I hope you had a great work week and are looking forward to a weekend full of family, fun, bacon and beer. The temperatures are starting to drop where I hunt but I have family commitments this weekend so I won’t be able to go, I told the guys I hunt with to save a couple for me. While we’re waiting for the next Vikings game to start we’ll continue with our open thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Have another cup of coffee and drop by for some fan wisdom and snark. With that, let’s do this.
Around the DN since our last thread:
Chris updates the Everson Griffen story with mixed signals from the Vikings and “will he be back sooner than expected.”
Eric has his weekly game preview article, this week Vikings vs. Cardinals Preview: Fool Me Twice, while you’re there check out the GPOTW, more gratuity than gratuitous this week.
Five Games, Five Thoughts from Wludford.
Saxyprince drops Football Machine Hour 1 - 23-21. 23-21. 23-21. 23-21. 23-21. 23-21 and Football Machine Hour 2 – Open Phone Lines, Listener Qs, and The Sam Bradford Bowl!
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com OC John DeFilippo addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday.
Former Vikings player and coach Pete Bercich joined Paul Allen on this week’s “Vikings GamePlan” to look at both the Cardinals passing attack.
Expert Picks: Vikings Return Home for Matchup with Cardinals
Timeout with Aldrick Robinson.
At 1500espn they ponder whether the Vikings can sustain offensive success around short passing game and HC Mike Zimmer says Danielle Hunter’s personality has driven his success.
At NFL.com Broncos CEO on Vance Joseph: We’re all pulling for him.
Bucs using Jameis Winston in promotions once again.
QB Index, Week 6: Four opinions Gregg Rosthenthal will fight you over.
Watt brothers in ‘healthy competition’ for sacks lead.
Steelers, Lions among last-place teams with best playoff hopes.
Eagles RB Jay Ajayi had insurance policy to protect from injury.
We come to today’s media selection: Queen and David Bowie - Under Pressure
Again, 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 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 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 venison chili and as always, Welcome Aboard and Skol Vikings!