I’m sure you’re wondering why the lead picture is from a soccer game...in Toronto. The Wilf family completed purchase of the Orlando City Soccer Club and NWSL Pride, which means I can continue to poke at all of you who hate futbol, and try to put Gone Fishin to sleep when he opens the Thorsday thread. Only a few more days until training camp, this year fans get to go see the practices, if you go let all of us know your impressions.
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:
Chris ponders: Which Vikings would you protect from a potential expansion draft?
ESPN: Vikings’ offensive arsenal among NFL’s best.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com: 3 Key Vikings Training Camp Questions: Barr & Kendricks’ Bounce-Back, Vacancy at LB3 & Increased Opportunities.
Wilf Family Completes Purchase of Orlando City Soccer Club and Orlando Pride.
3 Key Vikings Training Camp Questions: Added Experience for Starting Combo & Player on Rise Could Impact Cornerbacks.
From The Vikings Gazette: The Hall of Fame Series: Carl Eller.
Niners signing All-Pro LB Fred Warner to record five-year extension.
Browns QB Baker Mayfield remaining patient regarding new deal: ‘Everything will play itself out’
AFC South training camp preview: Will Julio Jones, Carson Wentz lift new teams? Trevor Lawrence hype!
State of the 2021 Miami Dolphins: Will Tua Tagovailoa step up in Year 2?
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 tip the cows, try the tiger meat and Welcome Aboard!