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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: June 24, 2019

Training camp is soooooooooo close

NFL: Minnesota Vikings-Minicamp Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports

Merry Monday, y’all!

Hey, it’s Monday, when we kick off the beginning of another exciting week of work and awesome summer weather outside waiting for us when we head home. Did everyone have an enjoyable weekend? I sure did, kiddo and I went camping on Friday, with the intention of staying until Saturday afternoon, but we wound up staying until yesterday. We got in lots of kayaking, fishing, eating unhealthy food, fishing, sleeping, fishing, Then we stopped by the sporting goods joint yesterday, and got a killer deal on a tandem kayak, so now all three of us can start doing some multi-day trips on the water. I can’t wait.

Oh, I also bought this really awesome new toy. Our corporate fleet guy told me about it, so I bought one. It’s a plastic welder. It’s like a little hot iron, and you take this stick of plastic/fiber mesh, and melt it onto whatever you’re fixing. It is so awesome, it’s pretty much one of the best things on earth. Anyone have anything they need fixed?

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Only three Vikings made Pete Prisco’s top 100 list, per Chris.

Chris asked you to name your current favorite Viking. Harrison Smith is still mine, Kendricks, Diggs and Thielen are right up there, and if Dalvin Cook can stay healthy, he’ll be competing.

The first two players have declared for the 2019 supplemental draft, per Chris.

Maurice Jones-Drew named Dalvin Cook as a top-ten NFL running back. I agree that he has top-ten ability, he just has to stay healthy.

Wludford wonders if Hercules Mata’fa is the real deal at defensive end. I hope so, I’ll wear out Klump family gifs if he starts doing things on game day.

PFF rates the departure of Latavius Murray as one of the most significant fantasy football moves. Uhhhhhhh, yeah, I don’t care. Fantasy football is so low on my list of things to care about. Maybe cast a spell on someone or something, whatever you Harry Potter guys do with that Dungeons and Dragons stuff. Trade Harry Potter for John Snow, then pick up Spock in a side deal or something. Tell Pokemon I said hi, and buy him a pumpkin spice triple shot cappuccino frappe mocha java latte fidget spinner.

We come to today’s media selection:

Sorry, boys and girls, I’m tired. I will get on this morning and update with some more news and meaningless insight, I promise. Here’s something, just in case there is someone out there who doesn’t know who the Klumps are, you poor things. There might be a couple NSFW words in here, but it’s pretty harmless, and very funny. Enjoy!

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, and try the head cheese. Welcome Aboard!