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As fans of the Minnesota Vikings, we often like to joke about how we’ve seen some things. And, in a sense, we have. But, since our humble little corner of the internet came online almost 14 years ago, none of us have had to deal with anything like what’s happening right now.

By now, you’ve undoubtedly seen that just about every major sports league around the world, along with numerous other entities, has been shut down in the wake of the coronavirus, or COVID-19. As of now, the National Football League has not announced any major changes, whether it’s to the start of free agency (where the legal tampering period, as of now, is still set to start on Sunday) or the upcoming NFL Draft in Las Vegas. However, it’s pretty easy to imagine that it’s merely a matter of time before it happens.

So. . .how is that going to affect what happens here at The Daily Norseman? Well, I’d like to sit here and say that it isn’t going to affect things, but I’m not about to sit here and lie to you like that, either.

We are going to continue to do our best to provide you, our readers, the best coverage of our favorite football team, just as we’ve done for as long as this site has been here. Whenever the Vikings make roster moves, whenever free agency starts, whenever the draft happens. . .we’re going to be here for it. We ask you to hang with us, because we’re all eventually going to come out on the other side of this and we’re going to be back to being angry at. . .well, whatever is making us angry at that particular moment.

We’ve built a pretty damn impressive community over the years. After all, there’s a reason that the Open Threads get 1000+ comments a day and that we have people here that have been here almost as long as I have. We ask that, in the course of those threads or anything else that gets posted here, that you be decent and respectful to one another, and do not start dragging political stuff into this. We know that the coronavirus is going to be a topic of discussion, but it’s not something to use to attempt to score political points. I’m sure pretty much everyone understands that, but it’s something I want to re-emphasize.

After all, red and blue make purple, and that’s really the only damn color that matters around here.

(Yes, and gold. You know what I meant.)

I want to thank everyone in advance for their patience and understanding when it comes to this situation. Once again, we’ll try to do whatever we can to try to provide you the best coverage of Minnesota Vikings football and a respite from a world that, quite frankly, people need a respite from. In the meantime, do what you can to look after yourselves and those you love and care about, do your best not to panic, and remember there’s a whole community of people here that are willing to listen to whatever concerns you might have about pretty much anything.

Oh, and wash your hands.

(Come on. . .you’ve been here long enough to know this wasn’t going to be completely humor-free.)