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Tuesday Open Thread: July 26, 2016

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Uh oh, hear that? It's the sound of the National League powerhouse known as the Atlanta Braves as they invade Minneapolis.

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Uh oh, hear that? It's the sound of the National League powerhouse  Atlanta Braves, as they invade Minneapolis. I'll be the guy in the Maddux jersey.

'Round here since our last open thread:

Check out the new workout partner of our old pal, Randy Moss. Cool stuff from Chris.

Phil Loadholt announced his retirement yesterday.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com:

Wobby opened the Monday Morning Mailbag.

Our cornerbacks are thriving under Coaches Zimmer and Gray.

Vikings fans got to meet Coach Zimmer, in support of his foundation.

A healthy Laquon Treadwell sets his sights on his rookie season.

Rick Spielman (and a majority of Vikings fans) is interested to see the growth of Cordarrelle Patterson at training camp.

Phil Loadholt: A Viking For Life.

Around the NFL:

Ouch. The Redskins' Junior Galette tore his achilles, and will be out for the season, per NFL.com.

Also from NFL.com, the NFL and NFLPA announced a policy to enforce concussion protocol.

The NFL found no credible evidence that Peyton Manning used HGH, per NFL.com. I'm not surprised.

Twins were off yesterday, probably scared to death of the impending storm.

We come to today's media selection. My friend Tom sent me this, he said we should do something like this at the new stadium.

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 pickled pigs feet.