Okay, so maybe you didn't even know who is playing in the Super Bowl this year - but I want to get those of you who are more interested in the comercials than the game a reason to cheer on the Pack!
1. Clay Matthews (Outside Line Backer - #52 DEFENSE)
You will notice this guy in Green and Yellow - his long blond hair flowing from under his helmet - as he attacks the guy trying to throw the ball for the team in black and yellow. Nice huh?
It is Clay's second year in the NFL - and he's got 10+ sacks each season. A NFL First. This guy is HOT in so many ways.....
2. Green Bay is a Non-Profit Corporation - no owner.
How does a city with a population of just over 100,000 keep an NFL team? Well let me tell you a story.
Way back in 1919, Earl "Curly" Lambeau asked his employer - The Indian Packing Company - to give him money to help start a professional football team and buy the uniforms. He was given $500 for uniforms and equipment, on the condition that the team be named after them.
Today "Green Bay Packers" is the oldest team-name still in use in the NFL, both by its nickname and by virtue of remaining in its original city!!!
The Packers joined the NFL in 1921 - just 1 year after the leauge was created. Sadly that inital $500 didn't hold out long and it seemed the Packers were doomed! But Lambeau and 4 other Green Bay business men were determined to raise the funds to keep the team alive. They incorporated the team as a non-profit corporation, sold stock, established the Green Bay Packers Board of Directors.
That's right. The PACKERS are a non-profit corportation without a "owner" or president. It's owned by the fans/shareholders.
Never will a Millionaire say "Build me a new stadium or I'll moving the team to a new city."
The Packer's mean heritage and true love of the game.
3. Bring the Lombardi Trophy "Home"
Vince Lombardi was a ledgendary coach of the Packers. It would be nice to bring his trophy "home." to Green Bay.
The Packers have won 12 NFL championships. The more than any other team.
4. You love the Underdog.
The Packers are a cinderella story this year. The Packers barely made the play-offs and have been in a MUST-WIN sitiuation since December to get to the Super Bowl. They beat all the odds and are close to making history again!
5. Donald Driver
After 12 years in the NFL, Donald Driver (Wide Reciever - #80) will be in his first Super Bowl. He is thrilled that many of his family will be there since his home state is Texas, and the Super Bowl is in Dallas this year.
6. You don't support Homophobic slurs.
"Haters" of Green Bay tend to make Ad Hominem abusive remarks about the team's name and fudge. They also tend to make jokes about "cutting the cheese."
These types of remarks are low-class and offensive. If you are at a party and someone starts making rude comments "jokingly" - call them out instatntly. Tell them you do not find that type of comment "funny."
Don't be a hater. Don't sit by idle while other hate.