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Green Bay Packers Smallest Market in NFL With Most Committed Fans in Football

By: Kiersten Ehr
|SportsChic|

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Welcome to Green Bay, Wisconsin

My parents surprised me with a ticket to the home game for the Chargers vs. Packers game on October 18th, 2015 (my early christmas gift). I took tons of pictures and videos so my fans and readers can get a glimpse of what makes the Packers so special.

The Green Bay Packers get more respect as a National Football League franchise than any other professional NFL team in my opinion. Whether you are a Dallas Cowboys fan or a Chicago Bears fan the majority of fans and teams respect the legendary Packers.

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SportsChic in the end zone in row 6

ACCORDING TO CBS NEWS CORRESPONDENT DEAN REYNOLDS SAYS, “GREEN BAY IS THE NFL’S SMALLEST MARKET, IT MIGHT JUST HAVE THE MOST LOYAL AND ENERGETIC FAN BASE IN ALL OF PRO FOOTBALL.”

The rich history of the Packers includes names such as  head coach Vince Lombardi (1st to win the Super Bowl), Bart Starr, Paul Hornung, Brett Favre and now Aaron Rodgers in his prime.

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SportsChic with the new Lambeau leap statue

GET TO KNOW THE PACKERS

The interesting tidbit about the Packers is that Green Bay has a population of a little over 100,000 with exceptional loyal fans. It is the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team based in the United States.

Keep in mind this is a city of 104,000 people, with a waiting list for Packers’ season tickets of 112,000.

  • According to CBSNEWS.com, the Packers are the only NFL team owned by their fans — 36,000 of them from all around the world own 5 million shares.
  • The money allows the Packers to remain competitive with large-market teams, and most important, to remain in Green Bay. (My dad has been on the wait list for decades and still is waiting for his number to be called for season tickets). 
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A beautiful sight for all football fans

Packer history

The Packers have won 13 league championships, the most in NFL history, including nine NFL titles prior to the Super Bowl era and four Super Bowl victories—in 1967 (Super Bowl I), 1968 (Super Bowl II), 1997 (Super Bowl XXXI) and 2011 (Super Bowl XLV).

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Tailgating in style! A whole garage made into a professional tailgating business

Have you ever heard of professional tailgating?

Well it’s real.
Fans in Green Bay take tailgating to a whole different level— people pay a ton of money to get an all you can eat buffet right before the Packer game. The food was amazing you’re talking about the works (hamburgers, hot dogs, shrimp, meatballs, fruit, cake, brownies, beer on tap, grilled veggies, cheese, cheese, and more cheese).


Now you have a better understanding of why the Green Bay Packers are a well respected franchise and why they have some of the best loyal fans in the world.
||I’m a PROUD native Texan Packer cheesehead fan||
Go Pack Go

Until the next time,
Kiersten Ehr ||SportsChic||

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Un4gettable Brett Favre gets standing ovation at Packers Hall of Fame ceremony

By: Kiersten Ehr
(Native Texan Packer fan)

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GREEN BAY, Wisconsin– The #4 jersey will forever belong to the American football quarterback Brett Favre at Lambeau Field as his number will be retired for the Packers franchise.

July 18th, 2015 marked a day for healing for the Packers community. Brett was officially inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame. 67,000 Packer fans stood in standing ovation for 4 minutes at Lambeau for their favorite No.4. Favre was humbled to tears by the brilliant turnout of loyal fans.

“I truly thank you,” Favre said to the fans.

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Favre & cheesehead fans experienced an emotional roller coaster as the 1992-2007 quarterback (Favre) declared retirement in ’07’ yet decided to make another comeback into the NFL (Brett loves the game of American football and just wasn’t ready to give up his passion)…Favre  later played for the New York Jets (2008) and the Minnesota Vikings (2008-2010).

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Photo Credit: Packers.com (Million dollar smile. Gotta love this happy guy.)

MEET MR. BRETT FAVRE

First packer to be inducted into Packers hall of fame and have jersey retired

TOP 4 BRILLIANT STATS:

1. Most consecutive starts by any player in NFL history (297 — 321 including playoffs)

2. Most wins by a quarterback in NFL history (186)

3. Most passing yards in NFL history (71,838)

4. NFL’s only 3-time consecutive MVP (1995-97)

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  • Played as a Green Bay Packer (1992-2007)
  • 20 NFL seasons
  • Super Bowl Champion XXXI 1997
  • Holds NFL record for most consecutive starts, wins, pass yards and completions
  • 71,838 career pass yards (MOST in NFL history)
  • 508 career pass TD (2nd-most in NFL history)

    Yes there’s still more…
  • Started in 297 consecutive games most in NFL history
  • 11-time Pro Bowl selection
  • 3-time NFL MVP (1995-97)
  • 508 Career Touchdown passes
  • 2 X NFC Champion (1996, 1997)
  • 3 X First-team All-Pro (1995, 1996, 1997)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2001, 2002, 2007)

CRAZY BUT REAL FAVRE STATS

1. Most retirements (at least three as of June 2015)

2. Most sacks taken in NFL history (525)

3. Most fumbles in NFL history (166)

4. Most interceptions in NFL history (336)

During the standing ovation at Lambeau, Favre said, “Running onto Lambeau field and throwing at Lambeau-there is nothing like it on this earth.”


{Youtube Link for Favre all-time plays}

WHY WE LOVE favre

  1. Endures through thick and thin
    (Favre played a game on the night after his father’s death/ his wife battled breast cancer)
  2. LOVES American football with a passion
  3.  Loved cracking jokes with teammates on the side-lines
  4. Continues to thank the Packer fans for their loyalty
  5. He played as if every game was his last
  6. Even in retirement he still wasn’t ready to give up the sport
  7. Humble country Mississippi boy
  8. He’s still a kid at heart
  9. Extremely respected as an athlete & person in the sports world
  10. Coaches tell their players and kids to play like Brett Favre

Brett said he’s going to stop right here. “It’s amazing. absolutely amazing.”

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“I would think that everyone that watched me play knew that I was having fun. I was trying my very best to win every ball game. I was enjoying my teammates.”

“When I  was fortunate enough to have a touchdown pass I wanted to celebrate with my fans. I wanted to celebrate with my teammates. It was never about me.”- Favre

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“The way I’ve played the way I’ve answered questions and the way I dealt with my teammates and fans that it was genuine and real,” Favre said.

“There’s so many great games, so many great memories. To be able to share it with these people (Packer fans) is amazing. I have played elsewhere and there is nothing like this place. Where else can you get this many people in a stadium when there’s not a game? Nowhere. Only here.”

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“Where can you get this many fans into a stadium when there is a game? Right here,” Favre said.

Although Favre’s number was retired Saturday, it won’t go up on the Lambeau Field façade until the Thanksgiving night game this year against the Chicago Bears. Favre is eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame next year. Welcome home.


As a Packer fan and Favre fan, I couldn’t be more happier for Mr. Brett Favre. We love you man. Stay humble.
{Favre will always and 4ever be a Packer}

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(Kiersten Ehr in 2011 Packer jersey)

Until the next time,
I’m Kiersten Ehr