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Wednesday Open Thread: July 24, 2019

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Training camp is only a couple days away.....

NFL: Minnesota Vikings-Minicamp Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Hey, training camp is just around the corner. I’m looking forward to having some real football news to report. The ‘pot-laced cake at the nurses’ station’ stories are fun and all, but I do miss sharing stories about football players doing football things.

Sorry I’ve been away for a bit, it’s been a combo of a few things that just all happened at once. Many thanks to Rob for covering, and to everyone else who’s covered, I owe you all a few ice cold.........somethings. I’ll have water or coffee.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Luft Krigare shared Skoldiers - 046, they recap defense and special teams.

Get your Vikings Training Camp bingo card! Get one from Ted before they’re gone!

Holton Hill has been suspended by the NFL for four games..........again, per Chris.

Other NFL news, other sports news, and random oddities and annoyances:

HOLY $%#*, Sano just rocked one. If you weren’t watching tonight’s game (last night’s game by the time you read this), you should go look for a replay of the shot Sano hit in the 4th. He friggin’ destroyed that ball. I’ll try to find a link before I shut down. Wow. Sure is fun to watch the Twins beat up on the Yankees.

Sigh. Okay, so I’m going to post this story with the hopes that we can all refrain from getting ignorant. From ESPN, Adrian Peterson is......broke, per his lawyer, who says he trusted the wrong people. I’ve always been, and still am, a big fan of AD. For several years, he was one of the few bright spots on the team, and gave fans a reason to watch. I hate to see guys who may not normally have an opportunity, blow that opportunity to give themselves, and their families, a comfortable life. I think it sucks that people take advantage of these guys, and I think it sucks that these guys don’t make better decisions. We don’t really know what happened, or how AD managed to squander that huge amount of money that he made, but I’m guessing we’ll hear more in the near future.

From the Sporting News, WR Allen Hurns has been released by the Cowboys.

We come to today’s media selection:

How ‘bout a little Metallica to get the blood pumping? Enjoy!

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:
-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-Leave the gender hatred at the door
-Keep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)
-Speaking of which, if discussing a newer show or movie, please use spoiler tags\
-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 tip the cows, and try keeping your hands off the waitress.