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Horns, Swords, and a Longship: May 20, 2016

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Let's get this Friday going!

Let's send these Giants back where they came from, eh?
Let's send these Giants back where they came from, eh?
Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

It's once again time for another Friday, so I hope you all enjoy yourselves today.

Longship Log:

LInval Joseph and Dirty Harry count themselves among the 100 best players in the NFL.

Anthony Barr is starting a new foundation for single mothers to go to college.

Around the Horns:

Vikings.com: The Vikings had a good offseason according to NFL.com; Something to learn about new Vikings linebacker Jake Ganus; Bud Grant's garage sale once again drew Vikings fans from around the state, looking for a piece of Vikings memorabilia or history; the locker rooms at U.S. Bank Stadium are nearly completed; Laquon Treadwell went on the Jim Rome show.

Vikings Journal: Vikesgeek says that it's time for Zimmer to exert control over the Vikings' offense; what kind of effect do the passing game and running game of a team have on each other is a question asked by Matt Fries; there's an article in defense of Cordarrelle Patterson; ESPN fuels a rivalry with their incorrect posting about who won the North in 2015.

Vikings Territory: It's on Zimmer to get CP84 to succeed; Mackensie Alexander is welcomed to the NFL; In this week's Question of the Week, the VT writers make one bold prediction about this year's Vikings season.

1500ESPN.com: They sum up what we've learned about rookie OL Willie Beavers; Patrick Reusse apparently has a podcast now and they're already on their third episode; the Purple Podcast has their 132nd episode posted; there's a Sportswriters Roundtable where they talk about why people should be optimistic about the Vikings.

Reddit.com: Antoine Winfield is one of the best run defenders ever graded by PFF; Anthony Barr sees Linval Joseph as the best player on the Vikings; NFL Spinzone has five reasons why the Vikings will win the North again this year.

Swords from the opposing horde:

It appears as though the NFL will be moving the Pro Bowl from Hawaii to Orlando in 2017.

Rookie Jags DB Jalen Ramsey could either miss 4-6 weeks or 4-6 months depending on what treatment is required for his torn meniscus.

The Cowboys could be hosting the 2018 draft in their new facilities.

Minnesota Twins update:

They lost again, this time in 11 innings (2-3) to the Blue Jays at Target Field. What else is new. They play again tonight at 7:10 CT with Duffey pitching against Aaron Sanchez. How will the Twins lose this game?

We haven't had a highlight package in a while, so here's a highlight package about our defense this year. Enjoy!

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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 police officer, & try the skewered goat!