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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: August 28th, 2020

Weekend Eve Open Thread

Green Bay Packers v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Good Morning, It’s Friday!

I’ll be traveling most of today to Georgia, most likely I’ll be able to post the weekend thread but it might be delayed as the internet connection where I’m going is limited at best. Only sixteen more days until the Vikings play the Packers at US Bank Stadium, unfortunately in front of now fans. Meanwhile we’ll carry on with our news and links open thread full of crockpot recipes, nap strategies and beer recommendations; drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and it’s weekend eve, time to get the smoker ready for the weekend.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Wludford ponders: What Is Gary Kubiak Planning for the Vikings Offense?

GA Skol is hosting a Pick Em League and the Unofficial Open Thread Survival League, if you want to sign up go check out his fanpost.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com Head Coach Mike Zimmer and Co-Defensive Coordinator Andre Patterson addressed the media on Thursday About Social Justice.

QB Kirk Cousins and LB Eric Kendricks addressed the media on Thursday.

3 Observations: After 2-Hour Team Meeting, Practice Includes PBUs by Mike Hughes & Holton Hill.

Lunchbreak: Bisi Johnson, Brian O’Neill Among Camp Standouts.

League News:

NFL Network’s Cynthia Frelund ranks all 32 teams by the strength of their safeties heading into training camp.

Multiple NFL teams cancel practice Thursday in wake of Jacob Blake shooting.

Ravens call for arrest of police who killed Breonna Taylor, shot Jacob Blake in statement.

Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard: Sitting out regular-season game an option.

NFL Network coverage focuses on social justice conversations.

We come to today’s media selection: Pink Floyd - Welcome To The Machine

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!