It’s your Thursday and my Saturday. I’m off work until next Thursday -yes I know you don’t care, no I don’t care that you don’t care. It’s the off-season much sooner than I expected but there is one final game to play this weekend, the SuperbOwl™ -here’s to a good game with no injuries. Meanwhile we’ll carry on with our news and links open thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Fire up the mock drafts and drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and stay warm, it’s cold out.
Around the DN since our last thread:
A mathematical look at the 2018 Minnesota Vikings from Chris.
Chris reports that Terence Newman may not return to Vikings coaching staff; the life of an assistant is long and isn’t easy, good luck in the future Terence!
Bill Belichick and the Vikings: Another “almost.”
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com Wobby opens his pick-6 mailbag to answer reader questions about fixing the offensive line and more.
Watch every sack from Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter in the 2018 season.
Watch highlights of the Vikings defense from the 2018 season.
Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com continues his series on the future of the Vikings, part 3: Receivers.
Also from Matthew: 10 things PFF’s QB Annual tells us about Kirk Cousins’ past and future.
From NFL.com Roger Goodell: NFL will ‘look again at instant replay’
Patriots owner Robert Kraft appears open to extending Tom Brady’s contract.
Finally, in the schadenfreude section, Saint’s HC Sean Payton binged Netflix, ice cream after loss to the Rams.
We come to today’s media selection: AC/DC - Let There Be Rock
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
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-No pictures that could get someone fired or in serious trouble with their employer
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-While navigating the open thread, just assume it’s sarcasm.
With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don’t forget to tip your waitress, try the hot toddy and as always, Welcome Aboard!