This young Minnesota Vikings fan better hope his Packers fans parents are all the way in Green Bay when they catch this image, that went viral during the Sunday matchup between the Vikings and the 49ers. The boy, proudly sporting a Kyle Rudolph jersey, will have to enlist the burly tight end to come to his defense if his parents happen to see how they were so brutally trolled by their kid.
On the other hand, this boy may already have all the backup he needs. Doesn’t that sign look suspiciously well-crafted? We may have a case of a higher power involved here. Do you think the work of Vikings’ fans grandparents may be at hand here? Or, perhaps some aunts and uncles are in on the prank? The Vikings are a great team. They have made significant showings at the playoffs on a consistent basis. Can’t blame this proud fan for his pick.
Spoiler Alert: They Left
The San Diego Chargers fan base ranked as one of the NFL’s most loyal, so it was a sad day, indeed, when their team left for Los Angeles in 2017. After ten years, the team could not negotiate a local stadium contract. The newly minted Los Angeles Chargers undoubtedly miss the diehard support of those dedicated fans. To this end, a PR effort launched by owner Dean Spanos pleaded with the jilted fan base to support their “Southern California” franchise. But, after 53 years of cheering for their local team, heartbroken fans are calling it quits.
With local San Diego tattoo removal shops receiving an influx of bolt removal requests, and with tattoo parlors offering designs to disguise and alter bolt tatts, the fan base is clearly not taking the L.A. transition well.
Not Even Santa Claus Can Deliver a Bills Win
The Buffalo Bills have never won a Super Bowl. The team spent 18 years of the 21st century in a playoff drought effectively drying up any chance for a championship run. Yet the Bills have a fan base that is one of the most vibrant in the league. This despite the fact that Buffalo, New York is the most Northern (and most frigid) football town stateside.
So, in this winter wonderland, it makes sense that Santa might just come through due, at the very least, to proximity. He must see this plea first! And Buffalo Bills fans are so good all year! But, as we all know, sometimes Santa doesn’t come through for us.
An Attention Grabber
This sign scored all kinds of media coverage tempting the football fan analysts over at 'SI' to speculate that the misspelling was an intentional ploy by a media-savvy fan. He would probably confirm their evaluation. B-O-U-G-T. These things happen. But back to the kid’s point: If it wasn’t for that fateful field goal miss, he would be watching his beloved Minnesota Vikings in the NFL championship playoffs (possibly) crushing the Arizona Cardinals.
Instead, he’s stuck in the middle of a pack of Cheeseheads and Cardinals fans watching the Cards take on Green Bay instead of his team. Playoff tickets are tough to come by. Betting his team would make it to this division round was a good plan. At least he has a chill sense of humor about it all.
This 47-year-old Chargers fan has been a season ticket holder since he was 17 years old. No one can say just how betrayed he felt after Dean Spanos relocated the team to L.A. But, clearly, he feels ripped off. Here’s his beef: Two season ticket passes for $2,600 a year, a couple of beers and hotdogs for $48, and the final dig, a “silver spoon owner” screws over the entire San Diego fan base. “Priceless.”
Spanos’ decision may increase his investment in the franchise by a billion dollars. Forbes estimates the Spanos family assets are worth $2.4 billion, and the L.A. move may boost revenue by tens of millions of dollars each year. This fan almost lost his sign when San Diego law enforcement responded to a complaint, but the officers allowed the long-time fan to keep his sign and continue to air his grievances.