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Monday Open Thread: October 3, 2016

It's Vikings football night!

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Merry Vikings Football Monday, everyone! Man, I can't wait, it was a long weekend with no real football to watch, but it returns in mere hours. I hope you all managed to enjoy your Vikings-less Sunday. There were some odd games yesterday, the Cardinals do not look good right now, and we're down to just the Vikings and two other teams who remain undefeated.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris talked with Ed Valentine from Big Blue View about tonight's game.

Bud Grant was honoured by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Here are the final injury reports for the Vikings and Giants.

Chris wants to know WHO YA' GOT? in tonight's match-up.

Chris has a breakdown of all the coverage for tonight.

Vikings news from other sources:

ESPN looks at the stunning three-year transformation of the Vikings' defense.

The Strib says Linval Joseph is emerging as one of the NFL's elite.


Wobby opened the Monday Morning Mailbag, and wonders if the secondary is up to the challenge.

Lindsey Young takes a timeout with Matt Asiata.

Coach Zimmer talked with PA about the game against the Giants.

Around the NFL:

SI has your updated injury roundup from week 4. has all your week four scores.

ESPN has the big story for every NFL team. has thirty-nine things we learned from week 4.

NaVorro Bowman may have torn his Achilles yesterday.

Andrew Luck is frustrated with "almost wins".

Twins update:

Well, it's finally over, as the Twins ended the season with a win. Berrios had a nice outing, and Buxton finished the season strong as he added an inside-the-park home run to lead off the game, and  the Twins beat the White Sox, 6-3. The Twins finished the season with a 59-103 record, which was the worst in the majors, no other team had more than 94 losses.

We come to today's media selection. I don't think there's enough Dean Martin being played these days, here ya' go.

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:

-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-Keep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)
-Speaking of which, if discussing a newer show or movie, please use spoiler tags 
-No pictures that could potentially get someone fired or in serious trouble at their place of employment
-If you can't disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go away
-While navigating the open thread, just assume it's sarcasm
-This isn't a male version of The View, so leave the gender hatred at the door

With that, the beer light is down and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don't forget to tip your waitress, & try the tiger meat.