I couldn’t think of any words to write up here last night. With the way the season is going it’s easy to get frustrated with the team, and I get it. I’m hoping for a Vikings win Sunday, but we’ll see which Vikings team shows up. 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 go ahead and leave work early, you deserve it.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
2019 NFL Week 10: Minnesota Vikings at Dallas Cowboys all the front page stories in one spot.
Football Purgatory ponders Ted.
Norse Code Podcast Episode 300: Our Best Content is Not Football Oriented featuring Arif and James.
Vikings at Cowboys Week 10 Preview: Self-Defense by Eric.
Our own Admiral BigGun is doing the Polar Plunge again this year to raise money for Special Olympics. If you have a dollar(s) or two you can spare it’s for a good cause.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com 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 look at which players will step up on the big stage Sunday night, unheralded players for the team so far this season, and more.
What’d They Say: Cowboys HC Jason Garrett recalls early Dallas days with Vikings HC Mike Zimmer.
NFL Expert Picks: Predicting Vikings-Cowboys matchup.
Kevin Siefert at ESPN.com writes the NFL’s officiating crisis: Why it’s time to sound the alarm.
Redskins put Trent Williams on non-football injury list.
Antonio Brown set to meet with NFL next week.
Lamar Jackson (illness) expected to play vs. Bengals.
Cowboys’ Amari Cooper (knee) hopeful to play Sunday.
We come to today’s media selection: The Pretty Reckless - Heaven Knows
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-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-Leave the gender hatred at the door
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-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 and Welcome Aboard!