Monday, January 25, 2010

Feeling Minnesota

If this doesn't fit into the stoic nordic stereotype of the long-suffering Viking fan I don't know what does:

Emmett Pearson, a farmer who lives in rural Welch, watched the Minnesota Vikings lose the 1974 Super Bowl to the Pittsburgh Steelers and immediately began growing a beard. The 79-year-old hasn't shaved since, and doesn't plan to until the Vikings win the big game — whenever that might be.

"I made a vow and I'm going to stick with it," he said. "But I think my wife would just as soon I give it up."...

Pearson's allegiance remains unwavering.

"We don't watch anything else," said his wife. "We don't read anything else. I don't think he owns any other clothing."

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