Why Religious Vikings Fans Should Understand Cheering for Losses
I am one of the most passionate and emotional Vikings fan around. Seriously, they consume my life. Ask anyone I know. I always want what is best for them. Which is why I get so confused when I see people wanting them to win these games that do nothing but hurt us. When it’s May and we are walking up to the podium with our draft pick, I want desperately for it to be a potential franchise changing QB. Yes we need defense, but look at what Andrew Luck and RG3 did for their respective teams. Two of the worst teams in the league completely turned around because QB play that inspired the entire team.
“But 12purplepride28, the draft is a complete crap-shoot! Just enjoy the season and let the draft pieces fall where they may!” I understand that the draft is anything but certain but are you saying that Andrew Luck had as much chance to be successful as any 7th round QB? There is a much higher chance of success at the top of the draft than lower, not to mention the huge potential of trading down a couple spots. Imagine drafting Clowney or Nix at 3 and still having an extra 1st from Cleveland or a 2nd and a couple 3rds from Jax. Or we could have a couple meaningless wins at the end of a season that has us already eliminated from the playoffs. I’ll take my chances at the top of the draft.
Why do I say that religious people should understand this? Growing up a Christian, any time I asked why bad things happen, I would hear that “God has a plan for everything and we have to trust that the pain we go through now is for our good in the long run” or some variation of that. Basically things that seem bad at the time can actually benefit us in the long run and conversely, things that seem bad now can actually hurt us in the long run. Whether you agree with that in a religious sense is irrelevant as no one can really tell the future. But applying it to our situation is completely reasonable. Yes it seems good for us to win the game because we all love the Vikings but what good does it really do us? Absolutely nothing.
Yes it seems wrong to cheer for a loss and I’m always conflicted between cheering for a loss and cheering for amazing plays from AP, CP84, Rudolph, Jennings, etc. We all want a super bowl, and I believe that picking higher in the draft helps us accomplish that faster.