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Vikings Mourn Loss of Red McCombs

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"The Minnesota Vikings are saddened by the passing of former team owner Red McCombs. Red embodied his famous "Purple Pride" phrase and remained a staunch Vikings fan after passing the torch to the Wilf family in 2005. While Red had a clear passion for sports, it was evident what he loved the most were his children and grandchildren. Our thoughts and prayers are with the McCombs family during this difficult time. We will be forever grateful for Red and Charline's contributions to the Vikings."

Minnesota Vikings owner Red McCombs, left, talks with head coach Dennis Green at the Vikings practice in La Crosse, Wis., Monday Aug. 9, 1999. The Vikings had two practice sessions scheduled with the New Orleans Saints at their summer camp in La Crosse, but only managed to get the morning workout in before the weather forced cancellation of the afternoon practice. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)