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    FigAlert is offline Waterboy
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    As a native Californian, and fan since age 6...

    Hello Ladies and Gents,

    While I have been roaming PP.O for a few years now, I am officially throwing my unadulterated support into the ring for the only team I have ever truly loved, through the good times and the bad.

    It all started at the age of 6, watching a 49ers and Vikings playoff game in 1970.
    Mind you, I was growing up in Los Angeles at the time.
    While watching the game and being mesmerized by the purple helmets, my Mom blurted out that she was from Minnesota.
    That clinched it.
    From then on I was a dyed-in-the-wool fan for life.
    My first football game was at the LA Coliseum to see the Rams vs. the Vikings on November 19, 1972, which I still remember (Vikes won in a score-fest, 45-41).

    Like most of you, I have reveled in the good times and been utterly crushed during the bad, and being in elementary school for the second, third and fourth Super Bowl visits, I became branded for life.
    Like you, while I bitch and moan at the seemingly futile campaign the Vikings embark upon each season, I remain totally committed to my team, forever, or for at least as long as they stay in Minnesota (NEVER anywhere else, EVER).

    So, hello 2008!
    I'm ready for vast improvements and exciting games from the Vikes.
    And, yes, I want it all: our first championship.
    I think both Zygi and Brad have put together the pieces of a team that is competitive, with players who harken back to Joe Kapp's "40 for 60" sentiment.
    I'm very enthused about the season...

    So, while I languish in the belly of the beast, known as Raider Nation (please), know that even a native Californian, living in Oakland, has nothing but love, passion, commitment and hope for our Minnesota Vikings.
    SKOL!
    Let's get to it and win it all!

    As a first post gift to my fellow-Viking fans, let me leave you with a little something I cooked up in Illustrator and Photoshop.
    Enjoy!





    [img size=100]http://www.purplepride.org/media/kunena/attachments/legacy/images/Vikings2.gif[/img]

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    cogitans is offline Jersey Retired
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    Re: As a native Californian, and fan since age 6...

    Welcome to PPO

    Skål

    Thanks to PPE for the sig.

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    Re: As a native Californian, and fan since age 6...

    Welcome aboard..

    Ya know, it is never to late to shed the purple and embrace the Green and Gold friend.


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    Re: As a native Californian, and fan since age 6...

    Very nice intro!!!

    Welcome and Skol!!!

    Looking forawrd to seeing you post

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    CTVikingfan is offline Pro-Bowler
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    Re: As a native Californian, and fan since age 6...

    Welcome Nice to have you here. From one newbie to another enjoy.

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    Re: As a native Californian, and fan since age 6...

    Skol and welcome to PP.O.
    Great intro!
    Hope you enjoy the site.

    [img width=450 height=360]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v482/ultravikingfan/ca_beer_cans.jpg[/img]

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    CTVikingfan is offline Pro-Bowler
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    Re: As a native Californian, and fan since age 6...

    "pack93z" wrote:
    Welcome aboard..

    Ya know, it is never to late to shed the purple and embrace the Green and Gold friend.

    Just because he is from Cali doesnt mean he smokes that medical Marijuana enough to make him do something that bone headed. LOL

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    Re: As a native Californian, and fan since age 6...

    Welcome aboard!
    Look forward to your contributions, glad you didn't get sucked into the black hole.
    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

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    CTVikingfan is offline Pro-Bowler
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    Re: As a native Californian, and fan since age 6...

    Ultra You didnt welcome me with a beer and I like you spent some time in Clarksville TN.

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    Re: As a native Californian, and fan since age 6...

    welcome

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