Merry Wednesday, everyone!
Hey, we’re half-way through the week, en route to another glorious weekend, and to the next Vikings game, as they try to wash off the smell of the past two weeks. It’s not that they looked horrible, it’s just that they lost two games that they had firmly within their grasp, but were not able to win. Anyone who was worried about Sunday’s game will be relieved today with the news that the Vikings have moved Sean Mannion to the 53-man roster for Sunday’s game. This move has to dramatically increase the Vikings’ odds of winning. I can’t imagine how much panic this caused the bookmakers in Vegas as they scrambled to adjust the odds to account for this major news flash. Hopefully none of them go broke.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
As I mentioned above, the major sports news flash of the day in the US is that the Vikings moved Sean Mannion to the 53 man roster, per Chris.
Chris takes a brief look at Seahawks/Vikings history.
GASkol brings us his nincompoop of the week.
Arif stopped by and dropped off Norse Code Podcast Episode Episode 386: Flaw In The Regime.
Other Vikings/NFL news and random oddities and annoyances:
From the Detroit Free Press, Giants WR Kenny Golladay says he was yelling at their offensive coordinator, and not the quarterback during Sunday’s game. Ohhhhhhhhh, you were just yelling at the offensive coordinator, @well that’s much better.@
Mike Tomlin said that Ben Rothlisberger has a pec injury, per NFL.com.
Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:
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With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don’t forget to tip the cows, and try the lutefisk. Oh, and most importantly, Welcome Aboard!!!!!