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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: August 22nd and 23rd, 2020

Weekend Open Thread

Vikings v Packers

Good Morning!

I’m working this weekend so no plans other than gouge, I’d rather be planting food plots or firing up the smoker to be honest. I still have plans to go to Georgia next weekend but after looking at the forecast of not one but two potential hurricanes in the gulf I think I’m going to take a wait and see attitude. 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:

Vikings DL: More Questions than Answers ponders Wludford.

Norse Code Podcast Episode 331: The Covid Year™ Norse Code is back and so is Training Camp! Arif covers it as best as he can from under the bleachers and behind glass with discussions on the corners, the line, the qbs, and more! (nice trademark use Arif).

Unbelievable! - Training Camp, Sort Of. BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald discuss some early reports from Vikings training camp.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com: Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media via a video conference call on Friday on His Plan For Incorporating Contact Moving Forward, Upcoming Practice at U.S. Bank Stadium, Team Having ‘A Ways To Go’ Still, More.

3 Observations: Ant Harris Denies Vikings Offense Last-Second Touchdown.

Vikings Camp Memories: Revolutionary Rookie Part of ‘98 Magic.

Presser Points: Zimmer Focused on Cleaning Up Would-Be Penalties at Practice.

20 Questions Facing Vikings at 2020 Training Camp.

League News:

NFL’s five most/least enviable QB situations in 2020.

Five NFL free agent-team fits: Jadeveon Clowney to Patriots?

Former Colts P Pat McAfee set for 1st WWE match.

Is there a No. 2 Dolphins QB battle between Josh Rosen, Tua Tagovailoa?

Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy aiming for Super Bowl: ‘Make no bones about it

We come to today’s media selection: Immigrant Song (Remaster)

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: Should the Vikings look to add a free agent NT or 3T on a one or two year deal to bolster the defensive line, and if so who would you sign?