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Wednesday Open Thread: May 25, 2016

It's the peak of the week, it's all downhill from here!

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Hump Daaaayyyyy! Well, it's the peak of the week,  all downhill from here en-route to a 3 day weekend (for most of us).

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Kyle Rudolph threw out the first pitch at Target Field, and made a big announcement.

According to ESPN, the Vikings defense is among the league's most creative.

Chris says that Teddy Bridgewater can hard count, too.

Local food partners for U.S. Bank Stadium were announced.

Vikings news from elsewhere:


Here are highlights from the first day of OTAs.

The NFL made a change to the replay review process.

The 2016 Vikings Skol Line was announced.

Eric Smith has 3 observations from the Vikings' first OTA practice.

Vensel at the Strib has his updated projection for the Vikings defensive depth chart.

CBS Sports has their fantasy outlook on Adrian Peterson.

Around the NFL:

Guard Ronald Leary requested a trade from the Dallas Cowboys, per

From, Robert Kraft says about the ban on Tom Brady"the whole thing has been mishandled". Well yeah, when you have a bumbling idiot running the NFL, that's going to happen.

Carson Wentz outplayed Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel in the Eagles' second OTA session, per I'm not surprised, you'd expect a HOF QB to outplay those guys.

Twins update:

Well, guess what happened last night? Give up? The Twins lost! Bad outing by Santana, 10 strikeouts by the Twins lineup, and 2 errors by the defense resulted in a 4-7 loss to the Royals. The Twins have lost 8 of their last 9.

With that, we come to today's media selection. Here'sa great video of one of my all-time favorite players. This guy is hilarious.

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 tiger meat.