I’m getting a late start on this as work spilled over tonight, I have been following the developments between the league and players association via Twitter, I’ll post those applicable tweets today. 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, get the smoker started, get all your outdoor chores done early, and have a beer or two, it’s going to be a great weekend!
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Another reason to be mad at the Pandemic: Dalvin Cook’s holdout may have just gotten a boost, the rules have changed, and it’s to #33’s advantage.
New NFL Revenue Deal Means Cuts Coming notes Wludford.
Vikings, Mike Zimmer make contract extension official, he’s now under contract through the 2023 season.
NFL, NFLPA agree to practice squad expansion, changes.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com: Mike Zimmer’s Extension Overlaps with Defensive Core, Possible Offensive Continuity.
Lunchbreak: Courtney Cronin Believes Vikings O-Line Will be Improved in 2020.
Former Baylor Teammates Harrison Hand & James Lynch Reunite with Vikings After Season Apart.
The Voice of the Vikings, Paul Allen, and former Vikings linebacker Ben Leber give their thoughts on Head Coach Mike Zimmer’s recent contract extension.
Consistent with the weekend thread, I’ll post league news in the comments section.
We come to today’s media selection: Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
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: Now that it looks like we’ll be seeing professional football this year, what do you realistically think the the floor and ceiling is for this years Vikings team?