Slash, a belated welcome to the North. I am a Packer fan and feel I can help create further understanding relative to the Viking fan Psyche. As you already stated. They are fairweather. If they had a losing season this board would be blank. Whenever something goes wrong it is never their fault, it is someone elses.Who the heck said I was a Packer fan, wipe? I'm a transplanted Panthers fan, born and raised in NC. I was warned when I moved north that the majority of the MN fans are awfully fairweather. Why did you lose an NBA and an NHL team? Living here 5 years has shown me that MN fans are the most fickle in the nation which is why the 2012 Vikings will be the LA Vikings, upon which they will win their first Superbowl.
My advice, educate yourselves on the issue BEFORE you blindly choose sides.
To the Viking, There is nothing more important than beating the Pack. Even if they win 2 games all year, if it is the Packers, it is a success. Afterall, they have never and will never win a Superbowl (while in Minnesota).
Second, a few phrases used regularly by every Viking coach and player:
Brett, I'll send you the training camp schedule so you know when to join the team.
I did not know what was in it!
When I am asked to give a sample do I have to use my own urine?
Was I wrong to party on a boat with those girls and touch them in those naughty places?
Can you tell me where the stadium is? It's that inflatable building downtown.
Was it wrong to run down the metermaid?
Does the fullback count as 1 man or two in the huddle!
Sure we had too many turnovers but we played well enough to win!
We lost because of all those illegal hits!
We lost because of poor officiating
We lost because the league does not want us in the Superbowl (conspiracy theory).
Unfortunately they are unable to engage in productive discussion. Whenever challenged they lash out with mean spirit because they have nothing of substance to rely on!
Good luck to the Panthers next season!