The 2014-15 NFL season has come to an end after a thrilling Super Bowl, and now it's time for everyone to start turning their focus to 2015. Free agency kicks off in about five weeks, we're 86 days away from the 2015 NFL Draft, and we'll have it all for you right here.
Since the last time we brought you an Open Thread. . .
-Minnesota Vikings' quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was named the winner of the 2014 Pepsi Rookie of the Year Award.
-Arif and company cobbled together the latest episode of Norse Code for your listening pleasure.
-One of our readers has suggested an award named after Jim Kleinsasser, and is looking for nominees.
-SB Nation caught up with Vikings' receiver Greg Jennings at the Super Bowl and had him play some trivia.
-Mick Tingelhoff was finally elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which is awesome. But, it might be a while until the Vikings get another player inducted.
-Di and Ted have put together Episode Three of Roughing the Podcast for your listening enjoyment.
-During last night's Super Bowl, Seahawks' wide receiver Doug Baldwin paid a bit of homage. . .if you can call it that. . .to Randy Moss.
-And with the season having come to an end, the first-round draft order for the 2015 NFL Draft is completely finalized.
The rules of the Open Thread are the same as they've ever been, ladies and gentlemen. . .no politics, no religion, no feeding of the trolls, keep the bad language to a minimum (using spoiler tags, if necessary), and keep the pictures work-safe and appropriately-sized.
Your musical entertainment for this Monday, straight out of Boston.
With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open for this first. . .sigh. . .official day of the off-season. Enjoy the rest of your day, and we'll be back with more later.