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Thorsday Open Thread: August 31, 2017

San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Happy thirsty Thorsday, everyone!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Steven White (no, not Steven Wright. I was bummed when I saw it wasn't him, too) at the Mothership looks at why Tom Johnson is the Vikings' breakout player this season. Ummmmmm, I can't say I agree, but he gives reasons.

Chris is winding down Minnesota Vikings by the Numbers, as he covers #8.

From Ted, Zim Tzu needed a dress rehearsal, too.

Saxyprince posted Climbing the Pocket: Episode 32 [Dracarys].

Wludford brings us some Vikings pre-season hype! Also some predictions.

To the surprise of no one, MarkSP18 is already looking forward to the players we may be looking at in next year’s draft.

Luft Krigare looks at the PFF grades our offensive players have earned at the 34 point of the preseason. It’s PFF, bring a salt block.

Are you wondering what time the Vikings-Dolphins game starts, or which station it might be playing on, or even which radio stations you can tune in to hear the game? Well, look no further, Chris has ALL THE COVERAGE!

Vikings news from other sources:

Our offense’s less-than-stellar performance so far has Coach Zimmer considering an approach you don’t see very often, playing the starters, per the Strib.

In the media vault at, they have the season preview of Vikings karaoke, a preview of the NFC North from NFL Media, and more.

News from around the rest of the league:

From, the Steelers signed CB Joe Haden, who was just released by the Browns. Maybe he’ll be able to revive his career in a new environment.

Also from, Tony Romo says he ‘took a look’ at playing QB for the Jets. I’m guessing it didn’t take a very long look to make him change his mind, that team looks really really bad.

We come to our media selection.

Well, since it's the end of August, let's play a song by August. There are a couple NSFW words on this, fair warning.

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 knoephla soup.