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Wednesday Open Thread: May 11, 2016

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Hump Daaayyyyyy! We're half-way through the week, on our way to another glorious weekend. Not a whole lot of football news to share today, it's pretty slow out there. If you see something that I didn't, please let me know & I'll put it up here.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

The Vikings signed running back C.J. Ham.

The Vikings climbed in the ESPN post-draft power rankings, per Chris.

Wludford takes a look at Mackensie Alexander.

Vikings news from elsewhere:

From Vikings.com:

Mel Kiper called Kentrell Brothers is a 'favorite' late-round value pick.

Adrian Peterson joined the 5/10 Wobcast yesterday.

The Vikings signed a former Gopher, and moved a QB to DB.

Around the NFL:

From NFL.com, Bret Bielema, HC of Arkansas, thinks underclassmen who enter the draft but aren't drafted should be able to return to school to finish out their eligibility. I think it's a good idea.

There are a couple stories about the Raiders' potential move to Las Vegas, here's one from ESPN, and another from Yahoo Sports.

Twins update (if you don't want to be depressed, you can skip this section):

To the surprise of no one, the Twins dropped another one last night. Berrios looked okay, and the Twins were able to tie the game with a 3 run blast by Plouffe, but then they made the mistake of handing the ball to Jepsen. The usual happened, and Jepsen gave the Orioles the lead, final score was 5-3. The Twins are on pace to lose 122 games this year. If they don't start looking better, I'm confident that they'll do it.

With that, we come to today's media selection. Since it seems like everyone's sick right now, I thought this would be a good clip to play. It's George Carlin, so it's gonna have some NSFW language in it.

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 blood sausage.