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Tuesday Open Thread: May 1, 2018

May has arrived, we can start looking forward to training camp

Minnesota Vikings v San Francisco 49ers Photo by George Rose/Getty Images

Merry Tuesday, everyone!

The first of May has arrived, and the spring fishing rush fishing will be starting any day now. I love this time of year.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Arif posted Norse Code Podcast Episode 232: Should We Have Done Literally Anything Else?.

The team picked up the fifth-year option on Trae Waynes’ contract.

The Vikings finalized their list of undrafted free-agent signings.

Wludford gives us a close look at new Viking, Holton Hill, he also has an analysis on Tyler Conklin.

The Vikings have re-signed the ageless wonder, Terence Newman will be wearing purple as he comes back for the 2018 season.

Cayleb Jones has been suspended by the NFL for four games due to his positive test for PEDs.

Eric sat down with Bison 1660 to recap the Vikings draft.

On the NFL top 100 of 2017, Kirk Cousins made the list at #94, and Linval Joseph came in at number 83, per Chris.

Vikings news from other sources and news from around the rest of the NFL:

From, Schraeger with the GMFB crew thinks the Vikings added the best defensive player out of the NFC teams, also see the NFL top 100 vids of Kirk Cousins at number 94, and number 83, Linval Joseph. reported that the Cowboys were close to making a deal for Earl Thomas, but they wouldn’t part with their second-round pick.

The Sporting News gave out draft grades for every team. About as meaningful as handing out test scores to students before they take the test, but whatever.

We come to today’s media selection.

I love these guys. Also, since it’s the best time of year for fishing, let’s play Fishin’ by Widespread Panic. Then, I say we should all go fishing, anyone with me?

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.