Local Fans React to Rival Playoff Game

Posted at: 01/06/2013 10:49 PM
Updated at: 01/28/2013 2:36 PM
By: Jenna Lohse

Being a Vikings fan last night didn't come as easy as last week. Local bars which were full of football fanatics during the game are now close to empty. Some Minnesota fans need recovery time, while others are still optimistic.

 It's somewhat of a sore subject.

"Oh, you’re actually bringing up some bad memories," said Jeremy Jensen, Manager of Torge's Live

Last night's game bruised the egos of many Minnesotans.

"It was tough, I know I stopped watching half way through," said Jensen.

During the game at Torge's Live, most fans had purple on their back.

"It was packed, we had to pull out some extra tables for some overflow,"

Only two outsiders braved the crowd.

"I did have one table that I served that was a couple of packer fans that came in and they ordered Wisconsin cheese curds," said Childers.

Today is a different story.

"The packers won, I woke up, it was a party," said one Packers fan.

Purple was hard to come by.

"I like to watch Aaron Rogers stick it to Jordy Nelson and Greg Jennings, that's a good show."

"When we get Vikings and Packers fans in here, Packers fans get my blood pressure going,"

The rival playoff was a bit of a let down for both sides of the border.

"Terrible, it was a terrible game. Let’s replay the game last week, that was a good game."

Looking to the future is one way to recover.

"There's always next year," said Childers.

"As a Vikings fan you stick through. To watch how we somehow pulled out a 10 and 6 record and knock the bears out of the playoffs was amazing. So I guess, bring on next year because we are coming on strong," said Jensen.

And well, this doesn't hurt either.

"I hope they lose, go 49ers," said Jensen.

 This is only the second time the Vikings have faced the packers in the playoffs. With the Vikings winning in 2005, the border battle playoff record is now tied 1 and 1.