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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: May 8, 2019

Training camp is approaching, the Twins are winning, and summer is.......rumored to be coming sometime soon.

Mike Mulaukey

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Hey, if you’re ever feeling like the front office is letting us down, you can always look back at 2005 and realize that, hey, it could be worse. Not that it helps, but it’s true. I’ve never understood why people think it’s helpful to say ‘things could be worse’. Well, yeah, of course they could. Unless your situation is the singularly most awful situation of its kind in the history of mankind, then yes, it could be worse. How on earth is that supposed to make you feel better?

“Hey Bob, I know you were just horribly disfigured in a fiery crash, but things could be worse.”

“Gee Bill, you’re right. Wow, I’m feeling better already. You know, why don’t you grab that scissors and take off this body cast, I’m kinda feeling like going for a little jog. You wanna tag along for a couple miles? C’mon, it’s nice outside!”


Around the DN since our last open thread:

The following is not a misprint. Here is a Minnesota Vikings 2020 mock draft. I’ll give you one guess who the author is. I wonder if he’ll look for someone in the 5th to replace Dan Bailey?

The Vikings’ 2005 draft class has been named the second-worst of this century, per Chris. Man, the Vikings just can’t seem to ever get past that second place spot, not even when it comes to being the worst.

The Vikings have released safety Jordan Martin, from Chris.

Other Vikings and NFL news, other sports news, and random oddities and annoyances.

From ESPN, the NFL is to launch a training academy in London, its first ever. The NFL’s first ever, I’m sure London has had training academies of some sort before, but that’s just a guess.

CBS Sports lists 12 vets who are on the chopping block.

The Twins, behind a stellar outing by Berrios, continue their red hot 2019 season with a 3-0 win over the Blue Jays. The win moves the Twins to a 22-12 record on the young season.

We come to today’s media selection:

How about a little Widespread Panic, here’s Driving Song. 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 water, but I wouldn’t drink it.