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I keep meaning to post in this thread and then I forgot. I'm Jim (but since we already have a Jim on this board who's been around much longer than I have) I'll settle for James. And here's a little of my back story:

Born and raised in Anchorage Alaska. My family owns a dairy farm just outside of Little Falls MN. Ever summer as a kid I would be sent down to work the farm. That's part of how I ended up being a Vikings fan. Went to college in Fort Valley Georgia. Earned B.S. degrees in Mathematics and Computer Engineering. Returned to Alaska and got Master's degrees in Teaching and Special Education. Taught in Alaska for 3 years. Joined the Navy (last fall) got injured during flight school (ejection seat messed up my back). Got discharged. Married my wife last December (she's active air force). Moved to Nevada when we got married. Two months later we PCSed to San Antonio Texas for her to do ER nurse training. Found out we were being moved to Travis AFB in California. Got a teaching job out here and I've been living in the Bay Area since August.

Just wanted to share a little of my life background so if/when I mention things from my life people know where it comes from.


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I keep meaning to post in this thread and then I forgot. I'm Jim (but since we already have a Jim on this board who's been around much longer than I have) I'll settle for James. And here's a little of my back story:

Born and raised in Anchorage Alaska. My family owns a dairy farm just outside of Little Falls MN. Ever summer as a kid I would be sent down to work the farm. That's part of how I ended up being a Vikings fan. Went to college in Fort Valley Georgia. Earned B.S. degrees in Mathematics and Computer Engineering. Returned to Alaska and got Master's degrees in Teaching and Special Education. Taught in Alaska for 3 years. Joined the Navy (last fall) got injured during flight school (ejection seat messed up my back). Got discharged. Married my wife last December (she's active air force). Moved to Nevada when we got married. Two months later we PCSed to San Antonio Texas for her to do ER nurse training. Found out we were being moved to Travis AFB in California. Got a teaching job out here and I've been living in the Bay Area since August.

Just wanted to share a little of my life background so if/when I mention things from my life people know where it comes from.



Thanks for the background and your name. Ironically enough, I'm a Vikings fan because my Dad was born and raised in Little Falls, Minnesota! I was born and grew up in Illinois but since Dad was from MN and cheered for the Vikes, I did too and it stuck. :)


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I keep meaning to post in this thread and then I forgot. I'm Jim (but since we already have a Jim on this board who's been around much longer than I have) I'll settle for James. And here's a little of my back story:

Born and raised in Anchorage Alaska. My family owns a dairy farm just outside of Little Falls MN. Ever summer as a kid I would be sent down to work the farm. That's part of how I ended up being a Vikings fan. Went to college in Fort Valley Georgia. Earned B.S. degrees in Mathematics and Computer Engineering. Returned to Alaska and got Master's degrees in Teaching and Special Education. Taught in Alaska for 3 years. Joined the Navy (last fall) got injured during flight school (ejection seat messed up my back). Got discharged. Married my wife last December (she's active air force). Moved to Nevada when we got married. Two months later we PCSed to San Antonio Texas for her to do ER nurse training. Found out we were being moved to Travis AFB in California. Got a teaching job out here and I've been living in the Bay Area since August.

Just wanted to share a little of my life background so if/when I mention things from my life people know where it comes from.



Thanks for the background and your name. Ironically enough, I'm a Vikings fan because my Dad was born and raised in Little Falls, Minnesota! I was born and grew up in Illinois but since Dad was from MN and cheered for the Vikes, I did too and it stuck. :)


Weird. I didn't know anyone even lived in Little Falls. Just a small little dot on a map! And I was wrong, Jim hasn't been on here "much longer" than me. Just 2 years longer (wow didn't realize I have been posting and reading here for 10 years). But has about 100x more posts.


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[Weird. I didn't know anyone even lived in Little Falls. Just a small little dot on a map!


He grew up on a farm. :)

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And I was wrong, Jim hasn't been on here "much longer" than me. Just 2 years longer (wow didn't realize I have been posting and reading here for 10 years). But has about 100x more posts.


You've got some catching up to do!


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OK, my name isn't Joe.

Some know the story ... I'll repeat it. My dad took me to my first-ever football game on September 28, 1969, at the old Met Stadium. The Vikings beat the Baltimore Colts 52-14, and Joe Kapp threw 7 TD passes. I was 9 years old and knew nothing about football, but I was instantly hooked on the Vikings (also became the biggest Joe Kapp fan on the planet -- hence my screen name and avatar). It was the best day of my life.

On January 10, 1977, the the Vikings fell to the Raiders for their 4th Super Bowl loss. I thought it was the worst day of my life ... until I woke up the next morning and found my dad dead of a heart attack. That was the worst day of my life.

As a result, I have an almost pathological need for the Vikings to finally win a championship, like that will somehow even the score.

Riddle: My actual first name is a 3-letter palindrome that begins with "b."

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I've heard that story before and it always sucks. Hopefully we win one for you soon, Brb.


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I've heard that story before and it always sucks. Hopefully we win one for you soon, Brb.

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OK, my name isn't Joe.

Some know the story ... I'll repeat it. My dad took me to my first-ever football game on September 28, 1969, at the old Met Stadium. The Vikings beat the Baltimore Colts 52-14, and Joe Kapp threw 7 TD passes. I was 9 years old and knew nothing about football, but I was instantly hooked on the Vikings (also became the biggest Joe Kapp fan on the planet -- hence my screen name and avatar). It was the best day of my life.

On January 10, 1977, the the Vikings fell to the Raiders for their 4th Super Bowl loss. I thought it was the worst day of my life ... until I woke up the next morning and found my dad dead of a heart attack. That was the worst day of my life.

As a result, I have an almost pathological need for the Vikings to finally win a championship, like that will somehow even the score.

Riddle: My actual first name is a 3-letter palindrome that begins with "b."


I'm going to ignore this post with your name. For the longest time I have had myself convinced that you were actually Kapp and we had a prior player on this forum. So with that said, I'm going to pretend I never saw this and go on hoping that you are in fact the real Joe.

On a serious note though: that story is sad. I hope we win one soon for you, the other older fans on here, and your dad. Skol


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Bub, I remember your story from before, and it is very sad indeed. Hopefully the Vikings can win a Super Bowl soon for you and your father.

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I'm going to ignore this post with your name. For the longest time I have had myself convinced that you were actually Kapp and we had a prior player on this forum. So with that said, I'm going to pretend I never saw this and go on hoping that you are in fact the real Joe.

Dude, ick-snay on the app-kay. You're blowing my cover.

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So do you go by Bub or Bubba?

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On a serious note though: that story is sad. I hope we win one soon for you, the other older fans on here, and your dad. Skol[/quote]

So just how old does one have to be to be considered "the older fans on here"?


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On a serious note though: that story is sad. I hope we win one soon for you, the other older fans on here, and your dad. Skol


So just how old does one have to be to be considered "the older fans on here"?[/quote]

Good question. I usually see that phrase used for those of us who watched the team in the '70s but I don't know the average age of a VMB member. I would think you'd at least have to remember watching the Vikes in the '80s.


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On a serious note though: that story is sad. I hope we win one soon for you, the other older fans on here, and your dad. Skol


So just how old does one have to be to be considered "the older fans on here"?


Good question. I usually see that phrase used for those of us who watched the team in the '70s but I don't know the average age of a VMB member. I would think you'd at least have to remember watching the Vikes in the '80s.


I'm 26 years old. When I made that post I was referencing the fans who were fans when they lost the 4 superbowls. So yes, those of you at watched the team in the 70's are the ones I refer to as "older fans".


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Haha .....count me in then. Started watching in the mid to late 70s and remember watching Tark, Page, Marshall, Eller, Foreman, White, etc. Plus I turn 50 next month so I'm in.


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So just how old does one have to be to be considered "the older fans on here"?


We haven't really nailed it down but a rough timeline would be something like:

Mesozoic period => Jim/Kapp => Tarkenton era => Chuck Foreman era => Herschel Walker trade => Culpepper era => AD era

I would say you fall in the older fan category if you're in one of the first 4


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So just how old does one have to be to be considered "the older fans on here"?


We haven't really nailed it down but a rough timeline would be something like:

Mesozoic period => Jim/Kapp => Tarkenton era => Chuck Foreman era => Herschel Walker trade => Culpepper era => AD era

I would say you fall in the older fan category if you're in one of the first 4



The second Tarkenton era (remember, he played in the "mesozoic" as well) and the Chuck Foreman era were pretty much the same. Tark played for the Vikes through '78. Foreman's last year as a Vike was '79.

The Walker trade was in '89 so you accidentally left out a decade. Maybe that's the Kramer era?

See, this is the kind of trivia you know when you're one of the "old guys". :)


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Mothman wrote:
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So just how old does one have to be to be considered "the older fans on here"?


Good question. I usually see that phrase used for those of us who watched the team in the '70s but I don't know the average age of a VMB member. I would think you'd at least have to remember watching the Vikes in the '80s.


Look at "old" this way. One of the biggest thrills in Jim's life was the day when the wheel was invented. :D


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Look at "old" this way. One of the biggest thrills in Jim's life was the day when the wheel was invented. :D


Ha! This from a guy who remembers the discovery of fire! ;)


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not a regular but i pop in from time to time.

name's jay. 39 live in san diego with my wife(packer fan) and 4 daughters. originally from louisiana and ended up in southern california after 6 years in the navy. still work around the navy as a electrical foreman of one of the major shipyards down this way.

been a viking fan since 1986. never could catch on with saints, but for some reason when i watched the vikes beat the saints in dec 1986 they stood out to me. very weird game. wade wilson was sacked like 7 times, but vikes won 33-17. since that day i've bled purple.

wanted to show my respect to this message board. my message board experiences started on the old espn boards back in the day. have to say this is a very well run board. not a lot of rif raff and a ton of knowledgeable, passionate, but respectful posters.


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slapnut19 wrote:
not a regular but i pop in from time to time.

name's jay. 39 live in san diego with my wife(packer fan) and 4 daughters. originally from louisiana and ended up in southern california after 6 years in the navy. still work around the navy as a electrical foreman of one of the major shipyards down this way.

been a viking fan since 1986. never could catch on with saints, but for some reason when i watched the vikes beat the saints in dec 1986 they stood out to me. very weird game. wade wilson was sacked like 7 times, but vikes won 33-17. since that day i've bled purple.

wanted to show my respect to this message board. my message board experiences started on the old espn boards back in the day. have to say this is a very well run board. not a lot of rif raff and a ton of knowledgeable, passionate, but respectful posters.



Glad to here the "evil" Saints never caught on with you. :thumbsup: :D


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I watched my first game in 1962, went to my first game in 1969 at Met Stadium, watched all 4 Super Bowl losses, I'm a 2016 season ticket holder, we should have stayed outdoors. I love Diggs, dat's my boy.


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I watched my first game in 1962, went to my first game in 1969 at Met Stadium, watched all 4 Super Bowl losses, I'm a 2016 season ticket holder, we should have stayed outdoors. I love Diggs, dat's my boy.
And your name is...? lol


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I watched my first game in 1962, went to my first game in 1969 at Met Stadium, watched all 4 Super Bowl losses, I'm a 2016 season ticket holder, we should have stayed outdoors. I love Diggs, dat's my boy.
And your name is...? lol

Yes! I did fail to mention that, Jeff.


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Millard75 wrote:
I watched my first game in 1962, went to my first game in 1969 at Met Stadium, watched all 4 Super Bowl losses, I'm a 2016 season ticket holder, we should have stayed outdoors. I love Diggs, dat's my boy.
And your name is...? lol

Yes! I did fail to mention that, Jeff.
Welcome, Jeff. :)


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Hey guys,

I'm obviously new here. The Vikings have always been my NFC team of choice, as about half my family came out of Minnesota and many of them still live there. I grew up in San Diego, so the Chargers have always been my main squeeze. But with the probability of relocation and the way the front office has handled that issue, I've really begun investing more in the Vikings over the last year or so and decided I'd like to join an online community. I've really enjoyed cheering for the Vikes in recent seasons, as Spielman has signed/drafted a lot of players that I was particularly fond of in college or as FA targets. And I loved the Zimmer/Turner hires. So all around, I'm pretty pleased with the direction of the franchise.

For the past 10 years or so, I've been pretty heavy into the draft. I still watch as much CFB and prospect tape as I have time for, but I no longer have the time to invest in it that I once did. As the Vikes have drafted many players who I loved in college (e.g. Harrison Smith, Teddy Bridgewater, Xavier Rhodes, Eric Kendricks, Shariff Floyd, Everson Griffen, Phil Loadholt, Jerrick McKinnon, etc), I've become increasingly impressed with Spielman.

Anyhow, looking forward to talking football with you guys and learning from you especially about the back end of this roster, which I'm not as schooled on as I'd like to be.

Jesse


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Hey guys,

I'm obviously new here. The Vikings have always been my NFC team of choice, as about half my family came out of Minnesota and many of them still live there. I grew up in San Diego, so the Chargers have always been my main squeeze. But with the probability of relocation and the way the front office has handled that issue, I've really begun investing more in the Vikings over the last year or so and decided I'd like to join an online community. I've really enjoyed cheering for the Vikes in recent seasons, as Spielman has signed/drafted a lot of players that I was particularly fond of in college or as FA targets. And I loved the Zimmer/Turner hires. So all around, I'm pretty pleased with the direction of the franchise.

For the past 10 years or so, I've been pretty heavy into the draft. I still watch as much CFB and prospect tape as I have time for, but I no longer have the time to invest in it that I once did. As the Vikes have drafted many players who I loved in college (e.g. Harrison Smith, Teddy Bridgewater, Xavier Rhodes, Eric Kendricks, Shariff Floyd, Everson Griffen, Phil Loadholt, Jerrick McKinnon, etc), I've become increasingly impressed with Spielman.

Anyhow, looking forward to talking football with you guys and learning from you especially about the back end of this roster, which I'm not as schooled on as I'd like to be.

Jesse


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Welcome Jesse! Always glad to have a "new" fan around here.


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Hey guys,

I'm obviously new here. The Vikings have always been my NFC team of choice, as about half my family came out of Minnesota and many of them still live there. I grew up in San Diego, so the Chargers have always been my main squeeze. But with the probability of relocation and the way the front office has handled that issue, I've really begun investing more in the Vikings over the last year or so and decided I'd like to join an online community. I've really enjoyed cheering for the Vikes in recent seasons, as Spielman has signed/drafted a lot of players that I was particularly fond of in college or as FA targets. And I loved the Zimmer/Turner hires. So all around, I'm pretty pleased with the direction of the franchise.

For the past 10 years or so, I've been pretty heavy into the draft. I still watch as much CFB and prospect tape as I have time for, but I no longer have the time to invest in it that I once did. As the Vikes have drafted many players who I loved in college (e.g. Harrison Smith, Teddy Bridgewater, Xavier Rhodes, Eric Kendricks, Shariff Floyd, Everson Griffen, Phil Loadholt, Jerrick McKinnon, etc), I've become increasingly impressed with Spielman.

Anyhow, looking forward to talking football with you guys and learning from you especially about the back end of this roster, which I'm not as schooled on as I'd like to be.

Jesse
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Welcome we all have times where there is less time to post... I actually have a pretty good feeling about the Vikings
overall..currently .. well will see over the next 2-3 years what happens.. welcome to the board

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losperros wrote:
Look at "old" this way. One of the biggest thrills in Jim's life was the day when the wheel was invented. :D


Ha! This from a guy who remembers the discovery of fire! ;)


You guys got to be from the same Era, still using black and white cameras. *points toward display pictures* :tongue:

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