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Monday Open Thread: 10 May 2021

Happy belated Mother’s Day!

Minnesota Vikings receiver Adam Thielen autographed a football for 9-month old Easton McClure as his mother Emma McClure held him at the U of M Masonic Children’s Hospital Tuesday September18, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN. ] JERRY HOLT ‚Ä¢ jerry.holt@start

Merry Monday, everyone!

I’ll start with a belated Happy Mother’s Day to all moms, thank you for all you’ve done and all that you do every day, and I hope you all had a special day yesterday. Kiddo and I got up early, ran to the store to get things to cook (we also had to buy a card, because we hadn’t gotten one yet, but we won’t mention that), then came home & cooked breakfast for Mrs. Fishin and ourselves, then I made country style ribs on the smoker for supper. Other than that, we spent the day working around the yard and just had a nice, relaxing day. I even took the entire day off from fishing, which is not something I would do for anyone else, but for her I will since she has to put up with living with me every day. I’m not sure how she does it, I couldn’t do it. I’m guessing that alone should get her a sainthood or something of the sort some day.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

From SBNation, the results from the SBNation fanreacts survey show that Vikings fans are optimistic following the draft, and a vast majority gave the team high grades for the draft. Fans around the league did not think so highly of the Packers’ draft, as fans graded them among the league’s losers in this year’s draft.

wludford continues his analysis of the Vikings 2021 draft class as he Breaks Down DE Janarius Robinson, and also S Camryn Bynum.

Other Vikings/NFL news and random oddities and annoyances:

From FoxSports, Brian Billick shares his thoughts on the Vikings’ 2021 draft and how the team stacks up heading into the new season.

Former NFL player Brandon Bair pulled a guy out of a burning truck after a train crash, saving his life, per ESPN. Pretty heroic stuff, kudos to him for his bravery.

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:

-No discussion of politics or religion
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-Take the gender hatred elsewhere, it won’t be tolerated
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-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 and join the party.