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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: October 1st, 2020

Thorsday Open Thread

Tennessee Titans v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Good Morning, It’s Thorsday!

Your Thorsday Open Thread is up, running, and ready for business. I’m back on service for the next seven days but I need to say “thank you” to all of you who have emailed myself or Gone Fishin regarding the current state of commenting via Coral (which sucks in case you hadn’t heard) Fishin is on a work thing for the next few days, so if you thought you were late, you aren’t; feel free to email Fishin or myself and we’ll include your comments to the Coral developers....yes I promise not to drop any f-bombs in the final email....no promises. Like most of you what kept me here as a commenter was the community of people who showed up everyday to talk Vikings football, smoker recipes or whatever came up. Meanwhile we’ll carry on with our news and links full of crockpot recipes, nap strategies and beer recommendations; drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and it’s Thorsday - I was informed this is cultural appropriation, but I’m not smart and still don’t know what that means.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

2020 NFL Week 4: Minnesota Vikings at Houston Texans (maybe)

Vikings initial injury report: Estimated report for Minnesota. No practice, but there’s still a report.

Vikings will return to team facility on Thursday. They still have no positive tests....yet.

Skoldiers - 075 - Unscripted. Recapping the loss to Tennessee and looking ahead to Houston...maybe.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com: Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman and VP of Sports Medicine/ Head Athletic Trainer Eric Sugarman addressed the media on Wednesday Discuss ‘No Excuses’ Mindset Towards This Week’s Game.

Dalvin Cook Named FedEx Ground Player of the Week.

Lunchbreak: Randy Moss Tabbed as Best 1st-Round WR of 1990s.

League News:

Pittsburgh Steelers-Tennessee Titans game postponed until Monday or Tuesday.

Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden: Players not wearing face masks was addressed.
(is Gruden going to wear one, asking for a friend)

Rumors of Drew Brees’ demise have been greatly exaggerated; two fantasy sleepers.

Lions plan to keep leaning on Adrian Peterson in backfield.

We come to today’s media selection: Tom Petty - Free Fallin’

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 wash your hands, watch out for mess from the last two three weeks, and Welcome Aboard!

Topic of the Day: So far our favorite team has an inauspicious start at 0-3. How many games do you think they’ll win this year and do they have a realistic chance at the playoffs?