Vikings vs Bills was Great; Watching Paul Allen Call it Might be Better

The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Buffalo Bills in a 33-30 slobberknocker back-and-forth last week that included the best catch in NFL history. Undoubtedly, it will go down as one of the best games of the 2022 season.

But a video was released on the various Minnesota Vikings’ social media channels, Wednesday, that might be even better than the game itself. Featured in the clip is longtime Vikings radio play-by-play voice, Paul Allen. It’s a 2-minute rollercoaster ride of emotions that you need to ride.

Who is Paul Allen?

Paul Allen has been the Vikings’ play-by-play radio voice since 1998. He also calls horse races at Canterbury Park in Shakopee and hosts a sports radio show that runs on 100.3 KFAN from 9 AM to NOON, Monday through Friday. He’s also dabbled in calling Minnesota Wild hockey.

If you have heard a famous Minnesota Vikings call, like the Minneapolis Miracle or Brett Favre interception, then you’ve heard PA’s voice before. Allen is from Washington DC and grew up in California. But he appears to be a Minnesota lifer going forward. He loves the Vikings and he loves Canterbury. So, where else would he go?

So, yes, he could easily spend his summers elsewhere, tucked into a pontoon boat up north without the grind of four-days-a-week race calls through the dog days of summer.

“But this place is so deeply rooted in the fabric of who I am,” Allen said.

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Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan

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