Merry Wednesday, everyone!
First, let’s remember what happened on this day in 1941. (thanks to kodiakviking for the pic)
Wow, more injury news today. I think 2010 was an odd season, but this season is right up there. All the injuries, the offensive coordinator suddenly leaving, the coach on the IR, more injuries......ugh. The team is holding up and fighting, which I think is a testament to what the staff has built here. This is still the best damn football team in the NFL, so keep cheering. Skol!
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Got a question about the Vikings? Ask Roughing the Podcast.
Arif posted Norse Code Podcast Episode 163: Fumble Luck.
Vikings news from other sources:
Oh man, this sucks. From the Pioneer Press, Harrison Smith is out for Sunday’s game with a bad ankle, and could be out for the rest of the year.
Mike Zimmer says the undisciplined Vikings are beating themselves.
Coach Zimmer details his eye surgery and the current plan.
From Craig Peters’ notebook, the Diggs-Thielen tandem is tied for 4th in the NFL in catches.
Here is the locker room roundup, as the Vikings prepare for the Jaguars.
Around the rest of the NFL:
Jason Pierre-Paul underwent surgery for a core-muscle injury, and is expected to be out 6 weeks, per NFL.com.
From the USA Today, Rashaan Salaam, former first round pick of the Bears, was found dead in a park. He was only 42. His mother told USA Today that the police suspect suicide.
From CBS Sports, the Jets waived running back C.J. Spiller.
We come to today’s media selection.
I haven’t put this one up in a while, and we could use a laugh. Here’s the drunkest guy ever, going to the store for more beer. One of my all time faves.
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.