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Tuesday Open Thread: January 24, 2017

Less than two weeks of NFL football left, bummer

NFL: Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Merry Tuesday, everyone!

Man, the news starts getting slow this time of year. At least we’ll get to watch the Wild march to the Stanley Cup.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Mark has an overview of the Vikings’ off-season strategy. This is really good, well worth a read.

Vikings news from other sources:

From the Strib, the Vikings’ Assistant GM, George Paton, is to interview for the Colts’ GM position.


Here are the Vikings’ top 10 plays of 2016.

Anthony Barr was named to his second career Pro Bowl.

Craig Peters has a comparison of Vikings offensive stats before and after Shurmur.

Wobby posted the Monday Morning Mailbag.

Lindsey Young looks at the NFL’s evolution since Minnesota last hosted a Super Bowl.

Around the rest of the NFL:

The Browns and Jamie Collins agreed to a four-year, $50 million contract, per

We come to today’s media selection.

These guys came up in a convo the other day, here you go.

Again, 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, 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

With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don't forget to tip your waitress, & try the blood sausage.