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Friday Open Thread: June 9, 2017

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It’s finally Friday!!!

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Happy happy Friday, DN faithful!!!!

The only day of the work week better than Monday is finally here, I can almost hear the rippling waters, the whir of my baitcaster, and the tiny “plunk” as my jig breaks the surface. It’s gonna be a wonderful weekend. But alas, we must survive the workday first, so let’s get started, shall we?

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris has the latest Minnesota Vikings By The Numbers installment, where he looks at number 91.

From Luft Krigare, Latavius Murray is on the mend.

I shared this on the open thread yesterday, but Chris has a more thorough write-up of Rick saying that Eric Decker is likely not an option the team will pursue.

From Chris, here are eleven seasons of Vikings game-winning field goals.

Chris wants to know which Vikings player you’d want to road trip with.

Luft Krigare looks at whether we have a kicking competition.

Saxyprince looks at the hope surrounding the team.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com, here are highlights from OTA number 10, a slow-mo of a perfect pass from Bradford to Diggs, and Wobby opened the Pick 6 Mailbag.

Around the rest of the NFL:

From Fox News Sports, 31 year-old ex-NFL player James Hardy III’s body was found in an Indiana river.

Some of Ricky Vaughn’s Christian Hackenberg’s passes were so far off target that they hit reporters.

We come to today’s media selection.

Hey, thanks to Can’t Read Good for today’s suggestion, here’s Astronaut by Phil Pickens.

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.