Sunday, January 24, 2010

Screaming is the Saints Fans Weapon? Prince sings for Vikings? Lil Wayne Roots for Favre? It's a Mad, Mad World

We're going insane down here as the Saints vs. the Vikings game nears. At the Times Picayune, they've done something cute, provided fans with a video on how to do effective screaming at the New Orleans Saints Superdome via an opera singer/voice coach. In addition, they have an article saying the Louisiana Superdome may be a weapon for the Saints since it's a "supersonic sound machine." Yes, the Saints are one game away from the Super Bowl, and we've lost our minds.

New Orleans Saints Superdome screaming lessons from an opera singer

And there's a written guide to go with that video lesson here from Mark Lorando. If that's not enough for you, there's also a playlist of Saints tribute songs from Louisiana musicians not to mention videos.

But the Minnesota Vikings also have a big fan who happens to be a musician. I love me some Prince, but even I (and others) did not digest well his odd tribute song to show his support for his home team.
Prince has released a new song about the Minnesota Vikings, inspired by a big win over the Dallas Cowboys and days ahead of the NFC Championship game in New Orleans.

“I saw the future,” Prince told FOX 9's Robyne Robinson, who was given an exclusive copy of "Purple and Gold" on Thursday.

Prince was in attendance for the Vikings 34-3 win. He said he went home night after the Cowboys game and wrote "Purple and Gold," which he says came easy and fast.

"While he was standing like a statue in the booth last week, he must have been inspired somehow to write this Vikings song," KDWB DJ Dave Ryan said. "So how cool is that, that Prince wrote a song about the Vikings?"

Vikings fans are trying to spin it as a funeral dirge for the Saints, but I don't know what to make of it. Like I said, "I love me some Prince," but what was his Royal Purpleness thinking? It sound like one of those school alma mater songs people are forced to sing. However, great PR move. People keep talking about the song and Prince.

Well, I still love the Purple One, and as one person said, unlike Lil Wayne, at least Prince has the sense to root for his home team. Lil Wayne is rooting for Brett Favre, the Vikings quarterback. If by some stroke of luck the Vikings should win, I'll give the credit to Favre, who's said, btw, that he's secretly a Saints fan. Even his hometown of Kiln, Miss., is torn over for whom they should cheer, their hometown boy, Favre, or the team they've loved through every storm, the New Orleans Saints.

Lil Wayne lives to be the odd one, I think.

As for me and my house? Black and gold, baby, all the way. Who Dat!


Dawn on MDI said...

I'll be thinking of you today! Go Saints! It's been a long time coming and your team deserves a shot at the big game!

le0pard13 said...

I'm definitely pulling for them, Nordette. GO SAINTS!