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Wednesday Open Thread: April 14, 2021

The draft is approaching, the wait is short, it’ll just seem long

Minneapolis Exteriors And Landmarks - 2021 Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

I hope y’all’s work weeks are going well, we just have to make it through the rest of this week, and then next week. Then, it’ll be draft time. The way all of the “experts” are talking, quarterbacks are going to be flying off the board in round one, which is good for the Vikings’ odds of snagging a guard or tackle. I wouldn’t want to be a QB needy team with the 10th pick or so, they may be choosing from the QB crumbs that are left over. You never know, though, that’s how it went down for the Vikings in 2011, and that turned out oka.........uhhhh, yeah, that sucked. I’d hate to be that team. I blame Ponder.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Arif and a guest host stopped by and dropped off the latest Norse Code Podcast: Episode 370: Trading for the Entire 7th Round (With guest Jon Ledyard).

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald review the upcoming draft on Unbelievable! - NFL Draft Rambles Part I.

Other Vikings/NFL news and random oddities and annoyances:

NFL.com has all the information you need about the upcoming draft. Dates, times, ways to watch, and a partridge in a pear tree.

The Broncos, Seahawks, and Buccaneers will not be attending their voluntary off-season workouts, per UPI.

This is impressive, also from UPI, North Texas softball pitcher Hope Trautwein pitched a perfect game, which is impressive, but even more impressive is that she struck out every batter. 7 innings, 21 batters, 21 strikeouts, perfect game. Wow!

We come to today’s media selection:

Man, I can’t believe I forgot to play this on opening day. Oh well, better late than never. Enjoy!

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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, it’s starting to get exciting.