We’ve (almost) finally made it to training camp. One week from today Kyle Slotergoat™ Sloter starts his conquest for the backup QB job along with a lot of other guys who have something to prove on the practice field and preseason. We’ve had a lot of fun with the Kyle Sloter, Chad Beebe, Brandon Zylstra thing since last year; I hope they all make the team again but really I want the best 11 players for the Vikings on the field at all times. 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 go ahead leave work early, it’s Friday.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Good Morning Gjallarhorn - ep 056 - A Big Fan of Morning Football - with Ted, Drew, and Dave.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com Wobby sat down with Head Coach Mike Zimmer at his ranch in Kentucky to look ahead to the start of training camp, his goals for the team during camp, his discussions this offseason with Gary Kubiak, keys to success for Kevin Stefanski, the young core of the team, and more.
Lunch break: PFF believes Anthony Harris ready for the next step.
TE Kyle Rudolph hosts his 7th annual youth camp at Providence Academy.
Emotional visit to U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum increases emphathy.
Kendrick Norton was scheduled to be released from the hospital Thursday.
At ESPN How it started: First jobs in football for all 32 NFL head coaches.
We come to today’s media selection: Letterkenny New Season - Back to Chirpin’
(some bad words in here, if those offend you do not click on the link)
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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 last of the offseason and Welcome Aboard!