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Thursday Open Thread: March 17, 2016

It's St. Patrick's Day AND Thirsty Thorsday, everyone! Pull up a stool, grab a cold one, and join in the open thread.

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Happy St. Patrick's Day/Thirsty Thorsday, DN faithful! It may be busy in here today, so please be patient with your bartender.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris has a Vikings 2016 Free Agency Tracker where he'll update any moves the team makes.

Metallica is going to play to open U.S. Bank Stadium on August 20.

The Vikings re-signed Matt Asiata late yesterday.

Vikings news from other sources:

The Vikings signed another in-house free agent, as they re-signed Matt Asiata late yesterday, per

From, Sid Hartman, long-time Minneapolis sports journalist, celebrated his 96th birthday and the Vikings wished him a happy one. Still going strong, too, you've gotta' admire the guy. Happy belated 96th, Sid!

Around the rest of the NFL:

From, the Bears traded Martellus Bennett to the Patriots, the day after the Patriots traded Chandler Jones to the Cardinals. Lots of moves in New England, hmmmm.

Also from, Will Hill is facing a 10-game suspension for a drug violation. Hurricane called this one a couple hours before it happened.

From the St. Paul Pioneer-Press, Brandon Fusco is happy to move back to right guard, as Boone looks to take over at left guard. Thanks to Gas House Gorillas for the heads-up on the article.

SI updated their round 1 mock draft as needs shifted after free agency. They have us taking Conklin at 23, which I'm totally on board with.

Twins update:

The Twins curb-stomped the Red Sox, 9-4. Gibson got the win, and Dozier, Rosario, and Sano all contributed offensively.

With that, we come to today's media selection. It's St. Patrick's Day, and I can't think of a better song to play than this one. Here's Floggin Molly with F*** You I'm Drunk. Obviously, this is NSFW, so be careful.

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

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 green lutefisk.