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Weekend Open Thread: August 25th and 26th, 2018

It’s a Hawt Taek Weekend!

Seattle Seahawks v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Good Morning!

Since I’m not local but pay for Sunday Ticket I wasn’t able to watch the game last night, however I did follow the game thread (thank you Nanya) and it sounded like a mix bag of results through the first half. If I understand correctly, our rookie kicker won the kicking competition over Kobra Kai Forbath, then promptly missed his first two field goal attempts wide left, just great. Obviously I’ve seen the score this morning, still going to watch on DVR though. While we’re waiting impatiently for the regular season to start we’ll continue with our weekend thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Have another cup of coffee or a beer if you’re so inclined and drop by for some fan wisdom and snark. It’s going to be a hawt taek weekend, have fun but be considerate.

Around the DN since our last thread:

Skelly10 writes LB Vikings Antwione Williams was fined for making a tackle on a QB roughing the passer against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Vikings were looking for some clarity last night per Ted.

Welcome to the Sloterhouse: Kyle Sloter leads the Vikings to 21-20 victory over Seahawks from Chris.

Wludford says QB Kyle Sloter should back up Kirk Cousins, spot on!

Vikings news from other sources:

From Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media after Friday’s win over Seattle.

How about some post game sound from Jake Wieneke, Chad Beebe, Kyle Sloter
and new Vikings Safety George Iloka.

League news:

From What we learned from last night’s preseason games.

Adrian Peterson states case for featured RB role.

Josh Gordon set to take part in Browns walkthroughs.

From the Players Tribune: Journey to Self-Julius Thomas.

We come to today’s media selection: If football coaches were honest (thanks Tor66)

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, try the venison chili and as always, Welcome Aboard and Skol Vikings!


What stood out to you most from Friday night’s preseason game v the Seahawks?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    WR Chad Beebe
    (55 votes)
  • 40%
    QB Kyle Sloter
    (135 votes)
  • 10%
    Another long punt return given up (called back by penalty)
    (34 votes)
  • 31%
    K Daniel Carlson
    (106 votes)
  • 2%
    something else (put your answer in the comments)
    (7 votes)
337 votes total Vote Now


Which of the following bubble players are to valuable to risk waiving and trying to sign to the PS? (I left Sloter and Beebe off this poll, I think they’ve made the 46).

This poll is closed

  • 49%
    RB Mike Boone
    (145 votes)
  • 10%
    RB Roc Thomas
    (31 votes)
  • 8%
    WR Brandon Zylstra
    (25 votes)
  • 26%
    CB Holton Hill
    (79 votes)
  • 3%
    LB Devante Downs
    (9 votes)
  • 2%
    Someone else- put in comments
    (6 votes)
295 votes total Vote Now