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    Been lurking a bit.

    Hello everyone! I am purplejokr.

    I have been a Viking fan since about 86-87. I was always a big fan of Anthony Carter's so I followed him to the Purple from Michigan. I can even remember the two stops he made in the USFL. Once Cris Carter arrived in 1990, I was hooked. Chris Doleman, DJ Dozier, Hassan Jones, Steve Jordan, John Randle, Hank Thomas, etc. I even remember seeing leather faced Jerry Burns prowling the sidelines back then.

    Wow, it's been twenty years that I have followed this team with a passion and I am only 35!

    My brother is a big Bears fan so you can imagine how we get when the two teams play one another! He posts a great deal on a Bears message board that he invited me to in 2005. That board is the MAIN reason that I had hesitated even googling a Vikings board.

    You see, that Bears board can be annoying. It isn't because Bear fans are evil people or annoying people. That board is annoying because I have little tolerance for homers. As I posted on that board, I encountered several posters that refused to take a hard, objective look at their favorite team. That bothers me because that is what I am about. I will not delude myself into believing something that I cannot support with facts.

    For example, when the Vikings' defense struggles against the two minute drill, I will not and can not persuade myself that they had a bad day. To me, clearly, this defense has lost focus against the Ravens and Steelers when those teams went to a two minute offense.

    Now, this doesn't mean that I will not listen to arguments that oppose my line of thinking. I welcome those arguments when they are based in fact. I encourage those, really. I love a good, civil discussion about Viking football.

    Sorry for the thesis...
    I can be long winded at times too.
    8)

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    Re: Been lurking a bit.

    Great intro!

    Skol and welcome to PP.O!

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    Re: Been lurking a bit.

    Nice first post!

    Welcome to PP.O!

    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

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    Re: Been lurking a bit.

    Welcome to the site my newest purple and gold friend.
    Post well and often.


    Judging by that that you will........One of the best first posts I've seen in awhile.
    Gets you an auto entry onto the ole spreadsheet.



    Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/josdin00/Vikings/Marrdro_sig.jpg

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    Re: Been lurking a bit.

    Nice post aNd welcome.
    Objectivity is welcomed...on most things

    Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent
    ----------------------------------------------
    As a matter of fact, I do know

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    Join Date
    Apr 2006
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    Re: Been lurking a bit.

    "purplejokr" wrote:
    Hello everyone! I am purplejokr.

    Sorry for the thesis...
    I can be long winded at times too.
    8)
    Valkommen and SKOL!

    =Z=

    Thanks to Josdin for the awesome sig!

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    Phoenix, Arizona
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    Re: Been lurking a bit.

    Welcome

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    Re: Been lurking a bit.

    Welcome to the site, fellow Californian.
    I grew up in Santa Monica (back before it became the haven for the rich and influential), moved to ND in the 70's now back in Bakersfield.....different.

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    Re: Been lurking a bit.

    "purplejokr" wrote:
    ....Now, this doesn't mean that I will not listen to arguments that oppose my line of thinking. I welcome those arguments when they are based in fact. I encourage those, really. I love a good, civil discussion about Viking football.
    As soon as you realize that the majority of posts on pp.o have no basis in reality you will have an easier time adjusting to the site.
    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

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    Re: Been lurking a bit.

    "Prophet" wrote:
    "purplejokr" wrote:
    ....Now, this doesn't mean that I will not listen to arguments that oppose my line of thinking. I welcome those arguments when they are based in fact. I encourage those, really. I love a good, civil discussion about Viking football.
    As soon as you realize that the majority of posts on pp.o have no basis in reality you will have an easier time adjusting to the site.
    Skol! Purplejokr!
    Great to have you and some civil logical discussions are always appreciated.

    Prophet, I would say if you remove 4 or 5 of the more frequent posters, a majority of the posts do have some logic supported by some fact not wild blind biased opinion.
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