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Monday Open Thread: May 9, 2016

It's another week of the off-season, and we're inching closer and closer to training camp. Just a few more.....months.

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Merry Monday everyone! I hope you all had a good weekend, I know I did.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris shared the story about Laquon Treadwell being on ESPN's Sports Science.

The USA Today thinks the Vikings had a very good off-season, per Chris.

Chris said the Vikings will likely sign a punter from the weekend mini-camp.

Wludford takes a look at Laquon Treadwell.

Chris shared a video of an unofficial sound test at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Vikings news from other sources:


Jerrick McKinnon changed his number to No. 21 to honor his mother.

Kevin Seifert shared his thoughts on the NFC North, and on Laquon Treadwell.

Treadwell and Mackensie Alexander squared off at Vikings rookie minicamp.

Matt Vensel at the Strib says that Mackensie Alexander and his family are no strangers to hard work.

Around the NFL: shares the word on the street that Sam Bradford will return to work.

Also from, the NFL finalized their roster reconstruction awards.

CBS Sports reported that John Elway expects Paxton Lynch to start soon, rather than to sit and learn for a year or two, as has been the narrative since the draft.

Twins update:

Good grief, if you want me to quit posting the Twins updates until they start resembling a baseball team, let me know. Twins got whooped on Friday, 4-10. Twins got whooped on Saturday, 2-7. They did better yesterday, as they didn't get whooped, but they still got beat, 1-3.

With that, we come to today's media selection. I know we have some newer fans around who weren't around back in the Culpepper to Moss days, so here's a highlight video from back then. Pretty sweet stuff.

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
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-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.