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Friday Open Thread: April 14, 2017

It’s finally Friday!

Tommy Kramer

Merry Friday, everyone!

We finally made it to the day before the weekend before the weekend before the draft. Just two more.....long.....agonizing weeks to the draft.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

I did a Fanpost about what Easter means to our family. (I mention God, so if that offends you, you probably don’t want to read it)

Todd McShay predicts the Vikings’ first three picks.

Mike Zimmer is scheduled for another eye surgery on Monday.

The NFL schedule is to be released on April 20th.

Ted posted his Ted Mock 4.0: Still Fake, Still Fun.

Wludford looks at how well the Vikings have drafted.

Vikings news from other sources:


Craig Peters looks at past picks made at number 79.

Eric Smith has a prospect profile on USC WR Juju Smith-Schuster.

The Wilf family released a statement on the passing of Dan Rooney.

Around the rest of the NFL:

From, NFL players and owners react to the passing of Dan Rooney.

The Titans released CB Jason McCourty, per

Other sports news of note:

The Twins shut down the Tigers yesterday. Hughes was roughed up a little, but survived, and Haley picked up a 3.1 inning save as the Twins, with offensive power supplied by Sano and Kepler, trounced the Tigers 11-5.

The Wild take on the Blues tonight in game 2 of their best-of-seven series in round one of the NHL playoffs.

We come to today’s media selection.


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.