I know, I know. I’ve draped myself in purple and walked the streets of Green Bay without hesitation claiming my fanship of the Minnesota Vikings and I’ve never waivered – until now.
The 2016 football season started so optimistic, I thought they’d really gotten their shit together and we’d go riding into (at the very least) the playoffs – and we’d have so much fun!
Now it’s like this, I’m the Viking’s girlfriend and I’m going to cheat on them with their nasty cousin, the Packers.
Because I’m bitter.
I’ve been making quite the effort to make it work this season and instead of following through with what they said they’d do, I ended up broken hearted again. The Packers can give me something the Vikings can’t.
Perhaps it’s not the right thing to do and judge me if you will, for the first time in the eight years I’ve resided in Wisconsin I’ll be actively cheering for the Packers with my friends. I won’t be sitting with my arms crossed, watching everyone else have a good time.
Sorry, not sorry.
When training camp rolls around this summer the Vikings and I can sit down and see where things are.
I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have done it, but seriously…things need to change if we’re going to work out.
And in this hypothetical conversation we’d discuss what drove me into the arms of the Packers. I’d say something super cliché (but 100% true) like, I never thought we’d end up like this. Tears will be shed and we’ll end up together again because I can’t stay away.
Call me a bandwagon jumper if you’d like, I just wanna have some fun for once.
4 games is a steeper penalty than what was originally handed down to Ray Rice, from the NFL Commissioner.
ICYMI: Rice knocked his [now] wife unconscious in an elevator.
How do those meetings go, that determine suitable disciplinary action?I picture a large oval mahogany table, leather chairs… 10-15 super important rich guys shootin’ the shit, eating expensive snacks.
As my imagination starts getting extra creative… I picture them all cackling, their old-rich-pretentious cackles when they start getting down to business.
The punishments over the last few seasons for NFL players are ridiculously wide-ranged, no rhyme or reason. What we’ve learned from this whole Deflate Gate scandal, is that the worse offense of all, isn’t raping or beating women.
…It’s not cooperating with the big guys upstairs […not Jesus].
Detroit Lions defensive tackle, Ndamukong Suhstomped on Green Bay Packer’s quarterback, Aaron Rogers ankle and ended up having his one game suspension reduced to a fine.
The Atlanta Falcons were streaming in fake crowd noise during home games – ultimately trying to gain an advantage over their opponent & were handed down a punishment of the loss of a fifth-round draft pick in 2016, and the team was fined $350,000.
Are you telling me Roger Goodell, that Matt Ryan had no knowledge of this? Not even possibly?
The last time the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers dueled, it ended in a 26-26 tie. Prediction: That will not happen again…
The Minnesota Vikings have a lot to be excited about after Sunday’s win against the Falcons. Rookie QB, Teddy Bridgewater threw for 317 yards and ran five times for 27 more. His calm demeanor and mature movement in the pocket, certainly doesn’t scream, Rookie!
As good of a game as it was for the Vikings on Sunday – Let’s not forget that the Green Bay Packers are 7-1-1 in their last nine games against the Vikings at home &… they do not need stellar performances by a rookie quarterback to get their fans excited; they have Aaron Rogers – who recently told fans:
R-E-L-A-X…He’s got this.
Since Adrian Peterson has been out dealing with his legal woes, Viking running backs Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon have had a good run… (pun intended). McKinnon exploded out of the backfield for 135 yards last week and Asiata added three rushing touchdowns against the Falcons. This week, these two get to go against the less than stellar Green Bay defense – who has given up 175 yards on the ground… per game.
Packers running back, Eddie Lacy rushed into the end-zone for the first time this year securing 1 out of the 4 touchdowns Green Bay scored against the Chicago Bears last Sunday. It’s safe to say, Green Bay may not a running team… but they don’t need to be to get a win.
The Minnesota Viking’s overall #1 pick, Linebacker Anthony Barr seems to know what he’s doing with 2 sacks so far & Free Safety, Harrison Smith made his intentions clear in the 4th quarter against the Falcons by sealing the the Viking’s win with an interception.
The Packers defense has struggled this season, but they managed to hold their own against the typically high scoring Bears offense last week. The packers have key players on their defense like Clay Matthews who intercepted Jay Cutler & Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix who had 5 tackles, all on his own last week.
It pains me to say this as a Minnesota Viking Fan…but, I have to be honest. The combination of playing at Lambeau Field & Teddy’s minor ankle setback… I can not sit here and say I think The Vikings will come out victorious.
Green Bay Packers: 34
Minnesota Vikings: 27
I’m expecting Mr. Rogers to sling the ball & connect a few times. I mean, obviously…
I think Mr. Bridgewater’s game will be less smooth than his game against the Falcons. If he can stay as collected as last week & the offensive line continues to protect him though…
One more prediction…
We will see this.
Fun Fact: The Packers–Vikings rivalry is noted for being very balanced. In the first 97 meetings, the total offensive yardage, points scored, wins, turnovers, and time of possession are all within 5% of each other; these are the closest margins for a rivalry longer than 15 years.
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Most devoted NFL fans are able to agree that there’s pretty much only one upside to the end of a football season:
You mean there’s another day of weekend that is open for activities?
I hope you’ve enjoyed leaving the house on Sundays for the past few months…while you were out, here are some things that happened.
Free agency started out with 431 eligible players in March; the teams were given a salary cap of $133 Million – which is $10 Million more than the previous year. Many teams made adjustments to increase the space under their cap.
Cornerback, Darrelle Revis left the Tampa Bay Buccaneers & was welcomed by the New England Patriots. Wide Receivers, DeSean Jackson (Eagles to Redskins) & Steve Smith (Panthers to Ravens) both will be catching passes somewhere new & Defensive End, Jared Allen will be playing for his former rival The Chicago Bears after spending 6 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. This one in particular hit home…& I blogged about it.
Who’s excited for some rookies?
The 2014 NFL Draft was held in New York City just as it has been since 1965 on May 8th through the 10th. It was later than usual this year due to a scheduling conflict at Radio City Music Hall.
The number one overall pick of the 2014 draft went to Defensive End Jadeveon Clowney from the University of South Carolina chosen by the Houston Texans; Clowney was 2012 Defensive Player of the Year. In the 7th round the St. Louis Rams welcomed the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL – Defensive End, Michael Sam.
The teams who walked away with some of the best draft grades include the Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars & the Cleveland Browns. Speaking of the Browns – does anyone else feel pretty uncertain of Quarterback, Johnny Manziel? I certainly wouldn’t want my new rookie quarterback partying with Justin Bieber…but hey… that’s just me.
There are some new rules & regulations coming to the 2014 NFL this season.
When defensive fouls occur this year – the next play will resume from it’s previous, original position rather than the place of the foul.
Since 1974 the goal post has been 30 feet high, this will be risen to 35 feet.
Also, in regards to the goal post, thanks to New Orleans Saint Tight-End, Jimmy Graham – any player who chooses to celebrate with the goal post will be penalized 15 yards. Last year, Graham bent a goal post while celebrating a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons in week 12.
Because of few disputed replay reviews last year, referee’s will be able to communicate with the command center during replay reviews this year.
There are 6 Sunday’s remaining before the start of a new season, where hopes can be high for everyone; every team starts out undefeated.
Households will have the aroma of charcoal, beer & brats by ten o’clock in the morning. Football families*will be walking through front doors – proudly covered in their team’s attire. High fives will be had by many.
The 95th season of the National Football League kicks off this year when The Superbowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks host the Green Bay Packers on Thursday September 4, 2014.
*Football Families: People that come over every Sunday, who never knock & always bring food.