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Peak of the Week Open Thread: May 1, 2019

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We’re learning more about the draftees, and the team is looking at a little positional shuffling

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Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Football news is ramping up a bit after its annual hibernation, which begins when the Super Bowl ends, and lasts until the draft. For nearly 3 months, we get nothing but mock drafts and the occasional NFL story, which normally isn’t really about football, but some eager journalist twists, stretches, and connects a few dots to make it an NFL story. You know, the third-string defensive tackle’s aunt’s ex-husband’s third cousin’s hairdresser bought a new dog, and the dog had markings that look eerily similar to John Randle. Well, it turns out that the dog’s former owner’s second cousin’s ex-girlfriend’s uncle-by-marriage was best friends with John Randle’s brother, so obviously the third-string defensive tackle will have a monster year. He bought lots of that black eye shadow paint in preperation.................wow. Anyway, there’s actual football-y news now, so that’s good.

Wludford has a thorough analysis of Alexander Mattison

The Vikings are thinking about moving Jayron Kearse to linebacker, per Chris.

Chris shared a video where Scott Studwell makes the call to the Vikings’ final selection in the 2019 draft, which was Studwell’s final draft with the Vikings after spending 42 years with the team.

The DN staff has a spot where you can see the latest on anything related to the draft, or the new Vikings players obtained in the draft.

Other Vikings & NFL news, other sports news, and the occasional oddity:

From MSN, the NFL is reportedly considering making the field wider.

A clock ran a marathon, and another clock attempted to prevent him from crossing the finish line, from the Huffpost. Crazy clocks, you just never know what they’re gonna do next.

We come to today’s media selection:

I’ll follow up the Allman Brothers with one from Blackfoot. 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 and tie one on. Don’t forget to tip your waitress, and try the technology, it stinks.