How was the final (preseason) regular season game yesterday? I was able to watch a grand total of three plays since I was at work and to busy to tune in. The Vikings playoff opponent was determined last night and it’s going to be a trip to New Orleans. Last time the Vikings traveled to New Orleans for a playoff game was......checks notes....the Bountygate Season. Yes, Saints fans you can @ me all you want, for a limited time. 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 start the prep for Wild Card weekend, tailgating starts on Thursday this week.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Ted posted the Stock Market Report: Bears.
Vikings news from other sources:
Vikings Quickly Turn Attention to 2019 Postseason.
Jameis Winston in 30-30 club with game-ending pick-6.
Jerry Jones: No ‘shareable timeline’ for Garrett move.
We come to today’s media selection: Metallica - For Whom The Bell Tolls
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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, and Welcome Aboard!