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:
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!
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.
Vikings.com: They have highlights for Adam Thielen, Xavier Rhodes, MyCole Pruitt, and interviews with Teddy, Trae Waynes, George Edwards, Mike 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.
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.