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Wednesday Open Thread: March 15, 2017

Hump Daaayyyyy!

Indianapolis Colts v Minnesota Vikings
Might this be the last pic of AD in Vikings purple?
Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Happy hump day, everyone!

Hey, sorry if this is a little bit of an abbreviated version of our thread (for those of you who know there are words up here), but it’s my day off, & my kiddo & I have a day of fun in the........cold.......and snow........planned.

I’m posting this early because kiddo woke up coughing, so I’m waiting to make sure he’s back to sleep, then I’m heading back to bed, too. I’ll do my best to have a second thread up tomorrow when this one fills up. Cheers y’all!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris updated us on free agency. Lacy didn’t stay, Murray is still here, & Cook is possible.

Terence Newman says he’ll play in 2017, per Chris.

The Vikings signed another free agent! Welcome to Minnesota, Datone Jones!

Andre Smith is reportedly returning to the Bengals. I’m guessing there aren’t many tears being shed ‘round here.

Vikings news from other sources:

The Pioneer Press updated us on the Latavius Murray situation. Wow, could this really be the end of the AD era?

Lindsey Young at has 5 things to know about Datone Jones.

Around the rest of the league:

From the Sporting News, DeMarcus Ware opens up about his retirement.

Kirk Cousins says he never demanded a trade, per

Also from, Pete Carrol said ‘I want him big’, when asked about Eddie Lacy. Ummmm, Pete, you’d better be careful, he may take that as a challenge.

From Fox Sports, Percy Harvin retired for the second time in less than a year.

Alright folks, that’s all I’ve got. I’m back off to bed, hopefully the critter gets over this cough. Here’s a media selection for you.

Hey, now this is pretty interesting. It’s amazing what you can find on youtube.

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 menudo.