Football is like a religion when it comes to the Midwest, especially Wisconsin. We don’t have an NHL team like Illinois and Minnesota does, so what’s the next best thing for a contact sport? The NFL. My teams, the Green Bay Packers (#1) and the Denver Broncos (#2).
I come from a family, on both ends, that are mostly half Minnesota Vikings fans and half Green Bay Packers fans. That’s normal for anyone who lives along the Mississippi River valley. Sure, we have family members that are black sheep by favoring other teams like the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Bears, but the majority remains with the love of these two teams. Irony, the two most rival teams in NFL history.
Unfortunately, I have also lost friends due to the small fact of being a “Cheesehead”, but I also am able to maintain friendships with a lot of Viking fans and Bears fans that don’t let football run their lives and see me past all my cheesy stats and rants during the NFL season. This is a special shout out blog for all the Minnesota Vikings team, crew, fans, but most importantly Adrian Peterson. My Viking friends and I show what very few rival fans and team members show, and that is respect and decency in society, even if we poke fun from time to time and make jabs during our match-ups.
I just wanted to take the time to share my condolences for the loss of Adrian Peterson’s son, due to the cowardly acts of his baby mama’s boyfriend. I hope and pray justice is served. Domestic violence is not nor will ever be approved in my vision, regardless who the victim is and/or the situation it occurred in. Violence or any other negative actions and hatred, period, is never the answer. I am proud that the whole NFL community can come together in such a tragic event to show Adrian Peterson the love and support he deserves and needs in his time of grief and mourning due to his loss. Prayers go out to you, Adrian Peterson!
RIP to the little man known as one of the best running backs in NFL history, AP’s, son.
Until Next Time,