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Wednesday Open Thread: March 21, 2018

We’ve made it half-way through another long, off-season week

Washington Redskins v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Mike Powell/Getty Images

Merry Hump Day, everyone!

Alright, this time of the year is the toughest for me, I’m sure I’m not alone. There’s no football, no baseball, the weather has sucked for what feels like a decade, and I can’t really go fishing. I’m ready for spring training & some open water walleye fishing. It can’t get here soon enough. I apologize for not being on much lately, I’ve had less than zero time (not possible, I know, but it feels that way), so I’ll make sure I get through more often to check in.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris shared a very bizarre story involving Cayleb Jones and his brother, Zay.

Another new pro football league is coming in 2019, per Chris.

Ted gave us the update we’ve all been waiting for. Kai Forbath will be returning next year, as he signed a one-year deal with the Vikings.

Chris, Ted, and Eric have a tracker where you can keep up on all the Vikings’ free-agency moves.

Vikings news from other sources, and news from around the rest of the league:

From the media vault, get an inside look as Kirk Cousins becomes a Viking, Brian Baldinger at the NFL Network lists his top 10 rookies, and Pat Elflein made the list.

The Sporting News has a tale of the salary cap woes you’ll have if you kick the can down the road too long, featuring the Dallas Cowboys. Hey, those bills are gonna come due eventually.

We come to today’s media selection.

Here’s one that southparkskolman turned me on to a while back. Enjoy!

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 head cheese.