Gone Fishin is still locked out so you get the substitute again for today, wait it’s my normal day to post the thread so never mind that first sentence. Bye week is a bummer, but we have games to watch and team to (marginally pull for-looking at you Eagles) 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 have a long lunch, you worked hard this week and deserve it.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Chris has your Minnesota Vikings Power Rankings Roundup: Week 12.
Daily Norseman FanPulse: The pulse remains the same.
Vikings vs Broncos - Climbing The Pocket Network Round Table hosted by Luft Krigare.
Wludford ponders that Kirk Cousins Quietly Having His Best Season - and Perhaps NFL Best This Year Too.
Norse Code Podcast Episode 304: A Win For All of Us featuring Arif and James.
Unbelievable! - Kearse Broken hosted by BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald.
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 QB Kirk Cousins was wired for sound during last Sunday’s 27-23 comeback win over the Broncos (back words in here, you were warned....just kidding)
10 Vikings Numbers of Note at the Bye: Hunter Leads NFL in QB Pressures.
Lunchbreak: Dalvin Cook Included in ESPN’s ‘Best 25 Under 25’
Veterans Voyage Sends 5 WWII Heroes on European Tour.
Presser Points: Gary Kubiak Offers Insights on Vikings Offense at Bye.
Under Center with Kirk Cousins: ‘Power Trip’ Crew Joins To Recap Win Over Denver + Bye Week Plans, Vikings-Seahawks Preview | Episode 12
Steelers QB Mason Rudolph: I fell short of NFL, Steelers’ standards in fight.
Browns DL Larry Ogunjobi’s 1-game suspension upheld.
Top 10 Comeback Player candidates: Darren Waller sits at No. 1.
RB Index, Week 12: Most important RBs down the stretch.
We come to today’s media selection: Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare
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, get on the roller coaster, enjoy the bye and Welcome Aboard!