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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: August 6th, 2020

Thorsday Open Thread

Mankato, MN 8/2/99 - The first day of Vikings training camp in Mankato. — Mankato Mn, 8/11/99....Vikings offensive linemen Randall McDaniel leads a drill during practice at Mankato, following McDaniel his Korey Stringer (77), Todd Steussie (73) and Jef

Good Morning, It’s Thorsday

Your Thorsday Open Thread is up, running, and ready for business. I’m back on service for the next seven days, so of course we finally have Vikings football related news to talk about for a change. I did see the news that we’ll be getting Coral next Tuesday, as promised I did send an email to the Coral developers, I’ll put my thoughts in the comments section today. 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 notes: The Vikings have Ezra Cleveland practicing at guard early on.

From the SB Nation staff: Coral, our new commenting system, is coming soon and will launch on the Daily Norseman on Tuesday, Aug. 11th.

Unbelievable! - Stickin’ With Rick. BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald discuss Rick Spielman’s extension, the PJ Hall trade fail and the NFL Top 100.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Offensive Coordinator / Assistant Head Coach Gary Kubiak addressed the media via a video conference call on Wednesday. and Detailed Competitions Along The Offensive Line, Getting Jefferson Caught Up, Lack of Preseason Games, More.

After Extended Lull, Vikings Appreciate Being ‘Back on the Grass

Vikings Emphasize Personal Responsibility In and Out of Facility.

Randall McDaniel, Mike Morris & Dixon Edwards Revisit Training Camp Memories.

League News:

Opt-outs at 60 players as Thursday deadline approaches.

NFLPA provides players with number to report protocol violations.

Raiders release running back Jeremy Hill two days after signing.

Pro Football Hall of Fame: My Class of 2021 modern-era predictions.

We come to today’s media selection: David Bowie - Changes (2015 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, wear a mask, try the buffet and Welcome Aboard!

Topic of the Day: The Vikings are playing Ezra Cleveland at guard to start training camp, however Cleveland played tackle in college. What do you think of this potential move?