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Tuesday Open Thread: September 1, 2020

We’re into September, and that means we’re almost into NFL football..

NFL: DEC 15 Vikings at Chargers Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Merry Tuesday, everyone!

Well, to those who have stuck with us here, anyway, while we endure, adapt to, and try to alter the changes that were thrust upon us. We’ll do everything we can to encourage the authorities get it back to something that is tolerable and maybe even, dare I say it, enjoyable again. MTOTGA!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

The rumor mill was activated yesterday concerning Riley Reiff, Chris kept us up to speed. First, the Vikings approached Reiff about restructuring. A little later in the day, the team gave him until Tuesday (today) to decide whether to accept the deal. It doesn’t appear that he plans to accept the deal, as Reiff reportedly told teammates that he expects to be released.

Wludford looks at how the Vikings’ deal for Ngakoue impacts several other players.

Luft Krigare posted the latest Climbing the Pocket with Vikings Defense 2020 - CTPN Quick Shots - Pt 1 - vs the QB.

Arif was here to share Norse Code Podcast Episode 333: The Yannick Ngakoue Trade.

Other Vikings/NFL news, and random oddities and annoyances:

This is good news from Yahoo Sports, the NFL is reportedly considering allowing local affiliate replays of games this season.

From, Matt Nagy will announce Nick Foles the Bears starting quarterback in the week leading up to the opener.

The Keystone Cops NFL is taking over the investigation of the Washington Football Team. @That’s reassuring, in recent history, the NFL has done a remarkable job of investigating, and handing out just and equitable penalties for infractions.@

We come to today’s media selection:

The 2020 season is nearly set to kick off. Are you ready? Enjoy!

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:

-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-Take the gender hatred elsewhere, it won’t be tolerated
-Keep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)
-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 wash your hands, touch each other’s faces often, and try the finger food