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

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    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 pooh. 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 j~~~~~~s Packer fans!
    ;D
    Impark has a history of treating its customers poorly. We probably need to make a little noise to the front office to make them aware of it.

    Next week an observer from Nebraska will be on the scene to bear witness to these transgressions. Probably not before 10 am though.

    See you then.
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    Re: Vikings vs. Texans Tailgate/Game Pics...

    "shockzilla" wrote:
    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
    [img width=450 height=337]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/shom00/Texans%202008/IMG_2275.jpg[/img]

    [img width=450 height=337]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/shom00/Texans%202008/IMG_2276.jpg[/img]

    [img width=450 height=337]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/shom00/Texans%202008/IMG_2277.jpg[/img]

    [img width=450 height=337]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/shom00/Texans%202008/IMG_2278.jpg[/img]

    [img width=450 height=337]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/shom00/Texans%202008/IMG_2279.jpg[/img]

    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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    I was wonderingh why the set up was there. BUt I guewss the question is why did they not set himm up somewhere on the plaza or around the metrodome somewhere. instead of moving some of the tailgaters? OH well it is always good to see(and Meet) people again.

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

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    Rice right before his TD i wasn't quick enough to catch that pic
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    [img width=450 height=327]http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o310/mandy_star26/100_3848.jpg[/img]

    Cedric Griffin...I like to take pics of him just for my dad (singersp) hardy har har


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

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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...
    [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".
    Good to see Coleman has a little Viking apparel, I didn't see any of his volunteers wearing anything vikings related. They seemed very out of place and they constantly surrounded Coleman most of the time, not much interest from the real tailgaters in discussing politics with Norm. I do wonder how Norm was able to reserve the best spaces, must have some good connections.

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

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    Rice right before his TD i wasn't quick enough to catch that pic
    Bet if it was Memo you wouldn't have missed that pic
    ;D ;D ;D
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    Re: Vikings vs. Texans Tailgate/Game Pics...

    "jmcdon00" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    "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".
    Good to see Coleman has a little Viking apparel, I didn't see any of his volunteers wearing anything vikings related. They seemed very out of place and they constantly surrounded Coleman most of the time, not much interest from the real tailgaters in discussing politics with Norm. I do wonder how Norm was able to reserve the best spaces, must have some good connections.
    He was sharing a flask he had in his back pocket!
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    Re: Vikings vs. Texans Tailgate/Game Pics...

    In that last picture before Ragnar , it looks like Sage Rosenfels just kneed Pat Williams in the groin .

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

    Small crowd this week.
    Where did all the tailgaters run away to?

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

    Nice pics VQ - especially that last one. Who's the guy in the pic with you?

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

    Great pics everybody! Just reminds me of when I've hung out pre game before! I gotta get up there and hang out again!

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