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Wednesday Open Thread: May 2, 2018

We’re at the peak, now it’s a downhill coast into the weekend.......and the fish are biting

Jake Reed

Merry Wednesday, everyone!

We’re trudging our way through the week, in eager anticipation of a glorious weekend full of fishing This may be a bit brief, but I’ll do my best to get on here in the morning to update if anything important happens (which it won’t, it’s early May).

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Saxyprince posted Climing the Podcast: Episode 90 [Total Recap].

Kodiak should love this one from Chris, Moritz Bohringer is back in the a player.

Terence Newman said that the 2018 NFL season will be his last, per Chris. Might as well go out with a Super Bowl win. That guy is amazing, whatever his workout and dietary plan is, I need to get on it (as long as I don’t have to quit eating meat or drinking coffee).

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

From the Pioneer Press, Vikings wide receivers are getting some early reps in with their new quarterback. Thielen and Diggs both met up with Cousins, and show the dedication and work ethic that helped an undrafted player and a fifth-round selection become one of the best WR tandems in the NFL. They did this in an offense that had three different starting QBs and two different offensive coordinators in the last three years, going on their fourth QB and third OC this year, it’s nothing short of amazing.

1500ESPN looks at five undrafted free agents who could make the Vikings roster.

From, get a first look at Mike Hughes, see Terence Newman show up for work (Zimmer called him and said ‘Where the hell have you been?’), and there’s more to sift through in the media vault.

Over at, Rothlisberger says the Rudolph era won’t begin for three to five years. Meh, that’s what Santa said too, and then look what happened. You never know when someone’s gonna run off with a wanna-be dentist, get lost, almost get killed by a sasquatch, & come back home in a nasty blizzard so you can use him as a headlight. Also this is the same guy who was babbling about retiring last year. fart noise

We come to today’s media selection.

This is a perfect week for fishing songs, and here’s probably the best one of all time. 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 tiger meat.