The Vikings play on Saturday, for you weekend open regulars I’ll probably do an abbreviated thread on Saturday and a more robust thread Sunday for all the usual overreaction. I won’t get a chance to watch the game until later next week, but I’ll keep an eye on the game thread, who’s playing when and scoring. 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 leave work early, it’s Friday and you deserve some time off.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
In the all important 3rd Preseason Game, Ted has what to look for from the Vikings.
Vikings vs Seahawks – GMG In The Raw: hosted by Drew, Dave and Ted.
Norse Code Podcast Episode 282: Showcasing Treadwell featuring Arif and James.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com HC Mike Zimmer explains putting Offensive Coordinator Kevin Stefanski in uncomfortable spots, what he’s liked about Kirk Cousins performance in the preseason so far.
Wobby sat down with second-year WR Chad Beebe to get his perspective on his NFL career so far, his favorite thing to do on the field, the challenge of facing Coach Zimmer’s defense in practice and in particular Mackensie Alexander, and more.
3 Observations: Jayron Kearse makes splash plays in place of Harrison Smith.
It’s that time for one of my favorite series every year Deadspin’s “Why Your Team Sucks” by Drew Magary. The most recent team to get roasted are the Chicago Bears. I’ll update the teams as they are posted.
Pats’ Patrick Chung indicted on felony cocaine charge.
We come to today’s media selection: Sabaton: No Bullets Fly
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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, try the purple koolaid and Welcome Aboard!