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Thursday Open Thread: Decembrrrr 1st, 2016

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We’ve made it to December!

Minnesota Vikings v Detroit Lions Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Happy Vikings football Thursday, everyone!

As you read this, yours truly is on the road, heading to Minneapolis. I should arrive in the early afternoon, then I’ll be getting ready to watch the Vikings take on the Cowboys. I’ll get to watch the upset of the year, live and in person. I’ll post pics tomorrow or Monday.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Ted and Di posted Roughing the Podcast 17: Lions, Cowboys, Questions.

Arif put up Norse Code Podcast Episode 162: Tamed By Lions.

Eric has his Vikings vs. Cowboys preview for you.

Chris posted the final injury report for tonight’s game.

Chris also has your Minnesota Vikings Power Ranking Roundup: Week 13.

Our coaches are even getting injured. Mike Zimmer is having emergency eye surgery, and his status for tonight is unknown.

Chris has ALL THE COVERAGE for the game tonight.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com:

Here is a statement from Rick Spielman on Coach Zimmer.

The D-line is ready for the Cowboys’ vaunted O-line.

Here is the NFLN breaking the news on Coach Zimmer’s eye surgery.

Kyle Rudolph talked with PA on Vikings Game Plan.

Around the NFL:

Odell Beckham wants to give punt returns a try, per NFL.com.

We come to today’s media selection.

Per request, this is probably Blackfoot’s best tune.

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 on and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don't forget to tip your waitress, & try the pickled pigs feet.