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Monday Open Thread: July 18, 2016

Another week begun, another week closer to football.

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Happy Monday, everyone! I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend. A full week of work for me, then my long awaited trip to the Twin Cities is here. Eight more days until the Braves series!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris posted his schedule preview for the Detroit Lions., and another about the Washington Redskins.

Last night the NFL Network aired a special about foreign players trying to make the NFL.

Chris shared an interesting story about how Jared Allen told Favre to stay retired in 2010.

Ted was on the radio in Fargo. Hopefully no trees or hills got in the way of the signal.

Skol Girl was here! She brought us the DN's absolutely unofficial training camp guide.

Vikings news from elsewhere:


Anthony Barr was featured on SI's 5-Year Dynasty Team.

There's lots of news about Chad GreenwayHe's getting set to host the 6th annual celebrity waiter night. He received a key to Hutchinson, and Chad's foundation benefitted from the 13th annual golf tournament hosted by the Bohannon Group.

ESPN says the Vikings are built to be good for a long time.

Around the rest of the NFL:

From, Arian Foster has workouts planned with the Dolphins and Lions.

Von Miller agreed to a six-year, $114.5 million contract with the Broncos, which includes nearly $70 million in guarantees, per the USA Today.

Twins update:

Well, it wasn't an overly productive weekend for the Twins. The bats weren't very awake on Friday, and the Twins lost to division rival Cleveland, 2-5. On Saturday, they had a rain delay, then went into extra innings, but thanks to a walk-off error, the Twins topped the Tribe, 6-5. The bats were tired, and went back to sleep on Sunday, and the Twins fell to the Indians, 6-1.

With that, we come to today's media selection. Thanks to CCHOF5yearstoolate for the media selection suggestion. Sorry it took so long to get this here, but it was behind a few other suggestions in the queue (kwee).

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 blood sausage.