3 teams Vikings' fans can start rooting for to ease the pain

3 teams Vikings' fans can start rooting for to ease the pain
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Minnesota Vikings’ fans are in misery and need some help moving past the everyday pain that their fandom brings them.

Spain without the s. The emotional equivalent of slamming your toe into a coffee table. Barely preferable to stepping barefoot on a lego. Just like playing Dark Souls except you have no controller and also you are on fire.

These are all things that have been used to describe what being a Minnesota Vikings fan is like.

The Minnesota Vikings lost to the Detroit Lions in Week 13, which is all the context you need for the existence of this article. The Vikings are perpetually stuck being either the second or fourth-best team in the NFC North, Kirk Cousins is both Joe Montana and Daniel Carlson at the same time, and no one in the Minnesota organization seems to realize that their garbage can of a franchise is on fire.

So to save Minnesota Vikings fans the shame of continuing to have to identify as Vikings fans (and everyone else in the world who has been using up their hand sanitizer by double sanitizing every time you meet a Vikings fan) here are some alternative teams to root for.

Arizona Cardinals

Root for the best team in the NFC, because then you will finally get to see a team win games. You will also have a team to root for in January the next few years because let’s face it, the Vikings are a few seasons away from another playoff run.

You can also use the elite level of play the Cardinals bring every week as justification and appeasement to the small piece of your brain that still wants to root for Minnesota. “The Vikings don’t suck, the NFC is just loaded with talent right now.”

Arizona is an exciting team to watch with players that are always motivated and playing hard to win the game. Kyler Murray is electric to watch play, De’Andre Hopkins is the best receiver in the league, and Kliff Kingsbury is truly the luckiest coach to ever make the transition from the NCAA to NFL. Replace your tear-filled beers of Minnesota fandom with the festive and joyous margaritas of Cardinal fandom (Vikings fans making this switch: margaritas are fresh lime juice, triple sec, and tequila, nothing more).

Kansas City Chiefs

When the Vikings used to hold training camps in Missouri, many Vikings fans went ahead and migrated to the beautiful ‘Show Me’ state. Vikings fans normally show up en masse any time the Vikings make their way to Arrowhead, and it would be fairly easy to sell off your Vikings’ jersey in exchange for a brand new Mahomes jersey.

The Kansas City Chiefs are also fairly good at winning football games, and this season taught Chiefs’ fans that when there is adversity and pain, the elite coaching staff is more than capable of making the necessary adjustments and changes to fix those problems (i.e. going from the historically worst defense in the NFL to a top fifteen defense in a matter of four weeks).

Mahomes is electric, but you do not need anybody to tell you that. Andy Reid is a top-five coach in NFL history. Arrowhead is a beautiful stadium. Just make the switch, you will be happier.

Golden State Warriors

Let’s be honest, if you have been a Vikings fan for this long, maybe football is not your sport. Maybe you should watch a different sport. There would be an urge to point you towards maybe a different Minnesota-based team, however, looking at the Twins and the Timberwolves makes one think we need to relocate your fandom entirely.

The Golden State Warriors may not be as successful and dominant as they were just four or five years ago, but they are still a fun team to watch play and a team that could be competitive at a high level in the next few years. Steph Curry has transcended being the bane of everyone’s existence and is now a highlight reel that just never stops playing. Klay Thompson has returned from his forever injury, Draymond Green is still the biggest bully on Earth, and the addition of Andrew Wiggins has proven extremely helpful on defense.

The Warriors are currently the top seed in the Western Conference, and where it seems unlikely they stay there all season, they are all but guaranteed a playoff spot this season, making them a team with serious championship aspirations. Vikings fans, this is your chance to win a title.

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