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Daily News Links: Happy Fourth of July Edition

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 09:  The color guard presents a full field flag for the national anthem before the game between the Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2011 NFC wild card playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 9, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
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Andrew GardaFeatured ColumnistJuly 4, 2012

Hey folks! I'm back from watching my eldest march in a Fourth of July parade and am set to grill burgers before we hit the fireworks. So, here are the quick and dirty links for the day.

I'm assuming you guys wouldn't miss it one way or the other today, but I like to make sure you have all the info you need in case you need something to take your mind off that 18th burger or hotdog.

There's very little "news" today, so I will use the links to highlight some Bleacher Report writers who have been doing good work and that I don't always get to include.

 

Green Bay Packers

Sigmund Bloom takes a close look at how gambling on Andrew Datko is a risk worth taking.

Donovan Lanham gives readers things to watch for in training camp.

 

Minnesota Vikings

Bill Hubbell discusses the biggest misconceptions that the media has about the Vikings.

The man, the myth, the legend Josh Zerkle gives you the biggest surprises for the Vikes this season—in video format!

 

Chicago Bears

Tony Giardana examines the impact the 2012 rookie class will have in the coming year.

Ross Reed says this year will be head coach Lovie Smith's biggest challenge yet.

 

Detroit Lions

Connor Muldowney fears not the dreaded madden Curse and tells you just how Calvin Johnson will beat it.

Melissa Heyboer takes a stab at predicting the Lions' wide receiver depth chart.

 

Not all the writers are on Twitter, but follow the folks who are, and you won't be sorry!

@sigmundbloom @billyhubbell @punte aka @joshzerkle @tonygiardina @Connormuldowney @MelissaHeyboer

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