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Friday Open Thread: September 14th, 2018

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It’s Friday!

NFL: Minnesota Vikings-Training Camp Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Good Morning!

Hope you’re having a great week and if you’re in the path of Hurricane Florence I hope your family and possessions are safe. I am over excited for the game Sunday, consistent with me I always wear a Vikings themed shirt on Friday while I’m at work. I expect to be here a lot today because one of our corporate overlords is meeting with our group, so it’s stupid Friday meeting day. In the meantime, while we’re waiting for the next Vikings game to start 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:

Wondering what the fantasy projections are for Cousins, Theilen, Cook and Rudolph will be this weekend? Mzahorsky has you covered.

Stefon Diggs’ episode of Celebrity Family Feud is finally going to air this Sunday per Chris.

FanPulse: Vikings fan confidence continues to increase somehow.

Minnesota Vikings Power Rankings Roundup: Week 1.

Eric has his weekly preview article, Vikings at Packers Preview: The Hero This Rivalry Deserves, while you’re there check out the GPoTW!

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com Presser Points: DeFilippo on Cook’s multiplicity, Edwards and Priefer on debuts.

The Vikings are working on a plan to develop a defensive line rotation.

From their notebook: WR’s Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen are looking forward to playing at Lambeau field.

Expert Picks: Are the pundits picking the Pack on Sunday? lol nope.

Over at 1500espn Matthew Coller writes Whether it’s this week or next, Pat Elflein’s return will be big boost for Vikings and In Week 1, Kyle Rudolph showed he’s Vikings’ offensive chess piece.

League news:

From NFL.com the have highlights of the Bengals 34-24 win over the Ravens.

Le’Veon Bell disappointed teammates talked contract.

Ben Roethlisberger sits out Steelers practice again.

Top 10 receiving corps: Chiefs, Bucs, Saints well-built.

Leonard Fournette says he’s a ‘game-time decision.’

There’s more, check it out for yourself.

We come to today’s media selection: UFO-Too Hot To Handle

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!