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Wednesday Open Thread: October 9, 2019

Countin’ down the days ‘til we hit US Bank Stadium.........if we aren’t snowed in.

Vikings - Green Bay Packer football September 26,1999. — Minnesota Vikings runningback, Robert Smith,26, runs for daylight against the Green Bay Packers Sunday September 26, 1999. Smith Had 21 carries for 85 yards for an average of 4 yards a carry.

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Man, I’m chomping at the bit for this week to get over. We’ve had these tickets for quite a while, and I’m excited to go see some live action. One small monkey wrench appears to be approaching our operation, and that would be our lovely North Dakota weather. They’re saying that it’s going to start snowing tomorrow, and continue into Saturday. Some of the areas we’ll be driving through are expecting up to two feet of snow during the storm. I’m not sure what’s going to happen, I would estimate that I have a 99.9% chance of making the trip, but Mrs. Fishin’ and Little Fishin’ may stay home if the weather is too crazy. We’ll wait and see what actually happens, but it would take an apocalyptic storm to keep me from making the game.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

The Vikings are apparently going to go with the ‘Color Rush’ jerseys in their game against the Redskins, per Chris.

Arif posted Norse Code Podcast Episode 293: Play Action in New York.

Chris handed out the Vikings week five game ball.

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

CBS Sports has the top coaching hot seats ranked from 1-12.

The Patriots worked out kicker Nick Rose to be their potential season-long replacement for Gostkowski.

After being down 2 games to zero, it looked like the Rays were going to get steamrolled by the Astros. The Rays clawed back and won their second straight last night, score courtesy of USA Today. The series is now knotted at two games apiece. They’ll play the rubber match on Thursday.

We come to today’s media selection:

Well, since there’s a blizzard approaching and it’s almost deer season, here’s one from Da Yoopers. Enjoy!

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  • No discussion of politics or religion
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  • Leave the gender hatred at the door
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  • Speaking of which, if discussing a newer show or movie, please use spoiler tags
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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 horse manure, we stocked up for Sunday’s visitors.