21. The Gjallarhorn
It’s ludicrous but it’s brilliant. Few NFL franchises do kitsch as well as the Minnesota Vikings. Since 2007, the Vikings have sounded the Gjallarhorn before their home games. This massive Viking-style horn sends the crowd into a frenzy and it’s something truly unique to experience. Even fans of rival NFL franchises admit that it’s something that the Vikings do very well.
Minnesota selects special people to sound the Gjallarhorn. These include outstanding citizens from Minnesota, as well as members of the military and Vikings’ legends. This also leads to the famous Skol clap. The Vikings borrowed this from Iceland soccer fans who made it famous in the European Championships that same year. But it lends for a truly brilliant atmosphere.