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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: July 11th and 12th, 2020

Weekend Open Thread

NFL: JAN 11 NFC Divisional Playoff - Vikings at 49ers Photo by Kiyoshi Mio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Good Morning!

I hope you’re having a great weekend while I spend mine at work. I know most of you don’t need to hear this, but I’m going to say it one last time for all the people in the back: I’m tired of the politics in the daily threads. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t have to hide or delete comments because of politics, that stops immediately. I’m going to continue moderating the threads as usual but I’ll be tossing out warnings and bans no matter how short or long you’ve been commenting on the Daily Norseman. This is my fun place just like it’s yours, a place to talk Vikings football, post gifs and have a general good time during work. That’s getting ruined by a few people who can’t follow the rules, but no more. Meanwhile we’ll carry on with our news and links full of crockpot recipes, nap strategies and beer recommendations; drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and it’s the weekend, you should get all your outdoor chores done early, fire up the smoker or grill, and have a beer or two.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

NFL vs. COVID-19: A Preview by Wludford, now updated with the latest news.

Chris notes: No fans will be allowed at Vikings Training Camp this year

Vikings news from other sources:

From Gabe Henderson is joined by former Vikings linebacker and current radio analyst Ben Leber to look at the massive amount of turnover the team will see at the cornerback position heading into the 2020 season and how they are setup to move forward with this new-look group.

Verizon Vikings Training Camp to Proceed without Fans in 2020.

Vikings LB Anthony Barr joined Tom Pelissero on “NFL Now” to talk about his offseason, expectations for 2020 and more.

League News:

Consistent with the weekend thread, I’ll post league news in the comments section.

We come to today’s media selection: Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower

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. Don’t forget to wash your hands, try the buffet and Welcome Aboard!

Topic of the day: Considering the makeup of the Vikings current roster: Which would you rather have, a top 5 offense or top 5 defense?