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Wednesday Open Thread: December 30, 2020

It’s the peak of the week, and 364/366 of the way to the end of a crazy year

San Francisco 49ers athlete Michael Robinson breaks a tackle during a victory against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, November 5, 2006, at Monster Park in San Francisco, California. (Ron Lewis/San Mateo County Times) Photo by MediaNews Group/San Mateo County Times via Getty Images

Merry hump day, everyone!

Tomorrow at midnight, we can FINALLY say goodbye to 2020. Now, I don’t believe that ushering in the new year will change anything, it’s just another day, no different than May 27th changing to May 28, but it will feel good to be rid of 2020. I’m tired of people telling me to wash my hands. Ya’ know what, Sparky? I’ve been washing my hands after I use the bathroom since I was just a wee lad, you’re not introducing me to some earth-shattering, cutting-edge concept or anything. Gets on my nerves. Did these science guys seriously just learn of this? I’ll have to remember not to shake hands with any scienc-y people, yuck.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Al Noga is to be inducted into the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame, per Chris.

The Vikings moved Kyle Hinton to the active roster, and placed Rudy on IR, per Chris.

For your listening enjoyment, Arif brings you Norse Code Podcast Episode 362: Become the Lion (featuring guest Jeremy Reisman).

From Chris, the Vikings will pick somewhere between #9 and #15 in the 2021 NFL Draft.

reidellr4 brings you their latest podcast with Unbelievable! - Nothing Left to Say. Wouldn’t a podcast be kinda boring if you don’t say anything? I’ve never done one of those, but it seems that if you have nothing left to say, you probably shouldn’t say it using a podcast......or not say it using a podcast...........or something.

Other Vikings/NFL news and random oddities and annoyances:

Dwayne Haskins was unclaimed on waivers and the ex-quarterback of the Team With No Name is now a free agent, per Haskins was a first-round pick in 2019, but struggled in his starts with The Team With No Name. He was stripped of his team captain role and fined $40,000 prior to the team’s last game because he was photographed at a strip club partying with people who were without masks (Really? $40 grand for being around people who didn’t wear a mask?). Then he only completed 14 of 28 passes and turned the ball over 3 times in that game, and was benched for Taylor Heinicke. The team released him on Monday. There has to be more to the story than that, I would think. I can’t imagine the team would cut last year’s first round pick because he hung out with some folks who didn’t wear a mask.

Booger McFarland weighed in on the Haskins situation, from Fox News. There has to be more to the story, he was seen hanging around people who weren’t wearing masks, and everyone’s losing their minds? I mean, I doubt that strippers wear masks when they’re......working. Maybe they do? I dunno.

We come to today’s media selection:

I have this song in my head, so now you can have it stuck in your head, too. You’re welcome.

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 Coral, it tastes like s**t.