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Wednesday Open Thread: December 21, 2016

Hump Daaaaayyyyyyyyy!

Minnesota Vikings v Detroit Lions Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Merry Wednesday, everyone!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Ted & Di want you to Ask Roughing the Podcast.

Chris looks at the NFC playoff picture, and the Vikings’ one-way road to the playoffs.

The Vikings brought back Toby Johnson, and placed Tom Johnson on IR.

Arif posted Norse Code Podcast Episode 167: Adrian’s Revenge’s Revenge.

Chris informed us that four Minnesota Vikings were named to the Pro Bowl.

Ted & Di posted Roughing the Podcast 20:Ho-Ho-Holy Crap.

Vikings news from other sources:

The Strib says Bradford isn’t gushing over his completion percentage.

Adam Thielen thinks he’ll play Saturday, per ESPN.


Here is the Vikings-Packers game preview. has highlights of the four Vikings Pro Bowl players.

Around the rest of the NFL:

Here are all the playoff scenarios from

Yahoo Sports says the Jaguars are interested in talking to Tom Coughlin about their head coaching vacancy.

A witness identified Aaron Hernandez as the shooter in a double homicide in a 2012 drive-by shooting, per ESPN.

Other sports news of note:

The Minnesota Wild, riding a 7-game winning streak, made it 8 in a row as they shut out the lowly Avalanche, 2-0. Dubnyk got his 5th shutout of the year. The loss was the Avalanche’s 4th straight, and they’ve lost 10 of their last 12.

We come to today’s media selection.

Thanks to Teddy2Diggs for today’s selection. Keep the faith, Vikings fans!

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 on and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don't forget to tip your waitress, & try the hog maws.