Merry merry Monday, everyone!
Sorry this is a bit late, it was a very busy weekend & I didn’t get a chance to get this ready until I got to work.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
ESPN picked the Vikings’ worst draft class.
Chris looks at five potential QB targets for the Vikings in this year’s draft.
Randy Moss was on the Adam Carolla Show.
The NFL is to release the preseason schedule today.
Chris looks at some running back targets for the Vikings in this year’s draft.
Chris also posted his Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft, v2.0.
Mark Wilf was recognized as a ‘visionary leader’.
Vikings news from other sources:
Andrew Krammer at the Strib looks at Taylor Heinecke’s time in MN and his future here.
From Vikings.com, Wobby opens the Monday Morning Mailbag, and Craig Peters has a prospect profile on Michigan S/LB Jabrill Peppers.
News from around the rest of the league:
From Yahoo Sports, the NFL is planning to punish players for participating in an arm wrestling tournament at the MGM Grand Casino because it is related to gambling. Yes, the same NFL that is going to place a team in Vegas is actually going to go through with this punishment, it appears. I think we’ve reached the height of hypocrisy.
The Falcons and Desmond Trufant have reached agreement on a five-year, $68.75 million contract extension, per NFL.com.
Have the Browns and Texans given up on a Jimmy Garoppolo trade, wonders NFL.com?
We come to today’s media selection.
Here’s a little Robert Earl Keen for your Monday morning.
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 pickled pigs feet.