Minnesota Vikings need their fans to be extra loud
By Adam Carlson
If you have ever been to a home game for the Minnesota Vikings, you know how loud and rowdy the fans can be. Watching the game on television doesn’t quite do it justice.
On offense, the entire crowd is so quiet that you think you could hear a pin drop on the field. However, when the opposing team is trying to make their offense move down the field, it can be almost deafening. And hearing thousands of people singing “Skol Vikings” after a Minnesota Vikings score is something that you will never forget when you hear it in person.
While the fans are always loud, Viking head coach Mike Zimmer believes that the crowd could play a big role in Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers. He recently told Vikings.com about his hopes for a loud game in an article on their website.
"“We’re going to need our fans this week especially with the no-huddle offense that they run, the muddle huddle and the communication, I think they can really help us being loud this Sunday,” Zimmer said on Wednesday."
Oct 12, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer watches as his team plays the Detroit Lions at TCF Bank Stadium. The Lions win 17-3. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
Sadly, I won’t be on hand to contribute to the noise during the game. Instead, I’ll be watching at home. However, for those in attendance of this hugely important game for the Minnesota Vikings, I hope you hear the words of Mike Zimmer and get loud when the Chargers have the ball.
Zimmer knows that the fans in Minnesota do a great job in the stands, but he just wants a little more noise than usual against Philip Rivers on Sunday. He knows that a little bit more noise can help.
"“I think we want it louder this week.”"
I want to hear you guys through the TV when I watch the Minnesota Vikings take on the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. There aren’t many times where a head coach will ask the fans for a favor like this, but I feel this is something that the fans can easily do to help their team succeed.
Too bad yelling from my couch at home doesn’t help too much.
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