The Cultural Differences of Being a Packers Fan
Living in Houston, I returned during the holidays to Green Bay to visit family and friends.
In 1993, I attended a late-season game against the then Los Angeles Raiders. If the Packers won they would make the playoffs for the first time in a lot of years.
For those of you that were there, you remember it was 2.3 degrees at game time and the Packers won easily.
When I returned to Houston, I explained to my friends that there were three cultural differences between attending a Packers game and an Oilers game (then in Houston).
First, the temperature was announced as 2.3 degrees at game time and everyone cheered, expecting the Raiders to be discouraged.
That worked out fine, the game was out of reach by the middle of the 3rd quarter. That led to the second cultural difference — no one left. Not in the 3rd quarter, not in the 4th quarter, not even at the end of the game when Reggie White ran around the stadium giving high fives.
But the biggest cultural difference were the announcements toward the end of the game. The first one was, “Come down on the field and try to tear down the goal posts and we really will arrest you.”
The capper was the last one, “And remember, the parking lot closes four hours after the game ends.”
This submission came from Bruce Stram of Houston. The Packers beat the Raiders 28-0 during the game on December 26, 1993. Sterling Sharpe led the way, catching seven passes for 119 yards and a touchdown. The game also featured the first Lambeau Leap by LeRoy Butler.