Column: 'Vi-Queen' brings reign of terror to Ripon man's front porch

Dan Luskey, despite being woo-ed by Brett Favre as his “No. 1 fan,” gives an enthusiastic thumbs down to the sole reason he stopped being a Minnesota Vikings fan.

Ripon Ald. Dan Luskey chuckles as he describes it.

“I had some vandalism at my house,” he said, the typical twinkle in his eye.

But it’s not what you might think.

Until recently, the previously incurable Viking fan had his home decked out in purple-and-gold.

Purple helmet for a mailbox.

Viking decorations all over his yard.

Minnesota paraphernalia all over his house.

But no more.

And the Viking that showed up on his front porch was exactly why he left his marriage to Minnesota.

Read the full column in the Nov. 12, 2009 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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