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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: October 22, 2019

A quick turnaround this week, we’re only two days from kickoff.

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Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Our football addiction will be fed early this week, as the Redskins are coming to town for Thursday Night Football. I’m not a fan of Thursday Night Football, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day football. The only time I’ll watch is when the Vikings are playing, so.........I guess that means I’ll watch this week.

The Redskins are of those years. Remember the 3-13 season from not long ago (and for us.........more, the 3-13 Les Steckel year)? Their season is going worse than that. That’s not to say there isn’t talent on that team, because there is, so I’m hoping the team is prepared, because the last thing we want is to break this string of excellent football that the team has been playing. The last three games have been a lot of fun to watch, and the team has been firing on all eight, so I hope the team is prepped and tops off the tank with high octane. Don’t get lazy & fill the tank with old gas or they’ll foul up the plugs.

There will be a couple homecoming stories Thursday, as Kirk Cousins and Adrian Peterson will take the field and play against the teams who drafted them. I love watching Adrian Peterson play football, I will always have fond memories of him in purple. He’s one of those rare guys who got you excited every time he touched the ball, because there was a decent chance that something awesome was going to happen (Harvin was another one who comes to mind).That being said, I hope he has his only bad game of the season on Thursday. SKOL!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris shared the somewhat hypothetical injury report that the team released.

Eric highlights five game-changing plays from Vikings-Lions.

Ted is ready to have his Week 7 Ted Talk.

Chris handed out the Vikings week 7 game ball.

Wludford recapped Sunday’s Vikings-Lions game.

Luft Krigare posted Vikings vs. Lions - GMG in the Raw!

Ted relayed the news that Adam Thielen is ‘unlikely’ to play on Thursday.

Other Vikings and NFL news, other sports news, and random oddities and annoyances:

From, catch the Fox Feature on Danielle Hunter, Wobby opens up the Monday Morning Mailbag, and there are lots of interviews from Sunday to look through in the media vault.

Sam Darnold was mic’d up, and mentioned that he was ‘seeing ghosts’ during last night’s game agains the Patriots, per The Sporting News. The social media reaction was as you’d expect. I’m just appalled that the Patriots have resorted to summoning the spirits of the dead in order to gain an advantage. I expect a full investigation by the NFL, this cheating has gotten out of hand.

Here’s a recap of last night’s “game”, from the Sporting News.

We come to today’s media selection:

When I can’t come up with something, I just fall back to a classic. Here’s Key and Peele, enjoy!

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  • 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)
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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 tip the cows don’t forget to tip your waitress, and try the swamp water.