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    Vikings vs. Texans Tailgate/Game Pics...

    Not sure if anyone else took pictures - not a huge crowd at the tailgate this week - but I thought I'd post my pics anyway...

    The morning started off, oh let's say, INTERESTINGLY. I got there about 6:30 to a few security guards milling around along with some obviously upset tailgaters from another group. Neumdog could give you the real lowdown, but let's just say that this group of upset tailgaters were forced from their spots by none other than our own republican Senator, Norm Coleman. Seems he wanted the spots for himself, to hell with the people that had gotten there around 6:00 in the morning to get the prime spots they wanted. What happened in the end was that these tailgaters were decent enough to let Norm have his way (with a little compensation for their spots supposedly forthcoming - what they paid for the spots for one game, of course - no more, no less). Anyway, Norm got his spots, and of course didn't show up until after 10:00 to do some glad-handing and picture taking. But enough about that - on to the pictures!

    Norms spot (which I IN NO WAY AM SAYING I AM ENDORSING NORM COLEMAN, OR ANY PARTY FOR THAT MATTER - just took the picture)
    [img width=450 height=337]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/shom00/Texans%202008/IMG_2267.jpg[/img]

    The guys that had to move
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    Our sign
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    Other tailgaters
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    [img width=450 height=337]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/shom00/Texans%202008/IMG_2276.jpg[/img]

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    Neum (with his back to the camera)
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    VQ, BLV (standing) and SnoBum
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    Zeus, of course
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    Re: Vikings vs. Texans Tailgate/Game Pics...

    More pics:

    Singer
    [img width=450 height=337]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/shom00/Texans%202008/IMG_2287.jpg[/img]

    Neum and his Dad
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    Sno
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    BLV
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    More pics of our group...
    [img width=450 height=337]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/shom00/Texans%202008/IMG_2294.jpg[/img]

    [img width=450 height=337]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/shom00/Texans%202008/IMG_2297.jpg[/img]

    the dancing singing dog
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    Garland Greene and his wife
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    The Lovebirds look a LITTLE tired...(being up until 4:00 in the morning on Gameday will do that)
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    Re: Vikings vs. Texans Tailgate/Game Pics...

    Last group of pics, crowd outside and game pics:
    [img width=450 height=337]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/shom00/Texans%202008/IMG_2306.jpg[/img]

    [img width=450 height=337]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/shom00/Texans%202008/IMG_2307.jpg[/img]

    Our view
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    Cheerleaders
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    Neum and his Dad
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    Sno enjoying a little brew
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    A few shots of game action - sorry a little blurry!
    [img width=450 height=337]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/shom00/Texans%202008/IMG_2312.jpg[/img]

    [img width=450 height=337]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/shom00/Texans%202008/IMG_2317.jpg[/img]

    [img width=450 height=337]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/shom00/Texans%202008/IMG_2318.jpg[/img]

    [img width=450 height=337]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/shom00/Texans%202008/IMG_2319.jpg[/img]

    [img width=450 height=337]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/shom00/Texans%202008/IMG_2320.jpg[/img]

    Postgame mob
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    Some guy in a mask
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    Well, that's all I have - I think Gary has some to post yet!
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    Re: Vikings vs. Texans Tailgate/Game Pics...

    Nice pics. Looks like you guys had fun.

    Just wondering...why are you guys at war with Iowa?

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    Re: Vikings vs. Texans Tailgate/Game Pics...

    I saw that too - I have NO idea what that's about! LOL!!!
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    Re: Vikings vs. Texans Tailgate/Game Pics...

    Awesome pics!

    Man..
    I always regret not making any tailgates.
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    Re: Vikings vs. Texans Tailgate/Game Pics...

    Shock's right, I have a few pics to post myself.

    Here's me with some dude called the Tailgate Ambassador
    [img width=450 height=337]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/shom00/Gary_Texans/IMG_2280.jpg[/img]

    Me and that dancing/singing dog dude again. Rough! (or is that RUFF?)
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    Me with a new friend


    Me and VQ - she was being nice enough to keep me warm in her lap
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    Me and my buddy Zeus
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    Two more new friends! PurplePower (left) and his brother
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    Chillin' with the gang
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    Me and Neum
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    Neum was pissed off at something...not sure what. That was a close call!! LOL
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    Me and some guys from another group (The Tailgate Ambassador was with them)
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    And finally, me with PPO'ers (from left, Zeus, Garland Greene, Neum, Singer and Shock) and some guy named Norm Coleman??? Not sure who he was...He was the guy in the gray Vikings sweatshirt...
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    Re: Vikings vs. Texans Tailgate/Game Pics...

    As usual looks like more fun then a person should be allowed , I want to get to one ... boo @ the fellas having to move for Coleman so he can have his publicity stunt , tahts too bad , but at the end of the day it's a Vikings W and that makes atleat 100 people happy.

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    Re: Vikings vs. Texans Tailgate/Game Pics...

    "shockzilla" wrote:
    The morning started off, oh let's say, INTERESTINGLY. I got there about 6:30 to a few security guards milling around along with some obviously upset tailgaters from another group. Neumdog could give you the real lowdown, but let's just say that this group of upset tailgaters were forced from their spots by none other than our own republican Senator, Norm Coleman. Seems he wanted the spots for himself, to hell with the people that had gotten there around 6:00 in the morning to get the prime spots they wanted. What happened in the end was that these tailgaters were decent enough to let Norm have his way (with a little compensation for their spots supposedly forthcoming - what they paid for the spots for one game, of course - no more, no less). Anyway, Norm got his spots, and of course didn't show up until after 10:00 to do some glad-handing and picture taking. But enough about that - on to the pictures!
    I would put most of the blame on the parking lot company Impark, and not Senator Coleman.
    It's fine if they would have had the spots reserved and blocked off before anybody got there and set up all their stuff, but they chose to make the people move after they already were set up and having a good time.
    The lot manager (some young looking kid with no backbone) decided to go get a Minneapolis police officer before he would even explain to the people why they had to move.

    For the amount of money we all have paid to be able to tailgate each week, Impark certainly treats people like shit. Granted, they are going to give the people who had to move a refund for the price of one day of parking, but it's the principle of the thing.
    Every week it's one thing or another.
    "You can't park here, or you can't park there" is what we always hear from them, and it seems like the people who choose to get there the earliest always are the ones being punished.

    Luckily, our PPO spots were set up right next to the spots they decided to grab for Senator Coleman, so we didn't have to move, but I stood by our fellow Vikings tailgaters.

    Well, next week, hopefully things will be better with the tailgate situation.
    We won't have to worry about Senators, just jackass Packer fans!
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    Re: Vikings vs. Texans Tailgate/Game Pics...

    "GaryfromIllinois" wrote:

    And finally, me with PPO'ers (from left, Zeus, Garland Greene, Neum, Singer and Shock) and some guy named Norm Coleman??? Not sure who he was...He was the guy in the gray Vikings sweatshirt...
    [img width=450 height=337]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/shom00/Gary_Texans/IMG_2303.jpg[/img]
    Looks more to me like an endorsement pic of Zeus & Shock with their candidate "Coleman".

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