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Thursday Open Thread: August 9th, 2018

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It’s Thorsday!

Minnesota Vikings v New Orleans Saints Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Good Morning!

It’s my normal day to do the daily thread, so let’s get to it! One more day until I start my first vacation in four and a half years and more importantly the Vikings have a preseason game on Saturday that I will attend. While we’re waiting impatiently for the preseason to get started 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. Who’s over excited for the the Vikings first preseason game is this Saturday in Denver? Me!

Around the DN since our last thread:

Eric has images from the inaugural Minnesota Vikings Training Camp at the TCO Performance Center in Eagan, part one and part two. Shoutout to Eric for his coverage of camp via twitter!

Also from Eric, for LB Eric Wilson it’s a new year with the same mindset.

Wludford brings us his training camp observations for August 7th.

Chris gives us the Vikings first depth chart, and there aren’t a lot of surprises.

Lucas ponders which home game you should attend.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com Offensive Coordinator John DeFilippo addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center.

Three observations: WR’s Adam Thielen and Laquon Treadwell clutch on last minute drive.

QB Kirk Cousins explains how the Vikings defensive continuity creates challenges for the offense.

View highlights from the Vikings August 8th training camp practice at the TCO Performance Center.

From 1500espn QB Kirk Cousins says the offensive line injuries are a great challenge.

Cousins and DeFilippo have their first opportunity to build in-game chemistry vs. Broncos

League news:

From NFL.com they have the all NFL training camp optimism All-Stars! 25 players fielding praise.

Earl Thomas visits Texas practice during holdout.

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman expects to draw helmet hit penalties.

What to watch for during the league’s first preseason weekend.

We come to today’s media selection: AC/DC -You Shook Me All Night Long

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!