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October

Your Dream Come True – Love of Beer Can Win You Packers Tickets. Read On…

Saint Vince and Cheese Louise

Perhaps the most recognizable of Packers fans, the one and only Saint Vince, is helping to promote 2 contests from Guinness Beer.

The first is called the “Guinness Perfect Pint Pour-Off.” St. Vince will be at 3 different bars in the Milwaukee area to help judge the “Perfect Pour”.  The winner at each establishment will win a pair of tickets to the Nov 14 Viking/Packers game at Lambeau. The bars are :

Oct 13, Champp’s in Brookfield. 262-797-6600
Oct 20, Paulie’s Pub in West Allis. 414-257-2854
October 27th, Mo’s Irish Pub in Wauwatosa. 414-774-9782

The contests run from 7-9 pm. Please call the contest location for more details.
Secondly, Guinness is running their”Boldest Fan” contest now thru the end of the month of October. You can win your very own Hall of Fame bronze bust as well as a trip to the 2012 Hall of Fame selection in Indianapolis.  Submit your entry via facebook at the Guinness US page.  All the directions and prizes are listed on the FB page.

Good luck everyone!

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May

Top 10 Reasons the Rapture Will be Especially Bad for Packers Fans

Go Pack! Just wanted to get that out of the way in case this is the last post I’ll ever be writing here.

The Rapture: Seems that today, May 21st, 2011, some of us Packer fans may be leaving this earth for a better place (oh, there’s a Lambeau Field in heaven?) while the rest will be forced to stay behind and watch the Vikings win a Championship. Talk about cruel and unusual punishment…

But seriously (ok, not really), all this hooey did get me thinking a bit. If any group in the world right now has a vested interest in things staying just as they are, it’s Cheesehead Nation.

Why should we be deprived of a full year to be able to say, “World Champion Green Bay Packers” to any Vikings or Bears fans dumb enough to try to talk smack with us.

Amazingly there are even better reasons. Even more fabulous things we would miss out on if this really is THE END.

So with apologies to David Letterman, here’s my list of Top Ten Things Packers Fans Will Never Experience if the World Ends Today.

10.  The joy of seeing Shawn Slocum get fired for yet another year of horrible special teams play.

9.    Finding out which model or actress Aaron Rodgers finally marries.

8.   Witnessing the Ted Thompson Leg Cross.

7.   Watching Bears and Vikings fans fall into deep depressions.

6.   Seeing an Aaron Rodgers statue erected in Green Bay before Brett Favre gets one.

5.   Good pad level producing pawsitive results.

4.   James “Neo” Starks proving the Oracle was right- he is the one.

3.   Brett Favre un-retiring again to play in the Lingerie Football League. Think of the sexting possibilities…

2.  Mason Crosby averaging 80% on field goals (actually, that wasn’t going to happen anyway…)

And finally, the number one thing Packers fans will never experience if the world ends today…

1.   Finding out for sure that Nick Barnett (a.k.a. Nostradamus) really meant, “Super Bowl and Die.”

Damn you Nick. Goodbye cruel world…

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September

Green Bay Packers SuperFans and Their Stories: St. Vince

Every Green Bay Packers fan worth his/her salt knows St. Vince.  Wearing his holy garb, he can be seen in his low-level end-zone seats, along with his cheese-bra wearing wife, “Cheese Louise.”  St. Vince has become synonymous with Lambeau Field and is almost as a big a celebrity in Green Bay as the players are.

Before every home game, he is mobbed by Packer fans wanting to take pictures, get autographs and kiss his Super-Bowl ring. St. Vince truly shows the patience of a saint, obliging every request, and blessing fans with his cheerful personality. I am always fascinated by people who take their Packers fandom to a “higher” level, so I just had to get to know a little about this “Paragon of Packers Piety:”

When did you first become a Packers fans and what is the background story behind it? Also, what are your earliest memories of the Packers?

My earliest memories of the Green Bay Packers were when I was about 5 years old. The ritual with our family was like that of thousands of other families back then….You get up on Sunday, have breakfast and go to church. You then come home and watch the Green Bay Packers on TV and then have your Sunday meal. I did that for about 7-8 years from about 1957 to 1964 and learned a lot about the game. Then in 1964, my Grandfather got two very good tickets to a Packers game at Milwaukee County Stadium and took me to see my first Packers game. Since I had never seen the Packers on anything other than a black and white TV, I was momentarily surprised to see all the color when I walked thru the tunnel and saw them on the field! From that point on, I was HOOKED on watching games in-person versus watching them on TV! I did everything I could to go to games in Milwaukee and Green Bay. We lived south of Madison, Wisconsin so it was about 160 miles to Green Bay and about 80 miles to Milwaukee. So the problem wasn’t only getting tickets to the game, but figuring out how to get there as well!

How did your Packer fandom evolve into the persona “St. Vince?”