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Tuesday Open Thread: July 27, 2021

I made it back allive

Minnesota Vikings v Pittsburgh Steelers Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images

Merry Tuesday, everyone!

Alright, I made it back from WalMart the State Fair. We had a great time, the weather was beautiful, about 102 degrees. We started the day off with a trip to the Roosevelt Zoo in Minot, which I have to say, is a very impressive zoo. It’s not huge, but it’s really nice, and it has a lot of animals one would not expect to see when you go to a zoo in a smaller city. Hats off to them, they have a tremendous place. We left the zoo, and spent the rest of the day at the state fair, doing state fair things. We rode rides, won some stuffed animals, and ate food that is far more unhealthy than a human should consume. In other words, we had fun. I’d hate to see my cholesterol today.

It looks like I missed a thing or two during my day away. The Vikings signed a wide receiver, and Gravy City has secured their QB for the 2021 season. We’ll discuss in more detail below.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

The Vikings signed their three remaining draft picks, per Chris.

The Vikings placed K Riley Patterson on the physically unable to perform list, from Chris.

The Vikings waive Jaylen Twyman to make room for Dede Westbrook.

Other Vikings/NFL news and random oddities and annoyances:

It looks like this season of The Real Red-Headed Step Children of Green Bay is about to wrap up. According to SI, A-a-ron Rodgers will be returning to Green Bay for the 2021 season, which will come as a surprise to nobody.

From NFL.com, The Team With No Name has agreed to terms with DL Jonathan Allen on a four-year, $72M deal.

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. Welcome aboard! Belly up & tie one one, don’t forget to tip the cows, and try the head cheese.