What’s it like being a Vikings fan in Milwaukee? Well, it sounds a lot like this.
Grace Gallagher, a recent Marquette grad from Minnesota, takes it in stride.
“It just means they’re scared,” Gallagher said. “The more hate the better.”
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Gallagher is used to it. Her roommate, Jane Cook, is a Packers fan.
“Sometimes we can’t speak,” Gallagher says. “If she wins, I can’t talk to her. If I win, she cries!”
Whitney Dressen and Leo Corona have a different arrangement as Packers boyfriend and Vikings girlfriend.
“Whoever loses pays the tab,” Corona said.
“It’s a fun, friendly competition,” Dressen added.
Thankfully, it hasn’t become a dealbreaker.
“We’re proof that it can definitely work,” Dressen said. “I’ve just learned to zone all the haters out.”
Kellie Johnson knows all about zoning the haters out. She’s a bartender at McGillicuddy’s, and a Vikings fan. It’s always tough to serve her Packer-backer rivals on game day.
“I get so many boos,” she says. “I just get yelled at all night. Being here, and being a Vikings fan is pretty hard. Everyone wants to pull my hat off, or make a bet, or tell me to go back home. But really, it’s all in good fun.”
Especially fun for Vikings fans, who prevailed over the Packers 17-14 Sunday night.