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Wednesday Open Thread: August 3, 2016

Hump Daaaayyyyyy!

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Happy Wednesday, everyone! The peak of the week is here, and in 3 days, I'll be at Vikings training camp for the first time. I can't wait, & I'm glad I get to see it in Mankato before they move to their new digs.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

It's week 4 of the Epic Photos of Vikings Fans jersey photo contest. See all the entries here!

Arif posted Podcast Episode 141: Teddy and the Long Ball.

Danielle Hunter was listed as a breakout prospect by Football Outsiders, shared by Chris.

Ted, Di, and Chris teamed up to bring us Roughing The Podcast, Episode 2.

Ted updated us on the latest with the Vikings new headquarters, where they recently broke ground.

Chris tells us Moritz Böhringer Walks the Walk.

Vikings news from elsewhere:

Thanks to just_rob for the heads-up on this story, here's an interesting story about the no-contact practices in Dartmouth, from Bleacher Report.

From UPI, they look at how the Vikings' O line is taking shape.


Take a look inside Adam Thielen's gym.

The Vikings broke ground on their new facility.

Lindsey Young looks at the design of the new Vikings HQ.

Around the rest of the NFL:

The Chargers are signing veteran WR James Jones to a one-year deal, per

The Cowboys backup QB went down with a broken ankle. Maybe Ponder will get another shot?

Twins update:

Gibson got rocked, but Carrasco got rocked more. Dozier, Kepler (you'll remember, he hit 3 on Monday), and Escobar went deep for Minnesota, and the Twins roll the division leading Indians again, 10-6.

We come to today's media selection. I can't think of anything, so here's the best press conference ever. by Jerry F******* Burns. 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

As usual, here is the Twitter feed for all of you to follow along with training camp action today. Enjoy!

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 hog maw.