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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: August 14th, 2021

Saturday Open Thread

John Randle

Good Morning!

It’s game day for the Vikings! Yes, I know it’s preseason but preseason is better than the doldrums of the offseason. Since I cutoff Direct TV last year I don’t have access to games so I’ll be following along in the game threads for most of the afternoon. Consistent with any preseason game, I’m hoping for no injuries for either team along with a entertaining contest. Since we’ll be having game threads and other articles I’ll be posting a Sunday open thread for the usual complaining, gifs and shenanigans.

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 the Saturday, time to fire up the smoker or the grill and start chilling the beer.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Denver Broncos at Minnesota Vikings: Game time, television, radio, streaming and more.

Norse Code Episode 379: Live from the Union 32 Craft House. Arif and James are LIVE from the Union 32 Craft House with special guests Luke Braun from Locked On Vikings and The Daily Norseman’s Eric Thompson!

Vikings Training Camp Stock Report. All you need to invest in the Vikings up-coming season.

Vikings news from other sources:

From ‘Founders & Stewards’: Wilf Family Funds New Pro Football Hall of Fame Exhibit.

In Session: Summer School with TE Irv Smith, Jr.

Lunchbreak: Young Speedsters Aim to Impact Vikings Offense & Special Teams.

Mike Zimmer Explains Approach to 3-Game Preseason.

League News:

What we learned from Thursday’s preseason doubleheader.

Cam Newton jokes Chase Young is ‘smaller than I thought’ after taking big hit.

Dwayne Haskins performs like a ‘jazz player’ in bid to earn Steelers’ No. 2 QB job.
(probably should have performed like a football player tbh)

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 wash your hands, watch out for the dude behind the plexiglass and Welcome Aboard!


Which unit are you going to pay the most attention to during today’s game.

This poll is closed

  • 74%
    offensive line
    (128 votes)
  • 9%
    (17 votes)
  • 2%
    wide receivers
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    (0 votes)
  • 1%
    running backs
    (2 votes)
  • 11%
    something else, put your answer in the comments
    (20 votes)
172 votes total Vote Now