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Wednesday Open Thread: November 7, 2018

Half-way through the bye week, the team is resting up, and healing up.

Camels Compete Against Oxen In Bavarian Race Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images

Merry Hump Day, everyone!

We’re half-way through the bye week. While the team is home resting and healing up, we only dream of the smoked meat and cold beverages that await us this weekend. Some of us dream of working on house projects or getting that final yard work done before the real winter weather settles in. I need to get out and do some bird hunting, and I’m holding out hope that we’ll be blessed with at least a couple of days of decent weather this year so that kiddo and I can get some more shore fishing in. We’ll see.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Eric shared five game-changing plays from Sunday’s Vikings-Lions matchup.

The Vikings are trending in the right direction, Dan Persons shows why.

David Morgan will miss a little time because of a knee injury he suffered late in the game on Sunday, per Chris.

To celebrate election day, Chris asks for your vote for the Vikings midseason MVP.

Luft Krigare posted Good Morning Gjallarhorn Episode 030 - In The Raw: Celebrating Sackles!

Even though it isn’t loaded with high draft picks, the Vikings D-line has excelled, per Chris.

ESPN says that Kirk Cousins threw the Pass of the Year. I don’t often agree with ESPN, but I think I will here, this was a beauty.

Vikings news from other sources and news from around the rest of the NFL:

From ESPN, Kirk Cousins said that the Vikings have exceeded his expectations.

AT, Rick Spieilman stated that they want to help Everson Griffen write a ‘success story’. I think the team has handled Griffen and his situation as well as it can be handled. Bravo! In the video section, Wobby opens the Pick 6 Mailbag, watch the NFL Total Access crew analyze film from the Vikings 10-sack day on Sunday, and there is more to look through in the media vault.

ESPN handed out their NFL midseason awards.

The Saints and Dez Bryant are in negotiations on a potential deal, according to

Also at, the Packers have placed WR Geronimo Allison on IR.

We come to our media selection:

The last story I linked had a guy named Allison, so here’s a song with Allison in it. This is the Gin Blossoms and Allison Road. Enjoy.

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 and tie one on. Don’t forget to tip your waitress, and try the Rocky Mountain oysters