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Tuesday Open Thread: April 14, 2020

How much longer until draft day?

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

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Man, I was sad to hear about Tarvaris Jackson’s accident yesterday, far too young. It reminded me that I need to take time to stop and enjoy moments, and enjoy the day I’m in instead of using too much of my time looking ahead and worrying about tomorrow. Stop and build the Legos, as they say, or maybe they say something about smelling flowers or something, I prefer Legos........or fishing.

Also, it snowed here yesterday. I didn’t like seeing that, I’m ready for warm weather. Speaking of which, I’m ALMOST finished restoring the boat. I will have pictures once I’m finished, it’s looking awesome, and I’ve been able to keep everything original, with the exception of the floor. I had to take the floor out because there were a couple of soft spots in the wood sub-floor, so I took out the floor, replaced the wood that needed replacing, and put new vinyl down. Other than that, it’s just as it was in 1978 when my uncle bought it new. It has been a fun project.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Ted posted Ted Mock 4.0: The Mock Legacy.

MarkSP18 posted Vikings Mock v4.13.

The NFL Network and ESPN are going to simulcast the 2020 NFL Draft, per Chris.

Ted shared the sad news that Tavaris Jackson was killed in an automobile accident.

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

The virtual off-season program is set to begin on April 20, per I think it’s just a coincidence that they’re starting on 4/20 in the first league year of the new CBA, which has much more pot-friendly rules written within it.

From ESPN, Sources say that the Panthers and Christian McCaffrey agreed to terms on a deal that made him the highest paid RB in NFL history. The four-year extension is said to average $16 million a year. You know, that fella named “Sources” sure knows a lot of stuff, and he always knows it before the reporters do. He should just start his own news place.

We come to today’s media selection:

It’s been a while since I’ve played this one, it’s Sad Cat Diary. 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 staying home unless you really need to go out.