So Long and Thanks for All the Football

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Re: So Long and Thanks for All the Football

Post by S197 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:55 pm

Texas Vike wrote: An outlet for our "Vikings Issues." :lol: Well said.
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Re: So Long and Thanks for All the Football

Post by mosscarter » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:23 pm

Take care Mothman--you were always a really good board moderator.
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Re: So Long and Thanks for All the Football

Post by halfgiz » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:30 pm

Jim hope it is just a short leave...You are really going to be missed!!
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Re: So Long and Thanks for All the Football

Post by ChicagoViking » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:23 pm

Hey, Mothman. If you're still around, PM me. I don't pay much attention to personal details on fan forums, so I had never noticed you live in Chicago until today. My brother and I are Vikings season ticket holders. He lives in Utah and I live in Chicago, and we try to get up to a few games each year. Always happy to talk about Vikings football.
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Re: So Long and Thanks for All the Football

Post by jackal » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:41 pm

Wow .. little stunned and wish you all the luck
in the world, Jim

Post script... so Jim are going pro with that
belly button thing(ground hog day)
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Re: So Long and Thanks for All the Football

Post by Kansas Viking » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:26 am

As someone who stepped back several years ago and only drops in occasionally, I understand Jim. But I will say this, when I do drop in here I usually look for your posts as I always enjoyed your insight. I could have never got this board off the ground years ago without people like you. I will miss seeing your thoughts here when I drop in.
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Re: So Long and Thanks for All the Football

Post by chicagopurple » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:45 pm

I too have stepped away.
42 years of faithfully following a team that has consistently failed is just too much.
Clearly the team under Spielman is a failure. I have NO confidence that they are remotely close to being a top tier team for the foreseeable future. The most exciting part of the team is their shiny new stadium....yawn......
42 years ending in disgust. This will be the first year in decades that I wont be driving up to MN for game(s). I didnt give up.....they failed.
Time to find a winter hobby.
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Re: So Long and Thanks for All the Football

Post by mansquatch » Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:25 pm

Jim, you will be missed greatly.

I'm putting my money on "you'll be back" though. I hope I'm right!

If not, enjoy the next chapter in life. :govikes:
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Re: So Long and Thanks for All the Football

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:24 am

Guys, guys ... you're looking at this all wrong. Can't you see? This is nothing short of a banner day for trolls! Wyatt Earp has retired ... Dodge City can return to its rightful place in the Wild Wild West!

Without Jim around to moderate, we're free to call each other names, throw f-bombs, dish out fake news, and say things like, "Yo mama looks like Linval Joseph." We can use hip-hop lingo like "whaddup yo?" and "that's lit," and insult each others' wives. Civility is dead. Immaturity rises from the ashes.

In other words, we can FINALLY be like all the other forums on the planet!

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Seriously, Jim ... was it something I said? Cuz it often is!

It won't be the same around here without you. The reason VMB is still the only sports board I'll even read, let alone participate with, is precisely because it ISN'T Dodge City. Trolling, name calling and all the other stuff isn't allowed, and you always have been a big reason for that, even before you were officially a moderator. Your calm tone and level head always helped settle the more high-strung among us, and smoothed out the edges of the bipolar guys here (like me).

So I'll just say "thank you." For being a voice of reason. For taking on the role of adult among us toddlers. You'll be sorely missed (even though I'm pretty sure the real reason you're leaving is because you're a Bears fan who wants desperately to come out of the closet). 8)

Be well. Hope to see you here from time to time.
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Re: So Long and Thanks for All the Football

Post by Texas Vike » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:05 am

Excellent post, Kapp. You accurately captured Jim's contribution to this board with your metaphor(s). Well put.
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Re: So Long and Thanks for All the Football

Post by 808vikingsfan » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:27 pm

J. Kapp 11 wrote:Guys, guys ... you're looking at this all wrong. Can't you see? This is nothing short of a banner day for trolls! Wyatt Earp has retired ... Dodge City can return to its rightful place in the Wild Wild West!

Without Jim around to moderate, we're free to call each other names, throw f-bombs, dish out fake news, and say things like, "Yo mama looks like Linval Joseph." We can use hip-hop lingo like "whaddup yo?" and "that's lit," and insult each others' wives. Civility is dead. Immaturity rises from the ashes.

In other words, we can FINALLY be like all the other forums on the planet!

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Seriously, Jim ... was it something I said? Cuz it often is!

It won't be the same around here without you. The reason VMB is still the only sports board I'll even read, let alone participate with, is precisely because it ISN'T Dodge City. Trolling, name calling and all the other stuff isn't allowed, and you always have been a big reason for that, even before you were officially a moderator. Your calm tone and level head always helped settle the more high-strung among us, and smoothed out the edges of the bipolar guys here (like me).

So I'll just say "thank you." For being a voice of reason. For taking on the role of adult among us toddlers. You'll be sorely missed (even though I'm pretty sure the real reason you're leaving is because you're a Bears fan who wants desperately to come out of the closet). 8)

Be well. Hope to see you here from time to time.
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Re: So Long and Thanks for All the Football

Post by PurpleMustReign » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:06 pm

Wait a minute... What's wrong with your mother looking like Linval Joseph?

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Re: So Long and Thanks for All the Football

Post by 808vikingsfan » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:17 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote:Wait a minute... What's wrong with your mother looking like Linval Joseph?

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Well, Linval does resemble Biz Markie a little. Don't think that's a good look for a woman.

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Re: So Long and Thanks for All the Football

Post by mansquatch » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:33 am

it's Linval Hungry. Get it straight.

The question on your mother resembling Linval Hungry should not require elaboration.
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Re: So Long and Thanks for All the Football

Post by vikeinmontana » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:20 pm

haven't posted in a while but this news sucks. looked forward to your posts more than anyones! guess someone else will have step up to the challenge!
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