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Minnesota Vikings News and Links, December 8th and 9th, 2018

Weekend Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings v New York Jets Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images

Good Morning!

It’s the weekend without a Vikings game until Monday. I don’t know about you but I’d rather be able to plan my weekend around watching the Vikings on Sunday afternoon as opposed to any other time. My weekend plans include mowing the lawn, fixing the damn grill (again) and taking mrs_rob out to a movie and dinner. What are your weekend plans? Up here in the Words No One Reads™ you’ll find a link to support the Special Olympics of Minnesota. Other than writing the news and links Thursday through the weekend and having a love hate love relationship with the Vikings I have no real connection to the state of Minnesota. If you have a few dollars you can afford to donate, please do as I did. In the meantime while we’re waiting for the next Vikings game to start we’ll continue with our news and links full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Have another cup of coffee and drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and a virtual donut. With that, let’s do this beat the Seahawks!

Around the DN since our last thread:

The front page writers have a place where you can find all your Vikings-Seahawks news.

Eric’s Preview Article now available: this week, The Darkest Timeline.

Want to help someone less fortunate than you? Got a few bucks lying around? Good, go here and help raise money for the Minnesota Special Olympics.

Wludford notes the emergence of S Anthony Harris.

Chris has your Minnesota Vikings initial injury report: Eric Kendricks, Trae Waynes sit out their fine and Wludford has the Seahawks injury report.

Ted says the increase in ‘three and out’ offensive drives a cause for concern.

Norse Code Podcast Episode 262: Go Colgate Raiders! (With Guest Danny Kelly).

Vikings news from other sources:

From OC John DeFilippo on possibly being a head coach, communication with HC Mike Zimmer, offense’s play vs. the Patriots.

WR Adam Thielen addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Friday.

LB Anthony Barr addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Friday.

Notebook: DT’s Sheldon Richardson and Tom Johnson prepare for recent former team.

NFC North Roundup:

The staff at Windy City Gridiron list their picks for the Bears-Rams game.

Trey Burton didn’t throw “Oompah Loompa” touchdown due to anxiety.

From Pride of Detroit their injury report has eight questionable including Matthew Stafford.

Detroit Lions Week 14 preview, prediction: Arizona Cardinals on paper.

Finally at Acme Packing company Packers fans do not yet have a favorite candidate for head coach.

Packers fans’ confidence gets a big boost after Mike McCarthy’s firing.

League news:

Consistent with the weekend news and links I’ll post league news in the comments.

We come to today’s media selection: Disturbed - The Sound Of Silence

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!


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