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Horns, Swords, and Longships: February 12, 2016

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Dirty Harry at the Pro Bowl, baby!
Dirty Harry at the Pro Bowl, baby!
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It's a new Friday and a new title for the Open Thread. We'll see how it works.

Longship Log:

Just where should Baylor WR Corey Coleman be drafted? And is he a fit for the Vikings? Let Arif spell it out for you.

On the surface (and even digging down into the crust), the Vikings will have an easier schedule next season than this recently concluded one.

Around the Horns:

Vikings Journal: Time to put to bed the idea that coaches don't matter. Defense does in fact win championships.

Vikings Territory: They're giving away some Vikings schwag. You do need to enter this contest in order to win the prize! In their Question of the Week, which players should the Vikings be avoiding in the first round of the Draft? They also have their "5 Free Agents I want the Vikings to sign" Purple FTW podcast out.

1500ESPN: Sports Over Beers and the Purple Podcast both have their newest podcast episodes out. The Vikings moving indoors may push Teddy's career with the Vikings to new heights.

Bleacher Report conglomeration: Darth Rick's excited for Teddy's future. Surprisingly, someone actually misses the Metrodome. 3 former Golden Gophers have received their invitations to this year's NFL Combine. Tony Dungy credits his time with the Vikings as helping him to become a HOF coach with the Bucs and Colts.

Reddit: Teddy GOATwater getting some love on NFL Network and Darth Rick had a chat with Mike Florio.

Battle News from the NFL:

Justin Tuck will be signing a one-day contract with the Giants and then retire.

The Oakland Raiders have signed a one-year contract with O.co Colosseum for the 2016 season.

Vontaze Burfict's three-game suspension has been upheld.

The Panthers have voided the contracts of Jericho Cotchery and Roman Harper. They will become free agents in March. In other contract news, the Raiders have re-signed safety Nate Allen, and the Seahawks have signed CFL WR Jeff Fuller.

It sounds like the HOF voters blocked Terrell Owens from entering the Hall of Fame due to him being a disruptive jackwagon.

For our video this week, we're goin' with old-school Key and Peele (possibly before they were in fact Key and Peele).

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

-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-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 potentially get someone fired or in serious trouble at their place of employment
-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 swords are sharp and the mead is flowing. Belly up & grab a horned helmet. Don't forget to tip your Helga, & try the Skolmead.