Lifelong Vikings fan Franken visits training campMANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Vacationing Sen. Al Franken has made his first visit to Vikings training camp.
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Vacationing Sen. Al Franken has made his first visit to Vikings training camp.
The Minnesota Democrat watched the team practice in Mankato on Thursday morning. Afterward he met with a few players including his favorite, tight end Jim Kleinsasser.
Franken says he remembers listening to the team's first game in 1961 on the radio and has remained a staunch supporter throughout his adult life. He says he expects Brett Favre to be the quarterback again this season, believes the team should have a new stadium built and hopes to see the Vikings in the Super Bowl.
Franken also expressed sympathy for wide receiver Percy Harvin, who has been absent for almost two weeks because of migraine headaches. Franken says he suffers from the same condition.