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Unusal schedule ahead...

Post by RFIP » Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:39 pm

Starting on Oct 31st at Chicago the Vikings alternate Home and Away games for the entire rest of the season;

10/31 at Chicago
11/6 vs Lions
11/13 at Washington
11/20 vs Arizona
11/24 at Detroit (Thanksgiving)
12/1 vs Dallas
12/11 at Jacksonville
12/18 vs Indy
12/24 at GB
1/1/17 vs Chicago
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Post by akvikingsfan » Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:53 pm

And they play on three holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving, New Years Day) and a should be holiday (Christmas Eve).
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:15 pm

akvikingsfan wrote:And they play on three holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving, New Years Day) and a should be holiday (Christmas Eve).
Wow, interesting!
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Post by Raptorman » Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:45 pm

akvikingsfan wrote:And they play on three holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving, New Years Day) and a should be holiday (Christmas Eve).
That's so they can scare the c*** out of the Bears, Give thanks for beating the Lions and give us an early Christmas present by beating the Packers and start the New Year right. :)
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Post by Mothman » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:00 am

Raptorman wrote: That's so they can scare the c*** out of the Bears, Give thanks for beating the Lions and give us an early Christmas present by beating the Packers and start the New Year right. :)
Well-answered! :appl:
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Post by dinolord05 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:48 am

The back to back Thursday games intrigues me, too.
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Post by IrishViking » Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:33 am

Side note. Would 09 be the last time we swept the Packers?
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Post by Norv Zimmer » Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:08 pm

I saw something like the eagles get to play their next four teams against teams that are all coming off extended rest. Thats some bad scheduling right there.
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Post by RFIP » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:45 pm

dinolord05 wrote:The back to back Thursday games intrigues me, too.
It's back-to-back Thursday's for Dallas too btw.

It will be nice to get another "mini" break after the Cowboy Thursday nighter.
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Post by cstelter » Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:25 pm

akvikingsfan wrote:And they play on three holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving, New Years Day) and a should be holiday (Christmas Eve).
:?: So what makes Halloween a holiday and not Christmas Eve???
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Post by S197 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:28 pm

dinolord05 wrote:The back to back Thursday games intrigues me, too.
Wait, we have two Thursday games?!?
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Post by Norv Zimmer » Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:47 pm

cstelter wrote: :?: So what makes Halloween a holiday and not Christmas Eve???
Why would christmas eve be a holiday? that would mean thanksgiving eve, easter eve, christopher columbus eve, labor day eve, etc would be holidays too.
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Post by akvikingsfan » Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:34 pm

Norv Zimmer wrote: Why would christmas eve be a holiday? that would mean thanksgiving eve, easter eve, christopher columbus eve, labor day eve, etc would be holidays too.
Essentially this. Eves aren't holidays. Halloween isn't a paid day off, but it is still recognized as a holiday.
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Post by S197 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:49 pm

Norv Zimmer wrote: Why would christmas eve be a holiday? that would mean thanksgiving eve, easter eve, christopher columbus eve, labor day eve, etc would be holidays too.
I'm fine with making these holidays. Make post-christmas, post-thanksgiving, etc., holidays too!
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Post by daff » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:22 pm

akvikingsfan wrote: Essentially this. Eves aren't holidays. Halloween isn't a paid day off, but it is still recognized as a holiday.
Time to be "that guy" - by your own definition Halloween isn't a holiday. From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween :
Halloween, or Hallowe'en (a contraction of All Hallows’ Evening), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve,is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.
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