The Packers are no longer the Little Engine that Could.
The release of the 2011 Packers financial data confirmed what most of us already know: The Packers are freaking rich.
This is no longer a franchise clawing and scratching to compete financially with large markets like New York and Dallas. Football rakes in a lot of cash in Green Bay, just like it does in Chicago and New England.
As Packers fans, we like the feeling we get cheering for a “small-town” team. People love the underdog, and Green Bay’s market size always made it seem like an underdog. If you still think the Packers are “small town” or an underdog, you have much different standards for both than I do.
The Packers are one of the big boys now (and have been for a while). And that’s great. Packers fans should be proud.
Thanks to community support, good management and an excellent product, the Packers have grown, and grown, and grown…
They might be not be the underdog any more, but there’s more to cheer for than ever before.
Whether it’s businesses or individuals, we have a tendency to dislike and/or distrust people or large organizations that are freaking rich. No doubt, that dislike and distrust is warranted in many situations. But not always. It’s far too easy and completely unfair to simply dismiss a person or an organization because they have a lot of money.