Up here in Norsekyville, we love our sports teams.  I’ve always admitted to being a Green Bay Packers fan, being the Wisconsin native that I am, but today it’s all about the Vikings.  In a stunning comeback, they had only seconds to go and scored an amazing touchdown flung by Keenan to Diggs and that was it.  What looked like a sure win for the New Orleans Saints took a quick turn.

This year the Super Bowl will be played in Minnesota and wouldn’t it be nice if the home team could be part of the celebration in the new US Bank Stadium?

I couldn’t help but see Facebook light up with the word “SKOL” all over the place and my natural curiosity put me in search of the actual meaning of the word.  The word is defined in the dictionary as a shortened version of the phrase “good health” or used when making a toast.  As I searched further, I discovered that the word originated from the old Norse word skal, which means bowl.  Further investigation led me to this.

Apparently the ancient Vikings (not the over the hill football Vikings) would make a bowl out of a skull obtained in battle (yuck) and drink from it.  My search ended there.

I love doing word research, but this was a bit too graphic for me.  Football often does that to me too.  Last night was an exception however.  It was fun to see this underdog team make such a terrific last minute play which carried them to an outstanding win.  Winning isn’t everything, but it sure is fun.

Skol, Vikings!



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14 Responses to SKOL VIKINGS

  1. I was preparing my heart for certain heartbreak (as I must do with most Minnesota sports teams), but that last play…. I don’t even know how to describe it!

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  2. Lee Poskey says:

    Tell me tha truth Kathy…you only mentioned skol, because you wanna start dippin skoal tobacco don’t you?

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  3. well if my Falcons are out and my Steelers lost and then my Saints lost to your Vikings—and

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  4. well then since I posted before I finished—I must now root for the Vikings!
    When I was a little girl my two favorite NFL teams were the Rams and the Vikings—I think it had something to do with the helmet logos 🙂

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  5. My sister and her family are die-hard Vikings fans. I have a feeling they were overjoyed by this win.
    I also had to google the work SKOL and learned the same thing about the skull.

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