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Tuesday Open Thread: September 22, 2020

Well, it can only get better from here.........right?

Minnesota Vikings vs green Bay Packers Sept. 26, 1999 — Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Chris Carter lets his emtions show during the 1st quarter of the Packer Viking matchup Sunday at Lambeau Field in Green ay WI. The Vikings lost the game when the Pack

Merry Tuesday, y’all,

Well, I’m not as mad as I was, but that’s mostly because a tinge of apathy has crept in, but that’ll go away, and hopefully by the time it does, my anger will have been replaced with anticipation for the next game. Hopefully. The way I see it, it almost has to get better from here, there isn’t much room for it to get any worse at this point. The defense can’t get much worse, and now Barr is out for the year. The offense can’t get any worse, although the O-line appears to have improved from last year! Woo hoo! Wait, I thought Cousins was going to become a superhuman QB once he had a decent O-line in front of him? Hmm, wonder what happened there? He’s spazzing out worse than ever, dude’s wound up WAY too tight. I think it’s that ‘not cussing’ thing he does......or doesn’t do, he needs to stop that habit. Yelling out a really loud F*** and throwing a hammer across the yard can be therapeutic. I can’t imagine taking a really solid swing with the hammer & destroying the end of my finger with it, and then smiling a geeky smile and saying “golly, that sure smarted”. I think doing that would cause the pain to skyrocket and it would probably cause the pain to last for months. No, when you rail your finger with a 20 oz. hammer, you yell out a REALLY LOUD F***, then you throw the hammer across the yard. For some reason, the pain miraculously subsides almost immediately. Anyway, Kirk needs to learn how to cuss, send him out to my brother’s to work cattle one day, he’ll become fluent within minutes. Whatever it takes, I can’t watch any more of what we’ve been watching.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

From Chris, it appears that there has been an area of improvement on our team, and it’s the O-line. Now, if we could just get any of the other positional groups remotely close to where they were last year, we might have something to build on, but they’ve all decided to regress as far as they could.

In case the last two games weren’t enough to give you an ulcer, Anthony Barr is out for the rest of the season with a torn pec, per Chris.

Luft Krigare and the gang are back with Vikings vs. Colts-GMG In The Raw LIVE!

GA Skol put up a Fanpost with snap counts from week 2.

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

From CBS Sports, the NFL hit Pete Carroll, Vic Fangio, and Kyle Shanahan with big fines for not wearing masks. This is beyond stupid, they cram 70 of these guys into a locker room before and after each game, and they basically live together as closely as a married couple (with exceptions, of course) for the entire season, but DAMMIT, FOR THAT 3 HOURS, YOU 5 GUYS HAVE TO PUT ON MASKS! You 53 other guys, you don’t have to wear them, and then you can all cram into an airplane after the game. Leave your money at the door, please. Idiots.

From NFL.com, the 49ersNick Bosa is out for the season with a torn ACL.

As of this posting, the Raiders are leading the Saints by 7, I hope this link from NFL.com works in the morning to give you the final score, because I won’t be awake when it ends. Go Raiders!

We come to today’s media selection:

I’ve played this a bunch of times, but this is the video I watch any time I’m in an un-good mood and need to laugh. This is probably my favorite video ever, this man figured he needed just one more 12 pack. I admire the effort. Enjoy!

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

-No discussion of politics or religion
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With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. You’ll want to belly up out here in the parking lot, though. The smell from the last two games has rendered the inside of the building uninhabitable.