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Wednesday Open Thread: September 7, 2016

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Hump Daaayyyyyy! Happy Wednesday, everyone. We're halfway through the week, and just over a day away from kickoff of the NFL's 2016 regular season opener between last year's Super Bowl opponents.

News from the DN since our last open thread:

Ted wants you to Ask Roughing the Podcast.

Ted reported that Teddy Bridgewater will most likely undergo surgery on Thursday.

The Vikings released their first "unofficial" depth chart.

Chris takes a brief look at Vikings/Titans history.

Ted and Di posted Roughing the Podcast 7: The Trade;Titans Preview.

Vikings news from elsewhere:

Per the Strib, the Vikings offensive line must make up for the loss of Teddy Bridgewater.

Captain Munnerlyn's brother was paroled for murder, and will finally get to see him play, per TwinCities.com.

From Vikings.com:

Vikings players react to the new QB acquisition.

Here's the game preview for the game against the Titans.

Craig Peters has 10 Vikings-Titans numbers of note.

Per Goessling, the Vikings are aiming for double-digit wins.

Captain Munnerlyn gave back in a big way at his high school where they retired his jersey.

Around the rest of the league:

NFL.com posted their week one power rankings. They have us at 10, but they actually had us at 15 BEFORE the Bridgeater injury. They're just drunk, I assume.

Twins update:

The Twins pitching continues to stink up the field, as they gave up a 10 spot to the Royals last night. The Twins mustered 3 runs, which were all solo home runs, including one by Dozier, his 39th of the year. It was 3-3 going into the 9th, but then Kintzler & Light got lit up (see what I did there?) for 7 & the final score was 3-10.

We come to today's media selection. Hey, this is cool. I found some highlights of some of the old teams. Here are highlights of the 1972 Minnesota Vikings.

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.