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Thursday Open Thread: October 4th, 2018

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It’s Thorsday!

Minnesota Vikings v Los Angeles Rams Photo by Harry How/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 at times depending on my schedule. I noted much discussion yesterday about marriage (congratulations warrior80) with some of you not onboard with putting a ring on it (credit to Beyonce) therefore I have a media selection just for you. In the meantime, while we’re waiting for the next Vikings game to start we’ll continue with our 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. 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 the Vikings-Eagles news.

From Chris via Bill Barnwell of ESPN Anthony Barr is among 2018’s most disappointing players.

The injury report Wednesday from Chris with Dalvin Cook and Trae Waynes missing practice.

J.T. Brown, son of Ted Brown, to make Minnesota Wild debut Thursday.

Lucas says Vikings fans: It’s okay to be upset, (Lucas must not peak into the cesspool that is the Open Threads).

From Outsports the Minnesota Vikings partner with local gay flag football league.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Wednesday.

QB Kirk Cousins addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Wednesday.

CB Xavier Rhodes addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Wednesday.

How to watch and listen to the Vikings at Eagles in week five, (I’ve already seen the bad news as to who will be in the broadcast booth).

From their lunch break series: the Vikings present an early crossroad for the 2-2 Eagles.

League news:

Aaron Rodgers downplays any rift with Mike McCarthy.

New England TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle) questionable against Colts.

ChiefsTyreek Hill eager for matchup vs. Jalen Ramsey.

Jimmy Garoppolo undergoes surgery on torn ACL.

Oakland Raiders place Donald Penn (groin) on injured reserve.

We come to today’s media selection: Cast of “Hee Haw” - Gloom Despair And Agony On Me (marriage, money)

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.