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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: October 3rd, 2019

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Thorsday Open Thread

Minneapolis, MN 10/3/99 Vikings vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Randy Moss, left, celebrates his second touchdown of the day with Cris Carter, right, putting the Vikings ahead of Tampa Bay 14-0 in the first quarter.

Good Morning!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

2019 NFL Week 5: Minnesota Vikings at New York Giants all the front page stories in one place.

Lucas with the View from the 651: Vikings could have it worse.

Chris has your Vikings Wednesday Injury Report: Gentlemen, start your speculation as WR Stefon Diggs sat out...for a reason no one can figure out.

Chris also has your Minnesota Vikings Game Ball: Week 4, get in there and nominate a player.

Norse Code Podcast Episode 291: Underplaying Your Coaching featuring James and Arif.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Wednesday and discussed the dynamic of facing Pat Shurmur, going against a rookie QB, his message to Kirk Cousins and more.

5 Vikings-Giants storylines to watch

Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com ponders: Should the Vikings make a change on the offensive line?

League news:

Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill passes away at age 88, condolences to his family.

Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski headed to IR.

Jon Gruden not happy ‘at all’ with Burfict suspension.

Roquan Smith expects to play Sunday; Mitch Trubisky likely out.

We come to today’s media selection: Norma Jean - Mind Over Mind

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 and embrace the mediocrity.