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Cheesheads..?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by P@ck66, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. P@ck66

    P@ck66 Banned Banned

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    Since the Green Bay "Packers" really were named after "meat packing workers"....shouldn't everyone be wearing a slab of meat on their heads instead of a hunk of cheese?

    Wouldn't this be more "historically accurate"?

    I realize Wisconsin is the "cheese state"...but shouldn't the "Cheeseheads" moniker be changed to the "Meatheads"?

    any thoughts on this?
     
  2. carol k

    carol k Cheesehead

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    Personally, I would rather have the hunk of cheese than the slab of meat on my head.
     
  3. Obi1

    Obi1 Cheesehead

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    P@ck 66,

    YOU must REALLY be bored... I can see may be calling YOU a meathead-LOL
     
  4. arrowgargantuan

    arrowgargantuan Cheesehead

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    remember All in the Family?

    nobody wants to be associated with this guy.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. P@ck66

    P@ck66 Banned Banned

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    hey,
    i'm looking at a possible marketing angle...
    tryin' to get some feedback...
     
  6. digsthepack

    digsthepack Cheesehead

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    Having lived in Sheboygan for a dozen years prior to my relocation to the Twin Shitties, I have to say the embarrassment that is the "Brat Topper" is sufficient to quell any further discussions of meat on the dome.
     
  7. NDPackerFan

    NDPackerFan Cheesehead

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    Sorry P@ck66 but a thread like this shows that the regular season is miles away. I can't believe that we're even discussing it. IMO, the cheesehead cannot be replaced even though you are right historically with the meat packing plant.
     
  8. Miskito

    Miskito Cheesehead

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    LOL!! Desperate times, I see. Can you imagine the seagulls from Lake Michigan?! You know some dope would actually wear a slab of meat on his head.
     
  9. NDPackerFan

    NDPackerFan Cheesehead

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    Wassup Miskito,

    How about Bear meat? The Packers have been killing Bears for the better part of 15 years now! LOL I know, a cheapshot. Just too hard to resist sometimes, you know?
     
  10. net

    net Cheesehead

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    Meathead could also be defined as anyone who attempts to make Packers fans look like meatheads.

    Cheeseheads are silly, redundant, but cute.

    Meatheads are mean-spirited and designed to trap the naive into thinking this is legit.

    Find another outlet, please.
     
  11. Miskito

    Miskito Cheesehead

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    That is pretty, cheap, ND. lol. Actually, quite of a stretch, too. That's ok. It'll turn around some day. Patience, patience. :kickcan:
     
  12. NDPackerFan

    NDPackerFan Cheesehead

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    Actually, I do cheer for the Bears twice a year - vs. the Viqueens.

    I think with the addition of Benson, Muhammad, and getting Grossman back, they may be on to something there.
     
  13. Obi1

    Obi1 Cheesehead

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    Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 3:08 pm Post subject:

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    Miskito wrote;

    "That is pretty, cheap, ND. lol. Actually, quite of a stretch, too. That's ok. It'll turn around some day. Patience, patience. "

    Gee, I think the LAST 15 years was a TURNAROUND for the Packers. We are finally beginning to catch you guys and even the series a bit. Got a while to go yet before it evens out... So hope a few more years of beating the Bears and then, FAVRE retires...
     
  14. paxvogel

    paxvogel Cheesehead

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    A wedge of cheese, a layer of bratwurst and a beer on top. :D
     
  15. JBlood

    JBlood Cheesehead

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    Good point. I think we should all wear white smocks with yellow aprons and rubber boots, preferably with blood on them. Nobody would screw with us.

    [​IMG]LATEST PACKER ATTIRE
     
  16. Schmitty

    Schmitty Cheesehead

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    Hey digsthepack, im from Sheboygan. Its nice to see some old Sheboyganites on here. I don't like the meathead idea.
    [​IMG]
     
  17. CaliforniaCheez

    CaliforniaCheez Cheesehead

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    I've seen cheeseheads at the Olymipics in Japan! It has become a symbol. You cannot oppose it now. It goes with any outfit. They are worn at every away game and opponents cannot be offended by it. They can only ridicule it.
     
  18. PWT36

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    The Green Bay Packers really weren't named after meat packing workers. In 1919 during a chance meeting between Earl "Curly' Lambeau a former football star at Green Bay East High (He spent one year at Notre Dame under the great ND football coach, Knute Rockne) and George Calhoun, Sports Editor of The Green Bay Press-Gazette at a local Saloon. "Curly" told George how much he missed playing football. George Calhoun suggested He and Curly form a town football team. An Ad was placed in Press-Gazette asking local football players to come to the P.G. office the following week to form a team. It was done, Curly was selected captain of the team and Goerge Calhoun business manager. How ever the new town team needed money and place to play games and practice. Curly went to his employer at the Acme Packing Company and asked the Company boss to sponsor this new team. His boss agreed and gave "Curly" money ($500) to buy the Football equipment and gave permission to use the field behind the plant for the team to practice and play games on. With one stipulation the Packing company 's name must be on the jersey. "Acme Packers" was printed on the Green Bay Town Football team blue-Gold jerseys. Acme Packing Company folded before the Packers first season ended. However, a second comapny picked up sponsorship of the Packers in 1920. The Packers played a independent schedule in its first two year made of town teams in Wi. and upper Michigan. Green Bay packers trounced most of it's opposition by big margins. Around 1920 The American Professional Association was being formed (now call NFL) in Canton Ohio. In 1921 "Curly' decided the Green Bay Packers should apply for a Franchise. Curly's boss at Indian Packing Company agreed to pay $250 franchise fee. The Green Bay Packers (Indian Packing Company) were granted a franchise in the NFL. In 1922 Curly and George decided a more stable financial base was needed and a better organization was needed to insure success in the NFL. So a Green Ba y lawyer drew up the incorporation papers of the(Non profit) Green Bay Profession al Football Corporation (now Green Bay Packers, Inc.) The Incorporation papers were filed with the State of Wi. to fund this new Corporation 1500 shares of Corporation stock were offered at $5.00 per share. These shares would not increase in value and would not give any dividends to the Packer shareholder. Thus the Packers have never had a rich owner and still operated(since 1922) as a non profit Public Coporation. And can never be moved from Green Bay, unless the Team would go into Bankrupcy and then be taken over by NFL. I guess, I got carried away by the unique Green Bay Story, how this the smallest city in major league sports has a franchise in the number one league in professional sports in USA and why Packer franchise should be called the Packers not meatheads or cheeseheads. As Paul Harvey says: "Now you know, the rest of the Story."
     
  19. Ryan

    Ryan Cheesehead

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    Wow I knew having PWT around here would come in handy someday :p thanks PWT that was great. And the Paul Harvey closing was perfect!
     
  20. CaliforniaCheez

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    One added point. Should the Corporation ever discontinue any left over proceeds are to be donated to the the VFW(Veterans of Foriegn Wars).

    Being a Vet I like that clause even though the Packers will remain and thrive under the new revenue sharing CBA. Only due to its relationship with its fans is a small local market team able to compete in revenue(Far ahead of each of the New York teams).

    No one can ever question motivations of the organization.
     
  21. PackerCoz

    PackerCoz Cheesehead

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    I make a motion to name PWT our "Packer Forum Historian". Anybody else want to second the motion? Ryan, whatcha think? Just an idea... That post PWT just made was tremendous... :agree:
     
  22. calicheesehead

    calicheesehead Cheesehead

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    A Brat Hat with Sauerkraut as hair! Not bad. Maybe the Brat Hat is insulated and large enough to Pack an extra 6er in it. Could work! :lol:
     
  23. PackerChick

    PackerChick Cheesehead

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    You can catch that show on TV Land. Who can forget?
    I prefer to be a cheesehead myself.
     
  24. PackerCoz

    PackerCoz Cheesehead

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    I agree PC... I would rather be called a "cheesehead" than to be called "horny" (Vi-queen fan)...
     
  25. Ryan

    Ryan Cheesehead

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    I can make him a special "rank", like my "Site Admin" - "PackerForum.com Historian" :)
     

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