To those of you not familiar with American Football, the nickname the ‘ Purple People Eaters ‘ won’t mean much to you. But for those grid iron fans who know their football history, this was the name given to the legendary defensive line of the Minnesota Vikings, from the late 1960’s though to the late 1970’s, when the Vikings played in four Superbowls. They weren’t the biggest or heaviest defensive line in football, where size & strength is supposed to be everything. But they sure knew how to make up for this perceived handicap, with their speed, agility & stamina. Even though they lost all four Superbowls, including one to the ‘ Steel Curtain, ‘ Pittsburgh Steelers, the names Alan Page, Carl Eller, Jim Marshall & Gary Larsen, will forever be known in American football circles, as the’ Purple People Eaters.’ Why have I told this story ? Read on.