our shiny new expensive QB, fortunately we won’t have to wait long as the next preseason game is tomorrow. In the meantime, 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.

Around the DN since our last thread:

Surprise! The Vikings signed safety George Iloka, Wluford ponders how he’ll fit in with the current defense.

Ted and Di are back with Roughing the Podcast, got a question for them? Leave them a comment and give them a listen.

From SB Nation: WR Laquon Treadwell is doing all the right things to have a breakout year.

Vikings news from other sources:

From new Vikings Safety George Iloka addressed the media.

HC Mike Zimmer talked to the media Wednesday about the Iloka signing and outlines goals for the Seahawks game.

Offensive Coordinator John DeFilippo addressed the media and explains offensive issues
v the Jags and looks ahead to the Seahawks game.

From their notebook, DT Sheldon Richardson is changing his game under the guidance of defensive line Coach Andre Patterson.

From Vikings Corner, writer Daniel House talks about how new Vikings safety George Iloka can fit into the Vikings defense.

League news:

From the Patriots have released WR Kenny Britt and reportedly not interested in WR Dez Bryant.

The NFL competition committee met on Wednesday and decided there will be no changes to the current helmet rule.

“Expert” regular season predictions for every NFC North team.

There is more at, check it out for yourself.

We come to today’s media selection: Bobby Brown-My Prerogative

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 Vik