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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: October 11th, 2019

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Friday Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings v New York Giants Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images

Good Morning!

Special shout out to Gone Fishin for posting the thread for me at the last minute yesterday. Work was a clown show (not the word(s) I used) and I ended up leaving four hours after my shift ended. By the time I got home it was almost 0230 and sitting down to do post the thread just wasn’t in the cards for me. Thank you Gone Fishin, see you Saturday. What’s that? Yes, I’ll be traveling this weekend to see my first home Vikings game on Sunday against the Eagles, bonus MT Viking is also going. If you’d like to meet any or all of us my email is in my profile. Also, look for me on TV, I’ll be the one wearing the purple jersey. Meanwhile, let’s carry on with our news and links open thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Drop by for some fan wisdom, snark have a long lunch and leave work early, what the heck, it’s Friday!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

MarkSP18 is back with Week 7: Which college players are future Vikings 2019.

Ted has five good questions with Bleeding Green Nation.

Chris notes two former Vikings are on ballot for induction into Polynesian Football Hall of Fame.

Vikings vs. Eagles Week 6 Preview: Double-Sided Tape by Eric.

FMF 304 - Season State: hosted by Flipmazzi with guest Yinka.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com Offensive Coordinator Kevin Stefanski addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday and looks back on the balanced performance against the Giants, explains the disruptive nature of the Eagles defensive line and more.

Special Teams Coordinator Marwan Maalouf addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday.

DE Everson Griffen addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday and outlined the key to his battle with LT Jason Peters this Sunday.

NFL Expert Picks: Vikings host Eagles in pivotal week 6 matchup.

Mathew Coller at SkorNorth.com ponders last Sunday’s win shows Vikings key to explosive offense rests in passes to Dalvin Cook.

League news:

Jaguars owner thinks Jalen Ramsey will play Sunday.

QB Index, Week 6.

Rex Burkhead not expected to play tonight vs. Giants.

A.J. Green on trade buzz: ‘I’m prepared for anything.’

Falcons’ Dan Quinn has no plans to give up play-calling.

We come to today’s media selection: Sim Balkey - Straight Fire

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:
-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-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 & tie one on. Don’t forget to tip your waiter, grease the poles for the visitors and Welcome Aboard!