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Monday Open Thread: June 25, 2018

Happy Monday, everyone!!!

Robert Smith #26...

Merry Monday to all of you!

I hope all of you were able to enjoy your weekend, and are stoked to kick off another awesome week of work. The weather prevented me from allocating a sufficient amount of time fishing, so I plan to make that up in the evenings this week. Got a couple on Friday evening when I took Little Fishin’ out to the lake, and that’s about it. Rainy weather, yard/garage projects, and the random whims a three year old filled the rest of the weekend. No pics on the paver project yet, all I completed was the digging, and after the rain did its damage, I’ll be re-digging (or at least re-leveling.........with 1% grade for water run-off, of course).

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Another component of the Vikes’ defense was given high praise, as Bucky Brooks ranked their “triplets” as the second-best group in the league.

Chris looks at some former Vikings players, and how they’re doing in the CFL.

Chris posed an interesting question, If you could have one player from each of our NFC North rivals, which would players would you choose?

The all purple uniform look seems to be one of those things where you love it or hate it. Stefon Diggs is on the side of “love it”, per Chris.

Brad Johnson’s TD pass to......Brad Johnson is named one of the NFL’s strangest plays.

Vikings news from other sources and news from around the league:

Over at, Wobby opens The Pick Six Mailbag, see Everson Griffen’s appearance on the NFL Network, and there’s lots more weekend traffic to look through in the media vault.

At the Strib, Sid Hartman looks at the high expectations for the Vikings, and the challenges they bring.

From CBS Sports, despite Steve Spuprrier’s offer to come play QB, Tim Tebow is sticking with baseball....for now.

The NFL has shot down a rare jersey request, per CBS Sports. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, err......Doctor Duvernay-Tardif, graduated from medical school in May, and asked to have “MD” listed on his jersey. The league denied the request. I guess they don’t accept doctor’s notes.

Joseph Randle, former Dallas Cowboys running back, has been sentenced to five years probation for multiple charges from an incident at a Kansas party in 2016. Randle has already been in jail for two years, and he has another upcoming court date for an incident that occurred in jail where he’s accused of fighting, breaking a TV, and threatening a guard. Breaking a TV in jail can’t be good for your popularity with the other inmates. Don’t they all have to share one? Maybe that’s what caused the fight. I could see that, I dunno.

With that, we come to today’s media selection.

Writing that last little bit about Joseph Randle made me think of this song.

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 anything you read is 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