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Monday Open Thread: September 17, 2018

I never know how to feel after a game that winds up in a tie....

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Merry Monday, everyone!

Well, that was great, and it sucked, and everything in between. For how the game went and ended, I really don’t know where I am on the happiness scale. If you’re feeling the same as I am, you’re probably feeling a lot like this guy today:

your mood after your team’s game winds up in a tie

I’m also hungry for Thai food, and I had the urge to wear a suit and tie this morning. I’m not sure why..........

I’m happy that the Vikings came back after being down by quite a bit late in the game. I’m happy that Kirk Cousins looks to be the real deal, and besides an interception that WAS NOT his fault (glares at Treadwell), had very few mistakes, and also played a very good game. The team didn’t give up, and they were playing in a place where it’s not easy to win........or tie. I’m also happy that I have a mute button on my TV, I used it before the game started, and I kept it on mute for the entire game, and it was wonderful. I find myself doing this more often than not anymore.

I’m not happy that the officiating. I’ve never been a fan of Corrente, and my opinion of his officiating worsened yesterday. I’m not happy that the team was down late and that we were so close to getting beat by a lesser team. I’m not happy with the drops, and the Asiata-like bump-set interception that nearly sealed the win......for the wrong team. I’m not happy with our kicker. I’m not going to berate the guy for missing field goals, but those were two field goals that missed badly, and the other was a relatively easy and short kick that should have won the game on the road against our chief division rival, but didn’t. They all three missed to the right, so at least he’s consistent.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Dan Persons has your post-game wrap-up.

Jonah Dylan wants to talk about Daniel Carlson, as I’m sure many others do. I’ll bring the popcorn.

From Ted, there’s a new host on Good Morning Gjallarhorn.

Vikings news from other sources and news from around the rest of the NFL:

From, catch Coach Zimmer’s post-game press conference, Kirk Cousins addressed the media as well, see all the game highlights, and there’s lots more to sift through in the media vault.

At, get all the scores and game highlights from week 2.

We come to today’s media selection:

Let’s let the great Bob Marley tell us how to feel.

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, and try the head cheese.