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Wednesday Open Thread: August 12, 2020

Everyone enjoying the new comment system?

Viking Longship On The Water Image by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Merry Wednesday, y’all!

How’s the new comment system working? I didn’t get a chance to log on yesterday, so today will be my first exposure to the new system, other than what I saw in the tutorial. @I can’t wait to try it out@. It had better not interrupt the important work we do here. You know, discussing beer, laying our 2-year-olds down for naps, etc. As long as we all remember to blame Ponder, it should work out alright.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Wludford shares some Vikings OL news and chit-chat.

SB Nation announced the launch of the new format after an earlier announcement that it was on the way.

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

From, DT Mike Daniels signed a one-year deal with the Bengals worth up to $2.7 million. Also from, the NFL lifted its ban on tryouts, but kept health-related limits in place.

From ESPN, Bill Barnwell mentions the Packers and Seahawks among teams that are most likely to decline. I don’t agree with the Seahawks being in there, I have no problem with the rest.

From FoxNews, more ugly details have emerged regarding Derrius Guice and the incidents that led to his arrest.

We come to today’s media selection:

Here’s a video of highlights from the Vikings 2019-20 season. Enjoy!

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:

-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-Take the gender hatred elsewhere, it won’t be tolerated
-Keep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)
-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 wash your hands, touch each other’s faces often, and try the finger food