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Tuesday Open Thread: June 16, 2020

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At least we have the Dalvin Cook situation to talk about

Portrait of Jim Marshall

Merry Tuesday, everyone!

We’re in the final month of this year’s extended NFL off-season slow news cycle, we only have to keep ourselves busy for a couple more weeks, and HOPEFULLY by then, we have some actual football activities to report and talk about. In the meantime, is anyone catching any fish? The walleye spring rush has begun to subside a bit here, as the warm weather sets in. They’re predicting highs in the upper 90s here on Hoth today, which is my type of weather. I can’t wait to get off work & go work in the yard.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Luft Krigare posted the latest CTPN Quick Shots, where they talk about the Dalvin Cook holdout/negotiation.

Chris asks you to share your favorite sports video game from when you were growing up.

Wludford believes the Vikings need to risk change in order to be better this season and in the future. I agree completely. For some position groups, what they’ve been doing just isn’t working, it’s time to shake things up and try to make them better.

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

Eagles Guard Brandon Brooks suffered a torn Achilles tendon, and will likely miss the entire 2020 season, per NFL.com. Those virtual team workouts must be intense.

Kyle Shanahan will be in San Francisco for a while, the head coach agreed to a new contract through 2025, also from NFL.com.

As we discussed yesterday, Zeke Elliot was among several Cowboys and Texans who tested positive for Covid-19, from ESPN.

We come to today’s media selection:

Let’s revisit that magical 2012 MVP season from Adrian Peterson, where we saw a running back literally carry his team into the playoffs. Enjoy!

Again, 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
-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 wash your hands, touch each other’s faces often, and go ahead and try the finger food.