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Tuesday Open Thread: August 16, 2016

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Merry Tuesday, everyone! There isn't a ton of news, but there is plenty to discuss, as always.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

You can still vote for round one of the DN Epic Photos of  Fans Jersey Contest. Get all the details here.

Benedict Arnold Ragnar's Harley is for sale, per Chris.

Di and Ted want you to ask Roughing the Podcast.

Ted tells us what he's looking for in the Vikings-Seahawks match up.

Vikings news from other sources:

Coach Zimmer says Adrian Peterson will play in the preseason 'if he wants to', per


Finding a comfort zone is helping Xavier Rhodes reach for interceptions.

Eric Smith says Cordarrelle Patterson is showing progress.

Kentrell Brothers showed promise in the first pre-season game.

Marshall Faulk said about Adrian Peterson:'if he stops right now, he's a Hall of Famer'.

Here are practice highlights from yesterday.

Wobby talked with Michael Griffin.

Harrison Smith addressed the media yesterday, as did Norv Turner, as well as George Edwards, and also Mike Priefer.

Around the rest of the NFL:

There was some trouble at the Bears-Patriots joint practice as Butler and Jeffery got into a skirmish that turned into a sidelines clearing fight, per

The Broncos lost DE Vance Walker to an ACL tear, and he will miss the 2016 season, per

We come to today's media selection. Mondo introduced us to this guy one time in the thread. Enjoy. There is some NSFW language, so beware.

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.