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Delta celebrates Seahawks, tells Vikings to pound sand

Delta celebrates Seahawks, tells Vikings to pound sand

Old Jan 6, 16, 3:09 pm
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Delta celebrates Seahawks, tells Vikings to pound sand

A couple hours ago, @Delta tweeted in support of the Seahawks, who play the Vikings in the playoffs this weekend.

Tweet: https://twitter.com/Delta/status/684835559504625664

Predictably, this has gone over about as well as if Delta eliminated its MSP flights to sunshine destinations in the winter.

Link: http://www.startribune.com/delta-the...tle/364430411/
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Old Jan 6, 16, 3:56 pm
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DL will be like most Seahawks fans - bandwagon. The moment either 1) the Seahawks start to lose or 2) DL withdraws from the SEA hub, DL won't give a hoot about the Seahawks. Seattle - why all the "12's" everywhere in SEA? - because there's only 12, true, loyal Seahawks fans in Seattle. The rest are riding the bandwagon until it breaks down.
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Old Jan 6, 16, 4:06 pm
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At first I thought no big deal - being from Seattle I know Delta is the Seahawks official airline.

But they are also the Vikings official airline? AWESOME
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Old Jan 6, 16, 4:13 pm
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I don't know about bandwagon fans, but I would not go to the game as a fan of either team.

Temp should crawl all the way up to 0F by second half.

Windchiill at -20F for kickoff.

Would have been nice to have the new stadium already open.
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Old Jan 6, 16, 4:13 pm
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Oh man... priceless


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Old Jan 6, 16, 4:27 pm
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Originally Posted by HonoraryOrange View Post
Oh man... priceless


Charlie is the son of former Minneapolis Mayor (and current DNC vice chairman) RT Rybak.

Mostly I think this is silly, but Delta definitely put its foot in its mouth here. It's the official airline of both teams for crying out loud!
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Old Jan 6, 16, 4:46 pm
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Wasn't DL going to be MSP's "new" hometown airline?

Them fellers in marketing are none too bright.
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Old Jan 6, 16, 4:49 pm
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DL has a little too much love for Seattle IMO.

Besides, I always thought it was odd to see Seattle fans wear Tom Brady's number during the last Super Bowl. I guess they must have really fond memories of Sam Adkins.
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Old Jan 6, 16, 4:51 pm
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Another example of a "foot in mouth" tweet from DL, although I guess it's not as bad as the one about breast feeding a while ago.

Isn't good judgment (or even common sense) a criteria for being hired for the DL twitter team?
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Old Jan 6, 16, 4:57 pm
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The Vikings fans are not travelling, Seattle will be flying on <7 day ticket purchases. Delta wants to motivate the fans that have to drop some cash.


\Bengals
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Old Jan 6, 16, 5:13 pm
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Originally Posted by SJC ORD LDR View Post
DL has a little too much love for Seattle IMO.

Besides, I always thought it was odd to see Seattle fans wear Tom Brady's number during the last Super Bowl. I guess they must have really fond memories of Sam Adkins.
If you want "weird" when it comes to sports, go to a Columbus Blue Jackets hockey game. A huge portion of the fans show up wearing Ohio State gear. It's especially funny when the Jackets are playing the Detroit Red Wings, because the crowd is chanting anti-Detroit and anti-Michigan chants throughout the game (because the game is in Columbus, Ohio, after all), but wearing Detroit Red Wings colors.
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Old Jan 6, 16, 5:26 pm
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Is that a way to rationalize the fact that the arena is like 50% Wings fans in Columbus..
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Old Jan 6, 16, 6:26 pm
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This is too funny. Under Anderson's leadership I think DL has generated more bad publicity than good. A far cry from the days of "we love to fly and it shows".
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Old Jan 6, 16, 6:30 pm
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must be a slow news day. Yawn...like who really cares?
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