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scortch
09-22-2006, 08:11 AM
I believe Ragnar is looking a little too ragged.
13 years has been a pretty good run for Juranitch, but with a new coach, new uniforms, and a new D, maybe it's time for a new mascot.
What do you think?

Prophet
09-22-2006, 08:26 AM
I would still go with Ragnar.
He has looked ragged since day one.

mr.woo
09-22-2006, 08:29 AM
is there such a thing as a non ragged viking?

RC_Freak
09-22-2006, 08:29 AM
You can't F with tradition, he's been there as long as i can remember (of course my memory doesn't go back that far and is a little foggy at times) but he's always been there cheering this team on. Just like when there were mumbles of the horns being taken off or really messed with on the helmets, you just can't mess with tradition.
I'm sure he's got to be getting up there in age, but i'm sure we could get someone that looks enough like him, grow there beard and stomach out if need be and keep that tradition alive

Prophet
09-22-2006, 08:41 AM
Who would you rather have?
Someone like this?

http://www.enchanter.net/florida/day13/poe.jpg

maybe this?

http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/segwaycollection/MIANCAAMusicalMascot2.jpg

possibly this?

http://www.allsportsandgolfgifts.com/ProductImages/nfl_mascots/CowboysHCM.jpg


I prefer something like this instead:

http://www.ragnartheviking.com/images/header_images/front_page_03.jpg

or possibly this:

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/4563/kellybrook22me.jpg

WisconsinSucks
09-22-2006, 08:58 AM
I miss CRAZY GEORGE.

kansas_man54
09-22-2006, 08:59 AM
I think our mascot is fine the way it is.
Just gotta' get used to the new uni's.
Not too bad though.

Chad8970
09-22-2006, 09:06 AM
I agree, just leave it alone.
He'll look a lot better in a new stadium.

PurplePeopleEaters
09-22-2006, 09:15 AM
Get rid of Ragnar? Are you kidding me? The vikings easily have the best mascot in the NFL. Everyone else's is a puffy animal. We have a real viking dude up there swinging his axe around and riding a kick ass motorcycle around the stadium. You can't beat that.

purplehorn
09-22-2006, 09:30 AM
"scortch" wrote:



maybe it's time for a new mascot.
What do you think?


I think you've lost your mind
:o

vikingbill50
09-22-2006, 09:37 AM
no freakin way..he is very much part of the team and always will be

BloodyHorns82
09-22-2006, 10:02 AM
Absolutely not!!
He is the best mascot in the NFL.
Before the Carolina game, I was browsing their fan forum and couldn't believe the amount of people ripping on our mascot.
Now if it was that purple dinasour we used to have... that I could understand, as it was kind of g@y.

Ltrey33
09-22-2006, 10:02 AM
I say that's blasphemy!

PurplePride80
09-22-2006, 10:10 AM
We've had so many changes over the last 6-7 months, but c'mon man, you can't get rid of Ragnar.
;D

ballhog27
09-22-2006, 11:17 AM
I think that Ragnar is perfectly fine. But I do believe that we should change our Logo from the 1970s looking Viking head to something a little more Rough and Tumble. They did a great Job in Tampa Bay going from the Swashbuckler to the Pirate Flag. Get some PR people in there and get us a sweeter looking logo.

fabybaby32
09-22-2006, 11:22 AM
if it aint broken, dont fix it and right now i hope we dont change a thing!

oakmage
09-22-2006, 11:37 AM
"ballhog27" wrote:


I think that Ragnar is perfectly fine. But I do believe that we should change our Logo from the 1970s looking Viking head to something a little more Rough and Tumble. They did a great Job in Tampa Bay going from the Swashbuckler to the Pirate Flag. Get some PR people in there and get us a sweeter looking logo.



The reason Tampa Bay changed their logo they felt that the old one was to closely tied to the losing tradition that Tampa had at the time and wanted to get a fresh start if you will we do not have that here with the Vikings so what change a good thing?
Remember kids change for the sake of change is a dumb A$$ move.

Zeus
09-22-2006, 12:03 PM
"ballhog27" wrote:


I think that Ragnar is perfectly fine. But I do believe that we should change our Logo from the 1970s looking Viking head to something a little more Rough and Tumble. They did a great Job in Tampa Bay going from the Swashbuckler to the Pirate Flag. Get some PR people in there and get us a sweeter looking logo.


Tampa Bay also went from children's aspirin orange to red and pewter as their color-scheme.


Perhaps if we were trapped in the late 70s in our color scheme, this would make sense.
But we aren't, so it doesn't.
Classic is classic and does not need to be updated.

=Z=

Vikes_King
09-22-2006, 01:36 PM
NOOOOOOO!

i ragnar is one thing i love about this team, keep him until he has a heart attack on the field

slavinator
09-22-2006, 01:47 PM
Keep Ragnar!! As a matter of fact if we cant find a replacement, we should cryogenically freeze him and keep him near the sidelines!!

I love the crazy Viking.
My in laws are all from NE, I have converted all of them to full-on Vikes fans.
One of their favorite things as they have gotten to know the Vikes is Ragnar...........

marcosMN
09-22-2006, 01:51 PM
:o ??? Are you SERIOUS? He is by all accounts the most kick-a$s mascot around. Keep the fuzzy animal outfits out of here.

Ragnar is hard-core.

oakmage
09-22-2006, 03:01 PM
I just feel the need to say this again.
You can not get rid of Ragnar, I mean as far as I know he was picked by his predecessor.
Man I wish I knew his name.
I still remember him but never knew his name.

Garland Greene
09-22-2006, 03:15 PM
Didn't we have some sort of Dinosaur thing as well?

Zeus
09-22-2006, 03:25 PM
"THEBIGDADDY" wrote:


Didn't we have some sort of Dinosaur thing as well?


According to Wikipedia:

Another mascot associated with the Vikings was "Vikadontis Rex." V.R. was a purple dinosaur and was the official mascot of the Minnesota Vikings Children's Fund. V.R. took part in the 1995 Celebrity Mascot Olympics. Vikadontis was retired starting with the 2000 season.

Thankfully, several Google Image searches resulted in no pictures of V.R.

=Z=

ultravikingfan
09-22-2006, 03:26 PM
He will never reply to this.

That pisses me off when somebody starts a topic (w/o much content) and gets the masses all jacked up!
Then, they never come back to it.
Thats really weak!

scortch
09-22-2006, 03:34 PM
Sorry I didn't come back for a couple of hours, but I had to work.
Imagine that.
I never intended to suggest that Hagnar should be replaced by some fuzzy animal, just that Juranitch may be getting a little too long in the tooth and flabby around the middle.
I've seen a couple of fans in the stands that could walk into the character that look a lot more intimidating.

Prophet
09-22-2006, 03:37 PM
"ultravikingfan" wrote:


He will never reply to this.

That pisses me off when somebody starts a topic (w/o much content) and gets the masses all jacked up!
Then, they never come back to it.
Thats really weak!


How do you want it cooked?

http://kaweahoaks.com/html/crow.jpg

ultravikingfan
09-22-2006, 03:39 PM
"scortch" wrote:


Sorry I didn't come back for a couple of hours, but I had to work.
Imagine that.
I never intended to suggest that Hagnar should be replaced by some fuzzy animal, just that Juranitch may be getting a little too long in the tooth and flabby around the middle.
I've seen a couple of fans in the stands that could walk into the character that look a lot more intimidating.


He fits the role perfect.
I am sure all Vikings were not doing the South Beach Diet and in shape.

He is an Viking icon.
If they replaced him there would be a huge backlash from fans and supporters.

singersp
09-22-2006, 07:14 PM
I wonder if HUb is still around?
???

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b21/singersp82759/Hub.jpg

scottishvike
09-22-2006, 07:36 PM
"AWZeus" wrote:


"THEBIGDADDY" wrote:


Didn't we have some sort of Dinosaur thing as well?


According to Wikipedia:

Another mascot associated with the Vikings was "Vikadontis Rex." V.R. was a purple dinosaur and was the official mascot of the Minnesota Vikings Children's Fund. V.R. took part in the 1995 Celebrity Mascot Olympics. Vikadontis was retired starting with the 2000 season.

Thankfully, several Google Image searches resulted in no pictures of V.R.

=Z=


Well hate it or love it I uncovered this little beauty........

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g279/scottishvike/46s.gif

and here's the site where I found the picture it has more stuff about Vikes mascots (if anyone really cares)......

http://user.cybrzn.com/~gary/mascots.html

Christie
09-22-2006, 07:58 PM
"scottishvike" wrote:


"AWZeus" wrote:


"THEBIGDADDY" wrote:


Didn't we have some sort of Dinosaur thing as well?


According to Wikipedia:

Another mascot associated with the Vikings was "Vikadontis Rex." V.R. was a purple dinosaur and was the official mascot of the Minnesota Vikings Children's Fund. V.R. took part in the 1995 Celebrity Mascot Olympics. Vikadontis was retired starting with the 2000 season.

Thankfully, several Google Image searches resulted in no pictures of V.R.

=Z=


Well hate it or love it I uncovered this little beauty........

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g279/scottishvike/46s.gif

and here's the site where I found the picture it has more stuff about Vikes mascots (if anyone really cares)......

http://user.cybrzn.com/~gary/mascots.html

so help me if they go to a purple dinosour it will not be good!!! he could get shot!
i believe we need to stay with the rugged Viking nothing else would be right.

Vinland
09-22-2006, 08:00 PM
Ragnar has to stay....he looks like an invading Viking and is easily the best mascot in the NFL!

I may be wrong but sometime in the past wasn't there a proposal for or they did have for awhile a purple fluffy dinosaur type>>>NOT BARNEY!!


WE need killer mascot not some fussy wussie thing...GO RAGNAR!!!!!!!!!!!

vikes_4_life_42
09-22-2006, 09:02 PM
you guys i would be so embarrassed if we had anything that resembles a purple fluffy thing as a mascot. SO EMARRASSED!!! the boat incident would seem like nothing compared to that!

VikesfaninWis
09-23-2006, 10:02 AM
"PurplePeopleEaters" wrote:


Get rid of Ragnar? Are you kidding me? The vikings easily have the best mascot in the NFL. Everyone else's is a puffy animal. We have a real viking dude up there swinging his axe around and riding a kick jiggly butt motorcycle around the stadium. You can't beat that.




Right on PPE...

theman
09-23-2006, 10:39 AM
DUDE, NO WAY!
That guy is the best mascot in football. Period.

He does everything from throwing the other teams fans' hats onto the ground to mocking the cheerleaders dances to driving snowmobiles.
Not to mention his costume is so real he is a Viking.
I LOVE YOU RAGNAR.

http://www.purplepride.org/media/kunena/attachments/legacy/images/vikes1.gif (http://www.purplepride.org/media/kunena/attachments/legacy/images/vikes1.gif)

vikingbill50
09-23-2006, 10:42 AM
i just cant beleive that it was even thought of about replacing him, yet alone making a thread of it, no way should he be replaced

BadlandsVikings
09-23-2006, 01:39 PM
Do you actually want Ragnar to cut his hair, shave his beard, and take a bath?
Then change his name from Ragnar to Pussy.