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Friday Open Thread: August 24th, 2018

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It’s Game Day!

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

Good Morning!

It’s game day! Yes I know it’s a preseason game but that doesn’t mean I don’t get excited watching our favorite football team in action. We should get a longer look at this years starters as it’s the all important third preseason game™. I always cook something on the grill on Vikings game days, tonight we’re having venison burgers with homemade salsa, guacamole, chips, corn on the cob and a salad before kickoff. Also important to the Zylstra Mafia™ our guy is getting his first action this preseason. In the meantime, while we’re waiting impatiently for the kickoff of tonight’s 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:

Wludford has his Vikings post training camp thoughts as the Vikings prepare for the regular season.

Ted and Di are back with Roughing the Podcast, this is their 50th Podiversary!

Chris brings us the news that the Wizard of Brzez does it again with the cap friendly signing of new Vikings safety George Iloka.

Chris has another article from Football Outsiders on the Minnesota Vikings receivers, we all know they’re good, but where do they work best?

Our own Admiral BigGun had a radio spot highlighting the charity work of the Vikings World Order on 1100 AM WFZG, and maybe some tailgating tips slipped in there, give it a listen!

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com CB/S Terence Newman is keeping his eyes open entering this 16th season.

New Vikings Safety George Iloka is quickly becoming comfortable with the Vikings playbook and his role.

Vikings-Seahawks game elements. No injuries on either side!

From their lunch break series: The NFC North could be the league’s best division.

From 1500espn: Vikings fans shouldn’t Flip out if the offense takes some time to gel.

Matthew Coller ponders, “Is it time to be concerned about Pat Elflein?”

From the ESPN NFC North Blog Courtney Cronin says new Vikings CB Mike Hughes is ready to make an impact now.

We come to today’s media selection: The Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet with Butterfly Wing

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!