Sunday, January 24, 2010
Vikings fly in real 'Pants on the Ground' guy
By Kevin Seifert
NEW ORLEANS -- Apparently Brett Favre’s rendition of “Pants on the Ground” last Sunday wasn’t good enough. Minnesota officials flew in the original American Idol singer, a man by the name of General Larry Platt, to perform the song in a team meeting Sunday.
Don’t believe me? Vikings left tackle Bryant McKinnie, currently the best beat reporter covering the team, revealed it in his Twitter page. Follow this link, which takes you to another link of McKinnie’s grainy cell phone video of the performance. Tight end Visanthe Shiancoe, meanwhile, tweeted this picture. Finally, here is another twitpic from receiver Bernard Berrian.
I hate to read too much into this, but I think it’s at least marginally interesting that the Vikings brought in Platt for their meeting while New Orleans had Hall of Fame safety Ronnie Lott speak at theirs, according to ESPN's Rachel Nichols. A slightly disparate approach, to say the least.