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Horns, Swords and a Longship: July 8, 2016

It's Friday everybody!

This hat shall protect me against the sun!
This hat shall protect me against the sun!
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Kept it clean for the most part, let's continue that today!

Longship Log:

Adrian Peterson ended up #5 on the NFL Network's list of 100 Best Players in the NFL.

Chris took a look at the Titans and what they are bringing to the table in our week 1 match-up against them. I can only hope this year's week 1 goes better than last year's.

Around the Horns:

Vikings Territory: More Than Words is having an auction to support the donation of more money.

Vikings Journal: Joe Oberle discusses the Green Bay Packers and why they are the Vikings' biggest rival in the division. PurplePTSD also put up an article on the position battle at wide receiver.

1500ESPN: Andrew Krammer discusses the upcoming NFL Supplementary Draft.

Star Tribune: In an access Vikings article, the ST writers believe that CP84 needs to get the ball more in the gameplan.

Reddit: Teddy reflects on last season's division title. The Vikings will be seeking more than a half-million dollars worth of lawyers fees from Wells Fargo. The Vikings have announced tailgating rules for the new stadium.

Swords from the Opposing Horde:

Michael Bennett thinks other athletes can do more for kids.

It would appear the 2017 draft will be held in Philadelphia.

Norm Van Brocklin is (was?) not a huge fan of kickers.

Brett Favre has kind words for Derek Carr.

Minnesota Twins update:

The Twins appear to be coming out of their season-to-date stupor. With their 10-1 win over the Rangers yesterday, the Twins officially have a winning streak. Their series in Arlington continues today at 7:05 pm CT with Kyle Gibson pitching for the Twins.

With the All-Star Game coming next week for baseball, I thought it'd be worth it if we remember possibly the greatest defensive play ever in the All-Star Games.

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 dolphin brigade, & try the baked tapas!