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Minnesota Vikings News And Links, 10/9

Michael Steele

Hey, everybody, guess what day it is? (Is that still a thing? Seriously, I haven't ever seen the actual commercial. . .the joys of the American Forces Network. . .but I've seen enough references to it, I think.)

Since the last time we brought you an Open Thread. . .

-The new Minnesota Vikings' stadium is a candidate to host Super Bowl LII in 2018.

-The Vikings released quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson yesterday. Judging from the reactions, if we had flags here, we'd apparently have to fly them at half-staff today.

-Our favorite football team will not be making a trip to London again in 2014.

-Arif has his latest set of Power Rankings available for your viewing pleasure.

-CCNorseman has a look at the Vikings' quarterback options.

-Ted gave us a second consecutive episode of Rickspeak, this one featuring the man himself.

From some other outposts around the internet. . .'s Don Banks plays the role of Buzz Killington while looking at the team's acquisition of Josh Freeman.

-ESPN's Ben Goessling takes a look at the "windfall clause" associated with the Vikings' stadium.

-Was Rick Spielman feeding lines to Josh Freeman on a conference call the other day? (The correct response is "who the hell cares?")

The rules of the Open Thread are the same as they've ever been, ladies and gentlemen. . .no politics, no religion, no feeding of the trolls, and keep the bad language to a minimum/use the spoiler tags of you feel that you absolutely must curse.

Your music for the day continues the trend of MOAR PYTHON! Now. . .MIT LEGO!

With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open for this Wednesday, ladies and gentlemen. We hope you continue enjoying your Wednesday, and we'll have more for you as we move along throughout the day.