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Wednesday Open Thread: May 19, 2021

The race to the weekend is half-way over......or half-way started, depending on your perspective

Minnesota Vikings v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images

Merry Wednesday, everyone!

Alright, we’re half-way through the week. This week is flying by much more quickly than last week, it felt like last week lasted a month. The weather is beautiful up here this week when we’re cooped up in the office, and of course it’s supposed to get cloudy and cooler over the weekend. Oh well, that’s good camping weather. Kiddo and I plan to spend the weekend camping, we’re thinking of putting our camping gear in the boat and finding a spot way off the beaten path to camp. Only problem is, it’s dryer than a popcorn fart up here, so we won’t be starting a campfire, and I LOVE campfires, but I’ll survive. A bad day fishing or camping is still better than a good day doing anything else.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Arif and James discuss the latest news from Vikings land in Norse Code Podcast Episode 373: The Analytical Laundry.

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald peek ahead at the 2021 schedule in Unbelievable! - A Cursory Glance at 2021.

Other Vikings/NFL news and random oddities and annoyances:

An offensive tackle may be hitting the market, as The Team With No Name is likely moving on from Morgan Moses, per NFL.com. Moses has been their starting right tackle since 2015, and has started 96 consecutive games. He’s 30 years old, and although last year wasn’t his best year, I don’t think he’s past his prime yet.

Here’s a piece by Ninernoise via FoxSports that lists three sleeper teams who could compete with the 49ers for a playoff spot. I agree with the team they list at number one. Number three made me chuckle. I also don’t think the 49ers are a lock to make the playoffs.

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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 and join the party.