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In the absence of any real Vikings news this week (except for the team releasing WR Michael Jenkins today), I thought I would paint a picture that many Minnesotans know so well: what it's like to be a Vikings fan.
It's something that's in your blood. Generation to generation, since 1961, people have cheered on the Purple and Gold. There are other professional sports teams in Minnesota, but no team stirs the passions and stokes the devotion of generations of fans like the Minnesota Vikings. It's something that's hard to describe - people are bound together in hope, believing year after year that this is the year that the Vikings will win the Super Bowl.
It started early - the Vikings won their first-ever regular-season game. In a shocker, the Vikings took down the mighty Monsters of the Midway, the Chicago Bears, 37-13 in September of 1961. It wasn't much longer that the Vikings made the playoffs in 1968, the first team in the expansion era to do so. That started an incredible run, as over the next 15 years (until 1982) the Vikings won 12 division titles. In 11 of those seasons, the Vikings averaged 10+ wins a year. That's some serious winning.
Since 1982 the Vikings have kept up their winning ways, winning 14 division titles. And there have been few times over the years where the Vikings were not the hottest ticket from August through January. There have been a few lean years, but generally, fans have always turned out in droves to cheer on the Boys in Purple. While it's been 35 years since the Vikings have been back to the Super Bowl, every single year fans turn out, starting in July and August at training camp, to get their fix.