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    Why is the Vikings - Packers rivalry so strong?

    [size=13pt]Good Question: Why Are Some Rivalries So Strong?[/size]

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    Re: Why is the Vikings - Packers rivalry so strong?

    It is the proximity.
    We all know people who are unfortunately Packer fans.
    My brothers fiance is from Wisconsin and a diehard Packer fan.
    It gets very interesting when the two teams play.
    I have to give her credit it though.
    She watches the game with 10 Vikings fans and takes it and dishes it out.
    Let's hope I have the opportunity to dish out more than I take this week.

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    Re: Why is the Vikings - Packers rivalry so strong?

    Going with the Pukers in a Superbowl?
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    El underdog.

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    Re: Why is the Vikings - Packers rivalry so strong?

    You said it Ivan.
    That border flows in all directions
    Viking fans live in WI and Puker fans live in MN, and then there are the commuters in either direction too!
    We've all got cheesehead friends we went to school or work with!!
    Let the Poo-talking begin!!
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    Re: Why is the Vikings - Packers rivalry so strong?

    However, if we saw the Packers go play out on the west coast in a Super Bowl championship a lot of Vikings fans would become Packers fans because then you would see our identification come more in terms of being from the Midwest," said Tauer.








    This guy had to be high on CRACK.....I'de actually cheer for the AFC in that case..... ;D


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    Re: Why is the Vikings - Packers rivalry so strong?

    agreed

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    Re: Why is the Vikings - Packers rivalry so strong?

    "NordicNed" wrote:
    However, if we saw the Packers go play out on the west coast in a Super Bowl championship a lot of Vikings fans would become Packers fans because then you would see our identification come more in terms of being from the Midwest," said Tauer.








    This guy had to be high on CRACK.....I'de actually cheer for the AFC in that case..... ;D
    I was thinking the same thing when I saw this on the 10 o' clock news last night.
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    Re: Why is the Vikings - Packers rivalry so strong?

    "NordicNed" wrote:
    However, if we saw the Packers go play out on the west coast in a Super Bowl championship a lot of Vikings fans would become Packers fans because then you would see our identification come more in terms of being from the Midwest," said Tauer.








    This guy had to be high on CRACK.....I'de actually cheer for the AFC in that case..... ;D
    That guy is insane. Yeah right i'm cheering for the Pukers in a super bowl. I would cheer for ANY team above them.

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    Re: Why is the Vikings - Packers rivalry so strong?

    "PurplePeopleEaters" wrote:
    "NordicNed" wrote:
    However, if we saw the Packers go play out on the west coast in a Super Bowl championship a lot of Vikings fans would become Packers fans because then you would see our identification come more in terms of being from the Midwest," said Tauer.








    This guy had to be high on CRACK.....I'de actually cheer for the AFC in that case..... ;D
    That guy is insane. Yeah right i'm cheering for the Pukers in a super bowl. I would cheer for ANY team above them.

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    Re: Why is the Vikings - Packers rivalry so strong?

    Really, it goes back many years before the Vikings were ever in Minnesota. The Packers were Minnesota's team because they were the closest. It seems strange today but almost everyone in Minnesota was a Packer's fan.
    Then in 1961 when the Vikings came to town there were split allegiances for awhile but there are still some holdovers in Minnesota who remain Packer's fans because of a rich family history and because the Packers have been more successful in Super Bowl wins.
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