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Thursday Open Thread: August 18, 2016

Your thirsty Thorsday Open Thread is up and running!

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Merry Thorsday, DN faithful! We've nearly made it through another week, and it's Vikings football day. Our beloved Vikes take on the Seahawks tonight. Put some coffee on, it'll be a late one.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris told us where we can find ALL THE COVERAGE!

Arif posted Podcast Episode 143-Bengals Recap/Seahawks Preview.

Chris took a look at the right tackle position for the Vikings.

Ted asked Kenneth Arthur Five Good Questions With Field Gulls.

SkolTroll shared the worst NFL video in the history of NFL videos.

Vikings news from elsewhere:


Wobby and PA look at some young players who may make a fantasy impact this season.

Adrian Peterson topped the running back list.

You can watch tonight's game live online with NFL Game Pass.

Cordarrelle Patterson could still have a career with the Vikings, per the Strib.

ESPN thinks interceptions could help Xavier Rhodes join the ranks of the NFL's top corners in 2016.

Around the NFL:

ESPN has a Thursday training camp preview for all 32 teams.

AT, Gil Brandt makes his offensive rookie of the year picks.

Bruce Arians is feeling better and has rejoined his team, per reported that Jordy Nelson has passed his physical and was taken off the PUP.

Twins update:

The Twins caught a good break as the Braves didn't play well last night. A little luck never hurts. Gibson pitched a complete game, and Plouffe went 3 for 5 and drove in 3 as the Twins won, 10-3. Dansby Swanson went 2 for 4 in his major league debut.

We come to today's media selection. We'll just make it a Richard Cheese week and I'll close it out with one more of his. Again, NSFW language.

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.