A Vikings Viewing Party…in Iraq


The Vikings are having a great season, and some of the folks cheering them on are doing so from half a world away, in the middle of Iraq.

Thanks to the magic of satellite TV, Viking fans from the 34th Infantry Division got to enjoy Sunday’s victory over the Lions from the comfort of a tent on the Contingency Operating Base in Basra.  Give or take a few plays lost to satellite freeze.

To make the whole occasion more festive, Captain Dustin Snare whipped out his Nordic war horn and gave it a few blows.

At halftime, some soldiers were able to talk via satellite with family members who were themselves enjoying the hospitality of the Vikings on the field at the Metrodome.

And the best news?  The Vikings won.  Which made for a whole lot of happy Purple Fans, both here in the States and over in Basra.

A full account of the occasion has been written up by Spc. Samuel Soza and is posted on TheRedBulls.org, the official site of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division.

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    Great to hear this. It will be great if we can get all NFL games broadcast to our troops when they’re available to watch them.