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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: September 26th, 2019

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Thorsday Open Thread

Oakland Raiders v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Good Morning!

Just finished my seven on last night, and I’m tired. Links up here no one reads might be limited, if they are I’ll put more up in the morning after coffee. Tonight’s Thursday Night game is Eagles v Packers, I’ll put up a game thread if I have the time and it’s time for my yearly old man rant, “get rid of the Thursday Night Games.” If you’re in a Survival League today is the day to make your pick. 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 and have a long lunch, it’s Thorsday.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris asks who gets the Minnesota Vikings Game Ball: Week 3.

Five Good Questions with Windy City Gridiron by Ted.

E40: Pocket Protectors: Raiders Recap + Bears Preview, featuring Eric Eager and Nick Olson and hosted by Jayson Brown.

Arif and James are back with Norse Code Podcast Episode 289: Harassing Derek & David Carr.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Wednesday and discussed the additions of Marcus Sherels and Laquon Treadwell, scheming for the Bears aggressive defense, Mitch Trubisky’s progress and more.

RB Dalvin Cook addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Wednesday.

Move the Sticks previews the Week 4 match up between the Vikings and Bears.

From Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com: How the Vikings can carry over short passing success vs. Bears.

League news:

Melvin Gordon ending holdout, will report to Chargers.

Jalen Ramsey leaves Jaguars for birth of second child.

BrownsBaker Mayfield responds to dig from Rex Ryan.

Confidence rankings for undefeated: Patriots solid, 49ers shaky.

We come to today’s media selection: Linkin Park - New Divide (Official Video)

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 and Welcome Aboard!