By Annalece Montgomery
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Monday night, the Minnesota Vikings faced off against the Seattle Seahawks and lost, 21-7. Of course, Vikings fans were upset, but maybe none more so than the anonymous fan who decided to post the team’s stadium for sale on Craigslist. The posting, which has since been flagged for removal, offered the following description for U.S. Bank Stadium:
“For Sale: Lightly used $1,000,000,000 stadium. Occupant has been a team that only has success in breaking the hearts of the fans. Long history of collecting talent with no ideas on how to use them.
Included: $84 million QB who can’t win against teams with winning records, and is 0-7 on MNF. A league record!
All reasonable offers considered. Will even entertain ideas to convert to a homeless shelter, as there is a greater chance of one of those folk becoming a success.”
In addition to the savage description, the disgruntled fan added photos, including one of a dumpster fire. The anonymous fan is the only one who has been upset. For at least the last three years, including the current season, Green Bay Packers fans started petitions on websites like Change.org to get then-head coach Mike McCarthy fired. But now that we think about it, we’re wondering if Mark Murphy and Brian Gutekunst took those seriously before letting him go last week. A few years ago, a pretty upset Chicago Blackhawks fan tried to sell goalie Corey Crawford, although it seems their anger was misplaced as Crawford had his best season yet that year.
We’ve previously covered fans selling their fandom after too many disappointing seasons and posting a job description for a head coach, but what breaking point would YOU have to reach before putting your team on blast? Is it keeping the same head coach on season after season? Is it handing a win your team should have easily had over to your opponent on a metaphorical silver platter? Is it the team administration not doing enough to keep their players in line? We want to know! What would it take from your team to get you to the breaking point?
Power To The Fans!