The Vikings arrive in New Orleans today for tomorrow evening’s NFC Championship Game against the New Orleans Saints. They practiced in anticipation of the noise for which “Who Dat Nation” is famous. I don’t think it’s quite possible to practice for this.
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SKOL IN SONG
In the hotel bar, after a dinner in an empty restaurant, I heard the sound of someone singing “Skol Vikings.” It was “Dennis,” from New York, wearing a Vikings sweatshirt even though he’s never lived in Minnesota a day in his life. He’s made his way to New Orleans, though, and is waiting for two friends from Philadelphia, who have agreed to be Vikings fans for the weekend.
Dennis didn’t stay in the bar long. The bartender, saying, “not in my bar,” tossed him out,and turned her attention back to the only two customers she had, before closing early. Business was slow.