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Thursday Open Thread: August 30th, 2018

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It’s Thorsday!

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Good Morning!

Hope you’re having a great week and looking forward to the onset of the regular season. I know I am because I can watch all the regular season games (thank you Sunday Ticket) but in the meantime we have a preseason game tonight with the Vikings v the Titans. I’ll probably follow online as the replay isn’t scheduled until Sunday, September 2nd at 0400, (got the DVR setup just in case yo). Yeah I know it’s preseason and the final preseason game at that, good luck to the roster bubble guys as they battle for their future in football. In the meantime, while we’re waiting impatiently for the regular season we’ll continue with our daily thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Have another cup of coffee and drop by for some fan wisdom and snark. Regarding the rules; follow them, I had to issue final warnings yesterday to three Open Thread regulars, I didn’t like doing that, but we are an all inclusive Open Thread, even if your favorite team is not the Vikings or you are new, and as for politics? Check that shit at the door. With that, let’s do this.

Around the DN since our last thread:

In the news you don’t want to hear, Ted tell us WR Cayleb Jones arrested was arrested on multiple charges, darn it.

SB Nation has football therapy for your favorite football teams with numbers guy Bill Connelly, whose formula highlighted where squads can improve, and what they need to work on in their weekly sessions.

Got a question for Ted and Di at Roughing The Podcast? Ask, what are you waiting for?

Dan reads up on our division opponents so you don’t have to! Note to Dan, please never use the Packers picture again, thanks, all of us.

Finally, Norse Code Podcast Episode 241: The Saltiest Kicker.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com and their lunchbreak series: Vikings predicted as the NFC North Champions.

Final Thoughts: Coaches emphasize importance of preseason game number four for the Vikings.

DE Stephen Weatherly is bringing a new attitude to the Vikings defensive line.

Offensive Coordinator John DeFilippo addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Monday.

League news:

From NFL.com A-A-ron agrees to 4-year, $134M extension, should have gotten more in my opinion.

The Jets traded former Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater to New Orleans Saints, yeah this is up top so I won’t put my personal feelings about the Saints up here, look in the comments instead.

The Green Bay Packers traded QB Brett Hundley to Seahawks.

We come to today’s media selection: Ozzy Osbourne-Crazy Train

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!