Poll: Your First Vikings Head Coach

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Who was head coach of the Vikings when you first began following the team?

Norm Van Brocklin
3
5%
Bud Grant
23
40%
Les Steckel
1
2%
Bud Grant (1985 only)
0
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Jerry Burns
8
14%
Dennis Green
16
28%
Mike Tice
2
4%
Brad Childress
1
2%
Leslie Frazier
2
4%
Mike Zimmer
1
2%
 
Total votes: 57

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Poll: Your First Vikings Head Coach

Post by Mothman » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:11 am

I'm curious to know when the fans here started following the Vikes.

Grant was the coach when I began following the team (and it wasn't in '85).
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Re: Poll: Your First Vikings Head Coach

Post by Laserman » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:44 am

I started after superbowl 5. I was a cowboys fan as a kid then I saw the Vikes on TV the next season when the cowboys beat the dolphins in the next superbowl. Long time waiting Sigh, Sigh, sigh,
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Re: Poll: Your First Vikings Head Coach

Post by Maelstrom88 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:11 am

Well I have followed and liked them since the Green era but, living an hour outside of STL, was a Rams fan until they moved. So Zimmer would be my "first" as a true Vikings fan.
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Re: Poll: Your First Vikings Head Coach

Post by vikeinmontana » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:21 am

Jerry Burns and that crazy mop on his head! :rock:
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Re: Poll: Your First Vikings Head Coach

Post by Sandpounder27 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:42 am

I might have replied only one or two times on here, but I miss the purple people eater days. Bud Grant,early 1970’s.
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Re: Poll: Your First Vikings Head Coach

Post by Grashopa » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:47 am

It was borderline but i had to go with Dennis Green since I didn't really starting watching weekly and understanding until around the 1993 season. (coincidentally around the same time i got heavy into football cards)
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Re: Poll: Your First Vikings Head Coach

Post by Crax » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:49 am

Burns, but I was young and didn't watch seriously until Green.
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Re: Poll: Your First Vikings Head Coach

Post by Bowhunting Viking » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:19 pm

Bud Grant here. Born in 64 and was wearing Vikings pjs by time I was walking. I was brought up right. The day that Drew Pearson pushed off on Nate Wright.. the beginning of refs screwing us for me.. on the stupid Hail Mary pass was the 1st time my mom heard her little son drop the F bomb. Thankfully Dad was as mad as me and gave me a pass lol
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Re: Poll: Your First Vikings Head Coach

Post by Raz » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:25 pm



In light of our coordinator trouble and by the way they won the game
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Re: Poll: Your First Vikings Head Coach

Post by Texas Vike » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:51 pm

Bud Grant, the later years.

Jerry Burns was my favorite though. He sounded like a drunk from any bar in NE MPLS (say, Mayslacks) when he gave pressers. One of my all time favorite videos, one I go to if life is tough and I need a laugh, is Burnsy cussing his way through a press conference. The guy was just so authentic and so upper midwestern. I've lived in far away places for a good chunk of my life. Burnsy is like comfort food that reminds me of home.

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This video's not safe for work, but listen to how he goes to bat for Schnelker, his coordinator. Pretty darn interesting in light of the recent firing of JDF and questions swirling about Zimmer being a player's coach, but maybe not a coordinator's coach.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNcBFZ26lcI
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Re: Poll: Your First Vikings Head Coach

Post by Mothman » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:58 pm

vikeinmontana wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:21 am
Jerry Burns and that crazy mop on his head! :rock:
I assume you mean Jerry #@$*%$# Burns.
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Re: Poll: Your First Vikings Head Coach

Post by Mothman » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:59 pm

Bowhunting Viking wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:19 pm
Bud Grant here. Born in 64 and was wearing Vikings pjs by time I was walking. I was brought up right. The day that Drew Pearson pushed off on Nate Wright.. the beginning of refs screwing us for me.. on the stupid Hail Mary pass was the 1st time my mom heard her little son drop the F bomb. Thankfully Dad was as mad as me and gave me a pass lol

:rofl:
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Re: Poll: Your First Vikings Head Coach

Post by Mothman » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:00 pm

Texas Vike wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:51 pm
Bud Grant, the later years.

Jerry Burns was my favorite though. He sounded like a drunk from any bar in NE MPLS (say, Mayslacks) when he gave pressers. One of my all time favorite videos, one I go to if life is tough and I need a laugh, is Burnsy cussing his way through a press conference. The guy was just so authentic and so upper midwestern. I've lived in far away places for a good chunk of my life. Burnsy is like comfort food that reminds me of home.

Edit to add:
This video's not safe for work, but listen to how he goes to bat for Schnelker, his coordinator. Pretty darn interesting in light of the recent firing of JDF and questions swirling about Zimmer being a player's coach, but maybe not a coordinator's coach.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNcBFZ26lcI
I remember that press conference well! It's classic Burns. He really was a likable guy.
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Re: Poll: Your First Vikings Head Coach

Post by w_huisman » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:43 pm

I think I remember the 85 year with Bud Grant (I was 10 years old), but Jerry Burns was coach when I really started paying attention.
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Re: Poll: Your First Vikings Head Coach

Post by 808vikingsfan » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:13 pm

Introduced to the Vikings in the 1st or 2nd grade and been cursed ever since (born in 67). Wouldn't have it any other way though. It's going to be sweeeeet when the Vikings win their first SB.
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