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Tuesday Open Thread: July 12, 2016

Your Tuesday Open Thread is up and ready for business!

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Merry Tuesday, DN faithful! We're slowly inching towards training camp and actual football news. Soon......very soon.

I was a bit rushed yesterday, and didn't get a chance to say thank you to MT Viking and his wife and friends for their hospitality on Thursday. Canyon Creek Brewery was a cool place, the conversation was fun, and the refreshments were yummy. Thanks again!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris posted the Vikings opponent preview segment for the Houston Texans.

I have no clue what this Pokemon craze is all about, and I don't want to know, but the Vikings and Bears got caught up in the frenzy yesterday.

Week one of the Epic DN Fan Photo Contest is up and waiting for your photos! Any DN member can submit a photo (a jersey must be worn in the photo).

Vikings news from other sources:

Here's a video of some of the Vikings making a trip to Twins games this summer, from launced Chad Week with 11 takes on Chad Greenway.

Laquon Treadwell topped Mackensie Alexander in the Twins home run derby.

From ESPN, Nate Burleson recalls when Brock Lesnar suplexed a guy during a joint practice with the Chiefs in 2004. Apparently, someone had cheap-shotted Daunte on a play, so Lesnar retaliated.

Around the rest of the NFL:

From, the Broncos are again in talks with their star LB, Von Miller.

This isn't football related, but Tim Duncan announced his retirement. He's one of professional sports' class acts, and had a tremendous career.

Our favorite closer, Kevin Jepsen, has been released by the Twins.

With that, we come to today's media selection. This is one of my favorite videos, I know I've played it before, but it's been quite a while and we have a lot of new members, enjoy!

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
-This isn't a male version of The View, so leave the gender hatred at the door

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.