Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 7/3

Alright, from the top. . .1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3. . . - USA TODAY Sports

Happy Hump Day, ladies and gentlemen! Or, as I'm guessing is the case for most of you, Happy (pseudo) Friday! With a four-day weekend upon us, here's as good a chance as any to hang out with your fellow Minnesota Vikings fans and enjoy talking about whatever you'd like.

As was (unfortunately) the case on Monday, all we had for you Tuesday was two more match-ups in our Greatest Viking Of All Time Tournament (John Randle vs. Henry Thomas and Scott Studwell vs. Sammy White), as well as the announcements that Jim Kleinsasser and Robert Smith had advanced to the second round of the tournament. That second one brought a lot of controversy, and was the closest match-up we've had thus far.

Not a heck of a lot of news anywhere else, either. . .

-The folks at Grantland started their "All-22" team with a familiar face. . .Vikings center John Sullivan. (Someone want to tell me again that the guy just isn't that good? Derp.) I had no idea that he was a three-time state wrestling champion in Connecticut, either. That was kind of cool.

-The final baseball game has been played at the Metrodome. (Not the final baseball game ever, mind you. Just the last one at the Dome.)

-Our Arizona State blog, House of Sparky, puts the spotlight on Randall McDaniel in their "Sun Devil Legend" series.

The rules of the Open Thread are the same as always, folks. No politics, no religion, don't feed the trolls, and keep the bad language to a minimim (or, at the very least, use the spoiler tags if you're going to curse).

Keeping with this week's "America" theme, here is your ambient music for today.


HELP ME OUT, DIG! (As you'd expect, the Weird Al version of this is pretty great, too.)

With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open for Wednesday, ladies and gentlemen! Enjoy your Wednesday, and we'll have more stuff for you as the day rolls on.

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