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Thursday Open Thread: August 4, 2016

We're a day away from Friday and we're knee deep in training camp.

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Merry Thorsday, everyone! We're SO close to the weekend, I can't wait. Summer is sadly going to be leaving us soon, get the snow shovels out.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

It's week 4 of the Epic DN Photos of Vikings Fans Jersey Contest.

Eric was on the Cut to the Chase Podcast.

Chris reported that the DN store is returning! It should be operational today.

Here are the Madden Ratings for the Vikings players.

Mike Zimmer is Mr. Motivator, per Skol Girl.

Eric has a Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Gallery. He also has a recap of day 5 of Training Camp, along with a video. He also has a summary of news, notes, and interviews from day 5.

Vikings news from other sources:


Brett Favre invited Adrian Peterson to attend his Hall Of Fame enshrinement.

The Vikings organization is mourning the passing of Joseph Wilf.

SI has the Vikings ranked seventh in preseason power rankings.

Mike Zimmer addressed the media yesterday, and here's the transcript.

Here are highlights of practice number 5 of training camp.

Around the NFL:

The Chiefs have agreed to terms with Nick Foles, per I'm surprised, I figured he wanted a starting gig. Maybe he thinks he can beat Alex Smith for the starting QB spot. Who knows?

From, the Cowboys are in the market for a veteran QB, after Kellen Moore went out with a broken ankle.

Twins update:

Man, the Twins are red hot. They put double digits on the board again last night. Dozier, Mauer, and Rosario led the charge for the Twins offensively, and the win (he didn't have a great night). The Twins beat the division leading Indians again, score was 13-5. Mauer went 4 for 5 last night, five.

We come to today's media selection. Here's some funny stuff from George Carlin. It's George Carlin, so NSFW Language, but this one isn't too bad.

Here's the twitter feed:

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 hog maw.