According to the Vikings' website, Bert Rose, Minnesota's general manager when it joined the NFL in 1961, recommended the nickname to the team's Board of Directors because "it represented both an aggressive person with the will to win and the Nordic tradition in the northern Midwest."Sep 13, 2010
Zygi Wilf. Zygmunt "Zygi" Wilf (born April 22, 1950) is a German-born Jewish-American billionaire real estate developer. He is the principal owner of the NFL's Minnesota Vikings.