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NordicNed
08-05-2007, 02:18 PM
It was 1973 for me.
;D




It was a year that all Vikings Fans could be proud of their team.




We went 12-2 in the regular season and marched right thru the playoffs to end up meeting the Miami Dolphins in the Super Bowl.





Here is how the year panned out for us.



Regular Season
Week 1
Sep 16 W 24-16 vs Oakland Raiders

Week 2
Sep 23 W 22-13 at Chicago Bears

Week 3
Sep 30 W 11-3 vs Green Bay Packers

Week 4
Oct 7 W 23-9 at Detroit Lions

Week 5
Oct 14 W 17-13 at San Francisco 49ers

Week 6
Oct 21 W 28-21 vs Philadelphia Eagles

Week 7
Oct 28 W 10-9 vs Los Angeles Rams

Week 8
Nov 4 W 26-3 vs Cleveland Browns

Week 9
Nov 11 W 28-7 vs Detroit Lions

Week 10
Nov 19 L 20-14 at Atlanta Falcons

Week 11
Nov 25 W 31-13 vs Chicago Bears

Week 12
Dec 2 L 27-0 at Cincinnati Bengals

Week 13
Dec 8 W 31-7 at Green Bay Packers

Week 14
Dec 16 W 31-7 at New York Giants at New Haven, CT


Post Season
Divisional
Playoffs
Dec 22 W 27-20 vs Washington Redskins

Conference
Championship
Dec 30 W 27-10 at Dallas Cowboys

Superbowl
Jan 13 L 24-7 at Miami Dolphins at Houston, TX






I was in Jr. High School at the time, in the 7th grade.

A good friend of mine, David Johnson, approached me and asked if I would like to go to a football game with him and his Dad.
I said yes with no hesitation.
He then informed me we would be going to see the NY Giants playing at the Yale Bowl in New Haven, CT.

This was the Giants home field while the Meadowlands in NJ was being built.
When I asked who they where playing, and he said the Vikings, I almost pissed my pants.
I was in heaven, I was actually going to go to my first ever NFL game and low and behold, not only to see the Giants, but to see them play my childhood ( and even today) hero's of the NFL.






Visions of seeing my favorite players, kept me up all night,
it was a long and slow passing of time for the next 5 or so days.





Here's a list of my hero's who I was soon to see in real life, playing my favorite sport.





1973 Minnesota Vikings Stats

Passing Comp Att Comp % Yds Y/Att TD Int Rating
Fran Tarkenton 169 274 61.7 2113 7.71 15 7 93.2
Bob Berry 10 24 41.7 121 5.04 1 2 37.0

Rushing Rush Yds Avg TD
Chuck Foreman 182 801 4.4 4
Oscar Reed 100 401 4.0 3
Ed Marinaro 95 302 3.2 2
Dave Osborn 48 216 4.5 0
Bill Brown 47 206 4.4 3
Fran Tarkenton 41 202 4.9 1
John Gilliam 5 71 14.2 1
Brent McClanahan 17 69 4.1 0
Bob Berry 2 5 2.5 0
Stu Voigt 1 2 2.0 0

Receiving Rec Yds Avg TD
John Gilliam 42 907 21.6 8
Chuck Foreman 37 362 9.8 2
Ed Marinaro 26 196 7.5 2
Stu Voigt 23 318 13.8 2
Oscar Reed 19 122 6.4 0
Carroll Dale 14 192 13.7 0
Bill Brown 5 22 4.4 1
Dave Osborn 3 4 1.3 0
Jim Lash 2 34 17.0 0
Doug Kingsriter 2 27 13.5 0
Gary Ballman 2 22 11.0 0
Rhett Dawson 2 14 7.0 0
John Beasley 1 3 3.0 1
John Ward 1 1 1.0 0

Kick Returns Ret Yds Avg TD
Charlie West 3 104 34.7 0
Brent McClanahan 16 410 25.6 0
John Gilliam 10 174 17.4 0
Oscar Reed 2 29 14.5 0
Bill Brown 3 35 11.7 0

Punt Returns Ret Yds Avg TD
Bobby Bryant 25 140 5.6 0

Punting Punts Yds Avg Blocked
Mike Eischeid 66 2628 39.8 0

Kicking PAT
Made PAT
Att PAT
% FG
Made FG
Att FG
% Pts
Fred Cox 33 33 100 21 35 60.0 96

Interceptions Int Yds Avg TD
Bobby Bryant 7 105 15.0 1
Paul Krause 4 28 7.0 0
Jeff Wright 3 31 10.3 0
Nate Wright 3 6 2.0 0
Jeff Siemon 2 24 12.0 0
Terry Brown 1 63 63.0 1
Wally Hilgenberg 1 6 6.0 0

To save room, I"ve copied the players and their stats for the 1973 season.

And lets not forget. They hit the field being coached by one of the Greatest Coaches of all Time......Bud Grant

http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:-tnLPxOifI5dyM:http://www.profootballhof.com/assets/hof/mug1227.jpg








We arrived at the game and we had endzone sets.
Almost directly in the middle of the end zone and about 10 rows back.

To me, every dam seat in the house would have been the best, but hey, we where sitting in them for sure.







My best memorie of the game was, and oh how so fitting, it was played in a snow storm.

It snowed the whole game.

We had a blast, me and my friend, throwing snowballs thruout the game and cheering on our teams.







I can still remember Fran, leading our team to a number of scores and watching our D, really put the black and blue on the Giants.








Outcome:

VIKINGS
31

NY GIANTS
7







I'll never forget that snowy Dec. day, when I realized that my blood was surely Purple, and the team of my life would walk off that field holding their heads almost as high as mine was.

Best of all, WE WON and WON BIG.....What a way to end the regular season and get a taste of my favorite team in person for the first time. But would turn out, not to be my last...






Let's here your story....









NordicNed

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NodakPaul
08-05-2007, 02:41 PM
Honestly, no.
I don't remember.
I went to Vikings games when I was very young and living in the Cities.
I remember gong to several in the Old Met before it was tore down, and remember going to a couple during the first year in the Metrodome.
But I
don't remember which one was my first.


Then we moved around for a few years before going back to the cities when I was in Jr high, but that was the mid 80's and my parents were more avid Twins fans, so I caught a lot of baseball, but no Vikings. :( The WS in 1987 and 1991 only cemented that, and I was reduced to watching my beloved Vikings from TV...

After high school I joined the military, and spent a while touring the world before finally settling in Grand Forks, ND in 1997.
Now that I had my own $$$ and I was back in the region, the Vikings were high on my priority.
Unfortunately I spent the entire 1997 season in Saudi Arabia (but still got to see the Brad Johnson to Bran Johnson TD pass on AFN).


In 1998, my Vikings drought ended, and me and four of my buddies made it to the dome for the home opener.
We went shirtless, and painted V-I-K-E-S across our chests.
I was the "V". ;D
There we got to see a special rookie named Randy Moss catch not one, but two TDs in his first ever NFL game. :)
What a great game!
What a great season!
Unfortunately I had to watch the rest of it (including the NFC Championship game) from Kuwait...

Eventually my wife and I move down to southern Illinois in 2000, and didn't return to ND for five years.
As soon as we moved back tot he region, I became a season ticket holder, and I have been going ever since.

My son's first regular season Vikings game at the dome was last year against Green Bay.
He was 2. :)
And so the cycle begins again...

BadlandsVikings
08-05-2007, 03:44 PM
My first one was in 1998 in the dome against the Bungles.

Vikes 28
Bungles 7

Purple Floyd
08-05-2007, 04:07 PM
I have an uncle that used to take me to a few
football and baseball games at the Met.

Those were great memories,seeing the old greats like Killebrew and Carew for the Twins and Tark, Foreman and the Purple People Eaters defense. To me,even though I was young, there was nothing like sitting out in the open air and watching these guys play. The wind coming into the Met during the Vikings games was pretty intimidating to the opposing teams and it always gave us the edge during the last half of the season.

I was at the 1977 season game against the 49ers when we won by one point, which was exciting to me as an 11 year old and during the 75 season when we beat the Packers.

After the dome went up I never went to many games as they just weren't the same. I think I have been to maybe 6 games at the dome total.

Marrdro
08-05-2007, 04:40 PM
A little vague on the year, however it was 91 or 92.
We (Wildwoman, I and 3 other couples) drove down from Mayport Fl to Tampa and watched the Vikes beat the heck out of the Bucs.

We got there on a Sat, slept in a van (really partied all night) and tailgated with a bunch of Bucs fans.
We all had our Vikes stuff, lots of
barley pop, a grill and a big sign Wildwoman and I made that said "Denny for Pres".

We got stopped at the gate cause all the guys had our pockets full of beers and the women pretty much pretended like they didn't know us.
;D

First of 3 games Wildwoman and I have been to.
The Vikes have won all 3.
Hope to make it 4 in a row on the 9th against Atlanta.
;D

Alharrissuks91
08-05-2007, 05:15 PM
Mine was in '94 I think against the raiders because I was so young but I do remember Cris Carter hauling in a diving touchdown for about 50 yards.

Garland Greene
08-05-2007, 07:30 PM
A
Little bit. I know my Grandpa took me to the Old Met stadium. I remeber him and my Uncle drinking whisky out of flask in the parking lot before we went in,. I must of been 7 or 8 so it must of been the 77 or 78 year. I know we won the game. It was still somewhat warm so it must of been early in the season.

COJOMAY
08-05-2007, 07:41 PM
You'll find this hard to believe but...
My first Vikings game I saw in person was the 1975 NFC Divisional Playoff against the Dallas Cowboys on December 28th. The Purple People Eaters vs the Doomsday Defense.
I think you all know what happened at the end of the game. I was sitting high in the corner of the end zone with Dallas moving down the field away from me.
The Vikes were up 14-10.
With less than 30 seconds on the clock, Roger Staubach threw the ball as hard as he could to Drew Pearson. Nate Wright was defending. Pearson pushed off and caught the pass on his hip and went into the endzone.
All heck broke loose on the stands for the interfearance call but no such call was made.
The famous pass made the "Hail Mary" a byword for such passes today.

cajunvike
08-05-2007, 08:13 PM
My first Vikings game was Tice's first game as Head Coach...the makeup Monday Night game in Baltimore.
Spermyum Winn started at QB...and needless to say, we lost.
It was cold as heck as well...but I still enjoyed myself.
I have been to one other against the Ravens, two against the Skins in DC...and two games in the Metrodome (Packers, when Edinger won it with the last second FG, and the Bears last year, where we fumbled away a sure win).
I look forward to the games this season...with us winning them this time.

jargomcfargo
08-05-2007, 08:38 PM
"NordicNed" wrote:








It was 1973 for me.
;D




It was a year that all Vikings Fans could be proud of their team.




We went 12-2 in the regular season and marched right thru the playoffs to end up meeting the Miami Dolphins in the Super Bowl.





Here is how the year panned out for us.



Regular Season
Week 1
Sep 16 W 24-16 vs Oakland Raiders

Week 2
Sep 23 W 22-13 at Chicago Bears

Week 3
Sep 30 W 11-3 vs Green Bay Packers

Week 4
Oct 7 W 23-9 at Detroit Lions

Week 5
Oct 14 W 17-13 at San Francisco 49ers

Week 6
Oct 21 W 28-21 vs Philadelphia Eagles

Week 7
Oct 28 W 10-9 vs Los Angeles Rams

Week 8
Nov 4 W 26-3 vs Cleveland Browns

Week 9
Nov 11 W 28-7 vs Detroit Lions

Week 10
Nov 19 L 20-14 at Atlanta Falcons

Week 11
Nov 25 W 31-13 vs Chicago Bears

Week 12
Dec 2 L 27-0 at Cincinnati Bengals

Week 13
Dec 8 W 31-7 at Green Bay Packers

Week 14
Dec 16 W 31-7 at New York Giants at New Haven, CT


Post Season
Divisional
Playoffs
Dec 22 W 27-20 vs Washington Redskins

Conference
Championship
Dec 30 W 27-10 at Dallas Cowboys

Superbowl
Jan 13 L 24-7 at Miami Dolphins at Houston, TX






I was in Jr. High School at the time, in the 7th grade.

A good friend of mine, David Johnson, approached me and asked if I would like to go to a football game with him and his Dad.
I said yes with no hesitation.
He then informed me we would be going to see the NY Giants playing at the Yale Bowl in New Haven, CT.

This was the Giants home field while the Meadowlands in NJ was being built.
When I asked who they where playing, and he said the Vikings, I almost pissed my pants.
I was in heaven, I was actually going to go to my first ever NFL game and low and behold, not only to see the Giants, but to see them play my childhood ( and even today) hero's of the NFL.






Visions of seeing my favorite players, kept me up all night,
it was a long and slow passing of time for the next 5 or so days.





Here's a list of my hero's who I was soon to see in real life, playing my favorite sport.





1973 Minnesota Vikings Stats

Passing Comp Att Comp % Yds Y/Att TD Int Rating
Fran Tarkenton 169 274 61.7 2113 7.71 15 7 93.2
Bob Berry 10 24 41.7 121 5.04 1 2 37.0

Rushing Rush Yds Avg TD
Chuck Foreman 182 801 4.4 4
Oscar Reed 100 401 4.0 3
Ed Marinaro 95 302 3.2 2
Dave Osborn 48 216 4.5 0
Bill Brown 47 206 4.4 3
Fran Tarkenton 41 202 4.9 1
John Gilliam 5 71 14.2 1
Brent McClanahan 17 69 4.1 0
Bob Berry 2 5 2.5 0
Stu Voigt 1 2 2.0 0

Receiving Rec Yds Avg TD
John Gilliam 42 907 21.6 8
Chuck Foreman 37 362 9.8 2
Ed Marinaro 26 196 7.5 2
Stu Voigt 23 318 13.8 2
Oscar Reed 19 122 6.4 0
Carroll Dale 14 192 13.7 0
Bill Brown 5 22 4.4 1
Dave Osborn 3 4 1.3 0
Jim Lash 2 34 17.0 0
Doug Kingsriter 2 27 13.5 0
Gary Ballman 2 22 11.0 0
Rhett Dawson 2 14 7.0 0
John Beasley 1 3 3.0 1
John Ward 1 1 1.0 0

Kick Returns Ret Yds Avg TD
Charlie West 3 104 34.7 0
Brent McClanahan 16 410 25.6 0
John Gilliam 10 174 17.4 0
Oscar Reed 2 29 14.5 0
Bill Brown 3 35 11.7 0

Punt Returns Ret Yds Avg TD
Bobby Bryant 25 140 5.6 0

Punting Punts Yds Avg Blocked
Mike Eischeid 66 2628 39.8 0

Kicking PAT
Made PAT
Att PAT
% FG
Made FG
Att FG
% Pts
Fred Cox 33 33 100 21 35 60.0 96

Interceptions Int Yds Avg TD
Bobby Bryant 7 105 15.0 1
Paul Krause 4 28 7.0 0
Jeff Wright 3 31 10.3 0
Nate Wright 3 6 2.0 0
Jeff Siemon 2 24 12.0 0
Terry Brown 1 63 63.0 1
Wally Hilgenberg 1 6 6.0 0

To save room, I"ve copied the players and their stats for the 1973 season.

And lets not forget. They hit the field being coached by one of the Greatest Coaches of all Time......Bud Grant


http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:-tnLPxOifI5dyM:http://www.profootballhof.com/assets/hof/mug1227.jpg








We arrived at the game and we had endzone sets.
Almost directly in the middle of the end zone and about 10 rows back.

To me, every dam seat in the house would have been the best, but hey, we where sitting in them for sure.







My best memorie of the game was, and oh how so fitting, it was played in a snow storm.

It snowed the whole game.

We had a blast, me and my friend, throwing snowballs thruout the game and cheering on our teams.







I can still remember Fran, leading our team to a number of scores and watching our D, really put the black and blue on the Giants.








Outcome:

VIKINGS
31

NY GIANTS
7







I'll never forget that snowy Dec. day, when I realized that my blood was surely Purple, and the team of my life would walk off that field holding their heads almost as high as mine was.

Best of all, WE WON and WON BIG.....What a way to end the regular season and get a taste of my favorite team in person for the first time. But would turn out, not to be my last...






Let's here your story....









NordicNed

http://images.wireimage.com/images/tnm/14131491.jpg?Width=170&Height=119


That season the Vikings were preparing for one of the playoff games at the U of M. I was 22 at the time, and took my 10 year old brother to watch them practice.
There was no security and really few fans. We stood right on the sidelines and watched our heros up close. On one play John Gilliam, who could run like a deer, came out of bounds on a pattern and knocked my brother over.I was too slow to get him out of the way. My brother wasn't hurt fortunately. Gilliam said" Hey you got to stay out of the way".
That was one hell of a team.Foreman was beyond belief. The Dolphins were just physically superior to us that year. Here's a recap.

FIFTH DIVISION TITLE
The Vikings began the ’73 season with nine straight victories and clinched the NFC Central championship before they even lost a game. Minnesota clinched the division crown by defeating Detroit, 28-7, at Metropolitan Stadium on Nov. 11, 1973. The Vikings finished with a 12-2 mark, which tied for the best record in the league that year.

SECOND SUPER BOWL
On Jan. 13, 1974 the Vikings played in the second Super Bowl in franchise history against the Miami Dolphins at Rice Stadium in Houston, TX. The Dolphins prevailed, 27-10. Minnesota earned the trip to Super Bowl VIII by defeating Dallas, 27-10, in the NFC Championship Game at Texas Stadium on Dec. 30, 1973.

It was Dallas they were practicing for when my brother and I were there.

My brother and I are going to the season opener against Atlanta this year.

I guess you might call us Vikings fans.
:)

JDogg926
08-05-2007, 09:02 PM
Heck yeah!
Drove 14 hours with my ex-ex girlfriend, who may currently still be on the member list (vikingbabe?).
Spent Saturday exploring the Mall of America and meeting Joey Browner (fellow Warren, OH Raider), and Sunday Sept 25th, 2005 watching the Vikings dismantle the Saints 33-17.
Their first win that season, and quite a birthday present (bday's actually the 26th).
That whole weekend was a wonderful experience.
Hopefully I'm lucky enough to experience it again.
It won't happen this year, but hopefully soon.

Rattz
08-05-2007, 09:52 PM
Christmas Day 1989 - Monday Night Football.
If the Vikings win, they go to the playoffs, if they lose, the Packers get in.
There were many Cheeseheads in the crowd, but all left crying in their beer.
Vikes 29 - Bengals 21...winning TD - a fourth and goal fade pass to Brent Novoselsky from Whisky Wade Wilson.

Great First Vikings Game!
Here's to more great wins in 2007!!

SKOL!

Prophet
08-05-2007, 10:10 PM
Not really, I remember being cold and the Vikings won.
Had fun.
That was back in the mid 1960s.

COJOMAY
08-05-2007, 10:15 PM
"Rattz" wrote:


Christmas Day 1989 - Monday Night Football.
If the Vikings win, they go to the playoffs, if they lose, the Packers get in.
There were many Cheeseheads in the crowd, but all left crying in their beer.
Vikes 29 - Bengals 21...winning TD - a fourth and goal fade pass to Brent Novoselsky from Whisky Wade Wilson.

Great First Vikings Game!
Here's to more great wins in 2007!!

SKOL!


Bengals??????

cajunvike
08-05-2007, 10:59 PM
"Prophet" wrote:


Not really, I remember being cold and the Vikings won.
Had fun.
That was back in the mid 1960s.


You old fart!
:D

NordicNed
08-05-2007, 11:11 PM
"cajunvike" wrote:


My first Vikings game was Tice's first game as Head Coach...the makeup Monday Night game in Baltimore.
Spermyum Winn started at QB...and needless to say, we lost.
It was cold as heck as well...but I still enjoyed myself.
I have been to one other against the Ravens, two against the Skins in DC...and two games in the Metrodome (Packers, when Edinger won it with the last second FG, and the Bears last year, where we fumbled away a sure win).
I look forward to the games this season...with us winning them this time.







Thats kinda suprising to me Cajun, I would have figured you went long before Tice's era....But at least you have the fever now...... ;D

Vikefanman2000
08-06-2007, 12:48 AM
My very first game was in San Francisco in 1976.
The 49ers started a QB named Scott Bull (or something like that) As far as I know, that may have been the only game he ever won in his career.
Yes, my beloved Vikes lost on Monday night to some no name QB.

It was raining that night.
I remember the Vikes coming out after halftime wearing clean dry white uniforms.
(They probably should have spent more time talking about the game and less time with their cloths)

Before the game, I remember going down to field level to see players like Page, Krause, Foreman, and Tarkington......
but for some dumb reason I spent more time following Howard Cosell around....cracking up when he talked. (I was 12 and easily amused)

Since that time I have seen the team play many many times. Minnesota, Arizona, San Diego, Los Angeles (against both the rams and raiders), Seattle, Oakland, and San Francisco.
Of all the games....there are three that stand out the most.
The San Francisco game where Steve Young had his crazy highlight run....a few years ago...opening day in Minnesota against the Cowboys....and that first game so many many years ago!

singersp
08-06-2007, 04:31 AM
"cajunvike" wrote:



My first Vikings game was Tice's first game as Head Coach...the makeup Monday Night game in Baltimore.
Spermyum Winn started at QB...



:o Is there something you're trying to tell us, Cajun?

Zeus
08-06-2007, 07:38 AM
Dec. 6th, 1992.
Veteran's Stadium, Philadelphia.
I was living in NYC at the time, so I took a train down to my buddy Mike's house (he's a huge Vikings fan) and we drove down to Philly for the game.
I had one piece of Vikings stuff on, a hat (it was butt-ass cold), and that was still enough for me to get loads of crap in the parking lot.

Vikes lost 28-17, which was probably a good thing for my safety.
Not a pleasant place to watch a game for a visiting fan.

=Z=

AngloVike
08-06-2007, 07:58 AM
August 6th 1983 Wembley Stadium. The Vikes beat St. Louis Cardinals 27-10 and I had the pleasure of pissing off a lot of Cards fans who were sat couple of rows behind me... especially as they started on about " that damn Brit who knows nothing about football" when they realised I was cheering for the Purple
;D

Little did I know at the time the depth of quality players that were on the roster for that game and season. Just wish I could have seen more games that season to see some more of those players

LB
Walker Lee Ashley
RB
Rick Bell
DB
Rufus Bess
LB
Matt Blair
G
Brent Boyd
RB
Ted Brown
S
Joey Browner
TE
Bob Bruer
TE * Dave Casper
P
Greg Coleman
QB
Steve Dils
DE
Neil Elshire
LB
Dennis Fowlkes
RB
Tony Galbreath
G
Wes Hamilton
DB
Tom Hannon
DE
Randy Holloway
G/C
Jim Hough
G/C/T
Dave Huffman
T
Tim Irwin
NT
Charles Johnson
LB
Dennis Johnson
LB
Henry Johnson
WR
Mike Jones
TE
Steve Jordan
QB
Tommy Kramer
WR
Terry LeCount
CB
Carl Lee
WR
Leo Lewis
QB
Archie Manning
DE/NT
Doug Martin
WR
Sam McCullum
WR
Mardye McDole
LB
Fred McNeill
TE
Mike Mularkey
DE
Mark Mullaney
RB
Darrin Nelson
DB
Keith Nord
RB
Jarvis Redwine
K
Benny Ricardo
T
Steve Riley
G/T
Curtis Rouse
LB
Robin Sendlein
LB
Scott Studwell
DB
John Swain
C/G/T
Dennis Swilley
T/G
Terry Tausch
DB
Willie Teal
DB
John Turner
DT
James White
WR
Sammy White
QB
Wade Wilson
NT
Ray Yakavonis
RB
Rickey Young

kramer9guy
08-06-2007, 08:23 AM
"COJOMAY" wrote:


You'll find this hard to believe but...
My first Vikings game I saw in person was the 1975 NFC Divisional Playoff against the Dallas Cowboys on December 28th. The Purple People Eaters vs the Doomsday Defense.
I think you all know what happened at the end of the game. I was sitting high in the corner of the end zone with Dallas moving down the field away from me.
The Vikes were up 14-10.
With less than 30 seconds on the clock, Roger Staubach threw the ball as hard as he could to Drew Pearson. Nate Wright was defending. Pearson pushed off and caught the pass on his hip and went into the endzone.
All heck broke loose on the stands for the interfearance call but no such call was made.
The famous pass made the "Hail Mary" a byword for such passes today.


Wow...awesome first game (maybe awesome isn't the best word to describe the results of that one...let's try memorable). But, I'm still jealous.

I don't remember the exact year because I was pretty young, but my first game was versus the Packers at Lambeau Field...probably around '83 or so.

purplepat
08-06-2007, 02:23 PM
Unfortunately, yes.

Having just graduated college and moving from my home in southeastern Virginia to Cincinnati, Ohio, I was lucky enough to have the Vikings visiting the Bengals during the 1980 season.
The Bengals came into the game at 2-4, only having scored more than 17 points in one contest.
As I recall, an injury to Ken Anderson meant that the Throwin Samoan, Jack Thompson, would be QBing the Bengals.

Tommy Kramer was at the helm for the 3-3 Vikings, but the defense was already thin at that point, having given up 23 or more points in four of the six games.
The Vikings would hold the Bengals to 14 points, but the Vikings offense laid a big goose egg and my beloved Vikings lost 14-0.
It was the first time the Vikings had been shut out in years, and it had to come to a pathetic Bengals team that would finish the year 6-10.

I've seen the Vikings play three times in Cincinnati; each time the Vikings lost.
The one regular season game I didn't go to (but had a backyard BBQ with a TV), Rich Gannon and the Vikings stomped the Bengals 42-7.

NodakPaul
08-06-2007, 02:33 PM
"purplepat" wrote:


I've seen the Vikings play three times in Cincinnati; each time the Vikings lost.
The one regular season game I didn't go to (but had a backyard BBQ with a TV), Rich Gannon and the Vikings stomped the Bengals 42-7.


You aren't allowed to watch any more Bengal/Viking games in person. ;D

ultravikingfan
08-06-2007, 02:43 PM
1992 vs the Oilers.
We lost and Jack Del Rio of the Oilers took out Moon for the game.

vikingivan
08-06-2007, 03:28 PM
It was 1976 and we beat the Bears by a point.
My best friends family had 4 season tickets and the daughter was getting older so she did not want to go very often.
Her loss was my gain.

purple punk 56
08-06-2007, 03:52 PM
Randy Moss's first T.D. in the Dome against Tampa Bay.

http://www.purplepride.org/media/kunena/attachments/legacy/images/DSC03555.JPG (http://www.purplepride.org/media/kunena/attachments/legacy/images/DSC03555.JPG)

MaxVike
08-06-2007, 04:32 PM
I remember it vividly.
It was 1980, Game 11 at the Met.
Tommy Kramer vs Doug Williams...both passed for over 400 yds, Kramer won 48-30.
We were sitting in the North end zone in row 8; the Olympia beer
??? was flowing big time...ooofa.
I was a freshman in college (at the University of South Dakota), my Dad and I tailgated before the game and partied during the game.


A few things really stood out to me during that game:
1)
Kramer had serious moxy, how could you not like him
2)
Ahmad Rashad was smooth
3)
Matt Blair was incredible
4)
the best player on the field, by far, hands down, was Lee Roy Selmon.
Completely unblockable.
5)
Doug Williams never, ever gives up...and, man, what an arm

BloodyHorns82
08-06-2007, 04:46 PM
My first Vikings game was in 1996., week 10
We lost 6-21 vs the K.C. Chiefs.
Nothing memorable happened.
Probably the lamest first Vikings game listed in this thread.
:D

NordicNed
08-06-2007, 04:59 PM
"Zeus" wrote:


Dec. 6th, 1992.
Veteran's Stadium, Philadelphia.
I was living in NYC at the time, so I took a train down to my buddy Mike's house (he's a huge Vikings fan) and we drove down to Philly for the game.
I had one piece of Vikings stuff on, a hat (it was butt-ass cold), and that was still enough for me to get loads of crap in the parking lot.

Vikes lost 28-17, which was probably a good thing for my safety.
Not a pleasant place to watch a game for a visiting fan.

=Z=





Hey Zeus,
I was at that same game..........i've been to
4 games
at the old Veteran's Stadium over the years.....