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Friday Open Thread: September 21st, 2018

It’s Friday but I’m not working so I don’t care!

Minnesota Vikings v Green Bay Packers Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Good Morning!

Hope you’re having a great week and the end of your work week is by noon so you can start your early weekend. If you’re wondering (I’m sure most of you aren’t) hunting in 90 degree weather, in a word, sucks. I got to help track two deer for other people today, so I got that going for me which is nice and tomorrow is another day. In the meantime 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, snark and hang out with the cool kids™ for once. With that, let’s do this.

Around the DN since our last thread:

Chris has the Daily Norseman FanPulse Week 3: Vikings fans still NFC North’s most confident.

Eric has his weekly preview article, Vikings vs. Bills Preview: To Be The Best, You Gotta Beat The Worst (By A Lot) while you’re there check out the GPoTW (it’s mostly just a “pick” this week).

Chris writes the Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo was Sende-hosed: Vikings safety flagged for penalty despite “doing everything right”

Vikings’ NFC North Rivals: News and Notes, Week 3 Dan reads up on our division opponents so we don’t have to!

Football Machine with SaxyPrince: Hour 1 – Ties! Kickers! Treadwells! Hello Kirk Cousins and Hour 2– Open Phone Lines, Listener Questions, and Bring on Josh Allen.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Dennis Green: A Lasting Legacy. Someone pointed out in the thread yesterday that former Vikings HC Dennis Green will be inducted posthumously into the Ring of Honor during Sunday’s game, thank you for pointing that out.

Offensive Coordinator John DeFilippo Says Vikings Doing ‘Just Enough’ in the Run Game.

Presser Points: DeFilippo on Bills D, Edwards on Johnson’s Return, Priefer on Bailey.

From their lunch break series: Vikings QB Kirk Cousins career could take off in Minnesota.

League news:

Steelers WR Antonio Brown on frustrations: ‘We’re losing. We suck’

Raiders QB David Carr: ‘It hurts your heart to see’ Khalil Mack off Raiders.

Falcons WR Julio Jones dismisses concerns about calf injury.

There’s more, check it out for yourself.

We come to today’s media selection: Carl Spackler (Bill Murray) Talks about meeting the Dalai Lama

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!