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Friday Open Thread: November 4, 2016

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Yay, it's Friday!

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Friday, everyone! J-Dog must have torn into a case of sarsparilla last night.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

MarkSP18 looks at which college players are future Vikings.

Wludford analyzes how to beat the blueprint. This is a really good article, well worth a read.

Eric posted the Vikings vs. Lions preview.

Ted was on the ATL Podcast.

Vikings news from elsewhere:

SI takes a look at Norv Turner's departure.

Our ground game is missing Adrian Peterson, and long runs, per ESPN.

From Vikings.com:

The latest 96 Questions with Brian Robison is out.

Pat Shurmur addressed the media yesterday.

Wobby and PA talk about what may change on offense.

The Vikings defense is prepping for Riddick on Sunday.

Audie Cole is proud to honor his friend's ultimate sacrifice.

Harrison Smith was named to SI's midseason all-pro team. About time he gets some recognition.

Around the NFL:

The Falcons beat up on the Buccaneers last night, final was 43-28. Winston left in the 4th with a knee injury, but he says he feels fine, Evans also exited early to undergo concussion evaluation.

We come to today's media selection. Well, it's opening day of deer season in ND, so here you go.

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.