23 January 2010

To the Vikes: Yikes!

The other night I was driving home listening to the sports yakkers out of Chicago and they played a song Minneapolis native and former pop music influence Prince, or Symbol, or whatever his name is now, wrote for his hometown Vikings, who are playing the Saints for the NFC Championship and a shot at the Super Bowl. Wanna hear it? Here 'tis:

How's that for a fast paced football rally song? If I'm a Vikings fan, I'm reaching for my airsick bag right now. If you want to sing along, here's the lyrics:

the veil of the sky draws open

the roar of the chariots touch down
we r the ones who have now come again
and walk upon water like solid ground
as we approach the throne we won't bow down
this time we won't b denied

raise every voice and let it b known
in the name of the purple and gold

we come in the name of the purple and gold
all of the odds r in r favor
no prediction 2 bold
we r the truth if the truth can b told
long reign the purple and gold

the eyes say ready 4 battle
no need 4 sword in hand
we r all amped up like a rock n roll band
ready 2 celebrate every score
ready 2 fight the elegant war
ready 2 hear the crowd roar

that's what we came 4
and so much more
in the name of the purple and gold

r spirits may b tired
r bodies may b worn
but since this day is r destiny
r history that's y we must b
4ever strong as the wind that blows the Vikings' horn
in the name of the purple and gold

When I heard the song, I was reminded of this little ditty:

Россия — священная наша держава,

Россия — любимая наша страна.
Могучая воля, великая слава —
in the name of the purple and gold!

Now, the Russian (ex-Soviet, but with rewritten lyrics, and soon to have a club/electronica beat) might be a fine national anthem, but it isn't anything that's going to pump up a crowd at your basic NFL tilt.

I dunno. I think if the Vikings get to the playoffs anytime soon and Prince wants to write another rally song, I suggest declining-politely-and sticking with the old fight song. It's shorter, faster, and a lot less annoying.

 Believe me-you have Brett Favre on your team. You need to trim some annoying from wherever else you can in the Minnesota Vikings football experience to compensate for him and his antics.

I can't rag on Favre too much-after all, he DID feed 10,000 Viking fans with just two sardines and a bag of pretzels. He also visited a cancer ward at the Mayo Clinic, laid hands on everyone there, and caused them to be healed. And I believe he was out on a boat on Lake Minnetonka with his offensive line. There came up a big storm which tossed the boat around. The big linesmen were all scared, but Favre stood up, rebuked the waves, and caused them to be still. He will also walk on the Mississippi River on the way to the game.

Brett Favre. Jesus Christ. One and the same if you listen to the sports media.

Go N'awlins! Who Dat? Who Dat? Who Dat Say Dey Gonna Beat Dem Saints?

yankeedog out.


  1. At least it was more productive than the last team boat trip the Vikings took on Lake Minnetonka.

    For some reason that name makes me think of miniaturized toy dumptrucks.

  2. I think I prefer Tom Lehrer's club song for Harvard.