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Gil Alcaraz IV: An Introduction to VT

To the readers of Vikings Territory,

I, Gil Alcaraz IV, would like to formally introduce myself to the VT community as one of the new contributors.

Although a few of you may already know me from my other sites TheVikingDen.com or RantSports.com, I’ll give you a quick rundown of my credentials as a Vikings writer and NFL analyst. After playing football for seven years, including a brief stint at Occidental College (D3), I took my football prowess to the written word. Including work with Yahoo! Sports and USA Today, I’ve spent the last four years honing my skills as a sports journalist and football expert.

Enough about the writing experience, though. What matters is my standing as a Vikings faithful.

My love for the purple and gold started when I was much younger, around the age of 10. While watching a Vikings-Panthers game with my dad, I witnessed a phenomenal play courtesy of then-Minnesota quarterback Daunte Culpepper. I immediately told myself that I wanted to make plays like that, and I joined my local Pop Warner team shortly after. At that point, I was hooked.

Since that day, I’ve possessed an unwavering passion for the Vikings. From the years that they flirted with the playoffs, to the huge letdowns via Brett Favre and everything in between, I’ve worn my horns with pride.

I started The Viking Den a year ago in hopes of sharing my purple thoughts with the public, but have since seen it suffer with my ever-growing role with Rant Sports as a Network Manager. Still, I’ve decided to join Brett and Adam, and am ready to begin spilling my Vikings knowledge out onto the pages of VT.

My presence on VT might be sporadic at times, but I’m always available via email (galcaraziv@yahoo.com) or Twitter. If you have any questions or just want to talk Vikings, don’t hesitate to contact me.

I’m excited to be a part of the VT team and can’t wait to help this site become one of the best Vikings blogs on the Web.

No matter the end result of this 2012 season for the Vikings, always remember: SKOL!

Gil Alcaraz IV

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CalVkg
CalVkg
8 years ago

welcome, gil

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
8 years ago

Welcome to Vikings Territory Gil, looking forward to your contributions.

Tomb...
Tomb...
8 years ago

Gil Alcaraz IV?

Hmmm…that name sounds made up.

Welcome, “Gil,” but I’ll be keeping a wary eye on you…no shenanigans. We’ve got lots of “oldz” here, and they don’t tolerate shenanigans. You should see them get worked up (after their naps and meds, that is), a formidable lot, to be sure.

bjohnny
bjohnny
8 years ago

Welcome aboard Gil. Cant have enough die hard Vikes fans around here.

Fragile Freds
Fragile Freds
8 years ago

GAIV ? Well it’s not exactly RGIII or for that matter Titus Young SR, but it will do. Glad to have you here. Glad to hear you tweet. Freds recommends you follow Brett. Dude has a tendency to get a little drunk and alot angry when the Vikings aren’t doing well.

Look forward to seeing your stuff. Well, not like that… but, you know.

Brett Anderson
Brett Anderson
Reply to  Fragile Freds
8 years ago

Hah!

Purple Charlie
Purple Charlie
Reply to  Brett Anderson
8 years ago

Are you Brett or Angry Brett???

Purple Charlie
Purple Charlie
8 years ago

Hiya Gil,
Glad to have ya aboard.

c.carterhof
c.carterhof
8 years ago

Welcome Gil! Sounds like we might finally have a real writer here, the two guys we have are…really great guys and all, buy you know…

Adam
Reply to  c.carterhof
8 years ago

Ahem!!!!! Okay, a written clearing of the throat was the only retort I could generate. I surrender, CC. 🙂

c.carterhof
c.carterhof
Reply to  Adam
8 years ago

You da man Adam!

Big Johnny's bigger sister
Big Johnny's bigger sister
8 years ago

Do you like Gladiator movies Gil?

B. Grant
B. Grant
8 years ago

Good to have you aboard, Gil. Look forward to your observations.

We may as well get this cleared up right away. There are some rather unusual people who post on this site. Looks like a few have already introduced themselves. I, on the other hand, am normal. Hope that helps.

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
8 years ago

You had readers that were “10x worse than anyone on VT”
Sounds like a challenge, you snot-nosed little. . .oops, games coming on, we’ll be in touch.

CalVkg
CalVkg
Reply to  Fran the Man
8 years ago

little does he know, the last guy to “join Adam and Brett as a part of VT” needed several shots of penicillin

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