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Wednesday Open Thread: October 18, 2017

We’re at the peak of the week!

Green Bay Packers v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

Merry Wednesday, everyone!

Ya’ know what’s kinda cool? Most years, if we’d have lost our starting QB to injury, we’d be trodding through the games, hearing the bleating of those “fans” who are only happy when we’re losing so they can complain about the team, and waiting for the draft to get here. This year, even though the starter has been out since after week one (pretty much), we’re optimistic about winning the division, pretty happy with how the backup is doing, and anxiously awaiting our REAL starting QB’s possible return. Have I ever mentioned how much I like Coach Zimmer & how elated I am that we hired him? Pretty sure I have........a couple thousand times.

This week is crazy (again), and it’s late, so this is going to be brief. Go ahead & make up for it in the comments, no one reads this stuff up here anyway. SKOL!!!!!!!!

News from the DN since our last open thread:

Arif posted Norse Code Podcast Episode 203: Out Of Challenges.

Ted & Di would like you to Ask Roughing the Podcast.

Fearless Leader will be on Minnesota Sports Weekly this Thursday.

Vikings news from other sources, and news from the other teams in the league:

From ESPN, Coach Zimmer shrugs off the idiotic scrutiny that a legal hit is getting, as he should. This is the last time I’m linking a story about this idiotic nonsense hysteria. A player got hurt; it sucks, no one likes it. The world didn’t explode, the beer supply didn’t run out, we can still go fishing, and the sun will rise tomorrow (hopefully). I truly hate the media, I should start posting stories of scenes from Road Runner cartoons up here or something.

Fox Sports has the Vikings snap counts from Sunday.

Here’s the media vault, you’ll have to browse & find some cool stuff to watch. I’m tired, it’s late, and I have to be up early.

Let’s see......NFL news......what do we have.......nonsense media hysteria story 1, nonsense media hysteria story 2, nonsense media hysteria story 1, nonsense media hysteria story 2, nonsense media hysteria story 1, nonsense media hysteria story 2. Okay, I’m out.

We come to our media selection.

Hey, happy Hump-ty everyone!

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

-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-This isn't a male version of The View, so leave the gender hatred at the door
-Keep vulgar language to a minimum, using spoiler tags if you must
-No pictures that could get someone fired or in serious trouble with their employer
-If you can't disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go away
-While navigating the open thread, just assume it's sarcasm

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 chitlins.