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Tuesday Open Thread: August 15, 2017

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Another Vikings preseason game is just days away!

Anthony Carter

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

The latest updates from the Daily Norseman:

We've gotten to the lower 20s, as Chris covers #24 in Minnesota Vikings by the Numbers.

Luft Krigare points out that the preseason does have meaning, and tells us why.

Tashawn Bower and Eric Wilson made the PFF Preseason Week 1 Team of the Week.

Vikings news from elsewhere around the web:

From Vikings.com, Wobby opened the Monday Morning Mailbag, and they have a preview of Friday’s Vikings-Seahawks matchup. For videos, Wobby opened the Pick 6 Mailbag, and Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks looked at NFC North potential breakout players.

From ESPN, Dalvin Cook isn’t letting his chance go to waste as Latavius Murray is rehabbing.

News from the rest of the NFL and beyond:

Lions DE Kerry Hyder is done for the year with an achilles injury, per NFL.com.

Davonta Freeman, is in concussion protocol and will miss the team’s game against the Steelers, also from NFL.com. You’ll recall Freeman just inked huge contract extension.

We come to today's media selection.

Here’s a video to get you hyped up for the season, we’ve been football deprived for far too long.

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 Rocky Mountain Oysters.