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Thursday Open Thread: October 18th, 2018

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It’s Thorsday!

Minnesota Vikings v Los Angeles Rams Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Good Morning!

Hope your work week is going well, I’m fully engaged with my new job so words and links will be limited for the next couple of days. I’ll take a mea culpa about the game thread Monday night, I wasn’t sure anyone would be interested in it and I was jammed for time so I didn’t do one. I’ll try to set one up for games in the future, however I’m not doing one for the Thursday night game as I’ll be at work. Feel free to do a fanpost game thread if you like. In the meantime, while we’re waiting for the next Vikings game to start we’ll continue with our Open Thread full of beer and rib recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Have another cup of coffee and drop by for some fan wisdom and snark. Happy Birthday yesterday to ABG! With that, let’s do this.

Around the DN since our last thread:

Chris and Eric have a spot where you can keep up with all Vikings - Jets news.

From Chris a handful of former Vikings will be playing in the Alliance of American Football. Good luck to them as they continue to pursue their dream.

Some New York media folks are still mad about Kirk Cousins, y’all.

The Vikings initial injury report via Chris: Linval Joseph, Andrew Sendejo, Riley Reiff sit out.

It’s Podcast time with Gang Green Nation, they sat down with Chris to talk Vikings football.

Vikings news from other sources:

At Vikings.com from corner to Coaching: Terence Newman’s transition.

Presser Points: Zimmer on toughness, Alexander and the turnover battle.

From their lunch break series: traditional and advanced stats have WR Adam Thielen among NFL.com’s most impactful WR’s.

Finally, DT Sheldon Richardson sidestepping emotions before facing the Jets.

League news:

From NFL.com Roger Goodell: Exciting games, players pushing growth. Fix the damn rules Roger.

What to watch for in Broncos vs. Cardinals on ‘TNF’

Belichick on Khalil Mack: No player is in L.T.’s class.

We come to today’s media selection: Pearl Jam - I Am Mine

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.