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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Friday July 23rd, 2021

Weekend Eve Open Thread

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

Good Morning!

I did see the tweet yesterday by Tom Pelissero (see below) from the league talking about potential actions in case a game is required to be forfeited due to a Covid outbreak.

I was hesitant to say anything about it (based on yesterday’s thread) even though it effects the league and our favorite team as a few Vikings players have indicated they are not vaccinated...however, here it is. What this isn’t is a segway into your favorite political, personal or religious beliefs. If you’re going full Covid moran keep in mind who I am and what I do in the real world before you start talking about what you read or saw on bookface or some random Twitter account.

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 weekend eve, time to plan the beer and meat menu for the weekend or go to work.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris notes: ESPN tabs Ezra Cleveland as potential breakout candidate, hopefully Cleveland does. . .rock.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com: Offensive Coordinator Klint Kubiak and Co-Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers Coach Adam Zimmer were wired for sound during OTA practices last month at the TCO Performance Center.

From the Vikings Gazette: How to Become a Smarter Football Fan and The Hall of Fame Series: Gary Zimmerman.

League News:

Longtime NFL assistant coach Greg Knapp dies following bicycling accident.

NFL informs clubs that COVID-19 outbreaks among unvaccinated players could lead to forfeited games.

State of the 2021 Buffalo Bills: Josh Allen’s team ready to take next step?

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!