Originally Posted by silentstriker
Haha, how the hell did you start supporting the Vikings? Dire.
Almost as bad as the Giants. Which IMO is the worst team to support in Football. At least with Arizona (Warning: May contain a football like substance) Cardinals, you can have fun relishing in their ineptitude.
How did I start supporting the Vikings?
It was back in 1986, all my mates were into the sport,and I got carried along really. First game I ever properly watched was Jets vs Dolphins in 86 when the Jets won 51-45 in OT, and I was hooked...but there was something about the Vikes that I liked, having read a bit about the history of the game etc. The 'always the brides maid' feeling about them appealed, and then I watched the Vikes demolish the then Champion Bears 20-7 and that was that. Since then I have seen the Vikes have incredible D's, record breaking offenses, legendary players, etc, but still the last 21 years have just been about frustration (never more so than 1998).
I love the rivalry with the Packers and Bears and all that.
there is just no way on earth I could ever consider stopping supporting the Vikings. Every year though I ask myself the question, why do I put myself through it each season? But each season I get an incredibly strong emotional attachment to the team that I cannot do anything about it. Unless the Vikes are on Sky TV live, I always listen to the Vikes games on the radio, and these days I tend to be quite depressed on Mondays from sept through to December...and its normally a relief when we dont get to the playoffs, coz then I can start actually enjoying the game itself without the worry