Originally posted on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 7/31/12
Former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Matt Blair will be inducted as the 20th member of the Vikings’ Ring of Honor on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at halftime in their contest against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Mall of America Field. “When I wrote down goals that I wanted to do, before I retired I wanted to buy season tickets,” said Blair when asked how special will it be to see his name in the Ring of Honor. “I bought eight tickets and I let my friends go. I said, when I retire I want to go sit and watch the game, and I did. It was something I wanted to do, sit there and be a part of it. It was something that was awesome and I am a fan now because you know why, I’ve been to two Super Bowls, the Vikings have been to four.” “I’m a fan because I want to cheer these guys on so we can win a Super Bowl,” he added. “With the chances we’ve had and after you play the game and you lose, you want to win. I’m cheering these guys on and trying to help them out as much as I can.” Originally a second-
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