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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: July 13th and 14th, 2019

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Weekend Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings v Denver Broncos Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

Good Morning!

What’s on tap for you this weekend? #dadjoke. I’m working this weekend but that doesn’t stop the fun here or outside. Speaking of outside, if you’re in the path of Barry, stay safe. To finish a discussion on the thread during the week, there is a difference in the thickness of myelin sheath between the PNS and CNS, however I could not find a good reference that listed the variance. Anyway, what’s on your weekend schedule? Today’s lead picture is of course future Vikings QB Kyle Sloter who begins his conquest for the #2 spot in less than two weeks. Meanwhile, we’ll catch up on our NFC North opponents and then carry on with our news and links thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and stop in at Remedy Brewing Co and have a beer, it’s the weekend!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Climbing The Pocket: Episode 155 [Moving On Up] JR, Myles, and eventually Yinka join Jayson to discuss fatherhood, football, and the NBA offseason, posted by GreatOdinsRaven.

Vikings news from other sources:

From On The Line: Green Bay Packers Season Preview’ Senior Writer Mike Spofford joins MWobby ‘On The Line’ to breakdown the new-look Packers, who are now led by Head Coach Matt LaFleur and a revamped defense.

Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman and his brother, FOX analyst and former Lions linebacker Chris Spielman, joined NFL Network’s Good Morning Football in studio on Friday.

QB Collective helps Sage Rosenfels combine passion for football and teaching.

NFL Network’s James Jones and Shaun O’Hara highlight the top story lines to watch with the Minnesota Vikings heading into training camp.

Vikings WR Adam Thielen was wired for sound during the 3M Open’s Pro-Am which took place last week in Blaine.

NFC North Roundup:

At Pride of Detroit Ask POD: 18-Game Panic.

Ranking the 2019 Detroit Lions roster: 80-71.

2018 Detroit Lions roster review: Is safety Tracy Walker ready to step up?

Lions notes: Detroit has average set of skill players.

At Windy City Gridiron 10 Most Important Bears of 2019: #8 Who will emerge as the nickelback?

10 Most Important Bears of 2019: #7 How big a role will David Montgomery have?

2020 NFL draft: Way-too-early preview of potential Bears needs and targets.

What are the odds Matt Nagy wins 2019 Coach of the Year?

Over at Acme Packing Company Packers 2019 Roster Predictions: Addition of Billy Turner provides roster flexibility.

Packers Training Camp Roster: Offensive line depth looks much improved in 2019.

Packers 2019 Roster Predictions: Green Bay goes lean at running back.

Cheese Curds, 7/12: Will new arrivals live up to Packers’ strong pass-rushing history?

League news:

Consistent with the weekend news and links I’ll post the rest of the league news in the comments.

We come to today’s media selection: AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

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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 sunshine and Welcome Aboard.


CBA talks are continuing, but the owners have proposed an 18 game season with a 16 game limit for each player. What do you think?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    The owners have been trying to expand the regular season for years, this is just another avenue to do so.
    (2 votes)
  • 20%
    It’s a bargaining chip against the Player’s Association, nothing to see here move along.
    (8 votes)
  • 20%
    It’s just another way for the owners to get more regular season money in their pockets.
    (8 votes)
  • 12%
    For the right money, the owners and players association could probably reach a compromise, but it wouldn’t be in the best interest of the individual players.
    (5 votes)
  • 22%
    The preseason isn’t interesting anyway, might as well figure out how to get more regular season games.
    (9 votes)
  • 20%
    Something else, put your answer in the comments.
    (8 votes)
40 votes total Vote Now