The draft is only two days and some hours and minutes away,
Merry Tuesday, everyone!
Hey, we’re inching closer and closer to the NFL draft. I see that the Vikings are reportedly testing the waters to potentially trade up in the draft to select a tackle. If it’s true, I’m all for it. If there’s a guy you like, go get him instead of staying put and selecting someone and hoping he works out. Since it’s Pelissero, I’ll set aside my usual skepticism, I have more respect for him than a majority of the media. For 99.9999% of NFL reports at this time of year, as I say every year, and I’ll say it again now, take reports that come out within a month of the draft with an entire pallet of salt blocks. Treat these reports the same way you treat the National Enquirer reports that say there’s a Bat Boy running around who is half-bat and half-human. Now, if you’re someone who believes that the Bat Boy story is true…..ummm…….I guess you can believe these reports then, but you shouldn’t. If you are the Bat Boy, well then I guess we’re getting a tackle, and I’m happy with that. Hey, do you have the bat sonar hearing thing, and does that help you drive at night? That would be an upside to being a bat boy.
Right now, GMs and the sports media are throwing around more BS than a manure spreader on a 1,000 head cattle ranch, try not to get any on your jeans.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Chris has some big news for you Vikings/Fortnight fans. Honestly, when I first read “Hit the (virtual) Griddy” on Chris’ headline, my comprehension level was the same as that of a wildebeast looking at a headline on the Wall Street Journal, I had to go read through the story so I’d be able to put together a short, one-sentence synopsis. I’ve seen Jefferson’s TD dance, but as someone who watches games on mute, I wasn’t familar with the term “Griddy”, and now, I finally know what a Fortnight is! (sorta) I’ve seen that word plastered on various signage on the occasions that I’m forced to traverse the public places, but I didn’t know what it was. I remember asking kiddo one day “what on earth is a fartnight”, which he found amusing. I have not been into video games for a long time, although I must say that the old skills have come back quickly recently. We got kiddo a Nintendo Switch for his birthday, so I’ve played the occasional game of Mario Kart and Super Mario 3-D world with him. Back in the day, I was quite the master of Mike Tyson’s Punch Out, Super Mario Bros., Zelda, and some others, but that was a LOOOOOOONNNNNNNGGGGGGG time ago.
Other Vikings/NFL news, and random oddities and annoyances:
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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.