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Tuesday Open Thread: June 7, 2016

We've made it another day, which means we're one day closer to football season.

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Merry Tuesday, everyone! There's not a whole lot of news out there, so this will be fairly brief. I may not be around much again today, so feel free to email me if something needs to be addressed.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

The Vikings signed Harrison Smith to a five-year extension.

Teddy Bridgewater will be playing the Feud!

Vikings news from elsewhere:


Wobby opened the Monday Morning Mailbag.

Harrison Smith is happy to be staying in Minnesota. He said he can't imagine a better place to play.

Vikings WRs go from imaginary dunks to real-deal catches.

Here are 3 observations from the Vikings' 7th OTA practice.

Here are highlights from OTA number 7.

Ian Rapoport talks about Harrison Smith's new deal.

Around the rest of the league:

Aqib Talib was released from the hospital after being treated for a gunshot wound, per Yahoo Sports shared a report that said he was too drunk to remember the incident.

Aaron Rodgers is swearing off cheese, per ESPN. I expect backlash.

ESPN is reporting that Jason Pierre-Paul won't be celebrating the 4th with fireworks this year. Smart move, Jason.

Yahoo Sports is speculating that the Broncos and Von Miller may be close to signing a record deal.

With that, we come to today's media selection. I looked for some games from our 1998 season, and there aren't many, but I did find this one. It's our week 15 matchup against the Ravens.

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 chitlins.