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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: August 1st, 2019

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Thorsday Open Thread

First full day of practice at Minnesota Vikings training camp Photo by Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via Getty Images

Good Morning!

It’s Thorsday and training camp is in full swing. If you’re not following our own Eric Thompson on twitter I’d recommend you do so, he’ll be continuing his camp coverage until training camp is complete. Today’s poll was borrowed (with permission) from Daily Norseman member Captain von Trapp’s most recent Fanpost. Meanwhile, we’ll 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 and have a martini lunch, it’s Thorsday.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

The Front Page writers have the Minnesota Vikings Training Camp stories in one convenient place.

Ted ponders what he likes and what worries him about this year’s training camp.

Climbing the Pocket Fantasy 201 | Keeper and Draft Strategies featuring Myles and Flip.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com The Voyage | Episode 01 In the premiere episode of The Voyage, go inside off-season meetings as the team returned this off-season and Coach Zimmer set the tone for what’s expected heading into the 2019 season. Plus, get a behind-the-scenes look at the draft process which was the final one that Scott Studwell would be a part of as a member of the organization.

Head Coach Mike Zimmer sits down with NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero at his Kentucky ranch to discuss what a championship would mean in the context of his journey.

Head Coach Mike Zimmer joined NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero and James Jones after Wednesday’s training camp practice to talk about how camp has gone so far, the closeness of his team, Everson Griffen and Xavier Rhodes looking to bounce-back, and more.

NFL Network’s James Jones catches up with Vikings WRs Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs to talk about expectations for 2019, WR Chad Beebe and more.

Vikings Daily Digest: Jaleel Johnsontaking full advantage’ of extra practice reps.

Lunch break: Joe Thomas calls Danielle Hunter ‘LeBron James in pads’

Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com notes if young Vikings RBs want to play, they better learn to block.

League news:

It’s that time for one of my favorite series every year Deadspin’s “Why Your Team Sucks” by Drew Magary. Recent teams to be roasted include the Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Detroit Lions. I’ll update the teams as they are posted.

From NFL.com Michael Thomas agrees to 5-year, $100M extension.

Stephen Jones: Cowboys won’t be a market-setter.

Broncos-Falcons: What to watch in Hall of Fame game.

Kirk Cousins: Vikings can be ‘explosive’ with play-action.

Mike Zimmer on Vikings doubters: ‘I love to prove people wrong

Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti dies at 78.

We come to today’s media selection: Judas Priest - Painkiller (Official Video)

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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 hummus and Welcome Aboard!

Poll

If the Vikings never win a Super Bowl in your lifetime, would you consider your fandom to be a waste of time?

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    Yes
    (39 votes)
  • 79%
    No
    (181 votes)
  • 3%
    Something else, put your answer in the comments.
    (7 votes)
227 votes total Vote Now