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Tuesday Open Thread: July 11, 2017

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Hey, training camp is almost here!

Anthony Carter

Merry Tuesday, everyone!

It’s another beautiful day in Bismarck, where we are once again approaching 100 degrees. You will NEVER hear me complain about the heat. Ever. I love this stuff.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris wondered who Vikings fans should be excited about this year.

Chris recapped the 60s and posted number 59 in Minnesota Vikings by the Numbers.

Saxyprince broke down some NFL verbiage.

A Minnesota farmer showed off his artistic ability.

Wludford looks at the Vikings offense and whether they could be poised for a breakout year.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com, Murray and Cook were tabbed as the NFC North’s top newcomers, one of Stefon Diggs’ goals is playing all 16 games this year (I’m expecting 19, not sure why he’s setting the goal so low), and Xavier Rhodes’ camp inspires youth to set goals.

From the media vault, here is a training camp preview of the D-line and of the quarterbacks.

News from around the league:

Bills DT Adolphus Washington was arrested on weapons charges at a water park, per the Sporting News. Kinda hard to hide a pistol in your swim trunks I suppose, he didn’t really think that one out.

We come to our media selection.

We haven’t listened to enough Jimmy Buffet ‘round here.

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 pickled pigs feet.