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Tuesday Open Thread, August 7th, 2018

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It’s the fill in guy again!

NFL: Minnesota Vikings-Training Camp Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Good Morning!

You get the second stringer, the 6th man or the backup keeper for your host today, GF is having computer issues right now so you get me. While we’re waiting patiently for the preseason 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. The Vikings first preseason game is this Saturday in Denver, who’s excited for this start of a new Vikings season? Me!

Around the DN since our last thread:

Roughing the Podcast is back with Ted and Di, give them some questions to answer on their podcast. The Zylstra Crime Family is already well represented.

Lucas ponders whether TE Kyle Rudolph is due for another breakout season.

Chris gives us the schedule for the Vikings preseason replays on the NFL network.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com WR Adam Thielen hauls in a deep pass from QB Kirk Cousins.

DE Brian Robinson sat down with Paul Allen and discussed his decision to return for one more year and more.

QB Kirk Cousins discussed the status of the offense with Paul Allen.

Wobby opened his Monday morning mailbag for reader questions regarding, what else, the offense.

From their lunch break series, NFL.com says the Jags and Vikings have the best secondaries in the league.

The Vikings announce schedule changes for practice on August 9th, pay attention if you have tickets that day.

Presser points: ST Coach Mike Priefer talks about the kicking competition, Mike Hughes and more.

League news:

The Cardinals have lost their starting center, A.Q. Shipley, to a torn ACL during a weekend practice.

Reportedly the Giants are on the verge of making WR Odell Beckham Jr. the league’s highest paid wide receiver.

Good news for Lions fans, as the Lions have activated DE Ezekiel Ansah from the PuP list.

We come to today’s media selection: Simple Minds-Don’t Forget About Me, from the movie “The Breakfast Club.”

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!