There is live preseason football on tonight with the Hall of Fame game between the Steelers and Cowboys, since I’ll be working I won’t pay attention plus I can’t stand either of those teams so I’ll double not pay attention. It’s on Fox at 7pm Central if you feel like paying attention.
Lots of action from Vikings training camp, Darrisaw is back on the field, Davis is getting looks with the 2’s at RG and KJ Osbourne is making plays and improving his chances of getting a roster spot. The previously empty QB room will have some returnees tomorrow according to HC Mike Zimmer. If you have the opportunity to go and see camp this year let all of us know that can’t make the trip.
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 Thorsday, one more day until weekend eve.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
The Daily Norseman Mailbag, August 4th, 2021; the first week of camp mailbag.
Luft Krigare posted: CTP’s In The Huddle - Camp, Vax Rates, & Gladney Gone. The group gathers to talk pads on in camp, which players are balling, and what risk to team results the percentage of vaccinated players have. Is it time to get excited?
Vikings Report with Drew and Ted (and Chris) LIVE! (well, it was last night)
Vikings news from other sources:
3 Observations: Darrisaw & Davis Return to Practice; Brandel Takes 1st-Team Reps.
Training Camp Talkers: New-Look Vikings Secondary Getting on Same Page.
D.J. Wonnum Demonstrating Versatility Entering Year 2.
Lunchbreak: The Athletic Spotlights ‘Things to Watch’ in Vikings Padded Practices.
What to watch for in Hall of Fame Game: Cowboys-Steelers.
Projecting NFL’s 2021 stat leaders: Christian McCaffrey set for bounce-back year.
Jets’ Mekhi Becton among eight players in the trenches poised for Year 2 breakout in 2021.
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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!