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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Friday July 9th, 2021

Friday Open Thread

Mitch Berger #17...

Good Morning!

One week down, how many more until training camp? Elsa was as expected here with some small trees down and flooding around the creeks. One of the position battles I’m going to watch besides right gourd is WR3, I’d like to see ISM (or someone) capture the role so the team doesn’t have to spend more money on a one year veteran player. 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.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris Doleman’s advice put Larry Fitzgerald on the path to the NFL: Advice to his parents, that is.

Vikings news from other sources:

From The Voice of the Vikings Paul Allen is back with another edition of the Pick 6. This week, PA hits on the team’s situation at the third WR spot, how Sheldon Richardson will fit in on defense, which future Hall of Famer — Harrison Smith or Patrick Peterson — will have more picks in 2021, and more.

Xs & Os: How ‘Freakish Athlete’ Kene Nwangwu’s Size & Speed Could Help Vikings in 2021.

From The Vikings Gazette: What Kind of Vikings Fan Are You? (if you’re on Twitter give the guys a follow)

League News:

2021 NFL season: Ranking the most versatile players in the league.

Reinvigorated Travis Kelce chasing title following Chiefs’ ‘shellacking’ in Super Bowl LV.

Lions’ QB room ‘pumped’ as Melissa Gonzalez, David Blough’s wife, heads to Olympics.

Patrick Mahomes: With toe ‘feeling great,’ Chiefs ready to ‘make a run at it and win the Super Bowl’

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-No discussion of politics or religion
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-Speaking of which, if discussing a newer show or movie, please use spoiler tags
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-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!