A Packers Fan’s Guide to Hating the Vikings

July 13, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I was born in 1957. That is a great year in the history of the Green Bay Packers, as that was the year the new City Stadium (later Lambeau Field) was built. I have been a big Packers fan as far back as I can remember.
I was four years old when the Packers won their first NFL championship under Vince Lombardi in 1961. The Packers followed that up with another NFL title the next year. I recall the Packers from those years, but not as much as the teams from 1965-1967 which won three straight NFL titles and the first two Super Bowls.
Before the 1965 NFL Championship game, I remember going to church with my mom. I was really hoping the priest wouldn't be too long-winded so we could get home in time for kickoff.
That was the time frame in which I truly became an avid fan of the Packers.
The Packers won five NFL titles in seven years under Lombardi, and needless to say, I was pretty spoiled in terms of being a fan of the Pack.
But in 1968 that all changed. The Minneso...

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