r u ready 4 some football?

Prince is. The above, according to Fox 9 in the Twin Cities, is a fight song the Purple One went home and penned after watching his hometown Minnesota Vikings rather easily dispatch the Dallas Cowboys in last weekend’s NFC divisional playoff. So inspired was The Artist Formerly Known as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, it seems, that he whipped out the Casio keyboard, called in the women who I envision are always sexily (but also very devoutly in a Jehovah’s Witness kind of way) hanging out in his Paisley Park living room, and used a high school alma mater template to honor his freshly beloved Purple and Gold. It doesn’t sound good, but maybe he just wanted to make sure Brett Favre could handle the tune. My favorite part of the video is actually the shot of Prince at the game, and the big yellow circle the Fox broadcasters draw around him on the screen already labeled “Prince,” just in case he’s too hard to spot with the naked eye.

What do you think, Mixers? If you’re a Vikings fan, are you ready to belt this out at pep rallies? What artists should write songs for other teams? (I’d suggest someone for my Houston Texans, but I wouldn’t wish that ongoing life of disappointment on anyone.) And am I the only one who never made the connection between the color fetishes of Prince and the Vikings until just this very moment?

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