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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 11:55 pm (UTC)
But who do the Iron Isles root for?
And ... What about those few benighted folk who just don't understand football?
Nick Springer
Jan. 4th, 2012 12:19 am (UTC)
love it
as a die hard vikings fan (it's hard sometimes), i think they would have the northmen's backing....and we all know how valuable one northman is compared to those southern pansies
Jan. 4th, 2012 01:26 am (UTC)
Re: love it
Actually, the vikings are more popular on the Iron Islands.
Re: love it - Greg Miller - Jan. 4th, 2012 02:33 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: love it - Nick Springer - Jan. 4th, 2012 04:42 am (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 4th, 2012 12:38 am (UTC)
Everyone does hate evil Bill.

I am happily a tanner or a butcher, admittedly!
Jan. 4th, 2012 12:59 am (UTC)
i don't even watch football and i want to frame this post and put it on my wall.
Jan. 4th, 2012 01:27 am (UTC)
Brilliant! Love the part about everyone hating the Patriots. I live in New England and I'm NOT a Patriots fan. Life can be tough.
Rob Volz
Jan. 4th, 2012 01:42 am (UTC)
Flawless post. Unfortunately, I'm a Mormont fan, so its been a tough year:(
Jan. 4th, 2012 02:00 am (UTC)
Not this Westerosian! May Brady and Bill lead us to another ring. ;)

I kid (sort of). Here's to an exciting playoff season, and may the best team win!
Jan. 4th, 2012 02:14 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks for giving some love to my Ravens. :-)
Tim McIntyre
Jan. 4th, 2012 02:30 am (UTC)
Dothraki and Tim Tebow, an interesting combo. And yes, I second the New England Others.
Jan. 4th, 2012 02:32 am (UTC)
there's a reason he's called breesus. the high sparrow knows a winner.
Colleen Heron Chapman
Jan. 4th, 2012 02:46 am (UTC)
Go G-Men!!

I read your blog faithfully, this was a great post that made me really smile as it combined two of my favorite past times.... must be why you're my favorite author!

Jan. 4th, 2012 03:59 am (UTC)
Go Steelers
Well guess I'm a smithy then. Go Pittsburgh, though I don't hold out too much hope considering all the injuries.

Though you're an NFL guy, who would the people of Westeros support between the LSU Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide next Monday? Whatever the answer, Roll Tide!!
Jan. 4th, 2012 04:03 am (UTC)
No Titans in the playoffs this year, unfortunately, so all of us at Braavos are pretty sad. Have to go with the Vale and root for the Falcons!
Tim Crawford
Jan. 4th, 2012 04:23 am (UTC)
Now THAT was beautiful !!
Jan. 4th, 2012 04:29 am (UTC)
The Patriots...
are the best team in the Northeast. That would make them the favorites of the Starks and the Northmen. The Giants are more in the Frey area and their fans go back and forth between them and the Jets depending on who looks to go farthest during the season.

I know everyone is jealous of Bill, but evil? Nah, I'd reserve that title for Rex Ryan.
Jason Tetreault
Jan. 5th, 2012 12:13 am (UTC)
Re: The Patriots...
This man is wise.
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