An Open Letter To ESPN

An Open Letter To ESPN

There are 76 comments on the The Daily Norseman story from Nov 15, 2011, titled An Open Letter To ESPN. In it, The Daily Norseman reports that:

I just wanted to take a moment to point out that your coverage of last night's Monday Night Football contest was one of the most pathetic, disgusting displays I've ever seen.

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“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#23 Nov 24, 2011
I didn't even watch the game, taped it, and still didn't watch it.
From prior MNF experience, I was sure to hear about how Rodgers will bring peace to the middle east, and how the current packers can now bring retired packers back from the dead. I just don't have the stomach for it.
It is good to have confidence, but Aaron' head will explode just like Favre' did.
From his celebratory title belt spoof last year, to his 'we are the greatest' mantra this year, it will be good to see him fall, and he will fall.

An NFL Fan

“Brevity is the soule of wit”

Since: May 09

USA

#24 Nov 25, 2011
They finished with a 10Ė6 record, butt breath.

An NFL Fan

“Brevity is the soule of wit”

Since: May 09

USA

#25 Nov 25, 2011
40for60 wrote:
I didn't even watch the game, taped it, and still didn't watch it.
From prior MNF experience, I was sure to hear about how Rodgers will bring peace to the middle east, and how the current packers can now bring retired packers back from the dead. I just don't have the stomach for it.
It is good to have confidence, but Aaron' head will explode just like Favre' did.
From his celebratory title belt spoof last year, to his 'we are the greatest' mantra this year, it will be good to see him fall, and he will fall.
In other words, you're predicting a Superbowl appearance for MN this season.

Thanks!
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#26 Nov 25, 2011
The announcers ruined the game for the Viking fans? That is hilarious! A lot of people ruined that game for Viking fans, but it wasn't the announcers.

It was funny to me how the Viking fans I know complained similarly about the attention lavished on Favre UNTIL he became a Viking. Then it didn't bother them anymore. You people are a constant source of entertainment. Thanks!
GBPmies

Finland

#27 Nov 25, 2011
40for60 wrote:
I didn't even watch the game, taped it, and still didn't watch it.
From prior MNF experience, I was sure to hear about how Rodgers will bring peace to the middle east, and how the current packers can now bring retired packers back from the dead. I just don't have the stomach for it.
It is good to have confidence, but Aaron' head will explode just like Favre' did.
From his celebratory title belt spoof last year, to his 'we are the greatest' mantra this year, it will be good to see him fall, and he will fall.
I'm not sure what you mean by Aaron's 'we are the greatest' mantra this year. Where did that come from?

Maybe it's because I am a Packer fan that don't recall him saying anything about how great they are, ever. I noticed everyone else saying how great they are; after all it is 17 straight wins now for the Pack and Rodgers is statistically having one of the best years by any QB to ever play. I see how that might nauseate Viking fans, all the Favre talk in his first year with the Vikes nauseated me and they didnít even make to the Super Bowl yet alone follow up the next season by going 11-0.

IMO I think Rodgers and the Pack have stayed relatively quiet about their greatness, and even if they didnít stay so humble havenít they earned all the extra attention? They are the Super Bowl Champs and the NFLís only undefeated team at 11-0.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#28 Nov 25, 2011
GBPmies wrote:
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IMO I think Rodgers and the Pack have stayed relatively quiet about their greatness, and even if they didnít stay so humble havenít they earned all the extra attention? They are the Super Bowl Champs and the NFLís only undefeated team at 11-0.
The media will give them attention no matter how much it might bother a few jealous fans. And I bet they aren't humble in private. Pros have learned that it is wise to create a certain public perception. The things that are discussed and said around the practice field, meeting rooms and lockerrooms are much different than what they say with a microphone in their faces. That's okay. It's normal human behavior.

An NFL Fan

“Brevity is the soule of wit”

Since: May 09

USA

#29 Nov 25, 2011
GBPfan wrote:
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The media will give them attention no matter how much it might bother a few jealous fans. And I bet they aren't humble in private. Pros have learned that it is wise to create a certain public perception. The things that are discussed and said around the practice field, meeting rooms and lockerrooms are much different than what they say with a microphone in their faces. That's okay. It's normal human behavior.
A good point, and I happen to enjoy the twisted look on MN fans' faces lately. It's as if they're experiencing a severe intestinal ailment and need to find the lavatory immediately.

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#30 Nov 25, 2011
GBPmies wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not sure what you mean by Aaron's 'we are the greatest' mantra this year. Where did that come from?
Maybe it's because I am a Packer fan that don't recall him saying anything about how great they are, ever.
Beginning last year with the championship belt display BEFORE he won anything, Aaron has carried that arrogance to this year, maybe deservedly so. Just listen to Aaron' Saints post game interview and how he referenced off season workouts. You don't think he was saying, hey, we don't need off season workouts, we're the Champs.
Skip Bayless calls him a punk and thin skinned, but then, that's Skip Bayless, lol. The remark he made that turned my stomach was something about being impossible to stop, which so far has been the case. But step back from the packer love fest and if any other QB said that, it may be over the top to you as well.

GBPmies wrote:
<quoted text>
I noticed everyone else saying how great they are; after all it is 17 straight wins now for the Pack and Rodgers is statistically having one of the best years by any QB to ever play.
Now this is really sad.
You already know that everything revolves around the packers this year, yet you feel the need to repeat what everybody has heard constantly. Does it really make packer fans feel better about themselves to live life as a tape recorder?
GBPmies wrote:
<quoted text>
I see how that might nauseate Viking fans, all the Favre talk in his first year with the Vikes nauseated me and they didnít even make to the Super Bowl yet alone follow up the next season by going 11-0.
Well then, you do understand.
But then you have to go back into tape recorder mode.
GBPmies wrote:
<quoted text>
IMO I think Rodgers and the Pack have stayed relatively quiet about their greatness, and even if they didnít stay so humble havenít they earned all the extra attention? They are the Super Bowl Champs and the NFLís only undefeated team at 11-0.
I'd agree that it could have been just as corny when NE went through the season undefeated, but being in the AFC, I certainly didn't see it as much.
GB has had a wonderful run, and Aaron has been numero uno by leaps and bounds during that run, but I see an arrogance that is close to the surface, which may not be visible to packer fans. I see Aaron being built up just like Favre in GB, and we know how that went. We will see how Aaron handles the next loss, whenever that will beÖÖ

An NFL Fan

“Brevity is the soule of wit”

Since: May 09

USA

#31 Nov 25, 2011
40for60 wrote:
<quoted text>

GB has had a wonderful run, and Aaron has been numero uno by leaps and bounds during that run, but I see an arrogance that is close to the surface, which may not be visible to packer fans. I see Aaron being built up just like Favre in GB, and we know how that went. We will see how Aaron handles the next loss, whenever that will beÖÖ
Rodgers can accept a loss with grace and class. However, if he has any trouble expressing himself, he could always consult someone from the highly experienced Vikings organization about the subject.

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#32 Nov 25, 2011
An NFL Fan wrote:
<quoted text>
Rodgers can accept a loss with grace and class. However, if he has any trouble expressing himself, he could always consult someone from the highly experienced Vikings organization about the subject.
Aaron can easily find much more comfort learning about the 70's and 80's packers. It's soooo close to home, and fits like a glove.

An NFL Fan

“Brevity is the soule of wit”

Since: May 09

USA

#33 Nov 25, 2011
40for60 wrote:
<quoted text>
Aaron can easily find much more comfort learning about the 70's and 80's packers. It's soooo close to home, and fits like a glove.
When your dome collapsed last winter, for a brief moment I was concerned the Vikings' Lombardi trophy had been damaged.

“Zimmer Turner Overdrive”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#34 Nov 25, 2011
An NFL Fan wrote:
<quoted text>
When your dome collapsed last winter, for a brief moment I was concerned the Vikings' Lombardi trophy had been damaged.
Thank goodness our value is assigned by how well a football team we cheer for plays, otherwise, you'd just be an azzhole.

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#35 Nov 25, 2011
An NFL Fan wrote:
<quoted text>
When your dome collapsed last winter, for a brief moment I was concerned the Vikings' Lombardi trophy had been damaged.
Bwaaahahahah
Must have attended dead horse bay elementary.

An NFL Fan

“Brevity is the soule of wit”

Since: May 09

USA

#36 Nov 25, 2011
Purple Faithful wrote:
<quoted text>Thank goodness our value is assigned by how well a football team we cheer for plays, otherwise, you'd just be an azzhole.
Your attitude lends itself well to the brokenhearted state of the MN fans.

An NFL Fan

“Brevity is the soule of wit”

Since: May 09

USA

#37 Nov 25, 2011
40for60 wrote:
<quoted text>
Bwaaahahahah
Must have attended dead horse bay elementary.
A Vikings fan who didn't catch the joke. Stop the presses.

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#38 Nov 25, 2011
An NFL Fan wrote:
<quoted text>
A Vikings fan who didn't catch the joke. Stop the presses.
I'd like to take your 16,102 other posts, scramble them, and see if even one coherent post could be assembled from the ruins.

An NFL Fan

“Brevity is the soule of wit”

Since: May 09

USA

#39 Nov 25, 2011
40for60 wrote:
<quoted text>
I'd like to take your 16,102 other posts, scramble them, and see if even one coherent post could be assembled from the ruins.
Disdain for those who write with humour and clarity is yet another Vikings fan earmark.

“Zimmer Turner Overdrive”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#40 Nov 25, 2011
An NFL Fan wrote:
<quoted text>
Disdain for those who write with humour and clarity is yet another Vikings fan earmark.
Where?
You Know Who

Duluth, MN

#41 Nov 25, 2011
An NFL Fan wrote:
<quoted text>
Disdain for those who write with humour and clarity is yet another Vikings fan earmark.
Someone along the line gave you bad information.... and you believed them.
GBPmies

Turku, Finland

#42 Nov 26, 2011
40for60 wrote:
<quoted text>
Beginning last year with the championship belt display BEFORE he won anything, Aaron has carried that arrogance to this year, maybe deservedly so. Just listen to Aaron' Saints post game interview and how he referenced off season workouts. You don't think he was saying, hey, we don't need off season workouts, we're the Champs.
Skip Bayless calls him a punk and thin skinned, but then, that's Skip Bayless, lol. The remark he made that turned my stomach was something about being impossible to stop, which so far has been the case. But step back from the packer love fest and if any other QB said that, it may be over the top to you as well.
<quoted text>
Now this is really sad.
You already know that everything revolves around the packers this year, yet you feel the need to repeat what everybody has heard constantly. Does it really make packer fans feel better about themselves to live life as a tape recorder?
<quoted text>
Well then, you do understand.
But then you have to go back into tape recorder mode.
<quoted text>
I'd agree that it could have been just as corny when NE went through the season undefeated, but being in the AFC, I certainly didn't see it as much.
GB has had a wonderful run, and Aaron has been numero uno by leaps and bounds during that run, but I see an arrogance that is close to the surface, which may not be visible to packer fans. I see Aaron being built up just like Favre in GB, and we know how that went. We will see how Aaron handles the next loss, whenever that will beÖÖ
So after all that we can agree 1. the Packers are Super Bowl Champs and are 11-0 (no need to repeat it all time, everyone knows it, geeez) 2. you really donít have much to chirp about this year, and 3. Rodgers made your stomach turn when he said something about them being ďimpossible to stopĒ.
Maybe your stomach turned from watching the Vikes season, or not being able to chirp chirp chirp about your team, or give anyone that kickass HOWL of yours after you really stick to someone. I really doubt the belly issues were from Rodgers saying they areĒ impossible to stopĒ. I think you made that up. I havenít heard or read it anywhere, and I have very strong doubts you have either.

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