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

By: Kiersten Ehr
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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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Sports fans need to make a sports bucket list

By: Kiersten Ehr

Bucket List 101

Everyone should have a bucket list…

But why not make a sports bucket list of all the games/places/events that you want to experience in your life?

Here’s some tips on how to make the most out of your sports dreams. I promise you this will be great motivation to work a little harder to save towards your sports dreams.
-SportsChic

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Photo Credit: Tumblr.com Listen to Ferris Bueller

  • Splurge A Little

    ||Save up/work that extra hour/plan your budget||

  • Indulge

    ||life is short/don’t miss out on having the time/experience of your life/ tip—instead of indulging in materialism indulge in sports||

  • Treat Yourself

    ||your’re worth it people
    it’s ok to be selfish once in a while for your favorite sports team or sports dreams/ just tell people “hey this is my life and my sports bucket list.”||

  • Have Fun

    ||life is meant to be lived out to the fullest/be that person that inspires others to pursue their sports fans’ dreams|| 

  • Find Your Passion

    ||What teams/events/places do you love?
    whether that’s american football/english soccer/basketball/baseball/yankee stadium/lambeau field— pick a destination and sporting event that you have always wanted to experience||
    ….go experience and live out your dreams!

  • Invest In Your happiness

    ||every sports fan knows there is no better feeling than having your team win a huge game— go be with fans at a crazy jam packed stadium and create new memories||
    Don’t be that person that regrets not living out their sports dreams…

    kiersten’s sports bucket list

  • Experience another Green Bay Packer home game again @Lambeau Field
    (Cool fact—My dad asked me if I wanted to go to a Packer game while I was writing this blog)
  • Tour the Packers Hall of Fame
  • Attend another Notre Dame Football game (Visit the campus and Grotto with my granddad)
  • Experience an English/European soccer game preferably an English Premier League game (Chelsea F.C.)
  • Attend a Super Bowl
  • Attend a Spurs playoff game
  • Attend another Chicago Cub’s game at Wrigley Field 
  • Attend the Texas State Football game at Florida State University
  • Attend a Wisconsin Badger Football home game 
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    Photo Credit: Tumblr.com (Wise words to live by)

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Until the next time,
I’m Kiersten Ehr
(Your SportsChic)


Sports stores are the new candy stores… I think yes

Your typical candy store
Photo credit: Guestofaguest
Hold your breath. Make a wish. Count to three. Come with me. Any you’ll be in a world with pure imagination. Take a look And you’ll see into your own imagination. 

My version of a candy store: Sports stores…

Is there nothing better than splurging a little on your favorite sports team?

I honestly doubt it. Maybe that’s just me. Like I said I’m not your average girl. I’m a sports fanatic and proud of my weirdness.

I was listening to the song from Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. You know the one where Willy Wonka welcomes the lucky golden ticket winners into his majestic candy factory. All eyes are going bonkers looking and literally drooling from the sight before their eyes.


While listening to that song it reminded me of how much I love sports stores for my favorite teams. There’s the Packer Pro shop in Green Bay Wisconsin with numerous floors categorized on fashion, accessories, indoor/outdoor appliances. The works.

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A brilliant man cave. Photo Credit: My dad

(My dream sports cave would be covered every square inch like this one) (My role model man cave right here!)

Then there’s the Notre Dame bookstore in South Bend, IN. It is stocked head to toe with everything you could think of with the ND logo. If I was a student at Notre Dame I would seriously be broke.

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Photo Credit: Packer Pro Shop. My eye candy

For all and any sports fan, buying apparel and etc with your teams logo on it is a purchase you won’t regret. I can go buy a Fat head of Aaron Rodgers and feel no shame on the cost. Why? Umm well it’s Aaron Rodgers. I like to save my money for special purchases that will mean something to me. Like a jersey or special edition t-shirt that just comes from your team winning their division or a national title.

These are the best buys. How many sports fans return their items the day after they bought them? To be honest the number must be slim. Retail stores in normal fashion have returns constantly. I know from my days at Hollister Co.

Sports fans hold onto their purchases with pride. I have never once thought of selling my Packer clothes or sports clothes because they represent memories of my life. Nothing will beat the experiences that you will hold onto for life. It’s like when you purchase your first soccer ball, football, cleats, batting gloves, bat, basketball, baseball glove. These are priceless possessions one must keep forever.

Have you ever walked into a house that have rooms dedicated just to someones favorite sports team? These ARE AWESOME. A craft. Literally some of the best creations my eyes have witnessed. Man caves. Women caves. Yes even women have rooms just for their sports memorabilia me for example. It just proves that sports helps people create a sense of pride. It creates conversation and a basis for following a common passion. Nothing beats it.


My favorite is some English chocolate!
What’s your version of a modern candy store ? Comment me and I’ll love to hear your story!