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Cheese and Packers

Growing up in Wisconsin there are certains givens.  They include cheese, beer, brats and the Green Bay Packers.  

I remember the glory years of the 1960's, the first NFL/AFL championship games (before it was called the SuperBowl.

As I moved around the country I rooted for the local team - Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, even the Chicago Bears - EXCEPT when they played the Packers.

Wherever you go in the country you'll find Packer fans.  Its amazing how many people around the country stop to talk to me when I'm wearing a Green Bay Packer jacket.

A Game at Lambeau

For many years, I've been going to Green Bay for the weekend after Thanksgiving. Usually the weather is cold and snowy.  But in 1998, it was a balmy weekend in Green Bay.  I checked the newspaper and was able to get a pair of tickets for the game that Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.  Seats were on the corner of the end zone - third row.

William Hendersen (# 33) did the Lambeau Leap into the stands after scoring a touchdown.  He leapt into the stand in front of us - close enough for me to reach down and tap his helmet.  All this was broadcast on the Fox coverage of the game.  I just have to find the frame grabbed off that tape.

 Here are the digital camera pictures taken that day.  Oh Yeh - The Pack WON!

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The New Lambeau Field

During my Thanksgiving visit in 2003, my friends treated me to lunch at Curly's Pub.  This is the first chance I had for a good look at the "New" Lambeau Field.

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Titletown

Green Bay's nickname is Titletown USA.  Evidence of the Green Bay Packers and their ties to the city are everywhere.

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