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Thursday Open Thread: March 23, 2017

Another day of very little NFL news, at least we have the Wild

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Thirsty Thorsday, everyone!

Another fine spring day here in the upper midwest, and the snow is almost gone. I’m getting the itch to get out & do some yard work.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Supa posted take one of his post-free agency Vikings mock.

Wludford looks at how Latavius Murray fits the Vikings offense. Also, he takes a look at what Pat Shurmur has in store for the Vikings offense.

Chris shared the story about Latavius Murray’s ankle surgery.

The NFL is considering shortening overtime, per Chris.

Vikings news from other sources:

Good grief, Latavius Murray had to have surgery, per The Vikings announced yesterday that Murray underwent a successful ankle operation yesterday. He went in to have some minor surgery on bone spurs, and the doctor discovered that he needed a ligament repaired.

Chris Tomasson reported on Twitter that the Vikings are looking at free-agent WR Rod Streater, and I have no clue how to embed tweets on this new format, so you’ll just have to take my word for it.

From the Strib, there’s a video of Brett Favre throwing some footballs, and he’s still got a cannon, even at 47.


The Vikings released a statement regarding Latavius Murray’s surgery.

Eric Smith talks about Zimmer’s thoughts on college pro days, Sharrif Floyd, and London. He also thinks Adam Thielen should expect more success.

Craig Peters has a prospect profile on Washington CB Sidney Jones.

Commissioner Goodell outlines suggestions to improve the flow of the game. Unfortunately, tendering his resignation isn’t one of them.

Around the rest of the NFL: looks at which team may be interested in Jay Cutler.

There’s apparently a kicker controversy in......Tampa? Yep, the team that traded UP in the second round to draft a kicker (Mark’s head would have exploded if Rick did that) has that kicker and Nick Folk competing for the starting gig. It’s the off-season, news is scarce. looks at 5 trade proposals that could shake up the first round of the draft.

We come to today’s media selection.

I haven’t played Stevie Ray Vaughn in a while, & it’s ALWAYS a good time to play SRV.

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.