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Rolf Standfuss is pictured Friday in the Minnesota Vikings-themed family room of his Willmar home while Sunday’s home win against Green Bay plays on a 3-D TV. Standfuss was at the first game the Vikings ever played in 1961 and has been a fan ever since. “I bleed purple,” he says. Practically every inch of the room is adorned with team-related memorabilia and other collectibles. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

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For people like Rolf Standfuss, this is one of the biggest days in the past few years. It might even be called a Purple Letter Day. (Red just wouldn’t be appropriate.)

“I bleed purple,” he said Friday. “I’ve been bleeding purple for a long time.”

Standfuss, the senior accountant at United FCS for more than 22 years, was at the first game the Minnesota Vikings ever played in 1961 and has been a fan ever since.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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