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Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 10/1

Cheerleader? Yep, cheerleader. And her hair sits at that angle all the time. It's really strange.
Cheerleader? Yep, cheerleader. And her hair sits at that angle all the time. It's really strange.
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Welcome to October, ladies and gentlemen! We have post-season baseball (which started off with a great game last night) and, more importantly, a football game tomorrow night featuring our favorite football team. Doesn't get a whole lot better than that.

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

-The Federal Communications Commission yesterday voted to get rid of the National Football League's "blackout" rule.

-Two of the rookies for the Minnesota Vikings are up for weekly awards for their Week 4 performances.

-We have not onebut two Q&A sessions with the folks from Acme Packing Company leading up to Thursday night's game.

-The Vikings are trending upwards in the various Power Rankings around the internet.

-There is a brand new episode of Norse Code for your listening pleasure, previewing this Thursday's game.

-We take a look at some of the history between the Vikings and the Packers as well.

From some other sources around the internet. . .

-Teddy Bridgewater did not practice on Tuesday, but he remains hopeful that he will be able to start on Thursday night.

-Odds are good that Aaron Rodgers won't be calling out what defense the Vikings are lining up in before the snap on Thursday.

-Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn is hoping to bounce back after a rough outing against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

The rules of the Open Thread are the same as they've ever been, ladies and gentlemen. . .no politics, no religion, no feeding of the trolls, keep the language relatively clean (using spoiler tags, if necessary), and keep the GIFs relatively work-safe.

Your musical selection for today. . .again, no reason for this one.

With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open for this Wednesday, ladies and gentlemen. Enjoy your day, and watch out for any free-roaming camels.