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Tuesday Open Thread: September 6, 2016

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Well, it's finally here. It's opening week of football, with the first game just two days from now!

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Happy Tuesday, everyone! Well, the Vikings have been quite the busy team since Friday, haven't they?

I, for one, like the Bradford acquisition. There aren't a whole lot of choices out there. It was getting so bad that I had forced myself to feel okay about going after Mark Sanchez. Yes, we gave up a bit, but in order to get a decent quarterback, we were going to have to.

Bradford has never been on a team as talented as the this year's Vikings. I think he has a chance to put up some big numbers this year, if he can stay healthy. I'm guessing our wide receivers are much more excited than they were on Friday, when they thought Hill was going to be throwing to them this year.

I think Rick realizes that they are building a very special team, and that we have a shot to win it all this year.

Around the DN since our last open thread

In case you hadn't heard, the Vikings acquired quarterback Sam Bradford. Chris has his thoughts on the trade.

Jhurell Pressley was claimed by the Packers.

Chris posted the Minnesota Vikings 2016 Practice Squad Tracker.

Ted put up Rickspeak: The Sam Bradford Trade.

Wludford has an analysis of the Vikings roster.

MMQB brought some perspective to the Bradford trade, per Chris.

Shaun Hill is reportedly starting against Tennessee.

Ted has a final thought on the Sam Bradford trade.

The Vikings are going to divide first team snaps at QB, per Chris.

Ted was on SB Nation radio.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com:

Bradford said the goal is to play on Sunday, when he addressed the media yesterday.

Coach Zimmer said he's the shoe-tier for Teddy Bridgewater.

The Vikings players reacted to the QB acuisition.

Peter King talked about the trade detailswith Spielman and Roseman.

McGinest at NFLN says the Vikings are back in the NFC title mix now.

Over at the Strib, they look at Bradford's learning curve.

Matt Kalil and Xavier Rhodes both returned to practice, per the Srib.

Around the NFL:

PFT reported that Carson Wentz will be the starting quarterback for the Eagles. His march to the Hall-of-Fame starts on Sunday against the Browns.

From NFL.com, a report says the Browns didn't see Carson Wentz as a top 20-talent. This bodes in favor of Wentz, since the Browns' don't seem to be able to evaluate quarterbacks well at all.

The Bears signed kicker Connor Barth and cut Robbie Gould, per NFL.com.

Twins update.

The Twins offense was on fire this weekend, unfortunately, the pitching was a tire fire. They won on Friday, then lost Saturday and Sunday, as they took on the White Sox.

We come to today's media selection. It doesn't get a ton better than Van Halen, does it?

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 chitlins.