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Friday Open Thread: August 3rd, 2018

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It’s Friday and still Randy Moss Day!

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Good Morning!

While we’re waiting patiently for the pre-season to get started for real 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. I hope training camp is as exciting for you as it is for me because it signals the start of a new Vikings season.

Around the DN since our last thread:

From Ted the new tackling rules have been instituted and so far everyone is confused including the players if twitter is to be believed. In the lolwut category Anthony Barr’s hit on Aaron Rodgers would be illegal this year, depending on who you ask.

Fantasy focus: Drafting a Vikings player by Lucas.

Wludford gives us the Vikings special teams camp outlook, defense and offense; I put them all in one place so you can give them a read for an insight into the team.

Dan says pay no attention to the man behind the Vikings curtain: Rob Brzezinski.

No need to panic per Chris, Mike Remmers is expected to miss a couple of practices, not eight to 12 weeks as some of you were suggesting.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com the team will release more general admission tickets for training camp.

Vikings QB Kirk Cousins was wired for sound.

The lunch break series: Laquon Treadwell is turning heads at camp this year.

There’s more there, check it out.

League news:

From NFL.com the league released a fact sheet on the new leading with the helmet rule.

The league also says the hit on Aaron Rodgers by Anthony Barr would have been flagged under the new rule, or would it?

Also, from SB Nation an explanation of the new rules for kickoffs.

Leaving this here, From the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Randy Moss

We come to today’s media selection: Foo Fighters-Everlong

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!