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Tears of the purple

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:44 pm
by Jordysghost
So I was initially going to make a thread in NFL talk about the calls that did or didn't go your way in last Sunday's game, but at the direction of a moderator, I will post this in the smack shack, and likewise, the tone of said post my shift a little bit to reflect such a thing. :wink:



Come my purple compadres! Lets us talk of calls for ill or benefit from Sundays football spectacular! Let me hear the fearsome traditional warcry of the mighty Norsemen, 'SKOL REFS SKOL!' My bet for this thread is that I can raise you a bad call for every bad call that you have decided is worth nitpicking and fixating on!

The stinging pain of reality can be a tough one to deal with, but fear not, for I, the mighty Jordy am here, to help you through this time of hurt and confusion for you. :)

Re: Tears of the purple

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:52 pm
by Mothman
Oh, this is going to go well... ;)

My take is simple: the Vikes played sloppy, undisciplined football, committed a lot of penalties and suffered the consequences. I'm not going to whine or complain about the officiating today. There may have been a few close calls where the refs could have held onto the flag but in no way do I think they cost the Vikes the game.

Re: Tears of the purple

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:59 pm
by DK Sweets
I didn't see the bad calls. I saw a bad team effort.

Re: Tears of the purple

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:04 pm
by TSonn
I think most of the calls against us were legit but that wasn't the issue (well, it was definitely a problem because we need to more disciplined). It was the zero calls and zero penalties called on the Pack in the first half and only 19 penalty yards for the entire game. I don't think it is quite the conspiracy like some fans but the discrepancy was evident.

Maybe the Packer coaches teach the players how to sell things and our coaches don't?

It reminded me of an NBA game between Lebron and a lottery team where the box score shows that Lebron took 18 free throws and the other team other team took 10 as a whole.

Re: Tears of the purple

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:06 pm
by Jordysghost
TSonn wrote:I think most of the calls against us were legit but that wasn't the issue (well, it was definitely a problem because we need to more disciplined). It was the zero calls and zero penalties called on the Pack in the first half and only 19 penalty yards for the entire game. I don't think it is quite the conspiracy like some fans but the discrepancy was evident.

Maybe the Packer coaches teach the players how to sell things and our coaches don't? It reminded me of an NBA game between Lebron and a lottery team where the box score shows that Lebron took 18 free throws and the other team other team took 10 as a whole.
Or we just played more disciplined football? I actually agree there were probably some missed holding calls in our favor, but there were missed calls on you guys as well.
But im going to wait to bring up specific calls until somone else does.

When it comes to missed holding calls, missed facemasks etc. etc. it is stuff that quite commonly cuts both ways.

Re: Tears of the purple

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:07 pm
by Jordysghost
Mothman wrote:Oh, this is going to go well... ;)

My take is simple: the Vikes played sloppy, undisciplined football, committed a lot of penalties and suffered the consequences. I'm not going to whine or complain about the officiating today. There may have been a few close calls where the refs could have held onto the flag but in no way do I think they cost the Vikes the game.
Interesting take, thanks for the input.

Re: Tears of the purple

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:07 pm
by Jordysghost
DK Sweets wrote:I didn't see the bad calls. I saw a bad team effort.
Yea, I tend to agree, the Vikings did not play up to their ability, imo.

Re: Tears of the purple

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:22 am
by S197
Reason I said to put it here is while you may want a civil debate, it's an entirely subjective topic at a heated time. I don't mind you linking to this topic from general, I just want it contained away from Viking talk.

As for penalties, the real head scratcher for me was the non-calls for neutral zone infraction. There were at least two plays where Teddy got the DT to jump. Any closer and he's touching Bergers helmet. I don't think he got set back behind the line before the ball was snapped.

While some of the penalties were borderline ticky tacky, the Floyd hit on Rodgers and the head butt by Patterson to Crosby, it showed lack of discipline and I think Zimmer will rip them for this.

It's fine, the win in Lambeau will be all the more sweeter as the tears freeze to Rodgers face, not because he just got knocked out of the playoffs but because he has to spend his career in that god forsaken land. The reason your fan base travels so well is because even people that live there don't want to be there. Frozen tundra is right, too bad you obese, toothless hillbillies don't realize that name isn't a compliment.

Re: Tears of the purple

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:27 am
by Jordysghost
S197 wrote:Reason I said to put it here is while you may want a civil debate, it's an entirely subjective topic at a heated time. I don't mind you linking to this topic from general, I just want it contained away from Viking talk.

As for penalties, the real head scratcher for me was the non-calls for neutral zone infraction. There were at least two plays where Teddy got the DT to jump. Any closer and he's touching Bergers helmet. I don't think he got set back behind the line before the ball was snapped.

While some of the penalties were borderline ticky tacky, the Floyd hit on Rodgers and the head butt by Patterson to Crosby, it showed lack of discipline and I think Zimmer will rip them for this.

It's fine, the win in Lambeau will be all the more sweeter as the tears freeze to Rodgers face, not because he just got knocked out of the playoffs but because he has to spend his career in that god forsaken land. The reason your fan base travels so well is because even people that live there don't want to be there. Frozen tundra is right, too bad you obese, toothless hillbillies don't realize that name isn't a compliment.
:lol: Oh yea, because I hear Wisconsin and Minnesota are such vastly different places. :thumbsup:

I think the biggest difference between the two states is that Wisconsin typically hands Minnesota their #### in competitive athletics. This is the reason it usually comes down to silly insults and petty namecalling, and honestly I cant blame you, its not like the Vikings have given you much on field trash to talk. :tongue:

We don't really 'travel' well, per say, moreso we just have large contigents of fans nearly everywhere on Earth, thats what its like, being an icon and all. :)

Re: Tears of the purple

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:30 am
by Jordysghost
As to beating us at Lambeau, well see, I just hope you guys talk all of that good #### like this week. :mrgreen:

Re: Tears of the purple

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:33 pm
by Jordysghost
How dissapointing, none of the fans that are harping on the calls want to come here and discuss them, I wonder why.. :mrgreen:

Tears of the purple

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:49 pm
by DK Sweets
When we kick Green Bay's #### to take the division at the end of the year, we're never going to hear from you again, are we? ;)

Re: Tears of the purple

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:52 pm
by S197
To be honest, I was just in Lambeau earlier this year for the MNF game and I have to say it really ticked me off how nice your fans are :lol:

It's cool to have a rivalry that doesn't spill into the stands although I can't say if it stays that way when GB is losing. I would definitely go again if I ever had the need to visit a barren wasteland. Chin up, just 8 more months until you see the sun again!

Re: Tears of the purple

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:56 pm
by Jordysghost
S197 wrote:To be honest, I was just in Lambeau earlier this year for the MNF game and I have to say it really ticked me off how nice your fans are :lol:

It's cool to have a rivalry that doesn't spill into the stands although I can't say if it stays that way when GB is losing. I would definitely go again if I ever had the need to visit a barren wasteland. Chin up, just 8 more months until you see the sun again!
If your looking for a barren wasteland, why not Minnesota? Maybe we will have a harder time taking over your stadium per the usual. :D

Re: Tears of the purple

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:59 pm
by Jordysghost
DK Sweets wrote:When we kick Green Bay's #### to take the division at the end of the year, we're never going to hear from you again, are we? ;)
On the off chance you guys pull one out against us, ill gladly show up to take my punishment. :)

I mean, its not like it would be a real big deal, Ill still be able to fall back on the fact that you guys have no SuperBowl Wins. :D