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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: August 15th, 2019

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Thorsday Open Thread

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Good Morning!

It’s Saturday for me for the next seven days, I’ll keep links up here in the words no one reads fresh. The Vikings play Sunday against the Seahawks, Vikings.com indicates the game will be nationally broadcast, I’ll have to DVR setup for the replay on the NFL network just in case. 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 chili dog, 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.

Let’s try to predict what the Vikings do with Kaare Vedvik, ponders Chris.

Arif and James are back with Norse Code Podcast Episode 281: Kicker Hypotheticals.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com The Voyage | Episode 02 Hear from current and former Vikings on what the grind of training camp is like and how it has evolved over time, with the current Vikings continuing to look at correcting what went wrong a season ago and get both sides of the ball back on track for 2019.

Game Preview: Seahawks at Vikings.

Lunch break: NFL.com says 3 of top 9 defenses reside in NFC North.

From Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com how Kirk Cousins’ accuracy can drive the Vikings offense.

League news:

It’s that time for one of my favorite series every year Deadspin’s “Why Your Team Sucks” by Drew Magary. Finally it’s time for the Minnesota Vikings to be on the receiving end, but let’s not forget the Green Bay Packers. I’ll update the teams as they are posted.

From NFL.com David Montgomery, Tony Pollard among 2019 NFL rookie risers.

Colts want to name starter by third preseason game.

Jimmy Garoppolo throws 5 consecutive INTs in practice.

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entering partnership with NFL.

We come to today’s media selection:
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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.
Tip your waiter, not the cows and Welcome Aboard!