Thursday, March 16, 2006

Exclusive: First look at Vikings' new unis

As a native Minnesotan, I applaud new Vikings owner Zygi Wilf for his already extensive efforts to hose off the foul, greasy residue of disappointment that has coated the franchise since Bud Grant turned the keys over to Jerry Burns. Kicking Mike Tice's ass all the way to Florida with one foot and Daunte Culpepper's with the other made clear to one and all that the new boss was most definitely not the same as the old boss.

When Wilf arrived in the Gopher State, there were a lot of changes that needed to be made. The inmates were running the asylum. The stadium was a dump. Megan's Law was on the books. Hell, the only thing that didn't need changing was the Vikings' classic uniforms.

Well, a new broom always sweeps clean, and now Zygmunt is going ahead and changing the uniforms, too. It's his team, and he can do what he wants with it, so you're not going to catch me criticizing him. Besides, as purty as the current duds are, they've gone without a major revision through four lost Super Bowls and three lost NFC title games. Perhaps a change really is in order.

The team won't say what it's whipping up, but rumors are flying that the new getups will include an all-purple option, cashing in on the monochromatic craze. Down and Distance has seen the new uniforms, and can confirm that this is indeed the case. The Minnesota Vikings' new home uniforms can be seen here, and the road unis are here.

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