It’s weekend eve, let’s do this! 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 Packer week, if you’re not excited about the game on Monday I’m not sure what to tell you.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
2019 NFL Week 16: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings all the front page stories in one spot.
Ted has Five Good Questions With Jason Hirschhorn of Acme Packing Company. Welcome Aboard Jason!
From Adam Schefter: Dalvin Cook “unlikely to play” on Monday Night.
MarkSP18 is back with Which College Players Are Future Vikings - 2019 Bowl Week 1 Primer.
Unbelievable! - Back to the Pack. BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald break down the Vikings’ impending matchup with the Packers.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday and Discussed the Challenge of Creating Turnovers Against Packers, Cook’s Status, Evolution of Rodgers and Green Bay’s Offense, and More.
QB Kirk Cousins addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday.
WR Stefon Diggs addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday.
‘A Great Opportunity’ Awaits Cousins & Vikings on ‘MNF’
Timeout with Pat Elflein.
Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com ponders: Are the Vikings better equipped now to handle Packers’ D-line?
Dak Prescott on shoulder: ‘I’ll be good to go Sunday.’
Carson Wentz: Cowboys-Eagles ‘probably’ biggest of career.
NFL Week 16 game picks: Patriots nip Bills; Cowboys clinch East.
Finalists for Hall of Fame’s centennial class revealed.
NFL Playoff Picture.
ESPN Playoff Machine.
We come to today’s media selection: “Weird” Al Yankovic - Amish Paradise
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)
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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, don’t eat the yellow snow or cheese and Welcome Aboard!