Friday Open Thread: October 5th http://www.authenticsminnesotaviking...hardson-jersey , 2018 Good Morning! words up top may be truncated at times due to my new schedule, today is one of those days as I’m finishing this after midnight. While we’re waiting for the next Vikings game to start we’ll continue with our open thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Have another cup of coffee and drop by for some fan wisdom and snark. With that, let’s do this.Around the DN since our last thread:Chris and Eric have a spot where you can keep up with all the Vikings-Eagles news.Minnesota Vikings FanPulse Week 5: Confidence still dropping.Chris and Brandon (Obligatory Welcome Aboard) Have five good questions with Bleeding Green Nation.Over At BGN Brandon and Chris have Eagles vs. Vikings Game Preview: 5 questions and answers with the enemy.Eric has his weekly game preview, Vikings at Eagles: Paper Champions. While you’re there check out the GBSOTW.Dan has his weekly Vikings NFC North Rivals: News and Notes, Week 5.Finally, a Fanpost from an Eagles fan: “Ask an Eagles Fan.”Vikings news from other sources:From Vikings.com NFL Network’s Randy Moss joins the Winning Formula crew on “Vikings GamePlan” Winning Formula: Most Pressing Issue To Fix On Defense?NOTEBOOK: Thielen http://www.authenticsminnesotaviking...remmers-jersey , Diggs Prefer Wins Over Personal Stats.Presser points: DeFilippo on run game, Edwards on Iloka, Priefer on the returners.From their lunch break series: Lunchbreak: Vikings look to get the running game on track.League news: From NFL.com Tom Brady throws 500th career touchdown pass in win.Vikings’ Dalvin Cook set to be questionable for Sunday.Mike Zimmer: ‘This isn’t time for ‘woe is me’’There’s more there, check it out.We come to today’s media selection: Skid Row-I remember youAgain, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:-No discussion of politics or religion-No feeding of the trolls-This isn’t a male version of The View, so leave the gender hatred at the door-Keep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)-Speaking of which Youth Anthony Barr Jersey , 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.The Vikings’ victory on Sunday was inspired by a golden speech Staring at a 1-2-1 start to their 2018 reason and facing the possibility of their season being lost, the Minnesota Vikings got some motivation last Friday from someone who knows a thing or two about not quitting.The team got a pre-departure speech from Olympic Gold Medalist (and Minnesota native) Jessie Diggins. In the most recent Winter Olympics, Diggins teamed with Kikkan Randall to win the gold medal in the Women’s Team Sprint event in cross-country skiing. It was the first ever Olympic medal for an American cross-country skier, and if you want to see how close it was, you can watch the video of it here.(We can’t embed the video here. Thanks White Dalvin Cook Jersey , NBC.)One player that was definitely impressed. . .and motivated. . .by the speech was defensive end Stephen Weatherly, who was set to make his third NFL start in place of Everson Griffen.Weatherly made what might have been the biggest play of Sunday’s game, crashing through the Philadelphia offensive line and hitting Carson Wentz. Wentz coughed up the ball and it floated into the arms of Linval Joseph, who rambled for a 64-yard touchdown and a lead that the Vikings didn’t relinquish.If memory serves me correctly, there were quite a few other Minnesotans that took home gold medals at the most recent Winter Olympics. If having them speak to the Vikings can get them to perform the way they did on Sunday, maybe the team should continue this trend of bringing them in to speak on Fridays. I don’t know how much it would help, but it doesn’t appear as though it would hurt.