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Thorsday Open Thread: January 25, 2018

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This week is finally almost over, I didn’t think it would ever end

NFL: JAN 21 NFC Championship Game - Vikings at Eagles Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Aloha,

This ugly, disgusting week is finally nearing its end.

I wish I could go shore fishing for a while right now. It’d be nice to leave tonight & come back around.....oh......I dunno, August or so.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris let some people know that the dumb information they chose to believe was.......dumb info. Minneapolis ride-share riders will not drop Eagles fans off at the wrong spot. I also heard that the Minneapolis airport ticket agents won’t put Eagles fans on a plane for Zimbabwe.

Pro Football Focus named Harrison Smith their Defensive Player of the Year, per Chris. This is much deserved, in my opinion. Smith is my favorite current Viking and it’s good to see him get credit for a job well-done this season.

Darrell Bevell and Ken Stefanski are to be interviewed for the Vikings vacant Offensive Coordinator position, also from Chris. I didn’t know Stefanski got into football after he gave up lead vocals for No Doubt. Last I heard, he was on one of those sing-along Fear Factor shows. I also thought he was a she, ,I’m not really knowledgeable on the pop-culrury things.

Vikes news from other sources and news from around the NFL:

Jerick McKinnnon sounds like he’s going to be elsewhere next year, as he told reporters that he’s ready to be ‘the guy’, per NFL.com. I’m guessing the pending free agent will go find a team that doesn’t have Dalvin Cook on their roster.

From NFL.com, they say Norv Turner won’t take away Cam’s ‘threat to run’. I agree, I’d say that with the Norv/Kalil band getting back together, Cam is going to be doing a LOT of running.

From ESPN, Joe Thomas wants the Browns to sign Kirk Cousins, and said it would fix their problems. All due respect for Joe Thomas, but it sure seems to me that their problems run much deeper than that.

We come to today’s media selection.

Here’s a good one as we try to choke down last Sunday’s debacle and move into the weekend. WARNING: NSFW LANGUAGE.

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 Drano. In the immortal words of Frank Drebbin, “Sure, it’ll clean you out, but it’ll leave you feeling hollow inside”