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Wednesday Open Thread: September 4, 2019

We’re inching closer and closer to the grand entry of the 2019 NFL season. I cannot wait.

Minneapolis, MN 10/3/99 Vikings vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Linebacker Corey miller celebrates after intercepting a Tampa Bay pass with minutes to go in the fourth quarter, preventing them from scoring to tie the game. The Vikings won. 21-14.

Merry Wednesday, everyone!

Man, the new NFL season is a little more than a day away. Tomorrow night, the new season kicks off with the Bears facing the Packers in a game that is likely to determine who will finish last in the NFC North. I don’t see the loser of this one finishing out of the cellar, I can’t wait to see who it will be!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

EBrodzy posted Skoldiers - 056 - Cleaning Up the Dirty Birds-Falcons Preview. Speaking of cleaning up birds, that reminds me that pheasant season is just around the corner. WooHoo!

Chris has instructions for how you can sign up for the Daily Norseman’s 2019 NFL Pick ‘Em Group and how to sign up for the Daily Norseman’s 2019 NFL Survivor Pool.

As the Josh Doctson signing was made official, Brett Jones was released to clear a spot, per Chris. Might as well, we’re plenty deep at the O-line position.

Other Vikings and NFL news, other sports news, and random oddities and annoyances.

Over at, listen to the first episode of Under Center With Kirk Cousins, catch Coach Zimmer’s Monday presser as he explains the roster cuts (sorry I was a day late with that one), and see their preview of Sunday’s Vikings-Falcons matchup.

Reuters reported that the Rams and Jared Goff are close to agreeing to terms on a four-year extension, the deal is expected to average somewhere in the $32 million/year range.

From the Sporting News, the Chargers are seeking a first round pick plus more in exchange for Melvin Gordon, according to league rumors.

Here’s one from the Huffpost, a woman claimed to be her own daughter as an attempt to evade arrest. Wow, and it didn’t work?

We come to today’s media selection:

Whenever I want to get pumped for football, I watch this. Man, I remember watching this. This was the moment when you knew that season was going to be something special. Enjoy!

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 tip the cows don’t forget to tip your waitress, and try the rocky mountain oysters.