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Hello everyone. I’ve been checking this site more and more in the past few months. Decided to finally make my first post and become active.

I spent a few years of my childhood in Chicago and Wisconsin before moving to San Diego when I was 11. Growing up in the Midwest, I didn’t watch too much football but did play every now and then. I hated the packers and never really liked the bears. I didn’t really have a favorite football team but instead just rooted for individual players like Boomer Esiason and Andre Rison. When we moved to California, I was unable to get into the Chargers as they weren’t very good and I tend to go against what the majority of people around me root for. So there I was in the late 90s in need of a team to call my own. I started following the Vikings in ‘98 after seeing endless Randy Moss highlights on TV. I rooted for them all the way to the game that shall not be mentioned.

In the subsequent seasons, I remained a Vikings fan in hopes they would go all the way and win the super bowl, something I learned they never did in their franchise history. I stuck with the team throughout the ugly early 2000s, and then saw them trade away my favorite player for an all-time bust. I count the 2009 NFC title game as the most heartbreaking moment in my 15 years of sports fandom and to this day, avoid any and all video footage of it.

I may not be a lifelong fan like some of you, but I’ve hitched my wagon to this team for good. Whenever I tell people who my favorite team is, I’m always met with a perplexed "…Why?" like I just told them Nickelback was my favorite band. It may make zero sense to everyone else as to why a San Diegan living in New York who grew up in Wisconsin roots for the Vikings, but I couldn’t care less. I know the thrill of victory is only that much more invaluable for a fan based as starved as we are. I like the direction the team is heading in now and look forward to exchanging opinions with all of you!

This FanPost was created by a registered user of The Daily Norseman, and does not necessarily reflect the views of the staff of the site. However, since this is a community, that view is no less important.

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