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Wednesday Open Thread: April 5, 2017

Hump Daaaayyyyy!!

Minnesota Vikings v San Francisco 49ers Photo by George Rose/Getty Images

Merry Wednesday, everyone!

Hey, we’re halfway to the weekend. I sure hate being cooped up all week when it’s nice out, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

There’s not a whole lot of football news, so let’s review a couple of last week’s polls (and post a new one). Thanks for participating, this is a neat way to get a pretty good idea of what the general consensus is among Vikings fans.

What do you think the Vikings will do in rounds 1-2?

10%-Move up to the end of the first
24%-Move up in the second
51%-Stand pat
11%-Move down & accumulate picks
4%-Fire Rick, rabble rabble

Which position should be the highest priority for the front office in the upcoming draft?

7%-Defensive tackle
60%-Offensive guard
21%-Offensive tackle

What do you think of Rick Spielman’s performance as the GM (starting in 2012 when Rick had full control)

30%-Great job, top 10 in the league
64%-Okay job, league average or so
6%-Bad job, bottom 10 in the league
1%-Fire Rick, worst GM ever, rabble rabble

Now, on to a new poll. I’m going to do my best to do a couple of these every week, then I’ll post the results the following week. Just something to do in this boring time of the off-season. If anyone has suggestions on a poll question, or a suggestion for something else to put up here, please let me know, my email is


I’m trying to get a feel for where Vikings fans are prior to the draft. How many wins do you think the Vikings will get next year?

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    Less than 7
    (22 votes)
  • 12%
    7 or 8
    (131 votes)
  • 53%
    9 or 10
    (571 votes)
  • 30%
    11 or 12
    (320 votes)
  • 1%
    (21 votes)
1065 votes total Vote Now

Around the DN since our last open thread:

The mothership posted the SB Nation NFL Writers Mock Draft.

Wludford looks at some players the Vikings might actually draft.

Chris let us know that Thursday Night Football is going to be streamed on Amazon.

Vikings news from other sources:

Matt Vensel at the Strib has an updated list of Vikings pre-draft vists and private workouts.


Craig Peters does a little film study on Remmers.

QB Case Keenum is looking to put his stamp on the Vikings, per Eric Smith.

Eric Smith also has 5 things to know about the new punter, Ryan Quigley. Still no word on whether he’s related to Quigley Down Under, I’ll keep you posted as I learn more.

Around the rest of the league:

I should have linked this yesterday, but wasn’t able to access the editorial page from work. Anyhoo, Tony Romo announced his retirement, then the Cowboys released him shortly thereafter, per

ESPN looks at the biggest remaining hole for every NFL team.

We come to today’s media selection.

Get that batch of margaritas poured up, here’s a little Jimmy for your peak of the week.

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.