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Wednesday Open Thread: September 9, 2020

4 more days.....4 more days.....4 more days.....

NFL: Minnesota Vikings-Training Camp Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Hey, we’re inching ever closer to real Vikings NFL football. I know you aren’t supposed to count your eggs until the blind squirrel finds a nut.........or was it you aren’t supposed to eat blind squirrels before the chicken finds a nut........oh wait, I think it’s blind squirrels can’t count eggs...........that makes sense.........anyway, the point is that I won’t believe the season has started until it’s started, but it’s sure looking like it will. I cannot wait.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris and the gang have a spot where you can keep up-to-date on any Vikings-Packers related news and stories.

Join the Open Thread Pick ‘Em and Survival Leagues. That reminds me, I need to take my own advice and go join them.

Other Vikings/NFL news and random oddities and annoyances:

Ouch. From FoxSports, it appears that Broncos LB Von Miller has sustained a season-ending ankle injury.

The Giants have waived CB DeAndre Barker, per FoxNews. Barker was one of the Giants’ 2019 first round selections, and although he played in all 16 games last year, and started 15, he didn’t play as well as expected. He had no criminal infractions prior to coming to the NFL, although there were some concerns voiced about his work ethic, but then he had an off-field incident at a party last summer where he is accused of robbing four fellow party-attenders at gun point (whoops), and he wound up on the Commissioner’s Exempt List (we Vikings fans know that list all too well), which means that he could be cleared to play tomorrow, or it may not be until sometime in the late 23rd century. It could also be somewhere in between. It all depends on where Goodell’s spinning wheel of punishment lands.

Here’s a list of the most recent NFL transactions, courtesy of

We come to today’s media selection:

Hey, here’s a great tune by Bobby Darin called Beyond the Sea, 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