For this week’s Vikings fan spotlight, we’re featuring a very special person—not only is Richard Holmstrom a long-time fan of the purple and gold, but he’s also a long-time fan of Vikings Territory!
In fact, Holmstrom first met Adam Warwas (founder of VT) and became a fan of his writing before Vikings Territory even developed.
“A bunch of us [readers] here at VT were all originally over at the Star Tribune site, ‘Access Vikings,’ including Adam,” Holmstrom explained. “Adam kept sneaking in links to his own blog, and one day I clicked on it. Lo and behold, there was some good stuff there! I’ve been reading his stuff ever since.”
Holmstrom added that he met the Warwas family when he lived in Alaska, and the two of them went fishing and spent time at Holmstrom’s lodge. He described Adam as “a really good dude.”
Although his family is originally from Minnesota, Holmstrom grew up in California. Despite spending his childhood on the west coast, however, he has been a Vikings fan from a young age.
“I was always fascinated by Vikings, as they were supposedly my ancestors,” Holmstrom said. “My Dad was an LA Rams fan, so naturally, I was too. . .until I heard about a new NFL team being formed named the Minnesota Vikings—that was it for me!”