Good Morning, It’s Weekend Eve!
Your Weekend Eve Open Thread is up, running, and ready for business. I’m back on service for the next seven days; my commenting will be limited but I’ll pop in when I can. 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 weekend eve, you should get all your outdoor chores done early and watch Bundeliga this weekend!
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Unbelievable! - The Schedule Release. BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald break down the NFL schedule release and analyze rookie QB Nate Stanley.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media via a video conference call on Wednesday and discussed the State of the Team, Missing The Players, Preparing For The Season To Start, and more.
Analyzing Vikings 4th Quarter of 2020 NFL Schedule: Buccaneers, Bears, Saints and Lions.
Lunchbreak: Vikings Lead NFC North in NFL.com’s Projected Win Totals.
Check out former SkorNorth.com writer Matthew Coller’s efforts at PurpleInsider.substack.com
Dark-horse NFL MVP candidates in 2020: Josh Allen tops the list.
Warrant out for DeAndre Baker, Quinton Dunbar on robbery charges.
Top 25 NFL rookies in the best position for success in 2020.
Pandemic throwing college football, 2021 prospects into limbo.
We come to today’s media selection: “Weird Al” Yankovic - Another One Rides the Bus
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, don’t touch your waiter’s face and Welcome Aboard!