It’s Hump Day and my Friday, a fact I’m sure is only interesting to me. I’ll be looking for that email from Vikings.com today, I did send an email yesterday and got a canned “so you’re interested in season tickets” response. Training camp will be upon us soon which is sure to spark more spirited debates on who the 4th WR should be and “we need a backup long snapper.” Meanwhile, time to 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 leave work early, it’s Hump Day.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Roc Thomas suspended for first three games of 2019 season notes Chris.
Skoldiers - 045 - Offseason Recap Pt 2 - Coaching and Offense hosted by Ed and Mike.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com Wobby addresses fan comments and questions, including the excitement level surrounding year two of Kirk Cousins as a Viking, how the team could use the team’s tight ends in 2019, the battle for the backup QB spot, the push to get Jim Marshall into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and more.
Adam Zimmer teaching the linebackers hows and whys with examples of Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr.
Training Camp Primer: How might one change on the line affect the Vikings defense?
Lunch break: NFC North bunched together in ESPN’s future power rankings.
Golden Tate: Matthew Stafford is ‘best QB I’ve played with’
AFC South training camp preview: Quarterback questions loom.
We come to today’s media selection: Metallica - Smoke On The Water
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 monotony and Welcome Aboard!