I’m you’re fill in mod for the day as Gone Fishin told me he wanted to take Little Fishin’ camping this weekend, hope the weather was good for their adventures. Hurricane Dorian continues to dominate the news here, however if you’re a DN’er that lives anywhere along the east coast, now is the time to get ready and follow the storm track. 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 have a great holiday off.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Vikings (finally) announce initial 53-man roster per Chris.
Minnesota Vikings Practice Squad Tracker.
Vikings sign punter Britton Colquitt, release Matt Wile via J-dog.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com 5 things to know about new Vikings Punter Britton Colquitt.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero explains why the Minnesota Vikings are moving on from wide receiver Laquon Treadwell and kicker Kaare Vedvik.
NFL Network’s Michael Robinson predicts the NFC North for the 2019 season.
From Judd Zulgad at SkorNorth.com Vikings should have never put Kaare Vedvik in position to fail.
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 New Orleans Saints. I’ll update the teams as they are posted.
From NFL.com Chargers suspend RB Gordon talks until after season.
Dolphins agree to trade LB Kiko Alonso to Saints.
Ex-Patriots quarterback Brian Hoyer visiting Colts.
Bears’ Eddy Pineiro to kick in opener vs. Packers.
We come to today’s media selection: Substitute Teacher - Key & Peele
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)
-Speaking of which, if discussing a newer show or movie, please use spoiler tags
-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, not the cows and Welcome Aboard!