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    Hello from a newbie in the UK

    Just a quick hello from me, Steve (aka Viking68).

    I'm a long time fan of the NFL having initially been drawn to the sport back in the early 80's, although my interest did wane in the later part of the decade I became hooked again in the late 90's and have been an avid follower since. I made it to the Dolphins/Giants game in London a couple of years ago but sadly couldn't get tickets last year or for this Octobers game, so I'll have to carry on with the UK's TV coverage for my fix.

    I have to admit to being a Dolphins fan in my early days of NFL fandom but in the break from late 80's to late 90's I very much go into Ice Hockey and the NHL not really having a team, until the NHL announced the expansion of the league and the Wild were born. As the Wilds colours matched those of my favourite Rugby Club here in the UK (Leicester Tigers) I adopted the Wild as my NHL team.

    Since getting back into the NFL in a big way I felt if I was to finally call a team my own it should be the Vikings as they hail from the same state as my Wild, so here I am, a UK fan that is proud to wear Purple on the field and Red / Green / White on the Ice
    ;D

    Have a great weekend one and all

    Steve

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    Re: Hello from a newbie in the UK

    welcome

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    Re: Hello from a newbie in the UK


    Good to have you Steve/Viking68, welcome aboard the long boat heading to the Playoffs.

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    Re: Hello from a newbie in the UK

    Welcome Viking68! Good to have another fan aboard from the other side of the Pond!
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    Re: Hello from a newbie in the UK

    Welcome aboard my friend from the UK. Glad to have you aboard. Here's to a great season of football and rugby. Let the carnage begin.
    I bet you could use a cool one huh Clark...Now you're talkin Eddie...

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    Re: Hello from a newbie in the UK

    Welcome aboard my friend from the UK. Glad to have you aboard. Here's to a great season of football and rugby. Let the carnage begin.
    I bet you could use a cool one huh Clark...Now you're talkin Eddie...

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    Re: Hello from a newbie in the UK

    "Viking68" wrote:
    Just a quick hello from me, Steve (aka Viking68).

    I'm a long time fan of the NFL having initially been drawn to the sport back in the early 80's, although my interest did wane in the later part of the decade I became hooked again in the late 90's and have been an avid follower since. I made it to the Dolphins/Giants game in London a couple of years ago but sadly couldn't get tickets last year or for this Octobers game, so I'll have to carry on with the UK's TV coverage for my fix.

    I have to admit to being a Dolphins fan in my early days of NFL fandom but in the break from late 80's to late 90's I very much go into Ice Hockey and the NHL not really having a team, until the NHL announced the expansion of the league and the Wild were born. As the Wilds colours matched those of my favourite Rugby Club here in the UK (Leicester Tigers) I adopted the Wild as my NHL team.

    Since getting back into the NFL in a big way I felt if I was to finally call a team my own it should be the Vikings as they hail from the same state as my Wild, so here I am, a UK fan that is proud to wear Purple on the field and Red / Green / White on the Ice
    ;D

    Have a great weekend one and all

    Steve
    Valkommen and SKOL!

    Not knowing much about UK geography, I can't say if this is a possibility, but we several members from the UK (AngloVike and MarkTheViking to name 2) so maybe you all can get together to watch a game on the telly this fall!

    =Z=

    Thanks to Josdin for the awesome sig!

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    Re: Hello from a newbie in the UK

    Good to have you as Minnesota sports fan, Steve!
    Welcome aboard and SKOL
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    Welcome to PP.O

    Thanks to PPE for the sig.

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    Re: Hello from a newbie in the UK

    welcome!!

    thank you Josdin00 for the amazing sig!

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