A whole lot of people on this site are not only cheering for whoever lines up on the other side of the ball from the Minnesota Vikings, but also have the gall to proclaim that iWanting them to win makes me a lesser fan. I won't tell you any sob story about how ever since I could walk I was saying Randall Cunningham's name. I'm not even saying that the people who want the Vikings to lose out are somehow lesser fans than the ones who stick it out through thick and thin. All I know is, at it's most simple level, the Vikings winning makes me feel happy. That's it.
This view may seem foolish and naive to some, and those same people might chastise me for being one of the fans who "needs wins now" and "craves victory". I wouldn't say I am that desperate. All I am saying is that for me, and for the majority of the football fans in the state of Minnesota, and many more around the United States, the Minnesota Vikings winning a football game brings us joy. And we invest various emotions during the game to get the payout in the end, and without the payout, we are left with a gap, no matter how small. We try to console ourselves with the fact that drafting a hyped quarterback next year will give us a chance (roughly 50/50) to be successful in the coming years.
All I want to express is that you can't fault the person who wants their football team to win, who has stuck with them for X amount of years. You can tell that guy to see the long term effects of the loss, and even console him with hopes of multiple winning seasons in the coming years, but for most people, this will only fill a fraction of the emotional gap the loss has left in them.