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Horns, Swords and a Longship: Friday the 13th, May 2016

Enjoy your Friday everyone, it should be a spooky one!

Everyone okay with me bringing back the ponytail for men?
Everyone okay with me bringing back the ponytail for men?
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Nothing quite like last-minute paper writing for college, am I right?

Longship Log:

In its benevolence, the NFL has graciously decided to allow Moritz Böhringer to spell his name correctly in German on his uniform. Because apparently you need a special waiver from them to do that.

Anthony Barr and Harrison Smith comprise the other pairing of the quartet of Vikings listed on this year's PFF Top 101 players of 2015.

Find a date everyone, because the date of Super Bowl LII has been set!

Laquon Treadwell, the final unsigned 2016 Vikings draft pick, has set ink to contract, finalizing the signing for the Vikings' draft class.

Our Benevolent Ruler has an announcement about one of Moritz Böhringer's nicknames.

Around the Horns:

Vikings Journal: They have an article on the recent Mike Zimmer film festival. Another article believes that the Vikings will need to be scouring the wires for a few pickups after the June 1st roster cuts go into effect.

Vikings Territory: They have a feature on new Vikings offensive lineman Willie Beavers. The QotW is how soon the Vikings could be winning a Super Bowl. They have an article on the drop of new Vikings safety Jayron Kearse and his hopes for making this year's roster. They also have the 131st episode of the Purple Podcast. There's a feature on the recent photos of this year's draft class set against old-school (literally) laser backgrounds.

Swords from the opposing Horde:

The NFL is working to upgrade its usage of Youtube for videos.

The Packers are waving goodbye to longtime fullback and human lunchpail John Kuhn.

The Bucs' 2016 second round pick has never kicked in weather below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Jared Goff was apparently a big favorite of the Browns.

ESPN's got a nice feature on ex-Pats wide receiver Reche Caldwell.

Jon Gruden's addicted to watching football.

Minnesota Twins update:

They play tonight at 6:10 pm (CT) with Ricky Nolasco taking the hill trying to will the Twins to a win. At this point it's really more about guessing by how many runs they'll lose by. Taking all bets!

For the final "video" of the week we'll delve into an old radio show favorite of mine. Hope you enjoy it everyone!

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 disco light is down and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don't forget to tip your local police officer, & try the fried brains!