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    How to be a Vikings' Fan 101: Rivalry

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

    [size=13pt]How to be a Vikings' Fan 101: Rivalry[/size]

    -- Sean Carabini, Minnesota Vikings

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    Re: How to be a Vikings' Fan 101: Rivalry

    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.

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    Re: How to be a Vikings' Fan 101: Rivalry

    "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.

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    Re: How to be a Vikings' Fan 101: Rivalry

    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.
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    "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.

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    Re: How to be a Vikings' Fan 101: Rivalry

    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.

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    Re: How to be a Vikings' Fan 101: Rivalry

    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 ???
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    Re: How to be a Vikings' Fan 101: Rivalry

    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.
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    Re: How to be a Vikings' Fan 101: Rivalry

    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

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    Re: How to be a Vikings' Fan 101: Rivalry

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

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