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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: July 26th, 2019

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Weekend Eve Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Rob Leiter/Getty Images

Good Morning!

We’ve finally made it to training camp! No more soccer stories or other nonsense from me for at least week or two. However, my unlimited hype of Kyle Sloter is going to continue any or all are welcome to jump aboard the bandwagon. Guesses for who Mr. Mankato will be this year have started, look for a poll on the weekend thread. 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:

Wludford handicaps the Vikings offensive linemen.

Chris ponders who will be this year’s Mr. Mankato?

Stefon Diggs #73 on NFL Network Top 100 list.

Kirk Cousins makes NFL Network Top 100 list at #78.

Ted notes It all comes down to the offensive line.

Good Morning Gjallahorn, ep 058 featuring Ted, Drew and Dave.

Peterplaysbass Fanposted the News and Links comment counts for the first half of the year. Thanks PPB!

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com Minnesota Vikings Podcast: The Debut + OC Kevin Stefanski Episode No. 1

Watch the trailer for ‘The Voyage,’ the newest digital series from the Vikings Entertainment Network, which will tell the story of the 2019 Vikings through behind-the-scenes access and interviews with coaches and current and former players. The first episode will debut online on Wednesday, July 31.

Vikings Daily Digest: Kris Boyd has special appreciation for HC Mike Zimmer’s coaching points.

Rookie TE Irv Smith Jr. focused on being a well rounded asset on offense.

Vikings 2019 Verizon Training Camp Schedule.

From Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com The Minnesota Vikings and the hunt to recapture 2017’s magic.

Also posted at SkorNorth, The official 2019 Mr. Mankato odds.

League news:

From NFL.com Top 100 Players of 2019, Nos. 61-70: Lindsay, Conner land on list.

Ryan Fitzpatrick leads Josh Rosen in Dolphins QB battle.

CowboysEzekiel Elliott not on team plane to camp.

Colts hold Andrew Luck out of team drills, cite Kevin Durant’s injury.

Sterling Shepard fractures thumb at Giants practice

We come to today’s media selection: Minneapolis Miracle Sideline Cam

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, buy into the hype and Welcome Aboard!