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Wednesday Open Thread: April 11, 2018

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We’re at the peak of the week!

Camel Racing at Al Sawan Race Track Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images

Merry Wednesday, everyone!

Here a mock, there a mock, everywhere a mock mock. I’m not sure how long I can hold out, we need to get some warmer weather so I can get out & do some fishing.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

DN resident mock draft guru, Ted Glover, picked at number 30 for the Vikings on Chat Sports’ first-round-only mock draft.

Chris moved us along to number 15, as the Arizona Cardinals are on the clock in the 2018 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft.

Vikings news from other sources, and news from around the NFL:

Over at, Bucky Brooks chatted with Wobby on the Vikings’ potential choices in the upcoming draft, and Craig Peters shares 3 experts’ takes on the impact Kirk Cousins will have.

From, Khalil Mack is reportedly seeking around $65 million in guarantees. has a piece on the poor showing nearly all of the past three drafts’ first round wide receivers have had in the NFL.

After initial reports that the NFL was scrapping the color rush uniforms, CBS Sports reports that the NFL is now saying that the NFL is keeping them, unfortunately. The NFL spends WAY too much time worrying about uniform colors, IMO.

Other sports news of note:

The Twins get back to the good side of .500, as they move to 5-4 with a 4-1 win over the Astros.

We come to today’s media selection.

Here’s a cool old clip, Rodney Dangerfield on the Johnny Carson show.

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 chitlins.