Minnesota Vikings uniforms: Purple through the years

  • Article by: Ken Chia and Billy Steve Clayton , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 25, 2013 - 6:01 PM

Take a look back at some of the Minnesota Vikings' uniform styles in this interactive timeline.

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vlombardyApr. 24, 1311:19 AM

No way around it: purple is ugly, any way you design it.

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larsoeriApr. 24, 1311:35 AM

The 70s Vikings jerseys were some of the best in the history of the NFL, why get cute? Go back to the 70s style. Also, please don't tell me those new ones are sticking with the light purple (like the most recent ones)... The Vikes should be dark purple, period!

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larsoeriApr. 24, 1311:40 AM

I just looked again, the purple in the new ones is just like the current ones (from 08). That said, the purple in the new ones is awful... Boo to these! Style, cool... Color, wrong ONCE AGAIN....

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oldmanjonesApr. 24, 1311:46 AM

It's not even close to their previous uniforms. Some people are just blind. They are MUCH sharper looking.

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therobotApr. 24, 1311:54 AM

All the B&W photos are really helpful... and between '89 and '95 I can see no difference in the uniforms.

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swensonsApr. 24, 1312:30 PM

All purple with a white number or all white with a purple number. I'll bet they thought long and hard about that design. Well worth the exorbitant consultant fee, I'm sure.

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malware66Apr. 24, 1312:31 PM

vlombardy, purple is far superior to green. Just ask the Super Bowl champion Ravens. (The Packers helmet "design" is also one of the worst in the NFL. Not a lot of imagination there.) Lastly, you might want to learn how to spell LOMBARDI. Vince would smack you around for misspelling his name.

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bjames3Apr. 24, 1312:31 PM

The Blue and Orange of the Chicago Bears will look quite nice on top of this mess....

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Jpm022Apr. 24, 1312:41 PM

Hey Strib, When your trying to compar purples the B&W photos are not to helpful. Don't much care for the new uniforms,especially the road pants. They look like something the local HS would wear. I agree with the larsoeri the 70s was a great looking uniform.

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oldmannickelApr. 24, 1312:47 PM

I like the "flat" purple helmets and the new unis look. I'd like to see an all purple uni though.

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