Happy Monday, DN faithful!
I hope you all enjoyed the beautiful weekend, and I certainly hope you did something nice for a mother in your life yesterday. My wife & I worked out in the yard, planted flowers & enjoyed the beautiful weather, it was a perfect day.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Chris shared a Dead Tree Media draft review of Ben Gedeon.
Chris also shared an amazing.....ly sad stat regarding Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks.
Changes are likely coming to NFL helmets, a step by the NFL to prevent concussions, per Chris.
ESPN listed Stacy Coley as one of the draft’s biggest steals, the Vikings selected Coley in the seventh round.
Bud Grant is holding his annual garage sale, and it will be his last one. The sale starts on Wednesday, May 17. If you’re able to go, I’d recommend it, we have some pretty cool stuff from one of his sales.
Vikings news from other sources:
1500ESPN graded the Vikings offseason.
From Sid Hartman at the Strib, Brian Robison heads into his 11th season for the Vikings, and is now the longest tenured Viking.
From ESPN, the Vikings’ new practice facility is on track to open in March of 2018.
Thanks to just_rob for the heads up on this one from Fansided, here’s a cool story about Eric Kendricks & his charitable work.
Marcus and Michael Sherels owe their never-quit mentality to their mother, from Lindsey Young.
News from around the rest of the NFL:
Over at NFL.com, Hue Jackson says the starting QB job is Cody Kessler’s to lose.
Oddsmakers in Vegas expect the Cowboys to take a step back next year. I agree.
New Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said “he’s improved” when asked about QB Blake Bortles, per NFL.com.
From the MMQB at SI.com, the dangers of football weigh heavy on members of the undefeated 1972 Dolphins.
Other sports news of note:
The Twins came up short as they tried to complete a 3-game sweep of the Indians. Santiago got rocked and didn’t complete the third inning as the Twins lost 3-8.
We come to today’s media selection.
Here’s one of the all-time great Vikings. I LOVED watching John Randle, the guy just never stopped. Hell, he never even slowed down. They said he was too small to play, he was signed by the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 1990, and now he’s in the hall-of-fame.
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