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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: July 20th, 2020

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Here we go again

GENERAL INFORMATION: 10/1/01 - Minneapolis, MN Minnesota Vikings vs. Tampa bay at the Metrodome IN THIS PHOTO: Randy Moss makes a thirty-nine yard reception during the third quarter. The Vikings scored a tocuhdown several plays later, but it was null

Merry Monday, everyone!

We kick off another work week, in hopes that each passing off-season week brings us closer to our reward, a 2020 NFL season. This has been a very strange year (that’s a bit of an understatement), so nothing would surprise me anymore. Maybe they’ll have each team create a franchise team on Madden and let the teams battle it out there. It would be pretty simple, except I’m not sure who would play the games. The GM would obviously do the GM part, and the coaches would call the plays, but you obviously can’t have all 22 starters playing the game. They’d have to work that part out, I guess.

Poll

Do you think the NFL will have a 2020 season, and if so, how much of a season do you predict?

This poll is closed

  • 40%
    Yes - They’ll play 3⁄4 of a season (12 games)
    (104 votes)
  • 14%
    Yes-They’ll play half of a season (8 games)
    (38 votes)
  • 9%
    Maybe-4 games at the most
    (24 votes)
  • 18%
    Doubtful-I expect zero regular season games
    (48 votes)
  • 17%
    We’re all going to be dead by then
    (45 votes)
259 votes total Vote Now

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Wludford has your Vikings training camp preview.

Kendricks, Barr, and Harris are among the many players who are speaking out about the NFL’s Covid procedures.

It’s the silly season, which is when the minds of sports journalists wander into some strange places where unlikely events occur, and they write about those events. Chris shared one such story where he Vikings are listed as a favorite to sign Dak Prescott in 2021.

The NFL released the schedule for players to arrive at training camp. What? Yes, the 2020 training camp.

Other Vikings/NFL news, and random oddities and annoyances:

From FoxSports, Peyton Manning joked that the Nuggets could ask the Chargers how to handle playing in a stadium with no fans in the seats. Ouch, that’s a pretty good one.

We come to today’s media selection:

As requested. Real country is probably my favorite genre of music, so you hit the nail on the head with this one. Here’s Conway Twitty, enjoy!

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:

-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-Take the gender hatred elsewhere, it won’t be tolerated
-Keep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)
-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 wash your hands, touch each other’s faces often, and try the finger food.