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Is there a curse on the Minnesota Vikings?

I've heard people say it... I've seen it referred to in print... but I've never heard anything completely explained.  I did a Interweb search and came up with an article related to the Los Angeles Rams and their 'Vikings Curse' which ended in 1978 with a win.  Has anyone heard of a curse on the Minnesota Vikings?  It's origin?  etc...

Here are some of the other interesting curses I found:

Tampa Bay curse

The Tampa Bay Curse is a sports hex that affects NFL teams that lose to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. No team that has lost to Tampa Bay during the regular season has gone on to win the Super Bowl in the same season. Tampa Bay is one of only two NFL team to hold that distinction, and through 2008, it is still active.

Buffalo sports curse

The Buffalo curse is a mythical explanation for Buffalo’s inability to win a Super Bowl, Stanley Cup, or, during the residency of the Buffalo Braves, an NBA championship.[9] Those who believe in the Buffalo curse [10] cite as examples the four consecutive Super Bowl losses by the Buffalo Bills from 1990-1993 (and their failure to even reach the playoffs since 1999)

Cardinals football curse

Main article: 1925 NFL Championship controversy

The Cardinals NFL franchise is allegedly suffering a curse [12] by the citizens of Pottsville, Pennsylvania for undeservedly claiming the 1925 NFL championship from the Pottsville Maroons who were stripped of their title by the NFL in one of the greatest controversies in sports history. The curse will supposedly only be lifted when the championship is returned to Pottsville and to the correct shade of red team. The Cardinals team holds the NFL record for the longest championship drought which ended in the 2008-2009 season by hosting the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship Game. However, Arizona did lose Super Bowl XLIII to another Pennsylvania team: the Pittsburgh Steelers (Whose founder Art Rooney supported Pottsville's claim to the title). The franchise also leads the NFL in the total number of losses.

Cleveland sports curse

Main article: Curse of Rocky Colavito

There is an alleged curse on the city of Cleveland, Ohio that prevents them from winning a major sports championship. To this date, it has been arguably the biggest sports championship drought in any U.S. city. The last Cleveland title came in 1964 when the Browns won the NFL Championship.

The Jets' merger curse

At the conclusion of the 1968 football season in January 1969, the New York Jets defeated the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. This was the first time that a team from the American Football League (AFL) defeated a team from the National Football League (NFL) for a championship. The outcome of the game damaged the pride of the NFL. The Jets won a second straight AFL Eastern Division title in the 1969 season, but failed to reach the Super Bowl.

Curse of Bobby Layne

In 1958, the Detroit Lions traded quarterback Bobby Layne to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Layne responded to the trade by supposedly saying that the Lions would "not win for 50 years," although it has never been officially confirmed.[18]

It has been more than 50 years since the trade, and indeed the Lions have not won a championship in that time. In 2008, the fiftieth anniversary of the trade, the Lions posted the worst season in NFL history at 0-16/  In the half-century since the Layne trade. the Lions have accumulated the worst winning percentage of any team in the NFL. Detroit is one of only three franchises to have been in the NFL since 1970 without appearing in a Super Bowl.

and others...

So what do you think?  Is there a curse on the Minnesota Vikings??

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