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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: July 8th, 2020

Wednesday Open Thread

GENERAL INFORMATION: 11/25/01 - Minneapolis, MN - Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears at the Metrodome. IN THIS PHOTO: Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears at home, 11/25/2001. On the sidelines, left to right, are Randy Moss, Cris Carter and Daunte Culpe

Good Morning, It’s Hump Day!

It’s midweek for most of you or as we call it at my house “the day before I have to go back to the bad place.” We’re going with more of the iconic composer Ennio Morricone today after I did some research on his career. I was surprised how many of his songs I recognized from movies. We’re inching closer to the start of training camp follow by no preseason games and the the onset of the regular season.......maybe. 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 Wednesday, feel free to post a family friend Hump Day gif in the comments, yes Waldo is family friendly, or close enough.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris ponders: The time the Vikings signed a quarterback to a ten-year contract.

Vikings news from other sources:

From NFL Network’s Randy Moss dives into the current Vikings’ roster, which will look much different than the team that took the field last January in the season-ending loss to the 49ers.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero explains NFL, NFLPA COVID-19 testing protocol plans.

Lunchbreak: CBS Sports Ranks Zimmer 10th Among NFL Head Coaches.

League News:

State of the Franchise: Can Vikings deliver in Mike Zimmer’s contract year?

Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs celebrate ‘win-win’ extension.

Eagles ‘disappointed’ in DeSean Jackson over anti-Semitic posts.

Winners and losers from Patrick Mahomes’ contract extension.

Mahomes’ deal: Which other QB would you want for next 12 years?

We come to today’s media selection:
Ennio Morricone - The Best of Ennio Morricone - Greatest Hits

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 your wash your hands, tip your waiter and Welcome Aboard!