My First Ever Vikings Game

September 27, 2011
{Preparing for kickoff at the Vikings game in Minneapolis!}
{Not our most photogenic day, but it will have to do!}
{Stunning fall weather!}
{Headed home. Bummed the Vikings lost (again!) but fans through thick and thin!}
When Joey and I first started dating, we made a little deal. Since he didn’t have a college team to cheer for, he would adopt my team, the Florida Gators, and cheer with me on Saturdays. I, on the other hand, didn’t have an NFL team I felt connected to, so I would cheer for his Minnesota Vikings on Sundays. Our arrangement has worked out really well and I’ll admit that I love having a team to cheer for on Sundays. So for Joey’s birthday, I got him tickets to see the Vikings play the Detroit Lions. Although the Vikings lost, we had a great time up in Minneapolis watching the game and staying with our friends, Emily and Brian.

Question of the day: What football team(s) do you cheer for?Ā 

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a die-hard Gators fan. Growing up in Florida with a dad who is an even bigger fan will do that to a girl, I suppose. šŸ™‚


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  • Reply Camille Goble September 27, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    I’m afraid this puts a strain on our relationship as I am a lifelong Georgia Bulldog. I will try to get past this flaw of yours and continue enjoying your blog.


    • Reply MadisonMayberry September 29, 2011 at 2:33 am

      No hard feelings. At least you and I can both agree that the SEC is the best football conference around! šŸ™‚

  • Reply esther@thatswhatshesaid September 27, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    I didn’t have a college team to root for ( as my school didn’t have a football team!) so when I got married I started rooting for my husband’s team, the Chicago Bears.

    • Reply MadisonMayberry September 29, 2011 at 2:29 am

      Glad to know I’m not the only one who took on their hubby’s team!

  • Reply Urban Wife September 27, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    So glad you guys had a nice time! That sounds like a good compromise to me. I’ve been a Gator fan since I was a little girl. I’ll cheer for my hubby’s Colts and he can cheer my Gators, as much as he dislikes them. šŸ˜‰

    • Reply MadisonMayberry September 29, 2011 at 2:28 am

      I had no idea you were a Gators fan! I feel like we are automatic friends! šŸ™‚

  • Reply Brindi September 27, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    My whole family is die-hard Ohio State fan (OH-IO)!! BUt when it comes to the NFL, we all have different teams: I LOVE my Cleveland Browns, my husband likes the 49ers, my Daddy is a Dallas Cowboys fan, my Mama is a Vikings fan, my brother likes the Bengals, my aunt and Grandma are Packers fans and, unfortunately, my mother-in-law is a Steelers fan. so it’s gets quite crazy here on Sundays!

    • Reply MadisonMayberry September 29, 2011 at 2:30 am

      Oh my goodness, it really must be crazy around your neck of the woods on Sundays! I can’t imagine what it’s like to watch football with all those different opinions on who to cheer for!

      • Reply Brindi September 29, 2011 at 1:37 pm

        Haha yes! There’s usually a lot of bets going on and winner dinners lol

  • Reply Amanda from Ms Giggles September 28, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    It’s awesome to see some familiar scenery. Were you just visiting MSP? I live here and love it. The fall weather is awesome, right?

    • Reply MadisonMayberry September 29, 2011 at 2:31 am

      The fall weather is the best! We were visiting MSP for the weekend, but we have very fond feelings for the cities because we both went to college there (Joey all four years at Bethel University and me just my first year of college). It always feels like we are going home when we get there!

  • Reply greensnchocolate September 29, 2011 at 12:38 am

    How fun! We were at home watching the game, Marc yelling at the TV and jumping up and down the entire second half. I’m an Iowa Hawkeyes fan for college football and a converted Vikings fan now that I’m living in Minnesota. Hopefully their season turns around!

    • Reply MadisonMayberry September 29, 2011 at 2:32 am

      I think it’s almost impossible not to cheer for the Vikings when you live in Minnesota. Although their sports teams are usually pretty bad, Minnesotans are admirable with how loyal they are! Crossing my fingers for things shaping up the rest of the season.

  • Reply Courtney October 3, 2011 at 6:29 am

    Aw, its great to see pictures of Minneapolis! I miss that place. I am glad the MN weather was nice to you that day.
    -Courtney (alaska -living, missing the midwest- Love your blog :))

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