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A Kinder, Gentler Rivalry

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A Kinder, Gentler Rivalry

Before we put the Vikings game completely to bed, I thought I'd point out this nugget from Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback column from this past Monday.

When Favre left the field after the game, he stopped to hug the Vikings mascot, the stringy-bearded Ragnar. It was the 16th time Ragnar -- a Minnesotan named Joe Juranich -- had seen Favre come into the 'Dome, and the first time they hugged. Ragnar stands for all things Vikings. Favre has been the archrival. Juranich knows he should hate Favre, but he can't. When Favre had gone, Juranich said: "I went out into the parking lots today before the game, because I wanted to tell the fans, 'Don't you dare boo this man today. He's been through so much, and he's such a credit to the game. We should cheer him, and give him credit for being such a great player over the years.' You just have to admire him. I mean this: It's good to see him break it here.''

OK, that's classy as hell.

But I still hate the Vikings. ;)

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