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Thursday Open Thread: August 25, 2016

Just one more day to Friday, just one more day to Friday,.......

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Thirsty Thorsday to you all!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

It's round 2 of the Epic DN Photos of Vikings Fans contest. Don't forget to submit your pictures and/or vote on your favorite pic. There are some really neat prizes, so join in the fun!

Chris reminded us that, yes, Minnesota Vikings tickets are expensive.

Three Vikings made ESPN's #NFLRank.

Arif posted Podcast Episode 144: Turbulent Jiggling.

Teddy Bridgewater expects to play on Sunday.

Chris posted your Daily Norseman fantasy football league entrants.

Check out the Vikings vs. Wild: Ryder Cup Challenge, shared by Chris.

Vikings news from other sources:

Drew Magary over at Deadspin put up his annual "Why Your Team Sucks" series, and it's time to look at the Minnesota Vikings.

Ray Edwards will be in Minneapolis to get in the ring, per the Strib.


Take a look at segment 4 of Making the MVC Swimsuit Calendar.

Here are practice highlights from yesterday.

Wobby talked with Brian Robison yesterday.

A few folks addressed the media yesterday. Norv said they're getting Teddy ready to play Sunday. Teddy Bridgewater says he expects to play, Adam Thielen says that they're ready no matter who's at QB.

Anthony Barr says we're the team to beat in the NFC North. He also said that the defense has what it takes to win a Super Bowl.

Seventh rounder Shamar Stephen is standing out in year 3. I thought Rick couldn't hit on a late round pick?

The Vikings dedicated the Sid Hartman media entrance at U.S. Bank Stadium.

News from around the league:

From, the Patriots traded their center, Bryan Stork, to the Washington Redskins.

The owner of the Giants is defending their decision to re-sign Josh Brown, who was arrested last year for domestic violence. The charges were dropped within days, but the NFL suspended him for one game.

Twins update:

The Twins continued their slide yesterday. Duffey was beat up early and left after only 3 innings, and the Twins fell to the Tigers, 4-9.

We come to today's media selection. Here's one you may not have heard yet.

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.