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Thursday Open Thread: January 5, 2017

It’s Thorsday!!!!!

Minnesota Vikings v Green Bay Packers Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Happy thirsty Thorsday, everyone!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Marcus Sherels narrowly missed out on a big bonus, per Chris.

Chris posted the Minnesota Vikings Power Rankings Roundup: Final Edition.

The 49ers are going to interview George Paton, currently the Vikings’ assistant GM, for their General Manager position.

Arif posted Norse Code Podcast Episode 170: Waffle-esque (with guest host Matt Miller).

Vikings news from other sources:

Fox Sports looks at Matt Kalil in their “Should they stay or go” series.

Michael Rand at the Strib looks at the best and worst of the Vikings 2016 season.

From the Strib, Andrew Krammer says that Coach Zimmer will be tappping into the NFL coaching fraternity for tips.


Here are cheerleader highlights from the Vikings-Bears game.

The 2017 Draft order has been determined for non-playoff teams.

Laquon Treadwell has his sights set on bouncing back in 2017, per Eric Smith.

Around the rest of the NFL:

USA Today looks at which temas are in the best shape for 2017.

The Bears GM says ‘everything is on the table’ at their QB position.

Ryan Tannehill did not practice yesterday, and his Sunday status is up in the air, per

From ESPN, Adam Jones is back in trouble, and was released from jail on bond yesterday morning. Sigh.

We come to today’s media selection.

Thanks to fivefingers for suggesting today’s musical selection.

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 headcheese.