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BadlandsVikings
05-04-2008, 12:38 PM
PP.O name: NordicNed
aka
Vikingned
Real name: Ned Lessor
Age: 46
Current City:
New Britain, CT.
Hometown: Hartford, CT.
Occupation:


1) How did you choose your screen name?
I just thought it was fitting and ties into the Vikings of old...

2) NordicNed, could you tell us a little about where you grew up and about your family?
As I stated, I was born in Hartford, CT.
I am the 3rd of four kids my parents raised.
I have an older brother and sister and one younger sister.
My parents I could never say enough about. My Mother passed 3 years ago and I still miss her so much every day. I was and still am, very very close to my parents.


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?
School was always up and down with me.
I could and was a very good student at times, then other times I slacked off.
I was liked by my teachers and coaches and I guess you could say I was well known thruout the school.
I really didn't hang out with any certain group of friends, I could be found hanging out with the jocks on minute and the heads another.
I was even friends with the AV Crew members, they looked up to me like a big brother, I was their personal body guard..LOL



Believe it or not, my strongest sport was swimming, I was unbeaten in every town wide match I had swam in for 4 years running.
I played alot of street baseball but never for organzied teams.
I played 6 years of town league football and 4 years of high school football, I was always a lineman on both sides of the ball, but one season in the Pony league, I did play some FB, usually in goal line situations.


I also wrestled for 2 years in Jr. High and 3 in High school...But a bad car accident denied me the chance to wrestle in my senior year.



I was always in choir's and musicals,
I liked singing and acting very much.



I hosted a foreign exchange student from Germany my Senior year.
Thomas Wenz, from Marburg Germany....I was wishing for a big busted blonde when I signed up...... ;D


But it was a great experience having him live and go to school with me for the half year.




4) What did you do after High School?
I joined the US Army and served 5 years, then did a jump and served 2 years with the USMC.

5)What was your first job?


I'll never forget it,
picking tobacco.....

6) When did you decide to be such a dedicated fan of the Minnesota Vikings?
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y28/cebuned/peeweevikings.jpg

My dad signed me up for the West Hartford,CT
pee wee league,
I was put on the WH Vikings.
Very soon after that, my dad was watching the NY Giants on tv on day and I asked him if there was a Vikings Team in the Pro's,
he looked at me and said YES, the MN Vikings.
Right then and there I said "Thats my Team".
He almost had a strock... I believe that was in 1967



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.

Man, that is a tough question, I have so many.
But I guess one that will always be a favorite of mine was the first time I was able to see them at a live game.
My friends dad had an extra ticket to the Giants.
It was the Giants VS Vikings in the YALE BOWL
in New Haven, CT.
The medowlands was being built, so the Giants used the Yale Bowl as their home field that season. I think I was in 6th or 7th grade then.
We went to the game and it was snowing really heavy.
Even at that young age, just the sight of Tarkington and the purple people eaters made me have goose bumps.
We won that game also.
Fact is, I've never been to a Vikings game in person that they didn't win.
Just lucky I guess...


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


I used to subscribe to the Viking Update, but then I finally got a computer, one of the first things I did was I would do alot of searchs on Vikings news and sites.
I came across PPO and just enjoyed it.
But to be honest, I think at the time PPO was just starting itself, I didn't follow it to closely. But I didn't forget about the sight either.
My second time around, I made some friends rather quickly and it just stuck. PPO is by far the best Vikings Fan Site on the Net.
I'm proud to be a member here. So I guess it's the members here who keep me coming back for more.


9) What other sports teams do you follow?
LA Dodgers....Boston Celtics....And I used to follow the Hartford Whalers, till they moved to NC., so
I really don't watch hockey much anymore.
I live next door to the New Britain Rock Cats ( MN Twins Farm Team )
so I like to go watch them sometimes.
UCONN
Football and Basketball

10) When you’re not on PPO what could you likely be found doing with your spare time?
Spending it with my son David and Wife Margie....We enjoy alot of things together. You can also find me caring for my Gamefowl also or working around the house and yard.

11) Do you say a special prayer before Vikings games?
Yes, I pray no one looks in my windows.....

12)Where do you watch Vikings games? I'll go to some local sports bars or another thing is I have had the Direct TV package in the past also.
I missed it last year.
I'll get it again this season for sure.

13)What is your worst fear?

I really don't have any fears, but I do worry about things at times.
Right now I"m worried a little about my upcoming surgery for my back.

14) What type of hobbies do you enjoy?

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y28/cebuned/100_0494.jpg


Fishing, Crabbing, Squidding, My Gamefowl, Metal Detecting, and Scuba Diving. I love to travel also.

15) What’s your favorite foods?


http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y28/cebuned/CebuLechon.jpg

Prime Rib, Sea Scallops, Lobster, Leachon (Roast Pig Filipino Style)
and here's one for you prophet, ASO
LOL

16) Where are some of the places you’ve been, and where are some of your favorites.
I've been all over the world,
USA, Europe, South America, Asia, SE Asia, China, Japan, Canada.
But I really enjoyed time I spent in Germany and the Philippines.


17) What is one thing you've always wanted to do, but haven't done yet in your lifetime? I'de really like to see the Vikings go to the Super Bowl again and attend the game.
Visiting Scotland would be nice also.

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





I'll be making my house in Cebu home one day.
( Philippines)

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?

I'm really believing we will, and not to far off in the future.
I like what the Chiller, FO, Coaches, and players are doing. I really see us moving in the right direction.
When we do win the Super Bowl, honestly, I think I'll take a deep breath and say a pray.
I'll actually probably cry, I've been waiting for that moment to happen for 30 years now...

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

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y28/cebuned/VikingTrip006.jpg



Again I have so many,
but it has to be traveling to MN to visit Singer and attending my first ever Vikings home game at the dome.
I'll never forget how I felt when we reached our seats and they played the National Antheum, I actually had some tears running down my face.
I was very happy !

marstc09
05-04-2008, 12:44 PM
That pig looks nasty!

VikingMike
05-04-2008, 01:05 PM
Nice to know you, Ned...each of us fans of the Vikes from the late 60's! ;D


17) What is one thing you've always wanted to do, but haven't done yet in your lifetime? I'de really like to see the Vikings go to the Super Bowl again and attend the game.

Wouldn't that be sweet?

Thanks for your service to our country, Ned.

cogitans
05-04-2008, 01:10 PM
Nice looking dinner shot there Ned. I could some pig right about now.

Do you still have contact with the German exchange student you hosted?

NordicNed
05-04-2008, 01:22 PM
"cogitans" wrote:


Nice looking dinner shot there Ned. I could some pig right about now.

Do you still have contact with the German exchange student you hosted?




To be honest Cogs, We lost contact many years ago.....Last I heard, he was headed to college in Greece.
Me the service, so thats life sometimes, we just went our own ways, but I do think about trying to look him up and few others I became friends with now and then.
I really loved my vacation of a month there.
I love history and Germany has plenty of that to offer.
I also liked the girls very much.
They are very friendly... ;D

singersp
05-04-2008, 01:26 PM
5)What was your first job?


I'll never forget it,
picking tobacco.....



Who'd have thought all these years later that job experience is probably what now qualifies you as a linen/bedspread folder. LOL

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b21/singersp82759/chinese.jpg

Jilly
05-04-2008, 01:38 PM
My dad signed me up for the West Hartford,CT
pee wee league,
I was put on the WH Vikings.
Very soon after that, my dad was watching the NY Giants on tv on day and I asked him if there was a Vikings Team in the Pro's,
he looked at me and said YES, the MN Vikings.
Right then and there I said "Thats my Team".
He almost had a strock... I believe that was in 1967


Nice to know more about you Ned. I love the story about how you became a Vikings fan.


I enjoy eating pork....just don't want it to have any resemblance to the animal it once was.

Garland Greene
05-04-2008, 02:56 PM
6) When did you decide to be such a dedicated fan of the Minnesota Vikings?
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y28/cebuned/peeweevikings.jpg

My dad signed me up for the West Hartford,CT
pee wee league,
I was put on the WH Vikings.
Very soon after that, my dad was watching the NY Giants on tv on day and I asked him if there was a Vikings Team in the Pro's,
he looked at me and said YES, the MN Vikings.
Right then and there I said "Thats my Team".
He almost had a strock... I believe that was in 1967


So which one are you Ned?

singersp
05-04-2008, 03:06 PM
"Garland" wrote:



6) When did you decide to be such a dedicated fan of the Minnesota Vikings?
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y28/cebuned/peeweevikings.jpg

My dad signed me up for the West Hartford,CT
pee wee league,
I was put on the WH Vikings.
Very soon after that, my dad was watching the NY Giants on tv on day and I asked him if there was a Vikings Team in the Pro's,
he looked at me and said YES, the MN Vikings.
Right then and there I said "Thats my Team".
He almost had a strock... I believe that was in 1967


So which one are you Ned?


Front row, behind the "N" in "VIKINGS".
:P

AngloVike
05-04-2008, 03:09 PM
"BadlandsViking" wrote:


11) Do you say a special prayer before Vikings games?
Yes, I pray no one looks in my windows.....


yep watching games in the nude will often elicit such prayers... ;D

nice to know more about you Ned

NordicNed
05-04-2008, 04:08 PM
"Garland" wrote:



6) When did you decide to be such a dedicated fan of the Minnesota Vikings?
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y28/cebuned/peeweevikings.jpg

My dad signed me up for the West Hartford,CT
pee wee league,
I was put on the WH Vikings.
Very soon after that, my dad was watching the NY Giants on tv on day and I asked him if there was a Vikings Team in the Pro's,
he looked at me and said YES, the MN Vikings.
Right then and there I said "Thats my Team".
He almost had a strock... I believe that was in 1967


So which one are you Ned?









GG,
Thats me,
back row standing,
second from the left.....
;D








And thats my little sister, Mary Ellen, 3rd in from the right.
She was always there to cheer her brother on...hehehehe

jkjuggalo
05-04-2008, 04:48 PM
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y28/cebuned/100_0494.jpg

So do you enjoy cockfighting, or are cocks just a general area of interest for you? :P

NordicNed
05-04-2008, 05:20 PM
"jkjuggalo" wrote:



http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y28/cebuned/100_0494.jpg

So do you enjoy cockfighting, or are cocks just a general area of interest for you? :P






Mine are stricktly " Show Birds "
you know, the local fairs and poultry shows....

davike
05-04-2008, 05:29 PM
"NordicNed" wrote:


"jkjuggalo" wrote:



http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y28/cebuned/100_0494.jpg

So do you enjoy cockfighting, or are cocks just a general area of interest for you? :P






Mine are stricktly " Show Birds "

you know, the local fairs and poultry shows....


Woahh whats his name? We had a rooster a couple years ago on the resort, it kept crowing in the morning and waking up all the guests. Needless to say, it didn't live to long after it started doing that

KevinK
05-04-2008, 06:40 PM
Great Post Ned. I hope we can make more memories when we meet the others at the Ravens game(hopefully). Kevin

Formo
05-05-2008, 01:28 AM
Awesome stuff Ned!

Really, I love all the stories of how you out-of-staters became Vikings fans.

Marrdro
05-05-2008, 02:13 AM
Thanks for sharing my friend.
I look forward to taking you fishing and metal detecting one day.
;D

Viking_Queen
05-05-2008, 03:49 AM
"NordicNed" wrote:


"jkjuggalo" wrote:



http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y28/cebuned/100_0494.jpg

So do you enjoy cockfighting, or are cocks just a general area of interest for you? :P






Mine are stricktly " Show Birds "
you know, the local fairs and poultry shows....


Ned loves to show if his colorful cocks

Prophet
05-05-2008, 08:22 AM
Fun read Ned, especially for such an aso lover.
I thought you were going to include your days as a ballet dancer in Hartford.

Zeus
05-05-2008, 09:31 AM
"BadlandsViking" wrote:


PP.O name: NordicNed

aka
Vikingned

[b]6) When did you decide to be such a dedicated fan of the Minnesota Vikings?
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y28/cebuned/peeweevikings.jpg

My dad signed me up for the West Hartford,CT
pee wee league,
I was put on the WH Vikings.
Very soon after that, my dad was watching the NY Giants on tv on day and I asked him if there was a Vikings Team in the Pro's,
he looked at me and said YES, the MN Vikings.
Right then and there I said "Thats my Team".
He almost had a strock... I believe that was in 1967


Which one is you, Ned?

=Z=

marstc09
05-05-2008, 09:32 AM
"NordicNed" wrote:


"Garland" wrote:



6) When did you decide to be such a dedicated fan of the Minnesota Vikings?
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y28/cebuned/peeweevikings.jpg

My dad signed me up for the West Hartford,CT
pee wee league,
I was put on the WH Vikings.
Very soon after that, my dad was watching the NY Giants on tv on day and I asked him if there was a Vikings Team in the Pro's,
he looked at me and said YES, the MN Vikings.
Right then and there I said "Thats my Team".
He almost had a strock... I believe that was in 1967


So which one are you Ned?









GG,
Thats me,
back row standing,
second from the left.....
;D








And thats my little sister, Mary Ellen, 3rd in from the right.
She was always there to cheer her brother on...hehehehe


This is him Zeus.

NordicNed
05-05-2008, 09:33 AM
"Prophet" wrote:


Fun read Ned, especially for such an aso lover.
I thought you were going to include your days as a ballet dancer in Hartford.








I almost did, but it was a very short try out, my tu tu made me itch to much...






http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:Q9Bpl2DW0lqZyM:http://www.costumeholidayhouse.com/Costume/Adult%2520Costume/16310-2w.jpg

Zeus
05-05-2008, 09:34 AM
"marstc09" wrote:


"NordicNed" wrote:


"Garland" wrote:



6) When did you decide to be such a dedicated fan of the Minnesota Vikings?
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y28/cebuned/peeweevikings.jpg

My dad signed me up for the West Hartford,CT
pee wee league,
I was put on the WH Vikings.
Very soon after that, my dad was watching the NY Giants on tv on day and I asked him if there was a Vikings Team in the Pro's,
he looked at me and said YES, the MN Vikings.
Right then and there I said "Thats my Team".
He almost had a strock... I believe that was in 1967


So which one are you Ned?









GG,
Thats me,
back row standing,
second from the left.....
;D









And thats my little sister, Mary Ellen, 3rd in from the right.
She was always there to cheer her brother on...hehehehe


This is him Zeus.


Yeah - I should have looked farther along in the thread.

I'm going to see if I can find my old flag-football pics from 3-6th grade.

=Z=

PacNWVike
05-05-2008, 09:41 AM
"Garland" wrote:



6) When did you decide to be such a dedicated fan of the Minnesota Vikings?
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y28/cebuned/peeweevikings.jpg

My dad signed me up for the West Hartford,CT
pee wee league,
I was put on the WH Vikings.
Very soon after that, my dad was watching the NY Giants on tv on day and I asked him if there was a Vikings Team in the Pro's,
he looked at me and said YES, the MN Vikings.
Right then and there I said "Thats my Team".
He almost had a strock... I believe that was in 1967


So which one are you Ned?


Ha!
That guy in the back row left looks like Serpico!
The Vikes in 67...
the beginning of a dynasty.
Balut!
Great read Ned.
8)

PurpleTide
05-08-2008, 06:51 AM
Thanks for sharing NordicNed, that pig looks yummy. :P

singersp
05-08-2008, 07:41 AM
"PurpleTide" wrote:



Thanks for sharing NordicNed, that pig looks yummy. :P


Baboy lechon definitely is.

gregair13
05-13-2008, 08:15 PM
i bet he was naked when he did the questions

singersp
05-13-2008, 08:18 PM
"gregair13" wrote:


i bet he was naked when he did the questions


Let's just say that Ned's "20 questions" is now a "Sticky" in BLV's inbox.
:P