Good Morning, It’s Friday!
We’re two days away from another Vikings win towards another playoff berth...or we’re two days away from another loss to a downtrodden team and fire everyone; whatever fits your narrative. I’ve been absent from commenting for the past three or four weeks due to some family problems but I’ll be around more often. I did send a text to Gone Fishin yesterday about the email he sent to the Coral morans (that’s their name as far as I’m concerned) about getting rid of the “read more of this conversation” and “load more comments.” As of this typing I haven’t heard back from him...but then again Fishin is really responsive when I sent a pony express message to North Dakota. Meanwhile we’ll carry on with our news and links open thread full of crockpot recipes, nap strategies and beer recommendations; drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and it’s Friday, last week most of you had the day off, you should take a half day off today and get the smoker ready for the weekend.
Around the DN since our last open thread
Unbelievable! - A Better Chance at .500. BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald break down the Vikings’ impending matchup with the Jaguars.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com: Former Vikings player and coach Pete Bercich breaks down the Jaguars offense, which features a pair of rookies — RB James Robinson and WR Collin Johnson — that the Vikings must account for this Sunday.
Eric Kendricks Added to Vikings-Jaguars Week 13 Injury Report.
How to Watch & Listen to Vikings-Jaguars in Week 13.
Offensive Player Rankings, Week 13: Six offenses I don’t trust.
We come to today’s media selection: Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train
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-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-Leave the gender hatred at the door
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-No pictures that could get someone fired or in serious trouble with their employer
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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 wash your hands, and Welcome Aboard!