My expectation is that traffic and commenting will start to drop off today, if you’re traveling for the holiday drive safe, if you’re like me and have to work make sure you bring extra good food for the potluck, because you know Karen in Accounting with her cool parking spot is going to show up. Really need the Vikings to get untracked early and not wait to show up against the Seahawks like they did against Denver. 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 take half the day off, you were going to anyway.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Ted posted the Stock Market Report: Portfolio Update; Who’s been up and who’s been down for the Vikings so far this year.
Chris notes Vikings WR Chad Beebe will not be returning from injured reserve this year.
Vikings bring back Cameron Smith, waive Josh Doctson.
Skoldiers - 067 - Bye Week Buzz - NFC State of the Union, featuring Mike and Ed.
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 Winning Formula: What Has Changed With Kirk Cousins? On this week’s “Vikings GamePlan,” Paul Allen is joined by former Vikings player and coach Pete Bercich and “Vikings Game Day Live’s” Ron Johnson to discuss Dalvin Cook going over 1,000 yards and his performance this season, the red-hot Kirk Cousins and his name being mentioned in MVP conversations, and the character-defining win over the Broncos last Sunday.
Lunchbreak: Carl Eller, Alan Page and John Randle Named Finalists for NFL’s All-Time Team
2020 NFL free agency lookahead: Tannehill up, A.J. Green down.
Hall of Fame reveals 25 semifinalists for Class of 2020.
2019 NFL playoff-clinching scenarios for Week 13.
We come to today’s media selection: Blue Swede - Hooked on a Feeling
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, Carpe Diem and Welcome Aboard!