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    The Packers dont really win that much. At least not since before i was born.
    Aren't you a Bears fan? Green Bay as much as I hate to say it has had 2 SB wins since the Bears only title and 1 since the Bears last appearance. They had the 3rd highest WIN% from 2010-2017 the Bears were 24th. From 2000-2009 Chicago had 5 losing seasons, Green Bay 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    Aren't you a Bears fan? Green Bay as much as I hate to say it has had 2 SB wins since the Bears only title and 1 since the Bears last appearance. They had the 3rd highest WIN% from 2010-2017 the Bears were 24th. From 2000-2009 Chicago had 5 losing seasons, Green Bay 1.
    Oh i hate them, but i hate everything WI. So it wouldnt matter who i was a fan of.

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    Is there any difference at all between the fan bases of CHI, GB, DET, and MIN? I think of them all as corn-over-fed, cold, grumbling, seasonal affect disorder depressed, and alcoholic. From outside the Norris Division it all looks the same.

    It's like four ant hills out in the middle of a field in Potsdam, NY, in February, at dusk. Presumably they can tell each other apart enough to fight, but we can't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Is there any difference at all between the fan bases of CHI, GB, DET, and MIN? I think of them all as corn-over-fed, cold, grumbling, seasonal affect disorder depressed, and alcoholic. From outside the Norris Division it all looks the same.
    Personally I feel bad for Lions and Vikings fans who don't seem to have done anything to deserve those football teams (unlike say Colts fans). Green Bay fans have an annoying habit of pumping up their QB's as the GOAT after 1 SB win when there's like 10 other quarterbacks with a better claim to that title. I'll never forgive the Bears for gifting Peyton Manning his first Super Bowl which is the opposite of how Drew Brees could turn out to be a serial killer and I'd show up at his sentencing hearing to plead for mercy given how he saved us from 9 bazillion annoying commercials after the Saints beat the Colts a few years later.
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    For the locals, if you were trying to contrast the fan bases?

    Here's the best I can come up with but none of them are very strong identifiers to me:

    DET: (I draw a perfect blank. Are there any Lions fans?)
    CHI: bandwagon and brittle (slightly less ridiculous Pats fans)
    GB: loyal but self-congratulatory (St. Louis Cardinals fans)
    MIN: cursed, doomed, spiritually beaten (deeply reminiscent of Mets fans)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    For the locals, if you were trying to contrast the fan bases?

    Here's the best I can come up with but none of them are very strong identifiers to me:

    DET: (I draw a perfect blank. Are there any Lions fans?)
    CHI: bandwagon and brittle (slightly less ridiculous Pats fans)
    GB: loyal but self-congratulatory (St. Louis Cardinals fans)
    MIN: cursed, doomed, spiritually beaten (deeply reminiscent of Mets fans)
    DET goes into "here we go again" mode the millisecond the first thing goes wrong (look for heavy usage of the phrase "same old Lions.") Think MIN but with their guard permanently up - they know it's coming. MIN at least gets to have hope before letting their guard down and getting kicked in the jimmy.

    DET also has a bit of an us vs. the world vibe - they're infamous for being on the wrong side of #refball shenanigans which contributes to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Is there any difference at all between the fan bases of CHI, GB, DET, and MIN?
    There are no Lions fans. Bears and Vikings fans probably aren't that much different. Packers fans could possibly join that group if they cut their alcoholic intake by 750% and actually learned the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    DET also has a bit of an us vs. the world vibe - they're infamous for being on the wrong side of #refball shenanigans which contributes to it.
    And remember the time they got ****y because Jim Harbaugh patted their coach's back a bit too hard for their tastes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    There are no Lions fans. Bears and Vikings fans probably aren't that much different. Packers fans could possibly join that group if they cut their alcoholic intake by 750% and actually learned the game.
    There are most definitely Lions fans. There shouldn't be any, but rest assured, come September they are as optimistic as ever. That's usually quelled by the time Week 3 rolls around, however.
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    There are most definitely Lions fans. There shouldn't be any, but rest assured, come September they are as optimistic as ever. That's usually quelled by the time Week 3 rolls around, however.
    LOL, "optimism." For every "ya gotta believe" uber-fan the Lions have, there are 100 more going "here we go again." I am part of the "here we go again" crowd.
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    Bills: 0-4 IN A ROW
    Last team to make the playoffs in the 2000s (this INCLUDES DET and CLE)
    So close and heartbreak? We're the king.
    Your coach benched a decent QB for Nathan Peterman.
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    Your coach benched a decent QB for Nathan Peterman.
    Yep. I am.............well aware. *sigh*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
    There are most definitely Lions fans. There shouldn't be any, but rest assured, come September they are as optimistic as ever. That's usually quelled by the time Week 3 rolls around, however.
    That was mostly a joke, but they're definitely not as noticeable.

    Rube the Bills haven't lost half as many meaningful games as the Vikings even since you joined their bandwagon. You jumped ship anyway so you'll get no sympathy.

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    DET goes into "here we go again" mode the millisecond the first thing goes wrong (look for heavy usage of the phrase "same old Lions.")
    So they're Jets fans?
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    Don't ever read Bill Simmons. Don't ever quote Bill Simmons. And if you see him on the street don't ever let Bill Simmons escape you alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    That was mostly a joke, but they're definitely not as noticeable.

    Rube the Bills haven't lost half as many meaningful games as the Vikings even since you joined their bandwagon. You jumped ship anyway so you'll get no sympathy.
    When did I jump ship? And 1986 is when I hopped on the Bills wagon.

    I did threaten to jump ship if they did that whole move-to-Canada thing, which they didn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Don't ever read Bill Simmons. Don't ever quote Bill Simmons. And if you see him on the street don't ever let Bill Simmons escape you alive.

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    So they're Jets fans?
    Pretty close, but with a bit less less comic relief and a bit more cosmic loathing.
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