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8 Things You Should Know About The Minnesota Vikings


Just about everyone knows that the Minnesota Vikings were founded in 1960 and have been one of the most successful NFL franchises never to win a Super Bowl after having played in four. Here are 8 things you did NOT know about them.

1. Nordic Tradition

The Vikings name is not only a reference to strength, but it’s a salute and shout-out to the Nordic tradition found in this Midwestern state. It’s also believed by many that the Vikings explored this far west over 1,000 years ago.

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