Vikings fans among NFL's wurst at spelling and grammar


The Minnesota Vikings haven't won a playoff game since Brett Favre was their quarterback; in fact, they have only had one winning season since 2010.

The struggles aren't just limited to those on the field, though.

According to an analysis done by the Wall Street Journal and the automated proofreading company Grammarly, Vikings' fans are among the worst in the NFL when it comes to spelling and grammar.

Yes, even worse than the those obnoxious, noisy, uneducated Packer fans – well, maybe we should go easy on the uneducated.

The site created a "Grammar Power Ranking," which ranked each NFL team's fan base on its writing skills. They reviewed 150 reader comments that were at least 50 words long from the news section of each NFL team's website.

The site found that Vikings fans on average make 11.4 mistakes per 100 words – the 7th most. Washington Redskins fans made the most errors per 100 words at 16.5.

The Pioneer Press notes only fans of the Dolphins, Patriots, Saints, Rams and Buccaneers made more mistakes than Vikings fans.

Clearly there has to be a misprint right? Where are Packers fans, you might be asking.

Well, according to the study, they had the second fewest errors per 100 words at 5.1. The only fans more articulate than Green Bay – Detroit.

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