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Horns, Swords and a Longship: December 30, 2016

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It’s a few days early, but I’m not posting a thread on New Year’s so I don’t care.

Longship Log:

Teddy Bridgewater is still pretty meaningful to his Vikings teammates.

Around the Horns:

Purple for the Win has their newest podcast out.

The Purple Journal Podcast interviewed Chris Kluwe in their most recent episode.

Matthew Coller sees things in Rex Ryan’s stint with the Bills for Mike Zimmer to take into account. Coller also questions how many wins the Vikings would have gotten if they hadn’t traded for Sam Bradford.

Here’s a potential blueprint for Minnesota’s offseason.

PFF maps out how the Vikings can win the North in 2017.

The Vikings added a receiver to the practice squad.

Swords from the Opposing Horde:

In case you haven’t been depressed enough this holiday season, here’s PFF’s offensive line grades from every team.

Sam Renner of PFF believes the Colts have just wasted the best season of Andrew Luck’s career.

Football Outsiders has named their 2016 NFL MVP.

Nick Saban is pretty emphatic about what happens whenever he hears from an NFL team.

ESPN had a tough year this year hosting Monday Night Football.

Minnesota Sports Update:

Well, it was ugly as sin, but the Minnesota Wild got it done. They beat the New York Islanders 6-4 to push their franchise-record winning streak to 12 games, set a home winning record of eight games, and set up a massive game on Saturday against the Blue Jackets, who are on a 14-game winning streak of their own. Puck drops at 5:00 p.m. CT. #LGW!

The Minnesota Timberwolves return to action today against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Wolves dropped Wednesday’s game against the Denver Nuggets in a 103-105 heartbreaker that wasted KAT’s first-ever triple double. Tipoff for today’s game is at 7:00 p.m. CT.

Gone Fishin’ used the Episode IV music on Wednesday, so here’s some of the best music from my personal favorite of the original triolgy, Episode VI. RIP C-Fish.

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With that, the disco light is down and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don't forget to tip your local dolphin brigade, & try the freshly amputated snowman noses.