Skol Vikings!

Okay, this bit made me laugh:

Minnesota was up 6-3 with 1:49 left in the first quarter when I glanced at my watch. It was 4:45 p.m. PT. The three boys from the Gopher State had been taking full advantage of the domestic draft specials and were already singing the “Skol, Vikings” song.

I have myself been in a California bar on a Monday night, wearing the purple and singing “Skol Vikings” following a touchdown. This alarmed a few of the 49ers fans in the vicinity, who were apparently unaware of the musical aspects of supporting a Scandihoovian sports team. My favorite, however, was getting a call in the middle of a game from the White Buffalo from Colorado or Connecticut or wherever and hearing what sounded like the entire bar singing “Vikings, Vikings” along with him. They weren’t Vikings fans, but they were so impressed to learn a) the Vikings have more than one song, and, b) WB knew all the words to both, that they insisted on learning them.

There is also, of course, “Row, Vikings” written by Denny Green his own bad leather-loving self, but it’s hopelessly lame. You can’t fully grok the intergalactic lameness until you’ve heard it while watching the Vikings cheerleaders pretending to row a longboat.

Speaking of the Vikings cheerleaders, has there ever been a bigger waste of a theme? Why they don’t have them in wolf furs, braids, iron and leather, I’ll never know.