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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: June 19th, 2019

It’s your Hump Day Open Thread

1989 NFC Divisional Playoffs: Minnesota Vikings v San Francisco 49ers Photo by George Rose/Getty Images

Good Morning!

It’s hump day and my Friday! I know exactly none of you are excited that I have the next seven days off, but I am. News of our favorite team is getting scant, but we’ll carry on with our news and links open thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and go ahead and have an early coffee break, it’s Wednesday.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

NFL Network shows that it’s time for the season to start already via Chris.

Brett Favre’s Instagram account caused quite a stir on Tuesday.

Vikings defense ranked among best tacklers in 2018 via Jonah.

Jeanna Thomas Falcons the SB Nation’s talent manager and writer for The Falcoholic ponders why are there so few women involved in draft coverage?

Vikings news from other sources:

From the Voice of the Vikings, Paul Allen, and’s Mike Wobschall break down where the team stands at several key positions on the heels of last week’s mandatory minicamp.

Lunch break: Vikings-Packers ranked among the NFL’s top rivalries.

Dillon Mitchell, Bisi Johnson build bond during 1st offseason in Minnesota.

NFL Total Access crew ranks teams with the best chance of winning their first Super Bowl in 2019.

League news:

From ranking all 32 RB1s heading into 2019: Saquon Barkley number one.

Matthew Stafford played through broken back in 2018.

John Fox believes Bears had NFL’s worst offseason.

State of the Franchise: Aaron Rodgers, Packers back on track?

Jets expected to add Phil Savage to new front office.

Todd Gurley’s trainer confirms ‘arthritic component’ to knee.

We come to today’s media selection: Toby Keith - As Good As I Once Was

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:
-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-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 waiter, try the outrage and Welcome Aboard!