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Gilbert Brown Still Doesn’t Like The Vikings

May 12, 2011

Gilbert Brown came into the National Football League as a third-round draft choice of the Minnesota Vikings in the 1993 NFL Draft. After reporting to training camp 40 pounds over his collegiate playing weight, the Vikings trimmed Brown from their roster in the final cutdowns. He was picked up by the Packers a day later.

Brown has still not forgiven the Vikes. At a stop in Ashland, Wisconsin on the Packers Tailgate Tour, Brown warmed up the crowd with a little Vikings bashing.

“I’ve got two things about purple,” Brown said. “No. 1, grown men should never wear purple. Two, they look like 11 little Barney’s out there. Three, the Vikings are horrible.”

As Packers and Vikings fans know, things worked out well for Brown in Green Bay. And if the Packers can forgive Favre, it may be time for Gilbert Brown to forgive the Vikings.

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