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Wednesday Open Thread: April 19, 2017

One more week & one more day to the draft!


Merry Wednesday, everyone!

We’re inching ever closer to draft day, it seems like it’s taken forever.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

The Vikings are going to host DraftFest at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Eric was a guest on 740 The Fan to talk about the Vikings.

The Vikings could open the 2017 season in Atlanta.

Ted tells us about one player he wants, one player he doesn’t want.

Vikings news from other sources:

Fox Sports graded the 2012 Vikings draft class.

At, Eric Smith has 10 takes on the QBs in the 2017 draft class. He also sized up the Vikings O line before the draft.

You can go to and vote U.S. Bank Stadium for an international “New Venue” award.

Around the NFL:

Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell this morning, per Fox News. It was an apparent suicide.

The Raiders released DT Dan Williams, per

We come to today’s media selection.

Here’s another from the Pistol Whippin’ Party Penguins, thanks to southparkskolman for introducing these guys to us.

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
-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 tiger meat.