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Tuesday Open Thread: February 23, 2021

Ugh, it’s only Tuesday?

GENERAL INFORMATION: Minnesota Vikings vs. New York Giants at home - an Stringer dedication IN THIS PHOTO: Safety Robert Griffith celebrates a defensive maneuver that stopped the Giants during the third quarter with teammates Robert Tate, left and Talanc

Merry Tuesday, everyone!

This period of the year is my least favorite part of the year, I call it sports purgatory. Football has ended, baseball hasn’t started yet, and the only real sport being played is hockey. For some of you, hockey fills the void. For me, although I’m from North Dakota, I’m not a huge hockey fan, so the hockey season doesn’t do a lot for me. I’ll watch a game here and there, and I’ve become a fan of the Wild (and the Bruins, because I got a chance to meet several of their players when we were out in Boston, and they were stand-up guys), but I’ve never gotten interested enough to follow an entire season. No, the only thing that helps me through this time of year, besides spending time with the family, of course, is ice fishing, and it won’t be long until that comes to an end as well. Then it’ll be a white-knuckle ride to try to hold on until baseball season, and that’s only IF the plague doesn’t prevent the baseball season from happening. I need to spend more time commenting here again, that has always helped.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris shares an impressive stat that Mike Zimmer and the Vikings have compiled over the past five years. That is impressive, and yes, I remember all too well

For your listening enjoyment, here’s Vikings Report With Drew And Ted, ep 8.

Other Vikings/NFL news and random oddities and annoyances:

NFL.com ranked all 59 quarterbacks who started in 2020. I was going to go through this and note all my disagreements, but I wouldn’t be done in time to get to work.......next Monday. If nothing else, it’ll give you plenty to gripe about.

Titans 2020 first round pick Isaiah Wilson got on Twitter to tell everyone that he’s “done with football as a Titan”, per the USA Today. Well, that relationship didn’t last long. The offensive tackle only played in the final moments of one game for the Titans last year, and it appears that those final moments will be his only moments as a Titan. Wilson was arrested for DUI prior to the team’s first game, and the team placed him on the reserve non-football illlness list to finish the season, citing “personal issues, which will take some time for him to work through”, according to the story. Zimmer? You think you can work some magic with this guy?

We come to today’s media selection:

How ‘bout one from the great George Jones from way back in his early years. This is White Lightnin’. Enjoy!

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 the cows and settle in, this part of the season gets long and boring.