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Wednesday Open Thread: September 19, 2018

Wednesday Open Thread: September 19, 2018

A couple roster moves, the kicker trade-in is official, and more, as the Vikings march onward and upward A very merry hump day to you all! There were a couple roster moves yesterday, as the team made room for their new kicker. Yes, the Vikings and Dan Bailey made it official, they’re going steady. The Vikings have had less-than-stellar luck with kickers as of late.......well, for a very long time, with the exception of the Norwood years. They had a nice run with Gary Anderson until.......well, you know. It really has been a while, though, and I’ll be happy to not hyperventilate and...
Sep 18, 2018
Tuesday Open Thread: September 18, 2018

Tuesday Open Thread: September 18, 2018

A kicker is cut, I assume knowing that one of the league’s best kickers is a free agent made that decision a little easier. Merry Tuesday, everyone! I’m guessing the kicker moves the team made yesterday helped soothe the sting of that missed kick on Sunday. I was glad the team made the move. Normally, you like to wait until after anger has subsided before making big decisions, but when a significant upgrade is available, and it doesn’t cost you a lot to cut the current guy, you make the move. It was the right move because a solution was available, and the team is fortunate that Dan...
Sep 17, 2018
Monday Open Thread: September 17, 2018

Monday Open Thread: September 17, 2018

I never know how to feel after a game that winds up in a tie.... Merry Monday, everyone! Well, that was great, and it sucked, and everything in between. For how the game went and ended, I really don’t know where I am on the happiness scale. If you’re feeling the same as I am, you’re probably feeling a lot like this guy today: your mood after your team’s game winds up in a tie I’m also hungry for Thai food, and I had the urge to wear a suit and tie this morning. I’m not sure why.......... I’m happy that the Vikings came back after being down by quite a bit...
Sep 12, 2018
Wednesday Open Thread: September 12, 2018

Wednesday Open Thread: September 12, 2018

We are unofficially 1.5 weeks into the 2018-19 NFL season, which means............absolutely nothing. Happy Wednesday, y’all! We’re halfway to the weekend, and only a few short days from Vikings game day, and an important game it will be, as the Vikings head east into Green Bay to take on the Packers. Whether the Packers will be led by Aaron Rodgers or Kizer Around the DN since our last open thread: Here’s where you can keep up with all the latest news on the upcoming Vikings-Packers game, updated by Wludford. Jonah Dylan fills you in on what you missed from week one. Eric urges us...
Sep 11, 2018
Tuesday Open Thread: September 11, 2018

Tuesday Open Thread: September 11, 2018

Never forget Merry Tuesday, everyone! It’s September 11, and we all know what happened on this day, 17 years ago. I think it’s important to use today as a day of thanksgiving, to be thankful for the men and women who defend our nation and the freedoms we enjoy. Today particularly reminds me to include not only our soldiers, but also those in the law enforcement community, and in fire and rescue. Some folks do jobs that others would not want to do, or would not be able to do, and place themselves in harm’s way to protect others. If you are one of those people, I sincerely thank...
Sep 10, 2018
Monday Open Thread: September 10, 2018

Monday Open Thread: September 10, 2018

Harrison Smith. Wow, what a game. Merry post-win Monday, everyone! Mondays are already awesome, but Mondays after a win are even better. So, what did y’all think of the game? I know it wasn’t perfect, the first game of the season never is, especially with a new OC and QB coming aboard, but I thought it was a pretty good overall performance by the purple & gold. Offense: The O line held up pretty well, and Cousins put up a solid performance; not spectacular, but solid, and free of major mistakes (except for the head-first slide, don’t do that again until the last day of the fully...
Sep 5, 2018
Wednesday Open Thread: September 5, 2018

Wednesday Open Thread: September 5, 2018

We anxiously count down the final days and hours until Sunday’s kickoff, this season could be Happy Wednesday, everyone! We’re halfway through this week, which is a short week for many of us, but it still feels like it’s longer than usual, as we impatiently wait for Sunday to arrive. The Vikings kick off what we fans hope to be a magical and historic season, in Santa Clara CA against the 49ers. Will the 49ers complete the turnaround they began the second half of last year, and show that they are for real? Was their second half just a team with a new QB to rally behind with a fairly...
Sep 4, 2018
Tuesday Open Thread: September 4, 2018

Tuesday Open Thread: September 4, 2018

Happy Monday Tuesday! A very merry Monday Tuesday to all of you! I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend. Well, those of you who had yesterday off, anyway. Thanks to Rob for posting yesterday’s thread, kiddo woke me up early and he had a full agenda of important things to do, so I was busy and didn’t even think to log on & post the thread until about 8:00, and it was already posted. Lots of comments, I didn’t know that so many of you had to work yesterday. There was a couple of fairly big news items in Vikings land over the weekend. One was expected by most fans, and the other was...
Aug 29, 2018
Wednesday Open Thread: August 29, 2018

Wednesday Open Thread: August 29, 2018

Lots of cuts coming soon, who’s gonna make the 53? Merry Wednesday, everyone! Alright, one more day to go and the preseason will come to an end. We’ve been waiting not-so-patiently for the 2018 season for a long time now, and our wait is almost over. It’ll be kinda’ strange to have disagreements over real football games, I’ll kinda’ miss the 100 comment threads over a fabricated scenario that has a 0% chance of ever happening. Meh, no I won’t, bring on the season! Around the DN since our last open thread: Saxyprince goes from 90 to 53 with the Vikings roster. I believe those...
Aug 28, 2018
Tuesday Open Thread: August 28, 2018

Tuesday Open Thread: August 28, 2018

Only two days from today, the victors of the battles for the few remaining roster spots will be determined. On Thursday, every team will play their final game of the preseason. Hello and a very merry Tuesday to you all! Hey, are you excited for the new season yet? Man, I’m as excited as a mud fence. No, wait, that’s how ugly I am. Ummmm, I’m as excited as a bag of hammers. No, that’s not right either, that’s how dumb I am. Well, anyway, I’m excited, and as a Vikings fan, I have every reason to be. This has the makings of a tremendous season for the purple and gold, as long as...
Aug 27, 2018
Monday Open Thread: August 27, 2018

Monday Open Thread: August 27, 2018

A trade to address the Vikings’ biggest question mark? You betcha! That, and much more to discuss as we wind down the preseason and get ready for the real deal. Buckle up, it’s gonna be a fun season! Merry Monday to you all! I hope everyone had a fun and enjoyable weekend. It’s hard to let go of the weekend, but at least it’s Monday, and Mondays make it a little easier to say goodbye to our beloved weekends. I love rolling in to work on Monday morning, nice & early, bright tailed & bushy eyed, ready to attack a new and fresh work week. Besides it being another wonderful Monday, is...
Aug 22, 2018
Wednesday Open Thread: August 22, 2018

Wednesday Open Thread: August 22, 2018

Hey, you getting excited for the season yet? If you’re a Viking fan, you should be! Merry Wednesday, y’all! I hope you’re all enjoying the work week, and I’m sure we’re all looking forward to Friday when our beloved purple and gold will be at home to take on the Seahawks. In the preseason, game three is the preseason game where the starters are normally on the field for the longest, and we won’t see them playing at all in game four, so Friday’s game will be a closely watched contest. Like most of you, I’ll be keeping an eye on the O line (though I’m not as concerned as...
Aug 21, 2018
Tuesday Open Thread: August 21, 2018

Tuesday Open Thread: August 21, 2018

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Hey, sorry for the truncated open thread yesterday. I’m still fighting off this.......whatever I have, and I’m still not firing on all eight. Kiddo has it as well, and he’s seeing his doc tomorrow. She’s a great doc (unlike the one I visited), so I’m guessing she’ll work on finding the cause. I hope so, I don’t want to see him dealing with this garbage for two weeks. Yuck. Around the DN since our last open thread: Arif posted Norse Code Podcast 239: Athletic Sports Writers. The Vikings freed up a few roster spots, one of the players released was...
Aug 20, 2018
Monday Open Thread: August 20, 2018

Monday Open Thread: August 20, 2018

Injury updates, a tribute, and everything else a Vikings fan needs Merry Monday, everyone! This will be a brief opening, my apologies. I will try to get on to update and add more content as soon as I’m able. Around the DN since our last open thread: Cedrick Lang will be placed on injured reserve, according to Mike Zimmer. Ted dropped off the Stock Market Report from the Vikings-Jaguars game. Saxyprince posted Climbing the Podcast: Episode 104 [When Sassy Jalen Strikes]. Chris shared the relieving news that Mackensie Alexander’s injury is not serious. Chris shared a video the Vikings...

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