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  1. Reignman's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marrdro
    Reignman - just moved up to the top of every spreadsheet cause of the Joey Browner comment.
    Excellent The guy was amazing though. I remember he picked up some Cowboy receiver by the belt with 1 hand during a thanksgiving game and threw him out of the endzone after he scored a TD. And of course who can forget the out of no where 1 hand tackle from behind he made on the Broncos Gerald Willhite? Shattered the guys leg and essentially ended his career. He would've been called for a horse collar in todays wussified NFL. What's wrong with snapping shin bones? xD

    Quote Originally Posted by Dfoster
    No truth to the concept that even amongst the absolutely most passionate fans that there has been a major, big-league bail-out, including places like PPO going from close to 10,000 contributors with Lord Favre around to less than about a hundred now, evidencing no real true loyalty to the Vikes?
    Like Wisconsin women, that bandwagon is starting to look a little bloated over there. Many of those 10k contributors were Packer fans jumping ship to follow their beloved Favre. Even my Packer loving brother bought a Favre Viking jersey and suddenly became a fan of purple. Now that Lord Favre is gone they're all back on the cheese wagon.

    Incidentally, I hope you and the other ego errr cheese heads remember to say your prayers every night because all it takes is 1 injury to the right player to render your dynasty the team with the #1 draft pick ... am I right Colt fans? I'm sure that would lighten the load of dat der bandwagon in a hurry lol.
  2. Dfoster's Avatar
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    for those that could not hang with their team...

    Cricket Chirping - YouTube

    Smack aside, it was a good story
    Updated 11-29-2011 at 04:20 PM by Dfoster
  3. Dfoster's Avatar
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    So you don't become a Vikings fan by drinking way too much, coupled with ingesting big-time illicit substances, living with mom and dad / possibly grandparents ( 'cause the folks are incarcerated) and hanging out in the garage with good beer/ no life on gameday?


    No truth to the concept that even amongst the absolutely most passionate fans that there has been a major, big-league bail-out, including places like PPO going from close to 10,000 contributors with Lord Favre around to less than about a hundred now, evidencing no real true loyalty to the Vikes?

    Apparently I'm getting some extraordinarily very bad info.


    Updated 11-29-2011 at 03:57 PM by Dfoster
  4. Marrdro's Avatar
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    Reignman - just moved up to the top of every spreadsheet cause of the Joey Browner comment.
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    It's always interesting to hear how non Minnesotans become Viking fans. I remember that Redskins game. Kramer had 490yds passing. I thought Leo Lewis was the most electric player in the league after that game. Very exciting despite the loss. Nelson dropping an easy swing pass on the 2nd play of the game lol. I guess Nelson was good at dropping passes at RFK xD.

    I first took notice of the Vikings in '84 (yes the Steckle year) and I'm surprised it didn't end there. 1985 was the first year I officially sat down and started watching every game start to finish. I remember the opener vs the defending Champion 49ers at the dome. They beat us the previous year 51-7 or something, but this time we upset them 28-21 after a 4th Q shootout. Browner recovered 3 fumbles and became my favorite player. Later that year we came back from a 23-0 deficit with less than 9 min to go in Philly and won 28-23. Still the most amazing comeback I've ever seen.

    Yeah despite the 7-9 record I got hooked that year. Jim McMahon lighting up our secondary in the 3rd Q of a Monday night heart breaker. Nelson getting stuffed at the goal line in 13-10 loss in Los Angeles vs the Rams on 4th down (Grant decided to go for the win instead of a tie). Stenerud missing a PAT in 14-13 loss at the end of a game in Atlanta. Just to name a few of my first painful Viking memories. I think they were foreshadows of things to come lol. Win or lose, there were many dramatic finishes that year.
  6. shockzilla's Avatar
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    Awesome read, ScottishVike - loved the clip you pulled out!
  7. AngloVike's Avatar
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    That brings back memories, Sunday afternoon never came round quick enough and it gave the chance to catch up on the scores that had not been included in the newpapers earlier in the week. Best part was trying to listen to a game on the AFN with the coming and going and always at the worst times in terms of plays.
    As you say we are far better served in the UK and almost take it for granted that games will be on TV or that we can stream them if needed. So much has changed in the near 30 years that I've been following the sport and yet I still get that tingle of anticipation when a game is about to kick off.
    Happy days indeed
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    I can also tell you exactly when I became a Viking fan. Growing up in Connecticut, some people were Giants fans, Some Patriots, others Jets. Usually boys picked there favorite team because of their father. My father gambled on football, so his favorite team was basically the ones he bet week to week. I learned vocabulary like teaser, spread, line, under and over. Needless to say, football was on the TV every weekend. There was one game in particular that comes to mind. The 1977 Mud Bowl. Vikings vs. Rams. It was played in a complete mud pit, and as a 9 year old, I thought it was just awesome.

    Updated 11-11-2011 at 05:49 PM by ConnecticutViking
  9. Traveling_Vike's Avatar
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    Very nice read. Thanks for posting this.