I’m back on service starting today which as usual means links will be limited based on what time I get done at work. Tonight features the opening of the NFL season with two NFC North opponents; one is going to lose which I wholeheartedly approve. 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, to get ready for the game.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings: 2019 Week One; all the updates by the front page writers.
Vikings vs. Falcons: Things to look for by Wludford.
Also from Wludford: Vikings updated depth chart.
Zimmer: Brian O’Neill ‘will play’ per Ted.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com The Voyage | Episode 04 | with the regular season upon us, hear from Head Coach Mike Zimmer, current players and Vikings legends such as Cris Carter, Chad Greenway, Fran Tarkenton and others about the disappointment of last year and the high expectations the organization has for 2019.
Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Wednesday.
The “Good Morning Football” crew makes bold predictions for the NFC Playoffs.
Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com counts down to Week 1: Can anyone beyond Thielen/Diggs/Rudolph step up?
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 Los Angeles Rams. One team left.
From NFL.com New CBA won’t be agreed to ahead of start of 2019 season.
NFL Kickoff: What to watch for in Packers-Bears opener.
We come to today’s media selection: The Minnesota Vikings Official Fight Song
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-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, try the grits MT and Welcome Aboard!