Coral isn’t a good commenting platform for what we use it for, I’ve typed some version of that dozens of times since Coral replaced Chorus (rip) on the SB Nation NFL Blogs. Those of you who’ve been here for a while know (1) I’m annoying, (c) I don’t give up once something ticks me off. I’ve sent multiple emails regarding Coral to the admins regarding the inadequacy of the platform to carry on conversations here at the The Daily Norseman did a Zoom call, still frustrated with the lack of progress. I was at work yesterday, had a break between patients so I sent another email detailing what I had already laid out in simple form...load all comments, color change with new comments, and find a damn Z key. I did get a reply, the Coral admins are working on adapting the system, below is a link to signup to beta test the changes they are proposing. If you’re interested, click the link (Friday safe) and test the new ideas and give them honest feedback.
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 weekend, time to fire up the smoker and start chilling the beer, or go to work.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
U.S. Bank Stadium is the best home field in the NFL - duh.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com: Vikings Legend Kevin Williams recently sat down with the Voice of the Vikings, Paul Allen, to talk about entering the team’s Ring of Honor this fall and look back at his Hall of Fame worthy NFL career.
Lunchbreak: Vikings & NFL Teams Have Option for Alternative Helmets Beginning in 2022.
Reels and the Road: Vikings Scout retires after 34 years.
How Steelers’ revamped offense will benefit Big Ben; plus, QB-coach combos under pressure.
NFL players, community react to Derek Chauvin’s sentencing for murder of George Floyd.
Roundup: Jets signing former Washington OT Morgan Moses to one-year deal.
Bears WR Marquise Goodwin falls short in qualifying bid for Tokyo Olympics.
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 the cows and Welcome Aboard!
Coral link: You’ll be given details of that test if you join our testing group before Monday: https://forms.gle/qFDtydKfqJ2a6n4T8
Euro 2020 Schedule:
Wales v Denmark 12pm ET
Italy v Australia 3pm ET
Netherlands v Czech Republic 12pm ET
Belgium v Portugal 3pm ET