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Re: The First Name Basis Thread

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:31 pm
by S197
autobon7 wrote: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

Re: The First Name Basis Thread

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:10 pm
by Mothman
S197 wrote: 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". :)

Re: The First Name Basis Thread

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:18 pm
by losperros
Mothman wrote: 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

Re: The First Name Basis Thread

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:27 pm
by Mothman
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! ;)

Re: The First Name Basis Thread

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:57 pm
by slapnut19
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.

Re: The First Name Basis Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:27 pm
by autobon7
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

Re: The First Name Basis Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:21 pm
by Millard75
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.

Re: The First Name Basis Thread

Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 2:28 pm
by DK Sweets
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

Re: The First Name Basis Thread

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:23 pm
by Millard75
DK Sweets wrote: And your name is...? lol
Yes! I did fail to mention that, Jeff.

The First Name Basis Thread

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:50 pm
by DK Sweets
Millard75 wrote: Yes! I did fail to mention that, Jeff.
Welcome, Jeff. :)

Re: The First Name Basis Thread

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:25 pm
by Banquo
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

Re: The First Name Basis Thread

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:00 pm
by PsyDanny
Banquo wrote: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
Welcome, Jesse :beerock:

Re: The First Name Basis Thread

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:10 pm
by DK Sweets
Welcome Jesse! Always glad to have a "new" fan around here.

Re: The First Name Basis Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:54 am
by jackal
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

Re: The First Name Basis Thread

Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:28 pm
by allday1991
Mothman wrote: 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: