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Thursday Open Thread: January 26, 2017

It’s thirsty Thorsday!!!!

NFL: Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Merry Thirsty Thorsday, everyone!

We’re just three short days away from the Pro Bowl, and the thankful conclusion to the 2016 NFL season. A season that started off with so much promise unfortunately ended in a dwelling fire for Vikings fans. Luckily for us, the bones of the place are good, we just need to remodel a room (fix the O line) & do some cosmetic work (add some depth) & it’ll be as good as new. I’m excited for the off-season and to see what Rick & Co. have in store for us, I have a feeling we’ll make a couple moves in free agency or in a trade or two this year. I think they understand the needs we have and will address them.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

From the fanposts, Taslios has a question about the O line for you smart guys (and gals) out there.

Vikings news from other sources:

Cordarrelle Patterson talked about possibly taking his talents elsewhere if he can’t get snaps here, per


Mike Zimmer had a quick chat with Craig Peters & talked about the recent coaching hires.

Craig Peters has 3 observations from day 2 of Senior Bowl practice, and Eric Smith has the top 10 tweets from the practice.

Kyle Rudolph joined Mike & Mike, he talked a little about the Teddy injury & how his twin baby girls are doing.

Mike Mayock and Daniel Jeremiah talk about which players stood out yesterday.

Around the rest of the league:

Someone at the NFL must read the open thread. The NFL is going to implement more skills competitions during Pro Bowl week, per They’re still going to have the crappy game, so there’s room for improvement, but this is a step in the right direction, IMO. has this coaching tracker to help you keep up with the latest interviews and moves.

We come to today’s media selection.

Check this out, this guy clears an entire section of the stadium......with natural gas.

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:

-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-This isn't a male version of The View, so leave the gender hatred at the door
-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 get someone fired or in serious trouble with their employer
-If you can't disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go away
-While navigating the open thread, just assume it's sarcasm

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 blood sausage.