Thursday, September 9, 2010

An Epic Decision


I think I might maybe have decided to dump the Vikings and become a Packer Fan.

I know this will be very hard for some of you to understand.  How could she do this?  Has she lost her mind? It's taken sleepless nights, two long days in a sweat lodge, a vision quest, a shamanic cleansing, an MRI, some LSD trips, a conversation with the ghost of Paul Wellstone, a trip to Italy-India-and Bali (oh wait that was Julia Roberts), and several sessions with a Freudian therapist to come to this conclusion.

Remember I told you how the Vikings snubbed me and my public school display?  That was the cathartic event that started it all.  Well that and the whole overpaid-Brett-Favre-not-passing-in-the-last-play-of-the-NFC-championship-game thingy.  And it probably has a whole lot to do with a rich franchise run by millionaires asking Minnesota taxpayers to pony-up because the 60,000 seat Metrodome isn't good enough for them.  Wouldn't you think they'd try to at least GET to the Super Bowl more often before asking?

Anyway, as I'm looking up things for the Packer vs Viking display, I start to ruminate on the differences.  

First and foremost has to be the public ownership of the Packers.  Populist Football at it's best.  I like the idea that a community makes their NFL decisions.  Not some stinking wealthy owner who will extort money from local fans.  Power to the People!

Second, the Packers have actually delivered a few championships.

Third, I look better in green than purple.

So there you have it.  Please try to understand.  And I promise that as a new convert I will not come knocking at your door to ask if you've heard the good news.  I won't ask if you've accepted Mike McCarthy as your savior.  I won't tell you about my visions of Lambeau Field.

Then again, they are cheeseheads for God's sake, and this could all be just a phase.

8 comments:

michaelg said...

Oh no. You can't convert. Packerism is a whole lifstyle that you need to fully embrace and I don't think you want to do that. You can't have gourmet coffee if you're a Packers fan. Wine? Not a chance. Only beer, and cheap beer.
And besides, in just a few years, you'll want to throw a big red floppy hat on with that purple Vikes jersey and run off to your Red Hat Society meeting with all the other old crazy ladies.

kirelimel said...

I've tried to dump the Vikings but I think that if you grew up a Vikings fan somewhere along the line they managed to insert a microchip in you- mine starts to buzz and makes me feel funny when I try to express loyalty to another team. If you really figure out how to remove the chip, let me know. I must say the gold and black of the saints would be quite chic...

Lisa said...

This post made me laugh out loud. And MathMan's grandma is smiling down on you right now.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Hahahahahahaha, the Vikings suck.

Some Guy said...

I'd suggest becoming a Bear fan, but I know it would only lead to heartbreak for you.

Cathy said...

I knew you were smart! Packer fans are the best out there and everyone knows it. We're fiercly loyal, unlike Vikings fans who are only fans if the Vikings are winning. And you've met me, so you know that Packer fans are smart, classy and beautiful;)

Mommy Lisa said...

I agree with michaelg - but I also agree that Cathy is smart, classy and beautiful;)

So - be happy with this "phase" of life!

:)

Churlita said...

Don't look at me. I'm the idiot Bear's fan.