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Watch Vikings play Packers in new stadium, courtesy of 'Madden 16'

The Vikings’ new stadium won’t be hosting its first game until next fall, but owners of the new edition of a popular football video game can get a virtual tour. “Madden 16” -- to be released on Aug. 25 but playable now by those with an Xbox One and subscription to EA Access -- allows gamers to play inside U.S. Bank Stadium in certain modes. A video released shows the Vikings playing the Packers in a sparkling new setting.

The future site of Super Bowl LII features a multi-faceted, sloped roof and giant moveable windows on its side, all visible in the game.

The Vikings are playing their final season at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium this fall.

Eight minutes of Percy Harvin with Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless

The ESPN morning debate slugfest, First Take, is visiting NFL training camps. And Wednesday morning that meant an eight-minute sit-down for Percy Harvin with Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless, who shelved disagreement to let Harvin talk. (Molly Qerim, a newcomer to the crew, is the fourth person on the set.)

The former Vikings first-round draft choice, now in Buffalo by way of Seattle and the New York Jets, spent much of his time talking about his less-than-happy times (despite being on a Super Bowl-winning team) in Seattle. His time there included a fight with Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin that was said to have led to his departure in 2014.

"In Seattle a lot of the receivers kind of kind of took me as a threat rather than accepted me as a teammate," Harvin said, adding: "After seeing some of the comments that were made in the media, it was like, 'Hey guys, I'm here to ball with you guys, to take us to the next level.' Guys looked at themselves like they were already established and didn't need any help."

Happier, so far, in Buffalo, Harvin told the First Take crew: "Where I'm at in my career right now, I'm  just anxious to get back to how I was playing in Minnesota and take it to another level."

Harvin went on speculate about the reasons for his reputation around the NFL.

And, by the way, Harvin thinks he hasn't slowed that from his Vikings years. "The hip is something that bothered me back to my Minnesota days. ... My explosion is at an all-time high now."

Here's the entire interview:

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Local Schedule

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  • Live racing

    6:30pm

  • Saints at Kansas City

    7:05pm on 1220-AM

  • Houston at Twins

    7:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Live racing

    4pm

  • Vikings at Dallas

    6pm on 100.3/1130

  • Houston at Twins

    6:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Saints at Kansas City

    7:05pm on 105.1-FM

  • Live racing

    12:45pm

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    1:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Phoenix at Lynx

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  • Saints at Kansas City

    7:05pm on 1220-AM

  • Gary at Saints

    7:05pm on 1220-AM

  • Chicago White Sox at Twins

    7:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Indy at Minnesota United FC

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  • Gary at Saints

    7:05pm on 1220-AM

  • Chicago White Sox at Twins

    7:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Chicago White Sox at Twins

    12:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Live racing

    6:30pm

  • Vikings at Tennessee

    7pm on 100.3/1130

  • Gary at Saints

    7:05pm on 1220-AM

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    0

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    Detroit

     

    - F

    2

    0

  • Toronto

    Texas

     

    - F

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    4

  • Baltimore

    Kansas City

     

    - F

    3

    5

  • Chicago Cubs

    San Francisco

     

    - F

    1

    9

  • NY Mets

    Philadelphia

     

    - F

    9

    5

  • San Diego

    Washington

     

    - F

    2

    4

  • Pittsburgh

    Miami

     

    - F

    2

    1

  • Minnesota

    Tampa Bay

     

    - F

    4

    5

  • Seattle

    Chicago White Sox

     

    - F

    2

    4

  • St. Louis

    Arizona

     

    - F

    5

    3

  • Phoenix

    Connecticut

     

    - F

    81

    80

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