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Horns, Swords and a Longship: June 10, 2016

Enjoy graduation season everyone!

Fresh four baby!
Fresh four baby!
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Longship Log:

The Vikings are building the NFL's next great defense according to Doug Farrar.

Who is your most irreplaceable player on the Vikings offense?

Around the Horns:

Vikings Journal: Alex Boone is exactly what our offensive line needs-a healthy dose of crazy, physicality, and drive to be the best. For whatever reason, PurplePTSD thinks there's already reason to be worrying about Laquon Treadwell. Here's a nice look at what seventh-round pick Stephen Weatherly brings to the table.

Vikings Territory: They're having their annual sell-out for sponsorship through the #Morethanwords campaign. They've also got the newest episode of their podcast. The Vikings want Trae Waynes to win the job opposite Xavier Rhodes this offseason, and they're pushing him hard to be ready. Episode 8 of the Sportswriters roundtable has a section on the Vikings' recent extension of Harrison Smith.

Reddit: Teddy was a stud inside of 2:00 minutes last year. We have a take on Jayron Kearse and his entrance into NFL OTA's. There's also three final observations from what I believe is the final OTA session of the summer.

Swords from the opposing horde:

The Saints lose a DE to a torn ACL. The Patriots lost a tight end, also to a torn ACL.

Top overall pick Jared Goff signed his contract with the Rams yesterday.

The NFL has mandated that the coin now has to flip on coin tosses.

Roddy White wants to win now.

A Bucs tight end appears to be struggling to connect with the new coach.

Minnesota Twins update:

They blew up spectacularly in the seventh inning yesterday and lost 10-3. They return to action tonight at 7:10 against the Red Sox. Wooo.

I thought I'd go with a nice, calming video for today. You're welcome.

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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 minced taco shells!