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Thursday Open Thread: March 16, 2017

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The Ides of March have passed, and I don’t have a dagger in my back. Woo Hoo!

Arizona Cardinals v Minnesota Vikings
I hope to see more of this in the years to come
Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Happy Thirsty Thorsday, everyone!

Hey, hope you are all having a good day. I know I am, I like these days off in the middle of the week, it’s like getting an extra Monday AND an extra Friday, it just doesn’t get any better than this.

Well, I guess it does get better, but it’s still pretty cool having a day off in the middle of the week.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Arif posted Norse Code Podcast Number 177: Just a Little Below Average.

Well, Terence Newman said he was going to sign with a Super Bowl contender, and today he did. He re-signed with the Vikings, per Eric.

Adam Thielen also agreed to a three-year deal, also per Eric. Looks like 3 years for $17 million, and incentives that could push the total to $27 million, with $11 million guaranteed. Pretty good deal for both sides, in my opinion. I love the kid’s story, I hope he continues to reach new heights.

Vikings news from other sources:

Datone Jones is hungry to sack Aaron Rodgers, per the Pioneer Press. He sure knows how to get the fans on his side right away.

From Matt Vensel at the Strib, Jared Cook left town without a deal, but Latavius Murray is still in the building. I’m glad Cook’s gone, I’m indifferent about Murray, I’d still like to see AD back, but would be okay with Murray as well.

Aaaaan we signed Latavius Murray, per NFL.com.

Fox Sports has a 3-round mock draft for the Vikings.

From Vikings.com:

The Super Bowl Host Committee has started their volunteer search, from Eric Smith on his Lunchbreak segment.

Lindsey Young has a prospect profile of Washington DT Elijah Qualls.

Here are some Datone Jones highlights. I’ll apologize in advance for all the pee yellow and baby poop green.

Around the rest of the league:

Dont’a Hightower got PAID by the Patriots, per ESPN. He got a four-year, $43.5 million deal.

Charges were dismissed against Darrelle Revis, per Fox Sports. Charges should have been dropped, in my opinion.

We come to today’s media selection.

Here’s one of the great old commercials, the Bud Light Real Men of Genius. Some of you may not know this, but the guy who does the lyrics on these commercials is the lead singer of Survivor, a truly great band from the 80s (don’t @ me).

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.