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Prince may have written a fight song for the Minnesota Vikings but it was a less-decorated singer-songwriter who scored an invitation to the team's morning meeting on Sunday. Larry Platt, better known to millions of Americans as the "Pants on the Ground" guy, met with the Vikings hours before the team was set to play in the NFC Championship game against the New Orleans Saints.

Platt became an overnight sensation earlier this month when he performed his song for the judges on "American Idol." Since then it has spawned countless imitators, including Brett Favre(notes), who sang the song in the Vikings' locker room after the team's divisional playoff win last week. Favre's rendition led to Sunday's visit, which was reportedly set up by coach Brad Childress.

Bryant McKinnie(notes) uploaded a grainy clip of Platt singing his famous song in front of the team while Visanthe Shiancoe(notes) tweeted a picture with him and The General.

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