The weekend continues for most of you, I hope you’re able to take advantage with friends and family (safely because ‘rona and 2020). Someone throw an extra burger or bratwurst on the grill in my honor because I’ll be at work. 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 the Monday, still time to fire up the grill and crack open a cold beverage.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Chris previewed the 2020 NFL season with Bears Talk Underground.
Wludford channels his inner Carnac the Magnificent with Vikings 2020-21 Season Predictions.
Official Daily Norseman Pick ‘Em and Survival Pool signups open Monday.
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: Ben Leber and Ron Johnson joined Paul Allen on this week’s “Vikings GamePlan” to make their predictions for the 2020 season: Vikings Record, NFC North Champion, Super Bowl Participants and More.
Former Vikings player and coach Pete Bercich looks at what fans can expect from new Vikings DE Yannick Ngakoue this season.
On the Roster: A Look at the Vikings Initial 53 for 2020.
Steelers DT Cameron Heyward agrees to 4-year, $65.6M extension.
An inside look at wild backstory behind Saints’ last-ditch effort to sign Jadeveon Clowney.
We come to today’s media selection:
George Thorogood & The Destroyers One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.
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, don’t be a jerk and Welcome Aboard!