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Wednesday Open Thread: October 5, 2016

Hump Daaaayyyyyyy!!!!

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Happy Wednesday, everyone! It's the peak of the week, and we have Sunday football coming soon. I'm glad we don't have to wait until Monday night again.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris has your Week 5 Minnesota Vikings Power Rankings Roundup.

Chris wants to know who we give the week 4 game ball to.

Wludford has notes from the Vikings vs. Giants.

Eric looks at how the Vikings are faring in Pro Football Focus grades.

Wludford tells us that the Vikings defense has arrived, and it's gonna stay awhile.

Di wants you to Ask Roughing the Podcast.

Vikings news from other sources:

Over at the MMQB, they say that Sam Bradford is having an MVP start for the Vikings.


Coach Zimmer addressed the media yesterday.

Craig Peters looks at the Vikings' 'answer drive', and Bradford's role in it, he also looks at 3 stats that stood out from Monday.

Lindsey Young shows how Zimmer is pleased with the offense's progress on first downs.

Eric Smith takes an early look at the Texans vs. Vikings.

Around the NFL: lets Odell Beckham open up, and he says he's not having fun anymore. Awwww, poor little feller.

Carson Palmer is still in concussion protocol.

The Falcons have agreed to terms with A.J. Hawk.

Twins update:

From the Twins website, they have named Derek Falvey as executive VP and Chief Baseball Officer.

Neil Allen, the Twins' pitching coach, hopes to be back, per the Pioneer Press.

We come to today's media selection.I can't believe I missed this, but yesterday was the day that Janis Joplin passed away. Here's one of her biggest hits.

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 tiger meat.