Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews (52) celebrates after recovering a fumble during the second half of an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Minnesota Vikings Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
Viktor the Viking is one of the Minnesota Vikings mascots. According to legend, Viktor was born in 960 AD but thawed in ice by the Norse god Thor to await the time when he would thaw and fulfill his destiny. That time was the summer of 2007. After thawing on the shores of Lake Superior, Viktor heard rumors of purple clad Vikings that engaged in battle every Sunday. Thrilled at this news, Viktor raced south to these Vikings of the gridiron and took his place on the team.