Merry Friday, everyone!
Hey, it’s been a while. It’s great to be back, I’m bright tailed and bushy-eyed, ready to get back in the saddle. I hope everyone has survived without me. I’ve been out of town for a while, and since I’ve been home, I’ve had a full plate of catching up at work, fishing, and going to kiddo’s t-ball.
Hey, is anyone making plans to get out to Minny for a game this year yet? We bought our tickets for the Eagles game, so if anyone is making plans, let me know so I can load up some extra pitchforks and torches. You never want to run short on those.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Eric brought you all there is to know about the Vikings’ upcoming training camp. I’ll miss Mankato, but I also can’t wait to check out the new digs, I’m gonna do what I can to get out there this year.
Wludford has the team’s pre-training camp depth charts.
Other Vikings and NFL news, other sports news, and random oddities and annoyances:
From Yahoo Sports, NFL officials still aren’t sure how the new pass interference replay rule will work. Ummm..........okay, so maybe I’m a simpleton, buuuuuuuuut wouldn’t you want to kinda figure that out BEFORE deciding to implement the rule? Call me kooky, but I’d really want to consider how and if a rule may actually work before putting it in place. Bit what do I know?
“Hey Earl, let’s make a new street light where all three lights are green, and put ‘em in place everywhere in town. We’ll wait a year and see how it works, then get back together & figger out if we should keep ‘em”
“By golly, JimBob, that sounds like a teeeeee-rific idea. I’ll get Cooter out of the saloon & have him start putting ‘em together. Yee-haw!”
We come to today’s media selection:
It feels good to be back. You poor things.
Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:
-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-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 waiter, and try the horse manure, the fella in the Eagles jersey can’t seem to get enough. Welcome Aboard!