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Dekay
03-24-2010, 12:36 PM
I was in doubt of what to name this thread.

This thing has bothered me for a long time during our homegames. I dont want to impose a dresscode or such, but to be honest I dont see a very good support on the side except from the good and loud noise in the dome.

This picture is from a local Stockholmian icehockeyteam. I can admit it is only supporter from teh same team in this section. We usually have it like that. Sections split in fans from different teams.

But before the game they hand out red t-shirt and thus creating the red sea of fans.

I would like us to wear purple, or have a local company print some small ad on a purple tee and hand out to fans in the dome and create a sea of purple. Imagine how imposing it would seem to the awayteam, and how it would heighten our teams spirit if we had (almost) the whole dome purple.

http://www.purplepride.org/media/kunena/attachments/legacy/images/fansen_1162646l.jpg

i_bleed_purple
03-24-2010, 12:41 PM
Dekay wrote:

I was in doubt of what to name this thread.

This thing has bothered me for a long time during our homegames. I dont want to impose a dresscode or such, but to be honest I dont see a very good support on the side except from the good and loud noise in the dome.

This picture is from a local Stockholmian icehockeyteam. I can admit it is only supporter from teh same team in this section. We usually have it like that. Sections split in fans from different teams.

But before the game they hand out red t-shirt and thus creating the red sea of fans.

I would like us to wear purple, or have a local company print some small ad on a purple tee and hand out to fans in the dome and create a sea of purple. Imagine how imposing it would seem to the awayteam, and how it would heighten our teams spirit if we had (almost) the whole dome purple.

http://www.purplepride.org/media/kunena/attachments/legacy/images/fansen_1162646l.jpg

It would be cool, but if I spent $70 to buy a replica away jersey outside the dome, you can bet your ass I'd be wearing that.
I can just see the Vikings(I'll remind you, lowest revenue in the league) spending all this money on purple shirts, handing them out then not many people would wear them.
It seems, MOst people who go to games have some type of vikings shirt, its just not always purple.

How readilly available is the merchandise for that hockey team? I'm just wondering, because I bet there's not as many people showing up wearing team gear, that way by giving out shirts, most people would wear them there. I just don't think that would be the case here.

i_bleed_purple
03-24-2010, 12:44 PM
here's a pic of a vikings game:
http://senselessmusings.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/20080925_metrodome_33.jpg

I'd say most people are wearing vikings gear, but I see alot of purple, alot of white and alot of yellow.

And you can bet, in the US more than any other country they'd take the request to wear purple as some type of crime against humanity by saying they have a right to wear whatever they want.

marstc09
03-24-2010, 01:25 PM
The Vikings spend money on giveaways? LOL! Yeah right.

Zeus
03-24-2010, 02:29 PM
marstc09 wrote:

The Vikings spend money on giveaways? LOL! Yeah right.

You and your fucking need for trinkets.

=Z=

Dekay
03-24-2010, 05:22 PM
To clarify, its just plain red t-shirts they hand out to those who want them. Its no obligation to wear them. Funny its the third uniform, not the home, nor the away jerseys but the one they have to have just in case they cant use neither of the first two. They used them once and keep using them since they play "good" in them. "Red for the blood through the heart and veins!!"

I can also imagine what people would think if there would be a decree to wear purple. I also understand the economics and what strain the Vikings organisation is under.

I have attended one Gophersgame and was impressed by the uniformity of the yellow student section. So nonetheless I would like to see more purple in the dome. Its not for nothing we bleed purple, use the words purple reign and real men wear purple. Minneapolis and Minnesota is Vikings country and I think it should show.

All in all, I think we might come from different worlds and opinions. Attending a game in US and in europe aint the same, so my excuse could be cultural differences (I wonder how long I could play that wildcard hahaha) I would for example never ever buy an away jersey for any team I cheer on. So if someone might share some light on why you buy an away jersey or even wear it for a homegame I might get a better understanding and not nag about this.

gregair13
03-24-2010, 06:17 PM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/hypo/frozenmoment/20-04-2009.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ghxo00vYNZ4/SCU13GmIUGI/AAAAAAAAAKM/kyMtbfv1GJA/s400/photo.jpg
http://penaltykill.net/blogs/files/2009/10/image002-21.jpg

It's more of a hockey thing.

Dekay
03-25-2010, 03:49 AM
gregair13 wrote:



It's more of a hockey thing.

Might be, but what looks cool in a hockeyrink would look cooler in a footballstadium.

Are hockeyfans more "drilled" than footballfans?

Would be awesome with a small tifo as well. Could be as little as having purple paper on the chairs to hold up when the players run into the stadium or unfolding a 40 yard long purple and gold flag.

Zeus
03-25-2010, 09:01 AM
Dekay wrote:

gregair13 wrote:



It's more of a hockey thing.

Might be, but what looks cool in a hockeyrink would look cooler in a footballstadium.

Are hockeyfans more "drilled" than footballfans?

Would be awesome with a small tifo as well. Could be as little as having purple paper on the chairs to hold up when the players run into the stadium or unfolding a 40 yard long purple and gold flag.

I think there's plenty of purple on game-day. However, because it's such a dark color (and one which does not contrast very well with the dark blue seats), it might not show up as clearly as, say, a yellow.

That said - the signature of the Dome is the noise. That's how the fans become the 12th man in there.

=Z=

12purplepride28
03-25-2010, 10:27 AM
Zeus wrote:

Dekay wrote:

gregair13 wrote:



It's more of a hockey thing.

Might be, but what looks cool in a hockeyrink would look cooler in a footballstadium.

Are hockeyfans more "drilled" than footballfans?

Would be awesome with a small tifo as well. Could be as little as having purple paper on the chairs to hold up when the players run into the stadium or unfolding a 40 yard long purple and gold flag.

I think there's plenty of purple on game-day. However, because it's such a dark color (and one which does not contrast very well with the dark blue seats), it might not show up as clearly as, say, a yellow.

That said - the signature of the Dome is the noise. That's how the fans become the 12th man in there.

=Z=

Why would we need a 12th man? We have Tahi.

BadlandsVikings
03-26-2010, 12:27 AM
What about a Yellow out?

Dekay
03-26-2010, 10:56 AM
Zeus wrote:

Dekay wrote:

gregair13 wrote:



It's more of a hockey thing.

Might be, but what looks cool in a hockeyrink would look cooler in a footballstadium.

Are hockeyfans more "drilled" than footballfans?

Would be awesome with a small tifo as well. Could be as little as having purple paper on the chairs to hold up when the players run into the stadium or unfolding a 40 yard long purple and gold flag.

I think there's plenty of purple on game-day. However, because it's such a dark color (and one which does not contrast very well with the dark blue seats), it might not show up as clearly as, say, a yellow.

=Z=

You might be right! Those small spots of white, yellow and pink and the opponents colours is perhaps standing out and make it an illusion of the purple is less represented than it really is.

Rockmolder
03-26-2010, 11:19 AM
gregair13 wrote:

It's more of a hockey thing.

It works with futbol, as well.

http://www.amukela.com/images/Oranje%20legioen.jpg


Anyway, I can't think of a single team that really has the stadium all colored in their home colors. Away jerseys and opposing fans make that really hard. The only stadium I can really think off that's usually dominated by team colors is Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. There always seems to be a perfect black and white unity. It's pretty imposing.

gregair13
03-26-2010, 12:56 PM
Dekay wrote:

Zeus wrote:

Dekay wrote:

gregair13 wrote:



It's more of a hockey thing.

Might be, but what looks cool in a hockeyrink would look cooler in a footballstadium.

Are hockeyfans more "drilled" than footballfans?

Would be awesome with a small tifo as well. Could be as little as having purple paper on the chairs to hold up when the players run into the stadium or unfolding a 40 yard long purple and gold flag.

I think there's plenty of purple on game-day. However, because it's such a dark color (and one which does not contrast very well with the dark blue seats), it might not show up as clearly as, say, a yellow.

=Z=

You might be right! Those small spots of white, yellow and pink and the opponents colours is perhaps standing out and make it an illusion of the purple is less represented than it really is.
It would look awesome in a football stadium, especially in a dome. Cannot deny that.

SKOL
03-29-2010, 12:21 AM
Dekay wrote:

I would for example never ever buy an away jersey for any team I cheer on. So if someone might share some light on why you buy an away jersey or even wear it for a homegame I might get a better understanding and not nag about this.

I guess I can't shed light on why I buy or wear a road Jersey... I never thought too much about it, they're equally cool. Maybe they should just stop selling them? I have a throwback Cris Carter road jersey, and it's my favorite to wear, home or away. I just go by whatever feels right at the time.

i_bleed_purple
03-29-2010, 12:47 AM
I usually rock Home jerseys for home games, and away jerseys for away games except for this year. The only away jersey I have at school is a Peterson one, and Peterson needs to earn back his right for me to wear his jersey.

Zeus
03-29-2010, 10:06 AM
SKOL wrote:

Dekay wrote:

I would for example never ever buy an away jersey for any team I cheer on. So if someone might share some light on why you buy an away jersey or even wear it for a homegame I might get a better understanding and not nag about this.

I guess I can't shed light on why I buy or wear a road Jersey... I never thought too much about it, they're equally cool. Maybe they should just stop selling them? I have a throwback Cris Carter road jersey, and it's my favorite to wear, home or away. I just go by whatever feels right at the time.

I have mostly home jerseys and wear those to home games. When the Vikings are on the road, I sometimes wear a road jersey.

=Z=

AngloVike
03-29-2010, 10:19 AM
Of the jerseys all are home except for one ( CC #80 ). I'll wear it for watching road games but I'd always wear a purple jersey when watching home games or going to the Dome. A lot of the road jerseys I've seen people wearing at the Dome tend to be authentic/customised jerseys - so I guess they're determined to get full use out of them after paying out that kind of money.