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BadlandsVikings
04-13-2008, 02:50 PM
PP.O name: Vikes_King
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1) How did you choose your screen name?
Well, one thing I'm not good at is coming up with screen names for websites, and Vikes_King was the first thing I came up with lol, I thought I was clever since it was a play on the word :P

2) Vikes_King, could you tell us a little about where you grew up and about your family?
I definatly didn't grow up in the best environment, but definatly not the worst either.
I was born into a 1 bedroom apparantment with 4 people living in it, and was raised in a 2 bedroom appt with my mother and my brother.
My family is definatly not the "average" one, I was raised with out my father around from pretty much day one, I have many have brothers and a single half sister.
Definatly wouldn't change a thing how ever, my mother was by far my biggest influence on me growing up, and she's an amazing woman, it made me who I am today thats for sure.

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 unfortunatly did not play in any sports.. thats why my love for the Vikings grew to what it is today.
I went to a school where there really weren't any sports offered, had gone to the catholic school for a while before but it was just something we couldn't afford.


I did participate in Youth in Government for 3 years and 2 years in National Honor Society, being chosen president (it was a small group
:P) in my senior year.
Graduated near the top of my class while attending college classes through the PSEO program (completed near 1 & 1/2 years worth of credits), tutored math for 2 & 1/2 years and was chosen to give the graduation speech.

Although I should include that my school was a very different one.. its a Charter School, where you kind of learn the curriculum the way you want to, as long as it abides by the Minnesota state standards
:P

4) What did you do after High School?
Well I'm still a baby..
;D
I just graduated last summer and have just been working since trying to get my feet on the ground and earn some cash.
I will hopefully be starting classes at the fall in MSU (home of Vikings Training Camp!!)

5)What was your first job?
I suppose techincally it was the Home Magizine as a paper boy when i was 9 or 10 helping my mom
:P but if that doesn't count, my first "real" job was at a place called A to Z Rental Center, where we pretty much had everything.
It was a pretty good job, except for the people were complete asshats
;D

6) When did you decide to be such a dedicated fan of the Minnesota Vikings?
When I was young my mom was a HUGE Vikings fan, and since the only TV was in the living room, when the game was on, thats what I watched, no ifs ands or buts.
I fell in love once i got a little older and got to watch the Three Deep

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.
November 4, 2007.
Not only was it my first ever real Vikings game (had been to one preseason game before, and the scrimages vs. the Chiefs here in town) but it was also Adrian Peterson's 296 yard game vs the Chargers
;D ;D ;D

My friend brought me with him, and we had amazing seats, 10th row 50 yard line, behind the home bench

8}How did you come to find PP.O and what attracted you most to the site?
I kind of found it by chance on google, and at first I wasn't too drawn too it honestly just because I was really tired of forums since I used to play a lot of video games, but then i checked it out one day and the ammount of information on here just caught my attention and has held me ever since


9) What other sports teams do you follow?
I don't follow any team even close to as much as the Vikings, but of course since I live in Minny I always read up on the Twins, Wolves, and Gophers


10) When you’re not on PPO what could you likely be found doing with your spare time?
Really depends on the day and how I feel, I'm definatly one of those guys that likes to just sit around and relax when i'm not working.
Otherwise, living with a bunch of guys in a big house, we party a lot and work out down in our beerpong/weight room lol (yea, ik, thats almost an oxymoron)


11) Do you say a special prayer before Vikings games?
Nah I don't... yes I'm a huge fan, but I'm not that superstitious.
I just sit on the edge of my couch the whole game
;D

12)Where do you watch away Vikings games?
In the comfort of my own room.
The one good thing I can say about my ex-girlfriend (excluding the sex) was that she convinced me to splurg on my HDTV
that i bought specifically because of the Vikings
;D

13)What is your worst fear?
That I'll die before I see the Vikes win a Super Bowl
;D jk... kinda
;)
idk really.. this is a question I've never really put too much thought into.
i know it sounds cliche but I don't like to live life in fear.

But I suppose if I had to say one thing, it'd be failure.
I've always pushed myself extremely hard and I always expect nothing less that my best or I get upset with myself.
That probably comes from my educational experience so far, being told I can be whatever I want to be.. and having no clue what that is
:P


14) What type of hobbies do you enjoy?
Watching football.
That pretty much covers it.
I dont have too much time for hobbies, but I always make time for that.
When I do get time however though I do like being on the computer, going swimming or playing catch or frisbee with some friends, partying or working out.
The male bonding type stuff
:P


15) What’s your favorite food?
Pizza. without question

16) Where are some of the places you’ve been, and where are some of your favorites.
I've never really had the opportunity to travel.. the only states I've been too have been Minnesota (obviously), Wisconsin (woohoo...), Illinois (visted Chicago, definatly was a chance of scenery), Indiana (just passed through, only stopped one to fill up for gas), and Ohio to visit a friend.


Chicago was definatly my favorite of those, altho in Wisconsin I stayed in a friends Condo on Lake Michigan and went out on their Charter Boat.
That was definatly fun too.. since that and Lake Superior are the closest things I've ever seen to the Ocean
:P living in Minnesota I get sick of these so called lakes :) lol

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

Other than that I'd like to go overseas, see other countries.
I know a lot of people that have traveled to many many countries and bring home stories and pictures of their travels.
Definatly something I'd like to do some day


18)If you could live anywhere where would it be?
I know I havn't been many places, but I surprising like Minnesota.
I'm just one of those blind loyal types.. get me talking about my State, Country, of Vikings, and I dont care what negetives anyone could come up with, I'd talk like they're the best things ever. Period.


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?
Absolutely.
As long as our team continues to grow together and pick up a few key players, it might not be too far off (definatly won't get our hopes up tho
;D).


The first thing I will do...? scream my lungs out in joy until I either passout of loose my voice. Then..... CELEBRATE!!!

20) Up to this date, what is one of your favorite PPO memories?
Well... There has been many, many, many good threads.
The funniest definatly have to be Zeus' sermons.
But favorites.. idk, I think I might have to say The War with Mr. Woo - The Story of the Lost Liquor, lol.
That was definatly a fun way to kill time during the off season

DustinDupont
04-13-2008, 03:55 PM
Fun read, but the best answer is to question 17

shockzilla
04-13-2008, 04:09 PM
Good to know more about you man. Didn't know you were from MN.

PacNWVike
04-13-2008, 04:22 PM
Good read VK. I'm impressed with your grammar and communicative skills... A sign of intelligence!
You will not be a failure if you maintain your work ethic, choose an attainable goal and stay focused. I have no doubt you will do well.
Good luck.
;)

KrackerJack
04-13-2008, 05:27 PM
"BadlandsViking" wrote:


My friend brought me with him, and we had amazing seats, 10th row 50 yard line, behind the home bench



Those are great seats! I sat 10th row on the 50 too, but for the Skins game this year...you had a better game to watch lol...but still watching from there was unbelievable despite the loss, I wish i could go to more Vikes games...

Nice to know ya better, was a good read.

Vikes_King
04-13-2008, 06:07 PM
"BadlandsViking" wrote:


PP.O name: Vikes_King
Real name:
Age:
Current City:
Hometown:

Occupation:


Hm i didn't answer those?

Real name: Sam
Age: 19
Current City: Mankato
Hometown: Mankato - home of Minnesota Vikings Training Camp!

Occupation: KDO Press Operator

VikingMike
04-13-2008, 06:20 PM
Nice read, Vikes_King.

If you're gonna see one game, you saw it (except for when the Vikings win the Super Bowl). You also did a really good thing setting up the Prayers for Kenechi group on Facebook.

I love pizza too, and if you're ever in NY, we'll have some real pizza... ;D

Vikes_King
04-13-2008, 07:17 PM
"VikingMike" wrote:


Nice read, Vikes_King.

If you're gonna see one game, you saw it (except for when the Vikings win the Super Bowl). You also did a really good thing setting up the Prayers for Kenechi group on Facebook.

I love pizza too, and if you're ever in NY, we'll have some real pizza... ;D


haha yea thats what i hear... definatly need to venture that way sometime and see what I'm missing.
Besides, I really want to visit Ground Zero sometime too..

Vikes_King
04-13-2008, 07:19 PM
"shockzilla" wrote:


Good to know more about you man. Didn't know you were from MN.


really? :o hm, well if you didn't catch them last year, you would have figured it out this year, since i normally put up pictures from training camp a few times a week
;D

jargomcfargo
04-13-2008, 07:29 PM
Classy what you did for Udeze.
Enjoyed your training camp picks and updates.
Glad to have you on PP.O.

Mikecarter81
04-13-2008, 08:03 PM
Man!
I love these things they are so coolo to read!
Thanks VK for sharing!

Mike

Vikes_King
04-13-2008, 08:09 PM
"Mikecarter81" wrote:


Man!
I love these things they are so coolo to read!
Thanks VK for sharing!

Mike


yea i love them too :) really adds a personal feel to this site, especially for those of us that post on here almost every day and have done so for a long time now.

NDVikingFan66
04-13-2008, 08:48 PM
Nice to read about you Vikes King....always interesting to read your posts

Vikes_King
04-13-2008, 08:56 PM
"NDVikingFan66" wrote:


Nice to read about you Vikes King....always interesting to read your posts



no need to lie
:P

NDVikingFan66
04-13-2008, 09:03 PM
Not lying.....your a poster I like to read.....knowledgable....and insightful....at times....lol

Vikes_King
04-13-2008, 09:09 PM
"NDVikingFan66" wrote:


Not lying.....your a poster I like to read.....knowledgable....and insightful....at times....lol



much better
;)


appreciate it

Zeus
04-14-2008, 07:35 AM
"BadlandsViking" wrote:


PP.O name: Vikes_King
[b]9) What other sports teams do you follow?
I don't follow any team even close to as much as the Vikings, but of course since I live in Minny I always read up on the Twins, Wolves, and Gophers

No love for the Wild?
You know that team - the one that wins division titles and goes to the playoffs?


20) Up to this date, what is one of your favorite PPO memories?
Well... There has been many, many, many good threads.
The funniest definatly have to be Zeus' sermons.
But favorites.. idk, I think I might have to say The War with Mr. Woo - The Story of the Lost Liquor, lol.
That was definatly a fun way to kill time during the off season


You're spot on on that one, dude.

Good stuff, nice to get to know you more!

=Z=

Prophet
04-14-2008, 08:26 AM
Nice read VK.
You destroyed woo in the liquor guardian conquest.
Hope to meet you someday at a game.

Marrdro
04-14-2008, 09:02 AM
Thanks my friend.

;D

Judging by what insight you gave us about your mom, I now know were you got your class from.

Thanks for sharing my friend and look forward to your training camp insights.


By the way, if your mom has time, get her online.
She would make a great addition to the site.

Vikes_King
04-14-2008, 03:13 PM
"Marrdro" wrote:


Thanks my friend.
;D

Judging by what insight you gave us about your mom, I now know were you got your class from.

Thanks for sharing my friend and look forward to your training camp insights.


By the way, if your mom has time, get her online.
She would make a great addition to the site.



haha believe me i try, but she doesn't really have the time or the internet know-how to really get into it
-- she just asks me anything she wants to know
;D



Prophet -- It wasn't really a fair match, me being his intellectual superior and all
;D ;D ;D lol, and i definitely plan on trying to make it to some games this year and tailgate with you guys if i can get the cash together.


Zeus -- yea just kinda forgot to include the Wild in that... I don't really watch any other sport even close to as much as I do football.
I've been keeping up with the Wild this year through the papers, but haven't caught many games.
Hopefully I see one of your sermons live this year
;D

Vikes_King
04-14-2008, 03:19 PM
so I was reading through the other 20 Questions threads and normally people suggest we post pictures... i could post some, but i think i only have pictures from parties lol

marstc09
05-16-2008, 10:02 PM
You better get your ass to a game this year! You seem like you like to party so I am sure we would get along just fine. Let me know if you ever get those tickets in the section I am in.

Vikes_King
06-03-2008, 10:10 PM
"marstc09" wrote:


You better get your ass to a game this year! You seem like you like to party so I am sure we would get along just fine. Let me know if you ever get those tickets in the section I am in.


had a lot of stuff i wound up having to pay for.. :( so I'm not going to be able to afford this tickets this
year, hopefully next year i'll be a season ticket holder tho (altho i'll be back in college most likely so i could be very poor
;D).
Regardless, I'm going try and make it to a couple games this year!