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Wednesday Open Thread: January 15, 2020

Beware the ides of January

Minnesota Vikings Randy Moss celebrates with the c CRAIG LASSIG/AFP via Getty Images

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

The frustration from watching Saturday’s debacle is waning. I’m thankful for ice fishing, it’s how I plan to maintain my sanity during this long period of nothingness that exists between football season and baseball season. Spring training is approaching, but it’s hard to imagine whilst living here on Hoth where the air temperatures are hovering around 20 degrees below zero, with wind chills so low that you can actually get frostbite just by typing the temperature. Just trust me, it’s cold. I’m ready for summer.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

reidellr4 posted Unbelievable! - Eliminated.

Chris relived the Minneapolis Miracle on the two-year anniversary of the amazing playoff win by the good guys.

Other Vikings/NFL news, other sports news, and random oddities and annoyances:

Linebacker extraordinaire Luke Kuechly announced his retirement from the NFL, from Sports Illustrated. The announcement caught many by surprise. Listening to his announcement, it sounds like the kid is making a smart decision. When your body is telling you something, it’s wise to listen. He is a great player and a class act, best of luck to him in his post-football career.

ESPN lists the top free agent decisions facing each of the 32 NFL teams.

We come to today’s media selection:

Here’s a pretty good one from Key & Peele, the most gullible prison guard ever. Enjoy!

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
-While navigating the open thread, just assume it’s sarcasm.
-If you can’t disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go away

With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. I’d stay away from the waiter again today, he’s still in a bad mood.