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Minnesota Vikings News And Links, 10/29

Cheerleader again? Yep. . .cheerleader again.
Cheerleader again? Yep. . .cheerleader again.
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We've moved on to Tuesday, ladies and gentlemen, with Week 8 of National Football League action officially in the books. We're now looking in earnest towards the Minnesota Vikings' match-up with the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, and having a quick turnaround for Thursday Night Football when the Vikings will host the Washington Redskins at the Metrodome.

Since the last time we brought you an Open Thread. . .

-We welcomed a new front page writer to the site, as CCNorseman has joined the main writing team.

-With the way this season is going, there's no point in getting angry. I don't think so, anyway.

-The team took the unusual. . .well, in most cases. . .step of announcing who is not starting at quarterback this Sunday.

-We took a look at whether or not Jared Allen, or any other members of the Vikings, could be dealt before today's NFL Trade Deadline. That deadline comes at 3 PM Central time today.

From some other places around the internet. . .

-ESPN says that Sunday's loss put Leslie Frazier on thin ice. I don't think he's going anywhere until after the season.

-The Vikings teamed with local dentists to help provide dental care to 300 Minnesota kids that needed it. (I don't think any of the Vikings' players did any of the actual dental work.)

-Lost in the garbage fest on Sunday was Vikings' legend Joey Browner being inducted into the team's Ring of Honor.

The rules of the Open Thread are the same as they've every been, ladies and gentlemen. . .no politics, no religion, no feeding of the trolls, and keep the bad language to a minimum/use the spoiler tags if you feel that you absolutely must curse.

For our ambient music, we continue with our Lou Reed week.

With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open for this Tuesday, ladies and gentlemen. We'll have more for you throughout the course of the day today, and if any Vikings' trade news comes across, we'll have it for you as soon as we get word of it.