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BadlandsVikings
02-24-2008, 08:00 PM
PP.O name: VKG4LFE
Real name: Paul
Age: 29
Current City: Hartford, WI
Hometown: Oakdale, MN
Occupation: Physcial Education/Health Education Teacher, Coach


1) How did you choose your screen name?
It's what my license plate says.

2) VKG4LFE, could you tell us a little about where you grew up and about your family?

I grew up in Maplewood and Oakdale, MN. My parents got divorced when I was about five. Before they got divorced they had me and my younger brother Brian (18 months younger). My dad remarried when I was about 8 then had another kid, another brother Nick (10 years younger). My mom remarried when I was a sophomore in H.S. and had two kids another brother, Michael(19 years wounger) and a sister Michelle (almost 21 years to the day younger).

3) What type of student where you in High School? Did you play in any sports or where you involved with any school clubs and such?

I was about a 3.0 student in high school. Played baseball all through high school, leading our team as a senior to their first conference title in 20 years.

4) What did you do after High School?

Went to college at Winona State University in southern Minnesota, graduated, moved to cheesedickland with my now fiance and got a teaching job.

5)What was your first job?

My first job was working odd jobs for my dad such as shoveling and other types of yard work. First real job, a grocery bagger at Jubilee Foods in North St. Paul, MN.

6) When did you decide to be such a dedicated fan of the Minnesota Vikings?

It was born with me I think!

7) Could you tell us one of your favorite memories that has to do with the Vikings or one of its past or present players, coaches, etc.

The 1998 vikings. Randy Moss. Beating the fucking cheesedicks in Lamboo in the playoffs!

8}How did you come to find PP.O and what attracted you most to the site?

A google search led me here and I fell in love!! lol

9) What other sports teams do you follow?

Gophers everything, the Wild, T-wolves, Twins, Notre Dame football

10) When you’re not on PPO what could you likely be found doing with your spare time?

Announcing high school athletic events, coaching, playing PS2, or playing volleyball.

11) Do you say a special prayer before Vikings games?

No.

12)Where do you watch away Vikings games?

Usually at home.

13)What is your worst fear?

The vikings never winning the superbowl in my lifetime :(

14) What type of hobbies do you enjoy?

I love playing sports and being active. I collect sports memorabilia, and lots of it (not as much as singer though, I need to start making more money!!)

15) What’s your favorite food?

My favorite food would have to be probably fajitas, with frank's red hot sauce on it!

16) Where are some of the places you’ve been, and where are some of your favorites.

I've never left the continental U.S., but I've been to Yellowstone National Park and Itasca State Park (both were pretty cool). I've been to Boston (Fenway), Chicago (Wrigley Field), New York, NY, Jersey, Baltimore (Camden Yards, very cool), Cooperstown (HOF), South Bend, Indiana (Notre Dame stadium), Pennsylvania (Old Veteran's Stadium). That's pretty much it. The Dakotas, Colorado, Iowa, Wyoming too but those are pretty empty.

17) What is one thing you've always wanted to do, but haven't done yet in your lifetime?

I'm not sure, maybe go to Mexico for spring break.

18)If you could live anywhere where would it be?

Minnesota.

19) Do you believe the Vikings will have their big day someday? When they do win the Super Bowl, what will be the first thing you think you will do?

Yes. I will probably be speechless. Then run up to the computer and buy as many things as possible that say Minnesota Vikings: WORLD CHAMPIONS!!

20) Up to this date, what is one of your favorite PPO memories?

Probably meeting up with the people on this site for vikings tailgates and for the viking draft party! Also meeting Chuck Foreman with some of the other people on this site. The people on here are just great, we're one big happy family!

Turboe
02-24-2008, 09:03 PM
"VKG4LFE" wrote:



1) How did you choose your screen name?
It's what my license plate says.



Man are you lucky they didnt give you a licence plate that said "PackFan" or "IMADICK" or something like that.

Zeus
02-25-2008, 07:23 AM
"BadlandsViking" wrote:


17) What is one thing you've always wanted to do, but haven't done yet in your lifetime?

I'm not sure, maybe go to Mexico for spring break.


You would feel older there then than you've ever felt in your life.

Go to the Keys for Fantasy Fest, instead.
Same raunchy atmosphere, fewer children.

=Z=

Marrdro
02-25-2008, 07:58 AM
Thanks for sharing VKG4LFE.

How did you get into calling games?
I am always fascinated by a guy who can paint the game for me.
Best game I never watched was the Twins/Yankees playoffs as called by Charlie Stiener.
Listened to the games on my radio up at the hunt club, sipping beers and sitting by the fire.


Occupation: Physcial Education/Health Education Teacher, Coach

I know I say it alot, but I mean it.....

A very knoble profession my friend.

C Mac D
02-25-2008, 08:23 AM
13)What is your worst fear?

The vikings never winning the superbowl in my lifetime Sad

I hear that... and clowns.

VikingMike
02-25-2008, 09:24 AM
Good to meet you, VKG4LFE.


13)What is your worst fear?

The vikings never winning the superbowl in my lifetime


Man, that is my worst fear too...more than snakes, or a tiger on the loose at the zoo.
:)

cogitans
02-25-2008, 10:50 AM
Too bad about the living in cheeseland part. But I knew that.

Good to get a little more info on you VKG4LFE

shockzilla
02-25-2008, 12:22 PM
I'm the one that took the picture for his avatar...

;D

AngloVike
02-25-2008, 02:29 PM
Interesting read and and I feel sorry for anyone having to live in Bandit Country
;D
Long may you be there to annoy the great unwashed wearing green and yellow...

PacNWVike
02-25-2008, 02:59 PM
great read!
Thanks for sharing and teaching.

VKG4LFE
02-25-2008, 05:04 PM
"Marrdro" wrote:


Thanks for sharing VKG4LFE.

How did you get into calling games?
I am always fascinated by a guy who can paint the game for me.
Best game I never watched was the Twins/Yankees playoffs as called by Charlie Stiener.
Listened to the games on my radio up at the hunt club, sipping beers and sitting by the fire.


Occupation: Physcial Education/Health Education Teacher, Coach

I know I say it alot, but I mean it.....

A very knoble profession my friend.


Thanks Marrdro for the kind words.

I don't call games per se, I am an announcer at the high school that I work for football, volleyball and basketball games (not color commentary or play by play, just substitutions, who scores, etc). I absolutely love it too! The Athletic director in my school district (Mike Novak, Steve Novaks dad in case you've heard of him) just asked me one day if would be willing to announce football games. I have a hard time telling people no (not a good trait as a teacher but I'm working on it) and I'm hooked! It's been made a little easier due to the fact that our teams have been pretty good, I can really get into the games!

As far as teaching goes, it is the greatest profession to go into for many reasons (especially PE). I love getting the summers off (no brainer) and I do enjoy woking with kids, they definitely keep me on my toes!

VKG4LFE
02-25-2008, 05:06 PM
"Turboe" wrote:


"VKG4LFE" wrote:



1) How did you choose your screen name?
It's what my license plate says.



Man are you lucky they didnt give you a licence plate that said "PackFan" or "IMADICK" or something like that.



Yeah, I thought when I got it in the mail it would be bent to all hell or something, but it was in perfect condition. I need to order new plates so I can put them up in my bar/rec room area so I can see them even more often!

Unfortunately for those of you who don't know my fiances plates say GB4LFE, she's a fricken' copy cat.

NDVikingFan66
02-25-2008, 10:39 PM
Nice to get to know you.

I used to teach....you better learn how to say no....but the announcing you do is a blast.
I used to do that, and than got into calling HS sports for a local radio statio.

I have done some football, lots of basketball, pleny of volleyball, and even wrestling one time (dont ask....small town....radio station carried as much athletics as possible, someone asked the owner if they were going to carry the upcoming wrestling.....I knew nothing about it, but got a good color man)

Ahhh....the good old days when I had more time to do fun things like that.
Maybe after i am without kids again.

VKG4LFE
02-26-2008, 08:31 AM
I hear ya NDVF66, once the kids come I think I'll have to give up my announcing and coaching and that would really suck. I'm actually going to announce some semi pro football team in the Milwaukee area coming up this fall, so that should be fun too!

AngloVike
02-26-2008, 08:47 AM
"VKG4LFE" wrote:


I hear ya NDVF66, once the kids come I think I'll have to give up my announcing and coaching and that would really suck. I'm actually going to announce some semi pro football team in the Milwaukee area coming up this fall, so that should be fun too!

you mean you're announcing for the Packers second string team???

;D

VKG4LFE
02-28-2008, 07:39 AM
Haha, I can't remember the name of the team. They are some non-profit team that is owned by a substitute teacher in my building, I want to say they are the Milwaukee Marauders, but I'm not sure. It's just a stepping stone before I move onto announcing the VIKINGS games!! Wouldn't that just be the greatest job ever!!

Prophet
03-05-2008, 09:55 AM
Thanks VKG4LFE, interesting read.

marstc09
07-20-2008, 01:52 PM
"VKG4LFE" wrote:


Haha, I can't remember the name of the team. They are some non-profit team that is owned by a substitute teacher in my building, I want to say they are the Milwaukee Marauders, but I'm not sure. It's just a stepping stone before I move onto announcing the VIKINGS games!! Wouldn't that just be the greatest job ever!!


Milwaukee Bonecrushers

marstc09
07-20-2008, 01:53 PM
It is funny I have met PP.O members from England and Connecticut but still have never met you and you live about 15 minutes from me and work in West Bend. LOL. Do you still work at that place?

VKG4LFE
08-15-2008, 10:19 AM
haha, I still work there occasionally. I basically took this summer off to get ready for my wedding, but I think I'll be working there again this fall or winter just ocassionally. We should definitely get together sometime. You should come over to my house and check out my VIKINGS and packers ;( basement! (note: there is way more vikings stuff!! haha)