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Wednesday Open Thread: August 9, 2017

Hump daaaaayyyyyy!

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Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Hey, we get to see our beloved Vikings play football TOMORROW! We've almost made it.......just one more day.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris shared your Minnesota Vikings full preseason broadcast schedule.

Chris is closing out the 30s as he looks at number 30 in Minnesota Vikings by the Numbers.

I mentioned this up in the words that nobody reads yesterday, and Luft Krigare also opined on Matt Kalil's little backhanded comment about the team. I should try this with my boss if he ever has a problem with my work, just tell him that he doesn't demand excellence, so it's actually HIS fault I didn't do something right. If it happens, I'll let you know how it goes. I'd have to suck at my job as bad as Kalil sucked at his job here though, so I'm guessing it won't happen.

Skelly10 has an update from yesterday’s training camp.

Vikings news from other sources:

Ben Goessling at the Strib (almost typed ESPN by habit) says Datone Jones is finding his sweet spot with the Vikings.

From, here’s Mike Zimmer’s press conference from yesterday, a “best of” highlight reel from this year’s Vikings training camp, and lots of other videos in the media vault.

News from around the rest of the NFL:

The Packers have cut Letroy Guion, per CBS Sports. Letroy Guion’s heartwarming journey to Cheeseland ended after Guion was arrested........again, this time for a DUI. It'll be interesting to see their moves to fill the position, as Montravius Adams is out indefinitely (story from ESPN) following last week's foot surgery.

We come to our media selection:

Hey, many thanks to southparkskolman for today's selection. This is some great stuff from Charlie Parr.

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 liver & onions.