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Jun 20, 2018
Wednesday Open Thread: June 20, 2018

Wednesday Open Thread: June 20, 2018

Merry Wednesday, everyone! Man, the week is already half over (or only half started, if you look at it the wrong way). Wait.......sniff sniff......I think.........sniff.........I think I can smell the weekend. It is the weekend! It must be getting close! It smells like.......sniff........fishing.........and........camping. I cannot wait. Around the DN since our last open thread: Skelly10 and Chris shared the training camp information that was just released. Chris has the complete Vikings training camp schedule. We can start making plans. Vikings news from other sources and news from...
Jun 19, 2018
Tuesday Open Thread: June 19, 2018

Tuesday Open Thread: June 19, 2018

The 8th annual “will Sherels make the roster” phase of the off-season has begun! Happy Tuesday, everyone! I hope you all took advantage yesterday, and were able to savor the day. Monday only comes once a week, you have to enjoy it while it’s here, because it’s gone before you know it. Only 6 more days ‘til next Monday though, we’ll make it. Around the DN since our last open thread: Luft Krigare posted Good Morning Gjallarhorn Episode 003 - The Grading System. The Vikings are to induct former head coach, Dennis Green, into the Vikings Ring of Honor. You can’t help but wonder...
Jun 18, 2018
Monday Open Thread: June 18, 2018

Monday Open Thread: June 18, 2018

We’re kicking off another week of the off-season, and that means Vikings training camp is getting closer Merry Monday, everyone! Hey, a happy belated Fathers’ Day to all you fellow dads out there, our role is an important one. I hope you were able to enjoy yesterday & got something you wanted. Kiddo woke me up & told me we had to go find my presents, then he proceeded to tell me what they were (but he made me promise I’d keep it a secret & wouldn’t tell anyone where they were) & then proceeded to find them for me. No secrets in our household with him around. So, I got a gift card...
Jun 13, 2018
Wednesday Open Thread: June 13, 2018

Wednesday Open Thread: June 13, 2018

The NFL off-season is fully upon us, thankfully we have warm weather and fishing to get us through Happy hump day, everyone! We’re halfway to another beautiful, warm weekend, I can’t wait. I’m thinking I may do a prime rib on the smoker this weekend, it’s been a while & I have a hankerin’. Around the DN since our last open thread: There are a lot of the “what if” stories popping up. Some are fun, others make your liver run away, in fear for its life. Ted gets in on the action with What if Dalvin Cook doesn’t get hurt. Ted also asks What If.....Teddy. Okay, Ted nails this...
Jun 12, 2018
Tuesday Open Thread: June 13, 2018

Tuesday Open Thread: June 13, 2018

No arrests, no contract squabbles, Merry Tuesday, everyone! Hey, it always stinks to say goodbye to Monday, but at least we only have 3.9 more days until the weekend, amirite?! Anyone have big plans for Father’s Day? Mrs. Fishin’ asked what I wanted to do (although she already knew the answer), so we’ll obviously be fishing, weather permitting. It’s also a given that there will be some sort of dead animal on the smoker this weekend, I’m not sure what that’ll be yet.......besides yummy. Around the DN since our last open thread: Niners Nation wonders if Kirk Cousins is the...
Jun 11, 2018
Monday Open Thread: June 11, 2018

Monday Open Thread: June 11, 2018

Training camp will be here before you know it, catch up on all the latest Vikings news here! Happy Monday, everyone! I hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing weekend, I sure did. It was in the 90s here, and I LOVE hot weather, so I spent as much time outside as I could. The wind was pretty crazy, so I mainly stuck to doing some yard projects and hung out with the fam. I did do a little fishing on Saturday evening, but that’s about it. The river has been high, and it’s been flowing fast, so the bite isn’t as active as normal. Montana had record snowfall this past winter, and the...
Jun 6, 2018
Wednesday Open Thread: June 6, 2018

Wednesday Open Thread: June 6, 2018

The young RB is officially back, one old vet sees the finish line, while an even older vet.........dances? Merry Wednesday, y’all! We say hello to another beautiful spring/summer day, and with the news of Dalvin Cook being back on the field, the day just got better. I’m rooting hard for the kid, he’s one of those who I love to see succeed. Even though the odds were against him, he avoided the pitfalls so many in that situation fall into, and achieved success few ever even dream of. I’m ready to see him, and the team, achieve even more. Around the DN since our last open...
Jun 5, 2018
Tuesday Open Thread: June 5, 2018

Tuesday Open Thread: June 5, 2018

Tuuuuuesday’s goooooonnnne with the wiiiiiind. Wait, no, MONDAY’s gone with the wind. Tuesday’s here! Merry Tuesday, everyone! Well, Monday is gone, I hope you made the best of it while it was here. Around the DN since our last open thread: Here’s a piece from our sister site where they cover the Longhorns (or maybe since it’s college, it’d be our cousin site? Possibly our niece site, I’m not sure about such things) on former Longhorn Holton Hill, and the potential the Vikings think he has. Our own Adam Thielen checked in at #36 in the NFL Network Top 100. Not bad for a guy...
Jun 4, 2018
Monday Open Thread: June 4, 2018

Monday Open Thread: June 4, 2018

Woo-hoo! It’s Monday! Merry Monday, everyone! I hope everyone’s weekend was enjoyable, I know mine was. I did a little camping and fishing Saturday night/Sunday morning, and got a ton of yard work done. The gardens are looking magnificent, and I’m thinking of some new projects for next year. Now, we get to an almost equally enjoyable Monday, with a brand new work week ahead, with the hopes of some fun new projects and fervent hopes for no meetings. I avoid meetings whenever possible, sometimes I even avoid them when it isn’t possible. Around the DN since our last open thread: Some...
Jun 1, 2018
Friday Open Thread: June 1, 2018

Friday Open Thread: June 1, 2018

It’s finally Friday!! Not much football news out there, but we always have plenty of grilling/smoker discussions in preparation for the weekend Happy happy Friday, y’all! Alright, so it’s been a long week, and I’m ready for a nice, relaxing weekend. The walleye are biting like crazy up here, and I can’t wait to get out on the water and get a few of ‘em. I may or may not work an entire day today, safe money is on the “may not”. Around the DN since our last open thread: There isn’t a lot of football news today, but there are some tidbits........more tidbits from OTAs from...
May 31, 2018
Thorsday Open Thread: May 31, 2018

Thorsday Open Thread: May 31, 2018

Thirsty Thorsday is upon us! Merry Thorsday, everyone! Rob is away for a short break, so you have to put up with me for the rest of the week. With any luck, I’ll get some free time and be able to comment. By comment, I mean I’ll use horrible dad jokes.......and probably win a bet with fivefingers. Anyhow, not much new in Vikings land, Anthony Barr explained his absence from OTAs, which will only increase the rumor mill activity. I wish he would have told the press he was abducted by aliens. I would have, would have kept a straight face, too. They’re lucky I’m not a...
May 30, 2018
Wednesday Open Thread: May 30, 2018

Wednesday Open Thread: May 30, 2018

Your mid-week open thread is open for business, we’re preparing for a smooth, downhill ride into another spring/summer weekend. Happy Hump-Day, everyone! Hey, Anthony Barr is at OTAs and the other Kendricks is visiting. I think landing brother Kendricks is a bit of a long shot, but I’d like it if it happens. The reason I think it’s unlikely is that one of the reasons he was dissatisfied in Philly was that he wasn’t being used as an “every down linebacker”, and I don’t see his role being any different in Minnesota, unless he thinks the team plans to play him ahead of Barr or...
May 29, 2018
Tuesday Open Thread-May 29, 2018

Tuesday Open Thread-May 29, 2018

It’s recovery Tuesday. Catch up on the latest Vikings news as you enjoy that fresh sunburn. Merry Monday Tuesday, everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the Memorial Day weekend. I hope you took some time to remember and give some thanks to those who sacrificed everything, giving their lives in service to their country, so that we can have the freedom we have today. I’m not sure if it’s like this everywhere, or if it’s more of a thing up here in the upper midwest where winters drag on forever, and Memorial Day is that first long weekend with some warm weather, so you have those folks who...
May 23, 2018
Wednesday Open Thread: May 23, 2018

Wednesday Open Thread: May 23, 2018

Guess what day it is? Merry Wednesday, everyone! We’ve come to the peak of the week, and there is some actual football news and videos of football players doing football player things (kinda’). It’ll make that downhill coast into the weekend that much easier. Around the DN since our last open thread: Chris looks at whether the Vikings should think about pursuing Richie Incognito. How can the Vikings field a better team in 2018? Wludford digs in to figure it out. The NFL owners approved more changes to the kickoff game, from Chris. Vikings news from other sources and news from...
May 22, 2018
Tuesday Open Thread: May 22, 2018

Tuesday Open Thread: May 22, 2018

We trudge head-on into a Tuesday. Good luck. Merry Tuesday, everyone! We’re crawling through this NFL news dead period, thank God for spring weather, fishing, baseball, and fishing. Around the DN since our last open thread: Two more Vikings were placed on the board of the NFL Network Top 100 as Xavier Rhodes hit the list at number 55, and Case Keenum actually came in ahead of Rhodes (snicker) at number 51. Chris shared the excellent news that Dalvin Cook will participate in team OTAs this week, albeit on a limited basis. I can’t wait to see the kid back in action, I have high...

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