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Wednesday Open Thread: December 16, 2020

Your peak of the week open thread

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper scrambles out of the pocket during game against the S Photo by Vince Compagnone/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Merry Wednesday, everyone!

Well, we’re three days removed from the ‘The NFL must have Brady in the playoffs’ game. I mostly-jokingly started the schtick years ago where I said the NFL is the WWF, and has winners pre-determined. Over the past couple years, I’ve become less and less convinced that I’m joking anymore. Some of the things that I see, and some of the one-sided officiating that I’ve seen in games this year (not only Vikings games) are things that make me go “hmmm?” (and I know what our media selection of the day will be).

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Arif brings you Norse Code Podcast Episode 359: The Longest Second (in NFL History).

The Vikings waived Tajae Sharpe, make two other moves, per Chris.

The NFL will broadcast a Wild Card Playoff game on Nickelodeon. That’ll be cool, maybe a player will have to make it through a slime pit to get to the end zone.

cka2nd brings you the latest episode of Tracking PFF’s 2020 Player Season Grades: Game 13, Dec. 13, 2020, at Tampa Bay.

For your listening enjoyment, reidellr4 brings you Unbelievable! - Kicking Woes Return.

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

The Raiders’ Henry Ruggs III was placed on the Reserve/Covid list and will not play on Thursday, per Gee, the Raiders must not be on the league’s “nice” list since they have to play. When certain teams have a player test positive for Covid, they get to reschedule a a few billion times (slight exaggeration), but teams like the Broncos have to go to 7 Eleven to find a quarterback. Things that make you go hmmmmm.

We come to today’s media selection:

As promised, here you go. Enjoy!?

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:

-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-Take the gender hatred elsewhere, it won’t be tolerated
-Keep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)
-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 waitress (from a minimum of six feet away, of course), and try the tiger meat.