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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.


Jan. 4th, 2012 01:59 pm (UTC)
Game of Thrones etc. Spoiler Alert!
In regards to Belichick and the Patriots, it's important to remember that Robert Kraft and he had developed a close relationship when the Tuna was the Pats' Head Coach. Kraft had always tried to reacquire Lil' Bill.

Given the turn of events in Jets land, I'd dare say that I would also rather have worked for Kraft rather than Johnson. While I know that the late Mr. Leon Hess was by all accounts a decent man, I think everyone can plainly see that Woody Johnson is just one of those awful owners. He reminds me of the Wilpons except that he inherited 'real' money.

I would place the Pats' and Bill Belichick as more in the camp of the United Seven Kingdoms supporters a la Varys and Illyrio Mopatis, et al. They are the steady Eddies who no matter what always seem to have influence on the final outcome. And, instead of a Targaryen with dragons, they have a Brady with a Gronkowski, Welker and Hernandez.

Or, I suppose you could also put them in the camp of those 'bitches' who don't know when they are dead.


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