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Friday Open Thread: March 2nd, 2018

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Good Morning and hello Friday!
We’re in full off-season form with QB debates, mock drafts, smoker tips and crockpot recipes the rage on the daily thread. The combine is going on through the weekend so we finally have something else to talk about. Not much going on at my house this weekend, although the mrs. dropped a hint about painting some rooms, I think I’ll hide somewhere until she’s done. What’s going on at your house this weekend?

Around the DN since our last thread:
Chris brings us the news that Kirk Cousins is “destined” to become a Viking and he’s reportedly looking to sign a shorter contract. HC Mike Zimmer addressed the media and said he doesn’t want the pending QB contract to hamper the rest of the team, GM Rick Spielman also addressed the media per his usual remarks said everything and nothing, but it sounds like Rick’s son is playing well at Nebraska.

Vikings news from other sources:
At Vikings.com they have the full video of HC Mike Zimmer’s media address, Wobby talked to ESPN reporter Field Yates who says the Vikings have everything in place besides a QB and Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero break down the Vikings future at QB.

NFL news: With the combine going on today through Monday, below is the workout schedule.
Combine workout schedule:
» Friday, Mar 2: RB, OL, PK, ST
» Saturday, Mar 3: QB, WR, TE
» Sunday, Mar 4: DL, LB
» Monday, Mar 5: DB

Media selection: Johnny Cash: I Walk the Line

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 and tie one on. Don’t forget to tip your waitress, try the venison chili and as always, Welcome Aboard and Skol Vikings!