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Wednesday Open Thread: September 21, 2016

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Hump Daaaayyyy!

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It's the peak of the week, settle in & enjoy the downhill ride until Friday.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Eric told us which of the Vikings players were on PFF's best and worst list for week 2.

Chris has your week 3 power rankings roundup.

My favorite time of the week, Ted posted Your Weekly Zim Tzu: A Lot of Green Braaaaaying.

J-Dog looks at the woes of our divisional foes.

Ted and Di posted Roughing the Podcast 9: Packers, Panthers, and a Big Announcement.

Vikings news from other sources:

At ESPN, they look at whether the Vikings can end the Panthers home winning streak, which dates back to November of 2014.

Sam Bradford gives our offense a new dimension, per NFL.com.

From Vikings.com:

An ultra-high resolution 360 degree photo and panorama from Sunday night is available.

Craig Peters has 10 Vikings-Panthers numbers of note.

Here is the game preview for the game against the Panthers.

Spielman and Brzezinski are to be honored for their support of adoption.

The Vikings cracked the top 5 in power rankings.

Around the NFL:

Jay Cutler is expected to miss 2-3 weeks with a thumb sprain, per NFL.com.

NFL.com has next gen stats from week 2, and one of our players is featured.

Twins update:

The Twins got clobbered, per protocol. At least we have Dozier to watch, he now has a 23 game hitting streak. Final score last night was 1-8.

We come to today's media selection. Thanks to CCHOF5yearstoolate for the link to this video.

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 head cheese.