Wooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!! The (pre) season kicks off tonight for the Vikings against the Saints and I can feel the excitement. I’m going to DVR the game since I’ll be working but I’ll follow along in the game thread if I’m able depending on work. I saw Lucas did a “three players to watch article” good stuff Lucas. I’ll be watching the second wave of offensive and defensive lineman to glean what I can from who gets playing time and rotations. The usual good game and no injuries all around from me. 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 and football is on tonight.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Chris has the Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints: Game time, television, radio, streaming and more.
Lucas posits three players to watch: Vikings vs. Saints.
Skoldiers - 048 - When the Vikes go Marching In: Vikings camp update and Saints preseason preview hosted by Flipmazzi.
The Front Page writers have the Minnesota Vikings Training Camp stories in one convenient place.
Vikings news from other sources:
Wobby recently sat down with rookie C Garrett Bradbury to talk about his relationship with QB Kirk Cousins, what it’ll be like playing in his first preseason game this Friday, some of his pregame rituals, and more.
Dog Tag Honoring Fallen Soldier Making Trip with Vikings.
Vikings and WR Adam Thielen surprise fan with season tickets for Make-a-Wish.
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 is the Atlanta Falcons, but let’s not forget about the Green Bay Packers. I’ll continue to update the teams as they are posted.
We come to today’s media selection: AC/DC - For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)
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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 purple koolaid and Welcome Aboard!