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Monday Open Thread: July 11, 2016

Catch up on the latest Vikings news here!

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Happy Monday everyone! I had an enjoyable 4 day break, now it's back to the grind. Just a couple weeks until I get to Minny for the Braves series, I can't wait.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Xavier Rhodes and his old college coachteamed up to fight Fanconi Anemia.

Chris shared the rumor that the 2017 NFL Draft may be held in Philadelphia.

Ted looks at the biggest 'spite move' in Vikings history.

Chris has a preview of a couple of our opponents, the Packers, the Panthers, and the Giants.

ESPN believes that Teddy Bridgewater is the Vikings' most underrated player.

NFL Network shared the Vikings' top 10 plays of 2015.

Antoine Winfiield is a poker shark.

2006-2016: A Decade of the Daily Norseman, by Chris.

Vikings news from other sources:


Wobby opened the Monday Morning Mailbag.

Mystic Lake's Club Purple was unveiled as part the 7th founding partner announcement.

Harrison Smith was ranked as the NFL's number 2 free safety.

Around the NFL:

Honestly, I can find nothing worth sharing around the NFL. If I missed something, let me know & I'll put it up here.

Twins update:

The Twins, in their quest to have the top second-half turnaround in MLB history, and become an unlikely wildcard selection, turned it on this weekend. On Saturday, they scored early (HOLY CRAP ROSARIO!) and held off a comeback attempt by the Rangers, final score was 8-6 Twins. Yesterday, in the final game before the All-Star break, Kepler blasted a grand slam and had a 4 hit night, and the Twins blasted the Rangers, 15-5. It's good that they get used to beating the top teams, that's who they'll have to play in the playoffs this year.

With that, we come to today's media selection. Here's one of my favorites by Widespread Panic.

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.