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    Re: Do you remember your FIRST VIKINGS GAME you attended?

    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    You'll find this hard to believe but...
    My first Vikings game I saw in person was the 1975 NFC Divisional Playoff against the Dallas Cowboys on December 28th. The Purple People Eaters vs the Doomsday Defense.
    I think you all know what happened at the end of the game. I was sitting high in the corner of the end zone with Dallas moving down the field away from me.
    The Vikes were up 14-10.
    With less than 30 seconds on the clock, Roger Staubach threw the ball as hard as he could to Drew Pearson. Nate Wright was defending. Pearson pushed off and caught the pass on his hip and went into the endzone.
    All heck broke loose on the stands for the interfearance call but no such call was made.
    The famous pass made the "Hail Mary" a byword for such passes today.
    Wow...awesome first game (maybe awesome isn't the best word to describe the results of that one...let's try memorable). But, I'm still jealous.

    I don't remember the exact year because I was pretty young, but my first game was versus the Packers at Lambeau Field...probably around '83 or so.
    Even babies know the difference.

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    Re: Do you remember your FIRST VIKINGS GAME you attended?

    Unfortunately, yes.

    Having just graduated college and moving from my home in southeastern Virginia to Cincinnati, Ohio, I was lucky enough to have the Vikings visiting the Bengals during the 1980 season.
    The Bengals came into the game at 2-4, only having scored more than 17 points in one contest.
    As I recall, an injury to Ken Anderson meant that the Throwin Samoan, Jack Thompson, would be QBing the Bengals.

    Tommy Kramer was at the helm for the 3-3 Vikings, but the defense was already thin at that point, having given up 23 or more points in four of the six games.
    The Vikings would hold the Bengals to 14 points, but the Vikings offense laid a big goose egg and my beloved Vikings lost 14-0.
    It was the first time the Vikings had been shut out in years, and it had to come to a pathetic Bengals team that would finish the year 6-10.

    I've seen the Vikings play three times in Cincinnati; each time the Vikings lost.
    The one regular season game I didn't go to (but had a backyard BBQ with a TV), Rich Gannon and the Vikings stomped the Bengals 42-7.
    SKOL VIKINGS!

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    Re: Do you remember your FIRST VIKINGS GAME you attended?

    "purplepat" wrote:
    I've seen the Vikings play three times in Cincinnati; each time the Vikings lost.
    The one regular season game I didn't go to (but had a backyard BBQ with a TV), Rich Gannon and the Vikings stomped the Bengals 42-7.
    You aren't allowed to watch any more Bengal/Viking games in person. ;D
    Zeus wrote:
    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

    =Z=

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    Re: Do you remember your FIRST VIKINGS GAME you attended?

    1992 vs the Oilers.
    We lost and Jack Del Rio of the Oilers took out Moon for the game.

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    Re: Do you remember your FIRST VIKINGS GAME you attended?

    It was 1976 and we beat the Bears by a point.
    My best friends family had 4 season tickets and the daughter was getting older so she did not want to go very often.
    Her loss was my gain.

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    Re: Do you remember your FIRST VIKINGS GAME you attended?

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    Re: Do you remember your FIRST VIKINGS GAME you attended?

    I remember it vividly.
    It was 1980, Game 11 at the Met.
    Tommy Kramer vs Doug Williams...both passed for over 400 yds, Kramer won 48-30.
    We were sitting in the North end zone in row 8; the Olympia beer
    ??? was flowing big time...ooofa.
    I was a freshman in college (at the University of South Dakota), my Dad and I tailgated before the game and partied during the game.


    A few things really stood out to me during that game:
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    Kramer had serious moxy, how could you not like him
    2)
    Ahmad Rashad was smooth
    3)
    Matt Blair was incredible
    4)
    the best player on the field, by far, hands down, was Lee Roy Selmon.
    Completely unblockable.
    5)
    Doug Williams never, ever gives up...and, man, what an arm

    Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent
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    As a matter of fact, I do know

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    Re: Do you remember your FIRST VIKINGS GAME you attended?

    My first Vikings game was in 1996., week 10
    We lost 6-21 vs the K.C. Chiefs.
    Nothing memorable happened.
    Probably the lamest first Vikings game listed in this thread.

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    Re: Do you remember your FIRST VIKINGS GAME you attended?

    "Zeus" wrote:
    Dec. 6th, 1992.
    Veteran's Stadium, Philadelphia.
    I was living in NYC at the time, so I took a train down to my buddy Mike's house (he's a huge Vikings fan) and we drove down to Philly for the game.
    I had one piece of Vikings stuff on, a hat (it was butt-ass cold), and that was still enough for me to get loads of crap in the parking lot.

    Vikes lost 28-17, which was probably a good thing for my safety.
    Not a pleasant place to watch a game for a visiting fan.

    =Z=



    Hey Zeus,
    I was at that same game..........i've been to
    4 games
    at the old Veteran's Stadium over the years.....


    I LOVE THE SMELL OF VICTORY IN THE MORNING AIR.

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