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    The Vikings Curse

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Vikings#Curses

    I've never heard of this before but it makes for an interesting read. This is from Wikipedia, the free internet encyclopedia:

    The Vikings, even though they are a very successful franchise, are faced with championship futility, much like the Chicago Cubs, the Toronto Maple Leafs and many other successful franchises in other sports. Many attribute their futilities to "curses", such as the Cubs' Billy Goat curse. The Vikings have the more esoteric runestone curse, named for the Kensington Runestone, claimed to be Viking in origin, which was found near Alexandria, Minnesota. Legend has it that the runestone predicts the fate of the Minnesota Vikings in the future.
    22 Norwegians on
    discovery voyage from
    Vinland over (the) west we
    had camp by 2 skerries one
    days journey north from this stone
    we were and fishe(ed) one day after
    we came home found 10 men red
    with blood and dead.

    The 22 Norwegians in this reference are a reference to the 22 players that play on a starting offense and defense on an NFL football team.[citation needed] The 10 dead are usually a reference to a massive group of injuries or an offense or defense that plays sub par.[citation needed]

    They also have the 0 for 4 Curse. They have played in four Super Bowls, but have won none. Thus the state of Minnesota has both "Gophers" and "O-fers".
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    Re: The Vikings Curse

    I dont believe into these sports curses. They dont exist, its just a bunch of bad luck and coincidences. :evil: Thats all.
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    Re: The Vikings Curse

    Yeah, I don't know if I believe in all of that. I mean, afterall the Red Sox did win the World Series....even though it took 86 years!

    I get the most pissed off looks from people with my VKG 4 LFE Wisconsin license plate, and I LOVE IT!!

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    Re: The Vikings Curse

    How about the Cubs and the goat?

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    Re: The Vikings Curse

    The curse of Hershal Walker is what it is.

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    Re: The Vikings Curse

    The curse of Hershal Walker is what it is.

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    "ThePurpleCow" wrote:
    The curse of Hershal Walker is what it is.
    that was the worst move ever.

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    "VKG4LFE" wrote:
    Yeah, I don't know if I believe in all of that. I mean, afterall the Red Sox did win the World Series....even though it took 86 years!
    AND NOW IT'S OUR F'N TURN!!! :evil:
    BANNED OR DEAD...I'LL TAKE EITHER ONE

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    Re: The Vikings Curse

    I saw this earlier this year when I was looking at the Poison Pill entry in wikipedia. I had never heard of it before then.

    But if you google it, you find it referenced in a surprising number of places...
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    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    "cajunvike" wrote:
    "VKG4LFE" wrote:
    Yeah, I don't know if I believe in all of that. I mean, afterall the Red Sox did win the World Series....even though it took 86 years!
    AND NOW IT'S OUR F'N TURN!!! evil
    We got Walker and gave the Cowboys 3 super bowls

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