Big thanks to Gone Fishin for posting the thread for me yesterday, I drove up to Georgia to put a couple of stands up, clear some land and cut some trees. Big shoutout to Kubota, Polaris and whoever made that chainsaw I was using. We worked about five hours but got everything done we could for now. I’ll probably make another trip up again next month before the season starts and when it’s not so damn hot. I posted pictures yesterday on the first open thread of the lane we cleared and one of the tower blinds we put up if you’re interested.
I did see camp coverage yesterday by the local and national media, from reports KJ Osborn is pushing hard for a roster spot as a WR with Westbrook being eased into the offense, Kellen Mond looks like a rookie, Uli Odoh is making noise at RG over everyone’s favorite player to dunk on, and we still don’t know who will be kicking FG’s yet really.
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 and get the smoker fired up.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
New Shirt Alert: Minnesota Meaty Boys. Thanks to the quick work of Breaking T, Eric Kendricks’ hilarious quote from Training Camp is now on a new shirt!
Notes from Day 1 of Vikings Training Camp. What was happening today in Eagan?
The Daily Norseman Mailbag; Start of training camp mailbag.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com: Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday and Talks About Depth and Competition at Cornerback and O-Line, Challenge For Jefferson In Year 2 and Much More.
DT Michael Pierce addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday.
DT Dalvin Tomlinson addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday.
T Brian O’Neill addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday.
Jets, QB Zach Wilson agree to terms on rookie deal after brief camp absence.
Training Camp Buzz: Zach Ertz ‘not happy’ at Eagles camp after offseason trade request.
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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!