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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: August 29th, 2019

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Thorsday Open Thread

Arizona Cardinals v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Good Morning!

My consecutive days of Saturday start today as I’m finally off service just in time to play the hurricane game. The shelves are empty of cases of water in the stores already; seriously you’d think we didn’t do this exact same thing every.stinking.year. Sidenote: people are panicked lemmings. I haven’t seen if the game will be nationally broadcast tonight, if not I’ll catch it on DVR later this week. The Kyle Slotergoat™ watch continues with national pundits saying he’ll be cut by the Vikings. 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 breakfast, it’s Thorsday.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Key positional battles remaining via Ted.

Climbing The Pocket: Episode 165 - 2019 Roster Predictions, posted by GreatOdinsRaven.

The Mothership SB Nation posted a league wide NFL preview: here’s the Vikings preview.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com The Voyage | Episode 03 go inside team personnel meetings as the coaches and staff continue the process of narrowing down the 53-man roster. Plus, hear from current and former players on the uncertainty that goes along with being an NFL player at this time of the year.

Lunch break: The Athletic dives into ‘key differences’ for 2019 Vikings offense.

Game Preview: Vikings at Bills.

Matthew Coller ponders ten players to watch in the Vikings final preseason game.

League news:

It’s that time for one of my favorite series every year Deadspin’s “Why Your Team Sucks” by Drew Magary. The most recent team to get roasted are the San Diego Los Angeles Chargers, but let’s not forget the Dallas Cowboys.

Stephen Hauschka inks 2-year extension with Bills.

Jerry Jones has nothing to report on Ezekiel Elliott holdout.

We come to today’s media selection: Bryan Adams - Summer of ‘69.

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!

Poll

Regarding Kyle Sloter......

This poll is closed

  • 66%
    I think the Vikings will carry 3 QB’s and he’ll be one of them.
    (290 votes)
  • 11%
    I think the Vikings will carry 2 QB’s and he’ll be one of them.
    (49 votes)
  • 9%
    Kyle Sloter will be cut from the Vikings this year.
    (40 votes)
  • 8%
    I hope I don’t have to hear anymore about Slotergoat once the season starts.
    (38 votes)
  • 2%
    Phyre Rob
    (9 votes)
  • 2%
    Something else, put your answer in the comments
    (9 votes)
435 votes total Vote Now