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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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Paul C. Bencivenga
Jan. 9th, 2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
Go Giants and the Wildings!!
Jan. 10th, 2012 01:08 am (UTC)
I think the White Walkers would be the appropiate Patriot fans. Like the Wights the Pats are cold, cruel, uncontrolable deadly killers who can ressurect dead NFL careers into relevancy with the exception to Chad Ochocinco.
Jan. 11th, 2012 07:25 pm (UTC)
Go 49ers!
The Niners are in Crimson and Gold, maybe the Lannisters are rooting for them, now that the Lions are out.
Julie Saltman
Jan. 16th, 2012 11:31 pm (UTC)
Best post ever.
Go on, G-men!! And congrats to you and Peter Dinklage, well deserved!
Elena Amici
Jan. 18th, 2012 02:02 pm (UTC)
this is the best post i've ever read here
Jul. 17th, 2012 08:41 pm (UTC)
westerosi team
dont know if you do this sort of thing on here george, but this line up came to me the other day and I thought you might get a smile out of it , my weserosi football team (Valaryian Dragons?)
WRs darkstar , bronn
TE hound
RB areo hotah
FB strong belwas
QB rob stark
OT beric dondarrion
G jaime lanister
C barriston selmy
G arthur dayne
OT lem lemoncloak

NT illyrio mopatis
DT wyman manderly
DE gregor clegane
DE Wun Wun
OLB shagga
ILB khal drogo
OLB tormund giantsbane
CB daario naharis
FS mance rayder
SS jaqen hagar
CB syrio forell
OF co-ord oberyn martell
DEF co-ord stannis baratheon
HC tyrion lannister
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