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Vikings moving to Los Angeles?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by FrankRizzo, Apr 23, 2012.

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How would you feel if the Vikings moved to Los Angeles?

  1. Fine, LA is 10x the size of MN & fans have been very bandwagony. + 1 more warm-weather trip for us!

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  2. Bad move. keep them in Minny despite the bad political red tape and the bandwagon fans there

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  1. FrankRizzo

    FrankRizzo Cheesehead

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    How would you feel?
    Most of us know that they have bad fans on average, a lot of fair-weather fans.

    Season tickets, single-game tickets are always available every year. Sure when they are doing great, like the 1998 season when they went 15-1, then they sell out.,

    But would you feel badly for their few loyal fans if they packed up and moved to Los Angeles?
    Of course I would to some extent because they do have some die-hard loyal fans.

    But I lived in Minnesota for many years, and those fans are cheap, and bandwagony. They should be no different than us, who have been sold out for decades including thru the horrible awful 1970's and 1980;s... over 20 years of bags-over-our-head-bad seasons.

    Not so in Minny. They've had plenty of home games blacked out there, and many more that were saved from blackout at the last minute from corporate buying.

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  2. ivo610

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    that Viking superfan I believe drives down from Canada for games. Its going to be a hell of a drive for him.
     
  3. FrankRizzo

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    How does this sound: The Los Angeles Vikings?

    Probably not too good to the people of Minnesota, who lost their professional basketball team to the City of Angels in 1960 and are moving perilously close to losing their professional football team, too. They also lost their beloved NHL team, the North Stars, to Dallas in the 1990's, and Minnesota is a hockey state.

    The NFL does not want Minnesota to lose its franchise, but it is time for lawmakers there to make a decision on whether to replace the aging Metrodome. Yes or no? Goodell traveled to Minneapolis on Friday to talk with the state legislature about the importance of figuring out a way to fund and build a new stadium.

    The league and the team aren't willing to wait anymore.
    Goodell didn't make any threats about relocating the team, but his visit made it clear that the league has lost its patience. The Vikings must have a new stadium.

    The Metrodome is well beyond being outdated. Goodell encouraged lawmakers to come up with a new plan before their legislative session ends April 30. While the league wants the Vikings to stay in Minnesota, it also desperately wants a team back in Los Angeles, and the Vikings could end up being the right fit.

    -ESPN
     
  4. SpartaChris

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    I don't really care, to be honest. I'll still hate the Vikings in their new city, and new rivalries will be created should another team be placed in our division, which means new teams to hate. Speaking of which, is it certain that a new team will be put into our division? I mean, I know it makes sense, but the Cowboys, who arguably should be in the NFC South, are still in the NFC East while the Panthers, who would be more fitting for the NFC East, reside in the NFC South. It's not necessarily a given the Vikings will jump to the NFC West.

    Besides, if they move to LA, that means more of an opportunity for me to see the Packers play in a meaningful game more than once every 8 years, so the selfish part of me isn't opposed to the idea.
     
  5. Jules

    Jules The Colts Fan

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    What happened to the L.A. Jaguars?
     
  6. bozz_2006

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    I wouldn't really feel bad for the fans, but I'd miss the rivalry.
     
  7. realcaliforniacheese

    realcaliforniacheese A-Rods Boss

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    Vikes won't be leaving. Even if they did they wouldn't call them the LA Vikings. Change the name to the LA Dudes. but since Chargers or Rams are going to beat them to it the NFC north will be intact.
     
  8. SpartaChris

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    We don't know for certain the rivalry will go away though. Look at my Panthers/Cowboys example from above. It's not entirely a given the Vikings would go to a different division.
     
  9. GreenBayGal

    GreenBayGal Cheese Goddess

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    I would miss hating the Vikings.
     
  10. FrankRizzo

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    NEW NFC NORTH:
    Green Bay
    Chicago
    Detroit
    St Louis

    NEW NFC WEST:
    Seattle
    San Francisco
    Los Angeles
    Arizona

    Geographically, it makes more sense for the NFC West than it does now.
    For us, it's not bad as it's a drivable trip to St Louis from both Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa where there are a lot of Cheeseheads.
    And it's closer to St Louis than it is Texas, for some of us in the South like me in Texas!

    While I would feel a little bad for my good friends who are die-hard Viking fans (they are rare), the ironic thing is even though they and I grew up in Minnesota, they too fled Minnesota and these 3 guys live in: Arizona, Nashville, and Tampa! They can't b*tch at the Vikings following suit and fleeing that cheap cold state!
     
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  11. Southpaw

    Southpaw Endorphin Junkie

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    The only team that belongs in LA is the Raiders
     
  12. Lunchboxer

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    Why cant the Jags be the ones moving to LA.
     
  13. FrankRizzo

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    They are moving them to London in a few years.
     
  14. HyponGrey

    HyponGrey Caseus Locutus Est

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    OOH OOH, give the NFCN Cinci so we can face the Lions, tigers, and Bears! OH MY!!!
     
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  15. HyponGrey

    HyponGrey Caseus Locutus Est

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    St Louis? That makes as much sense as Indy in the AFCS, Balt in the AFCN, and Dall in the NFCE.
    They moved to Vegas.
     
  16. MackemPacker

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    In all seriousness there's no way a foreign team could (or should) play in the NFL, and that's from a foreigner!
     
  17. realcaliforniacheese

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    The NFL has a history of maintaining traditional rivalry's, hence Cowboys in the east and Rams in the west so there could be a chance the Vikes would stay in the north.

    My money is that the Chargers and or Raiders will end up in LA eventually. They already have a huge fan base here. And Minneapolis already gave up one team to LA. I think in the end the Vikes get their stadium.
     
  18. NACHOMAN

    NACHOMAN Sailing the seas of cheese

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    In a selfishly perfect world the Vikings would move to L.A. stay a division rival and I would be able to watch the Pack for at least one game 30 miles from my house every year. Not to mention how many Left coast Packer fans would take over the stadium while the people of L.A. are trying to muster up some conviction. They could were their Laker purple and be very very quite and leave the game early if the players didn't play to their perfection. A new stadium would warrant that a SuperBowl would be held in California, because they will never have one at Old Jack Murphy and the power failures at CandleStick are a joke. Oakland not. I don't think its going to happen that way, but I can dream.
     
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  19. realcaliforniacheese

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    I didn't even think about that. That would be awesome. Even if the Vikes moved here they might keep them in the NFC North just like they kept the Rams in the NFC West. Its a traditional rivalry and the NFL likes Traditional rivalry's. It would be another home field advantage game for the Pack (See San Diego 2011). And we would get a game once a year. I am right there dreaming with you. Today I am writing to the Minnesota Legislator and tell them they have bridges falling down. they can't afford to waist money on a new stadium.

    Lets start at bring the Vikes to LA movement. Keep the Raiders and their gang bangers in Oakland.
     
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  20. NACHOMAN

    NACHOMAN Sailing the seas of cheese

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    Anything is posible. Hey, how low you think those preseason tickets are going to drop for S.D.? I sat in field 15 last year, and the seats were close for endzone action. Im looking for more middle of the field but dont want an obstructed view or be to far away. What would you recomend.
     
  21. FrankRizzo

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    That's hilarious!
    Every Packer fan living in MinnaSoda should write their legislator there with those messages!
     
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  22. FrankRizzo

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    St Louis and Chicago are natural rivals and close enough to each other that team fans often drive to the other's city for games.
    St Louis and Milwaukee are rivals enough in baseball... the cities aren't that far apart. Closer together than Seattle is from Arizona. Try making the drive from Tucson to Seattle once.

    Packer fans in WI, IL, IA, or MN can easily make the drive to St Louis. I once did for a Packer game there years ago. Easy drive.
    But I could live with the Los Angeles Vikings staying in the NFC North.
     
  23. fettpett

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    I don't really care one way or the other, though I would find the wailing and gnashing of teeth by Viqueen fans hillarious.

    Difference between Panther/Dallas/Indy/Balt is that they are all in either the same timezone or one different. It doesn't matter as much for the teams on a regular basis. However, the LA is 2 different from Green Bay/Chicago and 3 different from Detroit. THAT alone would make them do a switch with the Rams. The only other teams that make sense from a geographical stand point are Indy, Cleveland and Cincy and I don't see any of them switching Conferences let alone divisions.
     
  24. HyponGrey

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    Considering the size of the time zones, I'd say your argument is invalid, but I agree that trans-conference is unlikely.
     
  25. PalmettoPacker

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    So if you are a Minnesota fan who do you start pulling for? Do you start pulling for the Packers or another team that is close to you? Do you stop following the NFL and put more money into the Gophers?

    The Golden Gophers might be the ones that benefit the most from this move. They become the #1 football show in town and would get more fan support and money.
     

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