Random Photo(s) of the Week: Green Bay Forever

If you grow up in Oklahoma, you have to fight the urge to like the Dallas Cowboys. It happened for me, early, on a Sunday after an Oklahoma loss to Texas the day before, when I saw gloating Texas fans at a Cowboys game, playing up the TV cameras and pointing to their Longhorn gear. And I’ve hated the Cowboys ever since.

Who to like in the NFL then? Easy, the Green Bay Packers. A throw-back team, unabashedly wearing green-and-yellow, not owned but run by a wayward Wisconsin town of 100,000. It’s practically the anti-NFL team. Plus they have a history of beating Dallas.

The last time Green Bay won a Super Bowl, I woke early — like 3am — to get to a Saigon sports bar playing the game live. The owner didn’t understand how to throw a Super Bowl Party well, and had a cover band from the Philippines onhand to play ‘Hotel California’ DURING the game. Angst of bleary-eyed ex-pats encourage the band to stick with a halftime performance.

Ten years ago I visited Green Bay with friends Chip Dalby and Tom Caw. We saw Brett Favre play, Brett Favre Drive, ate brauts, threw some pre-game balls, and watched Favre failed to rally the Pack against the Chicago Bears.

Doesn’t matter. Packers are the anti-Cowboys. And more.

About Robert Reid

Robert Reid is a travel writer (Lonely Planet, New York Times, ESPN), travel expert (Today Show, CNN's Headline News), travel videographer (76-Second Travel Show) and travel artist (don't ask).
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4 Responses to Random Photo(s) of the Week: Green Bay Forever

  1. tom caw says:

    Green Bay schools have early dismissal today so the children can join the rest of the citizens in welcoming the victorious Packers and the Vince Lombardi Trophy back to Titletown, USA. The call has gone out for folks to shovel snow out of Lambeau for tomorrow’s celebration, and the people (some of them possibly team owners) have responded. I wonder if Aaron Rodgers will get a street renamed in his honor? (By the way, #4′s street is Brett Favre Pass: http://www.brettfavresteakhouse.com/steakhouse/shop_stsign.htm)

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  4. xlpharmacy says:

    I have been living in USA since 2006 I come from Gales , I didn’t imagine the “aura” around a stadium before a NFL match , it is just amazing!!

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