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Monday Open Thread: July 12, 2021

It’s kickoff time for this wonderful week of work!

NFL: JUN 16 Vikings Minicamp Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Merry Monday, everyone!

If you haven’t done so yet, would you please take a look at the picture up top? Did you look? Great! Upon looking at that picture, did you immediately think of the scene on Weird Science when Gary and Wyatt are wearing bras on their heads? I did. I saw the picture, laughted, and that scene was the first thing that popped into my mind.

Good grief, is that dumb soccer game tournament thingy still going on? How long does this thing last? They’re going to start next year’s tournament before they end this one. Is this like the soccer game thingy when the game doesn’t end when the time runs out? Like, the tournament actually ended, but some official steps in because his team isn’t the victor and decides that the tournament is still going on? What a goofy sport game.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

34 score years ago, Chris broght upon this internet, a new Vikings site. Why am I wearing a top hat? Weird. Umm, it’s the DN’s 15th birthday today, Chris has the details. I found this site many years ago, and I stayed because I noticed that this was the greatest Vikings site on earth, and it still is today, despite my presence. Mucho kudos to Chris for what he’s built.

From Chris, Eric Kendricks fell a bit on ESPN’s list of top linebackers. I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that Mr. Kendricks hasn’t lost any sleep over the list.

Other Vikings/NFL news and random oddities and annoyances:

Barkevious Mingo has been charged with indecency, according to MSN. According to the story, the charge is due to Mingo being accused of having sexual contact with a child. Not many details have been released, due to the nature of the charges and the age of the victim. Innocent until proven guilty, but if this is true, I don’t know that there is a punishment severe enough. Let’s hope it isn’t true. Yuck.

In NFC North news from, A-a-ron plans to ‘figure things out in a couple weeks’, and it’s unlikely that the Bears and Allen Robinson will have an extension signed ahead of next week’s deadline. I can understand Rogers not having things figured out, he’s a busy guy, it’s not like this is the off-season or anything. Hee hee.

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. Welcome aboard! Belly up & tie one one, don’t forget to tip the cows, and try the head cheese.