With Brett Favre news, or a lack thereof, sill dominating the Vikings landscape, now marks the perfect time to look back into Viking history.
Today’s lesson: the craziest Vikings to have ever played the game.
Every team needs at least one, the one guy who doesn’t care what the media or public thinks of him. They draw the attention and accolades for their on-and off-field actions.
Doing things that could only be loved by their own fans are what these players are known for. They’re not always positive and they don’t usually follow the rules on the field; and that is what makes them great.
An endless source of entertainment, these players were and are some of the top players of their time and they made sure everyone else knew about it.
Their actions have carved out a special place in Viking lore.
When looking back on these players, one can feel only love, and maybe a little bitterness in one case. Don’t expect to find any love-boats or “original whizzinators” here, only some love for Viking players who have made the team fun to watch and be a part of.
Some things to remember about this list: It’s completely subjective! I want to hear your feedback on this. Did I leave anyone out? Disagree with one of my picks? Let it be known. I also avoided players who were just plain insane, otherwise this list would have just been the “Steal of the Draft” Onterrio Smith four times.
I hope you enjoy looking over this short list and hopefully it will serve as a brief distraction from the Brett Favre saga.