It's a new Friday and a new title for the Open Thread. We'll see how it works.
On the surface (and even digging down into the crust), the Vikings will have an easier schedule next season than this recently concluded one.
Around the Horns:
Vikings Territory: They're giving away some Vikings schwag. You do need to enter this contest in order to win the prize! In their Question of the Week, which players should the Vikings be avoiding in the first round of the Draft? They also have their "5 Free Agents I want the Vikings to sign" Purple FTW podcast out.
Bleacher Report conglomeration: Darth Rick's excited for Teddy's future. Surprisingly, someone actually misses the Metrodome. 3 former Golden Gophers have received their invitations to this year's NFL Combine. Tony Dungy credits his time with the Vikings as helping him to become a HOF coach with the Bucs and Colts.
Battle News from the NFL:
Vontaze Burfict's three-game suspension has been upheld.
The Panthers have voided the contracts of Jericho Cotchery and Roman Harper. They will become free agents in March. In other contract news, the Raiders have re-signed safety Nate Allen, and the Seahawks have signed CFL WR Jeff Fuller.
It sounds like the HOF voters blocked Terrell Owens from entering the Hall of Fame due to him being a disruptive jackwagon.
For our video this week, we're goin' with old-school Key and Peele (possibly before they were in fact Key and Peele).