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lakehubertviking
12-05-2007, 12:14 PM
It's a Celebration: Best NFL Touchdown Rituals

5. The Sounding of the Vikings Horn
The Metrodome
Minnesota Vikings

Nothing puts a charge into fans of the Purple People Eaters quite like the two-note clarion that blasts through the Metrodome speakers when the Vikings are moving the ball.

While some rooters merely take this as an invitation to make noise of any kind at the home team's behest, others answer back with horns of their own that they sneak through the stadium turnstiles – even if their instruments of mass percussion look nothing like the animal horns affixed to the helmet of the grizzly, old Viking depicted in the Minnesota logo.

"The sound of the Vikings Horn is a powerful emotional device," said Ray Crump, owner of Dome Souvenirs Plus, located adjacent to the Metrodome and where fans can buy collapsible plastic trumpets that when blown properly will mimic the stadium horn.

"Whenever the sound is heard people get excited or know something important has just happened, which raises the energy level of the stadium."

But there's more than just horn blowing when it comes to celebrating good times in the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes. After the Vikings reward the Metrodome throng with a plunge into the end zone and the horns blow, fans sing "Skol Vikings" (Scandinavian for "salute" or "toast"), as the team's cheerleaders spell out V-I-K-I-N-G-S with giant flags.

"Skol Vikings


Skol Vikings! Let's win this game.
Skol Vikings! Honor your name.
Go get that first down,
Then get a touchdown.
Rock 'em, sock 'em, fight, fight, fight, fight
Go Vikings, run out the score; you'll hear us yell for more!
V-I-K-I-N-G-S
Skol Vikings, let's go!

http://sports.espn.go.com/travel/news/story?id=3139628

BadlandsVikings
12-05-2007, 12:22 PM
It's good to see we beat the Lamblow Leap

AngloVike
12-05-2007, 03:28 PM
The funny thing with that article is that is says at the start " While they're all special, here are ten of the more unique touchdown celebrations and rally cries (ranked in no particular order): "

The those posting comments moan about how could one be 'ranked' above another ... read the words boys the clues are there
;D
One thing is did do was to piss off all the 'skins fans as their 'Hail to the Redskins' is missing.. especially when the list included the Iggles tune
;D

V-Unit
12-05-2007, 03:55 PM
Where can you buy one of those horns?

AngloVike
12-05-2007, 03:58 PM
"V" wrote:


Where can you buy one of those horns?

Domeplus and most sports stores in the Minny area.... of course you're not allowed to take them into the Dome.. NFL rules you know
;D

Zeus
12-05-2007, 03:58 PM
"V" wrote:


Where can you buy one of those horns?


http://www.domeplus.com/minnesotawild/Souvenirs/collapsible_stadium_horn.htm

=Z=

Zeus
12-05-2007, 04:02 PM
"lakehubertviking" wrote:


Skol Vikings! Let's win this game.
Skol Vikings! Honor your name.
Go get that first down,
Then get a touchdown.
Rock 'em, sock 'em, fight, fight, fight, fight
Go Vikings, run out the score; you'll hear us yell for more!
V-I-K-I-N-G-S
Skol Vikings, let's go!


I think that the song has been changed on the big board this year to say "Run up the score" rather than "Run out the score"....I'll have to check next time I'm there.

=Z=

stateVIKE44
12-05-2007, 04:37 PM
"BadlandsViking" wrote:


It's good to see we beat the Lamblow Leap


When does the "Hubert H. Humphrey Hop" shortened to "Humphrey Hop" make the list!?!
;D It's been fun watching a lot of our guys jump in to the stands after touchdowns.

AngloVike
12-05-2007, 04:41 PM
"Zeus" wrote:




I think that the song has been changed on the big board this year to say "Run up the score"
=Z=

you're thinking of the Patriots fight song
;D
which also has a line about " watching you with our camera ".....

bleedpurple
12-05-2007, 04:42 PM
"stateVIKE44" wrote:


"BadlandsViking" wrote:


It's good to see we beat the Lamblow Leap


When does the "Hubert H. Humphrey Hop" shortened to "Humphrey Hop" make the list!?!
;D It's been fun watching a lot of our guys jump in to the stands after touchdowns.


probably bc they were doing the lambeau leap first...

But I like the horns... they're awesome.. and although i've never heard them from home as i live in DC... it always pumps me up at home!!!!

marstc09
12-05-2007, 04:50 PM
I Love the horn! The Packers fans here hate it so much. I bought a horn and sound it every morning at the office.

VikingMike
12-05-2007, 08:12 PM
The guy on the right looks like Belicheat...they should turn their muskets on him and fire away.
;D


http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee217/mcmlvi88/Patriots.jpg

VikingMike
12-05-2007, 08:14 PM
"marstc09" wrote:


I Love the horn! The Packers fans here hate it so much. I bought a horn and sound it every morning at the office.



That's very funny... ;D ;D ;D

MemphisPurple
12-05-2007, 11:04 PM
"VikingMike" wrote:


The guy on the right looks like Belicheat...they should turn their muskets on him and fire away.
;D


http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee217/mcmlvi88/Patriots.jpg



Heh, good one.

digital420
12-06-2007, 04:57 AM
I used to have the sound byte of the horn from the dome on my pc. on startup/shutdown it would sound off.

phreaked out my gf many o times.

DiGiTaL

cogitans
12-06-2007, 05:00 AM
"digital420" wrote:


I used to have the sound byte of the horn from the dome on my pc. on startup/shutdown it would sound off.

phreaked out my gf many o times.

DiGiTaL

Vikings Horn (http://www.vikingupdate.com/wavfiles/horn.wav)

FreakinVikingsBaby
12-06-2007, 05:51 AM
Can't believe the bucs cannons got number 10. That place goes nuts when they score. By far the loudest stadium I've been to. I'm sure there are louder but out of the ones I've been to-Fed-ex field in landover, the linc in philly, m&t bank stadium in b-more, and tampa-tampa blows them away.