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Wednesday Open Thread: June 8, 2016

You're half-way through another week!

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Hump Daaaayyyyy! Happy Wednesday, DN faithful. Just a couple short days until the weekend and all that comes with it.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

The 2016 More Than Words campaign is nearly 1/4 of the way to its goal of $10,000.

The NFL's Twitter account was hacked, and the hackers announced the death of Roger Goodell.

Vikings news from other sources:

From the Strib, the battle for the safety position opposite Harrison Smith will be a wide-open competition.


Vikings fan (and North Dakotan) Josh Duhamel joined Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman as guests on 9 to Noon yesterday.

Zimmer said Teddy Bridgewater 'sees it, and he lets it go'.

Here's the transcript from Zimmer's media address yesterday.

Here are 3 observations from the Vikings' 8th OTA practice.

U.S. Bank and the Vikings announce the 2016 U.S. Bank Places to Play grant recipients.

The power of Linval Joseph is listed as an 'unstoppable force' in the NFL.

Here are highlights from OTA number 8.

Around the rest of the NFL:

From, investigators are looking at whether Aqib Talib shot himself.

Twins update:

As I"m writing this, it's 4-4 at the end of the 8th. I'll guess that Jepsen will give up the winning run. Let's see if I'm right.

Hey, I was wrong! Dozier hit a walk-off dinger in the 11th, and the Twins won, 6-4.

With that, we come to today's media selection. With another blast back to 2009, here's one of my favorite playoff games ever.

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.