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Westeros and the NFL

Everyone in the Seven Kingdoms is excited about the NFL playoffs.

The wildlings and the men of the Night's Watch and even some northmen are all pulling for the Giants, of course. But in the Vale of Arryn and the Mountains of the Moon, they're Falcons fans.

The Lannisters are cheering on Detroit, even if the lion is the wrong color, but some of the smallfolk of Lannisport on its western bay are fond of those 49ers. The High Septon and all the septa and septons and devout of the realm are for the Saints.

The butchers and tanners of King's Landing and Oldtown are behind the Packers, the smiths and armorers are with the Steelers. At the Citadel of Oldtown, the archmaesters and the Conclave are all about the Ravens, but across the narrow sea the khals and Dothraki horselords are screaming and whistling for the Broncos. In Volantis, the tigers are Bengals backers; the elephants are rooting for whoever plays the Bengals.

Nobody anywhere knows what a 'Texan' is, but a few Dornishmen might support them anyway, just to be perverse.

One commonality unites all the Seven Kingdoms, and the lands beyond. Everyone everywhere hates the Patriots, and Evil Little Bill.


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Jan. 3rd, 2012 09:03 pm (UTC)
Curious - where would my Buffalo Bills befall in Westeros? Not that they'll ever see the playoffs again as Fitzpanic's beard rivals that of Jamie Lannister during his travels....
Jan. 4th, 2012 02:01 pm (UTC)
Especially since Fitzpatrick seemed to have lost his right hand at times.
(no subject) - arvernian - Jan. 4th, 2012 05:16 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 3rd, 2012 09:03 pm (UTC)
Your Best
I think this is your best livejournal subject ever
Jan. 3rd, 2012 09:04 pm (UTC)
Ahahaha. That is so oddly fitting. ♥
Jan. 3rd, 2012 09:10 pm (UTC)
My last name is patronymic for "son of lion", but I'm a lifelong Giants' fan, so I must be from sort of lost line of northern Lannister.

Go G-men!

Edited at 2012-01-03 09:11 pm (UTC)
Jan. 3rd, 2012 09:11 pm (UTC)

The New England Others
Rob Volz
Jan. 4th, 2012 01:35 am (UTC)
Nicely done, ser.
(no subject) - persoconchii - Jan. 4th, 2012 09:56 am (UTC) - Expand
YES! - swf1977 - Jan. 6th, 2012 03:02 am (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 3rd, 2012 09:14 pm (UTC)
The butchers and tanners of King's Landing and Oldtown are behind the Packers,

I always knew there was a reason King's Landing was my favorite place to read about. :'D

I showed my mother this and she said "I don't read those book, but if they support the Cowboys, they're all right in my book", so there you go.
Jan. 3rd, 2012 09:16 pm (UTC)
Very funny George. I am a Bears fan forever but I am hoping the Packers repeat! However, the news of Martz and the idiot Jerry being out of the Bears organization made my day! I know you love the Giants so I am secretly hoping they go all the way!
Jan. 4th, 2012 08:56 pm (UTC)
From the Wall to Winterfell they mourn the broken thumb of Jay Cutler.
Jan. 3rd, 2012 09:17 pm (UTC)
Jan. 3rd, 2012 09:18 pm (UTC)
So naturally...
in true GRRM fashion, the Patriots are going to win the Superbowl. Is the great other a Cowboys fan?
Jan. 3rd, 2012 09:19 pm (UTC)
In Volantis, the tigers are Bengals backers; the elephants are rooting for whoever plays the Bengals.

What happens if the Bengals top the Texans? Will the elephants of Volantis hold their noses (trunks?) and have to cheer on the Patriots, or will their aversion to Triarch Belicho Evil Little Bill make them grudgingly support the Bengals?

I'm thinking this is Green Bay's year, though I sure would like to see the 49ers in the Superbowl. Been a good while since they had their last shot at winning the championship (1994, I think, was their last appearance), and a perfect capper to the the turn around Harbaugh's overseen.
Jan. 3rd, 2012 09:23 pm (UTC)
You know, it's too bad that my beloved Seahawks aren't in the playoffs. I have a feeling that all those seafaring people would behind them. Oh well, maybe next year.

We live in hope in Seattle and Westeros!
Jan. 3rd, 2012 09:37 pm (UTC)
Ohmygoodness: Is that Andy Devine's Froggy in the picture above? He and the hamster were childhood faves!

Anyway, no doubt the Iron Men are rooting for the Seahawks. . . .

Pluck your magic twanger, Froggy!

Edited at 2012-01-03 09:38 pm (UTC)
Jan. 3rd, 2012 09:37 pm (UTC)
The Mormonts can't get over their disappointment, though.
Sol O'Rielly
Jan. 3rd, 2012 09:43 pm (UTC)
all I know is someone needs to riot, Vancouver needs someone else to feel the sting of mockery
Jan. 3rd, 2012 09:43 pm (UTC)
ok, I'm the smith then)
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