That’s true of other sports, too. I don’t know how many times The Voice of Reason™ and I have gone out to watch a sporting event just because we wanted to be in a crowd. These are the memories that stay with me, good or bad. Downtown in ’91. Joe Carter’s heart-breaking blast in a South Street bar. The Vikings taking a knee with friends in our basement. The North Stars grinding their way to the Stanley Cup Finals as I worked at William’s Pub. Sam Cassel getting hurt in 2004 as my friends and I shook our heads.The moment makes them memorable, but so does the shared sense of community. THAT is what I really value about sports. That is why “we cheer for laundry,” as the cynics say, but they miss the point. It isn’t the laundry that is important. It’s the “we.”
That’s why we’re launching VikingsJournal.com today. We believe in sports. We believe in community. We believe in we. And I think you’re going to find the same excellence, love, passion, intelligence, independence and civility that define Twins Daily, only we’re going to bring it to the most popular sport and the most popular team in the state, the Vikings.
So please stop by today and check out our excellent writers and comment on our forums and encourage the football bloggers and try and win yourself one of a couple dozen free pizzas. In the new reality, communities don’t hoard their members. They share their passion. If football is a passion of yours – or if community is passion of yours – stop by. We’ll welcome you all over again.
John, Brock, Seth, Nick, Parker, Bo, AJ, Arif and Joe
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