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Valentine’s Day Open Thread: February 14, 2018

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Merry Valentine’s Day, everyone!

Get it? Valentine?

Hey, so I’ve been away quite a bit, it’s been busy in my life. I want to give a billion thanks to just_rob for stepping up in my occasional absence, and to Chris for granting mod powers to rob.

SOME (not many) have chosen to take this to test the boundaries. Stop doing that, you will find that the boundaries are upon you before you know it, and bad things await you there. Just stop. No warnings. Rob’s laid back, like I am, but we’re also both busy with this thing called life, so neither of us have time (or the desire) to babysit. Read the rules, do your best to follow them, and all will be well. This is a Vikings blog where Vikings fans come to enjoy themselves, have fun, and talk about beer, grilling, and occasionally football. We like it here, so don’t pee on the carpet. Thanks!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Robert Smith knew there was something special about Randy Moss right away.

Chris speculates whether the Vikings could use the franchise tag on Keenum just to trade him.

Vikings news from other sources and news from around the league:

Over at, Wobby opens the Pick 6 Mailbag & looks at DeFilippo’s offense and his history with Bradford. Schrager on GMF says the Vikings are a QB away from a Super Bowl (I agree), and there’s lots more to sift through in the media vault. has a full NFL off season schedule for you, in case you need to start planning.

Not much else out there, folks. If I missed something important, let me know in the comments & I’ll put it up here. I’ve been busy working on kiddo’s play room, so I have been totally out of the loop on the world outside of work and building materials.

We come to today’s media selection.

Here’s a highlight film of the Vikings 2017-18 season. Man, I’m looking forward to seeing Dalvin Cook running the ball again.

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 tiger meat.