I'm a Vikings fan, too. Funny.
Wherefore art thou? Do you have a Minnesota connection?
No. I live in NY, but never got hooked on any NY team. So I was a fan of Warren Moon when he was on the Oilers, then when he moved to the Vikings I followed him there. Then when he left Minnesota, I stayed with the team because I started to really like a lot of the other players (plus I knew Moon's career was pretty much over).
The only live Viking's game I have seen was 11 years ago (I know, some
fan...tickets are pricey!) when Moon was QB. Some coworkers had an extra ticket for me. They played Carolina, and the whole time some jackass behind us was badmouthing Moon the whole game (I think his girlfriend became pretty embarrassed). Vikings ended up winning. It was all good in the 'hood.
Every year since, I learned a bit more about the game, the draft, the stats, the players. It's fun- even with the Randy Moss and Daunte Culpepper wierdness, the coaching changes, the bad calls, etc. They are the perpetual underdog. That appeals to me for some reason.
Oh, and mike_tyson: yer goin' DOWN!
Seriously, the Pack is back. They are pretty solid. Farve was just named SI's "Sportsman of the Year", and deservedly so. He was slumped the last few years; we all thought he was washed up. Now he IS the Pack. Many kudos.