When the Minnesota Vikings let head coach Leslie Frazier go, many fans said they’d like to see a more fiery coach on the sidelines. It appears they’re getting their wish. Just down the road from Vikings’ headquarters, the lunch crowd at Joe Senser’s watched Wednesday’s reports with a mix of hope and weariness. “I probably have been disappointed enough times that I’m never that optimistic anymore,” said Vikings fan Matt Johnson.
The Vikings wrap up the season with a less-than-stellar outcome. Their 5-10-1 record cost coach Leslie Frazier his job. It’s the type of showing that makes many Minnesotans lose faith in the purple and gold. But there’s one group of fans out there who pledge lifelong loyalty to the team. They call themselves the “Viking World Order.”
For Vikings fans, head coach Leslie Frazier’s firing was not a big surprise. Most seemed to agree on at least one thing – change was inevitable.
In the Kroll’s parking lot, tailgating is in in full swing. There’s music, there’s food, but not enough Vikings fans.
Ever since the Minnesota Vikings began talking about the need for a new football stadium, businesses around the Metrodome have been holding their breath. So when news of a deal that would place a new home for the Vikings on the existing site, fans and area business owners were quick to react.
Vikings fans were optimistic going into Sunday’s game. While the future of the team is up for debate — fans said they’re not too concerned about where the team will play next year, yet.