View Full Version : Pepperdine's Norwegian Basketball Player

02-08-2013, 02:07 PM
Zagco was thrilled to see Nikolas Skouen play against us last night. He had no idea Pepperdine had a Norski. It was weird, because before the commentators even said anything about him, Zagco thought he seemed a lot like a shorter version of Torgeir Bryn. Anyhoo, glad we won, and glad to see the Vikings represent.

02-08-2013, 02:10 PM
Fee fi fo fum

02-08-2013, 02:40 PM
I really wasn't surprised he was so adept hitting threes. What would one expect from someone who grew up living life behind the arctic circle? He probably knows no other life than the one behind the arc.

02-08-2013, 05:11 PM
A cold shooting night prolly doesn't discourage him at all.

02-08-2013, 05:14 PM
Hei min venn.

02-08-2013, 05:49 PM
These posts are funny, and meant to be, of course. To be accurate tho, he is from Bergen, which I visited in August last year - way south of the Arctic Circle. Incredible city - listed by CNN as one of "Ten Best Underrated Cities of the World." The climate there is a lot like Seattle's - lots of rain, not much snow. The vegetation is similar too. It is about the size of Spokane, but built on hills, with a beautiful downtown - feels European, but also American - very comfortable place to be, and almost everyone speaks some English. We were there during the week that college starts up, so there were students everywhere downtown, celebrating/partying - many crazy costumes, singing, carrying on.

The harbor is ancient and gorgeous. Good restaurants and bars. Fabulous views from two cable car rides up the mountains.

It was about 70 degrees the days we were there - very little rain. It's an expensive place however - Norway is now the most expensive country in Europe - thanks to the North Sea oil wealth. Alcohol and food are expensive, as is lodging. The people are great, however.