A Fan’s Letter To Minnesota Vikings’ Rick Spielman

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Published: March 28, 2009

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... first Vikings' memory was kicking my mother inside the whom in 1987 when the Vikings opened their regular season with a win to the Detroit Lions. Man was I one exuberant leprechaun that day.

My tears, blood, and sweat are all purple. I enjoy every minute of Vikings' football. There isn't anything I would rather do on a Sunday but watch the purple and gold go head to head with the biggest names in sports.

I do everything I can to cheer my team on. I go to the games and shout at the top of my lungs when All-Day makes his seemingly routine 60-plus yard touchdown sprints. I lose my voice when Berrian ties the NFL record with a 99-yard touchdown catch. I go absolutely bonkers when Chester Taylor turns a five yard catch into twenty yards.

If simply cheering isn't enough, my walls are decorated in Vikings' paraphernalia and my on my bed, a 6 x 4.5 foot Minnesota Vikings fleece blanket lay. My PS3 even has a Minnesota Vikings skin on it.

The chair in the corner wh...

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