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Wednesday Open Thread: June 14, 2017

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240 years ago, on this day......

Derrick Alexander Vikings

Happy Hump Day, everyone!

Hey, today is also the day we celebrate the US flag being adopted by the Second Continental Congress in 1777, aka Flag Day.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Ted shared some sad news about his dad, Don, who has become a bit of a legend around these parts. A little warning before you go there, there seems to be lots of dust in that room.

Chris took a look at number 86 in Minnesota Vikings By The Numbers.

Chris shared the story of an idiot was convicted of battery against a Vikings fan.

Chris has a roundup of news from day one of Vikings mini-camp.

Luft Krigare has a cool story of a kicker who got a college scholarship to play football, the girl’s got some skills. Yep, you read that right.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com, the Jet is fueling up for 2017, Treadwell is letting it loose in practice, Eric Smith has some observations from yesterday’s mini-camp, and here are some highlights from yesterday. Also, here’s Mike Zimmer’s press conference from after practice.

Many thanks to Kathy for the heads-up on this. Teddy is out doing Teddy things, he’s back at his old high school mentoring the local youngsters.

Around the rest of the NFL:

Greg Olsen would like a revamped deal from Carolina, per NFL.com. Well deserved, in my opinion.

Odell Beckham Jr. decided his contract was not for him to discuss, per ESPN.

We come to our media selection.

Hey, since we’re football deprived this time of year, here are some Sam Bradford highlights from last year.

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 vulgar language to a minimum, using spoiler tags if you must
-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 chitlins.