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Tuesday Open Thread: November 7, 2017

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It’s been WAY too long without Vikings football

NFL: International Series-Minnesota Vikings at Cleveland Browns Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

We trudge through this long, slow week after having been football deprived for the 9th day straight. Hey, I don’t care how much logic you want to use on me about how I should have been rooting for the Lions to lose last night, I thought it was great. For the limited amount of time I watched the TV, it sure seemed like they were showing Rodgers’ face a lot. When they weren’t showing him, I saw a lot of yards and points being given up by the green and gold. Seems odd considering the talking heads were bleating about how the Pack had the most complete roster in the NFL. Idiots.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

`Chris looks at how the Vikings can make room for Teddy Bridgewater.

Did any of you cheer for a team in last night’s game? I know I did.

Chris shared a new design available in the Daily Norseman store.

Saxyprince posted Climbing the Pocket: Episode 47 [Half Way There].

Just_rob posted one where we talk about the Lions and Packers.

Ted and di posted Roughing The Podcast 37: First Half Award Show, With Guest Luft Krigare.

Vikings news from other sources:

From the Strib, Xavier Rhodes cautions against calling the Vikings defense “elite”.

From Vikings.com, Wobby opens the Pick 6 Mailbag, there’s a video of the TCO Performance Center in Eagen, and a whole lot of interviews & other cool videos in the media vault.

News from around the rest of the NFL:

The Lions beat down the Packers in Lambeau last night, per NFL.com. Detroit must have a heck of a team to dominate the team with the NFL’s most complete roster like that. This was the Lions’ first double-digit win in Lambeau since 1982. To put that in perspective, that’s the year the USA Today was first published, Survivor sang “Eye of the Tiger”, and the Commodore 64 8-bit computer was launched. Yeah, it’s been a while.

ESPN noticed that the Eagles and that Wentz kid from North Dakota (who will never be an NFL QB because....small school, and reasons.....and stuff) are legit Super Bowl contenders.

Mike McCarthy said last night that ‘Brett Hundley is not our issue right now’, per the Sporting News. No Mike, your main issue is that your team is actually one player, and that gets exposed when that player isn’t playing.

We come to today’s media selection.

In honor of the Lions getting their first double-digit win in Lambeau since 1982 (Magnum P.I. was the hit show that year), let’s play 1982 by Randy Travis. Enjoy, just like I enjoyed seeing some of that beat-down last night.

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 blood sausage.