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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    Jeff Cesario, a nationally known standup comedian, was born and raised in Kenosha,Wisconsin, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, wrote for the Daily Cardinal student newspaper and tried his hand at being a musician before discovering the world of comedy. But it's no joke: He loves the Green Bay Packers. We reached him in Hollywood, where he was more than happy to give us his top 10 reasons why he's a Packers fan.

    10: Forget CGI scoreboards, some old-school Packers fans still bring along those long plastic trumpet horn thingies that sound like an elk passing wind. You could buy them at Sinclair gas stations. "Vuvuzela" my rump - the World Cup soccer tournament stole that idea from chain-smoking, freezing sausage salesmen in the Lambeau parking lot circa 1965.

    9: If you were a boy during the glory years like me, the Packers are your ONLY team. The traitor Braves moved to Atlanta, the Brewers were still the Seattle Pilots and the NBA may as well have been professional kite flying. So we had to put all our boyhood chips on the Pack. And the bet came in. When you're 13, that is sweet.

    8: I was an Italian in Wisconsin, Vince Lombardi was an Italian in Wisconsin - I was in a Francis Ford Coppola epic before there was such a thing. Bart Starr was Michael, Nitschke was Sonny, Hornung was Fredo; pass the red sauce and some bread!

    7: I know Kenosha now pops up in parenting magazines as one of the hot new places to raise your kids, but when I was growing up on its north side, it was a blue-collar sparring gym with a bar every 30 feet, and the ones south of 63rd St. were Bears bars. So I LOVE beating the Bears.

    6: Even when the Packers were losing in the '70s and '80s, you could always count on them being on national TV at least once in December and seeing six drunken guys naked from the waist up with "Bite Me" written on their chests. I'll take that over the Black Eyed Peas any day of the week.

    5: We loved Brett Favre. We hated Brett Favre. But most important, we bailed out of the Brett Favre thing when he was still a golden boy who just loved football instead of a creepy old dude who doesn't know when to turn off the camera phone and who walks slower than Abe Vigoda.

    4: There's what, 100,000 owners? The whole stadium is the "owner's box." We're the Ikea of football. Don't tell the new governor, but it's just a little bit socialist.

    3: The sheer stubborn genius over a century to stick with Green and "Gold," which let's be honest, are great colors if you're a field of hawkweed. But we hung in there like a glacier, and, finally, now it's old school, baby. It's the only team flag that still looks good flyin' off the bumper of a '73 Buick 225.

    2: I love the fact that several years back a guy in a small-plane crash was spared serious injury because he was wearing a Cheesehead. Try that with a set of Viking antlers.

    1: The Lambeau Leap. Team and fans become one. "Ya did good! Now jump up here and lemme give ya a hug!" It's all you need to know about the Packers, and all you need to know about Wisconsin. GO PACK!
     
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    I second that. GO PACK!!
     
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    In the mid 60's I worked at Left End Steak House. It was ownes by Fuzz and Max. After Green Bay games they would both come in after and always said hello to each and every worker. Class act's.
     
  4. senior smoke

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    maka:
    When I was young the Packers were gods to kids living in Wisconsin. People who did not live here will find it hard to believe, but when the Packers lost, it seemed like the entire state of Wisconsin was depressed. When the Packers played the stores were doing little to no business. There was a love affair with the residents and the players. On Sunday's the local priest at our church had the 10:30am mass advertised as a 30 minute mass so you could still attend church and see the game. My younger brother would actually cry if the Packers lost. There will never been more of a gentleman than Bart Starr.
    Steve
     
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    GO PACK GO!
     
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    lctrapshooter:
    I salute you, well said.
    Steve

    My oldest grandson told my daughter that I sounded like that football guy after I baby sat them. She asked me what football guy? I said Vince Lombardi when the NFL had him miked up and he said "What the hell is going on around here"? I had my grandsons listen to him and some of his speeches to his players.
    Steve
     
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