Sons of the Northmen! and all fans of Ragnarok! My brothers! I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. I see the doubts on the condition of Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin. I know the questions you would ask, for they are the questions on my mind, also. A year may come when our Vikings have a season when all plays come crashing down, and all they can score is field goals, but it is not this year! Fans may lose hope and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this year!
This year we will dominate! This year we shall be triumphant! For this will be the year of the purple reign! Know this all great Northmen, we were so close and near, so near were we to becoming world champions. But this year the Lombardi trophy is destined for Minnesota! This is the fiftieth year of the Vikings. Four times we were there at the Big Game and left empty-handed. But not this year!
I say to all of you, sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, I bid you stand! Fans of the North! Wear your purple and gold colors proudly! Shamelessly speak of Viking players statistics in public places! Wave your towels, and openly display your Vikings memorabilia!
To those who attend the games I say to you good people to cheer until you are hoarse! Overwhelm the visiting teams and out shout the home team when you attend the away games! Speak of the Super Bowl often and proclaim this the year the Minnesota Vikings will go to the new Dallas stadium and return victorious! Wear your jerseys and put on your paints, wigs, helmets, and armor (Viking armor of course)!
Let the mighty thunder of Ragnar’s chariot be heard throughout the land!
To you armchair quarterbacks I say to you to shout at the television when the referee makes a bad call, and when our beloved team scores, cheer so loudly that the neighbors several blocks away, hear it and report you for disturbing the peace!
To you who watch the games in the sports bars I say to you to make your presence known. Join with your fellow fans and let any other fan of an opposing team be terrified. Let them all quake from your shouts of triumph and let them be blinded by all the Purple pride. Drink your spirits, ales, and beer from a drinking horn and proclaim to all who enter, that this is Viking Country!
We have sixteen games to play! Emotions will be shaken, tears may be shed, household items may be broken, but hope is ever kindled! Let the quest for the ONE RING begin! The ring of the champions!
So come on Viking Fans, Believe, believe, believe! Believe that this is our year! Put away the images and feelings from last year and embrace hope!!! This is our team and we will be forever proud of our Minnesota Vikings! Let the horn sound in the North and let the season begin for this is the year of the Purple Reign!!!!!!