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Wednesday Open Thread: April 26, 2017

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Hump Daaaayyyyyyy!

Anthony Carter

Merry Wednesday, everyone!

Well, we’re almost there, it’s the day before the draft. Hey, today’s also my Thursday since I’m taking Friday off for my annual draft party. As I say every year, if any of you are in Bismarck and want to join us, I just ask that you shoot me an email & let me know (or let me know in the comments) so we have an idea of how many to prepare for. It’s a fun time every year, just a bunch of Vikings fans having a beer or two and eating WAY too much food. The smoker will be going from Thursday to Saturday, pretty much non-stop.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris reset the linebacker position on the Vikings’ depth chart, he also looked at potential linebacker targets for the team.

Ted brought us Rickspeak, pre-draft edition! These are my favorite.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com, Rick Spielman addressed the media yesterday, & talked about a little bit of everything.

Xavier Rhodes also chatted with the media & talked about a new contract & about facing AD in week one.

Sam Bradford also addressed the media, and so did Latavius Murray.

Lindsey Young looked at how the leadership of Robison & Griffen are setting the pace in the offseason.

Around the rest of the NFL:

Sean Payton says AD will ‘compliment’ Mark Ingram, per NFL.com.

SI.com looks at the stories behind Dalvin Cook’s red flags.

We come to today’s media selection.

Here’s some rock from my high school days, I loved this song. Heck, I still do.

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.