It’s Saturday, the second best day of the week because we have Vikings football to watch tomorrow. I got my honey-do list done yesterday, so I’m doing some wiring in my garage and installing more lights. 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 lunch beer, it’s Saturday and I’m having one too!
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Norse Code Podcast Episode 290: The Fall Guy - Arif and James are here to preview the Bears game with friend of the show Lorin Cox.
Daily Norseman FanPulse: A comparison, how have the Vikings and the Bears looked in this season’s polls posted by Chris.
Also by Chris, Minnesota Vikings Power Rankings Roundup: Week 4
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com Zimmer: Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Friday - we’ll have to play good in all three phases to win.
Mackenzie Alexander questionable, Josh Kline and Kentrell Brothers out | Final Vikings-Bears injury report.
The Skinny Post: Vikings, Bears meet in pivotal Week 4 NFC North clash.
Dakota Dozier excited to start for Kline, Alexander hopes to play vs. Bears.
This weeks opponent: The Chicago Bears
SB Nation site - Windy City Gridiron: linky
Bears vs. Vikings Injury report: Akiem Hicks and Kyle Long questionable.
Week 4 Game Preview: Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings.
Tactical Thinking Bears vs. Vikings: David Montgomery will be key for Chicago.
Consistent with the Weekend Thread, I’ll post league news in the comment section.
We come to today’s media selection: Black Sabbath - Iron Man
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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, poke the Bears and Welcome Aboard!
What’s the outcome of the Vikings vs. Bears game?
This poll is closed
Vikings win by 3 or less
Vikings win by more than 4
Bears win, everything is terrible, cancel the season and fire up the mock drafts.
Bears win, it’s only the 4th game of the season.
Something else, put your answer in the comments.
How many yards will Dalvin Cook run for against the Bears?
This poll is closed
More than 110 yards