Saturday, February 5, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - the Super Bowl

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings presents another Saturday Night Genealogy Fun:

It's Saturday Night - time for more Genealogy Fun!!!  It's also Super Bowl Weekend in America - the whole country (well, almost) will watch the game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday afternoon at 6:30 p.m. EST (3:30 :PST).

Since I'm not much of a sports fan, I'm not sure where this will go.

1)  What is your favorite National Football League team?  [For those that are not American football fans, but fan of another sports team, substitute your favorite team]  Why are you a fa n of this team?  How long have you been a fan of your favorite team?

Minnesota Vikings*

As much as I'm a fan of any American football team, the Minnesota Vikings would be my team of choice, because I was born and raised in Minnesota.  Yes, I've grown used to the disappointment.

2)  What is the genealogy of your favorite team?  When did it start playing, what leagues has it played in?

On April 12, 1961, the NFL assigned the Vikings to the Western Conference. Other teams in the Western Conference were Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Los Angeles and San Francisco.   In their first regular season game on September 17 1961, the Vikings handed a surprise 37-13 upset to the Chicago Bears.  When the NFL realigned in 1966, Minnesota was placed in the Central Division of the Western Conference.  In 2002, the NFL realinged again, and the Vikings moved to the NFC North.  All of this data is from the timeline on the team's website.

3)  Have you worked for the team in any capacity, or attended games?  What is your best memory of your favorite team's history?

I've never worked for the team, or any other.  My fondest memory is probably the 1998 season when the Vikings went 15-1. 

4)  Predict the score of the Packers-Steelers game on Sunday.

36-24.  No, I'm not specifying which team will win.  I'm hoping it will be Pittsburgh, because like any Vikings fan, I'm cheering for whoever is playing against the Packers.

5)  Tell us in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, or in a status or comment on Facebook.

Now it's your turn! 

* Image courtesy of The Viking Ship fan blog.