Only one more day until we get to watch the Vikings play in games that count, if you’re not excited you need to check your own pulse. I mentioned yesterday I was going to start doing a Saturday only weekend thread, there will be lots of from page articles leading up to the game and figured the usual thread would get buried. 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 grab a beverage and start the tailgating early.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings: 2019 Week One; all the updates by the front page writers.
Chris has a brief look at Falcons/Vikings history.
Vikings Final Injury Report: Hughes out, two other players questionable per Ted.
DK Nation is LIVE — just in time for football season by David Fucillo.
(sidenote-someone needs to explain this to me in the comments)
Climbing The Pocket: Episode 168 - Vikings vs Falcons Preview Show featuring Myles, Jordan, Yinka; hosted by Jayson.
Beautiful Ineptitude by Ted.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Friday, discussed the health and cohesiveness of the offensive line, special attention for Julio Jones and more.
Offensive Coordinator Kevin Stefanski addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday.
NFL Network’s Brian Baldinger breaks down what the Vikings offense has to do in order to have success in 2019.
From SkorNorth.com Judd Zulgad: It’s not a snap: Britton Colquitt explains why being an NFL holder isn’t as easy as it looks.
From NFL.com Antonio Brown: ‘I apologized to my teammates’
NFL Week 1 game picks: Patriots nip Steelers; Browns top Titans.
Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill signs 3-year, $54M extension.
Three dark-horse contenders in 2019; Dolphins MUST ace draft.
We come to today’s media selection: AC/DC - For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)
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, don’t tip the cows and Welcome Aboard!
What is the outcome of the Vikings-Falcons game on Sunday?
This poll is closed
Vikings win by 3 or less
Vikings win by more than 4 but less than 10
Vikings win by more than 10
Vikings lose, everything is terrible
Another darn tie