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Tuesday Open Thread: July 5, 2016

Come let yesterday's festivities wear off here at the open thread.

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Merry Monday Tuesday everyone! I hope you didn't celebrate TOO hard yesterday. If you did, I hope you had fun. Hey, I did this yesterday:

I used this recipe from the tailgate master website, and wrapped it in bacon. Yum yum.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

The three Vikings YouTube games have been revealed.

Captain von Trapp wonders how many UFDA's will make the Vikings' roster?

Captain Munnerlyn is considered one of the NFL's top slot defenders.

The U.S. Bank Stadium bird study is coming soon.

The Vikings have a good shot at the playoffs, according to sportsbook, Bovada.

Ron Yary talked about his greatest regret.

The Vikes will likely sit out the supplemental draft.

Sharrif Floyd wanted to have a little fun on the 4th.

Randall Cunningham's daughter made the U.S. Olympic Team.

The NFC offense, including Teddy Bridgewaterwon big on celebrity family feud.

Vikings news from elsewhere:

Thanks to davidknigge for sending me a link to this off-season review. This is a really good review & write-up.

From the Star Tribune, Troy Williamson says fantasy football helps him relate to Vikings fans, and Tarvaris Jackson says he's broke and needs a public defender.


Wobby posted the Monday Morning Mailbag.

The Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders wore stars and stripes bikinis to kick off calendar sales.

Around the rest of the NFL:

Bucaneers OL Dominique Robertson was shot twice in the leg, per

ESPN goes through the biggest rival for all 32 NFL teams.

Twins update:

The Twins had a decent weekend  They couldn't muster much offense on Friday, and fell to the Rangers, 2-3. They had an offensive explosion on Saturday, and beat the Rangers 17-5.  They made it two in a row on Sunday, with a 5-4 win over the Rangers. They didn't finish strong yesterday, as the bats went back to sleep, and they fell to the A's, 1-3.

With that, we come to today's media selection: Here's a cool recap of the Miracle at the Met from 1980, this is one of the first games I remember watching. 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

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 headcheese.