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Wednesday Open Thread: February 1, 2017

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Hump daaaaayyyyyyyyy!

NFL: Pro Bowl Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Merry Wednesday, everybody!

Well, we’re just about to the season of crock pot recipes and sharing tips on getting our 3 year old kids down for naps. I’m sad to see football leave for the year, but I’m sure glad to be moving past the 2016 season. What a kick in the snake that was.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris looks at how much cap space the Vikings can free up.

Kevin Warren, Vikings COO, is being honored on Saturday as he is the NFL’s highest ranking African-American in business operations.

Chris is wondering if you’re ready to Crock.

Vikings news from other sources:

From NESN.com, Eric Kendricks is on the right side, as he’s picking the Falcons to win.

From Vikings.com:

Cordarrelle Patterson helped make a fan’s dreams come true at Disney.

There are 3 offensive stats that the Vikings improved.

The Vikings landed 10 players on the All-NFC North team.

Around the rest of the NFL:

ESPN has the best long-shot recruit on every NFL team.

Russell Wilson thinks Matt Ryan should win the MVP, per NFL.com.

According to PFT, Carson Palmer has moved out of Arizona. This could be an indication of whether he'll retire, we'll see. Thanks to Tempslip3 for the heads-up on this one.

We come to today’s media selection.

Hey, how ‘bout a little Richard Cheese to kick our Wednesday off?

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 pickled pigs feet.