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Tuesday Open Thread: August 3, 2021


NFL: AUG 02 Minnesota Vikings Training Camp

Merry Tuesday, everyone!

Wow, the Vikings are really loading up on quarterbacks. Who knows? Maybe they’ll find a diamond in the rough, although it really won’t matter for the next two years, as they’re tied to a certain someone through 2022. That is, UNLESS they pull off a trade with someone similar to the Texans/Browns trade when the Texans sent Horsepiler to the Browns along with a 2nd round pick and a 6th round pick just to take the quarterback’s massive cap hit off of their books. Not saying it will happen, but that it can happen. It would cost the Vikings a lot more draft picks than what the Texans had to give up, in my opinion. Hey, maybe the Vikings could just coax Horsepiler out of retirement.

Okay, so I thought I had an infection from an insect sting, which I did. The docs didn’t even consider that there were any other underlying issues, because the bite area was so obviously infected that they assumed that it was the cause of all of my symptoms. I went back to the doc yesterday because I wasn’t feeling any better, and they did a Covid test (thanks for the suggestion, Rob), and lo and behold, I have the plague. Blech. Anyway, my apologies for not getting a second thread posted yesterday, but I spent a majority of the day in bed. Heck, I’ve spent the majority of the last 3 days in bed or in my chair. Now I’m quarantined at home, working from here for the next 10-ish days. If it weren’t for work, I’d just go camp out in the boonies for the entire period. Oh well, at least I have good coffee.

Speaking of Covid, the commentary on the subject has been less than stellar at times (although it hasn’t been as bad here as it’s been elsewhere). For the most part, it’s been good, but I’ve noticed a few times where conversations have gotten toxic, so I’m just heading this off early before it spreads, as it will if not addressed. We have higher standards here (snicker), so if you can’t discuss the subject without being a total jerk, then don’t discuss it. I’m not going to get rid of the subject, but I will get rid of anyone who can’t discuss it without being a horse’s rear end and who refuses to stop being said horse’s rear-end, because nobody likes a horse’s rear end, except for other horses, I suppose, but I don’t think that any horses read the comments section.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

From Chris, the Vikings officially placed four players on the COVID-19 list. The Vikings then signed QB Case Cookus. They also claimed Danny Etling off of waivers from the Seahawks.

Darren and Dave bring you the latest Good Morning Gjallarhorn: GMG’s Two Old Bloggers - Protocols, Osborn, Davis & Hunter.

Other Vikings/NFL news and random oddities and annoyances:

Raiders GM Mike Mayock has tested positive for Covid-19, per I hope he doesn’t miss any games.

Carson Wentz is to undergo surgery on his injured foot and will miss several weeks of the regular season, per FoxSports. That stinks, I hope he comes back earlier than expected, I want to see him do good things.

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, and remember that our special on Sloth Soup begins at 200 comments. Welcome Aboard!