Hope you had a great Thanksgiving yesterday, I had some leftover brisket when I got home and was able to watch part of the Bears Lions game before work got busy. I have to say I was disappointed in the results, looking at you Falcons. 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 it’s Black Friday, go pick up those stretchy pants that are on sale at Brooks Brothers.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Chris has your Vikings Thursday injury report: Thanksgiving Day estimate.
Minnesota Vikings Power Rankings Roundup: Week 13.
Daily Norseman FanPulse: Steady as she goes, (we’re all going to overreact next week though)
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 watch the video versions of ‘Xs and Os with Mike Zimmer,’ which airs on KFAN each Wednesday night, as Coach Zimmer and Paul Allen discuss Russell Wilson’s high level of play and keys to stopping the Seattle offense as a whole, Jayron Kearse stepping up in the win over Denver, improving the team’s pass coverage after the bye week, and more.
Vikings in the Community: Offensive, Defensive Linemen Hand Out Thanksgiving Meals at The Salvation Army Locations.
3 Non-Vikings Games to Watch in Week 13.
Game Preview: Vikings at Seahawks.
Last night’s games:
Chicago Bears 24 - Detroit Lions 20
New Orleans Saints 26 - Atlanta Falcons 18
NFL Week 13 game picks: Ravens edge Niners; Pats win again.
We come to today’s media selection:
WKRP “As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly” Thanksgiving
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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, eat the leftovers and Welcome Aboard!