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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: August 15th and 16th, 2020

Weekend Eve Open Thread

Philadelphia Eagles v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Good Morning!

What’s on tap for everyone this weekend? I’m thinking about smoking a pork shoulder Sunday morning but otherwise no big plans. 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:

Chris notes the Vikings claim S Steven Parker off waivers from Miami Dolphins.

Vikings news from other sources:

From RB Dalvin Cook addressed the media via a video conference call on Friday.

5 Observations: Vikings Unveil New-Look Offensive Line, Cornerback Group.

Cam Smith in ‘Good Place’ Ahead of Heart Surgery & ‘Driven to Return

Presser Points: Zimmer Getting Vikings Prepared with No Preseason.

League News:

Why George Kittle deserved to reset TE market; top 5 GM-coach duos.

49ers adding receiver help with Tavon Austin, J.J. Nelson.

Texans announce no fans for home opener against Ravens.

Baker Mayfield ‘back to basics’ after losing himself in 2019.

We come to today’s media selection: Joe Walsh - Life’s Been Good

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!