The Minnesota Vikings have long been known as a losing franchise that can never win the big game. Our fan base has gotten used to disappointment, and the majority of Minnesotans have a rotten attitude towards the team.
Don’t get me wrong, there are many passionate Vikings fans here and around the world. But a lot of casual fans are negative. People have told me that the Seattle Seahawks win at home because they have the 12th man. I can’t argue with that opinion whatsoever. It does however make me wonder why we don’t have that same passion in our own fan base. The Seahawks haven’t had any more success than our beloved Vikings, until last year that is. So what’s the difference?
Is it the stadium, the players, the coach, the general manager, or the owner? It’s hard to say for sure, but I am sure we can re-energize our own team with the similar passion Seattle has. Let’s take a look at a few simple things Viking fans can do to better our team and state.
Stop complaining and just support the team win or lose! It’s frustrating that we have no championships, but constantly talking about the failures of the past creates a losing culture. I’m so tired of other cities laughing at the Vikings.
There is a new coach in town, a ton of defensive talent, and a potential franchise quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater. I think we’re really going to surprise some people. So gear up, and prepare for an awesome season in 2014.
The more fans we can get to attend the games, the better. Let’s put Minneapolis, and the state of Minnesota on the national map as a major market. Why can’t we? We have a brand new stadium on the way, the potential of a Super Bowl coming here, and an exciting young team.
I’m looking forward to watching the Vikings this season at TCF Bank Stadium, as I have never been there. There’s a brand new stadium on the way, but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t support the team until it’s built.
Believe it or not, a winning football team is good for the entire state whether you follow football or not. I know many have been upset with the increase price of cigarettes to fund the new stadium, but in the end it will benefit everyone.
The stadium is going to create a lot of new jobs, bring many more people to the state, and be recognized as one of the most state of the art facilities in the NFL. TCF Bank Stadium will be rocking for the next two years, but it’s going to be insanely loud in the Vikings’ new stadium.
It truly is an exciting time to be a Minnesota Vikings fan. It would be great to see the attitude of the casual fan shift in a more positive direction. The only way that’s going to happen is by winning big games.
This passionate fan and writer, believes we have the players in place to contend in the near future. So go buy yourself a hat, a jersey of your favorite new player, get yourself some tickets, or rock out on the couch. As fans let’s do everything we can to help build a winning culture, identity, and attitude. Both as football team, and a state. SKOL Vikings!