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Horns, Swords and a Longship: August 5, 2016

It's Day 7 of training camp, come here and get the good dishin'!

Do I go through you or over you....
Do I go through you or over you....
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Today's Horns, Swords and a Longship will be a little different, grouping-wise. We'll be starting with a round-the-internet round-up of training camp summaries, as many as I can find.

Training Camp Summaries:

Vikings Corner: Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6

NFC North Barroom: Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6

Purple Report: Day 4Day 5

Vikings Territory Walkthroughs Live Threads: Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6

Vikings Territory Practice Live Thread: Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6

Cold Omaha: Day 1Day 2, Day 3 offensive/defensive notebooks, Day 4 and 5

The Viking Age: Day 4Day 5Day 6

Daily Norseman: Day 5 videoDay 5 notesDay 6 notes

Pioneer Press: Day 6 notebook

Other Vikings news:

Daily Norseman: Members of the DN joined in on a roundtable discussion about camp thus far. Skol Girl has her list of "Mankato Musts" for all to peruse before your trips down to Vikings training camp. Coach Zimmer is a co-favorite for the title of NFL Coach of the Year. The Vikings are loaded with young talent (as all of us know!) The DN store has returned and has plenty of new gear for you to enjoy!

Vikings Territory: Austin Belisle takes a look into some of the most well-known Vikings fans. Adam Warwas scored an interview with Blair Walsh.

Vikings Journal: Joe Oberle discusses the current competition between Joe Berger and John Sullivan for the starting center position. The Vikings released their first offensive depth chart.

Reddit: Everson Griffen is awesome. Favre still remembers the Vikings. Diggs is kickin' ass and takin' names! Coach Zimmer was miked up at one of the practices, and that's just awesome. Zimmer was happy with someone's play. NFL Now needs to suck a lightning bolt. Adrian Peterson will be required to pay several game checks after a court overturned one of the rulings from his court case. The Vikings filled the last open spot on their roster with a running back. They have highlights for Adam ThielenXavier RhodesMyCole Pruitt, and interviews with TeddyTrae WaynesGeorge EdwardsMike Priefer, and yesterday's WobCast. They also have a prep article for Saturday's night practice, a feature on Trae Waynes, a feature on Joe Berger, a short take on yesterday's practice, and a little info about rookie tight end David Morgan.

NFL News:

I wrote an article on NFL players cutting their careers short.

Deadspin and Drew Magary is doing their usual A+ job with the "Why Your Team Sucks" articles, and it's the Bucs' turn to face the music.

Injury updates: The Ravens continued to be screwed over by the injury bug, losing their third-round pick to a broken ankle (likely for the year). The Seahawks lost two players to the same injury on consecutive plays, likely both suffering Achilles' injuries.

Matt Ryan was embarrassed by being the first QB this year to be intercepted by his offensive coordinator.

The Cowboys have checked in on Jash Freiman.

ESPN might actually be in huge trouble.

Minnesota Twins update:

The bullpen got their butts kicked yesterday and the Twins couldn't quite complete the sweep of the Tribe after losing 2-9. They travel to the Trop to face the Rays tonight at 6:10 CT.

As this is the last Friday before Vikings football returns, I think it's time we brought a little Miracle back to the heartland.

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
-This isn't a male version of The View, so leave the gender hatred at the door

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 splintered bunny feet.

Here's the Twitter feed for your enjoyment, try not to break it!