You may be waiting for a bit.
Net Admin out today. I push on him when I feel there is something conclusive, but this time I do not see something conclusive that points that I need bring in the resources of other people. He is usually quick to respond, but I usually have something other than "stuff don't work, check your side". I see an apparent problem on SQL server whether it is SQL server itself or not. I didn't mean to play the blame game or throw someone else under the bus. Although I can't find the problem, I still feel I should give some insight before passing the buck and pulling resources away from other things.
I still have two theories on Log shipping causing a problem and a linked server connection to MySQL causing a hang up I am playing on this morning. I turned these off at 8:30 and I did not see the freeze this morning at 9 when the freeze has consistently shown up... however... it's Friday and there is less going on as well and less strain on the network and servers.
I just flipped on Log Shipping and caught a 30 second freeze on the system.
Our end users who caught the freeze connected to both production and stage said stage was slow but not locked, when production app link was locked.