How’s everyone’s level of schadenfreude after the weekend results, personally I though it was glorious and the tears were extra salty. Gone Fishin is still locked out so I’ll be posting the thread until he can get access again. Things are looking favorable for the Vikings, they just need to take of business by winning. Speaking of winning, in the noonecaresaboutyourffteam news I lost a close game by the slimmest of margins to
CmyWilly GA Skol over the weekend....by 52.48 points, yes he almost doubled my score and had two starters on the bye, somehow, I’m still in 5th place though. 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 get that full day of work, it’s probably a short work week for most of you but continue posting on the Daily Norseman while your at work, thanks.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
2019 NFL Week 13: Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks all the front page stories in one spot.
Ted ponders the NFC Playoff Picture: The Vikings were on a bye, yet their post season position actually improved.
Wludford takes a look at the teams the Vikings are currently leading or chasing: Vikings Playoff Prospects.
Vikings Bye Week - A GMG Special Part 2 - Good Morning Gjallarhorn and Chris Gates from the Daily Norseman came together to preview the up and coming matchup versus the Seattle Seahawks, tell some of their favorite Vikings memories and pay tribute to Fred Cox in part 2 of this GMG special.
DN News and Links Regular and Lord Bacon™ Admiral Big Gun is raising money for Minnesota Special Olympics. Linky to Fanpost. I’m going to leave this up here until ABG reaches his goal. Please donate if you can, it’s for a good cause.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com Monday Morning Mailbag: Maintaining Momentum, Bye Week Effects and Role of Hercules.
The Hot Dish: Who’s the Dirtiest Player On The Team? New to “Vikings Connected” this year is a segment called The Hot Dish. In this segment, players dish on who is the best -- and worst -- dressed on the team.
Kirk Cousins Enjoying Career Year Under Tutelage of Stefanski, Kubiak.
Early Look: Vikings at Seahawks.
Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com notes Packers’ Sunday Night loss opens division door for Vikings. In the words of Bum Phillips, kick the damn thing in.
Bengals starting Andy Dalton at QB against Jets.
Chiefs optimistic Tyreek Hill will return vs. Raiders.
Eagles release WR Jordan Matthews after two weeks.
Jaguars sticking with Nick Foles over Gardner Minshew.
We come to today’s media selection: The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Purple Haze
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, the bye is over and Welcome Aboard!