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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Thursday June 24th, 2021

Thorsday Open Thread

NFL: JUN 15 Vikings Minicamp Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Good Morning!

Many thanks to GA Skol for helping out with the open thread while Gone Fishin is busy with work, it’s easy to do on my week off but eats into my sleep time the week I’m working. I know we’re all sad there won’t be any Euro matches today and tomorrow, the round of 16 starts on Saturday. There isn’t much going on with the NFL right now although I hear there is the occasional boat cruise scheduled here and there. 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 Thorsday, one more day until weekend eve!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Twyman expects to be “110%” after shooting incident.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings S Xavier Woods was wired for sound during a recent OTA practice at the TCO Performance Center.

Lunchbreak: Cook-Jefferson Among CBS Sports’ Top 10 NFL Duos for 2021.

Greg Coleman Reflects on Hurdles & Help on Path to Black College Football HoF.

ESPN’s Cronin Picks Surprise Standout from Vikings Offseason Program.
(cronin h8’s surprises)

League News:

San Francisco 49ers Chief Administration Officer Hannah Gordon and Washington Football Team VP of Guest Experience Joey Colby-Begovich join NFL Network’s MJ Acosta-Ruiz to discuss the impact of Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib coming out.

NFL Scouting Combine location open to leaguewide bidding process beginning with 2023 event.

Which franchise could win first Super Bowl in 2021 NFL season? Bills, Browns Titans top list.

NFL players have July 2 deadline to opt out of 2021 season.

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, tip uber driver and the cows, Welcome Aboard!

Euro 2020 Update:

Round of 16 matches open on Saturday, I’ll be sure and post the schedule on the weekend thread for everyone :-)