It has been a very nice couple of days for Packers fans.
Sunday witnessed the Packers complete and total dismantling of the Titans in what some consider the most complete game under the Mike McCarthy regime. A day which saw the offense roll up over 55 points and over 450 yards while limiting the Titans to under 200 yards and coming within one minute of a shutout, Packer Nation was united in celebrating a first class beat down.
The past few days family and friends gathered to celebrate the Christmas holiday across the globe. As part of the tradition, the exchange of gifts was done, and smiles once again were plastered on the faces of many Packer faithful. All across social media were pictures of proud Packer fans showing their new additions to their collections. It was quite a sight to see.
All in all, a very nice couple of days for Packer fans.
But what if the Packers, the team we all love, disappeared forever? How would these past few days, along with many other things in our lives, have been different?
A regular visitor to the Eat More Cheese Facebook page and die hard Packer fan proposed this possibility when he asked the following question:
If the Packers folded tomorrow, gone from the NFL, what team would you be rooting for?
Almost seems like the impossible, right? But what if it happened?
It is difficult to imagine the NFL without the Packers. After being part of the NFL for over 90 years, to suddenly have them disappear seems hard to comprehend. So much history, so much nostalgia, the Packers ARE the NFL. However, things do happen, and it could happen.
As a fan, I could not imagine the Packers not being in existence. Green and gold runs through my veins, as it does all Packer fans. It's who we are. It is almost impossible to explain to non Packer fans what being one means. It is in our DNA.
So what if the Packers folded tomorrow? Which team would my allegiance go to?
I will firmly state there is no way in hell the Bears, Vikings, or Lions would become "my team." Zero. None. No way. I just could not do it. I'm not even going to explain why I feel this way. If you are reading this, you probably feel the same way. It's just not going to happen.
The East Coast teams get dismissed almost as quickly. The Giants, Jets, Patriots-ugh. All nos.
Carolina, Miami, Tampa? Absolutely not.
How about the West Coast? Could the 49ers, Seahawks, or Raiders become my new favorite team? Chances are no.
This is a very difficult question to answer. After a lifetime of cheering for the Packers, I cannot think which team would suddenly become my favorite if the unthinkable were to occur. Chances are, it would be the Indianapolis Colts, if for no other reason they are geographically close to me. But it would not be the same as being a Packers fan. Ever.
What team would become your "favorite" if this were to happen?
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