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    Why Purple, Gold, and White?

    I saw this question posed on another Vikings chat and no one seemed to know the answer. "Why did the Vikings choose purple and gold as their team colors?
    Anyone here have a clue as to the reason. I did a "Google" search but couldn't come up with anything much.
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    Re: Why Purple, Gold, and White?

    Because the other colors were already taken.
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    Re: Why Purple, Gold, and White?

    I had never thought about it before.

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    Re: Why Purple, Gold, and White?

    Best explanation I've heard is this:
    I never heard anyone actually say this, but for some reason I always just assumed that they were trying to stay consistent with the color the Minneapolis Lakers (before they moved to L.A.) were using.
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    Re: Why Purple, Gold, and White?

    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    Best explanation I've heard is this:
    I never heard anyone actually say this, but for some reason I always just assumed that they were trying to stay consistent with the color the Minneapolis Lakers (before they moved to L.A.) were using.
    I thought the MPLS Lakers wore blue?

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    Re: Why Purple, Gold, and White?

    Maybe something to do with the Finnish wearing purple for St. Urho's day?

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    Re: Why Purple, Gold, and White?

    I don't know, but I know why the packers chose there colors:
    Green And Yellow
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    Re: Why Purple, Gold, and White?

    Do they need to have a reason?

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    Re: Why Purple, Gold, and White?


    i hate the idea of dieing before another winning season

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    Re: Why Purple, Gold, and White?

    Nobody has the answer to this?
    What a bunch of fair weather fans.
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