Gone Fishin is still locked out so you get the substitute again for today. Work was a clown show, I didn’t really get started on the thread until after midnight and it took me a while to get untracked. Words up here no one reads™ will be shorter than normal (rob joke on my lack of height) so I can get to bed and do the work thing all over again. 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, moar coffee!
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Let’s talk playoffs, ponders Ted, because it looks like it’s gonna happen.
Chris notes QB1 Kirk Cousins got nominated for the FedEx Air Award again.
Too early mock draft gives Vikings fans a nice scenario to dream about.
Skoldiers - 066 - Denver Dichotomy: Mike and Ed go around the league in week 11, updating the North Face, Denver Breakdown, and Bye Week Buzz.
DN News and Links Regular and Lord Bacon™ Admiral BigGun is raising money for Minnesota Special Olympics. Linky to Fanpost. If you have the means to help someone less fortunate please do so.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Advisor Gary Kubiak addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Tuesday.
‘Spielman Says’: 6 Highlights from Vikings GM’s bye week media session.
Lunchbreak: Vikings Have 90-plus percent chance to reach the playoffs.
Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com finds five takeaways from GM Rick Spielman’s bye-week media availability.
Which two NFC teams will end up with first-round bye in 2019 playoffs?
@shocking who they all picked here@
Patriots activate OL Isaiah Wynn (toe) from IR.
Offensive player rankings, Week 12: Tom Brady falls out of top 15.
NFL Power Rankings, Week 12: Rams, Raiders climb; Texans fall.
We come to today’s media selection: Krusty The Clown: Funniest Moments
Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:
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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!