Behind Enemy Lines: NFC North fan’s share their point of view

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Why are you a fan of your team?

Jan 11, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless (81) celebrates with fans as he does the Lambeau Leap following a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter in the 2014 NFC Divisional playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Dunny, Lions: I’m a fan of the Lion’s because it’s my hometown team. I grew up on watching the lions and some of the greats that have been on their team. Watching legends like Barry Sanders, Herman Moore, Robert Porcher, Lomas Brown, Johnnie Morton, Chris Spielman, Jason Hanson, Mel Grey, Luther Ellis, Steven Boyd, Brett Perriman and future legend Calvin Johnson play the game growing up made me developed a passion for the game, for this franchise.

Now I know it’s been rough road with the lions, not winning a playoff game in a long time and never going to the superbowl. I can say it’s been tough being a lions fan, as I’ve taken more criticism than any box office movie ever released. That wait will be well worth it when we as a city finally get that super bowl victory, which is why I’ll never abandoned ship on my lions. Win, lose or tie I’ll be a lion til I die.”

Siddiqui, Vikings: “I have lived in Minnesota my whole life. In addition to being a huge Vikings fan, I am also a huge fan of the Timberwolves and Twins. I actually did not have any interest in sports until 1995 when Michael Jordan made his return from baseball. A year later I started developing more interest in sports and decided to root for my hometown teams. I have continued doing that since”

Coleman, Bears: ” I am a from Chicago. I live and breathe Chicago sports, that’s what Chicago Natives do it comes natural. The Bears were one of the first teams to start in the NFL. I love their football pedigree and their hard nose defense.” 

Engman, Packers: “I think some of it has to do with growing up in Wisconsin. My dad was a Packers fan. Both my grandfathers were Packers fans. So naturally I followed the preference of being a Packers fan. I would be remissed if I didn’t mention Brett Favre though. Favre’s legacy and what he did for Green Bay really tied me in with that organization. He was football in Green Bay for 16 years. If you said Packers you instantly thought of Brett Favre. While growing up, he was my idol. He played with the Packers so I had to rout for the Packers.”

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