“We’re going to the Super Bowl!” Scratch that. She’ll take the consolation prize. This Green Bay Packers fan wins the trophy for staying on the sunny side. Her favorite player making it to the Pro Bowl is awesome. Orlando in the middle of winter is paradise. Albeit, until 2015, the All-Star game was held at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. No contest. Orlando’s a downgrade.
The point is, only wide receiver Davante Adams (No. 12) and quarterback Aaron Rodgers (No. 17) got to compete at the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl in sunny Florida.
It Could Be Worse
The Jets have at least one supporter. “Game of Thrones” author R.R. Martin is a lifelong fan. But this is how he describes it, “Life for a Jets fan is an unending torment.” Say no more, right?
The New Jersey-based team hasn’t been to the playoffs since 2010. Twenty years is a long time. For the past few years, the New York Jets have been one of the league’s worst teams. Check out their record for those years: 5-11, 5-11 and 4-12. Dismal. Maybe next season.
A Lions Fan’s Pride
This fan is proud that his team is first in losing. His friend doesn’t look so sure. The Detroit Lions achieved a 0-16 season way back in 2008. That puts the Browns in second. Not until 2017, would the Cleveland Browns match the abysmal 0-16 shut-out record. To make things worse for the Browns, the Lions may be roaring their way back toward a respectable standing. Led by quarterback Matthew Stafford, hope in the franchise is back. As for the Browns, not so much.
The Lions made it to the playoffs in 2014 and 2016, but the team has never made it to the Super Bowl. It’s been so long since the team clinched an NFL championship that the contest was not yet known as the “Super Bowl.” But the Lions have won four championships, the most recent one in 1957. That trophy holds value, it’s an antique!
“Stupid is as Stupid Does”
Did he just call himself stupid? If there’s one thing Packers fans are known for, besides their predilection for being called “cheeseheads,” it is their loyalty. Despite being located in one of the nation’s harshest winter climates, the Green Bay Packers have sold out every single game since 1960.
We all know the Raiders fan base is hardcore too. However, in NFL circles, they tend to be relegated to the criminally inclined with a reputation for being one can short of a six-pack. For this guy, taking a dig at a fan base that includes his brother is apparently worth it. Shirtless. He wasn’t attending the coldest game ever played with temps diving to negative sixteen degrees, but with average winter temperatures hovering just above freezing, this Packers fan straddles that fine line between brave and stupid.
These Philadelphia Eagles fans showed up to add another “BOO” to the crowd by holding a sign that keeps on “BOOing” long after they’ve been silenced. There are not enough “BOOs” to go around for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Fans take every chance they get to express their dissatisfaction with his tenure. The truth is, he gets booed at the NFL draft each year. In 2016, Goodell made an appearance at the fourth round of the draft. When he was pelted by loud “BOOs,” he responded. The unpopular commissioner told them to “bring it.”
Using internationally recognized hand-signals, he indicated he’s unfazed by dissenters’ attacks. He has a way of exacerbating hostilities. Goodell is a suit paid by NFL owners. He has become the embodiment of every fault of the NFL. He’s the reason it’s the No Fun League.