1. Welcome to Green Bay Packers NFL Football Forum & Community!
    Packer Forum is one of the largest online communities for the Green Bay Packers.

    You are currently viewing our community forums as a guest user.

    Sign Up or

    Having an account grants you additional privileges, such as creating and participating in discussions. Furthermore, we hide most of the ads once you register as a member!

Is it wierd

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Bus Cook, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. Bus Cook

    Bus Cook You're never alone with a schizophrenic

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2013
    Messages:
    464
    Ratings:
    +226
    No not that I have a Justin Bieber poster in my bedroom, but that I have a certain affinity for ex packers?
    When Kampman went to Jacksonville, I watched the games and in pulling for him, I was pulling for the Jags. Didn't affect the Packers. When Rivera went to the cowboys, I was pulling for him there and thus the gurls. I hope Jennings does well in Minnesota. I hope Flynn enjoys his spot on the bench. To me, that makes me a Packer fan in the sense that when a Packer moves on, I still have a soft spot for him, as he was a part of the Packers. When we play those teams, I'm all packers, but I don't find the two things mutually exclusive.

    Leave our former QB out of this to make it non emotional.
     
  2. NorthWestCheeseHead

    NorthWestCheeseHead Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,106
    Ratings:
    +370
    I don't give people another thought once they leave the team. That to me makes me a Packer fan.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. buggybill2003

    buggybill2003 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    May 22, 2012
    Messages:
    3,127
    Ratings:
    +1,772
    I agree with you NWCH, as long as those players don`t disrespect the organisation that gave them the chance in the first place.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. RockyRaccoon

    RockyRaccoon Day Tripper

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2013
    Messages:
    114
    Ratings:
    +67
    I don't think it's weird. I'll pull for a lot of former Packers, but not necessarily for their new teams. I'm pulling for Woody this season. I was pulling for Holmgren when he went to Seattle. Hell, I'd be pulling for Jennings if he hadn't run his mouth about #12 and our organization.

    At the end of the day, the NFL is a business. Players are going to come and go. Even if they end up playing for hated rivals, it's important to remember the good things they did for our organization. I don't hate Lombardi because he left and went to Washington. I love Lombardi for taking our nearly doomed football team and building one of the great dynasties in NFL history.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  5. NorthWestCheeseHead

    NorthWestCheeseHead Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,106
    Ratings:
    +370
    I don't dislike the people that leave in any way, shape, or form. I just don't find them to be worth my time anymore. I wish them well in their future endeavors, but beyond that I'm rather apathetic towards them. I agree that it is also not weird to feel the way the OP does, I know a fair amount of people that are like that. But I don't think it "makes" anyone a fan of an organization. The people that leave cease representing the organization the moment they leave.
     
  6. PFanCan

    PFanCan That's MISTER Cheesehead, to you.

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    1,509
    Ratings:
    +858
    Yes, you're weird.

    :p
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  7. 12theTruth

    12theTruth Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    It depends. I followed and actually rooted for a player you do not wish us to talk about when that player went to his first team after the Packers.

    Also does anyone remember Edgar Bennett going to the Bears at the end of his career? Didn't really root for him as a Bear but you sure didn't see much of a furor but it was also before the advent of social networking via facebook, etc.

    I rooted for the awesome Antonio Freeman even when he wasn't a Packer. As a whole though these rooting interests are a small blip on the radar as my allegiances are with the Green and Gold forever and for always. It is different (as RockyRacoon stated) in rooting for a player individually than a team as a whole, you see this a considerably amount more due to fantasy football anyways.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 22, 2013
    • Like Like x 1
  8. buggybill2003

    buggybill2003 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    May 22, 2012
    Messages:
    3,127
    Ratings:
    +1,772
    Go and stand in the corner facing the wall, and THINK about what you have done wrong you bad boy !!! :mad:
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  9. weeds

    weeds Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2004
    Messages:
    2,107
    Ratings:
    +1,058
    I've never really been a "fan", I guess, of individual players - except maybe Lofton to a degree. I guess I'm a "sum-of-the-parts" type guy. I don't know why and sure can't explain it really...but, once one of the parts leaves and a new part is in place, I don't give too much thought to the old part.

    I usually end up siding with and liking the guys on the business end of this thing ... Ron Wolf, Holmgren, Harlan, Thompson, McCarthy .... it doesn't get any more non-emotional than that. Haha.... even as a kid and someone who played the game a three levels, I just never got into the (forgive me) hero-worship thing afforded athletes.

    Phft, that's just me though.
     
  10. Dan115

    Dan115 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2005
    Messages:
    1,774
    Ratings:
    +481



    three levels,= high school,college and pro?
     
  11. weeds

    weeds Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2004
    Messages:
    2,107
    Ratings:
    +1,058
    Are you kidding??? :) Dan, I only laugh because I got the sh*t kicked out of me in one year at a D3 level and hung it up. I was born and raised in a drinking town with a football problem back in the 70's. The crazy madness begins (or at least began) at 6th grade. Nooooo... I was a slow white farm boy, make no mistake about it. :)

    I didn't mean to infer that I was anything but well, what I call a hacker...
     
  12. Dan115

    Dan115 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2005
    Messages:
    1,774
    Ratings:
    +481

    Ok, you sound on par with my football career. I was a good high school player in a small Minn farm town.
     
  13. buggybill2003

    buggybill2003 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    May 22, 2012
    Messages:
    3,127
    Ratings:
    +1,772
    Jeez Dan, be thankful you never got any better or you could have ended up as a Viking player :roflmao:.
     
  14. Dan115

    Dan115 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2005
    Messages:
    1,774
    Ratings:
    +481


    LOL no way LOL I just got off a vike page on facebook --- They think they are so great with the most division championships, and yet they don't mention the super bowls. LOL
     
  15. weeds

    weeds Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2004
    Messages:
    2,107
    Ratings:
    +1,058
    I like the Viking fans who say that they DO have an NFL championship (and they do), however, that "NFL Championship" doesn't mean squat when your team loses the last game of the year. The year they lost to KC in the Super Bowl which was the last year ( I believe) where there was an NFL and an AFL. What they fail to mention is that the merger had already taken place in everything but the name.
     
  16. Dan115

    Dan115 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2005
    Messages:
    1,774
    Ratings:
    +481
    Many vike fans say Packer championships won before 1961 should NOT count. LOL
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  17. weeds

    weeds Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2004
    Messages:
    2,107
    Ratings:
    +1,058
    I liked coaching that very same crazy grade school program more than I liked playing. Loved those kids, the majority of the parents (even back then), not so much.
     
  18. Dan115

    Dan115 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2005
    Messages:
    1,774
    Ratings:
    +481
    I have seen games called because of parents in the face of officials.
     
  19. buggybill2003

    buggybill2003 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    May 22, 2012
    Messages:
    3,127
    Ratings:
    +1,772
    I hate people who argue about sport :roflmao:
     
  20. ThxJackVainisi

    ThxJackVainisi Lifelong Packers Fanatic

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2011
    Messages:
    3,731
    Ratings:
    +2,826
    LOL. This looks to me to be all about the former QB you'd like us to ignore. The subtext here IMO is 'See, it's not so weird I HATE Ted Thompson because I loved the former QB so much I rooted for him instead of the Packers after he left’. And yes, that IMO was weird.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  21. lambeaulambo

    lambeaulambo Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Messages:
    537
    Ratings:
    +180
    I simply cannot root for Jennings after he ran his mouth. The Driver thing too - I was flabbergasted. When I was a kid, I am trying to remember but I think it was a player named Bruce Clark or something close to that refused to play for Green Bay after they drafted him in the first round. I had discontent for him as a fan from the giddy up and go. The Reggie White in Carolina thing really bothered me for some reason. I really loved the minister.
    This is a great idea for a thread. It really does depend upon the player - it depends on personal opionion or experience.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  22. Bus Cook

    Bus Cook You're never alone with a schizophrenic

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2013
    Messages:
    464
    Ratings:
    +226
    I was a packer fan before our former QB threw his first pass and TT came out of the closet. Nice try though.
     
  23. weeds

    weeds Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2004
    Messages:
    2,107
    Ratings:
    +1,058
    Jack, let's take him at face value and NOT talk about he whose name shall not be mentioned. ;) The sun shines soooo much brighter when we don't. :)
     
  24. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Messages:
    16,642
    Ratings:
    +2,951
    Came out of the closet?
     
  25. weeds

    weeds Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2004
    Messages:
    2,107
    Ratings:
    +1,058
    You just have to poke the hornet's nest... LMFAO. :sneaky: Heh heh heh ....
     

Share This Page