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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 09:43 pm (UTC)
ok, I'm the smith then)
Jan. 3rd, 2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
The North is made up of wise football fans. I always knew there must be a reason I liked them so much.
Jan. 3rd, 2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
Wait... is there a reason that Froggy's on this post? *scratches head*

As a transplant to Wisconsin, I can't help but get caught up in Packer-mania... :) (They may live in the vast white north, and their colors may be green and gold, but they're as House Tully as you can get. ;) )
Jason Tetreault
Jan. 3rd, 2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
I'd expect a loyal northmen to champion the patriots.
Jan. 3rd, 2012 10:07 pm (UTC)
As a Massachusetts resident this leaves me most depressed. My team is hated throughout The Seven Kingdoms.
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(no subject) - koifishkid - Jan. 4th, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - bryant - Jan. 4th, 2012 02:56 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 3rd, 2012 10:13 pm (UTC)
I'm a Patriots fan and I would say that all in the Red Keep are cheering for the Patriots. With all the nefarious feelings towards the patriots it seems appropriate :-)
Jan. 3rd, 2012 10:25 pm (UTC)
You do realize that you just set the bar insanely high for yourself for the rest of the year as far as journal posts go, right? Because this post is absolutely glorious.
Jan. 3rd, 2012 10:43 pm (UTC)
I love this post.
Jan. 3rd, 2012 10:48 pm (UTC)
Tebow is coming.
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Jan. 4th, 2012 03:22 am (UTC)
Re: As High As Honor!
rise up!
Jan. 3rd, 2012 11:25 pm (UTC)
Well, knowing that from what I've seen no one in Westeros truly gets what they want (at least long term) I'm thinking this can be the year for the Patriots. It might look good for a couple of these teams during certain drives, or other games but ultimately winter is coming and Tom Brady has never lost a game in the snow.

And I get the Lions is to good to pass up, but gotta think Tywin Lannister = Bill Belichick. No one in the NFL right now has as many rings as Bill. Then to Jaime of course is the golden boy, Tom Brady. The looks, the talent, the misunderstood competitiveness, but I can't confirm that his golden haired lover is in any way related.

Edited at 2012-01-03 11:26 pm (UTC)
Jan. 5th, 2012 11:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Westeros
"And I get the Lions is to good to pass up, but gotta think Tywin Lannister = Bill Belichick."

I had this thought, too.
Nathan Kohlmeier
Jan. 3rd, 2012 11:35 pm (UTC)
George, you missed the most obvious one! The Ironmen would, of course, support the Raiders!
Jan. 4th, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Raiders
Jan. 3rd, 2012 11:37 pm (UTC)
Not a football fan, still laughed at this. Well done, sir.
Jan. 3rd, 2012 11:37 pm (UTC)
I suppose the Ironborn are bummed the Raiders fell short.
Jan. 3rd, 2012 11:42 pm (UTC)
Sorry Seahawks fans
But the Ironmen are definitely fans of the Vikings...SKOL!
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