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singersp
06-17-2007, 07:39 AM
Sat Jun 16, 2007 4:45 pm by Huddle Network

How to be a Vikings' Fan 101: Rivalry (http://www.seahawkshuddle.com/v1/portal.php?topic_id=15511)

-- Sean Carabini, Minnesota Vikings

Wisconsin. America's dairy land. Rolling, lush, green fields, teeming with fattened, lactating cattle wearing straw hats and ribbons. Wild, untamed North woods full of ambling bears and Wiley coyotes. Un fettered rivers cutting their way through rock and soil, carving mighty dells and bluffs, bringing life to quiet pastures....

sleepagent
06-17-2007, 07:55 AM
Interesting read.
Not being from Minnesota or that "other" place, I never quite understood the deep resentment between the two.

Actually after reading the article . . . I still don't.
I've always been a "gentlemen" fan / player where you fight to the death on the field . . . but shake hands after the game (and if necessary give credit or eat crow).

I guess that's what many believe to be "sportsmanship" . . . but again, I don't live up there . . . so I wouldn't understand.

singersp
06-17-2007, 08:12 AM
"sleepagent" wrote:


Interesting read.
Not being from Minnesota or that "other" place, I never quite understood the deep resentment between the two.

Actually after reading the article . . . I still don't.
I've always been a "gentlemen" fan / player where you fight to the death on the field . . . but shake hands after the game (and if necessary give credit or eat crow).

I guess that's what many believe to be "sportsmanship" . . . but again, I don't live up there . . . so I wouldn't understand.


Yeah, you have to live up here close to the border to understand that. Packer fans can be quite obnoxious.

If they win, you have to listen to them gloat all day long.

If they lose, you still have to listen to them rave about the 3 Super Bowls they won & Favre's 3 time MVP awards all day long.

Ironically, most of them weren't even born or were still toddlers when they won the first two, but they act like they were there sitting in the stands when they won them & it was the happiest days of their lives.

MetalMike-LoudVike
06-17-2007, 08:28 AM
This is ture living in wisconsin I am around my fair share of packer fans. It is all too true if they win you hear about it form a week while they praise lord farve of lamblow.
They lose and Farve of lamblow does nothing wrong and it was the rest of the team that lost it for him, It also very true on how they brag about 3 super bowls that they won it is revolting.

sleepagent
06-17-2007, 08:30 AM
"singersp" wrote:


"sleepagent" wrote:


Interesting read.
Not being from Minnesota or that "other" place, I never quite understood the deep resentment between the two.

Actually after reading the article . . . I still don't.
I've always been a "gentlemen" fan / player where you fight to the death on the field . . . but shake hands after the game (and if necessary give credit or eat crow).

I guess that's what many believe to be "sportsmanship" . . . but again, I don't live up there . . . so I wouldn't understand.


Yeah, you have to live up here close to the border to understand that. Packer fans can be quite obnoxious.

If they win, you have to listen to them gloat all day long.

If they lose, you still have to listen to them rave about the 3 Super Bowls they won & Favre's 3 time MVP awards all day long.

Ironically, most of them weren't even born or were still toddlers when they won the first two, but they act like they were there sitting in the stands when they won them & it was the happiest days of their lives.


I lived in the Washington, D.C. (Cajun Country) for about 10 years and I got tired of hearing all the Redskin's crap (they had just won a Super Bowl) . . . so I can identify.

BadlandsVikings
06-17-2007, 10:31 AM
As a Vikings’ fan, I am no longer allowed to think this way about the state. Wisconsin, apparently, is shaped like a side view of an upper thigh and west-facing-buttock. [b]On the opposite side of the state to the buttock lies a small town in what looks like another anatomical anomaly but is actually a peninsula[b]

Wisconsin is an ass, I like that.

mountainviking
06-17-2007, 11:56 AM
Thing is, and he don't even mention it, we're so close together that it is pretty darn intermingled!
People from WI work in MN and vice versa all the time...we are around them all the time.
One of my best college friends is a Packer fan, and boy does the doo get deep when we watch one of those games together!!
Especially late in the game, after we've had several beers to loosen our tongues ;)
HAR!

But, I've seen the worse ones too...the "how many rings do you have?" ones...even in the midst of a 4-12 season ???

Vikes_King
06-17-2007, 01:44 PM
lol, honestly i'm pretty bad.
someone came into work last summer with a huge packers emblem on their truck and i refused to load up their machine, i made the new kid do it lol.


So let’s recap – what have I learned this week?

Minnesota good, Wisconsin bad.

Awesome

MN_SkolVikings_NC
06-17-2007, 02:48 PM
Let me start with a little history - I was born and raised in MN.
My mother, just about as big a Viking fan as me, taught the ways of Pruple Pride from a very early age.
My first jersey (that I still have) is only big enough to fit a baby. .
and will be the first jersey that my son/daughter will wear.

I moved to North Carolina about 6 years ago and shortly after met my (now) fiance.
The first time I met her parents I walked in the door of their house for a BBQ, and I just happened to have a vikings shirt on.
My soon-to-be father in law was wearing a Packers shirt.
From that day on we are not allowed to speak to each other the week prior and the week after the Vikings/Packers games.
The rivalry runs real deep. . . . . . . . .
even 1500 miles away from "home base" for either of us.

Great read. . .
I've sent it to my fiances dad. . .
let's see what he thinks. . .
hehehehehe

NDVikingFan66
06-17-2007, 03:20 PM
I believe in heated rivalries, but also believe in good sportsmanship

singersp
06-17-2007, 05:25 PM
"NDVikingFan66" wrote:


I believe in heated rivalries, but also believe in good sportsmanship


So let's recap;

Minnesota, good sportsmanship. Wisconsin, bad sportsmanship.

Marrdro
06-18-2007, 12:16 PM
"MN_SkolVikings_NC" wrote:


Let me start with a little history - I was born and raised in MN.

My mother, just about as big a Viking fan as me, taught the ways of Pruple Pride from a very early age.

My first jersey (that I still have) is only big enough to fit a baby. .
and will be the first jersey that my son/daughter will wear.

I moved to North Carolina about 6 years ago and shortly after met my (now) fiance.

The first time I met her parents I walked in the door of their house for a BBQ, and I just happened to have a vikings shirt on.

My soon-to-be father in law was wearing a Packers shirt.

From that day on we are not allowed to speak to each other the week prior and the week after the Vikings/Packers games.

The rivalry runs real deep. . . . . . . . .
even 1500 miles away from "home base" for either of us.

Great read. . .

I've sent it to my fiances dad. . .
let's see what he thinks. . .
hehehehehe

That my friend has all the makings for some lasting family memories.
;D

cajunvike
06-18-2007, 12:57 PM
"singersp" wrote:


Sat Jun 16, 2007 4:45 pm by Huddle Network

How to be a Vikings' Fan 101: Rivalry (http://www.seahawkshuddle.com/v1/portal.php?topic_id=15511)

-- Sean Carabini, Minnesota Vikings

Wisconsin. America's dairy land. Rolling, lush, green fields, teeming with fattened, lactating cattle wearing straw hats and ribbons. Wild, untamed North woods full of ambling bears and Wiley coyotes. Un fettered rivers cutting their way through rock and soil, carving mighty dells and bluffs, bringing life to quiet pastures....



ONE, why is this article on a SEAHAWKS site...

and TWO, what was Singer doing on that site?

You turning into a closet Seachickens fan, Singer?
LOL

vikingivan
06-18-2007, 01:03 PM
"singersp" wrote:


"NDVikingFan66" wrote:


I believe in heated rivalries, but also believe in good sportsmanship


So let's recap;

Minnesota, good sportsmanship. Wisconsin, bad sportsmanship.


I hate it when they get so many Packer's fans in the dome for the game.
They pay big money for their tickets, but I wish the purple faithful would not sell their tickets to cheeseheads.

JSRasmus2698
06-18-2007, 01:28 PM
Living in Winona, I have frequent encounters with cheese heads.
I have a semi-solution to the packer fans talk of the Rings... Most of them are re-emerging Brewers fans... How many World Series have the brewers won?
When was their last winning season?... this usually shuts them up in a hurry.
It just goes to show that most Minnesota fans don’t sound like a broken record, or don’t beat a dead horse for that matter.

BloodyHorns82
06-18-2007, 01:30 PM
"JSRasmus2698" wrote:


Living in Winona, I have frequent encounters with cheese heads.
I have a semi-solution to the packer fans talk of the Rings... Most of them are re-emerging Brewers fans... How many World Series have the brewers won?
When was their last winning season?... this usually shuts them up in a hurry.

It just goes to show that most Minnesota fans don’t sound like a broken record, or don’t beat a dead horse for that matter.



If your a Twins fan I'd hold off on this theory for awhile, seeing as how the Brewers just beat us up over the weekend.

singersp
06-18-2007, 09:00 PM
"cajunvike" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


Sat Jun 16, 2007 4:45 pm by Huddle Network

How to be a Vikings' Fan 101: Rivalry (http://www.seahawkshuddle.com/v1/portal.php?topic_id=15511)

-- Sean Carabini, Minnesota Vikings

Wisconsin. America's dairy land. Rolling, lush, green fields, teeming with fattened, lactating cattle wearing straw hats and ribbons. Wild, untamed North woods full of ambling bears and Wiley coyotes. Un fettered rivers cutting their way through rock and soil, carving mighty dells and bluffs, bringing life to quiet pastures....



ONE, why is this article on a SEAHAWKS site...

and TWO, what was Singer doing on that site?

You turning into a closet Seachickens fan, Singer?
LOL


Where have you been? The writer is a member of PP.O.

I find Vikings articles no matter where they happen to be. I'm just that good.
;)

Ranger
06-18-2007, 11:51 PM
I enjoy that guy's writing quite a bit.
Besides, the Seahawks are my second favorite team.
I was stationed up in Ft. Lewis and got to watch some games...they're pretty good guys, and they usually have exciting games.

I'm a little different than most of you guys here, though.
I don't like the Packers, but I HAAAAAATE the Bears.
I hate them.
I hope they all get the clap.

Don't mind the Lions one bit.
No reason to hate on them, and in truth, I feel sorry for the franchise.
I used to feel bad for the Bengals and cheer them on after the Boomer years, but all the arrests have kinda taken that away from me.

vegasvike
06-19-2007, 02:45 AM
"Ranger" wrote:


I enjoy that guy's writing quite a bit.
Besides, the Seahawks are my second favorite team.
I was stationed up in Ft. Lewis and got to watch some games...they're pretty good guys, and they usually have exciting games.

I'm a little different than most of you guys here, though.
I don't like the Packers, but I HAAAAAATE the Bears.
I hate them.
I hope they all get the clap. :o

Don't mind the Lions one bit.
No reason to hate on them, and in truth, I feel sorry for the franchise.
I used to feel bad for the Bengals and cheer them on after the Boomer years, but all the arrests have kinda taken that away from me.


The clap? Wow, that is seriously sick (I wish the same thing for the team and most of their fans) Yeah why hate on the lions its been what 8 years since they last got a V on us?