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12purplepride28
11-19-2011, 11:21 AM
Personally, this is the first game I've wanted the Vikings to lose. You can never hope your team loses for the first 4-5 weeks and even a little after that. I was delusionally hoping for a win against our division opponents, but that'll never happen, and right now all a win does is push us farther back from #blowing4blackmon. Sure, it's nice to say you'll cheer for your team all the time, and while I won't be UPSET if the Vikings win, because hey, they won, I will be disappointed in the long run. Winning does literally nothing for us, unless you think that getting a win this week will help us in our stadium support. Do you really believe that one win is going to sway some people to think hey, maybe we should approve a stadium!

I hate Tebow more than any player in the league and if a win for the raiders hurts the broncos chances at making the playoffs while bringing us closer to a good draft pick like Blackmon then I'm all for it. I'm 100% sure there are those of you out there that think you're being all noble or it's impossible for you to cheer against the Vikings, but whatever. Think if the Colts could go back they'd try to win an extra game or so to put them out of contention for Peyton? It's all about the big picture. A "Would you take a million dollars now or 10 million in 10 years" type of question.

marshallvike
11-19-2011, 05:39 PM
Yeah, I think I want them to lose for the better draft pick, but when the game starts, I can't help but howl for a win. Even if they lose in this situation, I am still going to be pissed off on Mondays.

singersp
11-20-2011, 06:48 AM
I hate Tebow more than any player in the league and if a win for the raiders hurts the broncos chances at making the playoffs while bringing us closer to a good draft pick like Blackmon then I'm all for it.

I guess you are going to have a real tough time deciding who you want to win when we play the Broncos in two weeks.

Vikings win: We're farther away from being able to draft Blackmon, but the Broncos are farther away from the playoffs.

Broncos win: We're closer to being able to draft Blackmon, but the Broncos are closer to the playoffs.

Who are you going to chose?

Caine
11-20-2011, 08:30 AM
I have never wanted my team to lose....ever....even if it would be in their best interest long term. I just can't get to that point where I cheer AGAINST them.

I get why some would want them to lose - better draft pick hopefully equates with better recovery time. Hastens the departure of a poor coaching choice and staff, etc.

But I'm a VIKING FAN....win, lose, or draw. I don't pick and choose times to support the team - I do it ALL the time, under ALL circumstances (unless they move to LA, in which case all bets are off and I hope they lose forever).

I've lived among the bandwagon-happy jumpoholics of Southern Wisconsin for almost 35 years. Despite the protests of certain Packtard "faithful", I hate them (PAckers and their fans) in large degree due to the sheer number of fair-weather fans I personally know. Like I've said many times, in the 70's-80's, I didn't know many Packer fans...and I lived in Janesville, WI (just south of Madison). I knew a lot of Bear fans, Cowboys fans, and 49ers fans though. Now EVERYONE is a PAcker fan...and all of them are "Die hard" fans with boatloads of championship memories and whatnot...

To me, cheering for your team to lose is just the first step down that path of hypocrisy...


Can't do it.

Caine

12purplepride28
11-20-2011, 12:35 PM
I should have clarified, once the game starts I can't cheer against the Vikings, but the happiness of the win is quickly gone. Right now I'm cheering for the Vikings to win, but I don't really want them to win. Tough to explain.

And singer, I want the Vikings to win. Just like against the packers. I could never want Tebow to win. Just don't put him in a SB against the packers. My head will explode.

Traveling_Vike
11-20-2011, 01:28 PM
I am 100% with Caine on this one. I could never, ever, under any circumstances, root for the Vikings to lose any game, no matter the long-term consequences.

I am a Vikings fan, and that is simply all there is to it.

Draft picks are always risky. Tanking to get a higher pick is just plain stupid, IMO. You never know what you are going to get (or who will even be available, for the most part) at any given draft position. I've always maintained that where you select is much less important than what you do with the picks you have.

Kwearner
11-20-2011, 04:23 PM
Gotta agree with Purplepride, it's hard to root against the Vikings during the game, but after it's over you quickly realize that a loss is much more beneficial down the road and isn't that what is most important. If we won all our remaining games, how would that help us in any way? If we lose out we COULD get a franchise player for years to come. I know it's not that simple with the draft, but still. It's just plain hard to be a Vikings fan right now, but I will always love them no matter what so we just have to get through it. SKOL VIKINGS and at least Aaron Rodgers isn't on our team, I hope he dies a horrible death real soon!

Traveling_Vike
11-20-2011, 04:38 PM
After the game is over, I have no problem seeing the long-term benefits. I can deal with losses.

But until the game is over, I cannot, and will not EVER WANT to lose.

MulletMullitia
11-20-2011, 04:47 PM
After the game is over, I have no problem seeing the long-term benefits. I can deal with losses.

But until the game is over, I cannot, and will not EVER WANT to lose.

My thoughts exactly. It's much easier to justify the losses. But I will never EVER cheer against the Vikings.

battleaxe4cheese
11-20-2011, 05:21 PM
Personally, this is the first game I've wanted the Vikings to lose. You can never hope your team loses for the first 4-5 weeks and even a little after that. I was delusionally hoping for a win against our division opponents, but that'll never happen, and right now all a win does is push us farther back from #blowing4blackmon. Sure, it's nice to say you'll cheer for your team all the time, and while I won't be UPSET if the Vikings win, because hey, they won, I will be disappointed in the long run. Winning does literally nothing for us, unless you think that getting a win this week will help us in our stadium support. Do you really believe that one win is going to sway some people to think hey, maybe we should approve a stadium!

I hate Tebow more than any player in the league and if a win for the raiders hurts the broncos chances at making the playoffs while bringing us closer to a good draft pick like Blackmon then I'm all for it. I'm 100% sure there are those of you out there that think you're being all noble or it's impossible for you to cheer against the Vikings, but whatever. Think if the Colts could go back they'd try to win an extra game or so to put them out of contention for Peyton? It's all about the big picture. A "Would you take a million dollars now or 10 million in 10 years" type of question.

What's with the "hate Tebow more than..."
Just wondering I guess. I haven't seen much of him so I can't say one way or another how I feel about him. Now you use the term HATE so must be something personal or something I guess. Now you have my curiosity peaked. What's the deal man?

i_bleed_purple
11-20-2011, 05:56 PM
What's with the "hate Tebow more than..."
Just wondering I guess. I haven't seen much of him so I can't say one way or another how I feel about him. Now you use the term HATE so must be something personal or something I guess. Now you have my curiosity peaked. What's the deal man?

I agree with him actually. I cannot stand Tebow. He's beaten a few streaky/bad teams, and all of a sudden he's a god again? He had way too much hype in the draft, got picked way too early, and now 4 games into his career he's annointed king of QB's? Screw that. Teams will find ways to shut him down (wait, they already are).

I mean, he completes two passes in a game, his D/run game wins for him, and now all of a sudden he's a Winner? Bullshit

ultravikingfan
11-20-2011, 08:11 PM
No never.

A better draft pick guarantees nothing.

The draft is a gamble.

(Leaf, A. Smith, Couch, etc)

Reignman
11-20-2011, 11:57 PM
I sarcastically cheer against them sometimes. It eases the pain, especially during seasons like this. Even when I think I want them to lose though, when it's game time it's hard to actually hope for them to lose, and no matter how I feel before hand, it always feels good if they do manage to win. I never believe in losing for better draft position though.

However, I do find myself wanting them to lose more and more after I've lost my patience with a head coach. Green, Tice, and Childress. I found myself routing more and more for loses when I believed they were never going to take us anywhere. You can only tolerate so many .500 seasons and wildcard loses before you realize losing is the only way to get rid of a bum. Sadly however, there's no guarantee the next guy is going to be any better, and in the cases of Tice and Frazier, they could even be worse, so be careful what you wish for.

Minniman
11-21-2011, 09:26 AM
Do I want the Vikings to lose? No.

Do I care as much if they do not win? Not as much as if it was a close hunt for the division crown.

I care more about why they do not win, and how much they lose by, and that is my worry going on into the future. The Packers and Bears have crushed the Vikings, and a lot of that has to do with the systems deployed on offense and defense as much as the players.

Good players in a bad system will still bring poor results. We had been through that with Childress, and too much of that system is still in place on defense, while the offense is called pretty much the same as under Childress - even though the offensive coordinator has changed. It is almost like Frazier had learned nothing from the square peg in round hole philosophy that ruined the Vikings under Childress.

WAKE UP VIKINGS! The NFL is a passing league.

On a positive note, the Packers went through a pretty poor season just a few years ago, and those better draft picks and good free agent moves allowed them to be a much better team now.

Zeus
11-21-2011, 10:06 AM
I'm with others. I always want them to win. However, in a season such as this, the losses don't bother me all that much.

=Z=