On January 4, 2013, the eve of the Green Bay Packers Wild Card game against the Minnesota Vikings, my boyfriend…View More
This is a picture of my 4-year old grandson, Carson Aide, who is never without his cowboy boots. He has been a fan of the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers since he was a year old (along with his dad).
I thought the photo was so cute — even though you can’t see his face.
We are almost 60 years old. Being lifetime Green Bay Packers fans, we are checking off a bucket list item: to attend a Packers game at Lambeau Field.
I was at the Green Bay Packers game against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field in 2002 when old-time Packers players were being honored at halftime.
I was 12 and it was my first Packers game, having made the the drive up from my hometown of Chicago that morning. The game was great, as expected, and the Packers won 40-14.
My great-great aunt, Louella Berceau, was friends with and may have at one point even dated Green Bay Packers founder Curly Lambeau.
While attending Green Bay Packers training camp this year, my sister and I went on the stadium tour.
While on the tour, we were heading down in the basement and saw an SUV pull in. We asked our tour guide if it was a player. He said he knew the car, but the players are never in them.
I had the most fortunate opportunity to meet Mrs. Mary Jane Van Duyse Sorgel, who is the originator of the famous “Go Pack Go” chant that is still heard around the Green Bay Packers fan world today and discover what a wealth of Packers knowledge and history she holds.
I met Mary Jane in 2008 while visiting a very dear girlfriend of mine in Sturgeon Bay, who happens to be Mary Jane’s next door neighbor! As I am a huge Packers fan living in the Chicago suburbs, my girlfriend was very anxious to introduce us.
My husband popped the question at the Curly Lambeau statue! Visiting Lambeau Field was my dream destination vacation. The proposal is the only thing that could have made visiting Lambeau Field any more perfect!
I was 15 in 1989 and it was the opening weekend of deer season when the Green Bay Packers went to Candlestick Park to face Joe Montana and the San Francisco 49ers. Our hunting shack is in the middle Lincoln County, northwest of Merrill. We didn’t have electricity, so we listened to the games on a battery powered radio that barely picked up the signal from Wausau. To this day, when I listen to games on the radio, it always brings me back to those times when I was a kid.
No one gave the Packers a chance in that game, mostly because the team was terrible then and we were going up against the mighty 49ers (who would later that season win the Super Bowl over Denver, 55-10).
I’d have to say that I owe my marriage to the Green Bay Packers.
My beautiful wife was my lab partner in a college course we were taking and I had developed a fondness for her, but never had the courage to ask her out for a drink or even a movie. The Packers helped to change that.
I have so many memories of the Green Bay Packers, starting with watching them on a black and white TV at my grandparents’ home after church and Sunday dinner and then having the opportunity to purchase stock during the 1997 stock offering.
When I got married I insisted the colors for our wedding be Packers green and gold, with the groomsmen wearing Packers ties. My husband thought it was awesome. Maybe why he wanted to marry me in the first place? I could go on about the Packers Hall of Fame inductions I have attended, each better than the previous, but moving the event from downtown to the Lambeau Field Atrium was very special. Meeting Fuzzy Thurston and Paul Hornung at the Packers Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Fuzzy letting me try on his Super Bowl ring, running into Dave Robinson and him letting me try on his Super Bowl ring, being in Lambeau Field on a brisk Sunday and hearing “KUHN.” It’s all so awesome!