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Friday Open Thread: August 31st, 2018

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It’s Friday and probably a three day weekend for most of you!

Minnesota Vikings v Tennessee Titans Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Good Morning!

Hope you’re having a great week and looking forward to the onset of the regular season. I was able to watch last night’s final preseason game via Sunday Ticket on my laptop, (thank you Sunday Ticket, I take back all the things I said about you earlier and didn’t mean them). The Vikings won 13-3 over the Titans, yes it’s preseason but still fun to watch. Good luck to all the guys on the roster bubble and if they are cut by the Vikings I hope they are able to pursue their football dream with another team. 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. With that, let’s do this.

Around the DN since our last thread:

Chris has the final preseason game wrap up as the Vikings defeated the Titans 13-3.

SB Nation has added a new blog “Against All Enemies” which will follow all the Service Academies sports. Welcome Aboard!

Mzahorsky105 gives us the lineup where the Vikings are landing in fantasy drafts.

Jonah takes a look back at the day that changed Vikings history forever.

Dan reports the AP Pro 32 power ranking places the Vikings third overall.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com HC Mike Zimmer addressed the media after the conclusion of the Vikings-Titans game.

Vikings close the 2018 preseason with win over the Titans.

WR Brandon Zylstra addressed the media following the Titans game.

Pete Bercich guarantees a touchdown ... and Zylstra delivers.

League News:

From NFL.com Takeaways from Thursday night’s final preseason games.

Baker Mayfield finishes the preseason strong with a win, (QBwinz)

The Cowboys traded CB Charvarius Ward to the Chiefs for G Parker Ehinger.

At NFL.com they have a roster cuts tracker as all 32 NFL team finalize their 53 man roster.

Finally, Deadspin continues their “Why Your Team Sucks, 2018”-today the Saints.

We come to today’s media selection: Lenny Kravitz-Fly Away

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!