Purple Nails On Chalkboard

Like The Paul baseball team (see below), it’s awesome to see that the Artist Formerly Known As Relevant is also on the Purple bandwagon. He has emerged from the shadows of his Metrodome suite to offer up a Vikings victory verse to the face-painted masses:

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Minnesota Vice

How rude. Yesterday, our Minnesota Vikings were playing host to some nice young men from Texas, and were comfortably ahead by 24 points with less than two minutes left in the game. They could have taken a knee and ended the contest the Minnesota way, by passively aggressively killing them with disingenuous kindness.

Or they could go for it on fourth down and superciliously celebrate seven more unnecessary, humiliating points.

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Brett Favre on Leadership

We don’t do a lot with sports here at the Crowd.  We occasionally talk about the business or the politics of sports, but none of us much shows our fandom – if we have any – in this forum.

I’ve decided I’m a Favre fan.  I say this despite all of the Hamlet drama of the summer.

There are a hundred reasons why a 39-year old quarterback who earns $12 million a year and who has already punched his ticket for his trip to the Hall of Fame might not run downfield and throw a block for his receiver, but there’s only a couple that explain why one would.  One of them is that this is what leaders do; they do their jobs as well as possible and then they look for ways to help their teammates be successful as well. They model the kind of behavior they expect from others.

Might be a fun season for the Vikings.

– Austin