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Tuesday Open Thread: October 18, 2016

At least it's not Monday.

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Happy Tuesday, everyone! Hey, we're inching closer and closer to game day. It's been a while since we've seen real football (Vikings football). We'll get there.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris told us that Taylor Heinicke will return to practice on Monday. Let's hope no one needs to break into their apartment before then.

TMZ asked Anthony Barr if Prince is helping the defense.

Chris shared the video where WCCO looks at the practice squad.

Vikings news from other sources:

At the Strib, they look at two remaining areas of concern for the Vikings, the O line and kicker.

Coach Zimmer says the Vikings are starting a new season at 0-0 coming off of the bye, per ESPN.


Coach Zimmer addressed the media yesterday.

Jake Long talked with the media, and so did Everson Griffen.

John Gruden was in the Twin Cities for a youth football clinic, and he said the Vikings look different than other teams.

Eric Kendricks is excited to square off against his brother and the Eagles.

Here's an early look at the Vikings vs. Eagles.

Around the NFL:

The Cardinals beat down the Jets last night, 28-3. David Johnson stole the show.

Fitzpatrick was pulled for Geno Smithbut Bowles says Fitz is still the starter. Did you know Fitzpatrick went to Harvard?

ESPN looks at who is the early pick for MVP.

We come to today's media selection. Hey, check out this bluegrass version of Rocket Man.

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:

-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-Keep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)
-Speaking of which, if discussing a newer show or movie, please use spoiler tags 
-No pictures that could potentially get someone fired or in serious trouble at their place of employment
-If you can't disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go away
-While navigating the open thread, just assume it's sarcasm
-This isn't a male version of The View, so leave the gender hatred at the door

With that, the beer light is down and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don't forget to tip your waitress, & try the blood sausage.