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Thorsday Open Thread: July 20, 2017

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Training camp is only days away. Getting excited yet?

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Merry thirsty Thorsday, everyone!

We’re almost to the weekend, and more importantly, we’re almost to training camp. In just a few days, we’ll have actual football things to talk about.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris is at number 50 in Minnesota Vikings by the Numbers.

Saxyprince takes a look at the safety depth chart.

Chris wonders if we might see Dalvin Cook on kick returns.

Vikings news from other sources:

Fox Sports gives us five Vikings to watch for in training camp.

ESPN has a story about the triumphs and struggles of Joe Kapp, both past and present.

From Vikings.com, Adam Schefter says Diggs and Thielen are under-rated and really good wide receivers, NFL.com highlights things to watch at training camp, and the Vikings family supports the Starkey Hearing Foundation Gala.

News from around the rest of the league:

From NFL.com, Dallas police have suspended the probe into the incident involving Zeke Elliot due to lack of complaint. They’ve been unable to contact the victim.

Packers WR Geronimo Allison is suspended for the season opener for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, per Fox Sports.

Also from Fox Sports, former WR James Hardy’s death has been ruled a suicide.

We come to our media selection.

Okay, so there’s LOTS of NSFW language in this, so be forewarned. Here’s Lewis Black talking about drinking in Wisconsin.

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 head cheese.