Did Scott Walker's 2014 mischief curse the Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium?

This internet theory goes back to some mischief the governor tried back in 2014.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

The Packers have not had a good time playing in Minnesota the past two seasons.

In 2016 the Vikings stymied Green Bay's offense on the way to a 17-14 victory, Minnesota's first meaningful game at U.S. Bank Stadium. And just a couple weeks ago the Vikings not only toppled the Packers 23-10, but future Hall of Fame QB Aaron Rodgers also suffered a broken collarbone during the game.

And one Reddit user has a brilliant theory about whose fault it is

As "Nimblenewt" theorizes, this can all be traced back to the mischief of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. 

Related:

They're holding prayer vigils in Wisconsin for Aaron Rodgers' collarbone

Back in 2014, when the new Vikings Stadium was in the early stages of construction, Walker visited the Wisconsin company River Steel, which was providing some of the materials for U.S. Bank Stadium.

While there, Walker tried to be sneaky – he wrote "Go Packers" on one of the steel beams in line to be sent to Minneapolis for stadium construction.

Fortunately, the builders noticed the scribble and scrubbed it off before the beam was used. So the Vikings and their fans avoided that potential embarrassment. 

But only misfortune has fallen upon the Pack at U.S. Bank Stadium since the incident.

"Coincidence? or did Scott Walker anger the old gods?" Nimblenewt wrote in his thread, which was aptly titled:

"Did Scott Walker curse the Packers at US Bank Stadium by writing 'Go Packers' on a beam meant for the stadium?"

Is there any concrete evidence for this? No – because it was steel, like we mentioned above, remember? (Dads everywhere are chuckling.)

But curses work in mysterious ways. There's no rhyme or reason to the gut-punch losses suffered by Vikings fans for decade now. And this theory by Nimblenewt ... it's strong.

So this is for you, Nimblenewt:

Next Up

Image from iOS (101)

Charges: Driver was drunk, speeding before crash that killed 1-year-old son

A total of five children were in the back seat at the time, according to the charges.

Jeff Gladney

Vikings release Jeff Gladney following domestic violence charge

His release is effective immediately, the team said.

Screen Shot 2021-08-03 at 3.28.56 PM

Body pulled from water near Lebanon Hills Park swimming area

Surveillance footage showed a man walking towards the beach on Sunday.

fire truck

Victims of double-fatal house fire in Wadena County identified

The man and woman died in the early Sunday house fire.

Screen Shot 2021-08-03 at 7.50.23 AM

Charges: Witness thought Austin man was 'joking' before he killed woman

The criminal complaint details what may have led to the 20-year-old's death.

Melvin Carter

Minneapolis and St. Paul to require face masks in city buildings

The mayors are also urging businesses to adopt mask rules for customers.

Reinbold

Charges detail murder of woman by fugitive bomb-maker husband

Eric Reinbold is accused of killing his 34-year-old wife.

Jeff Gladney

Vikings' 2020 first-round pick Gladney indicted by Texas grand jury

If convicted Gladney could be sentenced up to 10 years in prison.

face mask

List of places in Minnesota now requiring or recommending face masks

Businesses and organizations are changing their policies in response to the delta variant.

Minnesota State Fair - main gate day 2021

The 2021 Minnesota State Fair: Everything you need to know

From ticket prices to new foods to health protocols, we've got you covered.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Suspect steals unlocked squad car, leads officers on miles-long chase

The suspect also brandished a shotgun from the stolen vehicle out the window.

Related

Did Scott Walker's 2014 mischief curse the Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium?

This internet theory goes back to some mischief the governor tried back in 2014.

Alex Boone does not like Packer fans at U.S. Bank Stadium

If you're a packers fan, Alex Boone doesn't want you to show up to U.S. Bank Stadium

Alex Boone does not like Packer fans at U.S. Bank Stadium

If you're a packers fan, Alex Boone doesn't want you to show up to U.S. Bank Stadium

After Colts game, someone tried to sell U.S. Bank Stadium on Craigslist

The ad was posted in the wake of the Vikings' embarrassing defeat on Sunday.

After Colts game, someone tried to sell U.S. Bank Stadium on Craigslist

The ad was posted in the wake of the Vikings' embarrassing defeat on Sunday.