NFL surprises 99-year-old Vikings fan with Super Bowl tickets

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Before Sunday – a day that turned out to be one of the greatest in Minnesota Vikings history – 99-year-old Millie Wall had never been to a Vikings playoff game.

Wall, though, has been a fan since the team’s inception. So ahead of the team’s Divisional Round game against New Orleans Saints, the Vikings organization surprised her with tickets. They hoped she’d bring good luck. That seems to have worked out pretty well.

And now, thanks to the NFL, Wall is headed to the Super Bowl. Commissioner Roger Goodell personally came to meet Wall at Sunday’s game and present her with tickets:

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Millie’s granddaughter, Ashley, accompanied her to Sunday’s game, which the Vikings won on a miraculous walk-off touchdown pass from Case Keenum to Stefon Diggs. She chronicled the day, which couldn’t have gone much better for the two of them, on Twitter:


The Vikings, of course, still need to get to the Super Bowl for Millie to see her home team in her home city in February. They play the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in Philly in the NFC Championship. There’s even a Twitter hashtag, #MillieToPhilly, to try to send Millie to that game.

The Super Bowl is two weeks later, back at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. And whether or not the Vikings are there, Millie will be.

Millie Wall, 99, attends her first Vikings game. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell surprised her with tickets to the Super Bowl, which will be held in Minnesota. (Photo: @maurygloverfox9 on Twitter)
Millie Wall, 99, attends her first Vikings game. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell surprised her with tickets to the Super Bowl, which will be held in Minnesota. (Photo: @maurygloverfox9 on Twitter)

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