"I have loved football as an almost mythic game since I was in the fourth grade. To me, the game wasn't even grounded in reality. The uniform turned you into a warrior. Being on a team, the mythology of physical combat, the struggle against the elements, the narrative of the game…" ~ Steve Sabol of NFL Films

Friday, October 7, 2016

Green Bay, Wisconsin- The Greatest Football Town and Fans in America.

Green Bay Great Bart Starr Under Center
For as much as I, a Chicago (Arizona) Cardinal and Bear fan (yes, I am a hometown Bears fan), and as much as I poke fun at Green Bay Packer fans, the honest truth is that I love and respect their history and legacy. With that said, I also respect their fans to, but it sure is entertaining trash talking back and forth :-).

Unlike the other franchises in North America, the Packers, just like the Saskatchewan Roughriders, and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Canadian Football League, are community owned. As a result, the franchise will never bolt or jilt its fans like my team and countless others have done. Thus, it is in Green Bay, much like in Chicago and Canton, where football history remains alive and breathing, for the home of the Packers at Lambeau Field, is the fifth oldest remaining stadium where NFL games and championships have been played (the others that remain are Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, Soldier Field and the L.A. Memorial Coliseum).

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