I’m starting my seven on today, we haven’t entered the real doldrums of the league yet but it’s a long way until free agency and the draft. I’m going to purposely shrink the links up here so I can get these posted, get to bed and get up earlier than necessary so I can spend time with my family before we all race off to work. If I see anything of interest regarding the Vikings I’ll try and link it up here or post in the comments. Time to carry on with our news and links open thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Fire up the mock drafts and drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and have some delicious bacon.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Wludford ponders if it’s time to add a video official to NFL officiating crews.
Vikings news from other sources and news from around the rest of the league:
From Vikings.com Wobby opens his pick-6 mailbag to address reader questions, including how the Vikings will approach the safety position opposite of Harrison Smith heading into 2019, if Chad Beebe can make an impact in the race for the third wide receiver position and more.
Mock Madness 1.0: Experts picking offensive lineman for Vikings in first round.
Harrison Smith checks in from 4th career Pro Bowl.
At SKOR North Matthew Coller ponders the future of the Vikings QB’s.
From NFL.com the Cardinals re-sign Larry Fitzgerald to one-year contract.
Steven Jones responds to Cole Beasley’s WR target claim.
Unsung heroes in the NFC: Adrian Peterson, Frank Clark thrived.
We come to today’s media selection:
Change the World by Making Your Bed - by Admiral William McRaven
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 & tie one on. Don’t forget to tip your waitress, try the Tears of Our Rivals™ and as always, Welcome Aboard!