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It happened again.

About 10 times when I’ve been out and about with Packer gear on, some guy will say—each time almost the exact words—- “Oh no, a Packer fan.”  It’s generally said with the same tone one would use to say “Oh no, it’s going to rain.”

Turns out, every time that’s been said , it came from a Vikings fan. Happened to me the other day here walking the dog. I’ve finally realized why this is only said by their fans. Seeing a Packer fan literally triggers a reminder to them that their team sucks now, sucked in the past and will suck in the future.

Anybody else experience this phenomenon?

 

@Blair Kiel posted:

It happened again.

About 10 times when I’ve been out and about with Packer gear on, some guy will say—each time almost the exact words—- “Oh no, a Packer fan.”  It’s generally said with the same tone one would use to say “Oh no, it’s going to rain.”

Turns out, every time that’s been said , it came from a Vikings fan. Happened to me the other day here walking the dog. I’ve finally realized why this is only said by their fans. Seeing a Packer fan literally triggers a reminder to them that their team sucks now, sucked in the past and will suck in the future.

Anybody else experience this phenomenon?

 

I live in West Michigan where I mostly get compliments from Lions fan. It's usually along the lines of "it must be nice to root for a team with competent leadership" or "I wish I could feel as good you do about wearing Packer gear when I wear Lions' stuff" 

No, but just yesterday I was getting my eyes examined in order to get new glasses.  I was wearing a Packer face mask.  The doc and her fam were from St Cloud, Mn.  She told me that they gave up on the Purple a few years ago and are slowly moving to the dark side and are warming up to the Green and Gold.  

I welcomed her aboard!

@Pikes Peak posted:

No, but just yesterday I was getting my eyes examined in order to get new glasses.  I was wearing a Packer face mask.  The doc and her fam were from St Cloud, Mn.  She told me that they gave up on the Purple a few years ago and are slowly moving to the dark side and are warming up to the Green and Gold.  

I welcomed her aboard!

Did she say why they gave up on the purple??  Just curious.  

I think the Vikings have a decent shot to beat Houston and Atlanta. Atlanta in particular as I can see Cousins lighting them up. 

I have a couple of Vikings fans in my neighborhood. They were really mouthy back in August when I would be outside with a Packers hat or shirt on. These days they mostly avoid eye contact. The flags are down too, replaced with keep 'merica great flags.  

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And on Sunday night after the Vikings got ground up by the Titans, Eric Perkins of KARE-11 says, "I don't think Cousins has it in him to win big games."  

Geez, it only took them what? four years and how many millions to figure that one out? Everyone else knew that. Blame the Oline and coaches all you want, but Cousins just winging the ball up for grabs as his eyes get bigger than a doe's in a semi's headlights when the game's on the line does not bode well for your chances of winning a Superb Owl.

Grabbing Cousins before other teams grabbed him goes along with not letting Chilly get on a plane and getting on a plane to go get Favre.  

@PackerHawk posted:

I think the Vikings have a decent shot to beat Houston and Atlanta. Atlanta in particular as I can see Cousins lighting them up. 

I have a couple of Vikings fans in my neighborhood. They were really mouthy back in August when I would be outside with a Packers hat or shirt on. These days they mostly avoid eye contact. The flags are down too, replaced with keep 'merica great flags.  

That goofy thread from rubechat, I couldn't help but notice Jaymo with the, "Of course I didn't watch the game, what a horrible product" schtick.

I can't tell you how many times I've heard that when the spermheads are tanking or even just having a bad stretch.  I don't know of another fanbase that does that.  Do you watch sports to show your approval?  Does anyone give a fuck?

@Fandame posted:

And on Sunday night after the Vikings got ground up by the Titans, Eric Perkins of KARE-11 says, "I don't think Cousins has it in him to win big games."  

Geez, it only took them what? four years and how many millions to figure that one out? Everyone else knew that. Blame the Oline and coaches all you want, but Cousins just winging the ball up for grabs as his eyes get bigger than a doe's in a semi's headlights when the game's on the line does not bode well for your chances of winning a Superb Owl.

Grabbing Cousins before other teams grabbed him goes along with not letting Chilly get on a plane and getting on a plane to go get Favre.  

The "fair weather fan" thing also comes into play. vikings fans are the worst of the worst fair weather fans in sports. Clueless, too! 

Also, if the viking game would have been in prime time, they'd be 0-4, right now.