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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: August 20th, 2020

Thorsday Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Good Morning, It’s Thorsday

Your Thorsday Open Thread is up, running, and ready for business. I’m back on service today and for the next seven days so words and links up here might get limited as I can’t see comments on my work computer. I was asked about Coral in the comments section yesterday which provides an easy segway here; Gone Fishin and I (along with several DNers) have sent several emails to various people at SB Nation/Vox regarding the current commenting platform. They are working to improve the platform to make it more user friendly but the only timeline I’ve seen is “before the season starts.” Also, a couple of people have asked; Gone Fishin and I aren’t going anywhere. I do realize that I have been commenting on the Fanpost at the Daily Gopher, Gone Fishin worked really hard over a period of four years to make the open thread what it is today, a place anyone can comment about the Vikings or other things of interest without getting personally attacked. At some point the Coral team will get the kinks worked out here, and we’ll be back in business, if you have questions for me that I can answer right click my username to reveal my email, yes I’ll answer you back. 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 Thorsday - I was informed this is cultural appropriation, but I’m not smart and still don’t know what that means.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris ponders: Dantz Dantz Revolution? Third-round pick turning heads at Vikings camp.

Vikings and Dalvin Cook break off contract discussion talks.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com: Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media via a video conference call on Wednesday.

3 Observations: Kirk Cousins Celebrates Birthday with Red Zone Success.

Lunchbreak: Defense Could Determine if Vikings Reach Ceiling in 2020.

League News:

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks early risers in training camp. (it’s August)

Training Camp Buzz: Ryan Fitzpatrick expected to win Dolphins’ QB battle over Tua Tagovailoa.

Bashaud Breeland suspended four games for violation of substance-abuse policy.

Titans, QB Trevor Siemian agree to one-year deal.

We come to today’s media selection: Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK

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, wear a mask, be a jerk and Welcome Aboard!

Topic of the Day: The interior of the Vikings offensive line has been suboptimal (to be kind) for the last couple of years; what would you like to see the Vikings do to bolster the interior?