View Poll Results: Would you follow the team to Los Angeles?
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Yes! I will always be a fan of this franchise.
No! My loyalty leaves with the team.
11-23-2011, 06:08 AM #61
11-23-2011, 11:03 AM #62
WOW. Tempers Tempers my good friends. We are all in the same ship, just have different opinions on what way the Capt is taking her.
For me, I initially thought I would give up on them and try to find another team but that was mostly related to my assumption that the ownership group would be to blame for them leaving. Now that I'm aware of all the issues related to this (Thanks to our good friend NodakPaul) I am of the mind that I can't hold it against the owner.
Still, my loyalties to the team are imbedded, mostly because I was born and raised in MN and had family that cheered for the PUKERS and KC teams before we got the Vikes. I still remember all the "Fun" we had when those teams played each other......Most of you have heard my story about my uncles "wrestling" over games. In the end, I'm not sure I could cheer for either of those two teams no matter how hard I tried, especially the PUKERS. Heck, I can't even stand having one of their players on our team and refuse to even have them on my fantasy teams.
Additionally, I spent 22 years in the service. Anyone who has done anytime serving our country knows that the first question you usually get when you go to a new station/unit is "What team do you cheer for". Spent alot of years, gone from family and friends, talking to other sailors (who were missing thier families and friends) about my teams. Would be hard to get all that history back for the new team.
Leave or not, I will always be a Vikings fan. Its just there and it won't ever go away, not matter were they are located.
Will I be as avid of a fan? Probably not. I guess I would be more of a "Fan of the Game" than I am now and would rely more on the "Fantasy" aspect of the game to keep my interest at its top level and would probably have to gets some sort of patch for all my Jersies that said "Old School Original Fan" or something like that, but I would still follow them I guess.
On a side note........We (Wildwoman and the kids) talked about this the last 2 Sundays with the following of note.....
a. Wildwoman. We've been watching alot of the Seachickens. Seems she will probably go that way. I told her thats a hell of a long flight to see games, but the fan base is pretty good.
b. Baby Sister/Son-in-Law. For some reason like the Ravens. Mostly, I think, cause they are within driving distance and not the Deadskins.
c. Wildman. Probably would go with the Jags (he was born in Jax) but feels they are next to move. He is opting for the Pats. Loves the way the organization is always changing the team/evolving into a contender each and every year and because of how close they are compared to other teams.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
11-23-2011, 11:30 AM #63
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11-24-2011, 11:17 AM #68
Stop watching football altogether............None