Gone Fishin is busy with family related things so I thought I’d go ahead and start doing the threads until Fishin is less busy, and luckily for me I got off work early last night. If by happenstance my employer is reading the Mythical Words™ up here I worked late.....again. It’s summer in my neck of the swamp until probably mid-November which always leads to a lot of whining....mostly by me. Meanwhile let’s 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 have another cup of coffee.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Kevin Warren expected to be named next Big Ten Commissioner via Chris.
Five former Vikings on ballot for College Football Hall of Fame. Steve Hutchinson should already be in.
Vikings news from other sources:
Watch highlights from the seventh OTA of the 2019 offseason for the Vikings, which took place on Monday at the TCO Performance Center.
Wobby opens his Monday Morning Mailbag: Interior defensive line depth, Brandon Zylstra in year two and more.
Lunch break: ESPN provides an early progress report on Garrett Bradbury.
Vikings.com’s Mike Wobschall talked with CB Xavier Rhodes after OTA No. 7 on Monday to discuss how the last few weeks of practices have been going, what the focus is of the defense this offseason, his daily battles with Adam Thielen, being a leader for the team’s young corners, and more.
Roger Goodell repeats stance to shorten preseason.
We come to today’s media selection:
John Randle’s DL Coach John Teerlinck Shares His Memories of #93
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 waiter, try the sarcasm and Welcome Aboard!