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Friday Open Thread: July 14, 2017

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We made it!!

Hassan Jones

Happy Friday, y'all!

We've made it to another Friday, so let's coast into this weekend with the realization that we're just over a week away from training camp.

Hey, some important reminders for you, it's national Car Collecter Appreciation Day, celebrated the second Friday every July. It's also national Shark Awareness Day, so be aware of sharks out there as you go about your day, especially those of us in the upper midwest. It's also National Tape Measure day, National Grand Marnier Day (feel free to bring me a glass), National Nude Day (no, do NOT come visit me), and Pandemonium Day (I'll gladly join you in celebrating).

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Saxyprince analyzed the cornerback position on the Vikings depth chart. He also invites you to predict the winner for Mr. Mankato. I suppose it'll be Mr. Eagen next year, huh?

Chris is at number 56 in Minnesota Vikings By The Numbers. This should be a pretty easy one.

MIke Zimmer sent Michael Floyd a clear message, per Chris.

'If I find out you're lying to me, I'm going to cut you'

CBS Sports matched the Vikings to a character in that Harry Potter show you guys are always talking about.

Vikings news from other sources:

At Vikings.com, Wobby talked to Darrell Hazel, the new WR coach, who said Laquon Treadwell "has been amazing to me".

At the USA Today, they have the Vikes' defensive line ranked 5th in the NFL.

Thanks to Kathy for this Teddy update, here's an interview ESPN had with Teddy Bridgewater.

News from around the rest of the NFL:

The USA Today also had offensive line rankings for 2017. They aren't really high on the Vikes, but there's really no reason they should be. I hope to see improvement in the O-line this year, and I think we will, but until we do, we won't.

We come to our media selection.

Normally, I play George Jones today, but since it's National Shark Awareness Day, let's play one from the great Jimmy Buffet.

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.