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Enjoy your Friday everybody.

Now which wide receiver do I throw a touchdown to....
Now which wide receiver do I throw a touchdown to....
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Made it to the end of another week folks, now enjoy your Friday and the weekend!

Longship Log:

Todd McShay put out his latest 2-round mock draft.

Mark has his latest mock out.

Ted wrote the latest edition of the DN mailbag.

Around the Horns:

Vikings Journal: Zimmer has thrown down a gauntlet to the Vikings' offense. For those bored at work, they've got mock drafts for you to run on your own. Offensive line v. wide receiver is a question Vikings fans have another month before they find the answer to.

1500ESPN: Mike Zimmer is a breath of fresh air with his candid remarks. Everson Griffen and Anthony Barr are among a number of players who are indispensable to the Vikings.

Star Tribune: How will the new rule changes affect the Vikings? Cordarrelle Patterson still has a chance at wide receiver according to Sid Hartman. The Vikings are still in contact with Chad Greenway about a return.

Battle news from the heathen:

In what I can only assume is a god-given gift, Aaron Rodgers appears to have seen a UFO in 2005.

RGIII signed with the Browns. The Pats have signed WR Nate Washington to a one-year deal.

The 49ers apparently skipped three months of rent on Levi's Stadium.

Kevin Turner, former fullback for the Eagles and Patriots, has died from ALS.

Minnesota Sports update:

The Minnesota Wild are still kicking in the Western Conference playoff race, and they have taken a three-point lead over the Colorado Avalanche after the Wild's 6-2 win over the Calgary Flames last night and with Colorado's loss to the Flyers. The Wild received a first-period hat trick from Zach Parise in the victory, and won handily despite being outshot by Calgary. The Wild return to the ice for possibly their biggest game yet, a Saturday afternoon game in Colorado against the Aves. Puck drop is at 2:00 p.m. CT.

The Twins had a rather handy victory of their own yesterday, defeating the Miami Marlins 8-4. Oswaldo Arcia hit two home runs and Danny Santana tripled and drove in two runs. The Twins return to action this afternoon against the Tampa Bay Rays; first pitch is at 12:05 CT.

Unless Brad wants to edit in a video, we'll go without a video today.

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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 Thor, & try the popsicles.