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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: August 30th, 2019

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Weekend Eve Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings v Buffalo Bills Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images

Good Morning!

I caught part of the game last night on Game Pass, which reminds me I need to cancel that service before I get gouged more money. Today is the end for some of the players with the Vikings, good luck to them and I personally hope they are able to catch on somewhere else. Hurricane Dorian continues to dominate the news here, not going to let it ruin my weekend plans though. 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 should make it a four day holiday.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

MarkSP18 getting an early jump on draft scouting with Week 2 - Which college players are future Vikings.

The Daily Norseman Vikings FanShop posted by Chris.

Norse Code Podcast Episode 283: Shadows of the O’Connell hosted by Arif and Dusty.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media following Thursday’s game against the Bills, discussed the kicking game’s up and down night, Kyle Sloter’s performance, more.

Kyle Sloter: I put my heart and effort into making the Vikings roster.

QB Kyle Sloter addressed the media following Thursday’s game against the Bills.

K/P Kaare Vedvik addressed the media following Thursday’s game against the Bills.

Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com notes Vikings-Bills: 10 players who stood out.

League news:

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 Kansas City Chiefs. I’ll update the teams as they are posted.

From NFL.com New CBA won’t be agreed to ahead of start of 2019 season.

We come to today’s media selection: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - I Won’t Back Down

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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, turn your iPad in and Welcome Aboard!