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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: March 3, 2020

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The slow news cycle is upon us

Minnesota Vikings vs green Bay Packers Sept. 26, 1999 — Chris Carter, 80, Faces-off with Green Bay defensive back, Darren Sharper, 42, in the endzone during first quarter action at Lambeau Field. Sharper was called for pass interferance against Carter.

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

We’re officially into the ultra-slow NFL news cycle of the year. Once the new league year begins at 3:00 central time on March 18, we’ll have the initial frenzy of free-agent signings, and along with it, the annual wailings from Vikings fans that Rick isn’t doing enough, although expectations may be tempered a bit this year since the Vikings have less than zero cap room to work with, then we’ll await the NFL draft which will be held from April 23 to the 25th. So, we have a short lull in meaningful news, but at least spring training has begun, and opening day isn’t far off.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

GreatOdinsRaven posted E48: Pocket Protectors [To Extend or Not To Extend?].

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

From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Kareem Hunt will not be charged for marijuana possession stemming from a January traffic stop.

The Cardinals reportedly offered Drew Brees a massive, fully guaranteed contract deal in 2018, per MSN.

NFL.com created an all-combine team using players who shined at each position.

We come to today’s media selection:

I play this at least once every year during the slow news period. 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. Don’t forget to tip your waitress, and try the rocky mountain oysters.