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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: July 6th and 7th, 2019

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Weekend Open Thread

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Scott Studwell retires from Minnesota Vikings Photo by Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via Getty Images

Good Morning!

What’s on tap for you this weekend? #dadjoke. Anyway, what’s on your weekend schedule? We finished Stranger Things 3 last night, looking forward to the new Spiderman movie (it’s gotten good reviews) and then it’s Soccer Sunday! Starting with the World Cup Finals with the USWNT kicking off against the Netherlands at 10 Central, then the CONCACAF Gold Cup finals with the USMNT kicking off versus Mexico at 8pm Central. Today’s lead picture is former Vikings LB and DN legend Scott Studwell for those of you to young to remember. 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:

From Chris: Remedy Brewing Company in Sioux Falls, South Dakota Vikings-themed beer named one of NFL’s best by ESPN.

Madden NFL 20 releases initial ratings for 2019 rookie class.

From Kyle at Niners Nation (featuring our own Eric Thompson) -debating the better quarterback: Jimmy Garoppolo versus Kirk Cousins.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Wobby will chat with experts from around the NFC North to set the stage for the 2019 season. We kick things off with’s Tori Petry, who shares some insights on a revamped Lions team which could pose problems for their division counterparts.

Watch former NFL wide receiver Randy Moss’ greatest jump-ball catches throughout this career.

Watch highlights of the Vikings defensive backs from the 2019 offseason program.

How PFF grades pass protection (not Vikings specific but it’s a good article)
credit to theartistformerlyknownasfil for posting this on the Open Threads

NFC North Roundup:

At Pride of Detroit The Alex Karras 2020 Hall of Fame campaign kicks off
(he should be inducted in my opinion)

2019 NFL preview: Ranking the NFC North wide receiver groups.

2018 Detroit Lions roster review: Will Da’Shawn Hand’s role grow in 2019?

Who will be the most explosive Lions player this season?

At Windy City Gridiron Bears given sixth-best Super Bowl odds.

Leonard Floyd: Round Table Discussion, Part 2.

NFC North Roster Comparison: Edge Rushers.

Over at Acme Packing Company Six over-under numbers that will help shape the Packers’ success in 2019.

Who will be the Packers’ surprise preseason star in 2019?

2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the Packers leaving Milwaukee County Stadium.

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: Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix Experience

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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 Skolberry and Welcome Aboard.


Who wins the WR3 job in training camp this year?

This poll is closed

  • 52%
    Chad Beebe
    (121 votes)
  • 6%
    Brandon Zylstra
    (16 votes)
  • 4%
    Dillon Mitchell
    (11 votes)
  • 1%
    Olabisi Johnson
    (4 votes)
  • 28%
    Jordan Taylor
    (65 votes)
  • 5%
    Someone else not listed here, put your answer in the comments.
    (12 votes)
229 votes total Vote Now