Thanks again to Vikings Lifer for posting the thread yesterday. I received a message via Pony Express (didn’t know that still existed) from Gone Fishin late yesterday morning saying he was locked out of the site for now, but hoped to be able to log back in sometime today. If he can’t I’ll continue posting the thread. I was able to watch the game on my iPad, and ready to give up at half, but since I was at work I didn’t have anything else to do, besides work, and continued watching.....glad I did. My inlaws are Broncos fans, their remarks regarding the game were “same old Broncos.” Sounds familiar doesn’t it? 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 and have some coffee, the second best beverage ever.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
A TED Talk, Week 11.
Kirk Cousins says Adam Thielen will return against Seattle.
Vikings vs. Broncos Week 11: Five Game-Changing Plays by Eric.
Kirk Cousins, Up-Tempo Offense Give Vikings Huge Comeback Win Over Broncos.
Ted posted the Stock Market Report: Broncos.
DN News and Links Regular and Lord of the Grill Admiral BigGun is raising money for Minnesota Special Olympics. Linky to Fanpost. If you have a couple of bucks lying around to help someone less fortunate please do so.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Monday and discussed the team’s resiliency, struggles with pass defense, QB1 Kirk Cousins playing fast, Jayron Kearse stepping up and more.
After Further Review: Vikings Find Explosive Plays in 2nd Half Comeback.
Irv Smith’s Progression Leads to 1st Career TD.
WR Stefon Diggs got the call from Deion Sanders after his huge second half which helped lead the Vikings to a dramatic 27-23 victory over the Broncos on Sunday.
Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com notes Irv Smith Jr. is a game-changer for Vikings.
Also from Mr. Coller: The conversation that set up Jayron Kearse for clutch stops vs. Denver.
Running back finalists announced for All-Time Team.
NFL announces scheduling changes for Week 13.
Panthers won’t make decision on Cam Newton until healthy.
We come to today’s media selection: Skol Vikings - Official Fight Song
Play the Damn Song!
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With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don’t forget to tip your waiter, get on the roller coaster, enjoy the bye and Welcome Aboard!